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Exploring the Future of Asset Management: Insights from the SEC’s Upcoming Conference

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management is gearing up to host its much-anticipated second annual Conference on Emerging Trends in Asset Management. Scheduled for Thursday, May 16, 2024, this event promises to be a cornerstone for professionals from various sectors within the asset management industry, including regulators and academics, to explore and discuss the dynamic landscape of asset management.

Key Details of the SEC Asset Management Conference

The conference will be held at the SEC headquarters, welcoming in-person and online attendees via a live webcast available at The event will span from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, ensuring a full day of comprehensive discussions and networking opportunities. Participants are encouraged to register by May 14, 2024, to secure their spot either in person or online. For those unable to attend on the day, the conference will be archived on the SEC website for future access.

Conference Themes and Discussions

Exploring Current and Future Asset Management Trends

This year’s conference will delve into several critical areas within asset management:

  • Innovations in Asset Management Products and Strategies: This session will explore the latest innovations and the evolution of asset management products, highlighting how they adapt to changing market conditions and client needs.
  • Historical and Projected Trends in Asset Management: A reflective look at the developments in the field over the years, combined with forward-looking predictions about global asset management trends.
  • The Impact of Technology on Asset Management: Discuss how technological advancements are reshaping investment strategies and operations in the asset management sector.
  • Regulatory Developments and Their Implications: Insights into recent regulatory changes and their impact on asset management practices, featuring perspectives from key regulators.

Distinguished Speakers and Leaders

Guidance from Industry Leaders

The conference will feature distinguished speakers, including SEC Chair Gary Gensler and Natasha Vij Greiner, the Director of the Division of Investment Management. Along with other division staff, they will provide invaluable insights into the regulatory landscape and its interplay with asset management strategies.

Role of the Division of Investment Management

Advancing Regulatory Policies in Asset Management

The Division of Investment Management is pivotal in administering key legislation, such as the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. The division is instrumental in developing regulatory policies for a wide array of entities, including mutual funds, money market funds, and exchange-traded funds. Their ongoing work ensures that the evolving needs of the investment community are met with informed and effective regulatory responses.

Stakeholders are encouraged to visit the Division’s webpage for more details about its activities and to gain deeper insights into asset management. With its rich agenda and expert panels, this conference is poised to foster dialogue, disseminate knowledge, and perhaps even set the stage for future regulatory frameworks and investment strategies in the asset management industry.

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