Forbes | SHOOK Top Advisor On-the-Road — Teams Event

Chicago - November 21, 2019

JW Marriott, 151 W Adams Street

Registration begins at 1:00pm
Business Attire
1:30pm-5:30pm Sessions

Photo op: take home your picture on the cover of Forbes!

Exclusively for Top Advisors, RIAs & Teams


  • R.J. Shook, Co-Founder, President, SHOOK Research, Senior Forbes Contributor
  • Brian Gallary, Head of Strategy & Consulting, First Trust
  • Joel Greenblatt, Co-CIO, Gotham Funds
  • Richard Bernstein, CEO & CIO, Richard Bernstein Advisors
  • Bob Doll, Chief Equity Strategist, Nuveen
  • Top Advisors and RIAs

Sample Sessions

CE Credits Available

  • SHOOK Talks - Best ideas from Top Advisors
  • The Future of Teams
  • Creating a Winning Team Culture
  • Team Structure & Efficiencies
  • What's the right team structure to serve the affluent?
  • Intergenerational Teams - How to structure, market and serve clients.
  • Investment Panel - Where are the opportunities?
  • Compensating and incentivizing team members
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November 21, 2019



1:00 pm

Registration begins

1:30 - 1:40 pm


  • R.J. Shook, Co-Founder, President, SHOOK Research, Senior Forbes Contributor

1:40 - 1:45 pm


  • Ted Davis – Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

1:45 - 2:05 pm

Is Value Investing Dead... or Just Sleeping?

  • Joel Greenblatt, Managing Principle & Co-Chief Investment Officer, Gotham Asset Management
  • Introduction: Lisa Charkoudian – Director of Sales & Distribution, Gotham Asset Management

2:05 - 2:25 pm

Maximizing Your Business

  • Brian Gallary – Senior Vice President/Head of Strategy & Consulting, First Trust Advisors

2:25 - 2:45 pm

Outlook on the Markets

  • Richard Bernstein, CEO & CIO, RBA
  • Introduction: Tim Kuhn – Portfolio Specialist, RBA

2:45 - 3:05 pm

Building the Team of the Future

  • Raj Bhatia – Merrill Private Wealth Management
  • Jim Moriarity – Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
  • Moderator: Robert Merrell – Midwest Sales Director, First Eagle Funds

3:05 - 3:15 pm


3:15 - 3:45 pm


Burnham Ballroom

  • Team Structure and Efficiencies
    - Rod Loewenthal – UBS Financial Services

Chicago Breakout Room

  • Tax Managed Investing in the Current Equity Environment
    - Joel Greenblatt – Managing Principle & Co-Chief Investment Officer, Gotham Asset Management
    - Moderator: Andy Burish – UBS Financial Services

3:45 - 3:55 pm


3:55 - 4:15 pm

Becoming the Longevity Advisor of the Future

  • Joe Silich — Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Andy Timmerwilke – Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
  • Moderator: John Diehl – Senior Vice President, Hartford Funds
  • Introduction: Tom Dewbray – Advisor Consultant, Hartford Funds

4:15 - 4:35 pm

What’s the Right Structure to Serve the Affluent

  • Ajay Desai – UBS Private Wealth Management
  • Ben Leshem – HLM Capital Management Group
  • Moderator: Dodd Kittsley – Director, Davis Advisors
  • Introduction: Bill Coughlin – Regional Director, Davis Advisors

4:35 - 4:40 pm


  • Sharon Oberlander – Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

4:40 - 5:00 pm

Building a High Impact Team

  • Robert Lanigan – Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
  • Jeff Morse – Merrill Lynch Private Wealth Management
  • Moderator: Sarah Bourgraf – Senior Advisor Consultant, Invesco

5:00 - 5:20 pm

Outlook on the Markets and What’s Ahead

  • Bob Doll, Chief Equity Strategist, Nuveen

5:20 - 5:30 pm

Closing Remarks

  • R.J. Shook, Co-Founder, President, SHOOK Research, Senior Forbes Contributor

5:30 - 6:00 pm

Cocktail Reception


David M. Rubenstein

Co-Founder & Co-Executive Chairman,
The Carlyle Group

Leon G. Cooperman

Founder, CEO & Chairman,
Omega Advisors

Jeremy Siegel

Professor, The Wharton School of Finance; Senior Investment Strategy Advisor, WisdomTree

Jamie Dinan

Founder, York Capital Management

Steve Forbes

Chief Executive & Chairman, Forbes Media

Leslie Picker


Marc Lasry

Co-Founder, CEO & Chairman,
Avenue Capital Group

Liz Shook

Chief Operating Officer,
SHOOK Research

Richard Bernstein

CEO & Chief Investment Officer,
Richard Bernstein Advisors

Rick Rieder

Managing Director & Global Chief Investment Officer; BlackRock

Joel Greenblatt

Managing Principal & Co-Chief Investment Officer, Gotham Funds

R.J. Shook

Co-Founder, President, SHOOK Research, Senior Forbes Contributor

Ron Insana

Senior Advisor

Elizabeth Pitcairn
& Her "Red Violin"

World-Class Violinist

Ray Dalio

Founder, Bridgewater Associates

Paul Tudor Jones

Founder, Tudor Investments

Howard Marks

Co-Chairman & Co-Founder, Oaktree Capital Management

Randall Lane

Editor, Forbes Magazine

Bill Miller

Chairman, CIO & Co-Founder, Miller Value Partners

Mario Gabelli

Chairman, CEO & Founder, GAMCO Investors, Inc.

Bob Doll

Chief Equity Strategist, Nuveen

Jeffrey Gundlach

CEO & CIO, DoubleLine

Lara Logan

Journalist, Sinclair Broadcast Group; Former CBS News Foreign Correspondent

Mike Novogratz

CEO, Galaxy Investment Partners

Jeffrey Altman

Founder, Owl Creek Asset Management

Dr. David Kelly

Chief Global Specialist and Head of Global Market Insights Team, J.P. Morgan

Brian Wesbury

Chief Economist, First Trust Advisors L.P. the highest rated Advisors and RIAs sharing best practices.