Environmental, Social and Governance investing is revolutionizing modern portfolio allocation. Today’s socially responsible investing not only highlights the values of clients but can also bring superior performance.
Bitcoin & Ethereum are among the growing list of cryptocurrencies that represent money in digital form. Unlike banks and online services, they're decentralized, with no single governing body overseeing and verifying transactions.
Disruptive technologies are changing the way new products and services are being brought to market, which is already being seen in the development of artificial intelligence and robotics. As the number of companies that focus on highly advanced computer integration grows, so does the number of targeted ETF strategies that have been designed to capture the best growth opportunities. Are you future proofing your clients’ portfolios?
Why there is no slowing down in Robotics, AI, and Automation
Identifying rapid changes and growth opportunities around the world
Applying disruptive themes in portfolios using ETFs
11:00 – 12:00pm ET
Environmental, Social and Governance investing targets investors who are guided by various principles seeking out companies that strive to do social good. Your clients and your clients’ children are making ESG a greater priority in their portfolios.
What’s driving ESG investing growth?
ESG strategies that exclude controversial companies
The biggest ESG trends and opportunities ahead in 2018
12:00 - 1:00pm ET
Online Retail vs Bricks-and-Mortar
As the decline of brick-and-mortar stores continues to make headlines, online retail growth is booming around the world. Consumer spending is now happening online more than ever before as traditional retailers continue to close stores and declare bankruptcy at a rapid rate. With the change in spending habits comes plenty of opportunity for investors who are tapped into the best investment strategies to play this ongoing trend in the market.
An analysis of consumer spending and changing buying habits
The biggest online retail opportunities in the U.S. and abroad
ETF plays that bet against brick-and-mortar stores
1:00 - 2:00pm ET
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple are among the growing list of cryptocurrencies that have received mainstream media attention during the past 12 months. As the SEC looks to regulate the cryptocurrency industry, extreme volatility has continued in the space, leaving most advisors uncertain on whether to invest or not. Hear from top industry experts on the case for crypto, the future of crypto related investment vehicles and how advisors can best educate their clients.
The SEC’s current stance on bitcoin and other cryptocurrency ETFs
What cryptocurrency allocations, if any, should you allocate in a portfolio?
Will bitcoin and cryptocurrency ETFs ever make it to market?
ROBOTICS, AI, & Automation
Head of SPDR Americas Distribution State Street Global Advisors
Director of Research ROBO Global
Chief Investment Officer and CEO ARK Invest
ESG and Impact Strategies Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Senior Managing Director, Head of Retirement Products and ETFs Nuveen
Head of Sustainable Investing OppenheimerFunds
CEO Amplify ETFs
Global Investment Strategist, Head of Investment Strategy Group ProShares
Managing Director, Co-Head of the Capital Markets & Institutional Strategy Team Direxion
Global Head of Research Bitwise Asset Management
Portfolio Manager REX Shares