2020 Forbes/SHOOK Top Advisor Summit Agenda

17 I-W Credits (formerly IMCA) and 15 CFP credits will be available

*This is a very fast-paced event; all times are indicative.

Sunday,
February 23, 2020


 

TIME

EVENT

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Pre-Party at La Cave at the Wynn – Hosted by First Trust


Monday,
February 24, 2020


TIME

SESSION & SPEAKER

9:00 am

Registration Opens

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Pre-Con Sessions - Mouton

2:00 - 2:35 pm

The After-Tax Advisor to the Wealthy: Trends, Solutions, Strategies and Winning Business with Conversations

  • Moderator: John Moninger, Managing Director Retail Sales, Eaton Vance Advisor Institute
  • Ash Chopra, Merrill Private Wealth Management
  • Michael O’Neill, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
  • David Gordon, Director, Eaton Vance Advisor Institute

2:35 - 2:55 pm

2020 Vision - Clarity in Bonds through Active Management

  • Tony Crescenzi, Executive VP, Market Strategist & Generalist Portfolio Manager, PIMCO
  • Bob DiMella, Executive Managing Director, MacKay Shields
  • Moderator: Rob Sechan, UBS Private Wealth Management

2:55 - 3:25 pm

Jeremy Siegel - Stocks, Bonds, and the Economy: What’s Next?

  • Introduction: Patrick Willis, Principal, Owl Rock
  • Jeremy Siegel, Professor, The Wharton School of Finance

3:25 - 3:35 pm

Break

3:35 - 3:50 pm

Don’t Extrapolate Trend: Markets in 2020 and Beyond

  • Richard Bernstein - CEO & CIO, Richard Bernstein Advisors

3:50 - 4:20 pm

Be Prepared, Be Empowered: Key Issues Advisors Should Be Addressing with Clients to Navigate Their Financial Future

  • Leslie Geller, Wealth Strategist, Capital Group
  • Louise Gunderson, UBS Financial Services

4:20 - 5:00 pm

SHOOK Tank

  • Moderators:
    • Frank Berland, Managing Partner, SHOOK Research
    • Liz Shook, COO & Co-Founder, SHOOK Research
  • Judges:
    • Steve Samuels, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
    • Heather Crist, Head Field Engagement, UBS Financial Services
    • Brian Pfeifler, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management


Opening Night

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Cocktail Reception - Margaux

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Gala Dinner - Lafite Ballroom

  • Welcome! Remarks
    • Liz Shook, COO & Co-Founder, SHOOK Research
  • “Becoming memorable. Making a difference.”
    • R.J. Shook, Founder & President, SHOOK Research
  • Fireside Chat with Andy Sieg & Jonathan Gray
    • Introduction: Michael Schweitzer, Senior VP & Head of HNW Strategy & Distribution, Capital Group | American Funds
    • Andy Sieg, President, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
    • Jonathan Gray, President & COO, Blackstone

8:30 - 9:30 pm

Champagne Reception Hosted by Hartford Funds - La Fluer

Tuesday,
February 25, 2020


TIME

SESSION & SPEAKER

7:00 am

Registration Opens

7:00 - 8:00 am

Breakfast

8:00 - 11:05 am

General Session - Lafite Ballroom

8:00 - 8:10 am

Opening Remarks

  • RJ Shook, Founder, SHOOK Research

8:10 - 8:15am

SHOOK Talks: Top Advisor Shares Best Idea

  • Introduction: Nick Cirbo, Senior Advisor Consultant, Invesco
  • Wendy Holmes, UBS Private Wealth Management

8:15 - 8:40 am

SHOOK Impact: A New Era…A New Value Proposition

  • Introduction: Steve Stroker, Chief Executive Officer, Black Creek Group
  • Moderator: Steve Samuels, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
  • Lyon Polk, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
  • Gwen Campbell, Merrill Private Wealth Management

8:40 - 8:55 am

ESG…How Performance Can Come First

  • Moderator: Sharon Cunningham, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Saker Nusseibeh, CEO, Hermes Fund Managers

8:55 - 9:15 am

The SHOOK Community Give Back: Kids & Courage…a Make-A-Wish

  • “A Wish from the Heart” Poem by Jamie-Brooke Shook, 11th Grade & Jr. Analyst, SHOOK Research
  • Olivia, Wish Child
  • Zoe, Wish Child
  • Liz Shook, COO & Co-Founder, SHOOK Research
  • RJ Shook, President & Founder, SHOOK Research

9:15 - 9:30am

Networking/Refreshments

9:30 - 9:35 am

SHOOK Talks: Top Advisor Shares Best Idea

  • Introduction: Sam Castner, Regional Director, Global X ETFs
  • Nestor Vicknair, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

9:35 - 9:50 am

Meet America’s #1 Next-Gens

  • Introduction: Frank Famiglietti, Managing Director & Co-Head of Intermediary Distribution, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Moderator: Chris Harvey, Chief Executive Officer, JP Morgan Securities
  • Rachel Gottlieb, UBS Financial Services
  • Seth Haye, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

9:50 - 10:00 am

SHOOK Talks: New $10M Client

  • Moderator: Carter Sims, Head of Global Distribution & Managing Director, Thornburg
  • Lori Van Dusen, LVW Advisors

10:00 - 10:20 am

Fast Fire: Successfully Navigating U.S. Equity Markets

  • Introduction: Andy Shaw, Retail Sales Director & Divisional VP, Hartford Funds
  • Moderator: Ron Insana, Senior Advisor, Schroders, sponsored by Hartford Funds
  • Joel Greenblatt, Managing Principal & Co-CIO, Gotham Funds
  • Chris Davis, Chairman & Portfolio Manager, Davis Advisors

10:20 - 10:25 am

SHOOK Talks: Top Advisor Shares Best Idea

  • Introduction: Bobby Brooks, Managing Director & National Sales Manager, DWS
  • Ron Munman, JP Morgan Securities

10:25 - 10:45 am

Insights From The Legendary Investor Mario Gabelli

  • Mario Gabelli, Chairman, CEO & Founder, GAMCO Investors, Inc.

10:45 - 10:55 am

Raising Fees In a Declining Fee Environment

  • Moderator: John Moninger, Managing Director Retail Sales, Eaton Vance Advisor Institute
  • Jordan Waxman, Nucleus Advisors

10:55 - 11:05 am

Marketing Your Forbes Recognition

  • Introduction: Jac McLean, Senior Managing Director, New York Life Investments
  • Jessica Sibley, Chief Revenue Officer, Forbes
  • Kent Pearce, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

11:05 - 11:20 am

Networking/Refreshments

11:20 - 11:55 am

CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS

  1. The 5 Behaviors of Top Performing Teams – Margaux 1
    • Moderator: Jac McLean, Senior Managing Director, New York Life Investments
    • Alyssa Moeder, Merrill Private Wealth Management
    • Greg Vaughan, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  2. Maximizing Your Business – Margaux 2
    • Brian Gallary, Head of Strategy & Consulting, First Trust Advisors
  3. Defensive Investing in an Expensive Market – La Fluer 2
    • Joel Greenblatt, Managing Prinpical & Co-CIO, Gotham Funds
    Opportunities & Risks in a 10-Year-Old Bull Market
    • Chris Davis, Chairman & Portfolio Manager, Davis Advisors
  4. Impact of Disruptive Technology - La Fluer 1
    • Moderator: Steve Hefter, Wells Fargo Advisors
    • Manish Gupta, Associate Portfolio Manager & Sr. Research Analyst, First Eagle
  5. How Investors are Using Real Estate to Find Yield – Latache 2
    • Moderator: Steve Stroker, Chief Executive Officer, Black Creek Group
    • Victor Livingstone, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
    • Jason Mingelgreen, Stifel

11:55 am - 1:30 pm

General Session - Lafite Ballroom

11:55 am - 1:05 pm

Lunch with Steve Forbes

  • Introduction: Bill Fagan, Director, KraneShares
  • Randall Lane, Chief Content Officer, Forbes
  • Lunch with Steve Forbes
    • Introduction: Glenn Smith, National Sales Manager, Baron Funds
    • Steve Forbes, Chairman & Editor in Chief, Forbes Media

1:05 - 1:20 pm

A Silicon Valley Insider’s Perspective on Technological Innovation & Venture Capital

  • Abhi Arun, General Partner, Alkeon Capital

1:20 - 1:35 pm

Transition to Breakouts

1:35 - 2:10 pm

CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS

  1. What Top Teams are Doing to Drive Organic Growth – La Fluer 1
    • Moderator: John Cianciulli,President, Team Edge Consultant
    • Bill Corbellini, Merrill Private Wealth Management
    • Scott Siegel, Morgan Stanley Wealth Mangement
  2. Leading a Synergistic Team – Margaux 2
    • Moderator: Paul Brunswick, CEO Advisor Institute, Invesco
    • Gerry Klingman, Klingman & Associates
    • Dan Torbeck, UBS Financial Services
    • Rupa Jack, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  3. HNW Team Structures and Compensation Strategies – Margaux 1
    • Moderator: Michael Schweitzer, Senior VP & Head of HNW Strategy & Distribution, Capital Group | American Funds
    • Greg Smith, RW Baird
  4. Managing Legacy Wealth: The Great Wealth Transfer – La Fluer 2
    • Moderator: Jan Blakeley Holman, Director, Thornburg Investment Management
    • Mary Deatherage, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
    • Ghislain Gouraige, UBS Private Wealth Management

2:10 - 2:25 pm

Networking/Refreshments

2:25 - 5:30 pm

General Session - Lafite Ballroom

2:25 - 2:45 pm

Credit Worthy: Where Opportunities Lie Across Public and Private Credit

  • Jimmy Levin, Chief Investment Officer, Sculptor
  • Jeffrey Rosenberg, Managing Director, BlackRock
  • Moderator: Ron Insana, Senior Advisor, Schroders, sponsored by Hartford Funds

2:45 - 2:55 pm

SHOOK Talks: Adding Value in Diminishing Fee Atmosphere

  • Moderator: Robert Bruno, President, First Eagle Funds Distributors & Head of Distribution, First Eagle Funds
  • Raj Sharma, Merrill Private Wealth Management

2:55 - 3:10 pm

Outlook on the Market and What’s Ahead

  • Bob Doll, Chief Equity Strategist & Senior Portfolio Manager, Nuveen

3:10 - 3:15 pm

SHOOK Talks: Top Advisor Shares Best Idea

  • Introduction: Jeff Nye, Senior Vice President, Cohen & Steers
  • Jim Moriarity, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management

3:15 - 3:25 pm

SHOOK Talks: Meaning…Building into Team Culture & Articulating to Clients

  • Moderator: Ryland Pruett, Executive VP & National Sales Manager, BNY Mellon
  • Amir Mossanen, SunTrust

3:25 - 3:40 pm

Make-A-Wish: A Voice to Inspire... Angelica’s Dream Come True

  • Angelica, Wish Child

3:40 - 3:55 pm

Networking/Refreshments

3:55 - 4:15 pm

Structuring Your Business for the Next Gen of Partners

  • Introduction: Andrew Wellington, Founder & CIO, Lyrical Asset Management
  • Jeff Erdmann, Merrill Private Wealth Management

4:15 - 4:35 pm

Brain Health --- Longevity & Peak Performance…What You Need to Do Right Now!

  • Introduction: Arend Elston, VP & Regional Consultant, SSGA
  • Dr. Majid Fotuhi - MD/PhD, Nationally Acclaimed Neurologist and Neuroscientist

4:35 - 4:55 pm

Insights from Legendary Investor Bill Miller

  • Introduction: Josh Stamer, Senior Managing Director, Foundation Source
  • Bill Miller, Chairman, CIO & Founder, Miller Value Partners
  • Marvin McIntyre, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management

4:55 - 5:00 pm

SHOOK Talks: Top Advisor Shares Best Idea

  • Introduction: Donald Best, VP & Regional Marketing Manager, Alger
  • Carrie Coghill, Coghill Investment Strategies

5:00 - 5:25 pm

Fireside Chat with Venture Capitalist, Founder & Author, Ben Horowitz

  • Ben Horowitz, Co-Founder, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Ryan Caldwell, Co-Founder & CIO, Chiron

5:25 - 5:30 pm

Closing Remarks

  • Frank Berland, Managing Partner, SHOOK Research

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Cocktail Reception - Margaux

6:30 pm

Dine Arounds


Liz’s “Better Half” Event (Click here to register for ticket—complimentary with significant other’s ticket.)

3:00 - 3:05 pm

Welcome Remarks

  • Liz Shook, Chief Operating Officer, SHOOK Research

3:05 - 3:15 pm

Investing In Your Passions: Wine, Watches, Art And More

  • Michael Solomon, Forbes Life Editor

3:15 - 3:25 pm

Transition to Make-A-Wish Performance - Lafite Ballroom

3:25 - 3:45 pm

Make-A-Wish. A voice to inspire...Angelica's dream come true.

3:45 - 3:55 pm

Refreshments/Transition to Better Half Event

3:55 - 4:05 pm

Michael Solomon - Forbes Life Editor

4:05 - 4:25 pm

Art as an Investment - An Insider’s Perspective with World Renown Expert; His Exciting Story Behind Breaking a World Record

  • Koji Inoue - International Director, Hauser Wirth

4:25 - 4:40 pm

Q&A -- Michael Solomon, Forbes Life Editor & Koji Inoue, International Senior Director, Hauser Wirth

4:40 - 5:00 pm

Kids & Courage…a Make-A-Wish Story

5:00 - 5:25 pm

Brain health—longevity & peak performance…what you need to do right now!

  • Dr. Majid Fotuhi, MD/PhD, nationally acclaimed neurologist and neuroscientist

5:25 - 5:30 pm

Closing Remarks

  • Liz Shook, Chief Operating Officer, SHOOK Research

5:30 pm

Cocktails with Advisors

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Party continues at YSL with lite bites

Wednesday,
February 26, 2020


TIME

SESSION & SPEAKER

7:00 - 8:00 am

Breakfast

8:00 am - 11:05 am

General Session - Lafite Ballroom

8:00 - 8:10 am

Welcome Remarks

  • Frank Berland, Managing Partner, SHOOK Research

8:10 - 8:15 am

SHOOK Talks: Top Advisor Shares Best Idea

  • Malia Morales, Merrill Private Wealth Management

8:15 - 8:45 am

FA Panel: Team Structure and Compensation

  • Moderator: Frank Famiglietti, Managing Director & Co-Head of U.S. Intermediary Distribution, Morgan Stanley Investment Management
  • Ryan Sprowls, Wells Fargo Private Wealth
  • Ali Phillips, Obermeyer Woods
  • Richard Zinman, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

8:45 - 9:00 am

The Perception & Reality of China & Emerging Market Investing

  • Introduction: Kyle McGrath, Director, KraneShares
  • Brendan Ahern, Chief Investment Officer, KraneShares

9:00 - 9:20 am

Fastest Growing Teams

  • Moderator: Robert Bruno, President, First Eagle Funds Distributors & Head of Distribution, First Eagle Funds
  • Rich Pluta, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
  • Jonathan Kleiman, UBS Financial Services

9:20 - 9:35 am

Networking/Refreshments

9:35 - 10:10 am

CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS

  1. Diversifying with Alternative Investments- Tax Consideration & Structural Solutions for Wealthy Clients – La Fluer 2
    • Moderator: Ira Millman, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
    • Brian Kelly, Global Head of Platforms, Millennium Management
    • Laurie Katz, Partner, GoldenTree Asset Management
    • Robert Beauchamp, Head of Private Wealth Group, Zurich North America
  2. You Can’t Buy Time- Effective Time Management - La Fluer 1
    • Moderator: Marc Cohen, Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development, LPL Financial
    • Dianna Smith, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
    • Tommy McBride, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

10:10 - 10:20 am

Transition to Next Breakout

10:20 - 10:55 am

CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS

  1. Examples of Excellence – La Fluer 2
    • Moderator: Bob Evans, Senior VP, Fidelity Investments
    • Jon Jones, Co-Founder & CEO, Brighton Jones
    • Mike Yelverton, Tiedemann Advisors
    • Shirley Quackenbush, Merrill Private Wealth Management
  2. Building an Intergenerational Practice - La Fluer 1
    • Moderator: Bill McManus Director, Hartford Funds
    • Jonathan Beukelman, UBS Private Wealth Management
    • Richard Jones, Merrill Private Wealth Management

10:55 - 11:10 am

Networking/Refreshments

11:10 - 11:45 am

General Session - Lafite Ballroom

11:10 - 11:35 am

Becoming the CEO of Your Practice

  • Moderator: Paul Blease, Head of CEO Advisor Institute, Invesco
  • Mark Thorndyke, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
  • Randy Conner, Churchill Management Group

11:35 - 11:45 am

The Last Word

  • RJ Shook, Founder, SHOOK Research