Registration, Breakfast and Meet Strategic Insight
8:30 - 9:00a
Welcome and Market Update
9:00 - 10:00a
Panel Discussion: Fund CEO Vision Fund management CEOs share their perspective on where the industry is heading in the next three to five years, highlighting challenges and opportunities.
MODERATOR: Avi Nachmany, EVP, Director of Research and Co-founder, Strategic Insight
PANELISTS: George Aylward, President and CEO, Virtus Investment Partners Ron Baron, CEO, CIO, Portfolio Manager, Trustee, Baron Funds
Tom Butch, CEO, Ivy Funds Distributor
10:00 - 10:30a
Strategic Insight Presentation: Key Forces Shaping Fund Distribution
Strategic Insight's angle on the US fund distribution landscape and financial advisor behavior.
Dennis Bowden, Assistant Director of US Research, Strategic Insight
10:30 - 10:45a
10:45 - 11:35a
Panel Discussion: Independent & Regional Broker-Dealers
Executives from independent broker-dealers discuss what they're seeing at the advisor level and what they're seeking from fund firms.
MODERATOR: Bill Brady, SVP Business Development, American Funds
PANELISTS: Simon Heslop, Director, Asset Management, Commonwealth Financial Network Frank McCarthy, S.V.P., General Manager, External Products Group, Ameriprise Financial Services
11:35 - 12:25p
Panel Discussion: The Future of Wholesaling
Panelists, including sales executives, discuss developments in their approaches to managing a sales force and targeting the right clients to most efficiently and profitably grow their business in the evolving advisor-sold marketplace.
MODERATOR: Andrew Gotfried,VP National Account Manager, Eagle Asset Management
PANELISTS: Ryan Mullen, Sr. Managing Director, National Sales, MFS Jeremy Ross, Head of Sales, BrightScope Bob Geppner, Head ofNational Sales, Franklin Templeton
12:30 - 1:40p
1:45 - 2:15p
Don Froude, President, The Personal Advisors Group, Ameriprise
2:15 - 2:40p
Bob Rice, Author andAlternative Investments Editor, Bloomberg TV
2:40 - 3:00p
Strategic Insight Presentation: Registered Alternatives
SI's product innovation expert shares information on product trends, including new funds and changes to existing products. Execution of and demand for volatility management, tactical allocation, unconstrained themes and hedge-like strategies will be examined.
Sonia Mata, Senior Research Analyst, Strategic Insight
3:00 - 3:15p
3:20 - 4:10p
Panel Discussion: Developing Registered Alternatives
Creators of registered '40 Act alternatives provide guidance on how to efficiently build products and what fund firms should be prepared for during product development.
PANELISTS: Andrew Rogers, CEO, Gemini Fund Services Bob Rice, Author andAlternative Investments Editor, Bloomberg TV
Scott Stein, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Alternative Asset Management
4:10 - 5:00p
Panel Discussion: Selling Registered Alternatives
Sales executives share experiences on selling registered alternatives to advisers, covering marketing, advertising, and education.
MODERATOR: Paul David Schaeffer, Curator, AlphaHut
PANELISTS: Corey Dillon, Director of Institutional Advisory Services, ALPS Kirk Strawn, Head of Strategic Relationships and National Sales Manager, Altegris Bill Burrow, SVP and National Sales Development, Jackson National
5:00 - 7:00p
Buffet dinner and cocktail reception
Wednesday, June 26 2013
8:00 - 9:00a
Breakfast and Meet Strategic Insight
9:00 - 9:45a
Jim Peterson, CIO,Charles Schwab Investment Advisory
9:45 - 10:45a
Panel Discussion: Independent RIAs
Panelists advise on strategies for mutual fund firms to succeed in the independent RIA channel.
MODERATOR: Sue Thompson, Managing Director, BlackRock
Roundtable Discussions with Distribution Executives
11:45 - 12:45p
Panel Discussion: National Broker/Dealer
Executives from national broker-dealers discuss what they're seeing at the advisor level and what they're seeking from fund firms.
MODERATOR: Erin Donnelly, Consultant, EF Donnelly LLC
PANELISTS: James Langham, Executive Director, Retirement Income and Fund Services - Mutual Funds, UBS Financial Services Dan Moorman, Managing Director Mutual Funds, ETF's, 529's and UIT's, Wells Fargo Advisors Peter Thatch, Managing Director, Global Funds, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth & Investment Management Paul Weisenfeld, Managing Director, Director of Funds, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management