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AMA Sponsored Event: FinTech Media Conference

  • 09/12/2018
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • NYC Conference Center: 1601 Broadway, New York, NY 10314

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: AMA NYC Conference Center

WLC Members: $300 Off – Join Membership


As the lead sponsor of this special FinTech Media conference, AMA’s WLC invites you to join us for an exciting full day event where you’ll have the opportunity to personally network with peers as well as top business and financial journalists. In addition, during three panels, reporters will discuss their coverage in banking, finance and cryptocurrency and will answer your questions. WLC members get a special discount for the conference.

To register and receive the $300 AMA discount, please contact Kiki Keating at kiki@kikinetwork.com or 603-858-2733.

If you are working with a bank or financial institution, or any company that touches FinTech, you will learn about what the top writers are covering today and the experts that they are looking to reach for stories. You’ll also hear from two panels of experts in the industry.

On September 12th at our full day event in Times Square, 12-15 editors and journalists will speak on panels throughout the day. The media will speak to us about the topics they are covering and the issues they see as important. On all of the panels, the journalists will discuss their coverage areas in banking, finance and FinTech and answer questions from the audience. We limit the audience so that after each panel, every attendee can meet each journalist.

You will hear from editors at the following publications:

Yahoo Finance!, Financial Times, CNBC, Barron’s, Bloomberg, Fortune, Reuters, Thrive Global, Grow by Acorns, Global Finance Magazine, Forbes, Consumer Reports, Cheddar, and more.

Please see the full schedule here.

The conference will include a luncheon, three top tier media panels, two best practices panels, with insights from experts in academic research centers and practitioners, and an evening cocktail and networking reception. FinTech Media will be held in New York September 12, 2018 at the American Management Association, 1601 Broadway at 48th Street, in the heart of Times Square.

To register and receive the $300 AMA discount, please contact Kiki Keating at kiki@kikinetwork.com or 603-858-2733.

Note: This is a co-ed event for both men and women.

Here are details for some of our panels of FinTech experts:

  1. Michelle Tran is the founder of NYC FinTech Women, an organization focused on elevating and building a community of exceptional women FinTech leaders. She is also Director of Digital Wealth Sales at Apex Clearing, a leading clearing and custody firm for the leading digital wealth, aka robo-advisors. Michelle has deep expertise in advisor wealth management, ETFs and technology. She’s held multiple leadership roles in ETF distribution at BlackRock, including several years building out ETF distribution for Private Banks in Hong Kong and covering Fintech firms in the US.
  2. Nathan Richardson is the CEO and Founder of TradeIt, a technology tool that gives investors instant access to their brokerage platforms. Nathan is best known for building, growing and leading Yahoo! Finance into the number-one online finance and business destination, and he was named most influential byInstitutional Investor. Nathan co-founded #waywire with Senator Cory Booker. He built, launched and served as the President of Gilt City, a subsidiary of Gilt Groupe, Inc. Nathan also led the launch of GiltMAN. He was the C.E.O. of ContentNext Media, where he led the sale to Guardian Media/UK. Nathan served as the Head of Dow Jones Online, where he oversaw Marketwatch, WSJ.com, Barrons.com and several other vertical sites.
  3. Dr. Andrei Kirilenko is the Director of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology at Imperial College Business School in London, a Senior Research Fellow at the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis, and Visiting Professor of Finance. Prior to joining Imperial in 2015, he was Professor of the Practice of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Co-Director of the MIT Center for Finance and Policy. Professor Kirilenko’s work focuses on the intersection of finance, technology and regulation. He is a recognized world expert on high frequency and algorithmic trading. He is also an intellectual leader on the principles of regulation of automated financial markets.
  4. Daniel Gorfine is the Chief Innovation Officer and Director of LabCFTC at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Gorfine is an experienced leader on market-enhancing financial technology innovation and related 21st century regulatory frameworks and approaches. He previously served as director of financial markets policy and legal counsel at the Milken Institute think tank where he focused on financial innovation, capital access, and financial market policy. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law School teaching FinTech Law & Policy.
  5. Brian Faux is the CEO and Co-Founder of Morty. A life-long veteran of the mortgage industry, he has operated at almost every level and corner of the business. Most recently COO and head of traditional mortgage lending for 1st Alliance Lending where he built consumer direct and wholesale mortgage platforms across 46 states, he also spent three years during the financial crisis as a Senior Advisor at HUD helping form and execute the Administration's strategies for distressed assets, REO, and non-performing loans. Having seen it all, Brian is now on a mission with a great team to rebuild the mortgage process from the inside out leveraging new, emerging technologies and catering to the next generation of homebuyers.
  6. Simone di Castri is the Director of Policy and Ecosystem Development at BFA, Bankable Frontier Associates. As an expert in policy development for financial and digital inclusion, with a focus on emerging markets, Simone has worked with global standard setters, senior policymakers, regulators and private sector executives from 40+ countries. He has designed and implemented new policies to improve the efficiency of the financial sector and the digital ecosystem and focused on legal drafting, Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA), technology solutions for regulators and supervisors (RegTech), fintech regulation, and data and privacy frameworks.
  7. David Ehrich is the Co-Founder and CEO of Petal, a financial technology startup that aims to provide credit cards to young people and others who lack a credit history. The company recently raised $13 million and the funds will be used to roll out the credit card nationwide; it is currently available only via waitlist, where it has attracted approximately 40,000 people. David Ehrich is a veteran of JPMorgan and American Express, and Petal has been featured in Forbes among other top outlets.
  8. Jennifer Barrett is an award-winning financial journalist and digital strategist with more than 15 years of experience in print and digital media and a passion for personal finance. Prior to joining Acorns, she was Personal Finance Editor for CNBC Digital. Before that, she served as Sr. VP and Editor-in-Chief at DailyWorth, a financial media company targeting women. Previously, she was General Manager of the Women & Teens Group at Hearst Digital, overseeing three magazine websites (Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and Seventeen) that reached more than 18 million readers a month when she left. The co-author of 2 personal finance books, Jennifer has covered financial topics for several national publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Worth, Money, and Newsweek, where she was a staff writer and editor for seven years. Jennifer started her financial journalism career at Dow Jones, where she wrote the foreign exchange column for the Wall Street Journal.

If you'd like more information, or would like to talk to someone, please call Kiki Keating at 603-858-2733.

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