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BrightScope, Inc.

Gemini Fund Services, LLC

UMB Fund Services

Strategic Insight
Fund Trends Conference 2013

Creating Opportunity through Collaboration

June 25-26, 2013
Pier 60, Chelsea Piers
New York, NY
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Detailed Agenda

Tuesday, June 25 2013
7:30 - 8:30a 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.

Avi Nachmany, EVP, Director of Research and Co-founder, Strategic Insight

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 Break
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.

Bill Brady, SVP Business Development, American Funds

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.

Andrew Gotfried, VP National Account Manager, Eagle Asset Management

Ryan Mullen, Sr. Managing Director, National Sales, MFS
Jeremy Ross, Head of Sales, BrightScope
Bob Geppner, Head of National Sales, Franklin Templeton

12:30 - 1:40p Lunch
1:45 - 2:15p Keynote Address

Don Froude, President, The Personal Advisors Group, Ameriprise
2:15 - 2:40p Special Guest

Bob Rice, Author and Alternative 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 Break
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.

Tamiko Toland, Managing Director, Retirement Income, Strategic Insight

Andrew Rogers, CEO, Gemini Fund Services
Bob Rice, Author and Alternative 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.

Paul David Schaeffer, Curator, AlphaHut

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 Keynote Address

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.

Sue Thompson, Managing Director, BlackRock

Carolyn Clancy, EVP, FundsNetwork, Fidelity Investments
Doug Hanson,VP, Schwab
Sandra L. Motusesky, Director, Investment Solutions, Pershing LLC
10:45 - 11:00a Break
11:00 - 11:45a 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.

Erin Donnelly, Consultant, EF Donnelly LLC

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
12:45 - 1:00p Closing Remarks
1:00- 2:00p Lunch/Conference Ends