Overview

It is with great disappointment that we must formally advise you that SIFMA’s 2020 Private Client Conference has been canceled. You should have by now received notice of cancellation from our host, Marriott Turnberry.

For more than 40 years, this event has gathered the leaders of the wealth management industry. Unfortunately, however, circumstances beyond our control have made it impossible to proceed with the event this year. The cancellation was precipitated primarily by restrictions on non-essential travel implemented by many of SIFMA’s member firms and other organizations that will undoubtedly impact the ability of our speakers, sponsors and other attendees to participate in the event, as well as public health and travel advisories, difficulties with air travel, and other recent events related to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Additionally, as I am sure you are aware, the President has declared a national emergency; the Governor of Florida has declared a state public health emergency; and the Mayor of Miami-Dade County has taken action to restrict large gatherings. This all follows in the wake of CDC guidelines to avoid large gatherings of people. All of these restrictions, notices and policies have combined to make it impossible to hold the Private Client Conference this year. We hope this advance notice affords you the opportunity to plan accordingly.

SIFMA’s Business Continuity Planning (BCP) team continues to closely monitor COVID-19 and its impact on our industry and the markets. In the event of a significant incident that affects or has the potential to affect the operations of the financial system, SIFMA helps to coordinate the financial industry’s BCP efforts. For more information and resources for those at your firm entrusted with this critical role, please visit www.sifma.org/bcp.

Your registration fee is 100% refundable and will be automatically refunded within the next 30 days. You do not need to contact SIFMA for this refund. Please contact hotels booked outside SIFMA’s room block and other travel carriers to cancel arrangements as needed.

We appreciate your understanding and support, and we look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Private Client Conference. Stay tuned for its date and location; in the meantime, you can view SIFMA’s other upcoming events at www.sifma.org/events.

What to Expect at #SIFMApcc

Watch Livestream Replays from 2019

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42nd Annual

Private Client Conference

Date

May 13 - May 15, 2020

Location

Aventura, FL

Overview

It is with great disappointment that we must formally advise you that SIFMA’s 2020 Private Client Conference has been canceled. You should have by now received notice of cancellation from our host, Marriott Turnberry.

For more than 40 years, this event has gathered the leaders of the wealth management industry. Unfortunately, however, circumstances beyond our control have made it impossible to proceed with the event this year. The cancellation was precipitated primarily by restrictions on non-essential travel implemented by many of SIFMA’s member firms and other organizations that will undoubtedly impact the ability of our speakers, sponsors and other attendees to participate in the event, as well as public health and travel advisories, difficulties with air travel, and other recent events related to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Additionally, as I am sure you are aware, the President has declared a national emergency; the Governor of Florida has declared a state public health emergency; and the Mayor of Miami-Dade County has taken action to restrict large gatherings. This all follows in the wake of CDC guidelines to avoid large gatherings of people. All of these restrictions, notices and policies have combined to make it impossible to hold the Private Client Conference this year. We hope this advance notice affords you the opportunity to plan accordingly.

SIFMA’s Business Continuity Planning (BCP) team continues to closely monitor COVID-19 and its impact on our industry and the markets. In the event of a significant incident that affects or has the potential to affect the operations of the financial system, SIFMA helps to coordinate the financial industry’s BCP efforts. For more information and resources for those at your firm entrusted with this critical role, please visit www.sifma.org/bcp.

Your registration fee is 100% refundable and will be automatically refunded within the next 30 days. You do not need to contact SIFMA for this refund. Please contact hotels booked outside SIFMA’s room block and other travel carriers to cancel arrangements as needed.

We appreciate your understanding and support, and we look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Private Client Conference. Stay tuned for its date and location; in the meantime, you can view SIFMA’s other upcoming events at www.sifma.org/events.

What to Expect at #SIFMApcc

Watch Livestream Replays from 2019

Watch replays of the livestream from SIFMA’s 2019 Private Client Conference:

Program

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Registration Desk Hours
Networking Reception

7:00am – 2:00pm

Registration Desk Hours

7:00am – 7:50am

Networking Breakfast

7:50am – 8:00am

Welcome Remarks

8:00am – 8:20am

Participants

Joseph E. Sweeney

Speaker

Joseph E. Sweeney

President, Advice & Wealth Management, Products and Service Delivery

Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

Joseph E. Sweeney’s Biography

8:20am – 8:40am

Participants

James E. Hays

Speaker

James E. Hays

President and Head

Wells Fargo Advisors

James E. Hays’s Biography

8:40am – 9:00am

Participants

Craig H. Young

Speaker

Craig H. Young

Managing Director, National Business Development Executive

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Craig H. Young’s Biography

9:00am – 9:45am

Diversity & Inclusion Panel

9:45am – 10:00am

Networking Break

10:00am – 10:45am

Wealth management firms have invested heavily in providing a range of investment advisory offerings to suit the varied needs of their clients and financial advisors. Unfortunately, the various investments firms…

Wealth management firms have invested heavily in providing a range of investment advisory offerings to suit the varied needs of their clients and financial advisors. Unfortunately, the various investments firms have made over the years has led to disparate programs that are difficult for advisors to navigate when crafting optimal solutions for clients. Learn how these investments can be harnessed to leverage the strengths of your firm, bring efficiencies to financial advisors, and provide tailored advice to each client.

Concurrent Session

10:50am – 11:30am

Financial Advisors provide important services to investors to help them attain their financial goals. FAs regularly help their clients financially navigate “life events,” such as birth, marriage, college funding, divorce,…

Financial Advisors provide important services to investors to help them attain their financial goals. FAs regularly help their clients financially navigate “life events,” such as birth, marriage, college funding, divorce, job transition, and aging. Each life event is a vital time in an investor’s life, and the FA/Client relationship is crucial for investors to reach optimal financial decisions. This panel of experienced FAs from across the country will provide their insight on how they best serve their clients’ interests and help them achieve desired results.

Participants

Anne Bedinger, Tony Parr

11:30am – 12:00pm

Participants

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., Joseph E. Sweeney, Jamie Wall

Moderator

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.

President and CEO

SIFMA

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.’s Biography

Panelists

Joseph E. Sweeney

President, Advice & Wealth Management, Products and Service Delivery

Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

Joseph E. Sweeney’s Biography

Jamie Wall

Executive Vice President, Advocacy

SIFMA

Jamie Wall’s Biography

12:00pm – 1:15pm

The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind Everyone has something they want to change. Employees want to change their boss’ mind and leaders want to transform organizations. Salespeople want to…

The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind

Everyone has something they want to change. Employees want to change their boss’ mind and leaders want to transform organizations. Salespeople want to win clients and marketers want to change consumer behavior.  Politicians want to change countries, startups want to revolutionize industries, and nonprofits want to change the world.

But change is hard. We push and push, but often nothing happens. Could there be a better way?

This talk introduces a revolutionary approach to change. Successful change isn’t about pushing harder or exerting more energy. It’s about removing barriers. Overcoming resistance by reducing friction and lowering the hurdles to action.  Discover the five hidden factors that impede change, and how by mitigating them, you can change anything.

Participants

Jonah Berger

Speaker

Jonah Berger

Marketing Professor

The Wharton School

Jonah Berger’s Biography

1:15pm – 2:00pm

Panel Discussion

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Networking Reception

7:00am – 11:45am

Registration Desk Hours

7:00am – 7:40am

Networking Breakfast

7:40am – 7:45am

Opening Remarks

7:45am – 8:45am

What is the most important thing for living a happier life according to the world’s longest study? What about for building a higher-performing team? And how do both of these things…

What is the most important thing for living a happier life according to the world’s longest study? What about for building a higher-performing team? And how do both of these things tie directly into the growth of financial advisors and their ability to reach new households, especially in the HNW/UHNW space?

Attendees will discover:

  • What matters most for personal happiness based on data from Harvard, and why it’s not money, health, achievements, or even family
  • What matters most for team performance based on data from Google
  • How shifting demographics are evolving to put client happiness front and center
  • A framework that helps advisors, managers, and leaders compete to win against fee compression, robo-advice, and industry-wide change

This has been one of the highest-rated sessions at SIFMA’s Securities Industry Institute as well as in the field for top advisors and their clients.

Participants

Andrew Bernstein

Speaker

8:45am – 9:30am

Participants

Ken Cella

Speaker

Ken Cella

Principal, Client Strategies Group

Edward Jones

Ken Cella’s Biography

9:30am – 9:45am

Hear about the AARP and SIFMA partnership, and how it could help your business.

Hear about the AARP and SIFMA partnership, and how it could help your business.

9:45am – 10:00am

Networking Break

10:00am – 10:40am

Concurrent Session
Concurrent Session

10:45am – 11:05am

Featured Speaker

11:05am – 11:25am

Participants

Lisa Kidd Hunt

Speaker

Lisa Kidd Hunt

Executive Vice President, International Services

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

Lisa Kidd Hunt’s Biography

11:25am – 11:45am

Featured Speaker

Venue

JW Turnberry Miami

19999 W Country Club Dr
Aventura, FL 33180

This venue features a 300-acre tropical oasis nestled in the heart of Aventura. Offering 36 holes of championship golf, award-winning dining experiences and more, it provides contemporary elegance, South Florida style.

Picture of venue

Hotel Accommodations

If you booked your hotel under SIFMA’s room block, your reservation will be automatically canceled and your deposit refunded. Please contact outside hotels and travel carriers to cancel other travel arrangements as needed.

Media

Media Inquiries
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Media Registration
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Policy
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Terms and Conditions

Code of Conduct
SIFMA meetings and events are intended to educate and engage our members and industry participants in thoughtful conversations. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. View our Code of Conduct and anonymous incident report form.

Substitutions
Conference registration substitutions are welcome. Email SIFMA Conferences with the following information and we will confirm the change: original registrant’s full name, substitute registrant’s full name, mailing address, title, phone and email.

Cancellations
Refunds will be granted for cancellations made three weeks prior to the start of the event. All cancellation requests are subject to a $100 processing fee and must be made in writing.