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DATE

Tuesday, July 14

TIME

12:30 – 2 pm ET

Meet the Speakers



Douglas Cifu

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Virtu Financial

Douglas Cifu is the Chief Executive Officer of Virtu Financial and was a co-founder of Virtu in 2008. Previously, he was a partner at the international law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. At Paul Weiss, Mr. Cifu served as a member of the Management Committee, Deputy Chair of the Corporate Department and co-head of the Private Equity Group.

He is recognized in Chambers USA and Legal 500 as a leading mergers and acquisitions lawyer for buyouts and private equity transactions. In 2006, Private Equity International listed him among the 30 most influential lawyers currently working in global private equity, citing his expertise in technology-driven sectors. He has been recognized by Crain’s New York Business in its “Technology 100,” a listing of the top 100 people working in technology in the New York area.

He serves on the board of directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the board of visitors of Columbia College at Columbia University.

Mr. Cifu earned his J.D. at Columbia Law School in 1990 and his B.A. magna cum laude from Columbia University in 1987.



Kevin Warsh

Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Former Member of the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System

Kevin Warsh is a monetary policy expert and economist who served the United States in the Federal Reserve and the White House, and whose insights are sought by Central Banks around the world. Most notably, he was hired by the Bank of England, where he issued an independent report proposing reforms in the conduct of monetary policy in the United Kingdom. Parliament recently adopted the report’s recommendations.

Kevin Warsh serves as the Shepard Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He advises several private and public companies, including service on the board of directors of UPS.  Warsh is also a member of the Group of Thirty (G30). He played a significant role in stabilizing the economy during the U.S. financial crisis. His authoritative and enlightening presentations on both domestic and international economic issues are helping audiences and corporations understand how U.S. and foreign monetary policy impacts large and small businesses, as well as individuals. Warsh is particularly well-positioned to explain the risks and rewards of Brexit, as well as economic strategy under this U.S. administration.



Joseph Terranova

Senior Managing Director,
Virtus Investment Partners

Joseph M. Terranova is a Senior Managing Director for Virtus Investment Partners, an asset management firm with more than $80 billion under management (Nasdaq: VRTS). In that role, which he has filled since 2014, he works with Virtus’ investment management teams and the financial advisors who market the company’s investment products, providing insight into the domestic and global investing landscape for such asset classes as equities, commodities, fixed income and currencies.

He joined the predecessor firm Phoenix Investment Partners in 2008 after 18 years at MBF Clearing Corp., rising to Director of Trading. As such, Mr. Terranova managed more than 300 traders and support staff for MBF, one of the New York Mercantile Exchange’s largest firms. His work was featured in the June 2004 issue of Futures magazine. Mr. Terranova is perhaps best known for his risk management skills, honed while overseeing MBF’s proprietary trading operations during calamitous times for the US markets, including the first Gulf War, the 1998 Asian financial crisis, 9/11, and the collapse of Amaranth Advisors. During those times there was never a loss at MBF due to market anomalies.

Previously, Mr. Terranova worked at Swiss Banking Corp. and J.P. Morgan Securities. He has been an ensemble member of the CNBC franchise since 2008 and frequently contributes to its “Squawk Box” program. He is the author of “Buy High, Sell Higher” (Hachette, 2012), a book about the “new rules” of investing. He also founded and fully funds South Nassau Rock, a nonprofit that serves children who play travel baseball and travel ice hockey.

Mr. Terranova earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University in New York.

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