2019 Academic and Practitioner Symposium on Mutual Funds and ETFs

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    Co-hosted by the Investment Company Institute and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business' Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management. Please mark your calendars now! 

    Symposium Date and Location

    21-22 February 2019 
    UVA Darden                        
    Sands Family Grounds
    Arlington, VA

    (Easy access from Dulles International Airport and Reagan National Airport)


    Formal invitations, registration information, and an agenda will be emailed December 2018.

    Keynote Speaker: CFA Institute Sponsored Luncheon 

    Bill McNabb, Chairman and CEO, vanguard

    cfa logo 3F. William McNabb III is chairman and chief executive officer of Vanguard. Mr. McNabb joined Vanguard in 1986, became chief executive officer in 2008, and chairman of the board of directors and the board of trustees in 2010. Previously, he led each of Vanguard’s client-facing business divisions. Mr. McNabb is active in the investment management industry and serves as the chairman of the Investment Company Institute. He also serves as chairman of the board of directors of the Zoological Society of Philadelphia and on the board of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, the Wharton Leadership Advisory Board, and the Dartmouth Athletics Advisory Board. Mr. McNabb earned an A.B. at Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


    The one-day conference will consist of a lunch-time keynote speaker, two panel discussions and four invited academic papers. Academic papers will be presented by the author and will have a practitioner discussant and an academic discussant. 

    Panel Topics

    • ESG Investing 
    • Asset Management and Governance: Voting and Voice

    Papers to be Discussed


    • Practitioners from major mutual fund and ETF providers 
    • Academics whose research focuses on asset management 
    • Regulators and policymakers from SEC, Treasury, and others


    Aaron Fernstrom

    Shelly Antoniewicz