Agenda

Please note: Early registration is open Tuesday, June 13 between 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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Day One Wednesday, June 14

6:00 AM | 1 Hour

Sunrise Yoga


7:30 AM | All Day

Registration Open


7:30 AM | 4 Hours 30 Minutes

Exhibit Hall Open


7:30 AM | 1 Hour 45 Minutes

Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall


8:30 AM | 45 Minutes

Pavilion Open


9:15 AM | 1 Hour 15 Minutes

Pre-Conference Session I

Bionic Advisors Who Have Embraced the Power of Technology CWS

Bionic advisors are those who have embraced digital methods to enhance their practice. Learn how they are leveraging portals, financial planning tools, data, analytics and social media to differentiate themselves and prove their value.

Moderator: Sonjii Ivey, Vice President, Pershing
Joe Baricevac, Vice President, Pershing
Paul Camuto, Vice President, Albridge
Tom Valente, Vice President, Pershing

Theme: Boost Your Efficiency

Managing Your Profitability and Growth With Metrics CWS IMCA

Top-performing advisory firms manage for maximum profitability and growth by using benchmarks and tools to drive strategic business decisions. Listen to experts from leading firms as they share how understanding and utilizing metrics helped them to make more informed choices.

Moderator: Cheryl Tuosto, Vice President, Pershing
Larry Agin, Director, Pershing
Shannon Ferguson, Vice President, Lockwood Advisors, Inc.
Owen Perrin, Vice President, Pershing

Theme: Boost Your Efficiency

RIA Mythbusters: The Rise of the Breakaway Team CFP CWS

With all the noise in the marketplace, it's becoming more difficult to decipher facts from assumptions. Join this session to hear leading firms discuss trends such as why advisors are leaving their firms, what considerations are driving the decision to break away, and whether recruiting breakaways should be part of your inorganic growth strategy.

Moderator: David Crow, Managing Director, Pershing
Danielle Gordon, Vice President, Pershing
Mike Partnow, Director, Pershing
Steve Wachtel, Vice President, Pershing

Theme: Accelerate Your Business

Supercharge Your ETF Strategies for the Year Ahead CFA CFP CWS IMCA

As the ETF industry continues to innovate we are introducing new, multi-faceted approaches to passive investing, including multiple trading solutions, enhanced access to data, the rise of digital advice and strategies for managed accounts.

Moderator: Michelle Logue, Director, Pershing, and Chief Compliance Officer, Lockwood Advisors, Inc.
Tracey Baker, President, CJM Wealth Advisers, Ltd.
Sharon Binger, Regional Director, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
Kevin Taylor, Chief Compliance Officer, Pershing

Theme: Accelerate Your Business

Wealth Journey: Follow the HNW Brick Road CFP CWS

What are the best HNW solutions for your clients? Learn how to solve complex client needs, deepen your relationships and increase your competitive advantage. We'll share the latest strategies for protecting and growing your investors' wealth.

Moderator: Lisa Lewin, Vice President, Pershing
Frank Bub, Director, Pershing Advisor Solutions
Frank Frecentese, Managing Director, Bessemer Trust
Robert Teeter, Managing Director, Silvercrest Asset Management Group
Steven Wagner, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Omnia Family Wealth

Theme: Accelerate Your Business


10:30 AM | 30 Minutes

Networking Break and Pavilion Open


11:00 AM | 1 Hour 15 Minutes

Pre-Conference Session II

Are You Ready for Your Share of the $1.3 Trillion Advisor-serviced Defined Contribution Market? CWS

Join our retirement experts for an interactive discussion on what it takes to expand your presence in the defined contribution market. Learn where the opportunities are as well as how to get started or grow your practice.

Moderator: Sonjii Ivey, Vice President, Pershing
Joe Baricevac, Vice President, Pershing
Paul Camuto, Vice President, Albridge
Tom Valente, Vice President, Pershing

Theme: Accelerate Your Business

The Experience Factor: The Future of NetX360 CFP CWS

We are moving from a functional to an experience-based strategy. Learn about plans for the next generation of NetX360.com and the advisor experience, including design and innovation. Join the discussion about what is changing and how it will impact your business.

Moderator: Lisa Lewin, Vice President, Pershing
Frank Bub, Director, Pershing Advisor Solutions
Frank Frecentese, Managing Director, Bessemer Trust
Robert Teeter, Managing Director, Silvercrest Asset Management Group
Steven Wagner, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Omnia Family Wealth

Theme: Boost Your Efficiency

In Plain Sight: An Investment Manager's Key to Efficiently Navigating Our Solution Chest CWS IMCA

Learn about the range of solutions available to investment managers working with us, specifically how we act as your advocate to provide a client experience that best fits with the unique challenges and opportunities at your firm.

Moderator: Cheryl Tuosto, Vice President, Pershing
Larry Agin, Director, Pershing
Shannon Ferguson, Vice President, Lockwood Advisors, Inc.
Owen Perrin, Vice President, Pershing

Theme: Accelerate Your Business

Is M&A a Healthy Choice for Your Advisory Firm?CFP CWS

According to industry benchmarks, over 40% of advisory firms are seeking to merge or make an acquisition in the next two years. Hear leading experts present key trends around understanding current M&A straegies, making yourself an attractive buyer (or seller) and financing the deal.

Moderator: Gabriel Garcia, Director, Pershing Advisor Solutions
Dan Bernstein, Chief Regulatory Counsel, MarketCounsel
Tonia Bottoms, Managing Director and Managing Counsel, Pershing

Theme: Accelerate Your Business

My Custodian Can Do That? New Solutions to Give You Greater Capabilities CFP CWS IMCA

Learn about integrated solutions that will excite your clients and help you grow your practice. Discover new capabilities including practice management programs, mobile technology, enhancements to the ETF platform and advisory options.

Moderator: Anna D’Amico, Director, Pershing
Thomas Drogan, Senior Vice President in Member Regulation, FINRA
Joan Schwartz, Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer, Pershing
Kevin Taylor, Chief Compliance Officer, Pershing
Mary Williams, Senior Compliance Officer, T. Rowe Price Investment Services, Inc.

Theme: Accelerate Your Business


12:15 PM | 1 Hour 15 Minutes

Lunch


1:45 PM | 1 Hour 45 Minutes

General Session

1:45 PM | 15 Minutes

Welcome and Vision for the Future

Lisa Dolly, Chief Executive Officer, Pershing

2:00 PM | 25 Minutes

It's All About the Experience

Lori Hardwick, Chief Operating Officer, Pershing

2:25 PM | 5 Minutes

Introduction of Keynote Speakers

Solon "Bud" Person, Executive Vice President, Federated Investors, Inc.

2:30 PM | 30 Minutes

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges* CFA CWS

Amy Cuddy, PhD, Social Psychologist; Associate Professor at Harvard Business School

Sponsored by:

Federated Investors, Inc.

3:00 PM | 30 Minutes

From the Battlefield to the Boardroom: Secrets to Lead and Succeed in Business* CFA CWS

Colonel Jill Morgenthaler, Retired U.S. Army Colonel

Sponsored by:

Federated Investors, Inc.


3:30 PM | 30 Minutes

Networking Break and Pavilion Open


3:30 PM | 30 Minutes

Pershing Pavilion Open

4:00 PM | 1 Hour

Breakout Session I

All Roads Lead to ETFs CFA CFP CWS IMCA

Hear from industry experts on trends in the global ETF industry, including the current regulatory environment, anticipated global growth, new innovations, smart beta investing and actively managed solutions.

Moderator: Rich Calvario, Director, Pershing
Michael Arone, Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist, State Street Global Advisors
Paul Fulmer, Assistant Vice President and Head of Mutual Fund Product Management, USAA
Duy Nguyen, Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer, Invesco Global Solutions

Theme: Accelerate Your Business

An "Alternative" Focus: A Change Can Do You Good CFA CFP CWS IMCA

Amid today's volatile markets, which alternative investments are effective in realizing alpha? How much tolerance do your clients have when it comes to diversification and active management? Join leading asset managers as they discuss incorporating alternative investments into client portfolios.

Philip Orlando, Chief Equity Strategist, Federated Investors, Inc. and Senior Portfolio Manager, Federated Global Allocation Fund (FSTBX)

Sponsored by:

Federated Investors, Inc.

Theme: Accelerate Your Business

As the Pendulum Swings: The Economic and Financial Market Midyear Outlook for 2017 CWS IMCA

Phil Orlando returns to share his candid views on the increasingly entwined nature of politics, economics and the financial markets. Phil will review the transition from “Obamanomics” to “Trumponomics” and address the pros and cons of Trump’s fiscal policy platform.

Sponsored by:

Theme: Navigate Markets and Regulation

Crossroads: Making Key Decisions to Advance Your Advisory Firm CFP CWS

Life's crossroads force us to make critical decisions that have a lasting impact. Advisory firms also face their own choices. As they grow and evolve, they have to determine when to hire employee advisors or professional management, when to merge or acquire, and when to create a firm-level brand. We will review these and other crossroads, while sharing best practices to inform your decisions.

Moderator: JamiLynn Cimino, Vice President, Pershing Prime Services
John Feeley, Managing Director, Man Investments
Kenneth Masse, Client Portfolio Manager, Invesco Quantitative Strategies
John Zimmermann, Director, Perella Weinberg Partners

Theme: Accelerate Your Business

Deciphering the Alphabet Soup: Ins and Outs of Mutual Fund Share Classes CFP CWS IMCA

The mutual fund landscape is changing and we are all hearing different messages. New share classes are emerging, others are being pulled from product shelves, and what is the 'triple zero' everyone is talking about? Join a panel of experts to hear what's ahead for the mutual fund world.

Moderator: Mike Partnow, Director, Pershing
Randy Anderson, Chief Investment Officer, Griffin Capital Advisor
R. Scott Henderson, Senior Vice President, Calamos Investments
Frank Muller, Chief Executive Officer and President, Provasi Capital Partners LP

Theme: Accelerate Your Business

Diversity and Inclusion: Learn How Employee and Business Resource Groups Can Help the Bottom Line CFP CWS

Unlock the power of diversity and inclusion to improve employee and client engagement and add substantial value for your firm. Benefit from best practices learned from the Women’s Initiatives Network (WIN) and from the Global Citizenship and Sustainability team on how they are leveraging Return on Equality, BNY Mellon’s recent gender equality study, in a comprehensive employee and client activation program to extend the brand, help spark innovation and fuel social transformation.

Moderator: Melissa Bernstein, Director, Pershing
Marin Gibson, Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, State Government Affairs,
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)
Joan Schwartz, Managing Director and Chief Legal Counsel, Pershing

Theme: Deepen Your Bench

The New Normal: A Look at the Alternative Investment Landscape in 2017 CFP CWS

Political changes are reverberating in the global markets, creating new challenges for asset allocation and manager selection. Alternative investment experts will share their strategies for promising opportunities as we make our way through yet another new era for investing.

Moderator: James Roth, Managing Director, Pershing
Lisa Bleier, Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)
Dale Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer, Financial Services Institute (FSI)
Catherine Weatherford, President and Chief Executive Officer, Insured Retirement Institute (IRI)

Theme: Navigate Markets and Regulation

The Winning Combination: Digital Relationships With a Human Touch CWS

Investors are looking for personalized service, financial planning, on-demand information, insights and performance. Learn how to increase your value and enhance your client engagement style by leveraging digital tools and human consultation.

Moderator: Tim Foley, Managing Director, Pershing
William Boland, Senior Analyst, Aite Group
Kathleen Johnson, Vice President, Pershing
Michael Kitces, Partner and Director of Research, Pinnacle Advisory Group

Theme: Boost Your Efficiency

5:00 PM | 30 Minutes

Pershing Pavilion Open


5:00 PM | 2 Hours

Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Day Two Thursday, June 15

6:00 AM | 1 Hour

INSITE 5K Walk and Fun Run


7:30 AM | 9 Hours

Exhibit Hall Open


7:30 AM | 1 Hour and 45 Minutes

Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall


8:00 AM | 45 Minutes

Pavilion Open


8:45 AM | 1 Hour 45 Minutes

General Session

8:45 AM | 5 Minutes

Opening Remarks

Ram Nagappan, Chief Information Officer, Pershing

8:50 AM | 40 Minutes

Invested in Innovation

Moderator: Kathleen Hays, Co-Host, Taking Stock, Bloomberg Radio
Suresh Kumar, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, BNY Mellon
Brian Shea, Vice Chairman, BNY Mellon and Chief Executive Officer, BNY Mellon Investment Services

9:30 AM | 1 Hour

The Science of Innovative Technology CFA CWS IMCA

Rana el Kaliouby, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Affectiva
Alexis Ohanian, Entrepreneur, Investor, Co-founder, Reddit
Oscar Salazar Gaitan, Entrepreneur, Investor and Founding Chief Technology Officer, Uber

Sponsored by:

BNY Mellon | Dreyfus


10:30 AM | 30 Minutes

Networking Break and Pavilion Open


10:30 AM | 30 Minutes

Pershing Pavilion Open

11:00 AM | 1 Hour

Breakout Session II

All Roads Lead to ETFs CFA CFP CWS IMCA

Hear from industry experts on trends in the global ETF industry, including the current regulatory environment, anticipated global growth, new innovations, smart beta investing and actively managed solutions.

Moderator: Rich Calvario, Director, Pershing
Michael Arone, Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist, State Street Global Advisors
Paul Fulmer, Assistant Vice President and Head of Mutual Fund Product Management, USAA
Duy Nguyen, Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer, Invesco Global Solutions

Theme: Accelerate Your Business

An "Alternative" Focus: A Change Can Do You Good CFA CFP CWS

Sponsored by:

Federated Investors, Inc.

Amid today's volatile markets, which alternative investments are effective in realizing alpha? How much tolerance do your clients have when it comes to diversification and active management? Join leading asset managers as they discuss incorporating alternative investments into client portfolios.

Introduction: Christopher Minton, Senior Retirement Consultant, Federated Investors, Inc.
Bradford Campbell, Counsel, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP

Theme: Accelerate Your Business

Best Practices: Financial Performance of Advisory Firms CFP CWS IMCA

The 2016 InvestmentNews Financial Performance Study points to some good news for advisory firms, as well as areas that demand your attention. Join us as we highlight the recent data, review case studies on what top-performing firms are doing differently and share the latest strategies for building a lasting business.

Moderator: Ralph Studley, Senior Vice President, BNY Mellon Investment Management
Sinead Colton, Managing Director, Mellon Capital
Vincent Reinhart, Chief Economist, Standish

Sponsored by:

BNY Mellon | Dreyfus

Theme: Accelerate Your Business

Deciphering the Alphabet Soup: Ins and Outs of Mutual Fund Share Classes CFP CWS IMCA

The mutual fund landscape is changing and we are all hearing different messages. New share classes are emerging, others are being pulled from product shelves, and what is the 'triple zero' everyone is talking about? Join a panel of experts to hear what's ahead for the mutual fund world.

Michael Jones, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Riverfront Investment Group

Sponsored by:

First Trust Portfolio, L.P.

Theme: Accelerate Your Business

Global Markets: Bull, Bear or Bunny? CFA CWS IMCA

It's easy to say that emotion should play no part in investing but how often is that true? What is weighing heavily on the investor's psyche? Join us to learn how to navigate across the asset classes in a sentiment-driven market.

Moderator: Joe Spatucci, Director, Pershing
J. Thomas Halleron, Director, Harbor Investment Advisory, LLC
Michelle LeCates, Vice President, July Business Services
Matt McGrew, Chief Operations Officer and General Counsel, USA Financial Corporation

Theme: Navigate Markets and Regulations

Two Distinct Approaches to Dividend Investing CFP CWS IMCA

Join Brendan Voege and Joe Zidle as they offer distinct approaches to total return strategies and dividend investing. The discussion will cover how best to manage a client’s appetite for dividend-yielding instruments (such as unit investment trusts and equities) and the considerations when building a portfolio that offers dividend safety, dividend yield and dividend growth.

Moderator: Mike Partnow, Director, Pershing
Randy Anderson, Chief Investment Officer, Griffin Capital Advisor
R. Scott Henderson, Senior Vice President, Calamos Investments
Frank Muller, Chief Executive Officer and President, Provasi Capital Partners LP

Sponsored by:

First Trust Portfolio, L.P.

Theme: Navigate Markets and Regulations

What's Ahead for Retirement: Thriving in the Brave New Fiduciary World CFA CWS

New fiduciary standards are creating disruption in the retirement business. Learn about advisors' top priorities when it comes to helping investors achieve better retirement outcomes.

Moderator: Maura Creekmore, Managing Director, Pershing
Shawn Rodgers, Vice President, Pershing
Dan Skiles, President, Shareholders Service Group
Brian Walter, Global Industry Lead for Banking and Financial Services and Global Wealth Management, IBM Watson Group

Theme: Accelerate Your Business

The Winning Combination: Digital Relationships With a Human Touch CWS

Investors are looking for personalized service, financial planning, on-demand information, insights and performance. Learn how to increase your value and enhance your client engagement style by leveraging digital tools and human consultation.

Moderator: Aaron Steinberg, Director, Pershing Prime Services
Nicholas Amato, Managing Director, Wilshire Associates
Andrew Dreaneen, Head of GAIA Product & Business Development, Schroders
John Moore, Head of Alternatives, GFIG at Franklin Templeton K2 Advisors L.L.C.
Matthew Osborne, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Altegris

Theme: Boost Your Efficiency


12:00 PM | 1 Hour 15 Minutes

Lunch

12:00 PM | 1 Hour 15 Minutes

Pershing Pavilion Open

12:30 PM | 45 Minutes

Coffee and Dessert in the Exhibit Hall


1:30 PM | 1 Hour

Breakout Session III

Active or Passive Investing? Or When to Use Both CFA CFP CWS

With the ETF industry seeing consistent growth and assets recently passing a major milestone of $3.5 trillion, many continue to seek ways to incorporate passive strategies into client portfolios. But are ETFs the silver bullet? This session will examine the benefits and challenges of passive and active investing.

Moderator: Crystal Andrus, Vice President, Pershing
Rich Calvario, Director, Pershing
Ed O’Neal, Vice President, Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.
Steve Saxon, Chairman, Groom Law Group

Theme: Accelerate Your Business

Global Markets: Bull, Bear or Bunny? CFA CWS

It's easy to say that emotion should play no part in investing but how often is that true? What is weighing heavily on the investor's psyche? Join us to learn how to navigate across the asset classes in a sentiment-driven market.

Moderator: Chris Gunderson, Director, Pershing
Mark Albers, Founder, Albers & Associates Consulting, LLC and Co-Owner, True North Partners Consulting
Tom Daley, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Advisor Center
Shirl Penney, Chief Executive Officer, Dynasty Financial Partners

Theme: Navigate Markets and Regulation

Integration is the Key to Delivering Optimized, Digitized and Ultimate Experiences CFA CWS IMCA

Industry experts discuss the power of intelligent integration and how your firm can deliver the most impactful digital experiences. Learn how to develop an integrated, flexible, plug-and-play technology ecosystem and how that can add value to the bottom line.

Moderator: Joe Spatucci, Director, Pershing
J. Thomas Halleron, Director, Harbor Investment Advisory, LLC
Michelle LeCates, Vice President, July Business Services
Matt McGrew, Chief Operations Officer and General Counsel, USA Financial Corporation

Theme: Boost Your Efficiency

Navigating the Regulatory Landscape for RIAs CFA CFP CWS

As advisory firms grow, they need to keep up with the changing regulatory landscape including oversight of money managers, reverse churning, mutual fund share class use, fee billing and false performance claims. Join us for deeper insights into these critical regulatory topics.

Moderator: Tim Walsh, Director, Pershing
Kevin Creeden, Vice President, BlueBay Asset Management
Jeffrey Alan Rosensweig, Director,Goizueta Business School of Emory University

Theme: Navigate Markets and Regulations

Strategic Uses of ETFs in Asset Allocation Models CFA CFP CWS

ETFs now offer exposure across multiple asset classes including global equities, fixed income, commodities, active management and non-capital weighted strategies. Hear both issuers and industry participants discuss how to achieve investment targets with ETFs and important considerations.

Moderator: Marc Caras, Director, Pershing
Blaine Aikin, Executive Chairman, Fi360
Jeff Atwell, Senior Vice President, Meeder Financial
Jason Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, Pension Resource Institute & Partner Retirement Law Group

Theme: Accelerate Your Business

Succession Planning: Can't Grow Without It CFA CFP CWS

Do you consider succession and transition a growth strategy? Is your fiduciary duty to act in the best interest of your clients? Learn best practices for a well thought out transition plan to ensure the future value of your business is enhanced.

Moderator: Aaron Steinberg, Director, Pershing Prime Services
Rich Lesser, Vice President, SkyBridge Capital
Claudio Macchetto, Managing Director, Paulson & Co.
Nathan Palmer, Managing Director, Wilshire Associates

Theme: Deepen Your Bench

Transformers: Changing Your Business Model CFA CFP CWS IMCA

With a fiduciary mindset grasping the entire industry, learn how financial services firms are transforming their business models. Is it time to consider changing yours?

Joel Greenblatt, Managing Principal and Co‐Chief Investment Officer, Gotham Asset Management

Sponsored by:

Gotham Asset Management

Theme: Accelerate Your Business

What's Trending Now: Trends in Institutional Asset Allocation and Portfolio Construction CFA CFP CWS

Investment managers who oversee institutional and individual assets across the globe share thoughts on what is driving current institutional allocation models. You will also learn how you can use these models for your investment strategies.

Moderator: Marvin Loh, Managing Director, BNY Mellon
Matthew Byer, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Spectrum Asset Management
Christopher Getter, Executive Vice President and Product Manager, PIMCO
Tim Paulson, Investment Strategist, Fixed Income, Lord Abbett

Theme: Navigate Markets and Regulations


2:30 PM | 30 Minutes

Networking Break and Pavilion Open


2:30 PM | 30 Minutes

Pershing Pavilion Open

3:00 PM | 1 Hour

Breakout Session IV

Does This Make My Returns Look Big? How Shorts Can Fit Into Your Investment Strategy CFA CFP CWS IMCA

Short-enabled investment strategies can work well in both bull and bear market environments but do they fit into your portfolio strategy? Alternative managers will share the nuances of incorporating a shorting strategy into your investment plan.

Moderator: Bill Bruckner, Director, Pershing
William Edwards, Director, Pershing
Lance James, Chief Scientist at Flashpoint, Cyber Intelligence Advisor and Co-Founder at Unit 221b
Michelle Wraight, Director and Chief Privacy Officer, Pershing

Theme: Navigate Markets and Regulations

Gen Why? How to Succeed With Young, HNW Clients Who Question Everything CFP CWS

The times are changing. This is a look at the psychographics of the generations of investors who are behind Baby Boomers, including differences in buying habits, technology and social media use, along with their views on retirement.

Moderator: Robert Cirrotti, Managing Director, Pershing
Tonia Bottoms, Managing Director and Managing Counsel, Pershing
Bradford Campbell, Counsel, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
Steve Saxon, Chairman, Groom Law Group

Theme: Accelerate Your Business

Global Fixed Income: What's Ahead for the Fed, Central Banks and Rates? CFA CFP CWS IMCA

With tightening credit conditions and a more aggressive Fed, what do potentially rising rates mean for high yield, corporate and sovereign debt? Learn about the measures you can take under this scenario.

Moderator: Justin Fay, Director, Pershing
Paul McGinn, Senior Vice President, First Trust Advisors L.P.
Brett Mossman, Managing Director, BlackRock Global Client Group
Chris Tidmore, Senior Investment Strategist, Vanguard Investment Strategy Group

Theme: Navigate Markets and Regulations

Is the Smart Money Headed Toward Smart Beta ETFs? CFA CFP CWS

You’ve heard about the emergence of ETF strategies, such as Smart Beta and Multi-Factor Investing. Now learn what they mean for current market cycles and how they will affect the industry in the future.

Moderator: Marc Caras, Director, Pershing
Blaine Aikin, Executive Chairman, Fi360
Jeff Atwell, Senior Vice President, Meeder Financial
Jason Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, Pension Resource Institute & Partner Retirement Law Group

Theme: Accelerate Your Business

LatAm: Trends Influencing the Markets CFA CFP CWS IMCA

Economic and geopolitical events that influence Latin American investors are also impacting those investing in this region from abroad. What were the major issues over the past year and what does the future hold?

Moderator: Anthony Destro, Senior Portfolio Manager, Lockwood Advisors, Inc.
Dodd Kittsley, Head of ETF Strategy, Deutsche Asset Management
Bob Meeder, President, Meeder Investment Management
John Simmons, Senior Investment Strategist, William Blair

Theme: Navigate Markets and Regulations

Navigating the Regulatory Landscape for Broker-Dealers CFA CFP CWS

Hear about major regulatory changes facing firms, including Consolidated Audit Trail, FinCen's Enhanced Customer Due Diligence Rule, FINRA's proposed rule for addressing the Financial Exploitation of Seniors, and other topics.

Moderator: Aaron Steinberg, Director, Pershing Prime Services
Rich Lesser, Vice President, SkyBridge Capital
Claudio Macchetto, Managing Director, Paulson & Co.
Nathan Palmer, Managing Director, Wilshire Associates

Theme: Navigate Markets and Regulations

Retirement 2.0: New Investment Solutions for Today's Plans CFA CFP CWS IMCA

It's not your father's defined contribution retirement plan. Today's plans feature new investment solutions to help participants, including the growing use of target date funds, SMAs, in-plan retirement income solutions and more.

Moderator: Sean Keenan, Director, Pershing Advisor Solutions
Jason Carroll, Managing Director, Live Oak Bank
Mike Papedis, Managing Director, HighTower
Dan Seivert, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ECHELON Partners

Theme: Accelerate Your Business


4:00 PM | 30 Minutes

Networking Break and Pavilion Open


4:00 PM | 30 Minutes

Pershing Pavilion Open

4:30 PM | 1 Hour

General Session

Powerful Portraits: An Intimate Look at Humanity and Leadership CWS

Platon, World-renowned, Award-winning Photographer and Founder, The People's Portfolio


7:00 PM | 3 Hours

Block Party at Gaslamp Quarter

Day Three Friday, June 16

6:00 AM | 1 Hour

Sunrise Fitness Activities

Yoga

7:45 AM | 30 Minutes

Grab and Go Breakfast


8:00 AM | 1 Hour 15 Minutes

Pavilion Open


8:15 AM | 1 Hour

Breakout Session V with Breakfast

Business Management: Put a Spotlight on Your Value CWS IMCA

Do your clients understand what you do and what makes you special? Fee compression, increased competition and changes prompted by the DOL Conflict of Interest rule mean that, now more than ever, your clients should understand the value you bring. Join us as successful advisors discuss the secrets behind how they differentiate themselves and deepen relationships.

Moderator: Andrew Hirschler, Vice President, Pershing
Mark Bruno, Associate Publisher, InvestmentNews
Mark Hansen, Regional Sales Director, E*TRADE
Ingrid Strauss, Partner, Cordis Financial

Theme: Deepen Your Bench

Explore the State of Cybersecurity in Financial Services CFA CFP CWS IMCA

Learn about ever-evolving cybersecurity threats, regulatory requirements, and the latest in privacy and information security best practices.

Moderator: Bill Bruckner, Director, Pershing
William Edwards, Director, Pershing
Lance James, Chief Scientist, Flashpoint
Michelle Wraight, Director and Chief Privacy Officer, Pershing

Theme: Navigate Markets and Regulations

Global Fixed Income: What's Ahead for the Fed, Central Banks and Rates? CFA CFP CWS IMCA

With tightening credit conditions and a more aggressive Fed, what do potentially rising rates mean for high yield, corporate and sovereign debt? Learn about the measures you can take under this scenario.

Moderator: Justin Fay, Director, Pershing
Paul McGinn, Senior Vice President, First Trust Advisors L.P.
Brett Mossman, Managing Director, BlackRock Global Client Group
Chris Tidmore, Senior Investment Strategist, Vanguard Investment Strategy Group

Theme: Navigate Markets and Regulations

Is the Smart Money Headed Toward Smart Beta ETFs? CFA CWS

You’ve heard about the emergence of ETF strategies, such as Smart Beta and Multi-Factor Investing. Now learn what they mean for current market cycles and how they will affect the industry in the future.

Moderator: Marc Butler, Chief Operating Officer, Albridge
Aaron Klein, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Riskalyze
Rajini Kodialam, Co-Founder, Focus Financial Partners
Calvin Schmidt, Senior Vice President, Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC

Theme: Accelerate Your Business

Strengthening Client Relationships With Behavioral Analytics CWS

In the experience world, you earn client loyalty by delightful moments. To play in this arena, you must optimize, digitize and deliver impactful experiences. A path to success can be achieved through advanced analytics, robotics, planning tools, algorithms and artificial intelligence.

Brian Gallary, Senior Vice President, Head of Wealth Management Consulting, First Trust Portfolios L.P.

Sponsored by:

First Trust Portfolios L.P.

Theme: Boost Your Efficiency

Top Disruptive Trends in Wealth Management CFA CFP CWS IMCA

The wealth management space is evolving rapidly amid regulatory pressures, fast-paced customer demands, demographic and behavioral changes, competition from unconventional sources and breakthroughs in new technologies. This session will provide clarity on the key emerging trends shaping the wealth management industry and unique insights, knowledge and value propositions to help you navigate these changes.

Moderator: Anthony Destro, Senior Portfolio Manager, Lockwood Advisors, Inc.
Dodd Kittsley, Head of ETF Strategy, Deutsche Asset Management
Bob Meeder, President, Meeder Investment Management
John Simmons, Senior Investment Strategist, William Blair

Theme: Accelerate Your Business


9:15 AM | 30 Minutes

Networking Break and Pavilion Open


9:45 AM | 1 Hour 15 Minutes

General Session

A Conversation with Serena Williams

Serena Williams, Tennis Professional and Entrepreneur


11:00 AM

Conference Concludes

10:15 AM | 30 Minutes

Pershing Pavilion Open

10:45 AM | 1 Hour 15 Minutes

GENERAL SESSION

At the Buzzer: Leading to Greatness

Moderator: Mike Row, Managing Director, Pershing
Jay Wright, Villanova Head Men’s Basketball Coach and 2016 National Champion

Closing Remarks

Tom Sholes, Managing Director, Pershing

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