Cutter Associates' Public Funds Roundtable is an exclusive, member-only event designed specifically for investment professionals at Public Funds. The Roundtable brings together senior leaders from across the Public Fund community, allowing them to connect with like-minded peers and share solutions and insights regarding the unique challenges faced by public funds. Based on member feedback, topics for this meeting include:
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.
Lisa Masten has more than 20 years of experience in the investment management industry, leading projects and designing solutions in the areas of performance and attribution, data management, market data administration, portfolio analytics, and investment accounting. Lisa leads Cutter Associates’ Data and Performance practice, where she advises and designs operating models, selects systems, and implements business and technology solutions. She also organizes the Implementation practice for Cutter, including leading development of its adaptable delivery framework and project toolkit.
Prior to joining Cutter, Lisa was a Senior Manager at Invesco, where she managed a global team responsible for designing and implementing data, performance, and accounting solutions. She has held roles implementing and supporting processes and technology across the front, middle and back office at multiple asset management firms. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts in finance and computer science from North Central College in Illinois.
Bran Pathmanaban brings more than 15 years of financial services industry experience to his current role as a Senior Research Analyst at Cutter Associates. Bran has worked across the buy side and sell side at various firms, including Credit Suisse, Aegon Asset Management, and ABRDN. Most recently, he worked in the Wealth and Asset Management practice of KPMG,where he specialized in ESG. At KPMG, he advised investment managers on the regulatory impacts of ESG, including Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Bran focuses on ESG trends and impacts within the wealth and asset management sector and helps clients on their ESG journeys. Bran earned a master’s degree in management from Manchester Business School and an MBA from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain.
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.