8:30am ‐ 9:00am

Breakfast & Registration opens

9:00am – 9:15am

Welcome remarks and InvestmentNews Update


Christine Shaw, CEO, InvestmentNews

9:15am – 9:35am

Future of Financial Advice: The Confluence of Human & Digital Advice and Leadership

Our co-chairs will provide context and perspective on the dynamics of the human and digital advice transformation now underway: who is leading, what is being built and how it will impact investors, advisors and firms.


Steve Gresham, Principal, The Gresham Company

Jack Sharry, EVP, LifeYield

9:35am – 10:15am

The Future of Financial Advice is Creating an Exceptional Client Experience


Mike Durbin, President, Fidelity Institutional

10:15am – 10:55am

Financial Wellness is the Future of Advice

Helping investors achieve their goals requires advice on their entire financial wellness picture – budgeting, planning, investing, managing credit and protection. Advisors’ value will be determined by their ability to offer holistic solutions in a coordinated plan. Providing value goes beyond investment performance; it’s about showing investors how to:

• Have control over day-to-day and year-to-year finances

• Have the capacity to absorb financial shocks

• Stay on track to meet their financial goals

• Have the financial freedom to make choices that allow investors to enjoy life


Jack Sharry, EVP, LifeYield


Bill Crager, CEO, Envestnet

10:55am‐ 11:05am

Coffee Break / Networking

11:05am – 11:45am

Roundtable Discussions

Participants will breakout into smaller groups with a moderator to discuss the future of financial advice with their peers

11:45am – 12:30pm

Connecting the dots: Products, Platforms and the Future of Advice

Improving investor outcomes results from connecting disparate capabilities across multiple accounts, products and tech tools: planning, data aggregation, risk and tax optimization, proposal generation, investment and protection products, household-level portfolio management, optimal income sourcing and more. Hear how the leaders are building platforms to enable advisers to provide optimal guidance to investors across their household portfolio.


Jack Sharry, EVP, LifeYield


Dev Ganguly, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Jackson National Life Insurance Company

Rob Pettman, Advisory Platforms and Programs, LPL

Christina Townsend, Director and Head of Platform Strategy for Advisor Solutions, BNY Mellon | Pershing

12:30pm‐ 1:30pm

Lunch Break / Networking

12:45pm – 1:05pm

Lunch Spotlight Session: Delivering Comprehensive Wealth Management Solutions in a Digital-First Environment

It’s never been a better time to be an advisor. There are countless tools and third-party providers at an advisor’s disposal to help them automate time-consuming tasks like onboarding, rebalancing, and modeling, and shift their focus to what really matters—their clients’ financial lives. In this session, Matt Wilson, Head of E*TRADE Advisor Services, will provide an overview of the industry and highlight how advisors are uniquely positioned to win in the current environment. He will also focus on how E*TRADE is combining the technology and people to make the investing advice continuum more complete, from self-directed investors seeking best-in-class digital platforms and guidance, to investors who seek higher-touch relationships and advice.


Matt Wilson, Head of E*Trade Advisor Services

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Tools, Technology, User Experience and Adoption

The typical advisor uses only 5% of the functionality available to them. In a world where firms must invest in the latest technology to stay competitive - and fees are declining - driving successful adoption has become a survival skill for every leader. This panel will provide tangible learnings that you can use to make your own implementations more successful.


Amy Young, Global Digital Advisor, Microsoft


Cheryl Nash, President, Investment Services, Fiserv

Kim Mackrill, Creative Director, Carson

Lori Hardwick, CEO, Wealth Tech - RedRock Strategic Partners & Chairman, Riskalyze

2:15pm‐ 2:30pm

Coffee Break / Networking

2:30pm – 3:15pm

A Conversation on the Modern Wealth Growth Strategy with the Industry Leader

Morgan Stanley has led the industry in building a comprehensive “Modern Wealth” platform to power technology-enabled advisers to deliver holistic guidance and solutions to their clients. Hear from Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management leader on what his firm has built so far and his views on what’s next for the future of financial advice.


Jack Sharry, EVP, LifeYield


Andy Saperstein, Managing Director and Head of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

3:15pm – 4:00pm

Roundtable Discussions

Participants will breakout into smaller groups with a moderator to discuss the future of financial advice with their peers

4:00pm – 4:45pm

Cutting Edge Digitally-Enhanced Advice Platforms

Industry leaders are building future-state tech-enabled platforms to help advisers offer robust and comprehensive capabilities to help improve investor outcomes. But adviser adoption remains the single biggest challenge. Hear from these leaders on the innovative platforms they are building and how they are addressing adviser adoption.


Steve Gresham, Principal, The Gresham Company


John Yackel, Executive Managing Director, Envestnet

Damon Deru, Founder and CEO, Advisor Peak

Andrew Salesky, SVP, Digital Advisor Solutions, Charles Schwab Corporation

4:45pm – 5:00pm

Future of Financial Advice Learnings

A recap of what we learned today and where the Future of Financial Advice is headed from here.


Steve Gresham, Principal, The Gresham Company

Jack Sharry, EVP, LifeYield

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Cocktail Reception

*This is the event draft agenda. Sessions and timings are subject to change in the lead up to the event.

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