FALL 2019 ETF FORUM AGENDA
EVENT CHAIR’S WELCOME
Sal Licata, Director of Business Development, ETF Global
OPENING KEYNOTE – Julian Emanuel, Chief Equity and Derivatives Strategist, BTIG
NEW-TO-MARKET ETF ROUNDTABLE – SPONSORED BY US BANK
As 2020 approaches, new ETFs continue to launch from an eclectic group of investment managers ranging from the well-established to the emerging. This panel of successful Asset Managers will highlight their firm’s respective ETFs that have recently come to market and discuss the strategies that are most in demand by investors. Our expert panelists will bring you timely insights on their most cutting-edge investment strategies and discuss what drove their respective decisions to embrace the ETF structure.
Moderator: Mike Castino, SVP, Exchange Traded Products, U.S. Bank Global Fund Services
Andrea Roemhidt, Investment Manager, Aware ETFs
Perth Tolle, Founder, Life and Liberty Indexes
Will Hershey, CFA, Co-Founder & CEO, Round Hill Investments
Tony Dufault, Head of ETF Product Development, Pacific Global Asset
THE ETF CHANGING LEGAL & COMPLIANCE LANDSCAPE
Our panel of industry experts will provide regulatory, industry and legal insights into the quickly evolving ETF legal terrain. The discussion will include developments surrounding the regulatory product approval process, custom baskets, non-transparent ETFs, reporting and monitoring and a dive into what some are saying is a game changer in the SEC’s new “ETF Rule.” Our experts will break down the provisions of the new rule, as well as, its potential impact on the ETF business.
Moderator: John Jacobs, Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets and Policy, Georgetown University
Richard Kerr, Partner, K&L Gates
Laura Flores, Partner, Morgan Lewis
Steve Oh, Head of ETF Listings and Business Development, Nasdaq
Todd Cipperman, Founding Principal, Cipperman Compliance Services
Bibb Strench, Partner, Thompson Hine LLP
THE RISE OF THEMATIC INVESTING, SOCIAL IMPACT AND ESG
In recent years, the industry has seen a groundswell of Thematic investing including the practice of considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. A variety of methods are now being used by a wide spectrum of investors from value-motivated to values-motivated. Join these thought leaders in discussing how the application of Themes, ESG ratings and other social impact factors can lead to more complete investment analyses and better-informed investment decisions.
Moderator: Conor Platt, CEO, Confluence Capital Analytics
Lorraine Wilson, Director of Investment Products, JUST Capital
Hernando Cortina, Head of Index Strategy, ISS ESG
Karl Snyder, Chief Market Strategist, VETS Indexes
Adam Bernstein, ESG/Impact Analyst, Gitterman Wealth Management
LUNCHEON & NETWORKING SESSION (SPONSORS EXHIBIT HALL)
TOP ADVISOR LUNCHEON (RIAs/FINANCIAL ADVISORS– PRESIDENTS ROOM, 10th FLOOR)
Nicholas Colas, Co-Founder, DataTrek Research
Michael Venuto, Co-Founder & CIO, Toroso Investments
ETF GLOBAL® PORTFOLIO CHALLENGE
Honoring the Spring 2019 Top 5 Winners
James Pacetti, Director of Marketing, ETF Global
1st – Erin Hurley, Keuka College – 51.8% presented by Paul Kovarsky
2nd – Austyn Scott, Keuka College – 51.7% presented by Andrew Chanin, Co-Founder/CEO, ProcureAM
3rd – Joshua Kayn, Keuka College – 26.6% presented by Rob Martinez, Chief Revenue Officer, BattleFin
4th – Alejandro Gutierrez Restrepo, Universidad EIA – 23.4%
T-5th – Mariana Munoz, Universidad EIA – tied 5th place – 22.3%
T-5th – Paolo Montemurro, University of Lugano – tied 5th place – 22.3% presented by Alma Piscitello, EVP, Relationship Management, Ultimus Fund Solutions
FIXED INCOME AND YIELD: BEST STRATEGIES FOR TODAY – SPONSORED BY WALL STREET ACCESS
We may be in one of the most interesting interest rate environments of recent decades exacerbated by unprecedented trade and geopolitical dynamics, all preceding a Presidential election year! Hence, credit has become an asset class of increasing focus and one which requires a thoughtful approach. What are the best strategies to generate income and total return from today’s fixed income markets? Our experts will discuss those strategies that they feel will most effectively address the current and future rate environments and review traditional and emerging strategies and structures.
Moderator: Chris Hempstead, Consultant, ETF Consulting
Nancy Davis, Managing Partner & CIO, Quadratic Capital Management LLC
Sean Meehan, Co-Head Municipal Trading, Wall Street Access
Lance McGray, Portfolio Manager, AAM
George Bollenbacher, Head, Fixed Income Research, Tabb Group
2:55 – 3:10
3:15 – 4:05
TIMELY SMART BETA STRATEGIES
The pipeline of creative, new products and strategies continues to march along within the Smart Beta category. But, has Smart Beta become a “catch-all” category for many, very different strategies? Our panel of experts will examine the most effective opportunities available in this area and traps that have been created by aggregating all these rules-based strategies into one general category.
Moderator: Scott Szever, Director, Exchange Traded Products, NYSE
Julian Klymochko, Founder and CEO, Accelerate Financial Technologies
Lance Humphrey, Portfolio Manager, Victory Capital
Patrick Shaddow, Director of Index Operations, S Network Global Indexes
Bruce Kavanaugh, Portfolio Manager, Pacer ETFs
4:10 – 5:00
AROUND THE GLOBE: BEST OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2019 & 2020
Whether its geopolitical disruption, trade tariffs, a unique global interest rate landscape or any of the many impacts that flow through our markets each day, today’s Asset Manager must command the necessary understanding to execute their strategies effectively. Our experts will examine where the best opportunities remain for this year, as well as, a look to 2020 for the most attractive opportunities.
Moderator: Julie Abbett, Executive Director and Head of ETF Sales, J.P. Morgan
Yang Xu, Partner, UP Fintech, Tiger Brokers
Matthew Tuttle, CEO & CIO, Tuttle Tactical Management
Mike Cronan, President of Marketing Services, Exchange Traded Concepts
Edward T. Rumell, Partner and Senior Vice President, Vesper Capital Management
CLOSING REMARKS – ETF GLOBAL
There will be a private reception for attendees immediately following the program.
** The Expert Series reserves the right to alter the agenda without notice including substitution or cancellation of speakers and topics.