Strategic Insight National Conference

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Loren Fox
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Strategic Insight
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Strategic Insight
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Strategic Insight
Fund Trends Conference 2011

June 27-28, 2011
Pier 60, Chelsea Piers
New York, NY

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Detailed Agenda

Monday, June 27 2011
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:15

Conference Welcome

Avi Nachmany, EVP, Research Director, Strategic Insight
9:15 – 10:15

Panel Discussion: The View From Independent and Regional Broker-Dealers
Executives from independent and regional broker-dealers discuss what they’re seeing at the advisor level and what they’re seeking from fund firms.

Patrick Hoffmann, Sr. VP, Head of Strategic Relationships, Wells Fargo Funds Management

Simon Heslop, Director, Asset Management, Commonwealth Financial Network
Frank McCarthy, V.P., General Manager, External Products Group, Ameriprise Financial Services
John Moninger, Exec VP, Advisory and Brokerage Consulting Services, LPL Financial
Jeff Wilk, VP, Product Management, MetLife Broker-Dealer Group

10:15 – 10:45

Presentation: Key Forces Shaping Fund Distribution
Strategic Insight’s angle on the US fund distribution landscape and financial advisor behavior.

Dennis Bowden, Senior Research Analyst, Strategic Insight
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee/networking break
11:00 – 12:00

Panel Discussion: Effective Wholesaling
Panelists, including sales executives, discuss strategies to structure and incentivize a wholesaling force.

Todd Buck, President, FT Solutions

Jeffrey G. Klepacki, Senior VP, Head of Third Party Distribution, Delaware Investments
Steven Miyao, CEO, kasina
John Nickodemus, National Sales Manager, Putnam Investments
Lou Sideropolous, National Sales Manager, Columbia Management

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 1:30

Keynote Speech

Bill Dwyer, Managing Director, President, National Sales & Marketing,
LPL Financial
1:30 – 2:30

Panel Discussion: Rethinking Asset Allocation
Experts discuss how ETF use, alternatives and other developments are changing portfolio construction.

Loren Fox, Senior Research Analyst, Strategic Insight

Richard Bernstein, CEO, Richard Bernstein Advisors
Stephen Cook, COO, Global ETF Services Business, BNY Mellon
Scott Garsson, Managing Director, Head of Strategy Research for Product Strategy and Business Intelligence, JPMorgan Asset Management

2:30 – 3:00

Presentation: The Future of Mutual Funds
Examining the major factors that will influence the mutual fund industry.

Avi Nachmany, EVP, Research Director, Strategic Insight
3:00 – 3:15 Coffee/networking break
3:15 – 4:15

Panel Discussion: The Retirement Income Riddle
Panelists discuss developments in the still-emerging field of guaranteed retirement income products.

Tamiko Toland
, Managing Director, Retirement Income Consulting, Strategic Insight

Phil Eckman, President & CEO, Transamerica Retirement Management
Mark Fortier, Head, Product & Partner Strategy, AllianceBernstein Defined Contribution Investments
Michael Wytiaz, Sr. VP, Broker Dealer Channel, Western & Southern Financial Group

4:15 – 5:15

Panel Discussion: Opportunities in the IODC Market
Experts talk about the evolving investment only-DC market, and the opportunities it presents.

Chris Brown, Principal, Sway Research

Yaqub Ahmed, Senior VP, Head of Investment-Only Distribution,
Franklin Templeton
Michael De Feo, Senior VP, Manager of DCIO and Strategic Platforms, Nuveen Investments
Jyoti Ladden, Director, Investment Partner Sales and Management, Retirement Plans Group, The Hartford
Marianne Sullivan, Senior VP, Investment Client Services, ING U.S. Retirement Services

5:15 – 6:45 Buffet Dinner & Cocktail Party


Tuesday, June 28 2011
8:15 – 8:45 Breakfast & Networking
8:45 – 9:45

Panel Discussion: The View From National Broker-Dealers
Executives from national broker-dealers discuss what they’re seeing at the advisor level and what they’re seeking from fund firms.

William Rittling, Senior VP and Director, Advisor Resource Group,
MFS Investment Management

Marc Brookman, Managing Director, Consulting Group, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
James Langham,
Executive Director, Retirement Income and Fund Services - Mutual Funds, UBS Financial Services
Patricia Loepker,
Sr. VP and Director of Externally Managed Accounts, Advisory Products Group, Wells Fargo Advisors
Peter Thatch
, Managing Director, Global Funds, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth & Investment Management

9:45 – 10:40

Panel Discussion: Managing Complexity in an Era of Innovation
Experts discuss the operational and compliance considerations needed for successful innovative funds.

Loren Fox, Senior Research Analyst, Strategic Insight

Corey Dillon, Sr. Vice President, Director of Advisory Services, ALPS Advisors
Andrew Rogers, President, Gemini Fund Services
Michael Saunders, Managing Director, Investor Services & Markets, Brown Brothers Harriman
Rachel Schnoll, VP, Head of Americas Product Development & Strategy, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

10:40 – 11:00 Coffee/networking break
11:00 – 11:30

Presentation: The Growth of Non-Traditional Mutual Funds
Explaining the rise of long-short, GTAA and other non-traditional retail mutual funds.

Sonia Mata, Senior Research Analyst, Strategic Insight
11:30 – 12:30

Panel Discussion: Reaching Independent RIAs
Panelists advise on strategies for mutual fund firms to succeed in the independent RIA channel.

Sue Wilchusky, Director, Solutions Management, SEI

David Archer, Managing Director, RIA & Family Office Distribution, Nuveen Investments
David Canter, Exec VP, Practice Management and Consulting, Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services
Kim Dellarocca, Director, Global Head of Segment Marketing & Practice Management, Pershing
Kate Healy, Director, Solutions & Client Marketing, TD Ameritrade Institutional

12:30 – 1:00 Lunch, Conference ends