Agenda subject to change
(VIRTUAL) DOORS OPEN
PROGRAM BEGINS & MAIN STAGE SESSIONS Keynote Conversation
As Chairman of the SEC, enhancing the standards of conduct governing broker-dealers and investment advisers has been at the top of Jay Clayton’s agenda. In this exclusive one-on-one conversation with CNBC’s “On-Air Stocks” Editor Bob Pisani, Chairman Clayton will offer a progress report on those enhanced standards and other key SEC initiatives and provide commentary on current market conditions.
Speaker: Jay Clayton , Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Interviewer: Bob Pisani , “On-Air Stocks” Editor, CNBC
Zooming Out: “Super Mario’s” Long-time Long-term View
Long-term investing legend Mario Gabelli brings his wisdom, and undying faith in American capitalism, to the virtual stage, to discuss the opportunities that lie ahead, from digital transformation, to infrastructure, to renewable energy and beyond.
Mario Gabelli , Chairman and CEO, GAMCO Investors
Interviewer: Becky Quick , “Squawk Box” Co-anchor, CNBC
Embracing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
As Americans of all backgrounds push for real change, financial advisors are being forced to embrace equity and inclusion as a value proposition or risk becoming irrelevant in an increasingly diverse environment. Consumers, talent, and investors, today, intentionally seek firms that represent their values and cultural preferences. This panel will provide tangible solutions for positioning an advisory firm for innovation, growth, and sustainability through its investment in human capital. When DEI is done right, a firm enhances its ability to attract and sustain diverse talent and to yield a greater financial return for equitable distribution to its stakeholders.
Louis Barajas , CFP, CEO and Partner, MGO Wealth Advisors
Lazetta Rainey Braxton , CFP, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, 2050 Wealth Partners
Winnie Sun , Managing Director and Founding Partner, Sun Group Wealth Partners
Moderator: Sharon Epperson , Senior Personal Finance Correspondent, CNBC
MAIN STAGE SESSIONS CONTINUE
Retirement Reset in a Post-Covid World
Sponsored and Programmed by Alliance for Lifetime Income
With the markets fluctuating and Americans’ financial situations uncertain as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are reexamining how they approach their finances and planning – a phenomenon the Alliance has termed “Retirement Reset.” Those nearing retirement, or who are already retired, are feeling the effects of the market downturn the hardest, and many are reevaluating how they structure their retirement portfolios and plan for income to protect them from the possibility of running out of money.
David Blanchett , Head of Retirement Research, Morningstar
Interviewer: Jean Chatzky , CEO and Co-founder of HerMoney
We honor the 100 firms named to CNBC’s second annual FA 100 List. These firms are recognized for offering top-level comprehensive planning and financial services that help clients navigate through their complex financial life
CONCURRENT SESSIONS - PART 1
Social Media for FAs: Strategies that actually convert followers
Social platforms are a must-have piece of every advisor’s marketing plan, but effective social media marketing requires lots of planning and attention. In this session, a leading digital marketing expert who specializes in financial advisor firms leads a conversation about how to convert followers into clients.
Samantha Russell , Head of Sales & Marketing, Twenty Over Ten
Interviewer: Alexandra Privitera , Senior Director & Supervising Producer, CNBC Strategic Content
ESG ETFs: What’s in them and which are the right ones?
Tens of billions of dollars have flowed into ESG funds in recent years, and trends suggest that younger clients are more likely to weigh environmental and social factors when making investment choices, or even when choosing an investment advisor. With demand high, ESG so many funds have flooded the market, but it can be hard to sort through the standards they apply and whether the goals of the funds match the objectives of socially and environmentally conscious clients. What to look for when looking for ESG funds.
Mona Naqvi , Senior Director, Head of ESG Product Strategy, North America, S&P Dow Jones Indices
Interviewer: Bob Pisani , “On-Air Stocks” Editor, CNBC
Building a Portfolio for 2021 and Beyond
Sponsored and Programmed by J.P. Morgan Asset Management
This session will educate financial professionals on developments within the markets and their effects on various investments and asset classes, to help build stronger portfolios. Attendees will explore effective frameworks for understanding the economy and global markets, along with common portfolio trends, considerations and ways to improve the portfolio construction process. Gain ideas about how to utilize data to address the economy and markets based on logic rather than emotion, while supporting your efforts to better evaluate investments and help your clients make sound investment decisions.
Stephen Kaplan , Head of Portfolio Insights, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Dr. David Kelly , Chief Global Strategist, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
CONCURRENT SESSIONS - PART 2
How to make the most of virtual client meetings
Covid-19 put a temporary stop to advisors meeting with their clients in their offices, at their homes, and over meals. A look at the essential digital tools and advanced technology that has helped advisors keep the personal touch when the client relationship went virtual, and what the lasting impact will be.
Dani Fava , Head of Strategic Development, EnvestNet
Bill Winterberg, CFP , Founder & President, FPPad.com
Interviewer: Jim Pavia , Money Editor, CNBC.com
The Continuing Case for Boardroom Diversity
While research consistently shows that companies with more diverse boards deliver better returns to their investors, the number of black, latinx or Asian directors remains somewhere below 20 percent by most estimates. In this session, learn what investment professionals can do to influence and encourage more boardroom diversity across their portfolios.
Marvin Owens , Chief Engagement Officer, Impact Shares
Interviewer: Sharon Epperson , Senior Personal Finance Correspondent, CNBC
Evaluating Risk During the Pandemic and Beyond
Sponsored and Programmed by Interactive Brokers
We are living in one of the highest-risk environments of our lifetime. Advisors are facing unprecedented challenges navigating how to best serve clients, generate high returns, while being conscious of risk. This session will explore ways to evaluate risk across different asset classes as we make our way through this landscape-altering pandemic.
Judith Casasampere , Sales Representative, Interactive Brokers
John Seeberg , Institutional Investment Advisor, Interactive Brokers
Moderator: Joya Dass , Business Journalist