Advanced Wealth Management Conference

October 6 2014 to October 7 2014
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
United States
+1 (619) 564-3333

AWM CoverHigh-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 2014 Advanced Wealth Management Conference, October 6–7 in San Diego. By attending, you will see two days of valuable presentations on a wide range of topics that impact your business.


Greg Valliere Marshall Goldsmith Cam Marston
Economist and Author

Anna Bernasek's writing about finance and the economy has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, Fortune, TIME, The Huffington Post, Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald newspaper and the Australian Financial Review. She has commented on economics as a guest on broadcast media including CNN, CNBC, public television and National Public Radio. Her first book, The Economics of Integrity, was published in 2010, and she has presented at conferences including the annual meeting of the Business Council, The Harper Studio/Vanity Fair ReSet Business Forum, the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association summit and the NRC Focus seminar in Amsterdam. She helps companies build, protect and profit from their integrity through The Integrity Partnership, a consulting firm she co-founded in 2010 with Dan Mongan. She writes an economics and business blog, continues to write magazine and newspaper articles, and is working on her second book. She earned a BA in economics from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in public policy from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School.

Gallatin Adviser

Anthony Crescenzi is an executive vice president, market strategist and portfolio manager in PIMCO’s Newport Beach office, where he is a member of the investment committee. Previously he was chief bond market strategist at Miller Tabak, where he worked for 23 years. He has written five books including Beyond the Keynesian Endpoint, in 2011, and a complete revision to Marcia Stigum's The Money Market. He regularly appears on CNBC and Bloomberg television and in financial news media. He taught in the executive MBA program at Baruch College from 1999 to 2009. He has 31 years of investment experience; he earned an MBA from St. John's University and an undergraduate degree from the City University of New York.

Third Quarter Advisers

Tony Dileonardi is founder of Third Quarter Advisers, LLC, where he guides wealth professionals through the challenges of running a dynamic wealth management practices. He speaks regularly at meetings across North America and strives to equip each audience he addresses with the skills and creative thinking needed for enhancing their overall business and personal life. Previously he was vice chairman at Guggenheim Investments and before that, vice chairman, senior managing director of distribution, at Claymore Securities, Inc., an innovative exchange-traded fund (ETF), closed-end fund (CEF) firm that was acquired by Guggenheim Partners. Before that, he served as a regional sales director for First Trust Portfolios and National Sales Manager in Canada, opening a Canadian based organization for First Trust Canada. He co-authored the book The $14 Trillion Woman. His second book is Face to Face: Creating Lifelong & Multigenerational Clients. He is a Registered Corporate Coach™ and a graduate of Illinois State University.


Kenny Feng is president and CEO at Alerian, an independent provider of indexes, data sets, and analytics for master limited partnerships (MLPs) and energy infrastructure companies. He is a former managing director and portfolio manager at SteelPath Capital Management LLC, a Dallas-based MLP investment manager. Before that he covered MLPs, electric and gas utilities, and diversified gas companies at Goldman, Sachs & Co., in the global investment research division. He graduated summa cum laude with a BS in economics from The Wharton School and a BA in international studies from The University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the advisory board of Midstream Business, a monthly publication addressing the need for business market intelligence on North American midstream energy infrastructure.

Stoel Rives LLP

Wendy Goffe has more than 20 years of experience advising clients about estate planning, including probate and trust administration, estate and gift taxation, charitable giving, nonprofit trusts and corporations, family-owned business succession, and issues concerning unmarried couples. She is a regular speaker at local, regional, and national events that address a number of estate planning topics. She has also been interviewed by and written for many national publications. She is a regular contributor to, and her articles can be found at

Marshall Goldsmith is author or editor of 32 books, including MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, a Wall Street Journal #1 business book and winner of the Harold Longman Award for Business Book of the Year. His books have been translated into 28 languages and become best-sellers in ten countries. His work has been recognized by almost every professional organization in his field. He earned a PhD from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, which in 2012 recognized him as the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. He teaches executive education at Dartmouth’s Tuck School and frequently speaks at leading business schools. He served on the Board of the Peter Drucker Foundation for ten years. He has been a volunteer teacher for US Army Generals, Navy Admirals, Girl Scout executives, International and American Red Cross leaders, where he was a National Volunteer of the Year.

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 employed as 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 at The University of Pennsylvania.

First Foundation Advisors

Lee Hausner is a clinical psychologist and business consultant who provides family consulting services including assisting families in learning effective communication and conflict resolution skills, facilitating family retreats, resolving generational issues and increasing each family member's one to one personal effectiveness. Her facilitation skills and tools provide families the opportunity to support and successfully create long term financial and personal goals. She co-founded a consulting group dealing with the unique problems confronting families involved in a family business and/or high net worth families that became First Foundation Advisors. Previously she served 19 years as the senior psychologist for the Beverly Hills Unified School District. She authored Children of Paradise...Successful Parenting for Prosperous Families. She is a frequent guest on national media and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Time, Forbes, Fortune and other publications. She has been a presenter at the World Economic Forum in Davos and high net wealth/private client conferences. She earned a BA from Northwestern University, an MA  from San Francisco State University, and a PhD from Kensington University, all in psychology.


Patrick Kennedy is co-founder of PriceMetrix, which provides practice-management software that uses “big data” to North America’s wealth management industry. He leads the teams responsible for product strategy, client services and analytics. Previously he was a senior consultant with The Taddingstone Consulting Group, Inc., a strategy consulting firm for the financial services industry. His has 18 years of experience working directly with the wealth management industry, and his experience with data aggregation and analytics give him a unique perspective on retail brokerage practice management. He has authored and presented papers, been profiled in OnWallStreet, WealthProfessional and FundFire; and quoted in the media including InvestmentNews, Forbes,, and the Wall Street Journal.

Wilmington Trust

Rex Macey coordinates asset allocation, fixed income, equity, and manager research activities for Wilmington Trust Investment Advisors, the investment advisory arm of M&T Bank. He co-chairs the portfolio management and client committee and is a senior member of the firm’s investment strategy team. Previously he served as director of research at KPMG Investment Advisors, where he led the development of investment policies and asset allocation research. Before that, he was chief investment officer for American Financial Advisors, LLC, and developed the only financial software program that projects future wealth by using Monte Carlo simulation to model both investment and mortality risk. He is a co-founder of Möbius Group, a third-party provider of information on money managers. He earned an MBA from University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Vanderbilt University. He is an instructor for a CFA review course sponsored by the Atlanta Chapter of the CFA Institute, and he is a former chair of the editorial advisory board for IMCA’s Investments & Wealth Monitor.

Generational Insights

Cam Marston studies demographic shifts in the workplace and the marketplace. His research has been cited in Financial Advisor, Advisor One, InvestmentAdvisor, and other financial industry publications. His InvestmentNews column, “Generational Insights” focuses engaging the next generation of clients; his e-book, The Gen-Savvy Financial Advisor, advises advisors on exactly what to say and do when engaging different generations of clients. His clients include the Million Dollar Round Table, General Electric, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and the Alabama Farmer’s Co-op.

ClearBridge Investments

Mary Jane McQuillen is the head of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment program and a portfolio manager at ClearBridge Investments, where her responsibilities include integrating ESG research into the stock-selection process for institutional and high-net-worth client portfolios. She serves on the board of directors for the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute, which funds objective research on corporate governance and responsible investing. She is a former board member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF); she is a current steering committee member of US SIF's Sustainable Investment Research Analyst Network working group. She is a member of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment public equities ESG integration working group and a long-standing, active member of the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative Asset Management Working Group (AMWG), which is a collaboration of asset managers from around the world who seek to integrate ESG into investment decision-making on a global level. She earned an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School, where she serves on the board of the Bernstein Center on Leadership and Ethics. She earned a BS in finance from Fordham University. In 2008, she was named a "Rising Star of Corporate Governance" by the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management. She is also a member of Bpeace, a volunteer organization that works to introduce sustainable business skills to women in Rwanda, Afghanistan, and the Middle East.

Private Health Management

Leslie Michelson has been a founder, CEO, investor, advisor and/or director for a portfolio of entrepreneurial health care, technology and real estate companies. In 2006, he completed a five-year tenure as CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Before that he co-founded and was CEO of Acurian, which recruits patients and physicians for clinical trials; and Value Health Sciences, a disease management companies; Protocare, a provider of clinical trials site and disease management services. Earlier, after practicing law in Washington, D.C., he was special assistant to the general counsel of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the Carter administration; then joined a private equity firm focused on healthcare and real estate investments.  He serves on numerous boards of directors in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and real estate industries, as well as on the Los Angeles Mayor’s Council on Innovation and Industry. He earned a BA from The Johns Hopkins University and a JD from Yale Law School.

The Emotional Investor

Jay Mooreland is a behavioral economist and owner of The Emotional Investor, which specializes in educating financial advisers and providing them with the tools necessary to anticipate and proactively manage client behavior. He earned a master’s degree in applied economics and has been consulting clients for more than 13 years as an investment advisor.  As a student of behavioral sciences and a financial practitioner, he works to translate behavioral research findings into applications that investment advisors can implement in their practices.  

Stone Harbor Investment Partners LP

David Oliver is a portfolio manager at Stone Harbor Investment Partners; he has 27 years of industry experience. Previously he served as a managing director for sales and trading in emerging markets debt at Citigroup Global Markets. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the New York Society of Securities Analysts. He earned a BA from Northwestern University, an MA from the University of Delaware, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

RayLign Advisory LLC

Greg Rogers is founder of RayLign Advisory LLC, which specializes in advising family businesses in all their financial and relationship complexities. also is founder and managing partner of Raylor, an investment advisory firm where he is responsible for day-to-day management of the organization. Previously he Greg served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at asset manager John A. Levin & Co., and managing director at RogersCasey, founded by his father. He is a board member of The Ackerman Institute for the Family and a member of TIGER21, the Family Firm Institute, and Collaboration for Family Flourishing. Greg has taught at the Institute for Private Investors/Wharton Private Wealth Program and at the University of Connecticut. He earned an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BA in economics and organizational behavior from Brown University.

Community Capital Management

David Sand is chief investment strategist at Community Capital Management, where he is responsible for business development and new-product creation. He has more than 30 years of investment management experience and has specialized in socially responsible/impact investing. In 1994, he co-founded Access Capital Strategies and served as president and chief investment officer from 1994 to 2010; he pioneered market-rate, fixed income impact investments for institutional investors. More recently he has consulted for community development financial institutions, nonprofits, and social enterprises. He earned a bachelor's degree from Princeton University and a master's degree in public administration from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He serves on the New York Advisory Board for Enterprise Community Partners and is a former board member of U.S. SIF: The Forum for Sustainable Investment.

Potomac Research Group

Greg Valliere is chief political strategist at the Potomac Research Group, a nonpartisan firm that advises investors on how policy affects the markets.  He has more than 30 years of experience covering Washington; he focuses on monetary policy, tax and spending issues, economic legislation as well as politics. He began his career as an intern at the Washington Post, and co-founded The Washington Forum in 1974, serving as chief political analyst, editor of the group’s publications, and ultimately, research director.  He subsequently held several positions, including director of research at the Charles Schwab Washington Research Group. He is frequently quoted in the nation’s financial press and is a regular guest on CNBC, CNN, Fox-TV, Bloomberg TV and radio, and CBS radio.  He is a member of several professional organizations, including the Conference of Business Economists. He is a graduate of George Washington University.  

Hotel Information

Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
Hotel website

IMCA has reserved a block of rooms at San Diego Hilton Bayfront at the special group rate of $239 single/double per night. To make your reservation, click here, or call the hotel at 619.564.3333 and reference the IMCA Advanced Wealth Management Conference. This special rate is available through September 12, 2014; however, rooms at this rate are 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 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 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.


The San Diego Hilton Bayfront, located in the heart of downtown San Diego and just steps from the Gaslamp Quarter, is 3 miles from the San Diego International Airport.

A taxi between the airport and hotel is approximately $18 each way. If you are interested in taking a shuttle to/from the airport, the hotel recommends using Super Shuttle. Click here or call 619.564.7900 for more information or to make a reservation. The cost is $8 per person, each way.

If you plan to drive to the hotel, IMCA conference attendees will receive a discounted self-parking rate of $20 per day. Valet parking is also available for $45 per day. Please click here for driving directions to the hotel.


Registration Fees

Early-Bird Rate1

By September 5, 2014


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1Both the registration form and payment must be received by September 5, 2014, to be eligible for the early-bird rate.

² 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 12, 2014. A 30-percent cancellation fee will be applied for cancellations received between September 13 and September 29, 2014. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after September 29, 2014, 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. 

Continuing Education Credit

CIMA®/CIMC®/CPWA® Marks. This conference will be approved by IMCA for fourteen (14) hours of continuing education (CE) credit (program subject to change, which may affect the type and total number of hours delivered).

CFP® Certification. Information about approved sessions will be available on the CFP Board website. If you hold the CIMA, CIMC, and/or CPWA certification and also are CFP-certified, you no longer need to report CE hours to the CFP Board when attending IMCA conferences. IMCA will report these hours on your behalf. Note that you must complete these steps:

  • Provide your CFP ID. 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 or when you report your session attendance to IMCA.
  • IMCA will provide information to the CFP Board. The CFP Board will notify you when this occurs.

Conference attendees who do not hold any IMCA certifications are responsible for submitting any necessary paperwork and/or fees to the 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. IMCA will provide a certificate of attendance after the conference upon request.

Monday, October 6, 2014 to Tuesday, October 7, 2014

AWM CoverHigh-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 2014 Advanced Wealth Management Conference, October 6–7 in San Diego. By attending, you will see two days of valuable presentations on a wide range of topics that impact your business.


Greg Valliere Marshall Goldsmith Cam Marston
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
United States
+1 (619) 564-3333