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4th ETFs & Indexing Assembly Dpt


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4th ETFs & Indexing Assembly Dpt

  1. 1. Register by 10/24/08 and Save $1,000 Proudly presents the 4th Annual: ETFs AND INDEXING TM ASSEMBLY Tracking ETF Strategies to Navigate Market Turmoil January 28-29, 2009 | New York, NY Highlights of the program include: Implementing trading strategies for bear and volatile markets • Examining the latest sector and industry ETFs to hit the market • Weighing fundamental indexing against market cap and other methods • Assessing how to replicate alternative investments strategies with ETFs • Using ETFs in ERISA-based accounts • Hear from Participating Organizations such as: AltaVista Research Oppenheimer & Co. Appel Asset Management Corp. Hennion & Walsh Asset Morgan Stanley Fox Hall Capital Management Avatar Associates Ladenburg Thalmann Picket Fence Financial Efficient Market Advisors ScotiaMcLeod PUR Investing Inc. Janney Montgomery Scott ETF Associates RBC Wealth Management Penn Financial Group Harmony Asset Management Lakeview Asset Management The Beta Brief Chapin Hill Advisors Sponsor: Media Partners: Register Today! Call Dhaval: 416.597.4754 or e-mail:
  2. 2. Finance IQ’s 4th ETF & Indexing Assembly will examine pressing issues from trading techniques using exchange traded funds in volatile and bear markets to exploring the latest sector and industry funds to incorporating ETFs in retirement accounts. Advisors, portfolio managers, and others have been summoned from some of the largest and innovative firms in North America to share insight of successful investing in ETFs CONFERENCE DAY ONE Wednesday January 28, 2009 Registration and Coffee Assessing Principals of Index Construction 8:00 2:00 Using methodologies behind new weighting techniques • Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 9:15 Weighing the pros and cons of weighting schemes, such as • market cap, total dividend, fundamental, equal weighting, Investing and Trading Strategies for Volatile 9:30 and collared and Bear Markets • Looking at the common criteria used to set up an index Using ETF puts, calls, and options to mitigate risk • Conducting periodic reviews for updating index constituents • Cost impact in volatile and downward market – what impacts an index’s holdings? • • Utilizing creation baskets and creation units for arb Kathy Boyle, CFP, President, Chapin Hill Advisors opportunities Weighing Fundamental Indexing against • Determining if inverse ETFs will perform well in down markets 2:45 Market Cap and other Methods Moderator: Kris Rollenhagen, Executive Director, Closed End & Exchange Traded Index Funds, Oppenheimer & Co Assessing fundamental indexers’ “independence • Marvin Appel, CEO, Appel Asset Management Corp. assumption” of fair value Scott Rothbort, Founder & President, Lakeview Asset • Developing a value bias for fundamental weighting Management • Examining the pros and cons vs. market cap indexes Nicholas G. Penna, Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Rampart • Strategies of combining fundamental and market-cap Investment Management weights that produce exceptional results Preet Banerjee, Senior Vice President, Pro-Financial Asset Active vs. Passive ETF Management 10:15 Management Determining how actively managed ETFs will communicate Sean O’Hara, President, RevenueShares • changes in its portfolio throughout the trading day Networking Break • Judging when a fund would need to announce its trades 3:30 • Assessing cost implications Developing an Approach to ETF Investment • Discussing if the down market will trigger investors’ interests 4:00 Analysis in active ETFs • Examining if active managers are better prepared to protect as Proliferating choices and competing claims • compared to passive funds Uses and limitations of traditional, performance-based • Moderator: Richard Kang, Editor, The Beta Brief analysis Paul Mazzilli, Director, ETF Research, Morgan Stanley • Utilizing an alternative approach to analyzing ETFs • Assessing what resources are available to help investors and Networking Break 11:00 their advisors? • Discussing if the market has moved too far away from the Discovering the Latest Sector and Industry 11:30 simple ETF ETFs • Detecting structural deficiencies Measuring the success of the latest ETFs in commodities, Michael Krause, President, AltaVista Research, LLC • natural resources, and hard assets Joseph Witthohn, CFA, Director of ETF Research, Janney • Examining “all-world” exchange traded funds Montomery Scott LLC • Inspecting inverse, leveraged, and inverse-leveraged funds Reception • Looking at the structure and upside of fund of ETFs 4:45 Matthew McCall, President, Penn Financial Group, LLC Lloyd Raines, First Vice President, RBC Wealth Management Kathy Boyle, CFPTM, President, Chapin Hill Advisors Inc. Networking Luncheon 12:15 Exploring Frontier Market ETFs Special Thanks to Our Expert 1:15 Accessing Middle Eastern equity markets • Advisory Board: • Evaluating risks and returns from hot regions, such as MENA, BRIC, Pacific Rim, etc. Richard Kang, Editor, The Beta Brief • Looking at the risks of single-country ETFs Moderator: Lloyd Raines, First Vice President, RBC Wealth Lloyd Raines, First Vice President, RBC Wealth Management Management Michael Krause, President, AltaVista Research, LLC David Dziekanski, Head of ETF Research, Ladenburg Thalmann Richard Kang, Editor, The Beta Brief 2 Register Today! Call Dhaval: 416.597.4754 or e-mail:
  3. 3. CONFERENCE DAY TWO Thursday January 29, 2009 Registration and Coffee Networking Break 8:00 10:30 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks Principals of Integrating ETFs into Investment 8:45 11:00 Portfolios Replicating Alternative Investment Strategies 9:00 Matching an investor’s risk tolerance, liquidity, sophistication, and • with ETFs capital deployment with the appropriate ETF and index structure Mastering portable alpha strategies and absolute returns • Structuring and executing trades through secondary service • Examining the constituents and weightings of an index that providers • track alternative investments • Implications of fund rebalancing on investment portfolios • Investing trends in commodities and currencies Mark Yamada, President & CEO, PUR Investing Inc. Dave Morton, President & Co-Chief Investment Officer, Fox Matthew Forester, Chief Investment Officer, ETF Associates Hall Capital Implementing ETFs into ERISA-Based Accounts Alex Gurvich, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, 11:45 The Rockledge Group Assimilating exchange-traded-funds into 401(K), IRA, etc. • platforms Developing New Commodities Indexes and 9:45 • Turning ETFs into viable long-term investment instruments Investment Strategies • Gauging the success of target-date funds Using momentum-based long/short approach to ETC investing • Developing a strategy to make ETFs appealing to retail • Incorporating the fundamentals of spot, futures, and storage investors as a retirement investment option • market activity when comparing commodity ETFs Herb Morgan, CIO, Efficient Market Advisors LLC • Assessing differences in constituents and weighting schemes Kevin Mahn, Chief Investment Officer, Hennion & Walsh and rebalancing rules Asset Management • Developing commodity indexes that are consistent with the Alan Rosenfield, Managing Director, Harmony Asset underlying economics of commodities futures market Management LLC Ted Theodore, CFA, Chairman & Chief Investment Officer, End of Conference Avatar Associates 12:30 WORKSHOP: Tax Implications of ETF Investing 1:30 – 4:30 As an advisor, you can enhance after-tax rates of return by delaying the What we will cover: taxation of appreciated assets. This workshop will outline the inherent tax • Various tax advantages enjoyed by ETFs advantages of ETFs, while highlighting various strategies you can employ • How the creation/redemption process facilitates tax-efficiency to lower your clients’ tax bills.. • Tax treatment of different ETF structures • Practical strategies you can employ within your firm How you will benefit: • Understand the tax treatment of these innovative investment vehicles Workshop Leaders: • Gain insight into a number of strategies that focus on increasing your TBA clients’ after-tax rate of return • Develop a competitive advantage over your peers Who You Will Meet and Who Will Attend: About Our Sponsor RevenueShares™ Investor Financial Advisors Heads of Closed-End Funds • • Services, a division of Pacer Chief Investment Officers Heads of Investor Solutions Financial, Inc. provides • • innovative benchmark driven Exchange Traded Funds to the Managing Directors Portfolio Managers • • institutional and retail investor. Our patent-pending investment Heads of ETF Research Chairman of Indexing • • methodology ranks known benchmarks (S&P 500®) by company CEOs/Presidents Sales and Marketing Managers • • revenue instead of market capitalization. S&P® maintains the index Attorneys • calculations and conducts the backtesting and rebalancing. Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities Sponsorships and Exhibits are excellent opportunities for your company to showcase its products and services to high-level, targeted decision makers attending the 4th ETF & Indexing Assembly. Finance IQ helps companies like yours achieve sales, marketing and branding objectives by setting aside a limited number of event sponsorships and exhibit spaces – all of which are custom-tailored to help your company create a platform to maximize its exposure at the event. Visit us on the Web to see what other exciting and information-packed conferences are being offered by the International Quality and Productivity Center. To find out more about upcoming events, contact Mario Matulich at 866-232-8660 or via email at 3 Register Today! Call Dhaval: 416.597.4754 or e-mail:
  4. 4. Proudly presents the 4th Annual: ETFs AND INDEXING TM TM ASSEMBLY Tracking ETF Strategies to Navigate Market Turmoil REGISTRATION CARD (Email this form to or fax to 646-378-6025) YES! Please register me for ❑ Conference Only ❑ Conference & Workshop A ❑ Workshop A only Name _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Job Title _________________________________________________ Organization_________________________________________ Approving Manager_____________________________ _______________________________________________________________ Address _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ City________________________________________State__________________________________________Zip_________________ Phone______________________________________E-mail_____________________________________________________________ ❑ Please keep me informed via email about this and other related events. ❑ Check enclosed for $_________ (Payable to IQPC) ❑ Charge my ❑ Amex ❑ Visa ❑Mastercard ❑ Diners Club Card #_______________________________Exp. Date___/___ ❑ I cannot attend, but please keep me informed of all future events. Book and Book and Book and Book and Book and Book and PRICING Pay by Pay by Pay by Pay by Pay by Pay after 10/24/2008 11/7/2008 11/21/2008 12/5/2008 1/2/2009 1/2/2009 Standard Pricing Save $1000 Save $800 Save $600 Save $400 Save $200 Conference Only $1,499 $1,699 $1,899 $2,099 $2,299 $2,499 Conference Save $1000 Save $800 Save $600 Save $400 Save $200 + Workshop $2,048 $2,248 $2,448 $2,648 $2,848 $3,048 Workshop Only $549 $549 $549 $549 $549 $549 Note: Any registrations not accompanied by immediate payment will be subject to a $99 service charge. Please note that multiple discounts cannot be combined. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE IN U.S. DOLLARS TO: IQPC Details for making payment via EFT or wire transfer: * CT residents or people employed in the state of CT must add JPMorgan Chase 6% sales tax. Penton Learning Systems LLC dba IQPC: 957-097239 ABA/Routing #: 021000021 Please note: Reference: Please include the name of the attendee(s) and the event number: 11243.004 All 'Early Bird' discounts must require payment at time of • registration and before the cut-off date in order to receive any Payment Policy: Payment is due in full at the time of registration and includes lunches, refreshment and discount. detailed conference materials. Your registration will not be confirmed until payment is received and may be Any discounts offered whether by IQPC (including team subject to cancellation. For IQPC’s Cancellation, Postponement and Substitution Policy, please visit • discounts) must also require payment at the time of registration. All discount offers cannot be combined with any other offer. • Venue Information: TEAM DISCOUNTS TBD For information on team discounts, please contact IQPC Customer New York, NY Service at 1-800-882-8684. Only one discount may be applied per registrant. Special Dietary Needs: If you have a dietary restriction, please contact Dhaval Thakur ta 416.597.4754 to discuss your specific needs. Special Discounts Available: A limited number of discounts are available for the non-profit sector, government organizations and ©2008 IQPC. All Rights Reserved. The format, design, content and arrangement of this brochure constitute academia. For more information, please contact Dhaval Thakur a trademark of IQPC. Unauthorized reproduction will be actionable under the Lanham Act and common at 416.597.4754. law principles.