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A moment of significant change or a turning point, altering your course, is known as an inflection point.  In business, these moments have a significant impact in many ways. That’s why we’re speaking with leaders from across the asset management industry to hear the stories of their inflection points and the impact they’ve had on their journeys. Join us as we explore the business of being in business, with insights that can help you wherever you may find yourself.

InFLXtion Points FLX Networks

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A moment of significant change or a turning point, altering your course, is known as an inflection point.  In business, these moments have a significant impact in many ways. That’s why we’re speaking with leaders from across the asset management industry to hear the stories of their inflection points and the impact they’ve had on their journeys. Join us as we explore the business of being in business, with insights that can help you wherever you may find yourself.

    InFLXtion Points- Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

    InFLXtion Points- Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

    In this episode, host Jillian DelSignore speaks with Browning Mank of ForwardLane, to discuss her personal and professional inflection points that have impacted her life and career.
    Stay tuned for Browning’s unique celebration of ForwardLane’s relationship with FLX!
     



     
    HOST INFORMATION
    Jillian DelSignore
    Managing Director | Head of Advisor Sales | FLX Networks
    Jillian DelSignore, CIMA, is Managing Director, Head of Advisor Sales & ETFs at FLX Networks. FLX is an innovative network revolutionizing the engagement experience between asset and wealth managers.
    Prior to joining FLX, she was the Principal of Lakefront Advisory advising financial services firms on accelerating their growth through initiating, scaling or changing their distribution strategy.  Given her depth of experience in the ETF industry, she also helped her clients demystify the ETF ecosystem by advising on the intricacies of that market.
    Before starting Lakefront Advisory, Jillian was Head of ETF Distribution with J.P.Morgan’s Asset Management business.  She was responsible for leading the sales and distribution efforts and strategy in the intermediary and institutional markets.
    She currently serves on the Board of Women in ETFs, Inc, the first women’s group for the ETF industry,and as an Independent Board Member for the Uncommon Investment Funds Trust.  She served as Women in ETFs Co-President from 2017-2019.
    Before joining J.P.Morgan in September 2015, Jillian was a Strategic Account Manager within BlackRock's iShares ETF Institutional Asset Management Group. She was responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with institutional investors, including boutique asset managers, global institutional asset managers, hedge funds and registered investment advisory firms.
    Prior to joining iShares in March, 2009, Ms. DelSignore worked in the Independent Advisory Channel of Goldman Sachs Asset Management covering GSAM mutual funds, separate accounts, retirement plans, and alternative investments. She joined Goldman Sachs in 2005. Earlier, Ms. DelSignore worked in both the Institutional Corporate Cash and Global Bank Divisions at Federated Investors from 2000-2005.
    Ms. DelSignore has a B.A. in Communications from John Carroll University and an M.B.A degree in Finance from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her CIMA designation from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and holds the Series 3, 6, 7, 24 and 66 licenses.

    • 35 min
    InFLXtion Points: Getting out of your comfort zone

    InFLXtion Points: Getting out of your comfort zone

    Host Jillian DelSignore speaks with Robert Nestor, CFA, to discuss his trajectory in business and life and how those experiences have led to his current role as U.S. CEO of Qraft Technologies.
     



     
    GUEST INFORMATION
    Rob Nestor, CFA
    Qraft Technologies- U.S. CEO
    Robert Nestor brings over 30 years of industry experience. Robert has served in a variety of senior leadership roles in asset management over his career most recently as president and head of Direxion ETFs. Prior to that role, Nestor was Head of iShares Factor ETFs at BlackRock. He has also held executive roles leading product, marketing, and enterprise strategy at asset management giants BlackRock and Vanguard. Nestor received his Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of Delaware and his MBA from Drexel University.
     
    HOST INFORMATION
    Jillian DelSignore
    Managing Director | Head of Advisor Sales | FLX Networks
    Jillian DelSignore, CIMA, is Managing Director, Head of Advisor Sales & ETFs at FLX Networks. FLX is an innovative network revolutionizing the engagement experience between asset and wealth managers.
    Prior to joining FLX, she was the Principal of Lakefront Advisory advising financial services firms on accelerating their growth through initiating, scaling or changing their distribution strategy.  Given her depth of experience in the ETF industry, she also helped her clients demystify the ETF ecosystem by advising on the intricacies of that market.
    Before starting Lakefront Advisory, Jillian was Head of ETF Distribution with J.P.Morgan’s Asset Management business.  She was responsible for leading the sales and distribution efforts and strategy in the intermediary and institutional markets.
    She currently serves on the Board of Women in ETFs, Inc, the first women’s group for the ETF industry,and as an Independent Board Member for the Uncommon Investment Funds Trust.  She served as Women in ETFs Co-President from 2017-2019.
    Before joining J.P.Morgan in September 2015, Jillian was a Strategic Account Manager within BlackRock's iShares ETF Institutional Asset Management Group. She was responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with institutional investors, including boutique asset managers, global institutional asset managers, hedge funds and registered investment advisory firms.
    Prior to joining iShares in March, 2009, Ms. DelSignore worked in the Independent Advisory Channel of Goldman Sachs Asset Management covering GSAM mutual funds, separate accounts, retirement plans, and alternative investments. She joined Goldman Sachs in 2005. Earlier, Ms. DelSignore worked in both the Institutional Corporate Cash and Global Bank Divisions at Federated Investors from 2000-2005.
    Ms. DelSignore has a B.A. in Communications from John Carroll University and an M.B.A degree in Finance from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her CIMA designation from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and holds the Series 3, 6, 7, 24 and 66 licenses.

    • 27 min
    InFLXtion Points: Don’t Play Small

    InFLXtion Points: Don’t Play Small

    Host Jillian DelSignore speaks with Aisha Hunt and Amrita Nandakumar, two powerful female voices and women of color in the ETF industry, to share their journeys and advice to those who find themselves at a career inflection point.

    • 44 min
    InFLXtion Points: Know Who You Are

    InFLXtion Points: Know Who You Are

    Take a guided tour of career inflection points that led to current success.
    Michael Loukas, Principal and CIO of Truemark Investments, joins host Jillian DelSignore to discuss.

    • 29 min
    InFLXtion Points: When Your Passion Meets Your Expertise

    InFLXtion Points: When Your Passion Meets Your Expertise

    Learn about differentiated sources of inspiration and formative career moments.
    Host Jillian DelSignore speaks with V-Square Quantitative Management's President and CEO, Mamadou-Abou Sarr

    • 30 min
    InFLXtion Points: Storytelling as a business superpower

    InFLXtion Points: Storytelling as a business superpower

    Tune in to hear what pivotal moments helped shape Tom's career and consider how you can apply them for yourself.

    • 28 min

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Behind the curtain

Great look behind the curtain with real conversations from the people in the financial services industry.

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Great listen!!

Very actionable ideas and sound advice!