Advanced Wealth Management Conference

Date:
October 7 2013 to October 8 2013
Location:
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

Advanced Wealth Management ConferenceHigh-net-worth clients have complex needs that require expertise beyond basic financial planning. Emerging wealth transfer trends, complex gift planning strategies and changing tax laws make today’s environment anything but predictable. The only way to provide the best guidance is to assure you are equipped to help your clients address unique challenges.

Gain the latest knowledge and insight into the future of wealth management at the IMCA 2013 Advanced Wealth Management Conference, October 7-8 in Chicago. By attending, you will see two days of valuable presentations on a wide range of topics that impact your business.

Conference speakers include:

Tobias Moskowitz, PhD, Fama Family Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
James K. Glassman, widely recognized as an expert on economics, finance, technology, and international affairs. He is the author of three books on finance; the most recent is Safety Net: The Strategy for De-Risking Your Investments in a Time of Turbulence.
Eugene F. Fama, PhD, is the Robert R. McCormick Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Widely recognized as the “father of modern finance,” his financial research is well-known in both the economics and investment community.

Thank you to our IMCA 2013 Advanced Wealth Management Conference sponsor:
 

 

Thank you to our media partner for their support.

 

General Session
Mon. Oct 7
Tue. Oct 8
Workshops
Mon. Oct 7
Tue. Oct 8

Brad Berggren founded Parametric Risk Advisors in 2003. Previously he was a managing director at K2 Advisors, a New York and Stamford based fund of funds. In 1998 he was a founding member of Bank of America’s equity financial products group, and he became managing director and chief operating officer through 2002.  Before that, he held positions in the equity derivative groups of Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, and Bear Stearns. He earned a BA in political science and history from the University of Vermont.

Lisa Brown is a partner at Brightworth, where she advises executives and high-net-worth families about their personal financial strategies. She is an Accredited Estate Planner. She earned an MBA from Georgia State University and a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from LeMoyne College.

John Collins leads Oberweis Asset Management’s financial advisor distribution and service efforts. In more than 20 years of working in the financial industry, he has marketed both hedge funds and long-only equity portfolios. He has been director of manager due diligence at a TAMP, and he was president of an RIA firm advising ultra-high-net-worth clients and institutional investors. He earned a BS in economics from Rockford College.

Douglas Coté is ING Investment Management’s U.S. chief market strategist. He provides in-depth analysis and practical support to help advisors maintain effective long-term, goal-oriented investment strategies. He has more than 20 years of active money management experience as a portfolio manager and hedge fund chief investment officer. Previously he was a portfolio manager with ING Investment Management. He frequently participates on CNBC’s Closing Bell, as well as Fox Business, Bloomberg Radio and other media.

Bob Doll is chief equity strategist and senior portfolio manager at Nuveen Asset Management, where he manages the Large Cap Equity Series and is co-manager of the Stable Growth strategy. As the author of weekly commentaries and annual market predictions, he provides ongoing, timely market perspectives. Previously he held similar roles at other large asset management firms, including serving as chief equity strategist at BlackRock, president and chief investment officer of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, and chief investment officer of OppenheimerFunds, Inc. He has 33 years of portfolio management experience and appears frequently in the business news media. He earned a BS in accounting and a BA in economics from Lehigh University and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

State Street Global

Suzanne Duncan is responsible for research and thought leadership within the newly created State Street Center for Applied Research. She joined State Street in 2011 from IBM Corp., where she led research for the financial markets industry. She began her career at Bank of America and at State Street, where she worked in institutional asset management sales and in the custody division. She has presented her research at more than 200 conferences worldwide and has won awards at the Economist Forum and the China International Banking Convention, among others. She is author of a series of white papers and has appeared in CNBC, Bloomberg, the BBC, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and The Economist.

Northern Trust

Marie Dzanis joined Northern Trust as director of exchange-traded fund sales and servicing in June 2011. Previously, she was a principal and Eastern U.S. manager for iShares at Blackrock, where her responsibilities included business management and oversight for sales and servicing teams. From 2002 to 2007, she was vice president and Eastern U.S. sales manager for JPMorgan Asset Management, where she managed multiple channels and grew their intermediary business in all product lines. Prior to that, she held various roles in almost 12 years at Smith Barney including securities lending/trading, product development, product sales, and branch management. Ms. Dzanis earned a BA in political theory and economics from The Catholic University of America and is a graduate of the Stanford University Executive Education Program and Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Education Program; she holds FINRA Series 7, 9, 10, 24, 51, 63, 66 licenses.

PhD

Eugene F. Fama is the Robert R. McCormick Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is widely recognized as the “father of modern finance,” and his financial research is well-known in the economics and investment communities. He is strongly identified with research on markets, particularly the efficient market hypothesis. Through his research he has brought an empirical and scientific rigor to the field of investment management, transforming the way finance is viewed and conducted. He focuses much of his study on the relation between risk and return and implications for portfolio management. He has written two books and published more than 100 articles in academic journals. He was the first recipient of three major prizes for research in finance: the Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics (2005), the Morgan Stanley American Finance Association Award for Excellence in Finance (2007), and the Onassis Prize in Finance (2009). His paper “The Cross-Section of Expected Stock Returns” with Kenneth R. French was winner of the 1992 Smith Breeden Prize for the best paper in the Journal of Finance. His paper “Market Efficiency Long-Term Returns and Behavioral Finance” won the 1998 Fama-DFA Prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics in the areas of capital markets and asset pricing. He is chairman of the Center for Research in Security Prices at Chicago Booth, which was founded 40 years ago to create the finest tools for tracking, measuring, and analyzing securities data. He is also director and consultant to Dimensional Fund Advisors, Inc., an investment advising firm. He earned a BA from Tufts University, and MBA and PhD degrees from the Booth School of Business.

Fuller & Thaler

Raife Giovinazzo is a partner and director of research at Fuller & Thaler in San Mateo, California. He also co-manages the firm’s research-driven U.S. Large-Cap Behavioral Advantage strategy. He has more than 10 years of financial industry experience. Previously, he was a researcher and co-portfolio manager with Blackrock's Scientific Active Equity group (formerly Barclays Global Investors). His previous experience also includes investment and consulting work with Wellington Management, Marsh & McLennan, and Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman). Mr. Giovinazzo earned a BA in sociology from Princeton University, and an MBA in analytic finance, economics, and statistics and a PhD in finance, both from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He wrote his undergraduate thesis for Daniel Kahneman, PhD, while at Princeton; Richard Thaler, PhD, was his dissertation co-chair at The University of Chicago.

James K. Glassman is widely recognized as an expert on economics, finance, technology, and international affairs. With a career that spans the fields of business, politics, media, and government, he has a unique, multi-discipline perspective on complex financial matters. His extensive television experience includes a three-year stint as host of Capital Gang Sunday, the weekly CNN public affairs panel show, and a similar period as host of TechnoPolitics. He currently hosts PBS’s Ideas in Action, which explores public policy issues, from teacher pay to the use of Internet in the opposition movement in Iran. Currently he is also a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s investor advisory committee.

He is the founding executive director of the George W. Bush Institute, an action-oriented think tank and an integral part of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. He served as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, where he directed the government’s strategic communications. Before that, he was chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which supervises taxpayer-funded, non-military, international TV and radio. Mr. Glassman is a former senior fellow of the American Enterprise Institute, where he focused on matters of economics, finance, and technology. He also served as a member of the President’s Commission on the 21st Century Workforce and the Advisory Group on Public Diplomacy in the Arab and Muslim World.

Mr. Glassman is the author of three books on finance; the most recent is Safety Net: The Strategy for De-Risking Your Investments in a Time of Turbulence. He has served as president of the Atlantic Monthly Company, publisher of the New Republic, editor-in-chief and co-owner of Roll Call, and executive vice president of U.S. News & World Report. From 1993–2004, he was the primary financial columnist for the Washington Post, and his articles on finance, economics, and foreign policy have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Forbes, and various other publications.

Andy Gogerty is an ETF managed portfolios strategist for Morningstar, where he is responsible for developing the ETF managed portfolios research process, authoring research reports, and providing commentary on the investment space. Previously he was as senior mutual fund analyst for Morningstar. Before that, he worked for the Northern Trust Company and the National Futures Association. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Thomas Handler is an advanced-planning attorney focused on structuring complex estate plans and handling business and tax planning issues for affluent families, family businesses, and family offices. He has extensive experience in the analysis, design and implementation of domestic and international business planning, financial and estate planning, and advanced tax planning strategies. As a managing partner in Handler Thayer, LLP, he chairs the firm’s Advanced Planning & Family Office Practice Group.

Mark Harbour is a senior vice president of wealth management at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, where he focuses on the high-net-worth and family office market segment by serving as personal chief financial officer to individuals and families. Previously he worked at Northern Trust Bank as western regional director of wealth advisory services; at Ernst & Young, LLP in charge of the southern California financial planning and investment advisory practices; and at Asset Management Group managing the Chicago office. Before that, he practiced as a CPA. He serves on IMCA’s Private Wealth Management Committee and is a past board member of the CFA Society of Los Angeles. He has taught investments, financial planning, and business law as an adjunct professor at UCLA Extension and the Oklahoma College for Liberal Arts. He earned an MBA in finance at University of Chicago and a BBA in accounting at University of Oklahoma. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy.

David Horsager is a business strategist, keynote speaker, and author of The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships, and a Stronger Bottom Line. His work has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, The Huffington Post, and other publications. As a Certified Speaking Professional, he has delivered presentations on four continents to audiences including Wells Fargo, the New York Yankees, Goodyear, and the Department of Homeland Security. Through speaking, training, consulting, coaching, writing and other resources, he and his team at Horsager Leadership, Inc., make it their mission to develop trusted leaders and organizations. He also serves as an adjunct professor of organizational leadership at Bethel University.

PhD

Jason Karceski is a partner and senior research analyst at LSV Asset Management, where he focuses on improving the investment process and helping to manage low-volatility portfolios. Previously he taught finance for 11 years at the University of Florida. His research focuses on equity trading strategies and risk control, the behavior of equity analysts, mutual funds, initial public offerings, bank mergers, and long-run performance measurement. His work has been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and Financial Analysts Journal. His research has received awards from the Association for Investment Management and Research, Barclays Global Investors , and Emerald Management Reviews. He earned a BS in electrical engineering from Caltech, an MBA from the University of North Florida, and a PhD in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  

Jason Maas is first vice president–investments with The Burish Group, which he co-manages with Andy Burish and currently has more than $2.7 billion in client assets. They have been named to the Barron's Top 100 Financial Advisors in the U.S. list (2007‒2013) and the #1 Financial Advisor in Wisconsin (2009‒2013). In addition, they were named to the inaugural Financial Times Top 400 Advisors list in 2013. He earned MBA and BBA degrees from the University of Wisconsin‒Madison.

PhD

Tobias Moskowitz, PhD, is the Fama Family Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he has taught since 1998. The American Finance Association recognized him with its 2007 Fischer Black Prize, which is awarded biennially to the top finance scholar in the world under the age of 40. The award cited his “ingenious and careful use of newly available data to address fundamental questions in finance.” He also received the Ewing Marion Kauffman Medal in 2012 for top research in entrepreneurship. His work has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Financial Times, US News and World Report, Money magazine, and a 2005 speech by former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan. He also has appeared on CNBC’s Closing Bell and Squawk Box, CNN, FOX, Bloomberg, and HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. He earned a BS in industrial management and industrial engineering and an MS in management, both from Purdue University, and a PhD in finance from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Nuveen Investments

John A. NersesianJohn A. Nersesian, CIMA®, CPWA®, CIS, CFP, began serving on IMCA’s board of directors in 2006. He serves as a member of and board liaison to the IMCA Advanced Wealth Management committee.

Mr. Nersesian is managing director of wealth management services at Nuveen Investments, where his group provides wealth management and practice development education and consulting support to advisors. His experience includes work as a financial advisor to corporate executives, affluent families, and nonprofit organizations. Mr. Nersesian previously was a first vice president at Merrill Lynch Private Client Group, where he was a leader in comprehensive wealth management strategies and business development practices training. Mr. Nersesian earned a BS in business and economics from Lehigh University. He frequently contributes to the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and other media outlets.

Salient

Lee Partridge is the chief investment officer of Salient Partners, a Houston-based money management organization; he also directly oversees the investment program for the $9-billion portfolio of the San Diego County Employee Retirement Association. Previously he was the founder and chief executive officer of Integrity Capital, LLC, which spanned traditional and alternative investment strategies; and the deputy chief investment officer of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, where he was responsible for global asset allocation, risk management, portfolio construction, external managers, hedge funds, derivative strategies, equity trading, futures trading, and risk management. He earned an MBA from Rice University and a BS in psychology from the University of Houston.

Rich Pawelko is the senior research analyst and a member of the investment committee at JMG Financial Group Ltd.  He coordinates investment analysis, due diligence, and monitoring of recommended mutual funds, subadvisors, and alternative investments. He also has worked directly with clients as a financial advisor and served as controller and secretary/treasurer. He earned a masters degree in accountancy and bachelors degrees in accountancy and mathematics from Northern Illinois University.

Dave Polstra is co-founder of Brightworth and has been a personal wealth advisor to high-net-worth families since 1981, providing comprehensive financial and investment advice and specializing in retirement transition planning, executive compensation, estate planning, and charitable planning. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences where he teaches retirement plan distribution and wealth transfer strategies to attorneys, CPAs, and financial advisors.

Lori Sackler works with high-net-worth individuals, business owners, and families at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, where she focuses on clients in transition. Previously she served as VP/wealth manager at another financial institution, where she was honored as Planner of the Year. Before that, she ran her own investment advisory firm in New York City with a focus on insurance and estate planning solutions and worked for a nationally known accounting firm.

She is the creator and former host of “The M Word: Money, Family and Communication,” a radio show that aired on WOR 710 AM in New York. She is author of The M Word: The Money Talk Every Family Needs to Have about Wealth and Their Financial Future. She earned a BA with distinction from the University of Michigan and an MS in marketing and finance from the University of Texas.

Ralf Scherschmidt is the lead portfolio manager for the international opportunities strategy at Oberweis Asset Management. Previously he was an international equity analyst at the hedge fund Jetstream Capital, LLC. Before that, he was a banker at NM Rothschild & Sons Limited, advising on M&A and LBO transactions. He has lived and/or worked in Europe, the United Kingdom, South Africa, China, and Taiwan. He has been a featured speaker at The Advisors MoneyShow; has published in Institutional Investor’s Journal of Private Equity and the CFA Institute’s CFA Digest; and has been interviewed by various media. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSBA, summa cum laude, in finance, accounting, and Chinese from Georgetown University.

Robert E. Ward has been practicing tax law for 33 years. He is a member of the California, Washington State, Maryland, and American bar associations and is licensed as a practitioner of foreign law by the Law Society of British Columbia. He is an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University School of Law, where he teaches courses in business planning, estate and gift taxation, and estate planning. He is a frequent continuing education lecturer; he is author of more than 20 articles appearing in Taxes, BNA Tax Management International Journal, The Practical Lawyer, The Practical Tax Lawyer, Practical Tax Strategies, and The Journal of Asset Protection Planning. Washingtonian magazine has recognized him as one of the Washington area’s top estate planning attorneys.

Interactive Financial Advisors

Joanne Woiteshek is chief executive officer of Interactive Financial Advisors, a registered investment advisory firm founded in 2003. Previously she was senior vice president‒investments, private wealth advisor with Merrill Lynch Private Bank Investment Group. She has developed several educational programs to help people define financial goals across their life cycle, including Women & Wealth; Ready, Set, Apply; Making Life Better using Personal Values Planning Process; Financial Planning for the Young Adult; and Kids & Money. She serves on the board of directors for the New York Girl Scouts Association and is founder and chair emeritus of the Woman’s Exchange; she was named one of Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors for five years straight. Ms. Woiteschek started her career in the health care industry, where she held various positions in nursing administration. She earned a BSN from Alverno College with a BSN and a master’s degree in maternal and child health nursing from Northern Illinois University.

Victor Zhang is president of Wilshire Funds Management, where he is responsible for overall strategic direction and the investment platform. He has 17 years of industry experience in asset allocation, manager research, portfolio management, and wealth management. As chief investment officer for Wilshire Funds Management, he leads the overall investment activities of the group, including manager search and portfolio management. He also chairs the Wilshire Funds Management Investment Committee. Previously he served as director of investments and held other senior investment positions with the leading multi-family office firm Harris myCFO Investment Advisory Services, a subsidiary of Bank of Montreal. Before that, he was a consultant with Ernst & Young, LLP. He earned a BA in business economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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

The Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile is currently sold out over our conference dates. The following hotels may have availability and are within walking distance of the Marriott. Note that IMCA does not provide a discounted rate at these hotels.

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 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.

For driving directions to the hotel, please click here. Valet parking is available for $56 per day with in/out privileges. IMCA attendees will receive a 20% discount off self-parking at the Row Self Park, located at the Northwest intersection of Rush and Ohio. Overnight hotel guests should make the front desk staff aware that they have parked in this lot.  The IMCA registration desk will have tickets for daily guests to use when exiting the lot.

Attire
Attire for the conference is business casual.

 

 

 

Registration Fees

Early-Bird Rate1

By September 6

 

After September 6

 

IMCA Members

$745

$845

Register

First-Time Member Join & Go2

$995

$1,095

Register

Non-Member

$1,195

$1,295

Register

Click here to download a hard copy registration form.

1Both the registration form and payment must be received by September 6 to be eligible for the early-bird rate.

² 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. The registration fee less $50 cancellation fee will be refunded for cancellations postmarked or faxed by September 13, 2013. A 30 percent cancellation fee will be applied for cancellations received between September 14 and September 30, 2013. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after September 30, 2013, or for nonattendance.

To print a receipt of this purchase, log in to "My IMCA" here. If you have any questions or concerns, call us at 303.770.3377. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

 

Continuing Education Credits

CIMA®/CIMC®/CPWA® Marks. This program will provide 13 hours of CIMA, CIMA and CPWA CE credit. Individuals are responsible for reporting CE to IMCA.

CFP® certification. Information about approved sessions is available on the CFP Board website. Individuals are responsible for submitting any necessary paperwork and/or fees to CFP Board.

NASBA CPE. 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.

*Program subject to change, which may affect the type and total number of hours delivered.

Contact Lara Davies at ldavies@imca.org for exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, or click here to download the Sponsor/Exhibitor Kit.

Date: 
Monday, October 7, 2013 to Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Advanced Wealth Management ConferenceHigh-net-worth clients have complex needs that require expertise beyond basic financial planning. Emerging wealth transfer trends, complex gift planning strategies and changing tax laws make today’s environment anything but predictable. The only way to provide the best guidance is to assure you are equipped to help your clients address unique challenges.

Gain the latest knowledge and insight into the future of wealth management at the IMCA 2013 Advanced Wealth Management Conference, October 7-8 in Chicago. By attending, you will see two days of valuable presentations on a wide range of topics that impact your business.

Conference speakers include:

Tobias Moskowitz, PhD, Fama Family Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
James K. Glassman, widely recognized as an expert on economics, finance, technology, and international affairs. He is the author of three books on finance; the most recent is Safety Net: The Strategy for De-Risking Your Investments in a Time of Turbulence.
Eugene F. Fama, PhD, is the Robert R. McCormick Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Widely recognized as the “father of modern finance,” his financial research is well-known in both the economics and investment community.

Thank you to our IMCA 2013 Advanced Wealth Management Conference sponsor:
 

 

Thank you to our media partner for their support.

 

Sessions: 
Location: 
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
United States