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 Export to Your Calendar 6/15/2017
When: June 15th, 2017
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What Women in ETFs members can do to stand up, be noticed and take action!
THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017 
US/CANADA: 9am PT  |  11am CT  |  12pm ET

5pm WET  |  6pm CET 
Please join Women in ETFs as we listen in to our 5 fearless founders: Joanne Hill, Debbie Fuhr, Michelle Mikos, Sue Thompson and Linda Zhang opine on actionable ideas and lessons learned from their own experiences and in their own words.

All of us on the leadership team have such a passion for Women in ETFs, the organization, the people and the opportunity. International Women’s Day, The Fearless Girl statue on Wall Street and the UN Sustainable Development Goals have brought a lot of attention to WHY diverse leadership teams are important, so let’s capitalize on momentum and actually drive it. As women in one of the more progressive, resourceful, and innovative sectors within financial services, let’s discuss deploying these same traits to mobilize relatable discussions across the industry and real progress.

The fact is that Women in ETFs (with over 3000 female and male members) is in the best position to be real stewards of change. We will discuss our mission of connecting, supporting and inspiring and what we can to help drive change. We have designed this webcast to get into the specifics of how each and every one of us can make a difference. We are lucky to have our founders who have walked the walk and who will offer up guidance and advice on ways we can make an immediate change.

Join us and be part of the movement!
Joanne M. Hill, Ph.D
Joanne Hill has worked with ProShares since 2009 as Head of Institutional Investment Strategy, focusing on ETF research and education. She also serves as Chief Advisor for Research and Strategy at CBOE Vest Financial. Prior to joining ProShares, Dr. Hill spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs, where she was a Managing Director leading global equity index and derivatives research and advising institutional investors on strategies using index and risk management tools.

A recognized leader in the financial industry, Dr. Hill is a recipient of the William F. Sharpe Indexing Lifetime Achievement Award and has published extensively on quantitative investment topics, index products, and derivatives. Dr. Hill is a co-author (along with Dave Nadig and Matt Hougan) of A Comprehensive Guide to Exchange-Tra ded Funds (ETFs) published by the CFA Institute Research Foundation. She serves on the board and heads the research committee for the "Q" Group and the CFA Institute Research Foundation. She serves on the editorial board of the Financial Analysts Journal and Journal of Index Investing.

Dr. Hill was a Founding Member and Co-President of Women in ETFs where she currently serves on their board. Money Management Executive named Dr. Hill one of the ten inaugural recipients of the Top Women in Asset Management Awards. Joanne serves on the Investment Committee of the Montgomery County Public School Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution pension plans. Prior to her career on Wall Street, she was on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and she has a Ph.D. in Finance from Syracuse University.
Deborah Fuhr 
Deborah Fuhr is the managing partner and co-founder of ETFGI, an independent research and consultancy firm launched in 2012 in London offering the following 8 research subscription services:
  • ETFGI annual research service – paid subscription
  • ETFGI annual review of institutions and mutual funds that use ETFs and ETPs – paid subscription
  • ETFGI Active ETF landscape annual report service – paid subscription
  • ETFGI Smart Beta ETF Landscape annual report service – paid subscription
  • ETFGI & Kreab 2017 ETF Trading and Market Structure Conference – June 7 New York City - Paid
  • ETFGI EM and FM report – paid subscription
  • ETFGI monthly Highlights – free subscription
  • ETFGI weekly newsletter – free subscription
Previously, she served as global head of ETF research and implementation strategy and as a managing director at BlackRock/Barclays Global Investors from 2008 – 2011. Fuhr also worked as a managing director and head of the investment strategy team at Morgan Stanley in London from 1997 – 2008, and as an associate at Greenwich Associates.

Deborah Fuhr was the recipient of the 2014 William F. Sharpe Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding and lasting contributions to the field of index investing, the Nate Most Greatest Contributor to the ETF industry award at the 11th annual awards dinner in 2015, the Lifetime achievement award in 2015. She has been named as one of the “100 Most Influential Women in Finance” by Financial News in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009, 2008 and 2007, and as one of the “10 to Watch in 2014” by Rep. magazine and

Ms Fuhr won the award for the Greatest Overall Contribution to the development of the Global ETF industry in the survey in 2011 and 2008 and received an award for her contribution to the ETF sector at the annual closed end funds and ETF event in New York and was featured in the Investors Chronicle’s list of “150 people that can make you money” in 2010. Ms Fuhr frequently writes articles for various publications including: Financial News, ETFI Asia, CityWire, FT Advisor, Pensions and Investments, IPE: Investments and Pensions Europe, Focus -World Federation of Exchanges and the Financial Times.

Ms Fuhr is one of the founders and on the board of Women in ETFs, one of the founders and on the board of Women in ETFs EMEA chapter, is on the board of Cancer Research UK’s ‘Women of Influence’ initiative to support female scientists. Ms. Fuhr is on the editorial board of the Journal of Indexes (United States), Journal of Indexes (Europe), and Money Management Executive; the advisory board for the Journal of Index Investing; and the investment panel of experts for Portfolio Adviser, the FTSE ICB Advisory Committee, the International Advisory Committee for the Egyptian Exchange, and the University of Connecticut School of Business International Advisory Board. She holds a BS degree from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Michelle Mikos 
Michelle Mikos is an ETF Business Development Director for Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, a registered investment adviser that sponsors the PowerShares family of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Invesco PowerShares is Leading the Intelligent ETF Revolution®, a new generation of ETFs.

In her role, Michelle is responsible for providing exchange-traded product support across an array of channels, working primarily with broker/dealer ETF investment research analysts, product managers, and due diligence groups. Prior to this role, she held a position in sales management, supporting US retail distribution and business operations. Over her tenure at Invesco PowerShares, Michelle has been tied to and responsible for an array of operations related to product launches and product management, internal sales development and education and ETF web and educational resources for advisors.

Prior to joining Invesco PowerShares in April 2006, Michelle was an associate financial advisor with Morgan Stanley.

Michelle is active in ETF industry advocacy and education. She connects asset management industry education to campuses via several student mentorship volunteer organizations. In 2014, she co-founded Women in ETFs, an organization dedicated to fostering and supporting women’s careers in the ETF industry.

Michelle graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree with specialized focuses in Marketing and International Business, with an ancillary concentration in English. Michelle also holds the Series 7, 63, 79 and 24 registrations.
Sue Thompson 
Sue Thompson is the President and CEO of Thompson Peak Advisory, a consulting firm focused on asset managers and Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs). The firm’s consulting engagements have been concentrated on the ETF landscape, particularly in the area of distribution.

Mrs. Thompson serves as an Independent Trustee for Franklin Templeton’s ETF offerings. She is also on the Advisory Council of RobustWealth, a fintech firm specializing in solutions for RIAs. Mrs. Thompson served as a Senior Advisor to BlackRock, advising the firm on the ETF Investment Strategist, asset management and the RIA landscape. Previous to that, she was a Managing Director of BlackRock , where she headed the distribution teams focused on institutional asset managers, hedge funds, family offices and RIAs. Mrs. Thompson was also responsible for creating and developing the firm’s highly regarded Connect program.

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2007, Mrs. Thompson was a Principal at Vanguard, heading the national sales team focused on full service brokerage firms. She joined Vanguard in 1999 as Senior Counsel, specializing in tax law and structured products. Prior to joining Vanguard, Mrs. Thompson was an attorney at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP in California, in the public finance practice.

Mrs. Thompson is one of the founders of the industry group Women in ETFs (WE) and was the organization’s first co-President. She is also an active member of 100 Women in Hedge Funds. Mrs. Thompson was voted one of the top women in the fund management industry and has been a frequent contributor to various publications and media.

Mrs. Thompson earned a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Washington and a J.D. from the University of California, Davis. She is also a C.P.A. and holds her Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation through the Investment Management Consultants Association in conjunction with the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Linda Zhang, Ph.D 
Linda H Zhang, Ph.D, is the founder of Purview Investments, a firm specializing in ETF product innovation and ETF managed solutions. She has devoted her career to asset management, with extensive expertise in building ETF managed solution business, ETF research and execution, macro investment research and portfolio management. She was the Head of Investment Research and Senior PM at one of the leading ETF solution providers, Windhaven Investments. She came to the ETF ecosystem from an institutional asset manager MFS, as a PM for Global Multi-Asset, Absolute Return and Commodities strategies. Previously, she was a lead PM at BlackRock's Multi-Asset Solution Group and pioneered the global macro using derivatives and ETFs. She was the Head of Quant Strategy Group and the lead manager for the firm’s flagship Global Allocation Fund at State Street Research prior to the firm’s acquisition by Blackrock.

Dr. Zhang started her career as a quantitative analyst at Baring Asset Management, modeling security, sector, country, factor and investment style selection, conducting quantitative research in fixed income and risk modeling. Dr. Zhang is a co-founder of Women in ETFs, and currently a co-head for the Global Mentorship and Leadership Committee. She is a recipient of the Top Women in Asset Management Awards 2015 by Money Management Executive. She has spoken extensively about global investment and ETF topics in industry conferences, business media. She has published in Journal of Investing, CFA Digest, Journal of Alternative Investments and She is a member of The Economic Club of New York. Dr. Zhang received her B.A. from University of Regina, Canada, a Master's degree in Applied Economics and a Ph.D in Finance from University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She lives with her family in Manhattan, New York.

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