2016 PLANADVISER National Conference

JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes  |     |  

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DAY 3

Monday, September 12

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    Registration and Opening Buffet Lunch (Mediterranean Ballroom foyer)
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    Welcome and Opening Remarks – Alison Cooke Mintzer, Editor-in-Chief, PLANADVISER  (Coquina Ballroom South) 
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    Painting by Numbers (sponsored by J.P. Morgan Funds Management)
    This session will shed light the state of the global economy and implications for investors. Dr. Kelly will discuss a number of key topics, including the job market and economic growth, consumer confidence, and the implications of monetary and fiscal stimulus.
    Presenter:
    Dr. David Kelly, Managing Director, Chief Global Market Strategist, Head of the Global Market Insights Strategy Team, J.P. Morgan Funds Management
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    Session
    Overcoming Plan Sponsor Hurdles:

    For fear of being paternalistic or, possibly, incurring higher matching costs, plan sponsors may be resistant to improving plan design with automatic enrollment, automatic escalation and company matches. This session will discuss how advisers have successfully worked with sponsors to make marked improvements to their plans. What successful advisers are doing to get plan sponsors on board with best practice plan design.

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    Moderator
    Alison Cooke Mintzer, Editor-in-Chief,  PLANADVISER

    Panelists
    Judi Leccess, Retirement & NQ Plans Manager,  Cabot Corporation
    Kimber Dills, Vice President, Human Resources,  Mental Health Cooperative, Inc.

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    Coffee Break sponsored by Hartford Funds (Mediterranean Ballroom foyer)
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    Session
    Washington Insights (Legislative, Regulatory and Judicial):

    Leading experts explain retirement-related developments in Washington, D.C., and across the U.S. We’ll dive deep into the latest legislation and judicial action influencing the retirement industry.

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    Moderator
    John Manganaro, Deputy Editor,  PLANADVISER

    Panelists
    David N. Levine, Principal,  Groom Law Group, Chartered

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    The New Fiduciary Rules: what do you need to know and do right now?
    Presenter:
    Thomas E. Clark Jr., of counsel, The Wagner Law Group
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    Session
    Top Trends:

    Two industry leaders take a 30,000 foot level view of employer-sponsored benefit programs, participant trends, and what is likely to stay and change in the short- and long-term.

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    Moderator
    Alison Cooke Mintzer, Global Editor-in-Chief,  PLANADVISER

    Panelists
    Tina Wilson, Senior Vice President, Head of Investment Solutions Innovation,  MassMutual Retirement Services
    Charles Nelson, Chief Executive Officer, Retirement,  Voya Financial

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    Cocktail Reception (Exhibit Hall)
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    Celebrating Ten Years of Excellence Dinner(Coquina Ballroom North)
    (Wine sponsored by Voya Investment Management)
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    After-Dinner Celebration (Mediterranean Porte-Cochere)

Tuesday, September 13

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    Breakfast Exhibit Hall (sponsored by MFS Investment Management)
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    Opening Remarks –  Alison Cooke Mintzer, Editor-in-Chief, PLANADVISER  (Coquina Ballroom South)
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    Industry Leaders In Conversation
    Retirement plan thought leaders address the challenges facing retirement plan sponsors and the industry and discuss practical solutions.
    MODERATOR: Alison Cooke Mintzer, Editor-in-Chief, PLANADVISER
    PANELISTS:
    Sean Murray, Managing Director, Head of Advisor Sold and Platform Distribution for the U.S. Defined Contribution Group, BlackRock
    Mike Miller, Head of Retirement Distribution for U.S. Funds Management, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
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    Session 1
    Advice and Robo Advisers:

    Robo advisers are likely here to stay. But as they proliferate, how will traditional advisers stay competitive? Are there ways to leverage the technology and can it help advisers meet consumer demands more effectively and gain a competitive advantage?

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    Moderator
    Jeb Graham, Retirement Plan Consulting, Partner,  CapTrust Advisors, LLC

    Panelists
    Jeffrey Hemker, National Sales Manager, Retirement Division,  Invesco
    David E. Canter, Executive Vice President, Practice Management and Consulting,  Fidelity Investments

    Session 2
    How 3(38) Investment Management Fits Into Your Practice:

    There has been an increase in the number of advisers and providers offering 3(38) fiduciary services. There are opportunities to add this to your practice or to partner with providers to offer such services to plan sponsor clients. Learn about some of the options and benefits.

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    Moderator
    Christopher G. Venuti, SVP, Institutional Consulting Director, Sr. Portfolio Manager,  Graystone Consulting, a business of Morgan Stanley

    Panelists
    Jonathan Blaze, Head of the DCIO Specialist Team,  New York Life / MainStay Investments
    Jonathon Schultheiss, Retirement Plan Advisor, Partner,  Gate City Advisors

    Session 3
    The Importance of Succession Planning:

    Every business plan needs to weigh succession planning and how best to determine firm value— yet fewer than a third of firms have defined a formal plan in case of an unexpected death or disability.

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    Moderator
    Lee Barney, Managing Editor,  PLANADVISER

    Panelists
    Troy Hammond, President / CEO,  Pensionmark
    Jason K. Chepenik, Managing Partner,  Chepenik Financial

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    Coffee Break sponsored by Hartford Funds
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    Session 1
    The Fiduciary Rule Aftermath – Best Practices for RIAs:

    What the fiduciary rule means for your business–across retirement plans and rollovers.

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    Moderator
    Todd Kading, Managing Director,  LeafHouse Financial Advisors, LLC

    Panelists
    Michael Vincent, Director of Sales Operations,  Financial Engines
    Gerald Lins, General Counsel,  Voya Investment Management
    Leah Singleton, Counsel, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group,  Alston & Bird LLP

    Session 2
    The Fiduciary Rule Aftermath – Best Practices for Advisers (non-RIAs):

    What the fiduciary rule means for your business–across retirement plans and rollovers.

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    Moderator
    James F. Marshall, President,  Spectrum Investment Advisors, Inc.

    Panelists
    John Moody, President,  Matrix Financial Solutions
    David C. Kaleda, Principal,  Groom Law Group, Chartered
    Irene Scalfani, Managing Director-Firm Relations,  Principal

    Session 3
    Income Options in Retirement:

    How annuities, laddered bonds, dividend-paying funds and systematic investment withdrawals can equip retirees with guaranteed income in retirement. Understand the various retirement income options and get a product-by-product explanation of available solutions.

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    Moderator
    Bruce G. Lanser, Senior Retirement Plan Consultant,  UBS Institutional Consulting

    Panelists
    Glenn Dial, Head of US Retirement Strategy,  Allianz Global Investors
    Timothy J. Pitney, Senior Director, Institutional Investment Strategist,  TIAA
    Donald Stone, Director, DC Strategy and Product Development & Senior Consultant,  Pavilion Advisory Group

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    Lunch

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    Financial Stress Survey Result
    For our third year, we will provide an overview of our annual Financial Stress Survey results. The survey results will serve as a backdrop to introduce some new next generation plan design features geared toward participant financial wellness.

    PRESENTER:
    Patrick Murphy, President, John Hancock Retirement Plan Services
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    Workshop 1 (sponsored by American Funds)
    Is Passive Truly the Safer Fiduciary Choice for Target Date Funds?
    Fiduciaries sometimes view passive strategies as “safer” choices out of concern over fees. While fees are important, what ultimately matters are retirement outcomes for participants. This presentation discusses how passive management may not provide inherent fiduciary protection, and how active management may lead to better participant outcomes.
    Presenter:
    John Doyle, Senior Vice President, Defined Contribution, American Funds
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    Workshop 2(sponsored by Franklin Templeton Investments)
    Refocusing Perspectives on Plan Participants: Transition into Retirement
    There’s a lot more to feel good about the state of U.S. retirement than we might expect—it’s simply a matter of perspective. As an industry, we have chosen a narrow focus on supporting accumulation (and perhaps rightfully so). However, as our focal point shifts to achieving better overall retirement outcomes, it makes sense to consider easy, inexpensive and effective solutions to help participants transition into retirement. This session will focus on allowing more flexible plan withdrawals, careful examination of Social Security benefit filing strategies and evaluation of flexible post-retirement investment solutions that preserve participant choice.
    Presenter:
    Kevin Murphy,Vice President – Senior DCIO Specialist, Franklin Templeton Investments
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    Workshop 3(sponsored by TIAA Global Asset Management – Nuveen)
    Partner to Prosper: Ideas for Growing Your Practice through Effective Partnering
    Sales are about making connections, though not just with employers. Expanding your business by partnering with other advisors or building an alliance with local professionals, such as CPAs or benefits specialists, can yield immeasurable rewards. However, the failure rate can be high for those who dive into such opportunities in an unstructured way. Don’t allow yourself to get caught in the partnership pitfalls.
    Moderator: Anders Smith, SVP, TIAA Global Asset Management – Nuveen
    Panelists:
    Sam Valeo, Corporate Retirement Director, Morgan Stanley
    Matthew Asher, National Account Specialist, One America
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    Session 1
    Technology – Practical Solutions and Usage:

    Hear about the ways in which retirement plan advisers are using technology to improve their practices and client engagement.

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    Moderator
    James F. Sampson, Managing Principal,  Cornerstone Retirement Advisors, LLC

    Panelists
    Peter Kapinos, Vice President, Head of Client Engagement,  Empower Retirement
    Steven Glasgow, Senior Vice President / Financial Advisor ,  Avondale Partners

    Session 2
    Defined Benefit Plans:

    It can be tempting to write off defined benefit plans as a dying form of retirement benefit. But skilled advisers already know of the thirst of remaining corporate pensions for guidance on how to boost investment performance, reduce costs, plan for a risk transfer and other recurring and one-time tasks. Do you have what it takes to serve DBs?

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    Moderator
    Rodger Metzger, President and Chief Investment Officer,  Hooker & Holcombe Investment Advisors, Inc.

    Panelists
    Jay T. Slusher, Vice President, External Advisor Consultant,  PIMCO
    Cathy Berg, Vice President, Practice Leader – Defined Benefit,  Transamerica Retirement Solutions, LLC

    Session 3
    Inside America’s savings plans (sponsored by Ascensus)

    We’re living longer and doing more than we’re ever done before. In today’s fast-paced world, what are most Americans saving for? The Ascensus trends report reveals interesting information from 7 million savers across retirement, health savings, and college savings plans.

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    Panelists
    Arijit Banerjee, Director, Marketing & Communications,  Ascensus
    Ted Samsel, Vice President, Relationship Management – Key Accounts,  Ascensus

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    Coffee Break sponsored by Hartford Funds
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    Session 1
    Lessons Learned from Litigation:

    From investment policy statements to rigorous documentation, retirement plan advisers have a range of tools and practices to ensure they run a compliant plan. Recent retirement plan lawsuits about investments, fees, administration and conflicts of interest create a vibrant curriculum of warnings for advisers to heed.

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    Moderator
    L. Rita Fiumara, Senior Vice President – Investments, Senior Retirement Plan Consultant,  UBS Institutional Retirement Group

    Panelists
    Christine Cushman, Director Advanced Consulting Group,  Nationwide Retirement Plans
    Alison Douglas, Partner,  Goodwin Procter LLP
    Doug Hinson, Partner and Lead ERISA Litigation Group,  Alston & Bird LLP

    Session 2
    Refining the Fund Lineup Amid a New Normal:

    A core tenant of many advisers’ value proposition is to gird plan assets from poor decision making in tough markets—both by educating participants and building the right options into the lineup to match their risk tolerance and return needs. Hear the latest provider insights on building custom target-date funds, blending the best of active and passive, and getting the best pricing possible from skilled institutional money managers.

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    Moderator
    Jeffrey S. Kowalczyk, Investment Consultant,  Lowery Asset Consulting

    Panelists
    Tim McCabe, Sr. Vice President and National Sales Director, Retirement,  Stadion Money Management
    Ryan Mullen, Senior Managing Director, National Sales,  MFS Fund Distributors, Inc.
    Clint Barker, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy and National Accounts, Retirement Investment Solutions ,  Prudential Investments LLC

    Session 3
    HSAs and DC Health Care:

    Few investors grasp the powerful, “triple-tax advantaged” savings potential of health savings accounts, known as HSAs. But given the fact that a couple retiring at age 65 today will need nearly $300,000 to cover their health care costs in retirement, plan advisers should be pushing hard for wider use of HSAs. We’ll show you how.

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    Moderator
    Chad J. Wilson, Investment Director, Co-Founder,  HighTower Fiduciary Plan Advisors

    Panelists
    Dan Steele, SVP – Head of Retirement Field Distribution,  BNY Mellon Retirement
    Chad Metzger, Regional Vice President, DCIO Mutual Fund Sales,  Nationwide Funds
    Christopher Auda , Senior Director, Marketing and Strategy,  ADP Retirement Services

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    Session 1
    Employee Education and Financial Wellness:

    It’s safe to say that holistic financial wellness is one of the employee benefit industry’s next great frontiers. Learn about the latest and greatest ways plans are delivering advice about all aspects of budgeting, income planning and spending. Just as important, we’ll talk about how to get paid for advice given.

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    Moderator
    Rich Eagar, Senior Adviser & Co-CIO,  Ascende Wealth Advisers, Inc.

    Panelists
    Christen L. Marsenison, Chief Strategy & Development Officer,  Envisage Information Systems
    Patrick Delaney, Vice President,  T. Rowe Price
    Robin Green, Vice President and Head of Research,  Ann Schleck & Co. Brought to you by Hartford Funds

    Session 2
    Working with TPAs:

    Retirement specialist advisers are increasingly being called upon to help plan sponsor clients find, investigate and ultimately choose a third-party administrator to assist in various plan reporting and communication requirements. We’ll review helpful tips and strategies for judging, picking and eventually working with the client’s current or new TPA.

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    Moderator
    Todd Hughes, Director of ERISA and Vendor Services,  Pension Consultants Inc.

    Panelists
    Eileen Greenspan, Senior Vice President, Retirement Plan Advisory Services,  Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group
    Jason Johnson, Senior Vice President-Wealth Management Retirement Plan Consultant,  UBS Financial Services, Inc.
    Keith J. Gredys, JD, Chairman and CEO,  Kidder Benefits Consultants

    Session 3
    Leveraging Provider Resources and Relationships:

    Recordkeepers and investment managers have many value added pieces of research, tools and services that advisers can get access to. What are the best ways to integrate these into your practice?

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    Moderator
    Rebecca Moore, Managing Editor,  PLANSPONSOR.com

    Panelists
    Ron Cohen, National Sales Manager Defined Contribution,  Wells Fargo
    Kathleen Roche, Vice President, Retirement Consulting Services,  Commonwealth Financial Network
    Tim Seifert, Vice President, National Sales Manager,  Lincoln Financial Group

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    Cocktail Reception (Exhibit Hall)
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    Late Night Lounge Sponsored by Prudential  
    (Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen)

Wednesday, September 14

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    Breakfast  (sponsored by TIAA)
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    Opening Remarks – Alison Cooke Mintzer, Editor-in-Chief, PLANADVISER
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    Presidential Politics:
    What the election may mean for employee retirement plans and benefits.
    Presenter:
    Bruce L. Ashton, Partner, Drinker Biddle 
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    KEYNOTE (sponsored by Prudential)
    Change is Constant, Velocity is Not: How Disruption is Impacting the Financial Wellness Conversation
    Financial wellness programs are at the forefront of your clients’ benefit strategies, but the industry lacks a common definition and formula for implementation. In order to drive tangible results for your clients, we must first understand how disruption is shaping the world of financial services as we know it. Mike Domingos, National Corporate Markets Strategy and Distribution for Prudential Retirement, will share compelling market trends that are changing the conversation about financial wellness. 
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    Coffee Break sponsored by Hartford Funds
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    Session
    Value Propositions of Home Offices

    The world of home office continues to change and in light of the fiduciary rule, is poised to change more. Hear what is driving decisions from leaders across the spectrum.

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    Moderator
    Alison Cooke Mintzer, Editor-in-Chief,  PLANADVISER

    Panelists
    Jason Benham, Director, Retirement Services,  Independent Financial Group, LLC
    Jillian White, Sr. Manager, Retirement Plan Solutions,  Cetera Financial Group
    Jimmy Owen, Managing Partner,  GRP Advisor Alliance

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    Session
    Next Generation Plan Design:

    What successful advisers are doing to get plan sponsors thinking beyond auto enroll, auto increase and re-enrollment.

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    Moderator
    John Manganaro, Deputy Editor,  PLANADVISER

    Panelists
    Brian A. Catanella, Institutional Consultant, Senior Retirement Plan Consultant,  UBS Institutional Consulting Group

  8. To-Go-Lunch

Sponsorship Information

Katie Bacon | 203-595-3184 |

General Information

Carol Popkins | 203-461-0985 |