Gina McCafferty has 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. She served at Cutter from 1999 to 2011 as Principal and Managing Director of CutterResearch, and she was instrumental in growing that business. Gina returned to Cutter in 2017, and established and ran the company’s Wealth Management research division. In 2019, she was appointed to Head of Research, responsible for Asset Management and Wealth Management product development and delivery to over 200 member firms around the globe. Gina was previously at Investit Ltd., where she served for six years as head of the company’s research service. Prior to that, she held senior positions at DST International with product responsibility for their global accounting and performance measurement systems, and at SunGard as Vice President of Client Services for their securities trading products.
Arnie Wachs, Head of Consulting at Cutter Associates, brings extensive business and technical knowledge to the role, with over 30 years of investment management industry experience. Arnie advises clients on their strategic technology direction, data governance practices, trading platforms and practices, portfolio management tools, and operational organization, as well as data management architecture, tools, and practices. He has extensive experience working for investment management firms, financial software vendors, and consulting firms, in roles that included business analyst, developer, system architect, development management, project management, product management, sales, and executive positions. He has a deep understanding of investment management system use and design. He also leads the firm’s Technology and Architecture practice.
Prior to joining Cutter, Arnie worked for ITG, where he led the product management efforts for the development of the next-generation OEMS platform. Prior roles include Head of Equity Systems at BlackRock Solutions, Senior Product Manager at Charles River Development, and Vice President at Fidelity Investments, where he designed and developed the firm’s global trading platforms. Arnie also led efforts at State Street Global Advisors to create an enterprise-wide, cross-asset class security and benchmark master. He holds a Bachelor of Science in physics from Clarkson University.
Ravi is a Director and Head of Investments IT for AFALC Global Investments, a subsidiary of AFLAC Inc.
Ravi joined AFLAC Global Investments in 2013 as Head of Risk IT and took over all of Investments IT in 2016. In addition to Investments IT, Ravi is responsible for Transformation Initiatives for Corporate Division of AFLAC that includes RPA, Workflows and Cloud Center of Excellence. Prior to this, Ravi was the Chief Strategist for Prime Finance and Futures Tech at Citigroup. He has 27 years of experience in Finance industry.
Jim Seeth is Director of Robotic Process Automation at Genworth’s Investment group. He joined the firm in 2004. Jim is managing the automation program for the Investment group and he and his team are responsible for governance, prioritization, development, and support for automation of key investment processes. Jim’s responsibilities also include managing a team of RPA developers and ensuring the automation program meets the standards set forth by the broader Genworth RPA program. Jim has worked in several posts over the years at Genworth, including roles in compliance, reporting, investment systems, and commercial real estate. Jim earned his B.A. in Finance from the University of Connecticut.