- Day 1
- Day 2
Tuesday, June 23rd 2015
8:00 - 8:45
Registration and Breakfast
Optional Breakfast Presentation: What’s New at Strategic Insight + An Update on the Canadian Fund Industry
Strategic Insight analysts will provide updates on new SI research and business intelligence tools. Plus, SI’s sister company, Investor Economics, will examine key trends in the Canadian wealth management landscape and that country's $1 trillion-plus mutual fund industry.
8:50 - 9:00
Welcome and Opening Remarks:Avi Nachmany, EVP, Director of Research and Co-founder, Strategic Insight
9:00 - 10:00
PANEL: CEO VisionFund 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:Thomas E. Faust Jr., Chairman & CEO, Eaton Vance Corp.
Robert L. Reynolds, President and CEO of Putnam Investments; President and CEO of Great-West Financial
10:00 - 10:30
SI Presentation - Key Forces Shaping Fund DistributionStrategic Insight's angle on the US fund distribution landscape and financial advisor behavior.
Dennis Bowden, Managing Director of US Research, Strategic Insight
10:30 - 11:00 Break 11:00 - 11:50
PANEL: Independent / Regional Broker DealerExecutives from independent broker-dealers discuss what they're seeing at the advisor level and what they're seeking from fund firms.
MODERATOR:Michael Keenan, Senior Managing Director - National Accounts, MFS Fund Distributors
PANELISTS:Frank A. McCarthy, SVP, General Manager, External Products Group, Ameriprise Financial
Bobby Colon, Director, Product Partner Relations, Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Wendy Kania, Director - Sponsor Relations, Commonwealth Financial Network
PANEL: Institutional Distribution ChannelsPanelists discuss best practices for focusing distribution efforts within institutional channels such as DCIO, VAIO, and Sub-advisory.
MODERATOR:Chris Yeomans,Director of Retirement and Sub-advisory Products, Strategic Insight
PANELISTS:Scott Boyd, Senior Vice President, National Platform Distribution and Relationships, Prudential Retirement
Emily Roland, Head of Investment Research, John Hancock Investments
12:40 - 1:30 Lunch 1:30 - 2:00
Keynote Presentation: LPL - In-Depth PerspectiveMark Casady, CEO, LPL Financial
2:00 - 2:50
PANEL: Product Development - Best Practices to Effectively Bring New Strategies to MarketPanelists discuss best practices around product development - including communication and collaboration with Sales, Marketing and other internal partners.
MODERATOR:Shanna Weber, Managing Director, Charles Schwab Investment Management
PANELISTS:Lara Magnusen, Portfolio Strategist, Portfolio Manager, Altegris Advisors
Rachel Schnoll, Managing Director, Head of Product Strategy, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Andrew Rogers, CEO, Gemini Companies
Ben Slavin, Head of Product and Business Development, WisdomTree Asset Management
2:50 - 3:20
3:20 - 4:10
PANEL: Efficiently Managing and Empowering an External Sales ForcePanelists, 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:Dennis Bowden, Managing Director of US Research, Strategic Insight
PANELISTS:Jeff Place, SVP, Head of Sales, Ivy Funds
Fran Cashman, Managing Director, Co-Head of US Sales, Legg Mason
Bob Kendall, Managing Director, Global Client Group - Head of Retail Distribution, Americas, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
4:10 - 5:00
PANEL: Creating Collaboration within a Distribution Organization - Communication and Partnership Across Sales, Marketing and ProductFund executives discuss best practices to creating effective collaboration between sales, marketing and national accounts teams in an increasingly complex and inter-related marketplace.
MODERATOR:Paul Schaeffer, Managing Director, SEI
PANELISTS:Jeff Duckworth, President of Retail Distribution, John Hancock Investments
Robert Hostetter, Global Head of Product Strategy, AllianceBernstein
Vicki Lester, Vice President - Head of Intermediary Marketing, Columbia Threadneedle Investments
5:00 - 6:30
Buffet dinner and cocktail party
Wednesday, June 24th 2015
8:00 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:40
PANEL: DOL Fiduciary Rule – The Road Ahead
MODERATOR:Lew Minsky, Executive Director, Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association
PANELISTS:David N. Levine, Principal, Groom Law Group, Chartered
Andrew Oringer, Partner, Dechert, LLP
9:40 - 10:30
PANEL: Independent RIAsPanelists advise on strategies for mutual fund firms to succeed in the independent RIA channel.
MODERATOR:Richard Sincere, Founder/CEO, Sincere & Co.
PANELISTS:Scott Stevens, Vice President, FundsNetwork®, Fidelity Investments
Doug Hanson, Vice President, Third Party Products, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Matt Straut, Senior Vice President, Head of RIA Channel, Oppenheimer Funds
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:35
Distribution BREAKOUTSPeer breakout sessions with leading distributor execs on distribution best practices
11:35 - 12:25
PANEL: National Broker-DealersExecutives from national broker-dealers discuss what they're seeing at the advisor level and what they're seeking from fund firms.
MODERATOR:Pete Thatch, Product Management Director, American Funds
PANELISTS:James Langham, Managing Director – Head of Investment Products, UBS Financial Services Inc.
Scott Brady, Director, Head of US Mutual Funds, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth & Investment Management
Frank McDonnell, Head of Mutual Funds, 529 Plans and Investment Product Due Diligence, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
12:25 - 12:30
12:30 - 1:30
Lunch, Conference Ends