Optimizing Investment Performance Data

Recorded On: 09/15/2021

Market turmoil has investment managers tracking and accounting for increased risks and has investors looking for timely portfolio updates.  At the same time, firms are ramping up the use of data and analytics when making investment decisions.  Our panel of industry experts will discuss how to strengthen your firm's measurement of investment performance, including ESG analysis, using data to make investment decisions and the impact of COVID-19. 

Who Should Attend: Investment professionals, data and analytics teams.

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NICSA is pleased to offer this webinar learning activity to attendees who are seeking CPE credits. 1 CPE unit may be available for attendees of this webinar. The webinar requires no advanced preparation, no pre-requisite study and is appropriate for all who have a basic understanding of the investment management industry.

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CPEs Earned: 1
CPE Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None

Due to this program being offered free of charge, there will be no refunds issued.

Questions or Cancellations: Please contact Jordan DeBettencourt at 508.683.1618.

Ulf Herbig

Head of Product


Benjamin Gauthier



Benjamin is Partner in the Regulatory & Compliance Advisory Services team of PwC Luxembourg.

During these last 18 years, he supported professionals of the fund management industry (UCITS, UCITS like, Hedge funds, Real estate and Private Equity). His main areas of expertise and main achievements are connected to risk management, process review and improvement, set-up of management companies and selection/implementation of tools.

He is now leading the Managed Services initiative of PwC Luxembourg. As part of that initiative, we offer end-to-end services —from data collection to delivery— covering a wide range of topics: risk monitoring, KIID, AIFMD reporting, accounting, institutional investor reporting, FATCA/CRS etc).


Master’s degree equivalent (Bac+5) in Business Administration from the IAG Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)

FRM certificate (GARP)

Susanne Schartz



Susanne Schartz is the COO of SEQVOIA, a Luxembourg FinTech developing innovative data management solutions for the Financial industry, where she leads the IT & Development, Customer Experience, and Legal & Compliance functions.

SEQVOIA is an innovative company with a mission at the heart of the digital revolution: we strive to build technology that transforms the way our clients create and use data as an asset. Leveraging a strong track record in supporting the business processes of the market’s major firms, we aim to accelerate their transformation towards data-driven organizations. SEQVOIA specializes in digitalizing manual processes to successfully manage product lifecycle and integrate quality data into your product value chain. With built-in compliance checks and full audit trail guaranteeing clear ownership, asset managers achieve better data governance, operational streamlining, lower compliance risk and - most importantly – higher investment performance.

Susanne has more than 20 years of experience in the Luxembourg asset management industry. During this time, she held different roles within operations and product. Throughout her career, she gathered extensive experience in defining and deploying technology within operational and regulatory contexts. Susanne is passionate about using data and technology to create business processes that allow analysis to drive performance.

A German native, Susanne lives in Luxembourg and speaks German, English, French and some Luxembourgish. She lived in Canada, the UK and the US for her education and enjoys the inherently Global nature of life in Luxembourg.

Laura Lutton

Head of Asset Management Solutions


Laura Lutton is head of asset management solutions for Morningstar, Inc., where she leads sales- and product-development strategies for Morningstar’s asset manager client segment.

Before assuming her current role in 2019, Lutton was the North American practice leader, manager research, for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. There she directed the firm’s manager research analyst teams in the United States and Canada.

Lutton was a leader on the Manager Research team for more than a decade, previously heading asset-class teams, as well as the firm’s parent research and ratings on mutual fund firms. She is also a founding member of Morningstar’s Women’s Initiative and currently serves as the group’s executive sponsor in the U.S.

Lutton joined Morningstar in 1999 as an equity analyst and moved to the fund research team in 2001. Before joining Morningstar, Lutton was the Chicago bureau chief for American Banker.

Lutton holds a bachelor’s degree in government and international studies from Colby College and a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Chris Fisher




09/15/2021 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
09/15/2021 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
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