Agenda 2021

CE Credits will be available.

All times are in Eastern Time | Agenda is subject to change

June 16, 2021

10:20 am – 10:30 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks


10:30 am – 11:00 am
Keynote

Author of new books, What Retirees Want and Radical Curiosity, the founder and champion of Age Wave and Age Power. No one has a better view of the clients we are trying to serve – hear his view of the opportunities for advisors.
Speaker:
Ken Dychtwald – Age Wave


11:05 am – 11:55 am
Breakout Session I

A: Leadership of Retirement: Technology – and People
The complexity of retirement solutions requires new perspectives about leadership. How do senior industry leaders blend technology into current solutions, support retirement strategies, engage their employees and teams – and provide a diverse and inclusive workplace? Four industry stars with very different roles offer their insights.
Speakers:
Nalika Nanayakkara
– EY
Kristi Rodriguez – Nationwide Retirement Institute®
Evamarie Schoenborn – Northwestern Mutual

B: Study Group: Better Integration and Adoption of Digital Tools
Adoption is the new innovation. Unlock the power of capabilities you already own and experience the benefits of digital tools for better client service, keeping track of myriad retirement details and improving communications. Join the team to discuss best practices of adoption
Moderator:
Ben Huneke – Morgan Stanley
Speakers:
Gary Carrai – Wealth Management Solutions
Heather Kelly – Allianz Life
Jud Mackrill – MileMarker
Christina Townsend – BNY Mellon/Pershing


12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Breakout Session II

A: Why People Fail in Retirement
One of the advice industry’s pioneers reflects on 30+ years of counseling clients and leading a top advisory firm to offer practical insights for today’s advisors.
Speaker:
Greg Sullivan – SBSB Financial Advisors

B: TBD


12:35 pm – 1:05 pm
Keynote

Annuities and Retirement Income – The View from the C-Suite
Speakers:
Jasmine Jirele – Allianz Life
Corey Walther – Allianz Life


1:10 pm – 1:40 pm
Breakout Session III

A: The Future of Retirement and the Role of the CFP
The longtime CEO of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards talks with Next Chapter member and CFP® Standards Board Chair, Kevin Ruth about how CFPB is supporting retirement and the view forward for the profession.
Moderator:
Kevin Ruth – Finance411
Speakers:
Kevin Keller – CFP Board

B: TBD


1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Keynote

The leader of all retirement efforts at the world’s largest investment manager, and on top of Barron’s list of Top 100 Women in Finance, Anne shares her view of retirement from on top of the asset management business.
Speaker:
Anne Ackerley – BlackRock


2:20 pm – 3:10 pm
Breakout Session IV

A: Study Group: Financial Wellness and Longevity Planning
CFP Board / I&WI CE Credits Pending
What is “financial wellness” and why is it the True North for retirement? The Study Group is working on defining and organizing “financial wellness” for advisors and clients.
Moderator:
Frank McAleer – Raymond James
Speakers:
Nalika Nanayakkara – EY
Kevin Ruth – Finance411
Kristi Rodriguez – Nationwide Retirement Institute®

B: The Family Conversation: Opportunities to Protect Aging Clients and YOU
CFP Board / I&WI CE Credits Pending
Based on a new white paper presented at the 2021 annual meeting of the American Society of Aging, a team of top thought leaders shares how advisors and their firms can more safely engage with older clients and their families to help protect both the clients and the advisors.
Speakers:
Chris Heye – Whealthcare Solutions, Inc.
Elizabeth Loewy – EverSafe
Katharine Wade – Dunraven Strategies


3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Breakout Session V

A: The New Advisor for Life: Rethinking Your Compelling Story of Value
The shift to retirement advice requires you to rethink the story of the value that you and your team can provide to your clients. You have successfully helped them to get to their retirement. Are you now properly helping them through their retirement? The issues of aging and new research on longevity should challenge your thinking and make you rethink your value proposition. Is it truly unique as you assist your clients through the next chapter of their lives?
Speakers:
Leo Pusateri – Pusateri Consulting

B: TBD


3:50 pm – 4:40 pm
Breakout Session VI

A: The Role of Annuities in Retirement Income Portfolios
CFP Board / I&WI CE Credits Pending
Today, with interest rates trending near zero and retirements extending, risk has crept into retirement portfolios as advisors seek yield from total return strategies. Now is a good time to evaluate your approach to meeting your clients’ retirement income needs and consider how to address current retirement planning challenges with commission-free annuity strategies; how to identify clients who could benefit from an annuity as a fixed income allocation in a total return portfolio; and how an annuity can generate efficient income and eliminate the manual task of strategic rebalancing to create cash for income.
Speakers:
David Lau – DPL Financial Partners
David Blanchett – Morningstar Investment Management

B: The Authentic Retirement Consultant
CFP Board / I&WI CE Credits Pending
The #1 practice management ask from financial advisors working with retirement planning clients is for examples and coaching about having effective client conversations. Proficiency in the craft requires the combination of proactive timing, conversational competency, and insights in behavioral finance. Join four leading authorities as they share their insights in these areas based on research, study, and first-hand experience.
Moderator:
Phil Buchanan – Cannon Financial Institute
Speakers:
Clark Brown – Cannon Financial Institute
Larry Divers – Cannon Financial Institute
Linda Eaton – Cannon Financial Institute


4:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Keynote

Head of the retail investing division of Fidelity, responsible for $4 trillion in client assets, more than 20 million brokerage accounts and 20,000 employees, Kathy Murphy led Fidelity to extraordinary growth and broke new ground for the industry along the way. Hear her story of success, including the hurdles along the way.
Speaker:
Kathy Murphy – Fidelity Personal Investing


5:15 pm
End of Day 1


June 17, 2021

10:20 am – 10:30 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks


10:30 am – 11:00 am
Keynote

This sage industry leader and former CEO of Pershing Advisor Solutions shares his perspective from the high ground of his own next chapter, what is passionate about and what he sees for the future.
Speaker:
Mark Tibergien
– Mark Tibergien Insights


11:05 am – 11:55 am
Breakout Session VII

A: The Economic and Market Outlook for the Past Pandemic Environment
CFP Board / I&WI CE Credits Pending
What now??!! Three leading market watchers bring their expert perspective and talk about stocks, bonds, interest rates and the impact of a new administration. Interesting times!
Moderator:
Evan SimonoffFinancial Advisor Magazine
Speaker:
Dr. David Kelly
– J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Philip Orlando – Federated Hermes

B: Study Group: Family Financial Management
CFP Board / I&WI CE Credits Pending
Managing for retirement is a family affair. Consider the potential to engage three generations – or more – across an array of accounts, risks and taxes. How do you do it – and do it well?
Moderator:
John Moninger – Eaton Vance
Speakers:
Jack Sharry – LifeYield
Phil Pellegrino – UBS


12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Keynote

Newly appointed to his role leading the RII, Dr. Fichtner brings the discerning eye of a scholar and researcher to the challenges of retirement income.
Speaker:
Jason Fichtner, Ph.D. – The Alliance for Lifetime Income


12:35 pm – 1:05 pm
Breakout Session VIII

A: CEOs on the Future of Diversity and Inclusion
Hear from industry leaders about this important topic – where we are, where we are going, how can you apply the principles of diversity and inclusion to your organization and to your life.
Moderator:
Cheryl Nash – InvestCloud Financial Supermarket Division
Speakers:
Chris Perry – Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

B: TBD


1:10 pm – 1:40 pm
Keynote

A veteran of enterprise technology with a global perspective, Simon contrasts the use of technology in other consumer industries and has a challenge for the retirement advice business based on consumer preferences.
Speaker:
Simon Mulcahy – Salesforce


1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Breakout Session IX

A: Your Next Big Project is YOU!
You are finally at a point in your career where you have a lot, you have made a lot and you are wondering about the next 5-25 years in your life.

You have positively impacted the lives of your clients. You have made a difference in their lives and their families. It’s now time to think about yourself, your family and your future.

Are you living a life of significance? Living a life with no regrets, a life filled with abundance, gratitude and perspective. Are you doing everything to be your best and to not just think about your legacy but to make sure you are truly living it now.
Speaker:
Leo Pusateri – Pusateri Consulting

B: TBD


2:20 pm – 3:10 pm
Ed Slott’s Midyear Outlook: Top IRA Pitfalls & Planning Opportunities

CFP Board / I&WI CE Credits Pending
In this fireside chat with Financial Advisor magazine executive editor, Evan Simonoff, America’s leading expert on IRA withdrawals outlines the best strategies and most common mistakes made by clients – and advisors.
Moderator:
Evan SimonoffFinancial Advisor Magazine
Speaker:
Ed Slott – Ed Slott and Company


3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Breakout Session X

A: Creating Retirement Income – Dividends, Bonds, Annuities
Retirement income investing is no longer simple. Historically low interest rates have clients and their advisors scrambling for yield. Three perspectives from three industry experts about how to help clients fund retirement.
Speaker:
David Lau – DPL Financial Partners

B: TBD


3:50 pm – 4:40 pm
Breakout Session XI

A: The Disturbing and Provocative Future of Financial Advice
CFP Board / I&WI CE Credits Pending
Disruption looms for providers of financial advice. Policies, procedures, regulations abound but clients expect simplicity and clarity – and answers. A respected industry innovator leads a panel of disruptors-in-action.
Moderator:
Jud Mackrill – MileMarker
Speakers:
TBD

B: Study Group: Centralized Service and Client Experience
CFP Board / I&WI CE Credits Pending
Wealth management and retirement need the support of both human and digital capabilities. But how to decide what is automated and what work is done by advisors? There is complexity to the problem – and also to the solutions. Listen in and participate as the team works on the roles needed to better engage clients and advisors:
Moderator:
Kabir Sethi – Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Speakers:
Cheryl Nash – InvestCloud
Roger Paradiso – Franklin Templeton
Phil Pellegrino – UBS


4:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Keynote

A pioneer and a visionary, the former CEO of LPL has built his next chapter in venture capital and now a SPAC. Hear what Mark Casady is looking at now, what he sees for the future of retirement investing, healthcare, data and technology.
Speaker:
Mark Casady – Vestigo Ventures


5:15 pm
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