Overview

An exclusive, invitation-only event for America’s preeminent Wealth Advisors and industry leaders.

Forbes and SHOOK Research are hosting an unprecedented gathering of America’s top wealth advisors to share best practices and develop ideas to help move the wealth management industry into the future.

 

Agenda

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*Agenda Subject to Change
**CE credits will be available.    

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

03:00pm

Registration Opens

Registration Desk 6

05:00pm

Opening Reception

Chopin

06:00pm

Gala Dinner

Encore Ballroom

Opening Remarks
Randall Lane
| Editor, Forbes Magazine

Welcome
Introduction: Jeremy Radcliffe
| President & Chief Strategy Officer, Salient
R.J. Shook
| President, SHOOK Research

Keynote
Steve Forbes
| Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media

Closing Remarks
Randall Lane
| Editor, Forbes Magazine

08:30pm

Forbes•SHOOK Ranked Advisors:Top Advisors & Top Women Advisors Reception

Chopin

Toast: Jeff Reiss | Senior Vice President - Retail Sales, Hartford Funds

Thursday, March 16, 2017

07:00am

Breakfast & Registration

Encore Ballroom & Registration Desk 6

08:00am

Opening Remarks

Encore Ballroom

  • Randall Lane | Editor , Forbes Magazine
08:10am

ONES: The #1 Advisor From a Firm Will Share His #1 Idea

Introduction: Raj Dhanda | President, Black Creek Group

  • Brian Pfeifler | Private Wealth Advisor, Managing Director , Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
08:15am

Rites of Passage: America’s #1 Advisor And Top RIA Share Their Plans For The Future

Introduction: Robert Bruno | Head of Distribution, First Eagle Investment Management

  • Jeff Erdmann | Private Wealth Advisor , Merrill Lynch Private Banking & Investment Group; Ranked #1 Forbes•SHOOK Top Wealth Advisor
  • Hank McLarty | RIA, President & Founder , Gratus Capital Management
  • Moderator: Gary Kaminsky | Host, Wall Street Week; Contributor , Fox Business Network & Fox News Channel
09:00am

ONES: The #1 Advisor From a Firm Will Share Her #1 Idea

Introduction: Ryan MacArthur | Principal, Vanguard

  • Patti Brennan | Wealth Advisor,  President & Chief Executive Officer , Key Financial
09:05am

Finding Optimism & Opportunities In a New World

While some may worry about the future, Levitt is optimistic about the prospects available for investors and identifies opportunities in today’s political and economic landscape.

  • Brian Levitt | Senior Investment Strategist , OppenheimerFunds
  • Moderator: Randall Lane | Editor , Forbes Magazine
09:25am

ONES: The #1 Advisor From a Firm Will Share His #1 Idea

Introduction: Doug Baker | Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Nuveen

  • Steve Hefter | Wealth Advisor, Managing Director , Hefter, Lesham, Margolis Capital Management
09:30am

Networking/ Refreshment Break

Encore Ballroom

09:45am

ONES: The #1 Advisor From a Firm Will Share His #1 Idea

Introduction: Tom Nally | President, TD Ameritrade

  • Ric Edelman | Chairman & Chief Executive Officer , Edelman Financial Services
09:50am

Under New Management

The Middle East is on fire, China is slowing, the Fed is lifting rates, government spending is rising, and a chaotic 2016 Presidential election cycle is underway. Investors face difficult times. But U.S. banks have rarely been in better shape, gas is cheap, consumers have reduced their debt burdens, corporations have trillions in cash, and technology is on the rise. It’s good times for investors. Which one is true? Is it the best of times, or the worst of times? Understanding the Model of Wealth Creation helps cut through the clutter.

Introduction: Dan Affetto | Senior Vice President, Regional Sales Manager for the West, First Trust

  • Brian Wesbury | Chief Economist , First Trust
10:20am

The #1 Advisor From a Firm Will Share His #1 Idea

Introduction: John Blau | Chief Marketing Officer, Poplar Forest Capital

  • Brian Werdesheim | Wealth Advisor, Managing Director , Oppenheimer & Co.
10:25am

Active Management in a Benchmarked World

Two legendary value investors discuss the challenges and opportunities that investors face today.

Introduction: Randall Lane | Editor, Forbes Magazine

  • Joel Greenblatt | Managing Principal & Co-CIO , Gotham Funds
  • Howard Marks | Founder & Co-Chairman , Oaktree Capital Management
11:10am

Networking/ Refeshement Break

Encore Ballroom

11:25am

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

• 5 Ways Technology Can Help You Age- Content Based on Research From the MIT Age Lab (Chopin 1)
For the next generation of retirees, one question will trump all others: How do you add life to longer lives? This presentation explores five ways technology can change how your clients age in retirement.
Introduction: Jeff Reiss | Senior Vice President-Retail Sales, Hartford Funds
Bill McManus | Director Strategic Markets, Hartford Funds

• Forbes•SHOOK Advisors Best Positioned for Growth (Chopin 2)
Introduction: Dale Harvey
| Chief Executive Officer, Poplar Forest Capital
Leo Kelly | RIA, Managing Director & Partner, Kelly Wealth Management
Nestor Vicknair | Wealth Advisor, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Private Banking & Investment Group
Moderator: Matt Schifrin | Vice President & Investing Editor, Forbes Media

Re-Building Your Practice For A Fiduciary World: Rules vs. Process (Chopin 3)
Introduction: John L Del Vecchio | Principal,  GWK
Randy Garcia | RIA, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, The Investment Counsel Institute
Saly Glassman
| Wealth Advisor, Managing Director , Merrill Lynch
Moderator: Erich Frank | Head, Global Leverage & Partnerships, UBS

• Succession Planning and M&A (Chopin 4)
Introduction: Lisa Charkoudian | Director of Sales and Distribution, Gotham Funds
Marty Bicknell | RIA, Chief Executive Officer & President, Mariner Wealth Advisors
Brent Brodesky
| RIA, Advisor & Chief Executive Officer, Savant Capital
Moderator: Bob Evans | Regional Managing Director, Head of the Western Region, Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions

Roundtables-Up Close And Personal *limited seating  (Debussy 2)
A. Leaning In: Success And Choices
Introduction: Sarah Whipps | Regional Vice President, Salient
Elaine Meyers | Wealth Advisor, Managing Director, JP Morgan Securities

B. How To Win
Introduction: John Cooper | Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Bruce Munster | Private Wealth Advisor, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Private Banking & Investment Group

12:10pm

Lunch

Encore Ballroom

Welcome
Michael Schweitzer |
Senior Vice President, Director of HNW Strategy and Distribution, American Funds

Introduction
Jamie DeNitto
| Head of NFS & IBD Distribution, WisdomTree

Keynote
Anthony Scaramucci
| Senior Advisor to the President of the United States

01:15pm

ONES: The #1 Advisor From a Firm Will Share His #1 Idea

Introduction: Randy Kutchek | Vice President, Advisor Consulting Services, Nuveen

  • Jordan Waxman | Wealth Advisor & Managing Partner , HSW Advisors
01:20pm

Seeking Alpha Opportunities In An Uncertain Environment

Two top-ranked advisors join a pioneer in World Allocation & quantamental investing, known for his 10-year Ivy Asset Strategy fund—the only double-digit return among its peers over a 10-year span.

Introduction: Enrico Gaglioti | Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chiron Investment Management

  • Ryan Caldwell | Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer , Chiron Investment Management
  • Lori Van Dusen | RIA & Chief Executive Officer , LVW Advisors
  • Raj Sharma | Private Wealth Advisor , Merrill Lynch Private Banking & Investment Group
  • Shelley Bergman | Managing Director , Morgan Stanley
  • Moderator: Gary Kaminsky | Host, Wall Street Week; Contributor , Fox Business Network & Fox News Channel
01:55pm

ONES: The #1 Advisor From a Firm Will Share Her #1 Idea

Introduction: John Cooper | Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Investment Management

  • Saly Glassman | Wealth Advisor, Managing Director , Merrill Lynch
02:00pm

Navigating Global Fixed Income Markets

Divergent monetary policy and unprecedented global events have challenged financial markets and increased volatility. Dive into the influences on fixed income markets during past cycles along with what may be influencing current and future cycles.

Introduction: Adam Bobker | Director, Head of Private Wealth Advisory Group, Blackrock

  • Rick Rieder | Global Chief Investment Officer, Fixed-Income; Co-Head of Global Fixed Income , Blackrock
02:35pm

Networking/ Refreshment Break

Encore Ballroom

02:50pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

• Avoiding the Midas Curse: Fostering a Positive Wealth Transfer Dynamic (Chopin 1)
So many of our clients are concerned about the negative effects that wealth can have on their children and grandchildren.  This breakout will provide tools to better understand the dynamics at play between generations and frameworks you can use to foster positive, long lasting outcomes for your clients.
Introduction: Randy Kutchek | Vice President, Advisor Consulting Services, Nuveen
Amir Mossanen | Wealth Advisor, Wells Fargo Private Bank

Building a Pure Advisory Model (Chopin 2)
Introduction: Pete Dorsey
| Managing Director, Institutional Sales, TD Ameritrade
Randy Conner | RIA, President, Churchill Management Group
Peter Rukeyser | Private Wealth Advisor, Managing Director, UBS Private Wealth Management
Alex Williams | Private Wealth Advisor, Managing Director, UBS Private Wealth Management
Moderator: Pete Dorsey | Managing Director, Institutional Sales, TD Ameritrade

The Future Of Technology In Your Practice: Enhancing Your Value by Aligning Your Succession and M&A Strategies (Chopin 3)
Michael Durbin, Head of Product, Fidelity Institutional
Raj Pathak, Wealth Advisor, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Jacob Schutt, Principal, Parallel Advisors
Moderator: Tricia B. Haskins | Vice President, Practice Management & Consulting, Fidelity Clearing &  Custody Solutions

• Fastest Growing Advisors Share What’s Working (Chopin 4)
Chris Aitken | Private Wealth Advisor, Merrill Lynch Private Banking & Investment Group
Steve Hefter | Wealth Advisor, Managing Director, Hefter, Lesham, Margolis Capital Management
Moderator: Robert Bruno | Head of Distribution, First Eagle Investment Management

• Roundtable-Up Close And Personal *limited seating  (Debussy 2)
Growth, Sustainability, And Succession Planning
Introduction: Sarah Whipps | Regional Vice President, Salient
Sheryl Stephens | RIA, President, Stephens Wealth Management Group

03:35pm

Refreshment Break

Chopin Foyer

03:45pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

• ETFs and Portfolio Construction: Your Portfolios, Your Practice, Your Advantage (Chopin 1)
The ETF landscape is quickly evolving as product development rapidly increases and portfolio construction and advisor practices need to adapt to this changing environment.  In this session, leading experts will discuss trends in both portfolio construction and practice strategy leveraging scalable portfolios.

Kyle Chudom | Wealth Advisor, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Peter Rohr | Private Wealth Advisor, Merrill Lynch Private Banking & Investment Group
Brian Scott | Senior Investment Strategist, Vanguard Investment Strategy Group
Moderator: Ryan MacArthur | Principal, Vanguard Financial Advisor Services

Creating Enduring Relationships And Portfolios Through Values Based Planning (Chopin 2)
Substantial families are often more concerned with articulating their legacy, speaking to their children about money and transmitting their values across generations than they are about performance.  Facilitating this dialogue, and tying future decisions around saving, spending, investing and philanthropy, can create enduring relationships across multiple generations and maximize the achievement of your clients' goals.
Introduction: David Ross | Managing Director, National Sales Director, Neuberger Berman
Phil Hartl | Private Wealth Advisor, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Private Banking &Investment Group
Jordan Waxman | Wealth Advisor & Managing Partner, HSW Advisors
Moderator: Bob Rice | Senior Advisor, Neuberger Berman

The Practice Of The Future
What got us here will not get us there...the 10 guiding principles every advisor will need to create the world-class practice of tomorrow.
Introduction: Raj Dhanda | President, Black Creek Group
Mark Curtis | Wealth Advisor, Managing Director, Graystone
Jim Hansberger | Wealth Advisor, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Moderator: Raj Dhanda | President, Black Creek Group

Service Models for the Ultra Affluent
Introduction:
Chris Gunderson | Director, Pershing
Steve Braverman | RIA, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Pathstone Federal Street
Terry Cook
| Private Wealth Advisor, UBS Private Wealth Management
Ben Harrison | Managing Director, Pershing
Jack Petersen | RIA, Founder & Managing Partner, Summit Trail Advisors
Moderator: Chris Gunderson | Director, Pershing

Roundtables-Up Close And Personal *limited seating (Debussy 2)
Introduction: Kirsten Pickens | Partner, Head of Distribution, Chiron Investment Management
The Aging of Your Book – Ways to Retain the Next Generation
Dalal Salomon
| Wealth Advisor, Chief Executive Officer & Founding Partner, Salomon & Ludwin

04:30pm

Refreshment Break

Encore Ballroom

04:40pm

ONES: The #1 Advisor From a Firm Will Share His #1 Idea

Introduction: Enrico Gaglioti | Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chiron Investment Management

  • Jeff Erdmann | Private Wealth Advisor , Merrill Lynch Private Banking & Investment Group; Ranked #1 Forbes•SHOOK Top Wealth Advisor
04:45pm

A View From The Top

Two legendary hedge funds managers discuss their long-term market views and their outlook for investment, monetary and fiscal policies in the system.

Introduction: Jim Tracy | Managing Director, Director of Consulting Group & Practice Management, Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

  • James Dinan | Founder & Chief Executive Officer , York Capital Management
  • Marc Lasry | Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder , Avenue Capital Group
  • Moderator: Robert Sechan | Private Wealth Advisor, Managing Director , UBS Private Wealth Management
05:30pm

Cocktail Reception

Brahms

06:30pm

Cocktail Reception Concludes

Friday, March 17, 2017

07:00am

Breakfast & Registration

Encore Ballroom & Registration Desk 6

08:00am

Morning Remarks

Encore Ballroom

  • Randall Lane | Editor , Forbes Magazine
08:05am

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

• Impact Investing (Chopin 1)
Noel Pacarro Brown
| Wealth Advisor, First VP, Morgan Stanley
Sharon French | Head of Beta Solutions, OppenheimerFunds
Margaret M. Towle
| Wealth Advisor, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch
Moderator: Paul Noglows | Executive Director & Head, Forbes Live

• A Sneak Peak From Our Upcoming Millennial Ranking  (Chopin 2)
Three of America’s Top Millennial FAs share new ideas, perspectives—plus, the right service and marketing models for their generation.
Introduction: Frank Famiglietti | Head of Alternatives Business, Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Matt Birkett | Wealth Advisor, Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch
Varun Marneni | Advisor, CPC Advisors
James Schneiderman | Senior Vice President, Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley
Moderator: Vince Lumia | Managing Director, Head of Private Wealth Management, Institutional Client Coverage and Strategic Client Management, Morgan Stanley

• Team & Compensation Structures (Chopin 3)
Introduction: Gregory Fink
| President, Fidelity Inc.
Jeffrey Grinspoon
| VWG Wealth Management
Michael Poppo
| Wealth Advisor, Managing Director, UBS
Moderator: Gregory Fink | President, Fidelity Inc.

08:55am

Refreshment Break

Chopin Foyer

09:10am

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

• Attracting and Servicing Future Generations (Chopin 1)
Kimberley Hatchett | Advisor, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Malia Morales | Private Wealth Advisor, Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch
Wally Obermeyer | RIA, Co-Chairman & President, Obermeyer Wood Investment Counsel
Moderator: Michael Schwietzer | Senior Vice President, Director of HNW Strategy and Distribution, American Funds

• Building a Values-Based Brand (Chopin 2)
How a top-ranked team-leading with values, not numbers-has led to building a unique brand, deeper relationships...and rapid growth.
Introduction: John Blau | Chief Marketing Officer, Poplar Forest Capital
Robert Dalie | Wealth Advisor, Executive Director, The SUMMA Group, Oppenheimer & Co.
Brian Werdesheim | Wealth Advisor, Managing Director, The SUMMA Group, Oppenheimer & Co.
Jeffrey Werdesheim | Wealth Advisor, Managing Director, The SUMMA Group, Oppenheimer & Co.

09:55am

Refreshment Break

Encore Ballroom

10:10am

Advisor To CEO

Taking your practice to higher levels requires being structurally prepared. In this session, we discuss why—and how—making the transition will give you an edge as you transform to a differentiated  business model.

Introduction: Ryan Siamas | Director, Head of National Sales, Salient

  • Ron Carson | Wealth Advisor, Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Carson Wealth Management Group
  • Mary Deatherage | Wealth Advisor, Managing Director , Morgan Stanley
10:55am

From Big To Bigger: Leveraging Your Team For Higher Levels

Introduction: Jamie DeNitto | Head of NFS & IBD Distribution, Wisdom Tree

  • Richard Jones | Private Wealth Advisor, Managing Director , Merrill Lynch Private Banking & Investment Group
  • Paul Pagnato | Wealth Advisor, Founder & Chief Executive Officer , PagnatoKarp
  • Moderator: Jim Tracy | Managing Director, Director of Consulting Group & Practice Management, Wealth Management , Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
11:40am

Closing Remarks

  • Randall Lane | Editor , Forbes Magazine

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