EY - Tax and regulatory reform: hedge fund industry

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Tax and regulatory reform: hedge fund industry

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Please join our panelists as they take a closer look at the latest developments coming from Washington, DC., including President Trump’s budget and first address to Congress with a focus on their potential tax, regulatory and overall economic implications for hedge funds and their investors.


EY - Anita B. Eoloff

Anita B. Eoloff

Wells Fargo & Company

Anita Eoloff manages Wells Fargo & Company’s Federal Government Relations activity and the Washington, D.C. Government Relations office. Eoloff has been with Wells Fargo & Co. since 1993, establishing the company’s Washington, D.C. presence.

Prior to Wells Fargo, Eoloff worked on Capitol Hill. During her tenure, she served as a banking legislative assistant to members of Congress, as well as a professional staff member on the House Financial Services Committee.

Eoloff is a member of the Board of Directors for the Public Affairs Council. She is a graduate of Saint Olaf College (Minn.).

EY - Francis Grab

Francis Grab


Francis Grab is a member of Ernst & Young LLP's Washington Council Ernst & Young group. He advises clients on tax, budget and international trade issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Francis served as the Tax and Trade Counsel for Representative Robert T. Matsui (D-CA), a senior member of the Committee on Ways and Means, for the 105th, 106th and 107th Congresses (1997-2002). In this capacity, he advised the congressman on tax, pension and trade policy matters. Francis was the principal House Democratic staff contact for the successful effort to pass Permanent Normal Trade Relations for China in the 106th Congress. During the 105th Congress, he was the trade advisor to Mr. Matsui, who was then the ranking member of the Trade Subcommittee.

Francis served as the Chair of the Tax Policy Committee for the 2008 Obama Presidential campaign.
Francis received degrees from Swarthmore College and the Emory University School of Law. He also received an LL.M. in taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center.

EY - Jamila Abston

Jamila Abston


Jamila Abston is a Partner in the Financial Services Office – Wealth and Asset Management practice of Ernst & Young LLP.  Jamila recently rejoined EY from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where she served as the Assistant Regional Director for the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations.

In this role, Jamila served as an expert advisor for the SEC Examinations program, specializing in compliance program effectiveness, risk analytics, enterprise risk management, and cybersecurity for the asset management industry.  She led and participated in hundreds of Examinations and Enforcement investigations of investment advisers, investment companies, broker-dealers, transfer agents, and other industry participants.

Prior to her position with the SEC, Jamila was a Manager in the Fraud Investigations and Dispute Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP where she led restatements, investigations, and litigation support matters for healthcare, manufacturing, government, and technology clients.  Jamila provides coverage on key wealth and asset management accounts with increased risk and compliance service capabilities, especially involving the Investment Company Act, FINRA regulations, Dodd-Frank regulatory reform, and the recent SEC Modernization rule.


EY - Seda Livian

Seda Livian


Seda Livian is a Partner in the Financial Services Office – Wealth and Asset Management practice of Ernst & Young LLP. Seda has over a decade of experience in the financial services industry in the areas of audit and taxation. Seda has extensive experience in the taxation of financial products, including equity, debt and derivatives. She consults on formation and cross border transactions strategies tax planning for multinational asset managers, as well as assisting with state, local tax planning.

Seda has extensive experience in partnership allocations and reporting requirements as they relate specifically to hedge and private equity funds. She is a CPA and holds a BS from Queens College. She is member of AICPA.