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Neil Riddles is the founder of Riddles Investment Consulting, LLC, providing GIPS consulting and verification services, performance measurement and risk consulting, as well as benchmarking advice. Previously, Neil served as Director of Performance Measurement for a large money manager specializing in international investments. He has held the positions of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Risk Officer of a smaller investment advisory firm. In the past, Mr. Riddles worked for a pension consulting firm and has worked on the floor of the American Stock Exchange with an options market making firm.
Since 1993, Neil has served on various committees, sub-committees, and working groups of the AIMR-PPS and GIPS. In September 2010 he completed a two year term as chairman of the GIPS Council and is currently serving as a member of the GIPS Executive Committee. He is on the Advisory Board of The Journal of Performance Measurement and is a past chairman of the CIPM Advisory Council. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement.
Neil is a frequent speaker and writer about investment performance and risk related topics.
Kamran Fotouhi is Managing Director of Regulatory and Advice for Capital Forensics, Inc. where he works directly with broker-dealers, investment advisors, and legal experts in providing advice and analysis related to internal reviews, investigations, customer complaints, and arbitration matters. Prior to joining Capital Forensics, Mr. Fotouhi was FINRA’s District 6 Surveillance Director and responsible for ensuring the regulatory compliance and oversight of 265 broker-dealers. His duties included oversite of broker-dealer examinations and ongoing surveillance utilizing data capture techniques and financial submissions to analyze and assess broker-dealers' finances, operations, risk controls, and sales practice conduct. Mr. Fotouhi has served as Compliance Liaison for First Clearing, LLC (an affiliate of Wells Fargo & Co) wherein he worked directly with senior management, legal and compliance in communicating and advising on compliance and risk related issues. He has also served as a Compliance Auditor for USAA Investment Management Company in San Antonio, TX and a Senior Compliance Examiner for the NASD in Dallas from 1997 to 2001. Kamran began his career in the financial industry as an Assistant Portfolio Manager in 1993 for First Commercial Capital Management and subsequently as a Financial Consultant for Merrill Lynch in 1994.
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