investments and wealth strategy forum conference in new york city

Investments & Wealth Strategy Forum 2023 -
New York City

Strategies for Advanced Practitioners

November 28-30, 2023 

Enhance your clients' satisfaction and advance your career with the latest  
investment and wealth strategies.


The most successful HNW financial advisors know there’s more to client satisfaction than portfolio construction. You need the expertise and strategies to help them grow, steward and preserve their wealth.

Join us at our annual Strategy Forum, where successful investment and wealth practitioners converge alongside esteemed industry speakers, giving you the strategies to differentiate yourself from the sea of other financial advisors.

Our agenda is designed by your CIMA®, CPWA®, RMA® and CFP® peers to provide you the competitive edge you need in today's dynamic market.

Conference Objectives

Learn innovative strategies and fresh perspectives for your financial advisory practice that you can implement today across the three phases of your clients’ wealth management lifecycle.

Focus Areas

  • Learn advanced tax planning strategies for non-liquid investment options
  • Identify emerging trends in the traditional and alternative investments landscape
  • Discover holistic planning approaches for high-net-worth client
  • Uncover strategies for incorporating alternative investments into your clients’ portfolios
  • Explore new ideas for asset allocation & portfolio construction during decumulation
  • Discover advanced estate planning strategies
  • Gain best practices for gifting and trust usage
  • Learn new approaches to overcome client biases
  • Discover the most tax-efficient ways to transfer assets to the next generation
  • Gain fresh perspectives on how to introduce wealth transfer and engage the next generation
  • Learn effective basis planning
  • Identify how best to use insurance in your clients’ wealth management plans

Each FOCUS area uses a unique F.A.N. Programming Approach

Foundational plenary session presentation by leading-edge academia and thought leaders​

Application breakout sessions on investment, retirement, wealth and behavioral finance topics​

Nexus plenary session panel discussion to further the insights, close out the focus area and cultivate networking

Who Should Attend

Seasoned practitioners that want to remain competitive and stay at the forefront of the industry:

  • CIMA®, CPWA®, RMA® and other accredited designations
  • Advanced investment consulting and wealth management professionals
  • Advanced financial planners, retirement advisors, and private wealth advisors



Average attendee AUM



Exceptional advisors in attendance



Wealth, investment and retirement speakers

 Conference Agenda

1:00–6:00 p.m.
Registration/Information Desk Open 

2:00–3:40 p.m.
Pre-Conference Worshop (2 CE)

Data-Driven Strategies for Enhancing Client and Portfolio OutcomesMaddi Dessner, CFA®, Director of Asset Class Services, Capital Group; Leah Ryan, Vice President, Advisor Practice Management, Capital Group

4:00–6:00 p.m.
Women in Wealth Program and Reception (1.5 CE)

Empowering Women Investors: Helping Them Grow, Steward and Preserve their Wealth

Moderator: April Ferrell, CIMA®, Managing Director of Business Development, Executive Director of the Investments & Wealth Foundation, Investments & Wealth Institute

Panelists: Maddi Dessner, CFA®, Director of Asset Class Services, Capital Group; Laura Gregg, Director of Practice Management and Advisor Research, Host of The Flexible Advisor podcast, FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds; Amanda Jacobi, Vice President, Northeast Divisional Manager, American Century Investments

7:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Registration/Information Desk Open  

7:00–8:00 a.m. 
Breakfast with Partners and Sponsors

8:00–9:00 a.m. 
Keynote (1 CE)

Breakthrough Innovation: Supercharging Creativity and Problem Solving - Shane Snow, Entrepreneur, Journalist, Author, Co-Founder, Contently

9:00–10:00 a.m.
Growing Wealth Focus - Kickoff (1 CE)

The Promises & Perils of Private Markets - Chris Geczy, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Finance, Academic Director, Wharton Wealth Management Initiative, Academic Director, Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center

10:00–10:20 a.m.
Break with Partners and Sponsors

10:20–11:10 a.m.
Growing Wealth Focus - Breakout Sessions (1 CE each)

Finding Opportunity Beyond the Cycle: A Guide to the Markets - Gabriela Santos, Managing Director, Global Marketing Strategist, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Saving Alpha: Tax and Estate Planning Considerations for Alternative Investments (1 Tax & Regulations CE) - Brad Dillon, Partner, Tax & Estate Strategy, Andreessen Horowitz

Fostering Smart Wealth Decisions: Helping Clients Overcome Biases - Suzanne B. Shu, John S. Dyson Professor, Cornell University

Unretirement: How Baby Boomers are Transforming the World of Work to Embrace the Good Life - Kerry Hannon, Workplace futurist, author, senior columnist

11:10–11:30 a.m.
Break with Partners and Sponsors

11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Growing Wealth Focus - Panel Discussion (0.5 CE)

Moderator: April Ferrell, CIMA®, Managing Director of Business Development, Executive Director of the Investments & Wealth Foundation, Investments & Wealth Institute

Panelists: Brian Kersmanc, Portfolio Manager, GQG Partners; Bill Smead, Chief Investment Officer, Smead Capital Management

12:00–1:15 p.m.
Lunch with Partners and Sponsors

1:15–2:15 p.m.
Stewarding Wealth Focus - Kickoff (1 CE)

Laying the Foundation for Today’s Advisors To Be Tomorrow’s Longevity PlannersJoseph Coughlin, PhD, Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab

2:15–2:30 p.m.
Break with Partners and Sponsors

2:30–3:20 p.m.
Stewarding Wealth Focus - Breakout Sessions (1 CE each) 

Differentiating Your Practice Through Nontraditional Investments - Gregory Brousseau, Managing Director, Co-Head of Wealth Solutions, Macquarie Asset Management

You Can't Take It with You: Strategies for Wealth Enjoyment - Paige Goepfert, CPA, MST, CSEP, Managing Director, Andersen Tax LLC

The Soft Side of Retirement - Michael Finke, PhD, CFP®, Professor and Frank M. Engle Distinguished Chair of Economic Security, The American College of Financial Services

Decumulating With Goals-Based Portfolio Construction - Alex Hagmeyer, Senior Director Quantitative Research, SS&C ALPS Advisors

3:20–3:45 p.m.
Break with Partners and Sponsors

3:45–4:15 p.m.
Stewarding Wealth Focus - Panel Discussion (0.5 CE)

Moderator: Avi Sharon, PhD, Executive Vice President, Product Strategist, PIMCO

Panelists: Pete Golden, Chief Sales and Distribution Officer, Individual Retirement, Equitable; Robert Powell, RMA®, CFP®, Editor, Retirement Management Journal

4:15–5:15 p.m.
General Session (1 CE)

CIO Insights: Navigating Investment Trends and Tomorrow's Opportunities

Moderator: Tony Davidow, CIMA®, Senior Alternatives Investment Strategist, Franklin Templeton Institute

Panelists: Stephanie Link, Chief Investment Strategist, Head of Investment Solutions, Hightower Advisors; Lisa Shalett, Chief Investment Officer, Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley

5:15–6:30 p.m.
Reception with Partners and Sponsors

 7:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Registration/Information Desk Open          

7:00–8:00 a.m.
Breakfast with Partners and Sponsors

8:00–9:00 a.m.
Preserving Wealth Focus - Kickoff (1 CE)

Why Health and Wealth are Two Sides of the Same Coin - Surya P. Kolluri, Head of the TIAA Institute, a think-tank within TIAA

9:00–9:20 a.m.
Break with Partners and Sponsors

9:20–10:10 a.m.
Preserving Wealth Focus - Breakout Sessions (1 CE Each) 

3 Under-Utilized Tax Strategies That Can Help Grow Your Business (1 Tax & Regulations CE) - David Gordon, CPWA®, CFA®, Senior Vice President, Direct Indexing, Vestmark; Steve Siegel, JD, LLM, President, The Siegel Group

Unlocking the Power of Holistic Planning for High-Net-Worth ClientsBonnie Harper, CPWA®, CFP®, RICP®, CLU®, Vice President, Private Wealth Consulting, Raymond James; Liz Lindsay-Ochoa, CPWA®, JD, LLM, Private Wealth Strategist, Raymond James; Amanda Stahl, Director, Longevity Planning, Raymond James

Protecting High-Profile Clients in the Digital Age - Steve Weisman, JD, Professor, Bentley University, Editor,

Exploring Innovative Retirement Income Strategies

Moderator: Robert Powell, RMA®, CFP®, Editor, Retirement Management Journal

Panelists: LeTian Dong, RMA®, CFP®, WMCP®, RICP®, ChFC®, Chief Growth Officer, Midas Wealth; Steve Resch, Vice President, Retirement Strategies, Finance of America Reverse

10:10–10:30 a.m.
Break with Partners and Sponsors

10:30–11:00 a.m.
Preserving Wealth Focus - Panel Discussion (0.5 CE)

Moderator: Tom DiBari, CIMA®, ChSNC®, Portfolio Specialist, Chartwell Investment Partners

Panelists: Jeffrey R. Brooks, JD, Senior Wealth Strategist, Specialist Consulting Group, Janus Henderson Investors; Jeff Park, CFA®, Portfolio Manager, Head of Alpha Strategies, Bitwise Asset Management

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Keynote (1 CE)

Rebalancing Your Practice Strategy for the Coming Decade - Brian Thompson, Clinical Professor of Economics, Director of the Economics Undergraduate Program, Richard H. Driehaus College of Business, DePaul University


Registration Pricing


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Membership Benefits




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Cancellation/Transfer Policy

Requests to cancel or transfer a conference registration must be received in writing at The registration fee less a $50 cancellation/transfer fee will be refunded for requests received by November 8, 2023. A 30-percent cancellation fee will be applied for cancellations received between November 9 and November 23, 2023. The Investments & Wealth Institute is unable to provide refunds or transfer registration fees to another event after November 23, 2023, However, you will have access to all recorded sessions through December 8, 2024. You will receive an email from the Institute conference team confirming receipt of your request; if you do not receive an email with this confirmation within 24 business hours, please call 303-770-3377.


Conference Testimonials

conference attendee"So incredibly relevant and useful and keeps us 'current' on evolution in this constantly deepening field of expertise." -IWI Member
conference speaker and attendee"A very practical conference with great, useful, well-researched content, and seasoned, interesting speakers." -CPWA® Member
financial advisor audience"I will be taking back to my team the research, ideas, thoughts and strategies presented. We will use what I learned here to help our clients plan for retirement." -RMA® Member
reception pics of advisors with ce credits“AWESOME conference! I can always count on IWI to put on a terrific event.” -CIMA®& CPWA® Member
room full of advisors“I love the conference. It’s so well done and such a great representation of our industry.” -CIMA®& CPWA® Member
financial advisors listening to a speaker“Well worth the time and financial commitment.”
-CPWA® Member
conference attendee“I’ve been a member since 2005. I will continue to attend these - in person - because there is consistent value.” -CIMA® Member
financial advisors at conference 2023“I always get tremendous value from this conference. Spending time with peers is valuable and frankly elusive in many other areas.” -IWI Elite Member


Thank you to our Partners and Sponsors

Platinum Partners

Janus Henderson - IWMF AZ Macquarie SS&C


Gold Partners

Capital Group

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Presenting Sponsors




Finance of America Reverse

GQG Partners Smead Vestmark

Bronze Partner

 American Century Investments


ALM/ThinkAdvisor | Baron Funds |  Envestnet | FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds | Innovator | TIFIN Wealth

Education Partners

Chicago Booth Executive Education | Yale School of Management (CIMA and CPWA)

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