Overview

SIFMA Private Client Virtual Conference

Post-Pandemic Lessons: A New Paradigm

SIFMA’s 2021 Private Client Conference brings together corporate leaders, business managers, and financial advisors who will share the many lessons learned during the pandemic, with an emphasis on new and innovative service and techniques that can be leveraged for the future.

Key topics include:

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Technologies Enhancing Today’s Client Experience
  • COVID-19 Lessons Learned
  • The Future of Branch Offices
  • and more!

Featured Speakers

Post-Pandemic Lessons: A New Paradigm

Private Client Virtual Conference 2021

Registration Rates – Until 5/25/21

  • Member $299
  • Non-Member $399
  • Regulator $99

Overview

SIFMA Private Client Virtual Conference

Post-Pandemic Lessons: A New Paradigm

SIFMA’s 2021 Private Client Conference brings together corporate leaders, business managers, and financial advisors who will share the many lessons learned during the pandemic, with an emphasis on new and innovative service and techniques that can be leveraged for the future.

Key topics include:

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Technologies Enhancing Today’s Client Experience
  • COVID-19 Lessons Learned
  • The Future of Branch Offices
  • and more!

Featured Speakers

Program

12:00pm – 12:10pm

Participants

John Maurello

Speaker

John Maurello

Managing Director, Private Client Services

SIFMA

John Maurello’s Biography

12:10pm – 12:30pm

Participants

Andrew M. Sieg

12:35pm – 1:15pm

What will technology platforms look like to enhance PWM and FA interaction with Clients?

What will technology platforms look like to enhance PWM and FA interaction with Clients?

Participants

Ryan Robson, Carmen Gary, Paresh Mutha, Kabir Sethi, Ryan Whitaker

Moderator

Ryan Robson

Investment Advisory Strategic Initiatives

Edward Jones

Ryan Robson’s Biography

Panelists

Carmen Gary

Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff

D.A. Davidson

Carmen Gary’s Biography

Paresh Mutha

Managing Director, Head of Digital Product Development

Wells Fargo Advisors

Paresh Mutha’s Biography

Kabir Sethi

Managing Director, Head of Digital Wealth Management

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Kabir Sethi’s Biography

Ryan Whitaker

Vice President, Digital Rep Solutions

Charles Schwab

Ryan Whitaker’s Biography

1:20pm – 1:40pm

Participants

Lisa Kidd Hunt

Speaker

Lisa Kidd Hunt

Executive Vice President, International Services

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

Lisa Kidd Hunt’s Biography

1:40pm – 1:55pm

Break

1:55pm – 2:40pm

What did FAs learn during the pandemic that can be applied going forward to enhance service and accelerate growth?

What did FAs learn during the pandemic that can be applied going forward to enhance service and accelerate growth?

Participants

Steven M. Samuels, Kapil Mathur, Brad McRae, Angie Newman, Aleeza M. Singh, Nolan Woodruff Stokes

Moderator

Steven M. Samuels

Managing Director, Head of Advisor Recognition and Field Engagement

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Steven M. Samuels’s Biography

Panelists

Kapil Mathur

Managing Director

Morgan Stanley

Kapil Mathur’s Biography

Brad McRae

Regional Leader, General Partner

Edward Jones

Brad McRae’s Biography

Angie Newman

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager

UBS

Angie Newman’s Biography

Aleeza M. Singh

Senior Financial Advisor

Merrill

Aleeza M. Singh’s Biography

Nolan Woodruff Stokes

Wealth Management Advisor

Northwestern Mutual

Nolan Woodruff Stokes’s Biography

2:45pm – 3:05pm

Participants

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., Paul Reilly

Moderator

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.

President and CEO

SIFMA

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.’s Biography

Speaker

Paul Reilly

Chief Executive Officer

Raymond James Financial

Paul Reilly’s Biography

12:00pm – 12:05pm

Participants

John Maurello

Speaker

John Maurello

Managing Director, Private Client Services

SIFMA

John Maurello’s Biography

12:05pm – 12:25pm

Participants

Jason Chandler, Barry Hurewitz

Speakers

Jason Chandler

Group Managing Director, Head, Wealth Management USA

UBS

Jason Chandler’s Biography

Barry Hurewitz

Group Managing Director – Global Head of Evidence Lab Innovations and Advanced Analytic Solutions

UBS

Barry Hurewitz’s Biography

12:25pm – 1:10pm

This panel of Private Wealth Management business leaders will discuss their approaches, challenges, and successes with addressing the myriad of issues in the diversity, equity. and inclusion space, such as…

This panel of Private Wealth Management business leaders will discuss their approaches, challenges, and successes with addressing the myriad of issues in the diversity, equity. and inclusion space, such as recruitment and mentoring of diverse financial advisors, expanding recruitment sources to achieve diversity, inclusion in the work environment, onramps for the return of individuals who have taken time away from the profession, and enhancing the quality of financial advice given to clients of differing backgrounds and financial goals.

Participants

Amena Ross, Lindsay Hans, David Lynch, Jennifer Povlitz

Moderator

Amena Ross

Managing Director, Advocacy

SIFMA

Amena Ross’s Biography

Panelists

Lindsay Hans

Managing Director, Division Executive, Mid Atlantic Division

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Lindsay Hans’s Biography

David Lynch

Head of Distribution Leader Enablement

Fidelity

David Lynch’s Biography

Jennifer Povlitz

Division Director

UBS

Jennifer Povlitz’s Biography

1:10pm – 1:20pm

Break

1:20pm – 1:40pm

Sandra McKeever, CEO/President and owner of a small broker-dealer firm shares her story about the lessons learned going through the pandemic, lockdowns, and other uncertainties. Some areas she will touch…

Sandra McKeever, CEO/President and owner of a small broker-dealer firm shares her story about the lessons learned going through the pandemic, lockdowns, and other uncertainties. Some areas she will touch on are the critical role of planning with your clients and planning for your practice; and the importance of consistently upgrading and implementing technology to streamline client interaction and gain a deeper understanding of your business.

Participants

Sandra McKeever

1:40pm – 2:00pm

Participants

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., Vincent J. Lumia

Moderator

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.

President and CEO

SIFMA

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.’s Biography

Speaker

Vincent J. Lumia

Managing Director, Head of Field Management

Morgan Stanley

Vincent J. Lumia’s Biography

2:00pm – 2:15pm

Break

2:15pm – 3:00pm

What will the future Branch Office look like given lessons learned during the pandemic related both to FA and Client behavior, and to recent leaps forward in technology and connectivity?

What will the future Branch Office look like given lessons learned during the pandemic related both to FA and Client behavior, and to recent leaps forward in technology and connectivity?

Participants

Paul C. Santucci, Linda Erickson, Michael J. Schroeder, John Towey, Caitlin Ulmer-Long

Moderator

Paul C. Santucci

Managing Director and Head of Business Development for Wealth Management USA

UBS

Paul C. Santucci’s Biography

Panelists

Linda Erickson

Head of Investor Center Infrastructure for Personal Investing

Fidelity Investments

Linda Erickson’s Biography

Michael J. Schroeder

Managing Director President - Baird Private Wealth Management, Board of Directors

Baird

Michael J. Schroeder’s Biography

John Towey

Managing Director

Merrill Lynch

John Towey’s Biography

Caitlin Ulmer-Long

Senior Vice President, Director of Private Client Group Administration

Janney

Caitlin Ulmer-Long’s Biography

3:00pm – 3:20pm

With a new Administration, a new Congress, and new heads of the Department of Labor and the SEC, among other agencies, the coming year brings a lot of potential legislative…

With a new Administration, a new Congress, and new heads of the Department of Labor and the SEC, among other agencies, the coming year brings a lot of potential legislative and regulatory activity.  Ranging from potential independent contractor changes to tax and retirement law, as well as investment advice and fiduciary, Lisa Bleier and Mark Schuermann will walk you through the potential issues that could affect Private Wealth Management and investors.

Participants

Lisa Bleier, Mark Schuermann

Speakers

Lisa Bleier

Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, Federal Government Relations

SIFMA

Lisa Bleier’s Biography

Mark Schuermann

Managing Director and Head of Federal Government and International Affairs

SIFMA

Mark Schuermann’s Biography

Venue

Virtual Gathering


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Cancellations
All cancellation requests are subject to a $25 processing fee and must be made in writing to SIFMA Conferences no later than 48 hours prior to the start of this virtual event. No substitutions or transfers will be accepted.