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Registration for Closed Door Breakfast Attendees
5:33 PM Eastern Time
Closed-Door Institutional Investor & RIA Breakfast Workshop - The Anatomy of ETPs: Understanding the Nuances Between Products and their Pros and Cons for Investors Today
 The ETP industry has evolved considerably and there are now more providers and offerings on the market than ever and uptakes are at all time highs. But how do these products differ? How do they compare to other indexing products for institutional and retail investors? What is their value proposition for investors? We will address: * The different types of ETP * Understanding ETP structures * Evaluating structural risk * Market risk * Hidden risks * Risk-return profiles * ETP provider due diligence * Portfolio manager performance: Tracking difference/tracking error * Index methodology * Liquidity, valuation and trading considerations * Tax considerations * Analyzing the true cost of ownership * Examining the nuances of different ETPs: How do the Big Three providers differ in their offerings? What are the pros/cons of the smaller, niche providers ETPs? * How do ETPs compare to other indexing products? Can ETPs fit the more complex needs of a pension fund or endowment? What are the latest strategies that institutional investors are employing using ETPs? * Red flags to watch for * Limitations/uses from the end-investor perspective * Participation is strictly limited to qualified institutional investors and RIAs .To register and to submit discussion points, please email gdzurenda@imn.org. Submitted questions will remain anonymous.

Rick Ferri

Founder & Member
Rick Ferri, LLC.
5:33 PM Eastern Time
Registration for All Conference Attendees and Continental Breakfast
5:33 PM Eastern Time
Welcome Remarks from IMN

Seth Katzenstein

Managing Director
Intermediate Capital Group
9:00 AM Eastern Time
Keynote Session: Looking for Opportunities in a Low Return Environment
 Understanding the building blocks of returns is essential to forming realistic investment plans. In this keynote session, we examine why traditional return expectations of 7-8% a year are flawed and offer a simple and straightforward method of estimating future bond and stock returns. With that backdrop, we suggest some ways that investors can improve on the traditional 60/40 balanced portfolio.

Chris Brightman

Managing Director, Head of Investment Management
Research Affiliates
5:33 PM Eastern Time
ETP Market Update & Outlook
 This comprehensive review of current ETP market trends/outlook for the remainder of 2013 and beyond will set the scene for issues which will be discussed during the balance of the event. * What share of retail and institutional investment capital flows do ETPs currently command domestically? What are the drivers behind this? Is this sustainable? * What has been the uptake of ETPs amongst institutional investors over the past year? Can the ETP industry expect the institutional community to more fully embrace ETPs? Why/why not? * How large is the queue of potential new ETPs? Has the distribution pipeline hit capacity? How many ETPs can the market absorb? * What ETPs left the market in the past year? Why did they fail? What impact, if any, has the failure of such products had on the industry? What are the prospects for new entrants to the market? What degree of market consolidation (providers/products) will we likely see this year? * What types of ETPs and structures are end-investors particularly looking for? What are notable trends in how investors are using ETPs? * What are the most significant product innovations and are they gaining acceptance in the marketplace? What new and innovative products are coming down the pipeline? * What must the industry do to evolve to the next level of investor and financial advisor penetration? What are the near-term and long-term growth prospects for the industry How robust is the ETP industry looking? *

Deborah Fuhr

Managing Partner and Co-founder
ETFGI

Dodd Kittsley

Director, Global Head of ETP Research
BlackRock

Joanne Hill

Head of Investment Strategy
ProShare Advisors LLC

Ed McRedmond

SVP- Business Development Director
Invesco PowerShares
5:33 PM Eastern Time
Networking Refreshment Break
5:33 PM Eastern Time
Investment Executive Panel: Innovation in Indexing & ETP Strategies to Maximize Returns in the Current Low Rate Environment
* How is the regulatory/political/economic environment impacting your short and long-term investment strategies? How are you using ETPs in light of the 2013 market outlook? Are you positioning yourself to use ETPs actively? What do your portfolios currently look like? Where do alternatives fit? What innovative products are you looking at? How are you measuring the importance of different asset classes? How are you selecting ETPs? What are the key points in picking the best ETP in any asset class? * With a continued low rate environment, what strategies are you newly considering for increased returns? What investment strategies wont you pursue? Why? * Where are you currently seeing the biggest investment opportunities? What is your perspective on Emerging Markets? Canada vs.US vs. overseas investments? * What is your approach to risk management? Have we become too risk averse? Are there situations today when taking higher risk can be justified? *

John Keane

Executive Director
Jacksonville Police & Fire Pension Fund

Michael Vogelzang

President & Chief Investment Officer
Boston Advisors, LLC

Matt Reiner

Portfolio Manager, Partner
Capital Investment Advisors / Wela Strategies

Rob Glownia

Quantitative Analyst
RiverFront Investment Group
5:33 PM Eastern Time
A Practical Application: Portfolio Construction to Weather the Different Economic/Market Scenarios
 Following on from the debate on economic and structural change, we now take a practical approach to the different scenarios presented. We will discuss how the various outlooks would likely impact medium- to long-term asset returns and hence how investment strategies would need to adapt as a result.

Randy Bullard

Chief Executive Officer
ETF Strategy Group

David D'Amico

President
Braver Wealth Management

Robyn Graham

Vice President, Strategic Business Development / Associate Portfolio Manager
HAHN Investment Stewards & Company Inc.

Phillip Nelson

Research Consultant
NEPC, LLC

Michael Haig

Chief Executive Officer
Sterling Global Strategies
5:33 PM Eastern Time
From Low to High Exposure: Examining How Different Approaches to Volatility Management are Faring, Where ETPs Fit in and What We Can Learn
 In this session we discuss different approaches to managing volatility exposure in a portfolio: From low volatility investment strategies to strategies that attempt to exploit the benefits of volatility and are designed to be both robust and opportunistic. We assess the riskreturn characteristics of these approaches, results to-date, implementation considerations and their overall pros and cons. Among the points addressed are: * What is the strategic case for investing in or trading off of volatility? Can volatility management within an overall portfolio provide risk reduction benefits that are superior to traditional diversification alone? * How do minimum volatility and other smart beta approaches fit into traditional asset allocation strategies? How to achieve downside protection and superior risk-adjusted returns in volatile periods? What are the implementation challenges? * Assessing approaches to managing volatility into a portfolio: What role can ETPs play? *

Scott Ladner

Director of Quantitative and Alternative Strategies
Horizon Investments, LLC

Brett Mossman

Vice President
BlackRock

Luke Oliver

Portfolio Manager
Deutsche Bank

David Koenig

Investment Strategist, Research and Innovation
Russell Indexes

David Mazza

Head of ETF Research
State Street Global Advisors

Craig Lazzara

Managing Director
S&P Dow Jones Indices
5:33 PM Eastern Time
Lunch
Concurrent Sessions: Choose ‘A’ or ‘B’
5:33 PM Track A
Track A: Actively Managed ETFs: The Latest on the ‘How, What & Why’
 Many analysts are predicting that an enormous wave of actively managed ETFs will be launched very soon. But who is this product for? How successful are the current offerings? How to know if it is right for you? These are some of the questions that we attempt to answer in this session. * What does active mean for ETFs? * How do they work? * What opportunities do they offer investors? What are some of the challenges and unique considerations of actively managed ETFs? Are they better suited to some market sectors over others? How successful are the current actively managed ETF offerings? What is separating the successful offerings from the unsuccessful? * Who is going to use active ETFs? How to know if they are right for your portfolio/your client? What is the decision-making process on whether to get into active ETFs? *

Rob Ivanoff

Director of Research
ETF Business Review

Richard Tomney

Managing Director, Head of Advisor Solutions
F-Squared Investments

Christian Wagner

Chief Executive Officer
Longview Capital Management, LLC

Chris Hempstead

Director of ETF Execution Services
WallachBeth Capital LLC
5:33 PM Track B
Track B: Re-Tuning Strategy for the ‘New Normal’: Reassessing Fixed Income Investing & the Role of ETPs
 In this session we attempt to provide a fresh perspective on fixed income investing for today's challenging climate and discuss its current place in the portfolio. We examine methods being employed to achieve the highest possible yield with the least risk; overlooked investment niches; hedging strategies should rates rise; and the role that ETPs are increasingly playing in the fixed-income space. * Assessing current options for achieving fixed income exposure: How do they compare in terms of risks-rewards; liquidity; etc? * What is the case for emerging/frontier market bonds? High yield corporate bonds? Inverse bond ETFs? * Drivers behind the growth in fixed income ETPs * Why are fixed income mutual funds still dominant over fixed income ETFs? * Tactical vs. passive investing in fixed-income * What to look for when selecting fixed income ETPs? Individual fixed income investments? * Key considerations when building a fixed-income ETP portfolio *

Howard Present

President and Chief Executive Officer
F-Squared Investments

Steve Blumenthal

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Capital Management Group

Joseph Becker

Senior Fixed-Income Product Strategist
Invesco PowerShares Capital Management

Andrew Kalotay

Founder and President
Andrew Kalotay Associates, Inc.
3:10 PM Track A
Track A: Alternatives ETP Strategies & Their Place in the Investor’s Portfolio
 In this panel we examine ETP strategies that investors are employing to gain access to alternative asset classes. In particular we explore commodities, currency, real estate/infrastructure, long-short strategies and hedge funds. In doing so, we examine correlations and performance characteristics, risk and reward profiles, allocations, red flags and other key considerations when undertaking such investments.

Vinny Catalano

Chief Investment Officer
Redmount Capital Partners

Greg Peterson

Managing Director
Ballentine Partners, LLC

Martin Kremenstein

US Passive Investment Management
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management

Jacques Longerstaey

Senior Vice President, Investments
F-Squared Investments

Christian Wagner

Chief Executive Officer
Longview Capital Management, LLC

Thomas Schneeweis

President, ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT ANALYTICS, LLC, Professor of Finance
University of Massachusetts
3:10 PM Track B
Track B: China, Emerging & Frontier Markets: Are They Worth the Hype? How Do ETPs Compare with Other Investment Vehicles for Exploiting Growth in these Markets?
 China, emerging and frontier markets continue to attract significant investor interest in 2013. However, the integration of emerging markets (EMs) with developed markets has limited the diversification benefits of some EM investments. In addition, recent studies indicate that frontier markets (FMs) have had lower volatility than EMs and developed markets for several years now. So, are FMs the new EMs? In this session we examine the strategic case for EM and FM investments and the pros and cons of the different investment vehicles. In doing so, we explore which EMs/FMs are attracting the most investment and within which asset classes, returns expectations and the markets and asset classes to watch based on key geo-economic factors. Additional points to be addressed include: Defining terms: What can be considered as emerging and frontier markets today? Navigating the routes to market (equities, debt, currency, natural resources, commodities, etc.) Comparing and contrasting investment vehicles for broad and niche exposure Assessing the risk-reward profiles Risk management issues Cost management considerations

David Pappalardo

Senior Vice President - Advisor Solutions Group
Segal Rogerscasey

Jeff Weniger

VP, Senior Strategist
BMO Private Bank

Mark Abssy

Senior Index and ETF Manager
ISE ETF Ventures

Seddik Meziani

Professor of Economics and Finance
Montclair State University
4:00 PM Eastern Time
Afternoon Networking Refreshment Break
All Attendees Reconvene for Closing General Sessions
5:33 PM Eastern Time
Keynote Presentation: The Impact of Population Aging in the Investment Management Industry
Learn how to help clients overcome counterproductive investing behaviors. In this keynote session, we will examine the potential challenges and opportunities for the investment management industry as baby boomers reach retirement age. In particular, we will discuss the dynamic changes in investor risk aversion, the need for income solutions, the considerations in asset allocation decisions, and explore alternatives to reduce exposure to asset bubbles.

Omar Aguilar

Chief Investment Officer, Equities
Charles Schwab Investment Management
5:33 PM Eastern Time
Best Practices in RIA Practice Management: Building Value; Driving Growth; Creating Efficiency
 In this practically-focused session we address approaches to the successful growth and management of RIA practices, as well as trouble-shooting common challenges. Among the areas we address are: Strategic business planning, with a particular focus on aggressive growth strategies; Optimizing client profitability; Maximizing operational efficiency/streamlining business processes; Technology leverage and integration including an overview of current CRM solutions; Risk management: Regulatory/compliance considerations; Implementing the transition: Critical first steps

Kol Estreicher

Director of ETF Execution
Wolverine Execution Services

Paul Ingersoll

Chief Executive Officer
Good Harbor Financial

Rick Ferri

Founder & Member
Rick Ferri, LLC.
5:33 PM Eastern Time
Networking Reception
5:33 PM Eastern Time
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    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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