Advanced Wealth Management Conference

Date:
October 19 2015 to October 20 2015
Location:
Swissôtel Chicago
323 East Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601-9722
United States
Phone:
+1 (312) 565-0565

IMCA's Advanced Wealth Management Conference is fast becoming the must-attend wealth management event for IMCA members, Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) designees, and top advisors around the country. Join some of the industry's most influential minds on October 19-20  in Chicago to discuss some of the leading topics in wealth management today. This year's speakers include John Heaton, professor of finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Moshe Milevsky, associate professor of finance at the Schulich School of Business, and Marvin Zonis, professor emeritus at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

John Heaton, PhD, is the Joseph L. Gidwitz professor of finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He studies asset pricing, portfolio allocation, and time-series economics. His research has earned him numerous fellowships, including an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Fellowship, and a Provost Fund Fellowship from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Prior to joining the Chicago Booth faculty in 2000, he was the Nathan S. and Mary P. Sharp Distinguished Professor of Finance at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He also  held positions at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and at the Hoover Institution. Currently, he is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Originally from Canada, he earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce at the University of Windsor, a master’s degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario, and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.

 

Moshe Milevsky, PhD, is associate professor of finance at the Schulich School of Business at York University, Toronto, and Executive Director of The IFID Centre. He has published 10 books, more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Risk Management and Insurance Review, and the Journal of Retirement. In his session, Milevsky will present principles around sound retirement-income planning by presenting the equations that are at the core of providing a sustainable retirement income.

 

Marvin Zonis, PhD, is a former professor at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he taught courses on international political economy, leadership, and e-commerce. As head of Marvin Zonis & Associates, he consults to corporations and professional asset management firms worldwide, helping them to identify, assess, and manage political risks. He has written extensively on globalization, digital technologies, emerging markets, Middle Eastern politics, the oil industry, Russia, and U.S. foreign policy, and he has been published in the Financial Times, the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Chief Executive magazine, La Vanguardia, and the Japanese journal Nikkei Weekly. His books include The Kimchi Matters: Global Business and Local Politics in a Crisis Driven World: The Eastern European Opportunity; Majestic Failure: The Fall of the Shah; Khomeini and the Islamic Republic of Iran; and The Political Elite of Iran. In his session, Zonis will examine the rules for successful global investing and the 15 principles for "getting globalization right," including estimates of corruption, leadership succession, external threats, and others, to help businesses effectively assess.

Richard Bowen is the former business chief underwriter for Citigroup during the housing bubble financial crisis meltdown. He witnessed fraud firsthand inside the organization as the company certified poor mortgages as quality mortgages and sold them to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and other investors. He testified before the Securities and Exchange Commission and was a key witness and gave nationally televised testimony before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. His testimony has been quoted in articles and pieces of litigation related to the meltdown. He has taken lessons learned from his business experience and now speaks and consults with executives to build organizations with accountable and ethical corporate cultures. He received a bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and a MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a certified public accountant and was named CPA of The Year in 2012 by the Dallas Society of CPA’s and Dallas’ D CEO Magazine recognized him as the 2012 recipient of its annual Financial Executives Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance.

Jean Brunel is the managing principal of Brunel Associates, a firm founded in 2001 that offers wealth education and analysis. Mr. Brunel was chief investment officer (CIO) of JP Morgan’s global private bank, CIO of Private Asset Management at US Bancorp and, most recently, CIO of GenSpring Family Offices. He has been the editor of the Journal of Wealth Management since its founding in 1998, and is the author of the book Integrated Wealth Management: The New Direction for Portfolio Managers, as well as many peer-reviewed articles. During his 35+ year career, Mr. Brunel has been based in the United States, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia, and has served clients around the world. His three most notable areas of focus have been tax-aware investing, goals-based wealth management, and the role of alternative assets in balanced portfolios. In 2011, Mr. Brunel received the prestigious C. Stewart Sheppard Award from the CFA Institute. This award is presented annually to an individual CFA charterholder in recognition of outstanding contributions in fostering the education of professional investors and the development of programs and publications to encourage continuing education in the investment profession. In June 2012, Mr. Brunel was named the 2012 Multi-Family Office Chief Investment Officer of the Year by Family Office Review. He is a graduate of École des Hautes Études Commerciales in France (HEC) and earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

John Heaton is the Joseph L. Gidwitz professor of finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He studies asset pricing, portfolio allocation, and time-series economics. His research has earned him numerous fellowships, including an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Fellowship, and a Provost Fund Fellowship from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Prior to joining the Chicago Booth faculty in 2000, he was the Nathan S. and Mary P. Sharp Distinguished Professor of Finance at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He also  held positions at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and at the Hoover Institution. Currently, he is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Originally from Canada, he earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce at the University of Windsor, a master’s degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario, and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.

Moshe Milevsky is an associate professor of finance at the Schulich School of Business and a member of the graduate faculty of mathematics and statistics at York University in Toronto, Canada. He is the executive director of The IFID Centre and a member of the board of directors of the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematics. He has published 10 books and more than 60 peer-reviewed articles. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Risk Management and Insurance Review, and the Journal of Retirement. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, the Globe and Mail, and the National Post. He has received two National Magazine (Canada) awards as well as the Retirement Income Industry Association lifetime achievement award for applied research and a Graham and Dodd scroll award from the CFA Institute.

Troy Shaver is the chief executive officer, president, and senior portfolio manager at Dividend Assets Capital, LLC. Prior to this, he was the vice chairman, president, and chief executive officer at GoldK, Inc. and GoldK Investment Services from 2000-2004. He has served the financial industry for over 30 years and held positions at State Street Research Investment Services, ... John Hancock Funds, Oppenheimer Management Corporation, Centennial Capital Corporation, Moseley Hallgarten Estabrook & Weeden, AG Edwards & Sons, and Burbank & Company. He received a bachelor of arts in geology from Dartmouth College in 1969.

 

Marvin Zonis is a former professor at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he taught courses on international political economy, leadership, and e-commerce. As head of Marvin Zonis & Associates, he consults to corporations and professional asset management firms worldwide, helping them to identify, assess, and manage political risks. He is a member of the Board of Advisers for the Comptroller General of the United States at the GAO, the Board of Directors of CNA Financial, a Fellow of PWC Advisory Services, and also a member of the Board of Directors of the Fondation Etats Unis. He has written extensively on globalization, digital technologies, emerging markets, Middle Eastern politics, the oil industry, Russia, and U.S. foreign policy; he has been published in the Financial Times, the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Chief Executive magazine, La Vanguardia, and the Japanese journal Nikkei Weekly. His books include The Kimchi Matters: Global Business and Local Politics in a Crisis Driven World: The Eastern European Opportunity; Majestic Failure: The Fall of the Shah; Khomeini and the Islamic Republic of Iran; and The Political Elite of Iran. He was educated at Yale University, the Harvard Business School, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (where he earned a PhD in political science), and the Institute for Psychoanalysis, Chicago (where he received psychoanalytic training).

Hotel Information

Swissôtel Chicago
323 East Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601-9722
312.565.0565

IMCA has reserved a block of rooms at the Swissôtel Chicago at the special group rate of $259 single/double per night. This rate includes complimentary in-room Internet and fitness center access. To make your reservation, click here. You may also call 888.73.SWISS and reference Investment Management Consultants Association. The special rate is available through September 18, 2015, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so early reservations are recommended.

Booking a room in an IMCA room block is an important way to support the association and ultimately keep overall meeting costs as low as possible. IMCA commits to a block of rooms at these hotels on behalf of conference attendees and has a financial obligation to fill those blocks. Please help us to avoid potential penalties and control costs for future events by staying at one of the official hotels. Staying “within the block” is also more convenient and helps you stay connected with the informal activities and networking opportunities that occur at the hotels during the conference. If you are required to reserve a room through your company’s travel department, please forward the booking link to them so that you can reserve a room in IMCA’s room block.

Please note that conference attendees that do not make their reservation within the IMCA room block may not receive the same discounted rate or benefits.

Location/Distance/Parking
The Swissôtel Chicago is located at 323 East Upper Wacker Drive in the heart of downtown Chicago where the Chicago River meets Lake Michigan.

Swissôtel Chicago offers valet parking at the Upper East Wacker entrance. The cost for day events is $30 per day; overnight parking is $65 per night. The closest self-parking option is at 303 E Wacker Drive, in between the Swissôtel & the Radisson Blu Hotels. For driving directions to the hotel, click here.

The Swissôtel Chicago is located 18 miles from Chicago O’Hare International Airport and 14 miles from Chicago Midway Airport. A taxi between O’Hare and the Swissôtel Chicago is approximately $60 each way. A taxi between Midway and the Swissôtel Chicago is approximately $45 each way. Shuttle service can be arranged through Airport Express for $32 each way to/from O’Hare and $27 each way to/from Midway. Click here for more information or to make a reservation.

Public Transportation: The L station closest to the Swissôtel Chicago is the State and Lake station, located on the red line.

 

Registration Fees

Early-Bird Rate1

By September 18

 

After September 18

 

IMCA Members

$795

$895

Register

Join & Go2

$995

$1,095

Register

Non-Member

$1,245

$1,345

Register

Click here to download a hard copy registration form.

1Both the registration form and payment must be received by September 18, 2014, to be eligible for the early-bird rate.

2Special offer—Only first-time members are eligible for the First-Time Member Join & Go rate. Renewals and reactivations are not eligible. Subject to change without notice.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy
Cancellations for conference registration must be received in writing. Please send cancellation requests to [email protected]. The registration fee less $50 cancellation fee will be refunded for cancellations postmarked or faxed by September 28, 2015. A 30-percent cancellation fee will be applied for cancellations received between September 29 and October 11, 2015. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after October 11, 2015, or for nonattendance.

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Continuing Education Credit

IMCA is excited to offer CIMA®, CIMC®, CPWA®, and CFP® certificants a convenient and hassle-free method of reporting continuing education (CE) credit earned at IMCA conferences through our new radio frequency identification (RFID) system.

Your attendance at individual conference sessions is now automatically recorded using RFID technology as you enter each session. Be sure to wear your conference badge at all times to ensure that you are properly credited for the sessions you attend. You will not be able to earn or report CE credit to IMCA, the CFP Board of Standards, or other leading certification bodies without this proof of attendance.

CIMA®/CIMC®/CPWA® Marks—This program has been accepted by IMCA for fourteen (14) hours of continuing education (CE) credit (including one ethics hour). IMCA will report your attendance at the event directly to IMCA’s certification department. Program subject to change, which may affect the type and total number of hours delivered.

CFP® Certification—This program has been approved by the CFP Board for fourteen (14) hours of continuing education (CE) credit. Please check the CFP Board website for an update on approved sessions.  IMCA will report your attendance at individual conference sessions to CFP Board on your behalf. Note that you must complete the following steps:

  1. Provide your CFP ID to IMCA. Enter your CFP ID in My IMCA in the "Update my contact information" and "Update" under My Contact Info section. You also may enter your CFP ID when you register for a conference.
  2. Wear your conference badge at all times so your attendance at individual sessions is recorded using RFID technology.
  3. IMCA will provide information to the CFP Board. The CFP Board will notify you when this occurs.

Please note that IMCA is not able to report to CFP Board on your behalf if we do not have an accurate CFP ID. Please check your My IMCA account to ensure the information is in our database and is accurate.

NASBA CPE Credit—IMCA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy as a sponsor of CE on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (ID 106054). State boards of accountancy have final authority about the acceptance of individual courses. Individuals are responsible for submitting any necessary paperwork and/or fees to their state boards. Upon request, IMCA will provide a certificate of attendance after the conference.

Other certifications/designations—IMCA does not submit programs to state insurance departments and bar associations. Individuals are responsible for submitting any necessary paperwork and/or fees to their state boards. Upon request, IMCA will provide a certificate of attendance after the conference.

 

 

 

IMCA thanks these sponsors and exhibitors for their support of the IMCA 2015 Advanced Wealth Management Conference.

Nationwide Financial

Platinum

www.nationwidefinancial.com

TD Ameritrade Institutional

Platinum

www.tdainstitutional.com

Thornburg Investment Management

Platinum

www.thornburg.com

Voya Investment Management

Platinum

www.voyainvestments.com

Raymond James Financial

Gold

www.raymondjames.com

Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network

Gold

www.wfafinet.com

American Funds

Silver

www.americanfunds.com

Charles Schwab

Silver

www.advisorservices.schwab.com

Fidelity Investments

Silver

www.fiws.fidelity.com

Forward

Silver

www.forwardinvesting.com

Invesco PowerShares

Silver

www.powershares.com

AB

Bronze

www.alliancebernstein.com

Aberdeen Asset Management

Bronze

www.aberdeen-asset.us.com

Arrow Funds

Bronze

www.arrowfunds.com

BlackRock

Bronze

www.blackrock.com

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management

Bronze

www.deutsche-efts.com

Diamond Hill Capital Management

Bronze

www.diamond-hill.com

IndexIQ

Bronze

www.indexiq.com

Matthews Asia

Bronze

www.matthewsasia.com

Nuveen Investments

Bronze

www.nuveen.com

Select Sector SPDRs

Bronze

www.sectorspdrs.com

Fidelity Charitable

Exhibitor

www.fidelitycharitable.org

Hancock Horizon Funds

Exhibitor

www.hancockhorizonfunds.com

Options Industry Council

Exhibitor

www.optionseducation.org

Thomas White

Exhibitor

www.thomaswhite.com

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Exhibitor

www.chicagoexec.net

Vanguard

Exhibitor

www.vanguard.com

Westchester Capital Management, LLC

Exhibitor

www.westchestercapitalfunds.com

Contact Lara Davies at [email protected] for exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, or click here to download the Sponsor/Exhibitor Kit.

Date: 
Monday, October 19, 2015 to Tuesday, October 20, 2015

IMCA's Advanced Wealth Management Conference is fast becoming the must-attend wealth management event for IMCA members, Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) designees, and top advisors around the country. Join some of the industry's most influential minds on October 19-20  in Chicago to discuss some of the leading topics in wealth management today. This year's speakers include John Heaton, professor of finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Moshe Milevsky, associate professor of finance at the Schulich School of Business, and Marvin Zonis, professor emeritus at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

John Heaton, PhD, is the Joseph L. Gidwitz professor of finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He studies asset pricing, portfolio allocation, and time-series economics. His research has earned him numerous fellowships, including an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Fellowship, and a Provost Fund Fellowship from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Prior to joining the Chicago Booth faculty in 2000, he was the Nathan S. and Mary P. Sharp Distinguished Professor of Finance at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He also  held positions at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and at the Hoover Institution. Currently, he is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Originally from Canada, he earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce at the University of Windsor, a master’s degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario, and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.

 

Moshe Milevsky, PhD, is associate professor of finance at the Schulich School of Business at York University, Toronto, and Executive Director of The IFID Centre. He has published 10 books, more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Risk Management and Insurance Review, and the Journal of Retirement. In his session, Milevsky will present principles around sound retirement-income planning by presenting the equations that are at the core of providing a sustainable retirement income.

 

Marvin Zonis, PhD, is a former professor at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he taught courses on international political economy, leadership, and e-commerce. As head of Marvin Zonis & Associates, he consults to corporations and professional asset management firms worldwide, helping them to identify, assess, and manage political risks. He has written extensively on globalization, digital technologies, emerging markets, Middle Eastern politics, the oil industry, Russia, and U.S. foreign policy, and he has been published in the Financial Times, the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Chief Executive magazine, La Vanguardia, and the Japanese journal Nikkei Weekly. His books include The Kimchi Matters: Global Business and Local Politics in a Crisis Driven World: The Eastern European Opportunity; Majestic Failure: The Fall of the Shah; Khomeini and the Islamic Republic of Iran; and The Political Elite of Iran. In his session, Zonis will examine the rules for successful global investing and the 15 principles for "getting globalization right," including estimates of corruption, leadership succession, external threats, and others, to help businesses effectively assess.

Sessions: 
Location: 
Swissôtel Chicago
323 East Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601-9722
United States
Phone: 
+1 (312) 565-0565