The line-up for Global Custodian’s Oxford Debates event in New York has been announced, with opponents set to argue for an against some of the biggest industry topics.
Blockchain, reference data utilities and consolidation among hedge fund administrators make up the themes of the event, set to be held on November 30th, at The Lighthouse Pier 61 in New York.
The event is free to attend, and you can register by clicking here.
The 20-minute debates will see industry experts take on the ‘for’ and ‘against’ arguments for each point, with the audience voting for the winner.
Smartstream’s VP, product management, Joe Turso will take on capital markets expert, and former senior analyst at Celent, Anshuman Jaswal, to debate whether utilities are the answer to reference data headaches for the treasury and capital markets industry.
The blockchain panel will see TABB Group’s Dayle Scher and Aite Group’s Gabriel Wang on whether the technology will completely transform the industry in the next three years.
The other debate will see two fund administrators go head-to-head on whether consolidation in the industry is good for the customer or not. SS&C’s managing director, fund services, Mike Sleightholme will be arguing ‘for’ the motion, while Jorge Hendrickson, SVP, head of sales and marketing at Opus Fund Services will argue ‘against’.
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