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Mohannad Aama

‎Portfolio Manager & Asset Allocation Strategist
Beam Capital Management

Mohannad Aama CFP®, FRM is a Managing Director and senior Portfolio Manager at Beam Capital Management, a New York-based registered investment management and advisory firm. He is the portfolio manager of the Beam Capital Management Blockchain Leaders SMA, the first Separately Managed Account strategy focusing on Blockchain related stocks. He has been a speaker at numerous asset management and investment conferences globally and has made regular appearances on national and international TV and print media outlets. Mr. Aama earned a B.A. in Economics from Brooklyn College in New York City and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Roche ... (view full description)

Brendan Ahern

Chief Investment Officer
KraneShares

No biography specified

Taylor Ames

Vice President, Product Strategies
ALPS Portfolio Solutions

In his role, Taylor develops and manages product specific strategies, collaborating with marketing, compliance, research, sales, and portfolio management in an effort to better position ALPS products within the market. Prior to his current role, he was PowerShares QQQ Senior Product Strategist and Vice President. Prior to joining ALPS Portfolio Solutions, Taylor worked at Invesco PowerShares, working as a Portfolio Consultant until becoming Senior Equity Product Strategist in 2010. Taylor earned a B.A. in Business/Economics from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. Ames is a Registered Representative of ALPS Portfolios Solutions Distributor, Inc.

Joe Anthony

President, Financial Services
Gregory FCA Communications

Joe is a partner and President at Gregory FCA, one of the top 10  largest financial PR firms (as ranked by O'Dwyers) in the U.S.   For more than 15 years, Joe has led the firm's work within the financial services arena providing strategy for numerous PR and integrated communications plans for RIAs, ETF issuers, asset managers, fintech firms, banks, insurance companies, CPA firms and broker-dealers. Over the years, Joe has spoken at several industry conferences as a presenter or panelist on a range of issues.  Regularly cited by media outlets for his perspective on marketing, brands and communication issues, Joe has contributed to Money Management Executive, the New York Times, Fox News ... (view full description)

Mike Arone

Chief Investment Strategist, SPDR
State Street Global Advisors

Michael is the Chief Investment Strategist for the SPDR® Americas Business at State Street Global Advisors. He is responsible for expanding State Street Global Advisors’ footprint and thought leadership effort through frequent contributions to the financial news media, speaking engagements and client interactions. Michael is a highly regarded speaker at industry conferences and is the author of several articles related to investment management practices. He is a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Team.   During his more than 20-year career as an investment professional, Michael has served as State Street Global Advisors’ Global and EMEA Head of Portfolio Strategy as well as a ... (view full description)

Joshua Aven

CEO, Founder
Aven Financial Group

Joshua is a serial entrepreneur coming from the private equity/real estate finance world and has co-founded or invested in many companies.  Joshua Aven is an owner and Chief Executive Officer of Aven Financial Group.  Josh has grown the business into a leading boutique firm with specializations in real estate finance.  Being passionate about the social giving space, Josh has invested and devoted time to for-profit companies which have a model that gives significant portions of their profit to charities and the world's greatest causes.  These companies are the perfect intersection of commerce and philanthropy while impacting the social good envir ... (view full description)

Phil Bak

CEO
Exponential ETFs

Phil Bak is the CEO of Exponential ETFs. He is widely regarded as an expert in the management, development and trading of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Prior to founding Exponential ETFs, Mr. Bak was a Managing Director at the New York Stock Exchange where he initiated market structure enhancements and worked with asset managers, regulators and liquidity providers to ensure a fair and orderly secondary market for ETFs. Previously, he was Senior Product Manager for Guggenheim Investments where he developed alternative mutual funds and ETFs and was the author of two patents on new and innovative ETF structures. Mr. Bak has a B.S. in Business Finance from Yeshiva University and is a Chartered A ... (view full description)

Tom Balcom

Founder
1650 Wealth Management

Thomas Balcom, CFP®, CAIA, MBA is the Founder of 1650 Wealth Management. 1650 Wealth Management is a registered investment advisory firm with offices in Boca Raton and Miami. Mr. Balcom is responsible for designing investment portfolios for high net worth individuals and their families, small businesses, retirement plans, charitable organizations and corporations. In addition to working with his clients, Mr. Balcom serves as the 2011 President of the Financial Planning Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale and as an adjunct professor for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) program at Barry University. He is a member of the Hurricane Club Council at the University of Miami and was a recip ... (view full description)

Gregory Banner

President
Asset Preservation Strategies, Inc.

Greg specializes in working collaboratively with his clients and their advisors, providing comprehensive planning services which include: family office services, business growth strategies, business exit strategies, alternative asset management,  tax reduction strategies, insurance and estate planning strategies, and asset protection for both individuals and businesses. He is a member of the Business Enterprise Institute and has 32 years of experience working with families and business owners to grow their businesses in addition to developing a vision and plan for the future of the family and the business. In 1993, he joined Asset Preservation Strategies, Inc. as a Financial Plan ... (view full description)

Matthew Bartolini

Head of SPDR Americas Research
State Street Global Advisors

Matthew the Head of SPDR Americas Research at State Street Global Advisors. He manages a team responsible for the product research and analysis of SPDR ETFs, and the development of market outlooks, investment themes, and portfolio implementation ideas to help clients understand the market landscape and achieve their desired investment outcomes.   Matthew graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in Economics and earned his MBA at Northeastern with concentrations in Investment Analytics and Corporate Finance. He has earned the Chartered Financial Analysts designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society. He also holds the FINRA Serie ... (view full description)

Michael Batnick

Director of Research
Ritholtz Wealth Management

As Director of Research, Michael Batnick, Chartered Financial Analyst® reads research publications and stays on top the latest trends in the industry. Michael is a member of the investment committee and heads up the company’s internal research efforts. He spends most of his time developing and implementing risk management and portfolio strategies for the firm’s clients.

Michael writes at The Irrelevant Investor blog, where he aims to educate people about investing.

In his spare time he enjoys reading and spending time with his wife and dog.

Michael Beck

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager,
Wealthstreet Investment Advisors, LLC

Michael Beck has over 35 years of experience in the financial industry, and started working as a portfolio manager in 1999. Mr. Beck brings expertise working with high net worth individuals and families, business owners, foundations, and retirement accounts. He builds custom portfolios driven by his clients’ objectives, utilizing individual stocks, bonds, and exchange-traded funds. Michael coordinates with his clients’ team of estate planners and accountants to create tax-advantaged strategies when necessary. Through his practice as an advisor, Michael identified the need to offer a cost-effective solution for small to mid-size companies looking to improve their current 401 ... (view full description)

Grant Bledsoe

Founder & President
Three Oaks Capital Management

Grant Bledsoe is the founder & president of Three Oaks Capital Management, and has been in the financial services industry since 2006.  Prior to founding Three Oaks Capital Grant was a Senior Manager and Trader in the securities lending group at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.  
 
Grant holds an MBA and a B.S. in Applied Economics from Ithaca College.  He is also both a CFA Charterholder and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and authors the personal finance blog Above the Canopy.  Grant's work is frequently quoted in several national publications, including Forbes, CNBC, The Huffington Post, and U.S. News.

David Blitzer

Chairman of the Index Committee
S&P Dow Jones Indices

David M. Blitzer is managing director and chairman of the Index Committee with overall responsibility for index security selection, as well as index analysis and management.   Prior to becoming Chairman of the Index Committee, Dr. Blitzer was Standard & Poor’s Chief Economist.  Before joining Standard & Poor's, he was Corporate Economist at The McGraw-Hill Companies, S&P's parent corporation.  Prior to that, he was a Senior Economic Analyst with National Economic Research Associates, Inc. and did consulting work for various government and private sector agencies including the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the National Commission on Materials Polic ... (view full description)

Travis Briggs

CEO
Robo Global

No biography specified

Josh Brown

Chief Executive Officer
Ritholtz Wealth Management

Josh Brown is a New York City-based financial advisor and the CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management, which helps people align their investments with their financial goals and manages portfolios for them. Clients range from high net worth households to corporations to retirement plans to charitable foundations. For younger investors and those just getting started, Ritholtz Wealth Management created the Liftoff automated advisor a simple, low-cost way to access a professionally managed portfolio selected just for you. Josh is also the author of the books Backstage Wall Street and Clash of the Financial Pundits from publisher McGraw-Hill. In addition, he serves on the advisory boards of ... (view full description)

Ben Carlson

Director of Institutional Asset Management
Ritholtz Wealth Management

Ben Carlson, Chartered Financial Analyst® and Director of Institutional Asset Management at Ritholtz Wealth Management, has spent his career helping institutions invest and manage their money. He has provided both portfolio management and consulting services to a wide range of institutional funds, including endowments, foundations, pension plans and operating funds for various hospitals, insurance companies and charitable organizations. This includes positions with a $2.5 billion investment consulting firm as well as a portfolio management role with a $1.4 billion endowment fund. In 2017, Ben was named to the Investment News 40 Under 40, which is an annual list that recognizes yo ... (view full description)

Justin Castelli

Founder & Financial Advisor
RLS Wealth Management

Justin Castelli, CFP®, CIMA® is the founder of RLS Wealth Management, a fee-only registered investment advisory firm in Fishers, Indiana. One of the main motivating factors for starting RLS Wealth Management was for Justin to be able to work with clients regardless of where they might be in their careers; in order to do this, he created a barbell business model which offers a monthly subscription model for young professionals, called WealthFusion™ and a traditional wealth management relationship with clients nearing, or in retirement.    Justin also writes a blog called All About Your Benjamins where he covers everything from financial planning to investing to music and more. In ... (view full description)

Vinny Catalano

Member, Chief Macro Strategist
Adriatic Capital Partners

Vincent Catalano, CFA, is Managing Member and Chief Macro Strategist with Adriatic Capital Partners and President and Global Investment Strategist with Blue Marble Research. Catalano appears regularly in the media and is a guest speaker at various major forums. Vinny is a past president of the New York Society of Security Analysts, a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Washington, D.C. based think tank, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and is the author of "Sectors and Styles" (Wiley 2006). 

Volodymyr Chernat

Senior Quantitative Investment Researcher
Betterment

Volodymyr is senior quantitative researcher at Betterment.  He has an extensive experience in modeling derivative contracts, including structured products, quantitative portfolio construction and risk management, and systematic trading strategies. He is also a co-autherof  Machine Learning in Finance specialization offered by Tandone School of Engineering on Coursera platform.  Prior to Betterment Volodymyr was  Senior Quantitative Researcher in Equity Derivatives at J.P. Morgan. Volodymyr's interests are in reinforcement learning, statistical methods in finance,  risk management and trading strategies.  Volodymyr holds MBA from Leonard School of Business ... (view full description)

Ricardo Cortez

Co-CEO
Broadmark Asset Management, LLC

As Co-Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Cortez is responsible for the management of Broadmark’s day-to-day business activities as well as the oversight of the firm’s sales and marketing efforts. In addition, he is a member of the Investment Team and serves as the firm’s Chief Risk Officer. Mr. Cortez joined Broadmark in September 2009 as President, Global Distribution and was named Co-CEO in June 2013. Before Broadmark, he was President of the Private Client Group for Torrey Associates, LLC. Additional prior roles include Vice President at Goldman Sachs serving as Product Manager of the firm’s Global Multi-Manager Strategies program, and Senior Vice President with Prudential Investme ... (view full description)

Alexandra Coupe

Associate Director
PAAMCO

Alexandra Coupe, CFA, CAIA, CQF is an Associate Director working in Portfolio Management focused on capital markets. She is the Head of Asset Allocation Research and is a member of the firm’s Strategy Allocation Committee where she focuses on assessing the impact of asset and strategy allocation on overall portfolio risk and performance. Her experience also includes research, due diligence and risk monitoring across all PAAMCO strategies with an emphasis on credit strategies and emerging markets. Prior to joining PAAMCO, Alexandra was a Research Associate at Green Street Advisors, a boutique REIT research company where she focused on European and U.S. REIT equities. Alexandra began her caree ... (view full description)

John Crittenden

Founder
Mondigi

No biography specified

John Davi

Founder & CIO
Astoria Portfolio Advisors

John Davi has 19 years of experience spanning across Macro ETF Strategy, Quantitative Research & Equity Derivatives. John was Head of Morgan Stanley’s Institutional ETF Content where he produced hundreds of strategy pieces over an 8-year period.  It was a Multi-Asset job and involved developing ETF investment ideas to add alpha to investors’ portfolios.  While working for Morgan Stanley’s ETF Product Group, John frequently traveled across the world to meet with sophisticated Hedge Funds, Asset Managers, and Pension/Endowments.  John’s ETF content was top ranked twice by Institutional Investor magazine under the Sales & Trading category, as well as by ETF.com.  ... (view full description)

Joseph Davis

Global Chief Economist
Vanguard

Joseph Davis, Ph.D., is Vanguard’s global chief economist and the global head of Vanguard Investment Strategy Group, whose research and client-facing team develops asset allocation strategies and conducts research on capital markets and global economies. Joe also chairs the Strategic Asset Allocation Committee for multi-asset-class investment solutions. As Vanguard’s global chief economist, Joe is a member of the senior portfolio management team for Vanguard Fixed Income Group. He is a frequent keynote speaker and has published white papers in leading academic and practitioner journals. Joe helped develop the Vanguard Capital Markets Model® as well as the firm's annual economic and capital m ... (view full description)

Ronald DeLegge

Founder & Chief Portfolio Strategist
ETFguide.com

Ron DeLegge is the founder of ETFguide and the chief architect behind the company’s research partnerships with a growing roster of world-class platforms like Bloomberg, Interactive Brokers, Thomson Reuters, and many others. The Carlsbad, CA-based company is an innovator in advanced marketing solutions for ETF providers, distributors, and listing exchanges. DeLegge has worked in the financial services industry for over 20-years and has forged relationships with the globe’s biggest and most important asset managers. In addition to running ETFguide’s research division, DeLegge serves as an outside contributor to Financial Advisor Magazine and is the weekly host of the Index Investin ... (view full description)

Lisa Detanna

Managing Director
Raymond James

Lisa has been providing wealth management advice to a diverse base of affluent individuals and families for more than 20 years. She offers a wide variety of services, including personal financial planning, investment management, insurance planning, estate and gift planning, philanthropy, tax planning, risk management services, family governance and family office services. She joined Raymond James as a senior vice president of investments in December 2011. Previously, she held senior vice president positions at Wedbush, Citi Smith Barney, Morgan Stanley and Imperial Capital (formerly Dabney/Resnick), and began her career at Drexel Burnham Lambert’s capital markets group in Beverly ... (view full description)

Annie Duke

Author
Thinking in Bets; Decision Strategist

Annie Duke is an experienced corporate speaker and consultant on the behavior of decision making. On February 6, 2018, Annie’s first book for general audiences, “Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts” was released by Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Random House. As a former professional poker player, she won more than $4 million in tournament poker. She has won a World Series of Poker bracelet, the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions, and the NBC National Poker Heads-Up Championship. She has written five books, raised four children and raised more than $18 million for charities. Annie is a cofounder of HowIDecide.org, a member of the National ... (view full description)

Blair duQuesnay

Investment Advisor and Financial Planner
Ritholtz Wealth Management

No biography specified

Peter Ehret

‎Director of Internal Credit
Employees Retirement System of Texas

Peter Ehret, CFA, heads ERS’ internal high yield investing effort, which he established in 2013. He developed ERS’ high yield investment process and infrastructure and continues to develop the portfolio and team. Prior to ERS, Mr. Ehret was head of high yield investments and lead portfolio manager at Invesco, Ltd., where he led the turn-around of a struggling team, implemented a new investment process and created a top quintile ten-year performance record. At Invesco, he managed more than $3 billion in assets in a variety of structures. Before it was sold to Invesco, Mr. Ehret worked at Van Kampen Investments, where he was director of high yield research, a portfolio manager who ... (view full description)

Josh Emanuel

CIO
Wilshire Funds Management

No biography specified

Mebane Faber

Chief Investment Officer
Cambria Investment Management

Mr. Faber is a co-founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Cambria Investment Management. Faber is the manager of Cambria’s separate accounts and ETFs. Mr. Faber is also the author of many leather bound books. He is a frequent speaker and writer on investment strategies and has been featured in Barron’s, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Mr. Faber graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in Engineering Science and Biology. He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), and Chartered Market Technician (CMT).

Cole Feinberg

Vice President, ETFs
Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Cole is the Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) Specialist within Goldman Sachs Asset Management, based in San Francisco. In this role, Cole is responsible for ETF business development across client channels in the US and Latin America. Prior to joining the firm, Cole worked for twelve years at BlackRock and iShares where he held various leadership positions in the iShares ETF business including Institutional Business Development and Capital Markets. Previously, Cole was an equity program trader at Morgan Stanley. Cole is a member of the Advisory Board for Voices against Brain Cancer, in New York, NY and Head of Philanthropy for Lamorinda Gives Back. Cole earned BA degrees in Histor ... (view full description)

Rick Ferri

Founder & Member
Rick Ferri, LLC.

Author of six investment books, Richard (Rick) A. Ferri, CFA is a leading expert on low-cost index fund investing. Through his work as a researcher and investment manager, he continually monitors and evaluates the latest trends related to index funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Rick utilized his in-depth research about index fund investing strategies to bring the former low-fee investment management firm he founded in 1999 to more than $1.5 billion in assets before selling his equity and leaving the firm. In addition, he shares his insights as a frequent news commentator, Forbes columnist, WSJ Expert panelist, media contributor and public speaker. A CFA Charterholder (Chartered Fin ... (view full description)

Ken Fisher

Chief Executive Officer
Fisher Investments

Ken Fisher is the founder, Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Fisher Investments, a $100+ billion money management firm serving large institutions and high net worth individuals globally. With more than 2,400 employees, the firm has offices in Washington, California, Texas, Britain, Germany, Dubai, Australia, and Japan, with further global expansion under way.   His Forbes “Portfolio Strategy” column ran for 32 ½ years into 2017, making him the longest continuously running columnist in its history. Ken now writes weekly columns for USA Today (published Mondays) and Germany’s Focus Money, and monthly columns for the UK’s Financial Times, Denmark’s Børsen and the ... (view full description)

Ken Frier

Partner & Chief Investment Officer
SECOR Asset Management

Ken Frier, CFA, is a Partner with SECOR Asset Management, where he is portfolio manager for the SECOR Mazu Fund, a global equity fund.  He has over 30 years of experience as an institutional investor, having been Chief Investment Officer of The Walt Disney Company, Hewlett-Packard Company, Stanford Management Company and the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust. Ken graduated with honors in Mathematical Science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller scholar.

Deborah Fuhr

Managing Partner and Co-founder
ETFGI

Deborah Fuhr is the managing partner and co-founder of ETFGI, an independent research and consultancy firm launched in 2012 in London offering paid for research subscription services: the ETFGI annual research service provides monthly reports on trends in the global ETF and ETP industry, access to the ETFGI database of all ETFs/ETPs listed globally with factsheets which are updated monthly,  ETFGI annual review of institutions and mutual funds that use ETFs and ETPs, the Active ETF landscape report service and the Smart Beta ETF Landscape report service which provide monthly reports on trends in that segment of the market. ... (view full description)

Phil Galdi

Head of Indices
ICE Data Services, Intercontinental Exchange

Phil Galdi is Head of Indices at ICE Data Indices, LLC (“IDI”).  In this role, he is responsible for IDI’s fixed income, equity, commodity and currency index families spanning the global markets.  Prior to joining ICE, Phil was Head of Global Bond Index Research at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research where he spent over 30 years developing and managing their fixed income index platform that was recently acquired by ICE.  The ICE Data Indices team manages a suite of indices that are used as performance benchmarks for approximately $1 trillion in assets, including over $100 billion in passive ETFs and funds.  The team also provides custom index services and acts as calculation agent for third p ... (view full description)

Ross Gerber

President and CEO
Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment

Ross is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management. Ross oversees Gerber Kawasaki's corporate and investment management operations as well as serves individual clients. Ross is a frequent guest on CNN, CNBC, FBN, Bloomberg and Reuters as well as a contributing writer for Forbes.com. He is ranked as one of the most influential investment advisors and Fintech innovators in America* and has over 50k twitter and 30k Facebook fans. Ross and the Gerber Kawasaki team oversees $725 million of investments in technology, media, entertainment and communications companies for clients and the firm. Gerber Kawasaki has grown to be a leader in Fintech by lev ... (view full description)

Carolyn Gowen

Investment Manager & Branch Principal
Bloomsbury Wealth

I started my career in the financial planning profession in 1987 as an admin assistant.  I joined Bloomsbury Wealth in 2003 as a financial planner, became a partner in 2005 and now own the business jointly with my business partner, Robert Lockie.  I am a Certified Financial Planner, a Chartered Fellow of the CISI and a Chartered Wealth Manager.  I work closely with our clients to help them overcome the challenges involved in managing complex affairs and significant wealth. I am very fortunate to be doing a job that I love whilst living my dream.  In 2007 my husband and I bought a dilapidated farmhouse with 35 acres in the glorious Gascony countryside in south west France and moved ourselves ... (view full description)

Barry Grossman

President
CFA Society Orange County

Barry Grossman is a Senior Investment Strategist for the California and Nevada region of Wells Fargo Private Bank. As part of Investment Management, Mr. Grossman works with clients to create asset allocation strategies and build portfolios to help meet clients’ investment objectives while managing risk. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Mr. Grossman was a Business Development Officer at Vanguard in Scottsdale, AZ for 2.5 years, where he specialized in assisting clients in transitioning their relationship and managing ongoing relationships. He has been in the investment industry for nearly 15 years. Mr. Grossman earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from The University o ... (view full description)

Jodie Gunzberg

Head of U.S. Equities
S&P Dow Jones Indices

Jodie M. Gunzberg is director, commodity indices, at S&P Indices. Jodie is responsible for the product management of the S&P Commodity Indices, which includes the S&P GSCIâ, widely regarded as the leading measure of general commodity price movements and inflation in the world economy. In addition, Jodie writes index methodologies, educational material and market commentary. Prior to joining S&P Indices, Jodie held various roles within the consulting and the investment management business. She managed portfolios in various asset classes including real estate, fixed income, equities, and hedge funds. Most recently, Jodie was the chief investment strategist for an investment consulting fir ... (view full description)

Mo Haghbin

Head of Product
OppenheimerFunds, Inc.

Mo Haghbin is the Head of Product within OppenheimerFunds’ Beta Solutions business. He is responsible for leading research and development of new investment solutions, including smart beta ETFs. Mo joined the firm from BlackRock where he was most recently the Head of Business Management for the U.S. Fundamental Fixed Income Teams. Previously, he was Head of Next Generation Fixed Income within iShares Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) division and a Director in the Global Markets and Investments Group. At iShares, he was also responsible for defining long-term product strategy for the U.S. fixed-income business focused on growth areas within smart beta, term maturity, hedged and ac ... (view full description)

Christie Hamilton

Investment Manager
Children's Health Investment Office

Christie Hamilton is an Investment Manager at Children’s Health System of Texas, where she helps oversee the Institution’s $1.8 billion in foundation, pension, and operating assets. Ms. Hamilton joined the Children’s Health Investment Office in 2015 and holds a number of responsibilities including investment strategy, portfolio construction, manager selection, due diligence, and research across all asset classes, with an emphasis on alternative investments. Prior to Children’s Health, Ms. Hamilton was an Associate Investment Director at Cambridge Associates. In this capacity, she advised institutional investors and private family clients with assets ranging from $50 million to ov ... (view full description)

Ryan Holiday

Author
Daily Stoic: Timeless Wisdom for Modern Professionals

Ryan Holiday is a young, smart, marketing powerhouse turned motivational speaker who has attracted fans from every imaginable discipline. When it comes to movitation, Holiday makes readers—and listeners—take stock of their lives and careers through the timeless lens of an ancient philosophy, stoicism. His book The Daily Stoic distills the ancient wisdom of the stoic philosophers into 366 practical meditations, each meant to enrich and enliven our daily lives—at work, on the field, and in our relationships. In Ego Is the Enemy—an instant Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and international bestseller—he explains how “the battle against ego must be fought on many fronts,” and provides helpful exa ... (view full description)

Benjamin Holland

Controller/Trustee
Butler County, Pennsylvania

Ben Holland currently serves as the Controller for the County of Butler in Pennsylvania. As County Controller, he serves as a member and Secretary of the County’s Retirement Board; and also as a member of the County’s Prison Board of Inspectors, the County’s Salary Board, and the County’s Worker’s Compensation Trust Fund. His office has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Prior to being elected, Ben was an Accounting Manager for a division of the McKesson Corporation, and previously served as a tax accountant for a public accounting firm in Pittsburgh. Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Sci ... (view full description)

Morgan Housel

Partner
The Collaborative Fund

Morgan Housel is a partner at The Collaborative Fund and a former columnist at The Motley Fool and The Wall Street Journal. 

He is a two-time winner of the Best in Business award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and was selected by the Columbia Journalism Review for the Best Business Writing 2012 anthology.  In 2013 he was a finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award and Scripps Howard Award. He has authored two eBooks: Everyone Believes It; Most Will Be Wrong: Motley Thoughts on Investing and the Economy and 50 Years in the Making: The Great Recession and Its Aftermath.

He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Southern California.

Bill Hoyt

Head of Research & Portfolio Management
Hartford Funds

Bill Hoyt is responsible for leading the systematic strategy investment team for Hartford Funds. He oversees the management of the company’s ETFs and separately managed accounts. In this role, Bill has responsibility for the management, implementation, and development of Hartford Funds’ systematic multi-asset and single-asset investment strategies. In addition, he directs the development and maintenance of the equity modeling platform, the portfolio analytics capabilities, and quant-servicing infrastructure. Bill has more than 24 years of experience in the industry. Prior to joining Hartford Funds, he was head of quantitative equities at Fidelity Investments. Bill holds the Chartered Financi ... (view full description)

Phil Huber

Chief Investment Officer
Huber Financial Advisors

“Phil Huber is chief investment officer for Huber Financial, responsible for overseeing all investment and portfolio-management related functions. As chairman of the firm’s Investment Committee, Phil directs all research efforts that he and his team perform on asset managers, investment strategies and portfolio construction techniques.   In addition, Phil takes an active role in writing straightforward commentary to inform clients and explain the firm’s investment philosophy. As author of the investing blog “bps and pieces,” Phil presents down-to-earth, accessible content based on his experience from deep within the trenches of Huber Financial and the investment community at larg ... (view full description)

Mike Hunnicutt

Divisional Sales Director for the RIA Channel
Invesco

No biography specified

Ben Hunt

Chief Risk Officer
Salient Partners, L.P.

Ben Hunt is the chief investment strategist at Salient and the author of Epsilon Theory, a newsletter and website that examines markets through the lenses of game theory and history. Over 100,000 professional investors and allocators across 180 countries read Epsilon Theory for its fresh perspective and novel insights into market dynamics. As chief investment strategist, Dr. Hunt helps develop investment strategy for the firm, works with portfolio managers and key clients to incorporate his investment views into their decision-making process, and manages certain portfolios directly. Dr. Hunt is a featured contributor to a wide range of investment publications and media programming. ... (view full description)

Dina Isola

Investment Advisor Representative
Ritholtz Wealth Management

No biography specified

Tony Isola

Investment Advisor Representative
Ritholtz Wealth Management

Anthony Isola is a Certified Financial PlannerTM and an investment advisor representative at Ritholtz Wealth Management (“RWM”).  His career in the financial industry began as a foreign currency trader, which he later left to pursue a career in education, teaching history  for over 20 years in public schools. He writes at A Teachable Moment, a popular investment blog which focuses on how to avoid the predatory tactics of the financial services industry. In 2002, he and his wife, Dina, founded their own registered investment advisory firm, ATI Investment Consulting Inc. In 2015, the firm merged into Ritholtz Wealth Management. They are now focused on public school teachers’ non-ERISA 40 ... (view full description)

Paul RT Johnson

Board Member
State Universities Retirement System of Illinois

Paul began a well-acclaimed history in the world of finance & trading in 1982. In 1985 he began an execution group trading & filling institutional customer orders until selling the business to ING in 1997. At ING he became Co-Head of Institutional Sales until buyout. In 2001 became CEO of Boston Cabot, a broker dealer that trades futures, as well as, arranges billion dollar loans for hedge funds with ABN & others.  As Principal of Boston Cabot series 7, 24, 63, 53 & 55.  He is a current or past member of CBOT, CBOE, & CME. Paul was formerly on board of directors of Mid-America Exchange and CBOT, as well as, Chairman of Floors & Chairman of Market & Product Develop ... (view full description)

Janet Johnston

Portfolio Manager
TrimTabs Asset Management

No biography specified

Joe Kairen

Senior Director, Strategy & Volatility Indices
S&P Dow Jones Indices

Joe Kairen is Senior Director, Strategy & Volatility Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices. His field focuses on alternate beta strategies, including factor-based indices, dividends, and volatility, as well as quantitative, thematic, and asset-allocation strategies. In his role, Joe works closely with the sales, marketing, and Global Research & Design departments to bring new ideas to market.   Prior to his current role, Joe worked in a number of positions including five years at J.P. Morgan on both the Index Research (four years) and Market Risk (one year) teams. He also helped clients on a number of strategic assignments across the financial services industry while he wa ... (view full description)

Nir Kaissar

Columnist
Bloomberg Opinion

No biography specified

Bill Kapogiannis

Executive Director
DTCC

Bill Kapogiannis is an Executive Director in the Equity Clearing Product Management Group at The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). In this role, Bill is responsible for the day-to-day management of equity clearing activities and developing enhancements to The National Securities Clearing Corporation’s (NSCC) core clearing applications, including Automated Customer Account Transfer Service, Cost Basis Reporting Service, Exchange Traded Funds and Real-Time Trade Matching Service for Corporate and Municipal Bonds and Unit Investment Trusts.   Bill previously led the Equity Market Structure team with focus on trade capture processing to meet the ever-changing needs ... (view full description)

Michael Khouw

President & Chief Strategist
Optimize Advisors

No biography specified

Allen Kim

Director – Manager Research & Investment Solutions
Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management

Allen Kim is currently the Director of Manager Research and Investment Solutions of Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management, a $20bn investment and wealth management company founded by John Anderson.  He has 19 years of experience in the investment management industry. Before joining Kayne Anderson Rudnick in 2014, Allen was Director of Investment Manager Due Diligence for Genworth Financial Asset Management where he lead the due diligence team. He also spent a decade of his career at ING working in a variety of roles among which was the Investment Research Director. He graduated from The George Washington University and earned his M.B.A. in Finance from Carnegie Mellon University.  All ... (view full description)

Paul Kim

Managing Director, ETF Strategy
Principal Global Investors

Paul is currently a managing director with Principal Global Investors focused on the launch and growth of Principal’s global ETF business. Paul is responsible for Principal’s ETF strategy including ETF product development, infrastructure, and distribution and marketing. In this role Paul also manages relationships with ETF market makers, intermediaries, investors and service providers. Prior to joining PGI in 2015 he was a senior vice president and product manager at PIMCO’s Newport Beach, California office where he helped establish and build PIMCO's ETF business. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Dartmouth College and a MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsy ... (view full description)

Kieran Kirwan

Investment Strategist
ProShares

Kieran Kirwan joined ProShares in 2013 and currently serves as Director, Investment Strategy. His responsibilities include portfolio analysis, education, product research and development, and the presentation of investment strategies using the company’s ETFs. Prior to joining ProShares, Mr. Kirwan served in a variety of roles during a 15-year tenure with Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (Deutsche Bank). Most recently he was a Vice President, serving as lead investment specialist representing several strategies in the global equity, commodities, infrastructure and real estate asset classes to prospects and clients. Before that, Mr. Kirwan was Vice President, Product Strategy and Economi ... (view full description)

Aaron Klein

CEO
Riskalyze

No biography specified

Martin Kremenstein

Senior Managing Director, Head of Retirement Products & ETFs
Nushares from Nuveen

Martin Kremenstein is Senior Managing Director and Head of Retirement Products and ETFs for Nuveen, having joined in October of 2015 to spearhead Nuveen’s efforts in the ETF market. Martin assumed control of the Nuveen retirement products business, including the target date funds, in November of 2017. Prior to joining Nuveen, Martin had managed the ETF build out at Deutsche Bank, overseeing the expansion from a pure commodities and currency ETF manager to becoming a multi-asset ETF issuer when the U.S. arm of Deutsche Xtrackers was launched. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Martin worked in risk management at JPMorgan Chase. Martin earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of ... (view full description)

Jeremy Kross

Director of ETF & Structured Products
BNY Mellon

No biography specified

Evan Kulak

CEO
Polaris Portfolios

Evan Kulak is a co-founder and CEO of Polaris Portfolios, a digital wealth and asset management firm. Polaris' wealth division specializes in providing banks & credit unions with a holistic, digitally native wealth management solution. Its asset management business focuses on delivering outsourced CIO and U.S. equity strategies to RIAs. Prior to founding Polaris Portfolios, Evan held positions at Merrill Edge, Cadence Capital Management, and Fifth Third Private Bank. Evan holds a BA in Political Science and Earth & Oceanographic Science from Bowdoin College. 

Mike Lambrakis

Partner
AdvicePeriod

As a Partner with AdvicePeriod, Mike advises a select group of high net worth individuals and families on the investment and planning strategies that matter most to them. Integrating asset allocation with tax, estate, and philanthropic strategies he helps his clients accomplish their goals. Prior to joining AdvicePeriod, Mike was a Portfolio Strategist and Wealth Advisor at Beacon Pointe Advisors where he was a member of the firm’s investment and asset allocation committees. In 2015, Mike’s colleagues voted him the company’s MVP for his overall contribution to the firm. Before Beacon Pointe, Mike held a series of positions with increasing responsibility at Wells Fargo Advisors. ... (view full description)

Peter Lazaroff

Chief Investment Officer
Plancorp, LLC

Peter Lazaroff, CFA, CFP® is the Chief Investment Officer at Plancorp, a registered investment advisor with over $4 billion in assets under management. Plancorp and helps people get their entire financial house in order and keep it that way forever by engaging in comprehensive financial planning. Peter also serves as the Chief Investment Officer for BrightPlan, a hybrid robo advisor that emphasizes financial planning and is the first robo advisor to be a certified fiduciary by the Centre For Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX). Peter is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal and Forbes. His commentary is also sought out by a wide spectrum of media sources such as The Wall Street Jou ... (view full description)

Craig Lazzara

Managing Director
S&P Dow Jones Indices

Craig Lazzara is global head of index investment strategy for S&P Dow Jones Indices. The index investment strategy team provides researchand commentary on the entire S&P Dow Jones Indices’ product set. Craig previously served as product manager for S&P Indices’ U.S. equity and real estate indices. These include the S&P 500 and the S&P/Case- Shiller Home Price Indices, two of the most widely tracked benchmarks in the world. Prior to joining S&P Indices in 2009, Craig was a managing director of Abacus Analytics, a quantitative consulting firm serving the brokerage and investment management communities. He previously directed marketing and ... (view full description)

Felix Lin

President, Institutional Consulting Services
Beacon Pointe Advisors, LLC

Felix has been with the firm since its inception and is a founding partner.  Felix is responsible for overseeing Beacon Pointe’s Institutional Consulting Services Group. In addition, he is a member of Beacon Pointe’s Investment Committee. As a consultant, his responsibilities included asset allocation, investment manager structure, and investment manager due diligence and evaluation. Prior to joining Beacon Pointe Advisors, Felix was Vice President at Canterbury Consulting. Felix began his investment consulting career as a member of the client service and consulting team for Wilshire Associates’ institutional fund management tool, the Wilshire Compass. His clients included large endowments a ... (view full description)

Michael Lombardi

Host
GM Street on the Ringer NFL Show

Using the sports world as his backdrop, Michael provides the audience with a fun, entertaining, engaging presentation that will make you laugh, think and most of all help your organization win championships, just like Belichick and Walsh.  Look, Mike's one of the smartest people I know," said Belichick. "He's one of the smartest people I've worked with. He was huge asset to me for the two years he was here. So Mike's a smart guy and he studies football and he knows it very well. I would say probably on all teams." I've worked for, coached alongside and managed men who have won 11 of those Lombardi trophies, many of them the immediate or delayed result of the kind of foresight, in ... (view full description)

John Love

President & CEO
USCF

John Love is President and Chief Executive Officer of USCF, an Oakland, California based investment firm with approximately $5 billion in assets under management. Mr. Love previously served as Senior Portfolio Manager for USCF’s products, including the United States Oil Fund (USO) and United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG), the largest oil and natural gas ETPs in the U.S. Since USCF’s founding, Mr. Love contributed to the firm’s evolution through operations, trading, research, product development, marketing, capital markets, and more. Mr. Love is a graduate of the University of Southern California. He holds NFA Series 3, 30 and FINRA Series 7, 63 registrations and is a CFA Charterholder.

Tom Lydon

Editor
ETF Trends

Tom Lydon is editor and publisher of ETF Trends, a website with daily news and commentary about the fast-changing trends in the exchange traded fund (ETF) industry. Tom is also CEO of Global Trends Investments, an investment advisory firm specializing in the creation of customized portfolios for high-net worth individuals. He has been involved in money management for more than 30 years. Tom serves on the Board of Directors for U.S. Global Investors, Inc. and is an independent Director on Guggenheim Investments Funds Board. Tom also helped create the CNBC Model ETF Portfolios.  He is the author of The ETF Trend Following Playbook, as well as iMoney: Profitable Exchange-Traded Fund Strategies ... (view full description)

Doug MacBean

Managing Director
California Institute of Technology

Doug MacBean joined Caltech in 2014 and oversees the endowment's global public equity portfolio in addition to equity long/short and event-driven strategies. Prior to joining Caltech, Mr. MacBean served as Associate Director of Investments at Nazarian Enterprises, a single-family office in Los Angeles. He previously spent five years at Stanford Management Company (SMC) where he was responsible for managing the endowment's domestic and global long-only and long/short strategies. Mr. MacBean began his career in sell-side research at Robertson Stephens and Jefferies & Company. Mr. MacBean earned an A.B. in Government, magna cum laude, from Harvard College, and an M.B.A. from the ... (view full description)

Christian Magoon

Founder & CEO
Amplify ETFs

An ETF veteran, Christian has launched over 60 ETFs in the United States to date. He has helped drive the adoption of ETFs by U.S. investors through numerous educational efforts highlighting the efficiency, transparency and flexibility of the ETF vehicle. Christian has been behind many first to market ETFs including the first cybersecurity, online retail, frontier market, spinoff, solar energy, multi-asset income and blockchain-focused ETFs. Prior to founding Amplify, Christian served as President of US-based asset manager Claymore Securities.

Kevin Mahn

President & Chief Investment Officer
Hennion & Walsh Asset Management

Kevin D. Mahn is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Hennion & Walsh Asset Management, Mr. Mahn is responsible for all of the Wealth and Asset Management products and services offered at the Firm including the portfolio creation and portfolio supervision of the various portfolio strategies within the SmartTrust® series of Unit Investment Trusts (UITs). Mr. Mahn also was the Portfolio Manager of the family of SmartGrowth® Mutual Funds. These mutual funds were target-risk oriented "mutual funds of ETFs" designed to track the Lipper Optimal Indices. Mr. Mahn is the author of the quarterly “ETF and CEF Insights” and "Market Outlook" newsletters as well as a co-author of the book, E ... (view full description)

Jon Maier

CIO
Global X

Jon joined Global X in 2017. He works to shape the firm’s market outlook, to lead the construction of model portfolios, to craft the firm’s investment strategy, and to contribute to the development of ETF products.
Previously, Jon worked at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, where he was the Senior Portfolio Manager for its ETF Model Portfolio business within its CIO Office. Prior to joining Merrill, he held positions with UBS and its predecessor firm, PaineWebber. Earlier, Jon was a financial analyst with American International Group and served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Kiev, Ukraine, focusing on privatization projects.
Jon received his BBA from Emory University.

Mike Malewicz

System Vice President - Treasury & CIO
SSM Health Portfolio Management Company

As System Vice President – Treasury and Chief Investment Officer at SSM Healthcare, Mike has responsibility for system-wide Treasury functions, including leading the SSM Health Portfolio Management Company. Mike’s other responsibilities include developing capital strategies, leading the issuance of debt, maintaining rating agency relationships, continuously enhancing the investor relations program, financial modeling and Mergers & Acquisitions. In 2014 SSM won the Bondbuyer’s (http://www.bondbuyer.com/) National Healthcare deal of the year award for their $1.1 billion bond financing. In 2016 Malewicz was named one of the top 30 hospital Chief Investment Officers by TrustedInsight™.  ... (view full description)

Clinton Marrs

Principal
Marrs Griebel Law Ltd

No biography specified

David Mazza

Senior Vice President
OppenheimerFunds

David B. Mazza is a Senior Vice President of OppenheimerFunds and leads the firm’s Beta Solutions Investment Marketing and ETF Specialist teams. In this role, he helps drive strategic and sustainable growth for the firm with product and market insights to provide actionable solutions for our clients.  Mazza joined OppenheimerFunds from State Street Global Advisors where he led product strategy, positioning and analysis as a Managing Director and Head of ETF and Mutual Fund Research. Mazza was also responsible for developing thought leadership and research that drove client engagement and awareness for the firm's ETF business. During his 12 years at SSGA, Mazza worked in the investments ... (view full description)

Ryan McClellan

Senior Vice President
UBS Private Wealth Management

Ryan McClellan is a Senior Vice President in the Private Wealth Management division of UBS, which he joined in 2008 following eight years in the Private Investment Management division of Lehman Brothers (2000-2008). He and his team advise clients ranging from entrepreneurs and leaders of successful private and public companies to multi-generational family groups and foundations. The majority of the team's clients have sold a business, so much of their work is dedicated to providing a family office-like experience for these clients, or to working directly the with the staff of their existing family office. As a reflection of these efforts, Ryan has been recognized by the Financial Times on it ... (view full description)

Martin McNulty

Conference Producer
IMN

No biography specified

Andy Melvin

Managing Director
Information Management Network

No biography specified

Seddik Meziani

Professor of Economics and Finance
Montclair State University

Seddik Meziani is a professor of finance at Montclair State University, NJ. Previously, he worked for Standard & Poor’s and TIAA-CREF. He received a Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from NYU. His expertise and extensive work as an author, speaker, and consultant on exchange-traded funds (ETFs) was acknowledged on a worldwide list of “Seventeen ETF Friendly Professors” compiled by Yahoo Finance. He has been serving as the Soliciting Editor of The Journal of Index Investing since 2010. In addition to several academic publications, he is the author of three ETF books: "Exchange-Traded Funds: Investment Practices and Tactical Approaches" (Palgrave-Macmillan/2016), "Exch ... (view full description)

Matt Moran

Head of Global Benchmark Indexes Advancement
CBOE

Matthew T. Moran is Vice President, Business Development, for the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). He had a leadership role in marketing the CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index (BXM) and the CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Index (PUT), both of which received annual Most Innovative Benchmark Index awards at the Super Bowl of Indexing Conference. Mr. Moran also has served as Trust Counsel at Harris Bank and as Vice President at Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He is an Associate Editor of The Journal of Trading and The Journal of Index Investing, and is on the advisory board of The Journal of Indexes. He is a licensed attorney-at-law who has received M.B.A. and Juris Doctor degrees from the Univers ... (view full description)

Dave Nadig

Chief Executive Officer
ETF.com

Dave Nadig is the CEO of ETF.com. Previously, Dave was the Director of Exchange Traded Funds at FactSet Research Systems, a position he took when ETF.com divested itself of the ETF data business which he previously ran as ETF.com’s Chief Investment Officer. Dave returned to ETF.com in November 2016, picking up after first joining the firm in 2008. Dave has been involved in researching, reporting and analyzing the investment management industry for more than 20 years, and recently co-authored a definitive book on ETS, “A Comprehensive Guide To Exchange Traded Funds” for the CFA Institute. As a Managing Director at Barclays Global Investors, Dave helped design and marke ... (view full description)

Kevin Nichols

Senior Investment Management Consultant, U.S. Government Entity Specialist & Portfolio Manager
Morgan Stanley

Kevin re-joined Morgan Stanley in 2014, where he previously served as Vice President of the Principal Strategies Group, focusing on portfolio management, sourcing investments and trading across the capital structure. He was also an associate on the Institutional Sales and Trading Group during his prior seven-year tenure with the firm. With the Forma Group he is responsible for due diligence research of third party managers, alternative investments and single securities, discretionary strategy development, portfolio management, and asset allocation strategy for the group’s institutional and high net worth clients. His investment research and trading background helps him to uniquel ... (view full description)

Robert O'Leary

Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager
Oaktree Capital Management

Mr. O'Leary is a managing director and co-portfolio manager within Oaktree's Distressed Debt group. He contributes to the analysis, portfolio construction and management of the Distressed Debt, Value Opportunities and Strategic Credit strategies. Prior to joining Oaktree in 2002, Mr. O'Leary served as an associate at McKinsey & Company, where he worked primarily in the Corporate Finance and Strategy practice. Before attending Harvard Business School, Mr. O'Leary worked for two years at Orion Partners, a private equity firm, where he focused on investments in private companies. Prior thereto, he worked at McKinsey & Company as a business analyst. Mr. O'Leary graduated with a B.A. degr ... (view full description)

Gerard O'Reilly

Co-CEO, CIO, & Dimensional Director
Dimensional Fund Advisors

Gerard O'Reilly serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer and is a Dimensional Director.* He has been with Dimensional since 2004 and was named Co-CIO in 2014. He oversees the design, development, and delivery of research that guides Dimensional’s scientific approach to investing. He has been instrumental in the creation and implementation of investment solutions that meet the needs of Dimensional’s global clients. Gerard works closely with clients and leads a team of researchers, portfolio managers, and traders in designing and managing reliable and cost-effective investment strategies based on sound academic research. Gerard is the Co ... (view full description)

Hank Peck

Member of Foundation Board of Directors
Northern Arizona University

Hank Peck, CFP®, AEP®, CFPA is a native Tucsonan and a graduate of Northern Arizona University.  He retired in 2018 as president of retirement planning for TCI Wealth Advisors, Inc.  Hank is a past partner and a current director on TCI’s corporate board. Hank serves on the boards of directors for Northern Arizona University Foundation (board chair, 2013-2015) , Arizona Town Hall (board chair 2017-2019), and the Los Charros Del Desierto Foundation.  He is the chair of the investment committees for the Northern Arizona University Foundation and Arizona Town Hall.  Hank is a member the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, Tucson DM50, Southern Arizona Defense Alliance, Community Advisory ... (view full description)

Doug Peta

Chief ETF Strategist
BCA Research

Doug Peta, CFA, is currently the Chief ETF Strategist for BCA Research, a leading provider of independent investment research since 1949, and the founder of the Global ETF Strategy service.  He joined BCA in 2010 and has also led the Global Asset Allocation and U.S. Investment Strategy teams.  He has 19 years of investment experience and was previously Chief Market Strategist at asset manager J. & W. Seligman & Company, Inc.  He has also served as a buy-side analyst and a buy-side and sell-side equity trader.  He earned an MBA, with Honors, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

Chris Philips

Head of Vanguard Institutional Advisory Services
Vanguard

No biography specified

Alex Pire

Vice President
Seeyond

Alex Piré is a Vice President of Ostrum Asset Management, U.S., LLC. and Head of Client Portfolio Management for the Seeyond Division. In this role, Mr. Piré is responsible for representing Seeyond’s quantitative and factor investment strategies, supporting client relationships and serving as a thought leader on factor investing. He also serves as a resource to intermediary and institutional investors, providing insights into global equity markets and asset allocation. Mr. Piré joined Ostrum from his most recent position as acting head of product at Jennison Associates, where he led the development and management of Jennison’s actively managed fundamental and quantitative equity ... (view full description)

Michael Prendergast

Executive Director-
J.P.Morgan Chase Bank

Michael Prendergast, Executive Director, at JP Morgan Chase Bank  is an ETF Product Specialist responsible for the strategic development and technology that supports their ETF service offering. Michael leverages his 20 years of ETF experience as he partners with clients to support new and innovative product offerings. Prior to joining JP Morgan in 2016, Michael worked at State Street Bank & Trust for over 25 years in various leadership roles and most recently as Senior Vice President, Head of ETF Global Operations. Michael is a graduate of Boston College, with a BA in Economics.   
 

Jim Pritchard

Vice President
W.E. Donoghue

Jim Pritchard, is a Partner and Western Division VP for W.E. Donoghue. Jim received his degree from Columbia University in 1982 where he studied Economics. In 1982, He became an investment consultant with Smith Barney before starting his own investment management firm in 1986. Jim was one of LPL’s top Advisors before becoming a fee only money manager in the early 1990s. He created one of the first separately managed accounts using index funds and ETF's which was ranked by Nelson’s in the World’s Best Money Managers listing for the decade ending January 2000. In 2006, Jim developed a proprietary quantitative system to optimize index strategies. Jim joined a hedged equity firm in 2010 where he ... (view full description)

Jeff Ptak

Global Director
Morningstar

No biography specified

Courtney Ranstrom

Co-Founder & Financial Life Planner
Trailhead Planners, LLC

Courtney is a Co-Founder of Trailhead Planners, a financial life planning firm with offices in Portland, Oregon, and Minneapolis, Minnesota. After working in a larger firm for several years, Courtney and her brother, Morgan, decided to break off and start Trailhead Planners. As fee-only financial planners, they collaborate with individuals and families to develop, execute, and realize their vision of financial freedom. Trailhead Planners also helps its clients employ SRI or Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors in their portfolios so that their investment choices are coherent with their personal values and aspirations for our global community.   Courtney has been wo ... (view full description)

Barry Ritholtz

Chairman and Chief Investment Officer
Ritholtz Wealth Management

Barry Ritholtz has spent his career helping people spot their own investment errors and to learn how to better manage their own financial behaviors. He is the creator of The Big Picture, often ranked as the number one financial blog to follow by The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and others.  Barry is the creator and host of Bloomberg’s “Masters in Business” radio podcast, and a featured columnist at the Washington Post. He is the author of the Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy  (Wiley, 2009). In addition to serving as Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Ritholtz Wealth Management, he is also on the advisory boar ... (view full description)

Cullen Roche

Founder
Orcam Financial Group

Mr. Roche is the founder of Orcam Financial Group, LLC, a low fee financial services firm based in San Diego, CA as well as the founder of the popular financial website Pragmatic Capitalism (some articles from Pragmatic Capitalism get syndicated on Seeking Alpha so please see the full site if you don't want to miss articles by Mr. Roche).    Orcam Financial Group, LLC (www.orcamgroup.com) is a low fee financial services firm offering asset management, personal advisory, consulting and educational services. Pragmatic Capitalism (http://pragcap.com) was founded by Cullen Roche in the midst of the financial crisis of 2008. Mr. Roche foresaw many of the events that led up to the cris ... (view full description)

Fran Rodilosso

Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income ETFs
Van Eck Global

■ Portfolio Manager for Market Vectors® Fixed Income ETFs ■ Oversees the Fixed Income ETF team; responsible for portfolio strategies, as well as credit and market analysis; specializes in international bond markets ■ Investment Management Team member since 2012 ■ Prior to joining VanEck, Managing Director of Global Emerging Markets with The Seaport Group; launched the firm’s emerging markets fixed income sales and trading business ■ Previously held portfolio management positions at Greylock Capital and Soundbrook Capital; focused on corporate high-yield and distressed bonds with an emphasis on emerging markets ■ Earlier career experience includes senior fixed in ... (view full description)

Josh Rogers

Beta Specialist
J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Josh Rogers is a member of the North American Beta Specialist team within J.P. Morgan Asset Management, based in New York. In this role, Josh serves as an expert on the firms expanding suite of Beta solutions, including strategic beta, alternative beta and market cap-weighted strategies.  Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 2017, Josh was a member of the Strategic Beta Specialist team within the iShares business at BlackRock.  In this role, he was specifically dedicated to commercializing the long-only factor based ETFs with both retail and institutional clients.  In his ten years at Blackrock, Josh held numerous roles in the iShares business as a technical expert across ETFs an ... (view full description)

Ian Rosen

CEO
StockTwits

  StockTwits is the largest social platform for investors and traders, with more than 1.5 million registered users posting 200,000 messages daily.  Prior to joining StockTwits as CEO, Mr. Rosen co-founded and was CEO of Even Financial, the Supply Side Platform for Online Financial Products. Before that, Mr. Rosen served as General Manager of MarketWatch Inc., one of the largest multi-channel markets and personal finance sources globally through 20%+ annualized growth. Mr. Rosen has managed large financial data businesses at both Thomson Reuters and Dow Jones, and has held positions at Goldman Sachs, Accenture, and several small firms building financial data focused products and busines ... (view full description)

Allan Roth

Founder
Wealth Logic, LLC

Allan Roth is the founder of Wealth Logic, an hourly based financial planning and investment advisory firm that advises clients with portfolios ranging from $10,000 to well over $100 million. He is mocked on a semi-regular basis by some financial professionals for his hourly fee model and its obvious inability to make him rich. Roth benchmarks portfolio performance for foundations and other business concerns. Roth is the author of How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street and writes for publications including Financial Planning Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and AARP. Roth insists that neither his credentials (CFP, CPA, MBA), nor his business experience (McKinsey consulting and officer of me ... (view full description)

April Rudin

Global Wealth Marketing Strategist
The Rudin Group

No biography specified

Jerome Schneider

Managing Director
PIMCO

Mr. Schneider is a managing director in the Newport Beach office and head of short-term portfolio management and funding. Morningstar named him Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year (U.S.) for 2015. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2008, Mr. Schneider was a senior managing director with Bear Stearns. There he most recently specialized in credit and mortgage-related funding transactions and helped develop one of the first "repo" conduit financing companies. Additionally, during his tenure at Bear Stearns he held various positions on the municipal and fixed income derivatives trading desks. He has 22 years of investment experience and holds an undergraduate degree in economics and international relat ... (view full description)

Taylor Schulte

Founder & CEO
Define Financial

Taylor Schulte, CFP® is founder and CEO of Define Financial, a fee-only Registered Investment Advisory firm headquartered in San Diego, CA. While Define Financial works with a range of individuals and small businesses, Schulte and his team specialize in working with H.E.N.R.Y.’s (high-earners, not rich yet) and retirees. Schulte has been recognized as a 'Top 40 Advisor Under 40' by InvestmentNews and a 'Young Advisor to Watch' by Financial Advisor Magazine. He is a regular contributor to Kiplinger and his commentary is regularly featured in a number of publications such as The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Forbes, Bloomberg, ... (view full description)

Jeremy Schwartz

Host
Behind the Markets

As Director of Research, Jeremy Schwartz is responsible for the WisdomTree Equity Index construction process and oversees research across the WisdomTree equity family. Prior to joining WisdomTree, Jeremy was Professor Jeremy Siegel’s Head Research Assistant and helped with the research and writing of Stocks for the Long Run and The Future for Investors. He is also the co-author of the Financial Analysts Journal paper “What Happened to the Original Stocks in the S&P 500?” and the Wall Street Journal article “The Great American Bond Bubble.” Jeremy is a graduate of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the CFA Society of Phila ... (view full description)

Robert Seawright

Chief Investment & Information Officer
Madison Avenue Securities

No biography specified

Eddie Sempek

Chief Innovation Officer
Orion Advisor Services

No biography specified

James Seyffart

Associate Analyst
Bloomberg Intelligence

James is currently an Associate Analyst covering ETFs, Commodities and Cryptocurrencies. In this role, he writes research for Bloomberg Intelligence (BI ETFS<Go> and BI COMD<Go>) and assists in the production of Bloomberg's ETF IQ, the only TV show fully devoted to all things ETFs.   Before becoming an analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence, James spent the early parts of his career working in Bloomberg's data department. He maintained the data on US and Canadian Funds ranging from ETFs to Hedge Funds but primarily focusing on the ETF space. He assisted in the creation and development of multiple ETF functions on the terminal.   James is a Chartered Financial ... (view full description)

Gregg Sgambati

Director, Head of ESG
S-Network Global Indexes, Inc.

Gregg Sgambati is Head of ESG for S-Network’s ESG product portfolio including the S-Network/Thomson Reuters ESG ratings and the firm’s  ESG/SRI/Impact portfolio methodologies. He is heads firm’s ESG product development, marketing, strategy, and business development. He also works exclusively on ESG methodologies for both client and in-house indexes. 

Gregg is S-Network's host and producer of the firm’s annual ESG conference CSR Investing Summit (www.csrinvestingsummit.org) “Summer in the City” in New York in July. He speaks regularly at industry events and regularly publishes relevant articles and white papers in media, blogs, and journals.

Patrick Shaddow

Director of Index Operations
S-Network Global Indexes

Patrick is responsible for the development, production and maintenance of all S-Network indexes, including indexes that serve as the underlying for financial products holding over $8 billion in AuM. He is also responsible for the oversight of product-centered company IT. Patrick started at S-Network in 2007 and has engaged directly in every facet of the index business. He oversees development and production of domestic and international equity indexes as well as indexes that include 40-Act funds, futures and options. Patrick has been responsible for the development of S-Network’s Benchmark Index Series and the Thomson Reuters/S-Network ESG Best Practices Indexes and Ratings, ... (view full description)

Rajath Shourie

Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager
Oaktree Capital Management

Mr. Shourie is a Managing Director and co-portfolio manager within Oaktree's Distressed Debt group. He contributes to the analysis, portfolio construction and management of the Distressed Opportunities and Value Opportunities strategies. Since joining Oaktree in 2002, Mr. Shourie has spent his time investing in distressed debt. He has invested in the airline/aircraft industry for a number of years, and led the firm's investments in financial institutions during the global financial crisis. Mr. Shourie has worked with a number of Oaktree's portfolio companies, and currently serves on the board of Taylor Morrison (NYSE:  TMHC).  He has been active on a number of creditors' committees, includin ... (view full description)

Kirk Sims

Investment Officer
Teachers Retirement System of Illinois

Kirk Sims is an Investment Officer for the Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois (TRS).  TRS is the largest public pension plan in the state of Illinois, with an investment portfolio of $49 billion.  Mr. Sims has oversight and management responsibility of TRS’s Emerging Manager Program, a $750 million evergreen pool of capital designed to identify and invest in emerging investment managers across all asset classes.   Prior to joining TRS, Mr. Sims was employed by Prudential Retirement where he was responsible for a manager of manager’s retirement platform as well as an open architecture investment platform.  He also has a background in asset management and has held ... (view full description)

Paolo Sironi

IBM FinTech Thought Leader
IBM Watson Financial Services

Paolo is C-level advisor for banking innovation, mentoring financial institutions and entrepreneurs globally on digital business models and investment analytics. He is visiting professor on Fintech innovation for post-graduate courses and formerly held senior roles in quantitative risk management and investment banking. He owns a track record as startup entrepreneur, and is author of bestselling literature on finance, technology and regulation to guide financial services towards sustaining innovation out of today’s disrupted landscape. Author’s page thepsironi.com

Winnie Sun

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Information Management Network - Privacy Notice

Introduction - Who we are

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (“Euromoney”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is an international business-information group covering asset management, price discovery, data and market intelligence, and banking and finance. The group also runs an extensive portfolio of events for the telecoms, financial and commodities markets.

For a full list of our brands and group companies, please click on this link. Euromoney and its group companies are committed to respecting the privacy of every person who visits, registers with or subscribes to our websites, publications, events and other products or services.

Euromoney is the primary data controller of personal data collected through this website or that we may collect in different ways as described in this Privacy Notice. If you are contacted by our other group companies, they will also be controllers of your personal data. This means that they are responsible for how your personal data is used, just as we are. You may contact any of these companies directly, or you can contact Euromoney by emailing dataprotectionofficer@euromoneyplc.com or writing to the Data Protection Officer at Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 8 Bouverie Street, London EC4Y 8AX, United Kingdom.

This Privacy Notice was updated on 23 May 2018

Our Approach to Your Privacy

This Privacy Notice outlines the information we may collect about you in relation to your use of our products and services (“personal data”). It also explains the legal rights that you have in relation to your data and how you may exercise these rights.

Some of our group companies may collect and use personal data for different purposes; those companies have their own websites and privacy notices.

We will process your data for the following lawful purposes: with your consent; to fulfil our obligations to you; and where there is a legitimate interest to do so.

When possible, we rely on your consent to use your data for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice. We also process personal data to fulfil our contractual obligations to you, for example, when you register for any of our services, subscribe to a publication, sign-up for an event or purchase a product from us, we will need to process some of your personal data. This will also include details of the person/people responsible for payment (if different).

We may determine that processing your personal data serves both of our legitimate interests. This is the case in relation to many of our research, customer survey, sales, marketing and advertising activities described in this Privacy Notice. These activities allow us to better understand your requirements, which in turn enables us to provide you with a better service. We review the bases for our processing decisions carefully and you can object to these activities at any time (see the “Your Rights” section of this Privacy Notice).

What Personal Data We Collect & Why

Our primary goal in collecting personal data from you is to give you a relevant customised experience of our products and services.

  • Registration, Free Trials & Subscriptions

    When you register with our website and/or sign up for a free trial of our products or services, we may ask you to provide your name, address, email address and telephone number, and details relevant to your occupation or employer.

    If you subscribe to one of our products or services, we will also ask for payment details. Credit/debit card payments are processed using a third party supplier and we do not retain the credit card data (see the Third Party Sites of this Privacy Notice). Address details may be shared with third party service providers engaged by us for order fulfilment, delivery and payment collection. This personal data is used by us to complete subscription requests.

  • Events & Conferences

    If you have registered for an event through a group website we may collect personal data including: name, job title, company, address, telephone number and email.

    This information is necessary so that we can complete your registration for the event and provide you with relevant event materials.

    We may also provide delegate details (e.g. name, email) to event sponsors who, subject to your consent, may contact you for their own advertising and marketing purposes.

  • Advertising & Marketing

    We use the personal data you provide us and which we collect from you to inform you about similar products and services which we provide. We may send you marketing communications that are sponsored by our partners and which are targeted to your interests based on information you have provided us such as job title, employer and/or industry. If you have consented to receive information from other Euromoney group companies, we may share your personal data with these companies so that they can fulfil your request to receive marketing materials in accordance with your preferences. We will not share your personal data with any third parties for their own marketing purposes unless you have provided your consent.

    Each of the Euromoney group companies that may contact you is a data controller in relation to the personal data that you have agreed to share with them. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the individual company, or us – using the contact details set out in the “Who We Are” section.

    You can opt out from receiving such materials at any time.

    The personal data we may use for advertising and marketing purposes includes your name, email address, job title, phone number, company name/employer, geo location, postal address and data collected using cookies and other similar technology (Please read our separate Cookies Policy to find out more about which cookies we use, how they work and how you can control your cookie options).

    Marketing materials are sent electronically, by post and we may occasionally call you.

  • Online Targeted Advertising

    We use targeted advertising on our websites to display advertisements that are relevant to what we believe are your interests. In order to deliver relevant advertisements, we use third parties to deliver cookies that collect information about your IP address and how you interact with our sites (e.g. browsing information, which articles you have read etc.). This data is used by the third parties to determine which advertisements may be of interest to you.

    We may also share your personal data with third parties to deliver targeted advertising to you on other websites (e.g. Twitter Tailored Audiences or Facebook Custom Audiences). This could include your email address, cookie data, and information obtained from third parties. Third party cookies may also be used to enable us to target advertisements to you on other websites that you visit.

  • Lead Generation and Scoring

    We occasionally use the services of trusted third parties in order to ensure that the personal data we use for advertising and marketing purposes is accurate and up-to-date. To do this, we transfer personal data of individual leads (such as name, email, job title, location and phone number) to these third parties who conduct research to verify the data – primarily against public information.

    We also use algorithmic software technology to help us improve the quality and relevance of marketing activities. The personal data analysed by the software includes email address, phone number, job title, address, purchase history and account information. This allows us to provide meaningful offers that are relevant to your specific profile.

  • Surveys, Market Research & Customer Feedback

    We want to understand the needs of our readers and customers. We may therefore use the information you provide us – including your name and contact details – to contact you to request your feedback, or to participate in our customer and market research.

  • Public forums, message boards and blogs

    Some of the pages on our group websites may include message boards, blogs or other facilities for generating content from users. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should always be careful when deciding to post any personal data. User generated content is also subject to our site Terms & Conditions.

  • Business or Asset Sale

    If we sell a business or assets we may need to disclose your personal data to the prospective buyer of such business or assets.

    If Euromoney, or any of our group companies is sold or sells our assets or is acquired by a third party, then personal data about our customers will be acquired by that third party. A transfer of your personal data in these circumstances would be necessary so that the services you have contracted for can still be delivered, or so that you can continue to enjoy the benefits of our free products and services. You will receive notice if a new controller assumes responsibility for your personal data.

  • Additional Third Party Disclosures

    We may disclose your personal data to other third parties in the following situations:

    • To third party partners who help us by providing services such as technology, marketing, advisory or other services. These third parties only receive encrypted data and may only process personal data to provide those services to us.
    • Where we are required by law or regulation to do so. In each case we will seek, where practicable, to minimise the amount of data that is disclosed.
    • If required to protect the rights and interests of other users and/or Euromoney and its affiliates (including our employees, agents and contractors), or as otherwise set out in our Terms & Conditions. This may include exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.
  • Email Tracking

    We may include small pixel tags (small image files) within the emails we send you in order to determine whether our emails are opened and/or whether the hyperlinks inside our emails are clicked through. We may also collect browser, location and the device used to engage with our email communications. This information allows us to better understand whether we are meeting our users’ needs and how we can improve our communications. No other information is collected. You can opt out of receiving our direct marketing emails either by following the instructions in each email, or by contacting us (see the “Who We Are” section of this Privacy Notice).

International Transfers

Some of the Euromoney group companies are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA). If you have consented to being contacted by our group companies, then the transfer of your personal data will be made according to the terms of an international data sharing agreement that contains obligations approved by European data protection regulators. Any of our group companies that receive your personal data will be co-controllers of that data, which means they may determine how they process your personal data – although they may only use it for the purposes for which it was shared, unless you are informed of new or additional processing activities.

We may also transfer personal data to third party service providers as described in this Privacy Notice which are located outside the EEA. Where we conduct these transfers, we take all steps necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with applicable privacy legislation, either by only sending your personal data to jurisdictions that provide an adequate degree of legal protection for your data or by imposing approved contractual terms on these third parties.

Retention Periods

We have a data retention policy that ensures we don’t use or store your personal data for longer than necessary. We consider the following issues to determine retention periods:

  • Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner or other regulatory agency, or industry best practice recommendations;
  • The business rationale for collection and expiry of the purpose for which personal data was collected;
  • Our ongoing ability to ensure the accuracy of the data; and
  • Legal and regulatory requirements.

We may occasionally need to keep personal data for either shorter or longer periods than specified in our retention policy. In such circumstances, application of the retention period to the data will be temporarily suspended. The suspension of an applicable retention period will be carried out in a manner that respects the rights and interests of all persons concerned.

How You Can Set Your Data & Privacy Preferences

You can use our Preference Centre to select the topics that are of interest to you so that we can send you publications and information about our products and services that are especially relevant to you. You can also choose the channels we use to contact you (email, phone, post, etc.) and can also opt-out of receiving marketing communications.

Your Rights

You have certain rights in relation to your personal data which include the following:

  • Access & Portability

    You may request access to any personal data of yours for which Euromoney is responsible as controller. Unless there are legal or regulatory reasons for not doing so, we will confirm whether we process any of your personal data and if we do, we will provide you with the following information: the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data, any recipients of your personal data, the applicable retention period and the data source. Copies of your personal data will be made available to you in a structured, machine-readable format.

    You may also request that we transfer the personal data that you have submitted to us, to another controller, where it is technically feasible for us to do so.

    If you have consented to our processing of your personal data, or if we are processing your personal data in order to fulfil our contractual obligations to you, then you can submit a request that we transfer your personal data to another data controller.

  • Rectification, Restriction, Objection

    You have the right to request that Euromoney rectify any errors in the personal data that we process. In some circumstances, you may also be able to ask for the erasure of personal data, and/or request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You may also object to the processing of your personal data for sales or marketing purposes.

  • How to Exercise Your Rights

    To exercise any of these rights, please contact us by post or email at the following addresses:

    Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
    8 Bouverie Street
    London, EC4Y 8AX
    United Kingdom

    Email: dataprotectionofficer@euromoneyplc.com

    Web form: Complete Subject Data Request Form

    We may need to check your identity prior to processing a request.

    Euromoney will do our best to respond to any questions and address any of your concerns. You are also able to register any complaints regarding the processing of your personal data directly with the UK Information Commissioner.

Protecting Your Data

Euromoney is committed to keeping your personal data secure and we will take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data from loss, unauthorised use, disclosure or destruction. Although we do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee that any transmission of data is without risk. We have therefore implemented information security policies and rules, staff training on information security, and technical measures to ensure the integrity of data that we have under our control.

All our employees, contractors and data processors (i.e. those third parties that process personal data on our behalf) are required to keep such data confidential and not to use it for any purpose other than the performance of services we have requested.

Third Party Sites

Our site may contain links to other websites – including, for example, providers of payment processing services. Euromoney is not responsible for the privacy and data collection practices of third party sites and we therefore recommend that you review the privacy policies and terms of service of each site you visit.

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