Scottsdale Financial Advisor Forum: Applying the Next Wave of Index-Based Strategies

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AT 12:30 PM

Advancements in index-based investing are bringing financial advisors a range of sophisticated solutions once exclusively available to institutional investors. From dynamic risk management tools and cutting-edge fixed income strategies to single- and multi-factor combinations, the indexing toolkit continues to expand.

Sam Stovall, Chief Equity Strategist at CFRA, will open the event by assessing opportunities in equities and fixed income at the market, sector, and industry level in the wake of midterm elections.

Featured speaker, Zvi Bodie, Professor Emeritus at Boston University, will round out the conversation with key takeaways from his books, Worry Free Investing and Risk Less and Prosper.

Industry practitioners will discuss:

  • De-risking retirement portfolios with tactical ETF strategies that can help advisors
    participate in the upside while protecting the downside
  • How to implement single- and multi-factor approaches in client portfolios
  • Actionable innovations in fixed income indexing that may offer financial advisors greater
    flexibility in reacting to opportunities and challenges

A complimentary event for financial advisors.

Accepted for 3-hour CFA®, CFP®, and CIMA® credits

Location
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

REGISTRATION & LUNCH

12:30 PM – 12:55 PM

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: POST-ELECTION MARKET OUTLOOK

 

Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist, CFRA

 

12:55 PM – 1:20 PM

THE RISE OF PASSIVE: EVIDENCE AND EVOLUTION

 

Craig Lazzara, CFA, Managing Director and Global Head of Index Investment Strategy, S&P Dow Jones Indices

1:20 PM – 2:00 PM

Why Factors Matter in portfolio allocation

 

Moderator: Craig Lazzara, CFA, Managing Director and Global Head of Index Investment Strategy, S&P Dow Jones Indices

 

Panelists:

·         Grant Engelbart, Director of Research and Senior Portfolio Manager, CLS Investments

·         John Feyerer, Director of Equity ETF Product Strategy, Invesco

·         Sean Kommerstad, President, Two Rivers Capital

·         Vijay Vaidyanathan, Chief Executive Officer, Optimal Asset Management

 

2:00 PM – 2:40 PM

STRATEGIES to mitigate downside risk in equities

 

Moderator: Michael Mell, Senior Director, Custom Indices,
S&P Dow Jones Indices

 

Panelists:

·         Jim Pritchard, Partner and Western Division Director, WEDCO

·         Rick Cortez, Co-CEO, Broadmark Asset Management

·         Rob Mooney, Portfolio Manager, The Omega Group, UBS

 

2:40 PM – 3:00 PM

NETWORKING BREAK

 

3:00 PM – 3:40 PM

 

fireside chat with zvi bodie, author of “worry free investing and risk less and prosper”

 

3:40 PM – 4:20 PM

Innovations In Goals-Based Wealth Management

 

Moderator: Christine Lubieniecki, Regional Director,
Dimensional
Fund Advisors

 

Panelists:

·         Gary Allen, Principal, Prudent Investor Advisors

·         Kevin Root, Managing Member, Oak Root LLC

·         Ben Thomason, Executive Vice President, Vestwell

 

4:20 PM – 5:00 PM

fixed income etfs: Which risks matter most

 

Moderator: Jason Giordano, Director of Fixed Income, S&P Dow Jones Indices

 

Panelists:

·         Simeon Hyman, CFA, Head of Investment Strategy, ProShares

·         Chris Shuba, Chief Executive Officer, Helios Quantitative, LLC

·         Jerry Holly, Portfolio Manager, Investment Solutions Group, State Street

·         Ricardo Santamaria, Vice President, The Curtis Group, Morgan Stanley

 

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Closing remarks & Networking reception

 

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