The Executive Forum is vital to understanding where DTCC and the industry are going. This year, there was a tremendous amount of valuable information about the “new normal,” with a lot of substance around what that means and where the industry, the government, the regulators, the politicians, the public and DTCC are moving - and we all need to be moving in the same direction. Don’s opening remarks were both visionary and challenging as he described his commitment to take DTCC to “the next level.” DTCC already sets the operating standards in our industry, and Don talked about raising the bar even further. It’s got me thinking about what that means for our organization.
- Robert Prigge, senior vice president, Trust Operations, Wells Fargo Bank
The panels and speakers were terrific. It was a very worthwhile day.
- Kenneth Rathgeber, executive vice president and chief compliance officer, Fidelity Funds
The program was terrific. It provided so much valuable, timely information that is critical to the industry, and the caliber of the speakers was outstanding. It was particularly helpful that so many top-of-breed industry professionals participated in the event. Highlights included the risk panel, which couldn’t have been more timely, and the discussions about Dodd-Frank as it relates to how we, as an industry, need to work together to adopt the new legislation. I had high expectations for the program - and it exceeded my expectations.
- Thomas Price, managing director, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
The Executive Forum continues to improve into its third year, with this year’s event once again providing a great opportunity to network with peers. Most importantly, considering the financial services industry, risk and reform landscape that we continue to experience, the forum provided the venue to gain insight and share information among industry experts representing all facets of our current environment and the coinciding challenges.
- Laurence Schmidt, executive vice president, UMB Bank