An Evening with Ted Truscott to Kick Off Two-Day DEI Agenda

By Nicsa Admin posted 09-20-2022 10:34 AM


Leader and innovator Ted Truscott has been announced as a keynote speaker at this year’s Fearless Leadership Symposium, the second annual DEI-focused event for asset management professionals hosted by Nicsa’s Diversity Project North America. Mr. Truscott will enlighten the FLS audience with inspiration from his decades-long career during the evening’s Rising Stars dinner in Boston on Oct 6.


Truscott, chief executive of Columbia Threadneedle Investments, is known for his enthusiastic and energetic connection to people. Mr. Truscott will share his takeaways on a broad range of themes and personal experiences, including the importance of recognizing and retaining rising diverse talent in the asset management industry.  


Truscott will be joined on the two-day agenda by thought leaders who will discuss “HOW” the asset management industry can accelerate the pace of diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives within their firms. Here’s a sneak peek at the October 7th FLS speaker lineup:

Jamila Abston (Moderator)

Partner, EY

John Desmond

SVP, Head of Investment Operations Outsourcing NA, Northern Trust

Carol Geremia

President, MFS Investment Management

Lisa Jones

Head of the Americas, President and CEO, Amundi US, Inc.

Sharyn Jones

Global Head of Talent Management, BNY Mellon

Chris Perry

President, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

Byron Pitts (Moderator)

Anchor & Chief National Correspondent, ABC News

Bill Proudman

Co-Founder, White Men as Full Diversity Partners (WMFDP)

Chandra Sanders

VP of RISE, The Mom Project

Allie Shafer

Director, Relationship Management, SS&C

Tom Wilson

Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Invesco


The Fearless Leadership Symposium is an ideal opportunity to hear from forward thinking professionals across all facets of the asset management industry on how to drive effective DEI-focused business planning.

For more information on how to participate, visit the Nicsa website.