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It's time to look beyond the traditional.

A must attend event for wealth managers and financial advisers who want to learn how to build a successful practice that provides the differentiated investment approaches needed to fulfill the goals of today’s wealthiest and most sophisticated investors.


Who Should Attend: Financial Advisers • Investment Advisers • Money Managers • Wealth Managers • Family Office Executives • Brokers • Trust Officers • Retirement Plan Advisers • Broker-Dealer Executives • Alternative Product Firms


Mark Carlson

Senior Vice President, Senior Investment Strategist, Northern Trust Asset Management

Christopher Reece, CFA

Senior Vice President, Fund Strategy, Franklin Square Capital Partners

Bob Rice

Managing Partner, Tangent Capital

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Agenda Highlights

The Sophisticated Adviser's Playbook

November 15 8:45am - 10:00am

KEYNOTE SESSION // Investing and practice-building are bigger challenges than ever. To succeed, advisers must offer a more sophisticated approach than standard 60/40 variants. Bob Rice presents an integrated and logical framework for the new growth, income, and risk management options - a playbook that sets clients up for success and advisers up for more clients.

Navigating Through the Sea of Liquid Alternatives

November 15 3:50pm - 4:40pm

Once a largely misunderstood corner of the mutual fund universe, liquid alts have gained prominence through growth and performance. Learn how to analyze and navigate this fast-growing category.

The Search for Yield: Alternative Strategies for Income Investing

November 15 10:25am - 11:15am

Generating consistent income streams is now more challenging than ever - if you are still relying on traditional income investment vehicles. This session will discuss why alternative strategies are must in your search for yield.

Investing Under the New President

November 16 8:45am - 10:00am

KEYNOTE SESSION // Just one week after the Presidential election, in the wake of a campaign that has been described as one of the most unusual in recent history, this session will look at what it all means going forward, including how our next President might impact the financial markets and the financial advice industry.

Smoothing the Ride As Volatility Goes Volatile

November 16 10:30am - 11:20am

Since the crisis, international central banks have ensured a placid investing environment with extraordinary and concordant monetary policies. How can - and should - investors prepare?

Limiting Downside While Generating Returns

November 16 11:20am - 12:10pm

Do strategies really exist that both provide downside protection and generate current profits? How does "diversification" work in a world of growing correlations? This panel will offer up concrete suggestions and ideas for risk management tools that don't just make investors "pay to wait", and instead can provide both solid returns and important downside insulation.

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What is the cancellation policy?

Any cancellations received in writing by October 17, 2016, will receive a refund minus a $100 administrative charge. Thereafter, refunds are not available. Substitutions may be made at any time by calling 212-210-0238.

How will continuing education hours be credited?

InvestmentNews will report CE credit hours for attendees directly to the CFP Board. To receive CE credit through IMCA, InvestmentNews will provide attendees with a program ID number that attendees can use to self-report.

How can I access session presentations?

All event-related information, including session presentations, will only be found on our Event App, which will be updated periodically before the live event. If you prefer hard copies of presentations, please download and print before you arrive.

What time does registration open?

Attendee registration opens at 7:15am on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

What is the dress code for the conference?

Conference attire is business casual.

Can I register onsite at the live conference?

Yes, but we encourage you to register beforehand.

When does Extra-Early Bird Pricing end?

Extra-Early Bird pricing of $149 per person is offered thru August 12, 2016.

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