Wednesday, September 28
(All times are Eastern)
|12:00 – 7:30 p.m.
|1:00 – 1:20 p.m.
|Welcome and Update on IAA Policy Priorities and Advocacy
2022 has been an incredibly active year for our industry and for the IAA. IAA President and CEO Karen Barr will present highlights of the work the IAA has done and is doing – with the support and collaboration of our members – to advance the interests of fiduciary investment advisers during this very prolific year for regulators and legislators.
|1:20 – 1:50 p.m.
|Fireside Chat with SEC Chair
|1:55 – 2:40 p.m.
|View from the C-Suite
Today’s challenging times are not the first these seasoned firm leaders have confronted. They will share their insights on navigating the current market, policy, and social forces shaping our environment and their outlook for the advisory industry in that context.
|2:40 – 2:55 p.m.
|2:55 – 3:35 p.m.
|Straight Talk from Inside the Beltway
How might the elections affect investment advisers and the activity of the powerful House Financial Services Committee? What significant legislation may emerge in the next Congress? Is there hope for bridging the partisan divide in Congress? These and other issues will be addressed by an influential member of the House Financial Services Committee.
|3:40 – 4:20 p.m.
|Confronting the Retirement Savings Gap
According to recent T. Rowe Price whitepaper, Race, Retirement, and the Savings Gap, only two in five Black workers participate in a retirement plan, and more than 40% of private sector workers do not have access to any retirement plan at work. Three thought leaders in the retirement space examine the glaring racial, generational, and gender-related savings gaps in the U.S. and discuss implications for policy and practices to address them.
|4:20 – 4:35 p.m.
|4:35 – 5:20 p.m.
|Report from Washington – Crucial Insights for Advisers
What’s happening on Capitol Hill, and how might the midterm elections affect the legislative and regulatory environment? Few can claim a deeper understanding of the ins and outs of public policy and regulatory affairs, and their impact on our industry, than this panel of Washington experts. They’ll discuss current regulatory and legislative developments – including the prospect for significant retirement savings reform – that are important to the advisory community.
|5:20 – 5:30 p.m.
|Recap and Preview of Thursday
|5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy refreshments and conversation with our sponsors, while catching up with fellow attendees. Sponsored by SS&C Advent.
Thursday, September 29
(All times are Eastern)
|Advocacy Day Registration and Breakfast Buffet
|Advocacy Day Briefing
Neil Simon, IAA Vice President, Government Relations, will provide an overview of the day, covering any protocols or specific instructions for participants.
|Box Lunches to Go
|9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
|Head for the Hill!
Legislators say the voices they listen to most closely are those of their constituents – which is why member support of IAA advocacy highlighting our industry’s importance to investors, the capital markets, the economy, and their constituents is critical. We are excited that for the first time in two years we’ll be back on Capitol Hill in person for an energizing day of appointments, working to influence the debate and help shape legislation on matters that impact us.
|4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
|Post-Advocacy Day Reception
Compare stories with fellow participants over a cool drink and light fare.
|6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
|Forum Keynote Speaker Dinner: Where to Turn When the Political Climate Heats Up
Amy Walter will serve as keynote speaker during this dinner for Forum attendees. Over more than 25 years, Walter has built a reputation as an accurate, objective, and insightful political analyst with unparalleled access to campaign insiders and decision-makers.
Friday, September 30
(All times are Eastern)
|Forum Breakfast Buffet
|Peer Breakout Sessions: A Perennial Favorite!
Attendees will gather with peers from like-sized firms for a candid, in-depth discussion of the most pressing issues and challenges firm leaders are facing today, sharing best practices, and exploring potential “silver lining” opportunities presented by the current environment.
|10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
|11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
|Understanding Emerging Talent: Insights About Millennials and Gen Z
The topic of “talent management” has probably never been more relevant for our industry than it is today. Optimizing remote and hybrid work models (and all the associated elements), addressing health concerns and protocols, and managing compensation expectations are just a few of the challenges firm leaders are facing. When it comes to recent college graduates — whether millennials coming out of grad school or Gen Z entering the workforce for the first time — all of these are compounded by the daunting task of understanding a mindset that’s often markedly different from those responsible for attracting, hiring, retaining, managing, and developing this population. Bring your questions for this panel of professionals, as they share perspectives from their years of launching students into their careers.
|11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
|Conference Reflections & Closing Remarks