Samantha Kappagoda was a Speaker at the Independent Directors Council Webinar – The Nuts and Bolts of AI: A Primer for Fund Directors

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Samantha Kappagoda, Chief Economist of Risk Economics® and Independent Director/Trustee of Credit Suisse Mutual Funds, was invited to speak at the Independent Directors Council (IDC) webinar – The Nuts and Bolts of Artificial Intelligence (AI): A Primer for Fund Directors – on May 1, 2024.

The session was moderated by David Blass, Partner at Simpson Thacher, and Samantha was joined by co-panelist Tim Persons, Principal, Digital Assurance and Transparency at PwC. The panel discussed implications for the asset management industry, how investment advisors are approaching the use of AI, and its potential impact on the oversight role of fund directors.

Samantha previously presented on AI and Asset Management: Considerations for Fund Boards at the 2023 IDC Fund Directors Conference in Chicago, as well as the joint IDC/MFDF event last month on Diversity and the Board of the Future. The IDC represents independent directors and trustees who serve on the boards of mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds and other registered investment companies.

Samantha Kappagoda was a Speaker on AI and Asset Management for Independent Directors Council

Samantha Kappagoda currently serves as an Independent Director / Trustee, Nominating Committee Chair, and Audit Committee Member of Credit Suisse Mutual Funds, which are comprised of two closed-end funds (NYSE: DHY and CIK) and six open-end funds investing in commodity, quantitative and high yield and credit strategies. She is also Chief Economist and Co-Founder of Risk Economics® and Visiting Scholar at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences NYU, advising research activities at RiskEcon® Lab for Decision Metrics @ Courant Institute.

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