2021 Forbes/SHOOK Top Advisor Summit Agenda

CE Credits will be available

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

Sunday,
October 3, 2021


 

TIME

EVENT

6:00-10:00pm

Pre-Party hosted by First Trust at Jardin
*Exclusively for advisors and their better-half*



Monday,
October 4, 2021


TIME

SESSION & SPEAKER

 

PRE-CONFERENCE

2:00-2:30 pm

Pre-Con 1: The Golden Hour – "It's not the client's you win, it's the client's you keep"

  • Lisa Kueng, Managing Director of Business Development, Invesco Global Consulting
  • Nick Cirbo, Senior Advisor Consultant, Invesco

2:30-2:50 pm

Pre-Con 2: Unlocking Unrealized Gains: Building a Framework for Managing Taxes and Risk

  • Noel Weil, Merrill Private Wealth Management
  • Brian Firring, Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Moderator: John Moninger, Managing Director Retail Sales, Eaton Vance Advisor Institute

2:50-3:10 pm

Pre-Con 3: Using Asymmetric Risk to Improve Client Outcomes: A Deep Dive On Equity Risk

  • Steve Deschenes, Director of Client Research, Capital Group, home of American Funds
  • Michael Schweitzer, Senior VP & Head of HNW Strategy & Distribution, Capital Group, home of American Funds

3:10-3:20 pm

SESSION BREAK

3:20-3:45 pm

Pre-Con 4: Explosive Organic Growth – Reaching Beyond Referral

  • Scott Caston, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Rachel Gottlieb, UBS Wealth Management
  • Moderator: Bill McManus, Director, Hartford Funds

3:45-4:05 pm

Pre-Con 5: VIRTUAL LIVE STREAM - Exploring the Insights of Legendary Investor Bill Miller

  • Bill Miller, Chairman, CIO & Founder, Miller Value Partners
  • Moderator: Marvin McIntyre, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
  • Liz Shook, Co-Founder, COO, SHOOK Research

4:05-4:20 pm

Pre-Con 6: Building the Team of the Future

  • Craig Findley, Venture Visionary Partners
  • Steve Hefter, HLM Capital Wealth Management
  • Moderator: Terri Fiedler, President & CEO, AIG Financial Distributors

4:20-4:45 pm

Pre-Con 7: SHOOK Best Idea Competition

  • Judge: Heather Crist, Head, Field Management WM USA, UBS
  • Judge: Heather Hunt-Ruddy, Head of Client Experiences & Growth, Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Moderator: Frank Berland, Managing Partner, SHOOK Research
  • Moderator: Liz Shook, Co-Founder, COO, SHOOK Research

4:45-6:30pm

SESSION BREAK

6:30-8:00 pm

GALA DINNER

  • Liz Shook, Co-Founder, COO, SHOOK Research

20 Years in Rankings: Here's what we've learned… and where we're going

  • R.J. Shook, Co-Founder, President, SHOOK Research, Senior Forbes Contributor
  • John Moninger, Managing Director Retail Sales, Eaton Vance Advisor Institute

Fireside with Steve Schwarzman and Andy Sieg

  • Steve Schwarzman, CEO, Blackstone
  • Andy Sieg, President, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Tuesday,
October 5, 2021


TIME

SESSION & SPEAKER

8:00-8:10 am

Opening Remarks

  • Frank Berland, Managing Partner, SHOOK Research

8:10-8:15 am

SHOOK Ones: Best Idea

  • Mark Binder, UBS Private Wealth Management
  • Robert Bruno, President, First Eagle Funds Distributors & Head of Distribution, First Eagle Funds

8:15-8:35 am

Building an Experiential Practice

  • Anna Winderbaum, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
  • Amir Mossanen, Truist
  • Moderator: Steve Samuels, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
  • Matt Goldberg, Sr. VP & Divisional Manager, Alger

8:35-8:55 am

Normal or New Normal; That is the Question

  • Brian Wesbury, Chief Economist, First Trust Portfolios L.P.
  • Dan Affetto, Managing Director, National Sales, First Trust Portfolios

8:55-9:15 am

The SHOOK Community Gives Back: Saving Emma… and Remembering Carson

  • Liz Shook, Co-Founder, COO, SHOOK Research
  • R.J. Shook, Co-Founder, President, SHOOK Research, Senior Forbes Contributor
  • Jeremy Shook, Junior, Saint Andrew's High School, Junior Analyst, SHOOK Research, Member of St. Jude Leadership Council
  • Josh Stamer, Senior Managing Director, Foundation Source

9:15-9:30 am

SESSION BREAK BROUGHT TO YOU BY J.P. MORGAN ASSET MGMT

9:30-9:50 am

What's Ahead: The Markets and Economy In The COVID-19 Recovery

  • Jeremy Siegel, Professor, The Wharton School of Finance
  • Andrew Tsiropinas, Head of Wirehouse & IBD Dist., WisdomTree Asset Mgmt

9:50-9:55 am

SHOOK Ones: My Best Idea

  • Andrew Schultz, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
  • Treavor Mosbaugh, Principal, Blue Owl

9:55-10:15 am

Investment Ideas from the Strategists

  • Eric Hundahl, Head of Portfolio Strategy, BNY Mellon
  • Hans Vander Plaats, Managing Director, Client Portfolio Manager, Principal
  • Moderator: Ron Insana, Senior Advisor, Schroders
  • Mike Tobin, Western Divisional Manager, Hartford Funds

10:15-10:30 am

Innovation and Growth

  • Jonathan Hodge, UBS Wealth Management
  • Jordan Waxman, Nucleus Advisors
  • Moderator: Eric Schimpf, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
  • Andrew Wellington, Co-Founder, Managing Partner & CIO, Lyrical Asset Management

10:30-10:45 am

Aligning Team Culture, Purpose and Clients

  • Nestor Vicknair, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
  • Kyle Kelley, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
  • Moderator: Chuck Nanick, Managing Director, Natixis Investment Managers

10:45-10:50 am

SHOOK Ones: My Best Idea

  • Alli McCartney, UBS Private Wealth Management
  • Mike Green, Managing Director, BNY Mellon

10:50-11:05 am

Are Bonds Ironically the True Alternative To Equities and Alts?

  • Gibson Smith, Founder, Smith Capital Investors
  • Moderator: Richard Jones, Merrill Private Wealth Management
  • Nick Roberts, Business Development, Smith Capital Investors

11:05-11:20 am

SESSION BREAK BROUGHT TO YOU BY FIDELITY

11:20-11:55 am

BREAKOUT

Breakout #1: From A to BBB: Is it time to kick away the traditional muni ladder and “rev” up your allocations?

  • James Welch, Portfolio Manager, Principal

Breakout #2: Private Placement Life Insurance

  • Claudio Macchetto, Managing Director, GoldenTree Asset Management
  • Robert Beauchamp, Head of Private Wealth Group, Zurich
  • Peter DiDominicis, Director, Alkeon Capital Management
  • Moderator: Rich Pluta, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Breakout #3: A Value Manager’s Perspective on Technology

  • Manish Gupta, Portfolio Manager, First Eagle
  • Moderator: Robert Bruno, President, First Eagle Funds Distributors & Head of Distribution, First Eagle Funds

Breakout #4: Transformational Conversations: Blueprints from America’s Top Advisor Teams

  • Chris Brady, Divisional VP, AIG Financial Distributors
  • John Byrne, SVP, National Sales Manager, AIG Financial Distributors

11:55-12:55 pm

LUNCH

The Future of SPACs and Media

  • Mike Federle, CEO, Forbes Media
  • Randall Lane, CCO, Forbes
  • Juan Calderon, VP & Sr. Regional Consultant, SSGA

Insights from Tom Lee

  • Tom Lee, Managing Partner & Head of Research, Fundstrat Global Advisors
  • Ron Insana, Senior Advisor, Schroders

12:55-1:10 pm

Bubbles Present Massive Opportunities

  • Richard Bernstein, CIO & CEO, Richard Bernstein Advisors
  • Terry Ober, National Director, Richard Bernstein Advisors

1:10-1:25 pm

SESSION BREAK BROUGHT TO YOU BY J.P. MORGAN ASSET MGMT

1:25-2:00 pm

BREAKOUT

Breakout #1: Driving Digital Empowerment

  • Trisha Haskins, Technology & Platform Consulting, Fidelity Investments

Breakout #2: From Ports to Portfolios: Dig Deep on Infrastructure Opportunities

  • Jeremy Anagnos, CIO, Infrastructure, CBRE Clarion Securities
  • Bob DiMella, Executive Managing Director & Portfolio Manager, MacKay Municipal Managers
  • Moderator: Kathleen Entwistle, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management

Breakout #3: Changing the Guard: A Comprehensive Look at Succession Planning - How To Do the Right Deal and Do the Deal Right

  • Paul Brunswick, Head of Invesco Global Consulting, Invesco
  • Michael Chudd, UBS Wealth Management
  • Eric Applewhite, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

2:00-2:10 pm

SESSION BREAK

2:10-2:15 pm

SHOOK Ones: My Best Idea

  • Mark Douglass, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Adam Bobker MD, Head of Private Wealth Advisory Group

2:15-2:30 pm

Forbes/SHOOK Marketing

  • Andy Burish, UBS Wealth Management
  • Raj Sharma, Merrill Private Wealth Management
  • Moderator: Jessica Sibley, Chief Revenue Officer, Forbes
  • Paul Reiss, Group VP, Strategic Partnerships & Licensing, Forbes

2:30-2:45 pm

Manias, Memes & Media Distractions: Avoiding the Landmines that Sabotage Generational Wealth Building

  • Chris Davis, Chairman & Portfolio Manager, Davis Advisors
  • Dodd Kittsley, National Director, Davis Advisors

2:45-3:00 pm

Q4 Economic & Market Update

  • Dr. David Kelly, Managing Director & Chief Global Strategist, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

3:00-3:15 pm

The Psychology of Successful Leaders

  • Dr. Kevin Elko, Advisor Advancement Institute, New York Life Investments
  • Michael Warr, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Jen Tarsney, Director, Practice Management, NY Life Investments

3:15-3:20 pm

SHOOK Ones: My Best Idea

  • Patti Brennan, Key Financial
  • Patti Hausherr, VP Global Atlantic Consulting

3:20-3:35 pm

Moving Forward

  • Jeff Erdmann, Merrill Private Wealth Management
  • John McCarthy, CEO, Starwood Real Estate Income Trust
  • Chip Saltz, National Sales Manager, Starwood Capital L.L.C

3:35-3:50 pm

SESSION BREAK BROUGHT TO YOU BY J.P. MORGAN ASSET MGMT

3:50-4:10 pm

Preventing Burnout in the New Future of Work

  • Jennifer Moss, Award-Winning Journalist, Author and Int’l Public Speaker
  • James Humpherson, Sr. Investment Consultant, Thornburg Investment Management

4:10-4:25 pm

Building a Purposeful Culture

  • Liz Weikes, J.P. Morgan Wealth Management
  • Ron Hughes, Merrill Private Wealth Management
  • Moderator: John Mathews, Group MD, Head of PWM & UHNW, UBS Wealth Management
  • Michael Schweitzer, Senior VP & Head of HNW Strategy & Distribution, Capital Group, home of American Funds

4:25-4:30 pm

SHOOK One: My Best Idea

  • Erin Scannell, Ameriprise Financial Services
  • Alisa Guetzkow, Senior Director, Principal

4:30-4:45 pm

Accessing Uncorrelated Sources of Returns & Yield through the Private Markets

  • Raj Dhanda, Partner & COO, Global Real Estate, Ares Real Estate Group
  • Moderator: Ron Insana, Senior Advisor, Schroders
  • Moshe Bajnon, Managing Director, Relationship Manager, Ares Relationship Management Group

4:45-5:00 pm

Emerging Innovation Trends in the Knowledge Economy

  • Abhi Arun, General Partner, Alkeon Capital
  • John Blau, Managing Director, Alkeon Capital

5:00-5:25 pm

The Economic Outlook

  • Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Forbes
  • John Byrne, SVP, National Sales Manager, AIG Financial Distributors

5:25-5:30 pm

Closing Remarks

  • Frank Berland, Managing Partner, SHOOK Research

Wednesday,
October 6, 2021


TIME

SESSION & SPEAKER

8:30-8:40 am

Welcome Remarks

  • Frank Berland, Managing Partner, SHOOK Research

8:40-9:00 am

3 Principles The Most Effective Leaders Have To Build Culture

  • Tim Seifert, Sr. VP & Head of Retirement Solutions Dist., Lincoln Financial Group
  • Patti Brennan, Key Financial
  • Alma Guimarin, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

9:00-9:15 am

The Not So Hidden Risk in Equity Portfolios

  • Ryan Caldwell, Managing Director, FS Investments
  • Moderator: Peter Rukeyser, UBS Private Wealth Management
  • Ryan Robertson, Co-Head of US Distribution, FS Investments

9:15-9:35 am

A Simple Strategy for Maximizing Your Business

  • Brian Gallary, Head of Strategy & Consulting, First Trust Portfolios L.P.

9:35-9:55 am

The Fragile Decade Turning Apprehension into Anticipation

  • Jeannie Underwood, SVP, Head of Global Atlantic Consulting

9:55-10:10 am

SESSION BREAK BROUGHT TO YOU BY J.P. MORGAN ASSET MGMT

10:10-10:30 am

Team Leadership and Structures

  • Melissa Corrado-Harrison, UBS Wealth Management
  • Darrell Pennington, Ameriprise Financial Services
  • Moderator: Robert Bruno, President, First Eagle Funds Distributors & Head of Distribution, First Eagle Funds

10:30-10:50 am

Value Allocation: Best Practices for Allocating Your Time and Resources to Grow Client Value

  • Todd Silaika, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
  • Christi Staib, Silver Sale Wealth Advisors
  • Moderator: Rob Pettman, LPL Executive Vice President, Wealth Management Solutions

10:50-11:05 am

Fastest Growing Teams

  • Scott Magnesen, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Randy Conner, Churchill Management Group
  • Moderator: Michael Schweitzer, Sr. VP & Head of HNW Strategy & Distribution, Capital Group, home of American Funds

11:05-11:15 am

The Last Word

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