The Legislative Symposium

As part of the organization’s advocacy initiatives, NASP hosts an annual Legislative Symposium with key financial oversight representatives and decision-makers from congressional committees, federal and regulatory agencies and quasi-public private sector entities. The NASP Annual Meeting is held at the close of the Legislative Symposium. Attendees receive an organizational update and have an opportunity to share their insight and feedback with the organization’s leadership.




Speaker (s) 

10:00-10:03 AM 

Opening Remarks and Welcome 

Ronald C. Parker, NASP President and CEO (CONFIRMED) 

10:03 -11:10 AM 

Fireside Chat: Supporting Diverse Asset Managers – A Federal Agency Perspective 


This fireside chat will focus on efforts at the federal and state levels to advance opportunities for diverse owned financial services companies, specifically asset managers, to help create more equity and close the racial wealth gap. We will also discuss relevant legislation in this area as well as how organizations like NASP can be part of the process. 

Moderator: Arielle Patrick, Chief Communications Office, Ariel Investments (INVITED) 


Senator Tim Kaine (D – VA) (CONFIRMED) 


Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) (INVITED) 

11:10 -11:25 AM 



11:25-12:30 PM 

Lunch and Facilitated Talk 


Commitment to Diversity and the Executive Branch 

Moderator: Paul Thornell, Principal, Mehlman Castagnetti, Rosen & Thomas (CONFIRMED) 


Lunch Speaker – Daleep Singh, Chief Global Economist, PGIM (CONFIRMED) 


12:30-1:30 PM 

Operationalizing Diversity: How the Private and Public Sector Can Bolster Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Finance 


During this panel, NASP will bring together private sector decision-makers and policy makers to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives that will benefit minorities within the financial services sector. This session will particularly touch upon public-private partnerships that can bolster diversity efforts, as well as the current state of play for DEI initiatives in both the private and public sectors. 

Moderator: Jay Clayton, Former Chair, SEC (CONFIRMED) 


Roy Weathers, US Vice-Chair, Policy and Societal Engagement, PwC (CONFIRMED) 


Gregory Nixon, Head of Strategic Investments, Cerberus (CONFIRMED) 


Herman Bulls, Vice Chair, Americas, JLL Real Estate (CONFIRMED) 


Erica Miles, Senior Consultant, Senior Vice President, Diverse Segments, Representation, and Inclusion, Wells Fargo (CONFIRMED) 

1:30-1:45 PM 



1:45-2:45 PM 

Ben Harris/Dept. of Labor 


2:45 PM-3:00 PM 

Closing Remarks/Upcoming Events 

Malik Murray, SVP, Ariel Investments (CONFIRMED) 


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

NASP Annual Update Meeting 


4:00 – 5:30 PM