Opportunities and Threats for Banking and Finance: FinTech, Innovation and Change

Hosted by the 100WF Sydney Committee
What lessons can we learn from the opportunities and threats of 2008 that are relevant in 2020?

Hear how leaders in FinTech and Venture Capital are tapping those experiences to adapt and remain resilient, while navigating the uncertainties of the banking and finance sectors today.

Learn how unprecedented challenges can be turned into opportunities to thrive in the agile environment of FinTech.

Please submit your questions to by Tuesday, July 21 or submit them during the webinar.

Your webinar RSVP is requested below. The webinar registration link will be emailed separately closer to the date of the event.

Learn more about 100WFinTech , our initiative to elevate the public profile of female FinTech leaders, to enable networking within the FinTech ecosystem and to inspire the next generation of female FinTech talent. Eligible professionals are encouraged to apply to our growing public directory of female FinTech industry leaders.

Some employers prevent access to external conference platforms from corporate VPN accounts. You may find it easiest to use a personal device to access this event.
23 July 2020
5:00 PM N. America West Coast (22 July)
7:00 PM Cayman (22 July)
8:00 PM N. America East Coast (22 July)
8:00 AM Hong Kong/ Singapore
10:00 AM Sydney

The program will begin promptly. Latecomers may not be able to enter.

Katherine Leong
Spark Beyond

Catherine D. Wood
ARK Investment Management LLC

Simone Bouch
The webinar access link will be emailed to you separately closer to the date of the event.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact .

Visit your  Member Profile RSVPs  to confirm your event registration.  If you have no-show fees or access fees due, the system cannot register you for an event. You can view and pay for any outstanding fees on your  Member Profile . If you have any membership questions, please contact the  Membership Committee .

Click here to view global  upcoming events

Katherine Leong
Impact Strategist, Spark Beyond

Katherine is an action-oriented impact strategist known for her collaborative approach across social and economic, public and private sectors to drive systemic level change. She works for SparkBeyond, a technology company, whose ambition to harness humanity's collective intelligence to solve the world's most important challenges is equally audacious. Her current focus is to use AI and data to drive better outcomes in the areas of health, financial resilience and future of work with the most innovative companies in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to moving into technology, Katherine worked for National Australia Bank, where she helped to develop the bank's sustainable finance strategy, particularly in the area of affordable housing and environmental finance. She is most proud of establishing the Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant and Discovery Grant, with Impact Investing Australia and Philanthropy Australia respectively, to develop the impact investment ecosystem; contributing to Responsible Investment Association Australasia's Impact Investment Forum; and participating in UNEP's Finance Initiative working group to contribute to more consistent impact measurement and reporting. Her passion for making a positive impact extends into her personal life where she supports multiple social entrepreneurs and co-founded the Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA), using film as a medium for storytelling to inform, engage and inspire Australians about a variety of environmental issues.

Catherine D. Wood
Founder and CEO, ARK Investment Management LLC

Cathie registered ARK Investment Management LLC (“ARK”) as an investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in January 2014. With over 40 years of experience identifying and investing in innovation, Cathie founded ARK to focus solely on disruptive innovation while adding new dimensions to research. Through an open approach that cuts across sectors, market capitalizations, and geographies, Cathie believes that ARK can identify large-scale investment opportunities in the public markets resulting from technological innovations centered around DNA sequencing, robotics, artificial intelligence, energy storage, and blockchain technology. As Chief Investment Officer (“CIO”) and Portfolio Manager, Cathie led the development of ARK’s philosophy and investment approach and has ultimate responsibility for investment decisions. Prior to ARK, Cathie spent twelve years at AllianceBernstein as CIO of Global Thematic Strategies where she managed over $5 billion. Cathie joined Alliance Capital from Tupelo Capital Management, a hedge fund she co-founded, which in 2000, managed approximately $800 million in global thematic strategies. Prior to her tenure at Tupelo Capital, she worked for 18 years with Jennison Associates LLC as Chief Economist, Equity Research Analyst, Portfolio Manager and Director. She started her career in Los Angeles, California at The Capital Group as an Assistant Economist. Cathie received her Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in Finance and Economics from the University of Southern California in 1981. Cathie has been recognized as an influential fund manager across various outlets. In 2018, editors at Bloomberg acknowledged Cathie by selecting her to its second annual Bloomberg 50 list of people across business, entertainment, finance, politics, technology, and science who have defined global business. Additionally, Fortune named Cathie to its exclusive roundtable of experts in the annual Fortune Investors Guide: The Best Investing Advice for 2019 From Fortune’s Experts. In 2016, Cathie received the “Women in Finance – Outstanding Contribution Award” from Market Media. Cathie also has been a featured speaker at the World Economic Forum (China) in 2016 & 2017, the World Strategic Forum (Miami) in 2017, The Sohn Hearts and Minds Investment Leaders Conference (Australia) in 2018 and 2019, and Singularity University’s Exponential Finance in 2017 and Global Summit in 2019. In 2018, Cathie launched the Duddy Innovation Institute at her alma mater, Notre Dame Academy in Los Angeles. The institute offers a challenging educational experience for young women eager to stretch their learning beyond the boundaries of traditional acquisition of knowledge, while influencing a new way of thinking and learning throughout campus.

Simone Bouch
Head of Australia and New Zealand Client Coverage, MSCI Inc

Simone Bouch is Head of Australia and New Zealand for MSCI. Based in Sydney, Simone is responsible for leading MSCI’s business and building the company’s presence across all business lines including Index, Analytics, ESG, and Real Estate. In this role Simone works with a range of clients including asset owners, asset managers and wealth businesses. Before joining MSCI Simone was Head of Distribution for Aberdeen Standard Investments and prior to that established and led Standard Life Investments business in Australia when she relocated back from the UK in 2010. Whilst in the UK Simone worked for Standard Life Investments in Edinburgh and Morgan Stanley Investment Management and Henderson Global Investors in London. She started her career with AMP in Sydney Simone is a Committee member of 100 Women In Finance in Sydney and is passionate about the power of networking and building trusted relationships.
100 Women in Finance
100 Women in Finance's more than 15,000 members strengthen the global finance industry by empowering women to achieve their professional potential at each career stage. Its members inspire, equip and advocate for a new generation of industry leadership, in which women and men serve as investment professionals and executives, equal in achievement and impact. Through Education, Peer Engagement and Impact, the organization furthers the progress of women who have chosen finance as a career, and enables their positive influence over pre-career young women.
This event is  NOT FOR ATTRIBUTION . All 100WF events are private events and we require that no one reports publicly on any aspect of them .

100WF Profile Update
Is your profile up to date? If not, we encourage you to update your Member Profile to ensure that you are receiving By Invite Only event invitations and job opportunities, among other targeted and special emails.

100WF Access Fee
Have you paid your access fee? If not please go to  100WF Member Payment . We appreciate your continued support!
Please do not reply to this email. 
If you have any questions about this event, please contact us at the link shown above or visit our website at 
You received this email because of your interest in 100 Women in Finance. You can update your email preferences and unsubscribe using the SafeUnsubscribe link below. If you are registered as a 100WF Member or Supporter you can update your  registration details , change your  email preferences  or  unsubscribe  by logging into your  Member Profile