John Clark is an Executive Director at Cutter Associates and has more than 30 years of experience in the investment management industry. Formerly the CEO of Cutter, John is integral in helping to grow Cutter's research membership and consulting business in the European and US markets.. As the former head of Cutter’s Consulting division, John still actively participates in consulting projects, as a trusted client advisor for high-level planning and strategy, including setting priorities and managing capital investments. John also provides expert oversight and guidance on more complex strategy engagements. John’s experience covers all aspects of investment management. John is well known in the industry and is sought out to speak at industry conferences and events. He has also been quoted in many industry periodicals. Prior to joining Cutter Associates, John held senior roles as President and COO for several software companies, including DST Belvedere, Longview Group, and SunGard. John holds a B.A. from Tufts University.
Amy Kandravy is a Client Services Executive with 28 years’ experience in business development, financial services technology and customer relationship management (CRM). Amy spent over 23 years in various roles with Fiserv Investment Services and has played integral roles in their transformation from Security APL, CheckFree and the recent majority acquisition from Fiserv to Tegra118. In Amy’s most recent role as Vice President, Client Service Management, she was accountable for the client experience, operational health for the front / middle / back office for all accounts while leading a team of service directors and consultants. Amy has also led complex programs, shaping the clients’ experience through organization remodeling. Amy also held the roles of Vice President, National Accounts and Vice President, Asset Manager Segment. The progression in various leadership roles was attributed to her passion for a client centric culture and influenced by her tenure spent within Product Management. As Vice President, Product Management Amy was accountable for implementing tools and processes to drive new and existing products. These enhancements were delivered through her leadership in research, pricing, fees, profitability, voice of the customer, user groups, analysis and reporting. Amy started her career in financial services at State Street Research in 1991 before moving to Security APL in 1996. Every position she has held in her career has had a strong customer relations component, and she achieves the highest professional satisfaction by driving change and influencing others to create a culture of delivering excellence in client services.
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.
Shankar Subramanian has over 25 years of industry experience in investment management and technology solutions. Shankar has a deep understanding of investment data management, portfolio management, risk management, investment accounting, and alternative investments. At Cutter Associates, he heads the Risk and Compliance practice, helping client with investment risk management, and asset allocation, as well as providing support for compliance with consulting on trading forensics, communication surveillance, regulatory reporting, and guideline compliance. He advises on, and designs, operating models, selects systems, and implements business and technology solutions. He also leads development of Cutter’s alternative investments practices and the firm’s efforts to provide thought leadership and strategic and tactical advice to asset owner clients.
Prior to joining Cutter, Shankar held senior roles at IBM Global Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), advising clients and leading global delivery teams in large engagements. Shankar holds a Bachelor of Science in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and an MBA in finance and information systems from the Indian Institute of Management.