Modernizing Vendor Management and Strategic Partnership Models

Includes a Live Event on 09/23/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

Industry conversations regarding vendor governance continue to take a front seat as strategic partnership trends continue on an upward trajectory. To what extent are diversity and inclusion policies and metrics factored into due diligence processes? Learn what industry leaders are doing to ensure their vendor governance and oversight models are modernized, effort-efficient, and effective in 2021 and beyond. How has COVID19 impacted outsourcing trends and vendor oversight?


Learning objectives:

  • -Incorporating D&I into vendor selection/management
  • -Hear recent supplier diversity survey takeaways
  • -Strategic outsourcing partnership trends
  • -The critical role of legal and compliance teams 

Who should attend?

Business-line managers with vendor management responsibilities, legal and compliance professionals, industry service firm executives

Jennifer Hoopes (Moderator)

Senior Managing Director and General Counsel, Foreside

Ms. Hoopes is responsible for Foreside’s international business and product expansion to support
Foreside’s non-U.S. clients. She regularly assists non-U.S. asset managers to navigate the U.S. and
design successful approaches for entering the market. She also works with U.S. managers to help them
understand the differences between U.S. and non-U.S. distribution and compliance matters. She
recently returned from a posting in London where she opened Foreside’s first European office. Ms.
Hoopes also serves as General Counsel for Foreside and is responsible for providing assessment,
oversight and management of, and counsel on, all legal issues, risk exposure, and regulatory compliance
for Foreside and its 24 subsidiaries, including 20 registered broker-dealers. Ms. Hoopes has particular
expertise in the intersection of fund distribution and regulatory compliance obligations.
Ms. Hoopes has served on multiple FINRA committees as both an elected and appointed member and
presents regularly at conferences and on webinars on broker-dealer, fund and asset manager matters.

Mrinalini Sud

Senior Manager, EY

Mrinalini is a Senior Manager within EY’s Financial Services Business Consulting practice with over 10 years of extensive experience serving financial services clients in both Americas and Asia. During this time, she has assisted several clients on large scale finance transformation projects spanning Vendor Management, Sourcing, Procurement and Accounts Payables functions. Through her work, Mrinalini routinely engages with Chief Financial Officers and Finance Executives on critical “top of the mind” finance management issues including the vendor management lifecycle. Her projects have included organizational strategy development, current state assessments, target operating model designs, business process reengineering efforts to drive cost efficiencies alongside risk management. She is a Six Sigma Green Belt certified professional who brings strong process excellence disciplines, such as lean, value stream mapping and process standardization to her projects. Prior to joining EY, Mrinalini worked with one of the largest global banks where she was instrumental in setting up their Global Procurement department. Mrinalini holds a Masters in Accounting degree from University of Virginia. She is a CPA, licensed from the state of Virginia and has been with EY since 2012.

Mrinalini actively leads the development of EY’s thought leadership around vendor management issues amongst financial services clients. Most recently, she led the most comprehensive targeted study in the market on Sourcing, Procurement, Accounts Payable and T&E practices involving the top global banks and asset managers. The study also focused on Supplier Diversity program maturity, alignment, practices and issues across the Wealth and Asset Managers.


09/23/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
09/23/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
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1.00 CPE Credits credit  |  Certificate available
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