Elizabeth “Beth” LaGambina joined Cutter Associates in 2001 and now leads the firm’s membership services efforts and is a familiar face to our many members. Beth has over 20 years investment management industry experience and leads Cutter Associates’ client relationship efforts among our large member consortia. In addition, she looks after the member firms of our more specialized networks, such as the Executive Roundtables and the BlackRock Aladdin Peer Network, as well as our benchmarking clients. Prior to joining Cutter Associates, Beth served as shareholder communications manager at John Hancock Mutual Funds, where she was responsible for the development, print and production of shareholder communications for approximately one million mutual fund shareholders. She was also an instrumental member of the committee that developed the industry’s first plain-English prospectus. Beth attended Northeastern University.
With over 30 years of experience in the investment management industry, Arnold Wachs brings extensive business and technical knowledge to his dual role leading the Cutter Associates Consulting division, as well as the Data Management practice. Arnold advises Cutter clients on data governance and on data management tools, practices, and architecture. He also provides consultation on technology strategies, trading platforms and practices, portfolio management tools, and operational organization.
Prior to joining Cutter Associates, Arnold worked for a number of industry firms including ITG, BlackRock, Charles River Development, Fidelity Investments, and State Street Global Advisors. His experience includes executive roles in sales, product management, project management, and development management. He has also worked as a solution and system architect, business analyst, and developer, giving him a deep understanding of investment management system usage and design. Arnold holds a B.S. in Physics from Clarkson University.
Manish Ghayalod is Managing Director of the Investments Technology organization supporting the Portfolio Management, Trading, Investment, and Credit Risk teams at Charles Schwab Investment Management. In this role, he manages the firm’s software development life cycle including coordination, prioritization, and communication across business product areas. Manish joined Schwab in April 2016 from JPMorgan Chase Asset Management, where he was Global Head of Portfolio Management Technology in Multi-Asset Solutions from 2012 to 2016. Prior to JPMorgan, Manish was at Goldman Sachs for six years where he held various positions, most recently Vice President managing Credit Risk and Compliance Technology. Prior to that, he worked as an architect for the Securities Industry Automation Corporation, a subsidiary of the New York Stock Exchange. Manish earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Bombay in India, and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Florida. He is also a CFA Charterholder.