Themes for the sessions will include: Views from the C-Suite, Economy & Government Affairs, DEI and Workforce Evolution. Speakers are still being confirmed at this time and will be updated on an ongoing basis.

Wednesday, November 8

7:15am - 8:15am ET
Breakfast Session: A New Dawn for the Advisor Landscape | Sponsored by Broadridge


Fuel your morning with Breakfast and Broadridge’s Tim Kresl as he engages Jim Bumpus, Head of Intermediary Markets, Columbia Threadneedle Investments in a discussion around key trends in advisor-sold investments. Don’t miss this crash course in the shifting intermediary marketplace. Topics include: 

  • Increasing complexity of the product landscape
  • Advisor expectations of their asset management partners 
  • Investor needs that are reshaping the advice model

Jim Bumpus, Head of Intermediary Markets, Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Tim Kresl, Principal, Distribution Insight, Broadridge

8:30am - 9:30am ET
C-Suite Roundtable: Chartering Your Trajectory


Whether you are an executive, emerging leader, entrepreneur, or industry enthusiast, this thought-provoking, forward-looking session will inspire you to embrace change, foster innovation, and embrace the untapped potential within your organization. Join this candid discussion with industry visionaries making the critical decisions that are setting the tone and direction of the asset and wealth management industry.


Kevin Mahn, President and Chief Investment Officer, Hennion & Walsh Asset Management


Lorna Sabbia, Managing Director, Head of Retirement & Personal Wealth Solutions, Bank of America

Joe Schultz, Senior Vice President, Chief Client Officer, American Century

Vadim Zlotnikov, Head of Fidelity Institutional, Fidelity Investments

9:30am - 9:45am ET
Lightning Talk: 2023 DEI Survey Key Takeaways

9:45am - 10:00am ET
Networking Break

10:00am - 10:45am ET
Fireside Chat: Public Policy & Economic Indicators


2023 has seen the economy sailing smoothly and markets enjoying the ride. But forward-looking indicators are weakening, economic headwinds are gathering, and policy and political uncertainty are clouds on the horizon as we look ahead to next year. Against this backdrop, traditional assets could struggle to find the catalyst for further gains. Join FS Investments Chief U.S. Economist Lara Rhame and Head of Public Policy Jason Cole for a fireside chat on the economy, elections and alternative ways to navigate markets in the coming year.


Jason Cole, Head of Public Policy, FS Investments

Lara Rhame, Chief U.S. Economist, FS Investments

10:45am - 11:45am ET
Generational Debate: Workforce Evolution


A thought provoking, debate-style discussion on the differences between “traditional” and “Next Gen” workforces. Our diverse panel will tackle headline themes such as:

  • Hybrid environments (flex locations/flex time)
  • Role descriptions and expectations
  • Networking and relationship-building
  • Career progression
  • Employee retention

Where are the differences most pronounced? Why? Is there a middle ground to be found? Listen, engage, and learn the pros and cons of different perspectives on the future of the workforce.


Kevin McCord, Sales Manager, National Quality Review


Robert Fox, Senior Manager, Clarendon Partners

Rima Haddad, Vice President, Hedge Fund Financial Reporting, JP Morgan

LeAnn Trejo, Senior Vice President of American Funds Service Company (AFS), part of Capital Group (CG).

11:45am ET
Conference Concludes