2016 Private Wealth Advisor Conference

Date:
September 29 2016 to September 30 2016
Location:
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
Phone:
+1 (312) 836-0100

Join the industry's most influential minds September 29-30  in Chicago to discuss the critical topics in wealth management today.

Hotel Website

RegisterIMCA's 2016 Private Wealth Advisor Conference is fast becoming the must-attend wealth management event for IMCA members, Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) designees, and top advisors. Join some of the industry's most influential minds September 29-30  in Chicago to discuss the critical topics in wealth management today. This year's PWAC Brochurekeynote speakers include:

  • Gregory Valliere, chief political strategist at Horizon Investments.
  • Ron Cordes, executive co-chairman of AssetMark and founder of the Cordes Foundation.
  • Jonathan Golub, CFA®, chief U.S. market strategist at the RBC Capital Markets, LLC, research division.
  • Ed Slott, CPA, founder of Ed Slott and Company LLC.
  • Vikram Mansharamani, business ethics professor at Yale University and president of Kelan Advisors.
  • Nicholas Epley, the John T. Keller Professor of behavioral science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
AssetMark Investment Services and the Cordes Foundation

Ron Cordes is a co-founder of AssetMark Investment Services and executive co-chairman of AssetMark. He is co-author of The Art of Investing & Portfolio Management and was recognized as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005. Mr. Cordes co-founded the Cordes Foundation with his wife, Marty, with the goal of advancing market-based solutions that address the world’s most challenging problems. He speaks extensively on impact investing and achieving meaning and purpose in an encore career, and has been profiled in multiple publications including Fast Company, Forbes, Financial Advisor, Financial Planning, and Private Wealth Management. He chairs the executive committee for ImpactAssets, a nonprofit financial services company launched in 2010, and is also co-chair of the Opportunity Collaboration. In addition, he serves on the Advisory Committee for the Clinton Global Initiative, and as a board member of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, Fair Trade USA, and MicroVest Holdings.

John T. Keller Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Nicholas Epley is the John T. Keller Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he conducts research on the experimental study of social cognition, perspective taking, and intuitive human judgment. In his book, Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want, Professor Epley introduces what scientists have learned about our abilities to understand the most complicated puzzle on the planet—other people—and the surprising mistakes we so routinely make. His research has appeared in more than two dozen journals, including the Journal of Personality and Social PsychologyPsychological SciencePsychological Review, and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. His research also has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Wired, and National Public Radio and has been funded by the National Science Foundation. He is the winner of the 2008 Theoretical Innovation Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and was awarded the 2010 Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contributions from the American Psychological Association. He earned a BA in psychology and philosophy from Saint Olaf College and a PhD in psychology from Cornell University, where he earned a Graduate Teaching Award from the Department of Psychology as well as a Cornell University Teaching Fellowship.

RBC Capital Markets, LLC

Jonathan Golub is the chief U.S. market strategist at the RBC Capital Markets, LLC, research division. Previously, he was the chief U.S. equity strategist at the UBS Investment Bank research division. Before that, he was a senior managing director and chief investment strategist at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. and The Bear Stearns Companies, LLC; he also was chief market strategist of ING Investment Management Americas. He served as U.S. equity strategist and co-head of U.S. equity client portfolio management at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Inc. He earned a BA in economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

 

 

Yale University

Vikram Mansharamani is a lecturer at Yale University and the president of Kelan Advisors. He is the author of Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles before They Burst and is a regular commentator in the financial media, having contributed to Bloomberg, CNBC, Fortune, the New York Times, and the Daily Beast, among others. He was named #1 on LinkedIn’s 2015 list of 10 top voices in money and finance. Dr. Mansharamani has been an active participant in the financial markets for the past 20 years. His experience includes positions in management consulting, investment banking, and asset management. He is currently on the board of the Africa Opportunity Fund and the Torit Montessori School. His research interests center on decision-making and the relative value of specialists and generalists in navigating uncertainty. He earned PhD and MS degrees from the MIT Sloan School of Management, an MS in political science from MIT, and a BA from Yale University.

Ed Slott and Company, LLC

Ed Slott is a widely recognized professional speaker and has created several nationally aired public television specials. He is founder of The IRA Leadership Program and Ed Slott’s Elite IRA Advisor Group which were developed specifically to help financial institutions, financial advisor firms, and insurance companies become recognized leaders in the IRA marketplace. He is editor of the IRA Planning section of the CPA Journal and also publishes Ed Slott's IRA Advisor, a monthly IRA newsletter. Mr. Slott is the recipient of the prestigious Excellence in Estate Planning and Outstanding Service awards presented by The Foundation for Accounting Education. He is a former Board member of The Estate Planning Council of New York City and an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP). Mr. Slott is often quoted in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Money magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, USA Today, Investor's Business Daily, and a host of additional national magazines and financial publications, and has appeared on numerous national TV and radio programs. Mr. Slott is also an internet consultant to financial information web sites, and is the author of Ed Slott’s Retirement Decisions Guide: 2016 Edition, Fund Your Future: A Tax-Smart Savings Plan in Your 20s and 30s, The Retirement Savings Time Bomb and How to Defuse it, and many others.

 

 

 

GenSpring Family Offices

Patricia Soldano has spent more than 25 years managing family offices, providing full service, integrated family office services to many families. She developed Cymric Family Office Services into a multi-family office in 1996, and in January 2009 Cymric became part of GenSpring Family Offices, which serves many of the world’s wealthiest families. She is now the managing director of client service for the firm’s Western Region. She has been published in Trusts & EstatesPrivate Wealth, the Washington PostForbesWealth ManagerFund Fire, Infovest, and other newspapers and periodicals. She is a regular presenter at national conferences throughout the United States, including the Investment Advisor Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, University of Southern California Family Business Program, Family Office Exchange Forum, Institute for Private Investors Forum, Investment Management Institute, and others. Ms. Soldano is a member of the High-Net-Worth Families & Family Offices editorial committee for Trusts & Estates. She serves on the advisory board of the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine and is the current co-chair of its Center for Investment and Wealth Management. She is a board member of “The Trusteeship” (International Women's Forum, Southern California), a member of the Women's Philanthropy Fund of Orange County United Way, and former policy committee chair for the Alzheimer's Association of Orange County. Ms. Soldano earned an MBA from Claremont Graduate School and a BA in business administration from California State University, Fullerton.

Horizon Investments

Greg Valliere is the chief political strategist at Horizon Investments, a Charlotte, NC-based firm that specializes in products that mitigate investor risk. Mr. Valliere has nearly 40 years of experience following Washington issues for institutional and retail investors. His work focuses on the vital intersection of politics and economics, including the role of Congress and the White House in fashioning fiscal policy, and interest rate policy as determined by the U.S. Federal Reserve.  Previously, he was chief political strategist at the Potomac Research Group. He has held many positions during his career, including director of research at the Charles Schwab Washington Research Group. Mr. Valliere is widely quoted in the nation’s media and is a regular guest on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and radio, Fox Business, CNN, and CBS radio. He is also regularly quoted in the nation’s financial press, including Barron’s and the Wall Street Journal. He earned a BA from George Washington University.

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
312.836.0100

IMCA has reserved a block of rooms at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile at the special group rate of $281 single/double per night. This rate includes in-room internet for $1 per 24 hour period as well as complimentary access to the hotel’s exercise facility. Make your reservation online now or call 1-877-303-0104 and reference IMCA. The special rate is available through August 30, 2016 and available on a first-come, first-served basis, so early reservations are recommended.

Booking a room in the IMCA room block is an important way to support the association and keep overall meeting costs as low as possible. IMCA commits to a block of rooms at the hotel on behalf of conference attendees and has a financial obligation to fill the block. Please help us to avoid potential penalties and control costs for future events by staying at the official hotel. Staying within the block is also more convenient and helps you stay connected with the informal activities and networking opportunities that occur at the hotel 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 who do not make their reservation within the IMCA room block may not receive the same discounted rate or benefits.

Location/Distance/Parking
The Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile is located approximately 15 miles from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport and approximately 12 miles from Chicago’s Midway Airport.

Taxis are available at each airport and will cost you approximately $45 each way to/from from O’Hare and $40 each way to/from from Midway.

Shuttle service is available through Go Airport Express for $32 each way to/from O’Hare and $27 each way to/from Midway Airport. Click here to make a reservation.

For driving directions, please click here. Valet parking is available for $61 per day with in/out privileges.  Offsite self-parking is also available for $46 per day for hotel guests.

Public Transportation

If you are planning to travel to the hotel by Chicago’s “L” train system to get to the hotel, you will travel to the Grand Avenue and State Street Station on the Red Line.  When you exit the station, head east on Grand Avenue until you reach Michigan Avenue.

 

 

Registration Fees

Early-Bird1 By September 2

After September 2

 

IMCA Members

$795

$895

Register

Join & Go2

$995

$1,095

Register

Nonmember

$1,245

$1,345

Register

Click here to download a hard-copy registration form.

¹Both the registration form and payment must be postmarked by September 2, 2016, to be eligible for the early-bird rate.
2Special offer—Renewals and reactivations are not eligible. Conditions apply. 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 received by September 9, 2016. A 30-percent cancellation fee will be applied for cancellations received between September 10 and September 21, 2016. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after September 22, 2016, or for nonattendance.

To print a receipt of this purchase, log in to your “My IMCA” account now. If you have any questions or concerns, call us at 303.770.3377.

Continuing Education (CE) 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 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 will provide up to seventeen (17) hours of continuing education (CE) credit, including one (1) hour of ethics CE. Credits can be earned by attending sessions during the conference and by watching recorded sessions after the conference. 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 will be submitted to the CFP Board for review. Please check the CFP Board website for an update on accepted sessions. IMCA will report your attendance at individual conference sessions to the 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 demographics information” 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 the 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 2016 Private Wealth Advisor Conference:

company

Type

website

Nationwide

Platinum Partner

www.nationwidefinancial.com

Pioneer Investments

Platinum Partner

www.pioneerinvestments.com

TD Ameritrade Institutional

Platinum Partner

tdainstitutional.com

Thornburg Investment Management

Platinum Partner

www.thornburg.com

Invesco PowerShares

Gold Partner

www.powershares.com

Raymond James Investment Advisors Division

Gold Partner

www.rjiad.com

Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network

Gold Partner

www.wfafinet.com

Charles Schwab

Silver Partner

www.advisorservices.schwab.com

Fidelity Investments

Silver Partner

https://fiws.fidelity.com

Smead Capital Management

Silver Partner

www.smeadcap.com

AB

Bronze Partner

www.abglobal.com

Aberdeen Asset Management

Bronze Partner

http://aberdeen-asset.us

Deutsche Asset Management

Bronze Partner

www.deutsche.etf.com

Diamond Hill Capital Management

Bronze Partner

www.diamond-hill.com

IndexIQ by Mainstay Investments

Bronze Partner

www.iqetfs.com

Matthews Asia

Bronze Partner

www.matthewsasia.com

Nuveen Investments

Bronze Partner

www.nuveen.com

Select Sector  SPDRs

Bronze Partner

www.sectorspdr.com

FlexShares

Exhibitor

www.flexshares.com

HealthSavings Administrators

Exhibitor

www.healthsavings.com

Vanguard

Exhibitor

www.vanguard.com

Westchester Capital Management

Exhibitor

www.westchestercapitalfunds.com

Woodbridge Wealth

Exhibitor

www.woodbridgewealth.com

Real Assets Adviser 

Media Sponsor

www.irei.com

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

 

Date: 
Thursday, September 29, 2016 to Friday, September 30, 2016

Join the industry's most influential minds September 29-30  in Chicago to discuss the critical topics in wealth management today.

Hotel Website

RegisterIMCA's 2016 Private Wealth Advisor Conference is fast becoming the must-attend wealth management event for IMCA members, Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) designees, and top advisors. Join some of the industry's most influential minds September 29-30  in Chicago to discuss the critical topics in wealth management today. This year's PWAC Brochurekeynote speakers include:

  • Gregory Valliere, chief political strategist at Horizon Investments.
  • Ron Cordes, executive co-chairman of AssetMark and founder of the Cordes Foundation.
  • Jonathan Golub, CFA®, chief U.S. market strategist at the RBC Capital Markets, LLC, research division.
  • Ed Slott, CPA, founder of Ed Slott and Company LLC.
  • Vikram Mansharamani, business ethics professor at Yale University and president of Kelan Advisors.
  • Nicholas Epley, the John T. Keller Professor of behavioral science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Sessions: 
Location: 
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
Phone: 
+1 (312) 836-0100