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WHAT

Join us for the second-annual Rondo - an intimate get together of APIC members to share, connect, and learn. This year's event will provide information on portfolio construction methodologies, business generation, and as usual, a plethora of best ideas. As always, APIC content is developed by APIC advisors, for APIC members. Each event is limited to 40 attendees, so you'll have the best opportunity to meet everyone, exchange ideas, and participate in lively exchange with our content leaders.

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

Midterm Election Update

Liz Varley, Columbia Threadneelde Investments

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Portfolio Construction For Today's Markets

Daniel Skelly, Lauren Ferry, A.J. Rashid III

In the midst of a bear market coupled with rising interest rates, an aggressive Fed, and unrelenting inflation, portfolio construction has never looked more daunting.  This panel of portfolio managers will discuss asset allocation and portfolio construction techniques designed for an evolving market landscape.

The Abnormal Return to Normal

Brian Nick, Nuveen

Unemployment is low, inflation is high, and seemingly everyone is miserable about the economy and financial market performance. Can central banks help engineer a post-Covid normalization in consumer behavior and price moves without steering us into a deep recession first?

The Social Network

featuring your APIC colleagues

Back by Popular Demand! Digging deep into the root of APIC’s collaborative origins, the Social Network provides a platform for information sharing, exchange of ideas, and knowledge creation. This peer-to-peer consulting session enables members to share best ideas on team development, portfolio construction, practice management and strategic partnering. Set in round table format with colleagues matched based on interest, questions will be asked to discuss strategies on today’s most pressing needs. Bring home meaningful and practical advice for your business.

The Road to Success is Always Under Construction

Michael Cooperman, Morgan Stanley

Learn how your wealth management tools can help you bring your portfolio research and construction process to life. Leverage Investment Screener to customize your research experience and Strategy Builder to construct your library of strategies for easy implementation across your Book.

SPEAKERS

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Liz Varley

Vice President, Federal Government Affairs Office

Representing Columbia Threadneedle Investments’ federal legislative and regulatory interests, Liz’s issues include taxation, retirement security, insurance, corporate governance, and human resources. Prior to joining the company in May 2014, Ms. Varley was part of New York Life from September 2010 to May 2014 as vice president in the Office of Government Affairs where she focused on legislative and regulatory issues relating to retirement income, securities, and investment management. Before joining New York Life, Ms. Varley held the position of managing director, government affairs, at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). At SIFMA, she was responsible for legislative and regulatory issues relating to retirement policy and executive compensation. Ms. Varley joined the legacy trade association, the Securities Industry Association (SIA) in 1999. Prior to joining the SIA, Ms. Varley held the position of counsel at the Senate Special Committee on Aging from February of 1995 to April of 1999. While there, she covered pension, IRAs, Social Security, and Social Security disability issues. Before going to the aging committee, Ms. Varley was a staff attorney for the Bipartisan Commission on Entitlements and Tax Reform. Ms. Varley received a bachelor of arts from the University Of Nebraska in 1990 and a juris doctorate from the University Of Nebraska College Of Law in 1993.

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Brian Nick

Chief Investment Strategist

Brian has over fifteen years of experience analyzing economic and market data and developing investment strategies for client portfolios. As Chief Investment Strategist, Brian is a member of Nuveen’s Global Investment Committee, where he works closely with the firm’s investment leaders to identify investment trends and provide insights on events driving market activity. He is also a voting member of the asset allocation committee of Nuveen’s parent company, TIAA. Previously, Brian served as Head of Tactical Asset Allocation for UBS Wealth Management Americas, and as a senior investment strategist at Barclays Wealth. He began his career in the Markets Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Brian graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Government from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in Economics from New York University, and holds the designation of Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst® (CAIA®).

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Michael Cooperman

Morgan Stanley

Michael joined Morgan Stanley’s Engagement & Adoption team in June 2018. The team is responsible for the Engagement & Adoption efforts to help drive strategic initiatives and support change management activities on new pilots/rollouts, and ongoing enhancements for investment platforms and capabilities. Michael has been instrumental in developing and launching the Advisor-Client Engagement Series (ACE), which is geared to help Advisors and Support Professionals integrate Modern Wealth Tools into their practices to create efficiency and scale. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Michael worked for eight years at Merrill Edge in Associate Readiness Design and Execution. During his tenure, he helped reimagine the investment sales and training program for Home Office Financial Solutions Advisors. He also helped drive process analysis, design and execution for Merrill Edge Advice readiness and proficiency initiatives impacting over 5,000 advisors in Home Office and Financial Center locations. Michael has also enjoyed roles as a Financial Advisor and started as an FA with Smith Barney. He holds series 7, 66, 9, and 10 licenses. Michael resides near the Jersey Shore and enjoys spending time with his wife Jill and their two sons, Benjamin and Brandon.

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Lauren Ferry

Head of Portfolio Strategy and Solutions

Lauren leads Nuveen's Portfolio Strategy and Solutions team. They are responsible for engaging clients in portfolio construction topics across public and private markets, delivering best in class asset allocation strategies and developing relevant and timely thought leadership. Lauren is a key member of Nuveen's CIO office and a contributor to Nuveen's Global Investment Committee. Prior to joining Nuveen in 2019, Lauren was a multi asset client portfolio manager for Schroders for almost a decade. While at Schroders, she developed and executed the team's strategy for the U.S. institutional and intermediary channels. Prior to Schroders, she worked in product development roles covering a diverse range of strategies at PineBridge Investments (formerly AIG Investments) and AllianceBernstein. Lauren began her career at Cambridge Associates. Lauren graduated with a B.B.A. from the College of William & Mary and an M.B.A. from the New York University Stern School of Business.

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A.J. Rashid III

Director, Product Management

A.J. Rashid is a director of product management covering strategies managed by the Global Asset Allocation and Alternative Investments Group for Columbia Threadneedle Investments. A.J.'s responsibilities include a broad suite of multi asset strategies focused on capital allocation, managed volatility, and alternative investment solutions. He joined one of the Columbia Threadneedle Investments legacy firms in 1999 as an investment specialist. In 2005, he transitioned to the role of product manager, covering small and mid cap equities and also worked with the firm’s Capital Markets Committee in developing its quarterly Capital Markets Outlook. He has been a member of the investment community since 1997. A.J. received a B.A. in Business Administration and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of St. Thomas.

WHEN

We will be repeating the content at both events, so pick the event that works best for your schedule. This event was designed to maximize your experience in the minimum amount of time. In most instances we expect participants to only spend one night away from home. There will still be plenty of time to mix and mingle with your fellow members.

EVENT 1

EVENT 2

Time
Event
MONDAY, SEPT 12
11:00AM
Registration Opens
11:30
Lunch Available
12:30PM
Session 1
1:20
Session 2
2:30
Liz Varley, Midterm Election Update
3:20
The Social Network
5:00
Cocktail Reception
Evening
Partner Dinners
TUESDAY, SEPT 13
7:00AM
Breakfast
7:30
Session 5
8:20
Session 6
9:10
BREAK
9:20
Session 7
10:10
Session 8
11:00
Boxed Lunches Available, Departures
Time
Event
TUESDAY, SEPT 13
11:00AM
Registration Opens
11:30
Lunch Available
12:30PM
Session 1
1:20
Session2
2:30
Liz Varley, Midterm Election Update
3:20
The Social Network
5:00
Cocktail Reception
Evening
Partner Dinners
WEDNESDAY, SEPT 14
7:00AM
Breakfast
7:30
Session 5
8:20
Session 6
9:10
BREAK
9:20
Session 7
10:10
Session 8
11:00AM
Boxed Lunches Available, Departures

WHERE

Intercontinental MSP Hotel

Located at the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport, the Intercontinental MSP is a 4-star, 4-diamond hotel. Attendees can walk from gate to room in as little as 10 minutes. For more information, visit www.intercontinentalmsp.com

IMPORTANT: Attendees are responsible for booking their own room for this event. APIC has secured a special group rate

FEES

APIC MEMBERS – $200

FAs who are members, or teams with a team membership, per attendee

NON MEMBERS – $400

Limited late seats may be available

The fee includes entrance to the event, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Cocktails as per the agenda. The fee does not include hotel and travel expenses such as parking, airfare, transfers, etc, or dinners.

 

Payment – You will need to provide a credit card on the secure Registration website. In addition, all attendees will be required to present a credit card upon check at the hotel for payment of the room and any incidentals.

TRAVEL

ARRIVAL TIME - We suggest arriving on a flight that lands no later than 11:30 AM on either Monday 9/12 or Tuesday 9/13. Meeting sessions officially begin at 12:30 PM.

 

DEPARTURE TIME - We suggest scheduling a flight that departs after 12:30 PM on either Tuesday 9/13 or Wednesday 9/14.

 

AIRPORT - The Intercontinental MSP is connected to the Minneapolis / St. Paul International Airport (MSP), and may be accessed directly from the concourse, with some restrictions. Learn more about how to access the hotel here: https://www.intercontinentalmsp.com/discover/tsa 

 

PARKING - The Intercontinental Hotel offers  self and valet parking. Current rates are:

  • Overnight Valet - $49.00 

  • Overnight Self - $29.00

EXPENSES & TUITION REIMBURSEMENT

All travel expenses related to the APIC Rondo (hotel, taxi, parking, etc.) are the responsibility of the individual attendee.

 

If you wish to receive reimbursement for your hotel costs, you may need to submit an eReq in advance. This applies even though you are not booking the hotel through the MS travel agency. Details on how to receive a reimbursement may be found here. You will need to log into the website in order to access the page.

Some members may be eligible for tuition reimbursement. Management pre-approval is required.

 

Details on how to receive a reimbursement may be found here. You will need to log into the website in order to access the page.

CANCELLATION POLICY

The deadline for attendees to cancel without penalty is 11:59 PM on Thursday, September 1st. After this date, the following penalties will apply:

  • REGISTRATION FEE: 100%

  • GUEST ROOMS: You have up to 48 hours prior to your arrival to cancel your hotel room. Attendees are responsbile for canceling their own hotel reservations. If you cancel with less than 48 hours notice, the hotel will charge a penalty of one night's room & tax.

Should APIC be forced to cancel this event due to a shift in firm policy or other COVID-related matters, a full refund of the registration fee will be made back to the method of payment used. APIC will automatically cancel hotel reservations in this instance and registrants will not be held liable for any hotel reservations. 

 

While APIC cannot cover airline cancellation fees, many airlines currently offer flexible rescheduling and cancellation policies for the near future. We ask our members to book travel accordingly and to subscribe to alerts from their airline to remain aware of policy changes.

EVENT HOTEL

Located at the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport, the Intercontinental MSP is a 4-star, 4-diamond hotel. Attendees can walk from gate to room in as little as 10 minutes. For more information, visit www.intercontinentalmsp.com

 

IMPORTANT: Attendees are responsible for booking their own room for this event. 

 

Special APIC Group Rate (paid by attendee): $194.00 per night, plus 14.025% tax

 

APIC is holding a block of rooms for this event at the special group rate noted above until August 16th. Follow the steps below to book your room at the Group Rate.

  1. Register for the Rondo

  2. Review your registration confirmation email - the email will contain a link to book your room directly in the APIC room block at the APIC-negotiated rate.

  3. Use the link to book your room by August 16th. 

 

Rooms Cancellation Policy:

Individual meeting attendees have up to forty-eight (48) hours prior to their scheduled arrival date to cancel their guest room reservation. Cancellation or changes of individual guest room reservations within forty-eight (48) hours prior to scheduled arrival date will result in a one night’s room and tax cancellation fee. 

 

Check-In: 3:00 PM

Check-Out: 12:00 PM

 

All guest rooms at the hotel are non-smoking.

QUESTIONS / CONTACT

Email danny@apicms.org if you have questions about the following:

  • Hotel reservations

  • Other logistical information pertaining to the Conference
     

Email seth@apicms.org if you have questions about the following:

  • Membership questions

  • Dues payment
     

Email julie@apicms.org if you have questions about the following:

  • Sponsorship opportunities

  • Partnerships