Crista DesRochers, Partner at ACA Group, ESG Advisory
Crista DesRochers is a Partner with ACA Group (“ACA”). Crista joined ACA’s ESG team from ACA’s Performance Services team, where she provided Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) consulting and verification services to investment managers across the globe. She brings more than 15 years of investment management consulting experience to the ESG team and specializes in ESG assurance-related services.
Crista is an active volunteer with CFA Institute. She is currently a member of the GIPS Standards Technical Committee and the ESG Verification Subcommittee, and a former member of the United States Investment Performance Committee (USIPC). She earned her B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Washington State University and is a member of CFA Institute and CFA Society of Portland.
Carl Bacon, CIPM
Chief Advisor, Confluence
Carl Bacon CIPM, founded Otos Ltd in April 2000. Otos Ltd provides advice to asset managers on various risk and performance measurement issues.
Carl was Chairman of StatPro Plc from 2000 to 2017 and prior to that Director of Risk Control and Performance at Foreign & Colonial Management Ltd, Vice President Head of Performance (Europe) for J P Morgan Investment Management Inc., and Head of Performance for Royal Insurance Asset Management.
Carl holds a B.Sc. Hons. in Mathematics from Manchester University and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Performance Measurement. A founder member of both the Investment Performance Council and GIPS®, Carl is chair of the GIS Committee and ex-chair of the GIPS Executive Committee, and ex-chair of both the Verification and Interpretation Sub-Committees, and founder of "The Freedom Index Company".
Carl is also the author of “Practical Portfolio Performance Measurement & Attribution” part of the Wiley Finance Series, "Practical Risk-adjusted Performance Measurement", numerous articles and papers and editor of “Advanced Portfolio Attribution Analysis”
Business Development Manager, ESG Solutions
Chris Smith-Hill, CIPM
Revolution Product Manager, Product Design and Reporting
Chris joined StatPro, now Confluence, in 2014 and worked as Head of User Experience and Product Manager for Revolution Performance.
As product manager for Product Design and Reporting for Revolution, Chris Smith-Hill, CIPM has extensive knowledge of Performance Team workflows and is currently leading the Revolution Composites project. Chris earned a Master's degree in Economics from Portland State University and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Oregon.