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Welcome and opening remarks from Carol Lynde, President & COO of Bridgehouse Asset Managers, and Katie Walmsley, President of PMAC.
A riveting session with former National Security Advisor to former President Barack Obama, Thomas Donilon, and Kurt Reiman, Chief Investment Strategist from BlackRock Canada, on some of the most pressing geopolitical issues around the globe. Hear what NAFTA renegotiation and broader trade tensions, North Korea’s nuclear weapons development, relations between the U.S. and China, European fragmentation, conflict between Russia and NATO, cyber security threats and a Trump presidency mean for trade, foreign policy and capital markets. Our experts will assess how these complex and interconnected tensions and the resulting political and social upheaval could affect investment decision making.
Arthur Fish and Dr. Carole Cohen will discuss the increasingly evident challenges of servicing clients with diminishing capacity with a focus on senior clients and the medical and legal challenges within it. This session will provide some guidance on assessment and management of this growing client demographic.
In 2007, Amy co-founded GoodThink to bring the science of happiness to life for organizations and individuals. Amy brings both passion and practicality to GoodThink. She is currently doing research in partnership with Google to determine how to make positive psychology strategies stick and create sustainable positive change. She serves as a Visioneer for the Xprize Foundation for Personal Health, and was a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. Amy is the author of two books: Ripple’s Effect and The Future of Happiness: 5 Modern Strategies to Balance Productivity and Well-being in the Digital Era (Spring, 2017).
Why are some firms growing rapidly and others are losing clients? How are firms handling inter-generational wealth transfer successfully? This panel will provide both research and personal insights into common mistakes firms are making, and the winning strategies for success in the overcrowded private client space.
The rise of fintech, the integration of new and innovative technologies with traditional business models will be explored. The digital landscape is causing shifts in thinking among businesses and clients forcing both to change their habits and evolve. This panel will present the latest in fintech research and will discuss the potential immediate and longer-term possibilities that could improve customer service, firm profitability and productivity.
2017 has been quite a year thus far. Rising global tensions, global elections, the unpredictable “Trump” factor, emerging, elated and reactive markets are creating a brave new investment world. How are portfolio managers and pension plans responding to the latest macro-economic trends or geopolitical events? How are they continuing to find value? What’s working and what is not? This lively panel will discuss and debate a wide range of topics including active vs passive, ESG, rise of alternative strategies and other emerging issues impacting CIO strategies.