Investment Advisor Forum

Date:
January 16 2018 to January 17 2018
Location:
New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
United States
Phone:
+1 (212) 398-1900

The expectation for advanced knowledge and professionalism is growing. Transform knowlege into value for you, your clients, and the industry with the latest from the nation's leading thought leaders and practioners in finance, economics, behavioral science, business management, client service, and more at IMCA's 2018 Investment Advisor Forum. 

The Forum, best known for providing the latest on investment management, will feature:

 

Stephen Dubner, journalist, radio and television personality, and award-winning author best-known as co-author of the Freakonomics book series

 

 

 

Toby Moskowitz, Ph.D., the Dean Takahashi ’80 B.A., ’83 M.P.P.M Professor of Finance at the Yale School of Management

 

 

 

Greg Valliere, chief political strategist, Horizon Investments, with more than 40 years of experience following Washington issues for institutional and retail investors

General Session
Tue. Jan 16
Wed. Jan 17
The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Peter Conti-Brown, assistant professor, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, is a financial historian and legal scholar who studies central banking, financial regulation, and public finance, with a focus on the history and policies of the U.S. Federal Reserve system. The author of The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve, editor of When States Go Broke: Origins, Context, and Solutions for the American States in Fiscal Crisis, and editor of the Research Handbook on Central Banking, Professor Conti-Brown has been quoted by numerous media outlets. He has also testified before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on reforming the Federal Reserve and is a term member of the Council of Foreign Relations. He earned an A.B., Harvard College, J.D., Stanford Law School, and Ph.D., Princeton University. 

Hartford Funds

John Diehl, senior vice president, strategic markets, Hartford Funds, is responsible for engaging and educating financial advisors and their clients about current and emerging financial marketplace opportunities (including tactical planning strategies in retirement-income, investment, and charitable giving, as well as long-term demographic and lifestyle changes). Mr. Diehl also oversees Hartford Funds’ relationship with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab. He has served Hartford Funds since 1988 as assistant vice president, vice president, and senior vice president, while leading the Retirement and Wealth Consulting Group. Widely quoted in consumer and trade publications, he earned a B.A. in economics, Moravian College. 

Freakonomics

Stephen Dubner, award-winning author, journalist, and radio and television personality, is best known as co-author of the Freakonomics book series, including Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics, Think Like a Freak, and When to Rob a Bank. With more than 7 million copies of his books sold in more than 40 countries, Mr. Dubner is also the host of the Freakonomics Radio podcast and maintains the popular Freakonomics blog, which has been called “the most readable economics blog in the universe.” A former editor and writer at New York magazine and The New York Times, he earned his undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University, where he started a rock band that was signed to Arista Records. He ultimately quit playing music to earn an M.F.A. in writing, Columbia University.
 

Bloomberg Television

Adam Johnson, founder and author, Bullseye Brief, not only heads this important industry newsletter, but also hosts a podcast reaching more than 27,000 investors and manages events for several Fortune 500 companies, including J.P. Morgan Chase, NASDAQ and Time Inc. Prior to launching Bullseye, Mr. Johnson anchored several programs at Bloomberg Television, interviewing CEOs, heads of state, and prominent investors. He also shares his insights in a daily video investment blog, Insight and Action. Previously, he managed global risk assets for ING Furman Selz, trading listed equities and equity options, and traded fuel for Louis Dreyfus Energy. Mr. Johnson began his career at Merrill Lynch as a financial analyst, following his graduation from Princeton University with a degree in economics.
 

Teneo Intelligence

Kevin Kajiwara, co-president, Teneo Intelligence, works with the firm’s largest financial and corporate clients, advising Fortune 100 CEOs and significant institutional investors with insights on geopolitical and policy risks, investment and corporate strategy and promotes the firm’s research agenda across the Teneo platform. Mr. Kajiwara speaks regularly to a wide range of audiences worldwide on geopolitical risks and trends. Previously, he was the director of strategic clients at Eurasia Group; served in international institutional equity sales, Spanish bank BBVA; and earlier, Bear, Stearns & Co. He received a B.A., economics, Vassar College.

Stony Brook University
Charles Schwab

Jeffrey Kleintop, senior vice president and chief global investment strategist, Charles Schwab & Co., analyzes and discusses international markets, trends and events to help U.S. investors understand their significance and financial implications. In his role at Schwab, Mr. Kleintop provides research, commentary and actionable insights to client-facing teams and the firm’s Investor Services and Advisor Services clients. He is frequently quoted by national media and is a regular guest on many television programs. Cited in The Wall Street Journal as one of “Wall Street’s best and brightest,” he has been a featured speaker at industry events. Previously, he served as chief market strategist at LPL Financial,  chief investment strategist at PNC Wealth Management, and senior investment strategist at ARIS Corporation of America. He is the author of Market Evolution: How to Profit in Today’s Changing Financial Markets. He earned a B.S., University of Delaware, and an MBA, Pennsylvania State University. He also studied at the London School of Economics.
 

Yale School of Management

Tobias "Toby" Moskowitz, Dean Takahashi ’80 B.A., ’83 M.P.P.M. Professor of Finance, Yale School of Management, is an internationally-recognized thought leader in finance and entrepreneurship. Previously, he was the Fama Family Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Recognized by the American Finance Association with its 2007 Fischer Black Prize, awarded biennially to the top finance scholar in the world under the age of 40, his work was cited for "ingenious and careful use of newly available data to address fundamental questions in finance." Quoted frequently by news outlets worldwide, he serves as a research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research, associate editor of the Journal of Finance, and is the former editor of the Journal of Financial Studies. The author of Scorecasting, his research focuses on financial markets and investments, including the behavior of prices and investors. A principal at AQR Capital Management, LLC, a hedge fund, he earned a B.S. in industrial management and industrial engineering, and M.S. in management, Purdue University, and a Ph.D. in finance, University of California, Los Angeles.  
 

Northern Trust

Katherine (Katie) Ellis Nixon, executive vice president and chief investment officer, Wealth Management Business, Northern Trust, leads the firm’s national investment management practice where she is responsible for investment policy development with a focus on portfolio construction and implementation, and directs more than 200 Northern Trust portfolio managers. Selected as one of Private Asset Management magazine's “50 Most Influential Women in Private Wealth,” she previously served U.S.Trust in several capacities in Wealth Management Division in New York overseeing a group of portfolio managers with total combined assets under management in excess of $7 billion. Ms. Nixon earned a B.A., Wellesley College, and an MBA, Stern School of Business, New York University.

Merrill Lynch
Tangent Capital Partners, LLC

Bob Rice is the founder and managing partner of Tangent Capital Partners, LLC and its sister consultancy Rice Partners, as well as director and investment manager, Value Line and Nasdaq Private Markets. His career has spanned key roles in finance, law, and technology. Previously, a trial lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice, he became a partner at Milbank, Tweed, where he advised financial institutions, family offices, and asset managers for more than a decade. After leaving law to join a private equity firm, he launched a technology company that became the publicly-traded Viewpoint, of which he was CEO until founding Tangent in 2004. Mr. Rice is the bestselling author of The Alternative Answer and Three Moves Ahead, a frequent media contributor, and a member of the editorial board of IMCA’s Investments and Wealth Monitor

 

VanEck

David Semple, portfolio manager for emerging markets equity strategy, VanEck, oversees company research, stock selection and portfolio construction and has been a member of the Investment Management Team since 1998. Previously, he served on the team sub-advising VanEck’s emerging markets VIP insurance fund at Peregrine Asset Management, Hong Kong, held regional strategy and sales positions with the firm, and was a portfolio manager specializing in Asian equity markets, Murray Johnstone, Glasgow. He is frequently quoted by media nationally and internatonally. He earned a B.L., with honors, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Echelon Partners

Dan Sievert, CEO, managing partner and founder, ECHELON Partners, has conducted detailed valuations of more than 500 companies, evaluated 2,000-plus acquisition targets, and authored 25 reports dealing with the wealth and investment management industries. He was one of the initial principals of Lovell Minnick Partners where he helped invest over $100MM in venture capital across 15 companies. Previously, he was a buy-side analyst at The Capital Group (American Funds) where he valued firms in the asset management and securities brokerage industries. Mr. Sievert began his career at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He is a frequent keynote speaker at industry events and has been quoted extensively as a leading authority in the private wealth market by top industry publications. He earned an advanced bachelor’s degree in economics, Occidental College, and an MBA, UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

Author, The Thin Green Line and Clutch, and columnist, The New York Times

Paul Sullivan, author and New York Times columnist, is an expert in two things that cause everyone tremendous stress: making small changes to financial behaviors and decisions that will have a long-lasting impact on their life and performing better under pressure. His new book, The Thin Green Line: The Money Secrets of the Super Wealthy, draws a stark line between the wealthy and everyone else. His first book, Clutch: Why Some People Excel Under Pressure and Others Don’t, was named a Best Business Book of the Year by Strategy + Business. Mr. Sullivan writes the Wealth Matters column for The New York Times. His articles have appeared in Condé Nast’s Portfolio, Financial Times, The International Herald Tribune, Barron’s, The Boston Globe, The New York Observer, and Food & Wine. Often interviewed, he has appeared on numerous radio and televisions programs including CNN, ESPN, NPR, Marketplace, WCBS, and Fox News.

Horizon Investments

Greg Valliere, chief political strategist, Horizon Investments, 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 and 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 leading financial publications and is a regular guest on many television news programs. He earned a B.A., George Washington University.

Morgan Creek Capital Management

Mark Yusko, founder, chief executive officer, and chief investment officer, Morgan Creek Capital Management, oversees strategic and tactical asset allocation to the Investment Fund Board, investment manager selection and performance evaluation, spending policy management, and performance reporting. Previously, he was president, CIO and founder, UNC Management Company, the endowment investment office for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where total assets under management were $1.5 billion, as well as senior investment director at the University of Notre Dame. An active member of the MCNC Endowment and Investment Committee of The Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Foundation, he earned a B.S. with honors, biology and chemistry, Notre Dame, and an MBA in accounting and finance, University of Chicago.

New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
212-398-1900

IMCA has reserved a block of rooms at the New York Marriott Marquis at the special group rate of $209 single/double per night. This rate includes complimentary in-room Internet.

Make your reservation online now or call 212.398.1900 and reference IMCA. The special rate is available through December 15, 2017, on a first-come, first-served basis.

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 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 reservations within the IMCA room block may not receive the same discounted rate or benefits.

Location and Transportation

The New York Marriott Marquis is centrally located in Times Square off of Broadway and W. 46th Street. Grand Central station is 10 minutes across town, Penn Station is 8 minutes downtown, and Port Authority is 5 minutes downtown.

The New York Marriott Marquis is served by three airports: LaGuardia Airport, JFK International Airport, and Newark International Airport.

  • LaGuardia is 10 miles from the hotel (30 minutes by car). A taxi is $50 each way.
  • JFK International Airport is 19 miles from the hotel (45 minutes by car). A taxi is $55 each way.
  • Newark International Airport is 17 miles from the hotel (45 minutes by car). A taxi is $60 each way.

Ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft service all three airports.

If you are interested in taking a shuttle from the airport, the hotel recommends using SuperShuttle. Make your reservation online now or call 1.800.258.3826 to reserve or obtain more information.

Parking

Valet parking is available only in offsite garages at the hotel. The daily rate with in and out privileges is $65 for a car, $75 for an SVU and $90 for an oversized vehicle. 

Registration Fees

Early-Bird1 by December 15, 2017

After December 15, 2017

 

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 received by December 15, 2017, to be eligible for the advanced early-bird rate.
2Special offer—Renewals and reactivations are not eligible. Conditions apply. Subject to change without notice. Membership is nontransferable and dues are nonrefundable.

 

Cancellation/Transfer Policy

Requests to cancel or transfer a conference registration must be received in writing at [email protected]. The registration fee less a $50 cancellation/transfer fee will be refunded for requests received by December 29, 2017. The registration fee less a 30% cancellation/transfer fee will be refunded for requests received between December 30, 2017 and January 8, 2018. IMCA is unable to provide refunds or transfer registration fees to another event after January 9, 2018, or for no-shows. You will receive an email from the IMCA conference team confirming receipt of your request; if you do not receive an email with this confirmation within 24 business hours, please call 303.770.3377.

To print a receipt of this purchase, log in to your “My IMCA” account now. If you have any questions or concerns, email [email protected].

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

IMCA Certification (CIMA®, CIMC®, CPWA®). This program will provide up to 16 hours of CE credit, including one hour of ethics CE. Up to 12 hours can be earned by registering for and attending the conference. You can earn up to four hours of CE by watching video recordings of select concurrent sessions after the conference. The program is subject to change which may affect the number of hours of CE provided. IMCA will upload all CE earned directly to your MyIMCA record within two weeks of the activity. The program is subject to change which may affect the number of hours of CE provided.

CFP® Certification. This program will be submitted to the CFP Board for review. IMCA will report your attendance at individual conference sessions to the CFP Board on your behalf. Please check your MyIMCA account www.IMCA.org/user to ensure your CFP ID is in our database and 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.

The topics addressed in this conference are designed for experienced investment and wealth advisors. While IMCA does not explicitly require prerequisite education or experience to attend, attendees who wish to maximize the value of each session should consider participating in IMCA's CIMA or CPWA certification programs. 

Thank you to these sponsors and exhibitors for supporting the 2018 Investment Advisor Forum.

Sponsors:

Platinum
Nationwide
Gold
Raymond James Investment Advisors Division
Bronze
Diamond Hill Capital Management
Select Sector SPDRs
Vanguard

 

For exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities:

Contact Lara Davies at [email protected] if you are East Coast-based.
Contact Suzie Byrnes at [email protected] if you are West Coast/Midwest-based.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 to Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The expectation for advanced knowledge and professionalism is growing. Transform knowlege into value for you, your clients, and the industry with the latest from the nation's leading thought leaders and practioners in finance, economics, behavioral science, business management, client service, and more at IMCA's 2018 Investment Advisor Forum. 

The Forum, best known for providing the latest on investment management, will feature:

 

Stephen Dubner, journalist, radio and television personality, and award-winning author best-known as co-author of the Freakonomics book series

 

 

 

Toby Moskowitz, Ph.D., the Dean Takahashi ’80 B.A., ’83 M.P.P.M Professor of Finance at the Yale School of Management

 

 

 

Greg Valliere, chief political strategist, Horizon Investments, with more than 40 years of experience following Washington issues for institutional and retail investors

Location: 
New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
United States
Phone: 
+1 (212) 398-1900