ETF Trends
ETF Trends

Bringing together thousands of financial advisors in a renowned, cutting edge virtual setting, the annual ETF Trends Virtual Summit will address pressing exchange traded fund issues, opinions, and investing strategies for 2017.

On February 8, financial advisors and ETF industry insiders can easily enjoy the exchange of ideas found in a conference setting through a virtual environment through the annual online ETF Trends Virtual Summit, sponsored by OppenheimerFunds.

This innovative online forum is the ideal platform for professionals throughout the investment world to discuss their distinctive offerings, exchange ideas, and connect with peers without the burdens of cost and traveling.

The online conference will be kicked off by the annual ETF Pundits panel in the Virtual Auditorium with Ben Johnson, Director of Global ETF Research at Morningstar, Matt Hougan, CEO of Inside ETFs, and Tom Lydon, Editor and Publisher of ETF Trends. The panel will tackle important questions such as: what’s next for the ETF industry as it approaches $3 trillion in assets? And: what are the key ETF strategies that will be popular for advisors in 2017?

Followed by a keynote from Marquee sponsor OppenheimerFunds’ Sharon French, Executive Vice President, Head of Beta Solutions.

Attendees will get a chance to view other panel topics, such as How To Tackle Yield in Today’s Fixed Income Environment, Top Smart Beta Strategies for 2017 and Seizing the Alternative ETF Opportunities.

Hear from Martin Kremenstein, Managing Director and Head of ETFs at Nuveen, Fran Rodilosso, Head of Fixed Income ETF Portfolio Management at VanEck, and Eric Ervin, President & CEO of Reality Shares, on insights into potential alternative fixed-income strategies for diversification and yield generation going forward.

Arne Noack, Director of ETP Manufacturing at DeAM, Patrick O’Connor, Head of Global ETFs at Franklin Templeton Investments, and Mannik Dhillon, Head of Investment Solutions, Product and Strategy at Victory Capital, will touch on potential benefits factor-based strategies may provide for a diversified investment portfolio.

Watch Adam Patti, CEO of IndexIQ, Sylvia Jablonski, Capital Markets-Institutional Strategist, Managing Director at Direxion, and George Milling–Stanley, Head of Gold Investment Strategy at State Street Global Advisors, discuss options available to advisors for reducing portfolio risk, whether your objective is long-term diversification or short-term tactical positioning.

Advisors will also have an opportunity to connect and network with other virtual attendees and industry experts in real time through the Virtual Networking Lounge.

Financial advisors who are interested in learning more about CFP/CIMA accredited panels on the online conference can register for the February 8, 2017 ETF Trends Virtual Summit.