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.

Approved for 12.5 IMCA CIMA®/CIMC®/CPWA® CE Credits and CFA Credits. Accepted by the CFP Board for 12.5 CE Credits.


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


Robert Doll

Senior Portfolio Manager & Chief Equity Strategist, Nuveen

Bob Rice

Managing Partner, Tangent Capital

Jerry Webman, Ph.D., CFA

Chief Economist, Researcher

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Agenda Highlights

KEYNOTE SESSION: The Sophisticated Adviser’s Playbook for the New World of Investing

November 15 8:40am - 9:55am

Low growth and low yields — in a world dominated by uncertain central bank policies — make planning for adequate, safe returns next to impossible. If that’s not bad enough, the advent of robo-advice and increasing popularity of target-date and index funds has undermined the perceived value of financial advice. To succeed, advisers must offer sophisticated alternatives to the standard 60/40 variants. Bob explains how advisers can design portfolios that offer growth, income or risk management to attract new clients and keep existing ones happy.

Innovative Income Strategies: From BDC’s to Chinese Bonds

November 15 11:15pm - 12:15pm

This session continues the discussion around generating income but will focus specifically on the various products and vehicles that are available. The panel of experts will explore basic research and deeper due diligence techniques for evaluating and allocating everything from liquid alternative mutual funds to more sophisticated MLPs up 23% since June, BDCs, and emerging market debt options.

KEYNOTE SESSION: Investing Under the New President

November 15 4:30pm - 5:30pm

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.

KEYNOTE SESSION: The Search for Yield: Alternative Strategies for Income Investing

November 16 8:15am - 9:15am

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

Smoothing The Ride When Volatility Gets Real

November 16 11:00am - 11:50am

Since the financial crisis, international central banks have ensured a placid investing environment with unprecedented monetary policies. But as the stock market’s violent reaction to the Brexit vote proved, volatility can pop up unexpectedly and send investors into panic mode. Meanwhile, many other risks abound, from the lack of fixed-income liquidity to geopolitical and military tensions. How should advisers — and their clients — prepare.

Under the Hood: Evaluating Alternative Strategy 40 Act Funds

November 16 9:30am - 10:35am

The biggest obstacle to advisers’ use of 40 act funds is their inability to evaluate them with standard mutual fund benchmarks. This panel will explain how advisers can analyze and compare alternative mutual fund strategies, performance, and fees.

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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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