Event Detail

Navigating the Evolving World of ETFs (Limited Space) (Ended)

Portfolio Construction for Today's Investment Markets

Date, Time, and Location:
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
2:30 pm
Metropolitan Club, 233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL  60606   (Driving Directions)

ETF Primer Presenter:
Michael Iachini, CFA, CFP - Managing Director of ETF Research, Charles Schwab Investment Advisory

Paul Ingersoll – President & Co-Portfolio Manager, Good Harbor
Dodd Kittsley, CFA - Director, Global Head of ETP Research, BlackRock
Ed McRedmond – ETF Business Development Director, PowerShares
Rob Stein – President & Managing Director, Astor Asset Management
Dan Waldron – SVP & ETF Strategist, AlphDEX (First Trust)

Ben Johnson - Director of Passive Fund Research, Morningstar

Date, Time, and Location:
Tues., April 30, 2013
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Metropolitan Club (Willis Tower), 233 S. Wacker Drive, 66th Floor, Chicago, IL

Program Description:
There is no denying the growing popularity of ETFs. Assets for all U.S. listed ETFs exceed $1.4 trillion today and grew at a 27% clip in 2012 over the prior year.

What opportunities are available for portfolio construction with ETFs and what are the pitfalls and benefits? How are active portfolio managers using ETFs to express their views in today's investment markets? Where can you find income producing ETFs? In the current uncertain environment, how can you use ETFs to manage risk? Please join us as our panel of expert ETF providers and investors address these questions and more.

You will learn about strategies for including ETFs in a portfolio and trading ETFs as well as the role of ETFs in lowering fees and taxes. An ETF primer session will precede our panel discussion for those who are newer to the ETF world.

Members - $45
Non-Members - $55
Student-Members - $20
(payable by cash, check, credit card or function ticket)*

CFA Institute Qualified Activity: Eligible for 2.75 credit hours

Attire: Business Casual

Menu: Refreshments and light appetizers

Register online below.

2:30-3:00 pm: Registration & Networking
3:00-3:45 pm: ETF Primer
3:45-4:00 pm: Break
4:00-6:00 pm: Panel Discussion w/ Q&A; How to Invest with ETFs
6:00-6:30 pm: Informal Networking

Hosted by: Education Advisory Group

ETF Primer Presenter:
Michael Iachini Michael Iachini, CFA, CFP , is the Managing Director of ETF Research for Charles Schwab Investment Advisory. His work can be found in ETF articles for Schwab investors and in the Schwab ETF Select List. Iachini also contributes to the management of Schwab Managed Portfolios and Schwab's research into mutual funds and separately managed accounts, with a background in quantitative analysis. Prior to joining Schwab in 2004, Iachini was a domestic equities analyst for the State Board of Administration of Florida. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in international affairs and Master of Science degree in economics from Florida State University. He holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Financial Planner designations. Charles Schwab Investment Advisory, Inc., is an affiliate of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.



Paul Ingersoll Paul Ingersoll is Chief Executive Officer and a senior portfolio manager of Good Harbor Financial LLC. Ingersoll’s responsibilities include strategic and operational leadership of the firm along with model development, portfolio management, and trading. Prior to co-founding Good Harbor Financial, he served as senior finance officer in the portfolio companies of several private equity firms. Previous to that, Ingersoll was co-founder of National Equipment Services, Inc. – a business services company which grew from a start-up to over $700 million in revenue and a successful IPO in 1998. Ingersoll began his career in corporate finance at Bramble Industries, Ltd. as an M&A analyst. Ingersoll received his MBA with Honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA in Economics and French from The University of Michigan. Good Harbor Financial, LLC is an investment advisory firm, based in Chicago, Illinois, focused on tactical investment strategies. The firm manages $4.8 billion in global equity and fixed income securities (3/2013). Good Harbor focuses its efforts on the management of alternative, tactical and flexible-mandate investment solutions for institutions, family offices, and financial advisors.


Dodd Kittsley Dodd Kittsley, CFA, Director, is Global Head of ETP Research for BlackRock. BlackRock's ETP research team provides insights and perspectives on the global ETP marketplace delivered through the monthly ETP Landscape and other regular and customized research. Kittsley was previously Head of Due Diligence for iShares, a global provider of ETPs. Kittsley's service with the firm dates back to 2007, including his years at Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he was responsible for providing customized portfolio solutions and product analytics to financial intermediaries. Kittsley was a Director of Sales Strategy at BGI, leading a team that created and delivered ETP product and industry related insights. Prior to joining BlackRock, Kittsley held research and fund due diligence positions at State Street Global Advisors and Morgan Stanley. He has published extensively and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and in the media. Kittsley earned a B.A. degree from the Hamilton College and a Masters degree from University of Houston. He holds various U.S. securities licenses. He received the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of CFA Institute.


Rob Stein Rob Stein began his career in 1983 as a project analyst for the Federal Reserve, under the chairmanship of Paul Volcker. From there, he went on to hold senior trading or portfolio management positions with Bank of America New York, Harris Bank Chicago and Bank of America Chicago. Beginning in 1991, Stein also served as the Managing Director of Proprietary Trading for Barclay's Bank PLC New York. Returning to Chicago in 1994, he formed Astor Financial, Inc., an investment and brokerage firm. Stein later formed Astor Asset Management, L.L.C, formerly a division of Astor Financial, which became a registered investment advisory firm with the SEC in 2001. Stein is the author of three books, including The Bull Inside the Bear: Finding New Investment Opportunities in Today's Fast-Changing Financial Markets (John Wiley & Sons, 2009). He is regularly featured in print and broadcast media such as the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Investor's Business Daily, ABC, FOX News, Bloomberg and CNBC. Stein graduated from the University of Michigan.


Dan Waldron Dan Waldron is Senior Vice President, ETF Strategist for First Trust. Waldron began his career with Kemper Financial and Kemper Securities and has over 24 years of experience in the industry, having worked extensively with most aspects of investment company product development and marketing. Before joining First Trust, Waldron held an Executive Director position with Scudder Investments, a Deutsche Asset Management company, where he was the Director of the Investment Products Group responsible for product research, development and management of all open-end, closed-end, offshore, and variable insurance funds. Previously Waldron held positions with Van Kampen Investments, a Morgan Stanley Investment Management company, where he served as Director of Fund Marketing, Director of Business Development, and Director of UIT Product and Marketing, and also as Vice President with Fidelity Capital Markets in Boston, Massachusetts where he was responsible for launching and managing Fidelity’s UIT business.


Ed McRedmond Ed McRedmond is the Senior Vice President, Portfolio Strategies at Invesco PowerShares Capital Management. At Invesco PowerShares, McRedmond seeks to increase the awareness and usage of PowerShares ETFs within the various distribution channels, with a focus on working with analysts, due diligence groups and portfolio managers using ETFs in various investment strategies. Additionally, McRedmond services the institutional and international channels for PowerShares’ US-listed ETFs. He joined PowerShares in 2005 from A.G. Edwards, where he was Associate Vice President and a member of the Allocation Advisors Investment Committee. While at A.G. Edwards, McRedmond also served as senior analyst covering exchange-traded funds and closed-end funds and was a part of the team that launched and managed A.G. Edwards' discretionary ETF-wrap portfolios. McRedmond was also a member of the St. Louis Financial Analysts Society. Prior to joining A.G. Edwards, McRedmond began his career at Charles Schwab where he was a founding member and supervisor of the Schwab 500 Active Trader group. McRedmond has been quoted in numerous publications such as Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes, Institutional Investor, The NY Times and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine. In 2012 McRedmond received an ETP Icon of the Industry Award at the 8th Annual Global ETF Awards. In 2009 and 2008 he received the award for Contribution to the ETF Sector at the Capital Link Closed-End Funds and Global ETF Awards Conference and was also an Honorable Mention recipient in 2007.

*Special Notes Regarding Fees:
Regular and Affiliate Members may apply function tickets as payment for non-member and/or students member. Credit card is required to guarantee ALL reservations. Day-of-event registrations accepted on-site only if applicable and space available. There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, April 25.

Passport Program
Members of any CFA society may attend at the CFA Chicago member rate. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the society member rate.

CFA Institute CE Qualified Activity
This program qualifies for credit under the guidelines for the CFA Institute Professional Development Program.

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