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Samantha Kappagoda was a Speaker at the Joint IDC/MFDF Event on Diversity and the Board of the Future

Samantha Kappagoda was a Speaker at the Joint IDC/MFDF Event on Diversity and the Board of the Future

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) / Mutual Fund Directors Forum (MFDF) joint event on Diversity and the Board of the Future, hosted by KPMG in New York City on April 25, 2024.

Samantha joined a panel entitled My Board Journey, moderated by Eddie Ramos, Independent Director of Calvert Funds, in which participants described their pathways to the boardroom and early experiences. Her fellow panelists were:

  • Sharmila Chatterjee Kassam, Independent Director of Calamos Investment Trust and
  • Thomas Melendez, Independent Director of SEI

Samantha previously presented on AI and Asset Management: Considerations for Fund Boards at the 2023 IDC Fund Directors Conference in Chicago. 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. MFDF also serves independent directors of mutual funds and other U.S. registered investment companies.

Samantha Kappagoda was a Speaker at the Joint IDC/MFDF Event on Diversity and the Board of the Future

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

About Risk Economics, Inc.
Risk Economics® specializes in economic analysis of risk and liability. It provides advisory services at the intersection of commercial business-process engineering and risk engineering with a particular focus on coupling commercial reinsurance and financial technology, through the rigorous application of agent-based, demographic, and statistical methodologies to microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis. The RiskEcon® client roster is diverse and includes governmental and quasi-governmental agencies, global insurance and reinsurance firms, leading law firms, technology firms, global banking institutions, asset management firms, multinational corporations with interests in natural resources, commodities, and energy, as well as government agencies and regulators. For additional information, please visit https://riskeconomicsinc.com/.

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Samantha Kappagoda was a Speaker on Artificial Intelligence in Asset Management: Considerations for Fund Boards

Samantha Kappagoda was a Speaker on Artificial Intelligence in Asset Management: Considerations for Fund Boards

Samantha Kappagoda, Chief Economist of Risk Economics and Independent Director/Trustee of Credit Suisse Mutual Funds, was invited to speak at the 2023 Independent Directors Council (IDC) Fund Directors Conference in Chicago on October 11-13, 2023.  The Independent Directors Council (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 joined a panel entitled Artificial Intelligence in Asset Management: Considerations for Fund Boards, moderated by Jennifer Murphy, Independent Director, Putnam Funds. Fellow panelists were:

  • Nathan Briggs, Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and
  • Deep Ratna Srivastav, SVP, Head of AI and Digital Transformation, Franklin Templeton

Samantha Kappagoda is 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. She also currently serves as an Independent Director / Trustee, Member of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Nominating Committee 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.

Artificial Intelligence in Asset Management: Considerations for Fund Boards

About Risk Economics
Risk Economics specializes in economic analysis of risk and liability. It provides advisory services at the intersection of commercial business-process engineering and risk engineering with a particular focus on coupling commercial reinsurance and financial technology, through the rigorous application of agent-based, demographic, and statistical methodologies to microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis. The RiskEcon® client roster is diverse and includes governmental and quasi-governmental agencies, global insurance and reinsurance firms, leading law firms, technology firms, global banking institutions, asset management firms, multinational corporations with interests in natural resources, commodities, and energy, as well as government agencies and regulators. For additional information, please visit https://riskeconomicsinc.com/.

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Samantha Kappagoda was a Speaker on AI: Opportunities and Potential Risks at PCCE Directors Academy

Samantha Kappagoda was a Speaker on AI: Opportunities and Potential Risks at PCCE Directors’ Academy

Samantha Kappagoda, Chief Economist of Risk Economics and Independent Director/Trustee of Credit Suisse Mutual Funds, was invited to speak at the 2023 PCCE Directors’ Academy at NYU School of Law on September 21-22, 2023.  The annual PCCE Directors’ Academy seeks to provide public company directors with the opportunity to engage directly with C-suite leaders and experienced board members, covering cutting-edge issues and providing in-depth analysis.

Samantha Kappagoda joined a panel entitled Artificial Intelligence (AI): Opportunities and Potential Risks, moderated by Joseph Facciponti, Executive Director, Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement (PCCE). Fellow panelists were:

  • Avi Gesser, Partner, Debevoise and Plimpton
  • Christina Montgomery, Chief Privacy and Trust Officer, IBM
  • Matthew Merritt, Vice President of Global IT Risk, Royal Bank of Canada

Samantha Kappagoda is 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. She also currently serves as an Independent Director / Trustee, Member of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Nominating Committee 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.

Samantha Kappagoda was a Speaker on AI: Opportunities and Potential Risks at PCCE Directors Academy

About Risk Economics
Risk Economics specializes in economic analysis of risk and liability. It provides advisory services at the intersection of commercial business-process engineering and risk engineering with a particular focus on coupling commercial reinsurance and financial technology, through the rigorous application of agent-based, demographic, and statistical methodologies to microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis.

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