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9:00am - 9:10am 10 mins
Main Session
Welcome to Inside ETFs 2019
  • Presenter John Swolfs - CEO, Inside ETFs
9:10am - 9:40am 30 mins
Main Session
Opening Keynote Address: The Uncertainty Advantage—Finding Value in Tumultuous Times

Today’s market and economic pressures present investors with more questions than answers. Join Vanguard’s CIO and bond expert Greg Davis as he shares his perspective on the current fixed income environment, ETFs’ untapped potential, and opportunities to uncover hidden value in your clients’ portfolios.

  • Presenter Gregory Davis - CIO, Vanguard
9:40am - 10:30am 50 mins
Main Session
The Future of ETFs: The Business Leaders Panel

The ETF industry has turned into a dogfight, with the race to zero accelerating as each issuer offers ever-cheaper alternatives. An annual tradition, Inside ETFs gathers the goliaths of the ETF universe for a candid discussion on the future of ETFs, where the next leg of growth will come from and what areas of the industry are ripe for disruption.

10:30am - 11:00am 30 mins
Main Session
The End of the World: The Inside ETFs 2019 Debate

For more than a decade, Matt & Dave have shared their annual take on the ETF market, and the role of the advisor. This time, it’s different, as we pit the two pre-eminent ETF gurus against each other with very different visions of the future.

  • Presenter Matt Hougan - Chairman, Inside ETFs
  • Presenter Dave Nadig - Managing Director, ETF.com
11:00am - 11:30am 30 mins
Main Session
Networking Break
11:30am - 12:20pm 50 mins
Main Session
Trade Wars, Brexit & the Ocean of Debt: Global Equities Explored

The White House placed tariffs on over $500 billion of imports from China. Two and a half years later, Brexit remains a chaotic unknown. Italy is on the verge of another economic collapse. There’s more global debt now than before the financial crisis. How are investors supposed to navigate these global land mines? We’ve pulled together the smartest global thinkers we know to help survey the field.

  • Moderator Bob Pisani - “On-Air Stocks” Editor, CNBC
12:20pm - 12:40pm 20 mins
Main Session
History in the Making: A Conversation With Stacey Cunningham

For the first time in the 226 years since the Buttonwood Agreement, a woman is calling the shots at the world’s largest stock exchange. Hear Stacey Cunningham share her thoughts on the future of the global equity market.

  • Presenter Stacey Cunningham - President, NYSE Group
12:40pm - 1:50pm 70 mins
Luncheon Keynote Session: Topic TBD
2:00pm - 2:50pm 50 mins
Track A - Location: Regency 1
Everything You Need to Know: Is Now the Time for Active Equity ETFs?

Flows into active ETFs are picking up, and the products offer investors real solutions. But skeptics remain. Are regulatory issues and concerns about front-running real, or are they grounded in fear? Here from managers as well as investors who are living and breathing this fight every day.

2:00pm - 2:50pm 50 mins
Track B - Location: Regency 2
Everything You Need to Know: Commodities For The Year Ahead

Hard assets promise to be that ephemeral counter-correlated asset, that zigs when your portfolio zags. In any given year, that can make or break your portfolio. So how do you identify which commodity is poised to explode in 2019? Hear from our panel of industry insiders as they discuss the road ahead for this complex but critical asset class.

2:00pm - 2:50pm 50 mins
Track C - Location: Regency 3
Everything You Need to Know: The Thematic Crystal Ball

Don’t blink—you might miss the next hot new thematic ETF! Investors have been using niche ETFs as a source of outperformance and diversification, but how do you know the difference between a trend, and a fad? This session will help you separate signal from noise.

2:00pm - 2:50pm 50 mins
Track D - Location: Atlantic 3
Everything You Need to Know: Dividend & Income Investing

As your clients enter retirement, the need for income increases. While rate increases make traditional bonds more attractive, what’s the best approach for extracting income from the markets today? This panel looks at outcome/covered-call-type strategies, MLPs and alternatives to bonds, from dividend strategies to alternative asset classes and derivatives-based approaches.

2:00pm - 2:50pm 50 mins
Track E - Location: Atlantic 1
Everything You Need to Know: Cryptocurrency & ETFs

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies clearly poise a threat to the status quo. But the SEC continues to reject the launch of a bitcoin ETF. Why? We sit down with the industry’s leading minds to learn the pros and cons of owning cryptocurrencies, how to detect fraud, and if 2019 will finally be the year for the first U.S. cryptocurrency ETF launch.

2:00pm - 2:50pm 50 mins
Peer To Peer Track - Location: Atlantic 2
Insights on ETF Trading From the Buy Side

Stories of monster trades dominate the headlines, along with the occasional horror stories of trades gone wrong and HFT histrionics. But what if you’re neither a giant institution nor a 100-share investor? How do you ensure you’re getting the best execution, trade after trade, day after day? In this peer-to-peer session, we invite real buy-side ETF traders to share their best practices to make you a better ETF trader.

2:50pm - 3:40pm 50 mins
Track A - Location: Regency 1
How to Improve Your ETF Due Diligence for Better Investment Outcomes

No more “easy” buttons: Too many investors focus on expense ratios and size when picking an ETF. These matter; but are they the most important determinants of your success? We’ll find out … Inside ETFs invites you to join the conversation on how to analyze and choose an ETF beyond the obvious.

2:50pm - 3:40pm 50 mins
Track B - Location: Regency 2
How to Distinguish Between Value Play or Value Trap: Emerging Market

2018 was a rough year for emerging market ETFs. With no sign of trade wars ending, does this once-powerhouse of returns still make sense in an asset allocation? Get firsthand insight into where the growth will come from, how to tiptoe around the land mines in this increasingly complex market.

2:50pm - 3:40pm 50 mins
Track C - Location: Regency 3
How to Use Alternative ETF Strategies

The idea that alternative strategies are only for the biggest and most sophisticated investors is a fallacy. As the next generation of alternative ETFs comes to market, it’s easier than ever to access new asset classes and new patterns of return. But how do you find them, and how do you use them without getting your face ripped off? Let our panel of experts be your guide to the world of alternative investing.

2:50pm - 3:40pm 50 mins
Track D - Location: Atlantic 3
How to Capture Outperformance & Manage Risk

The bull market continues to push higher, and shows no immediate sign of reversing. How do you find alpha while still controlling risk? In this in-depth session, we share real-world examples of how to position a portfolio for upside participation without leaving your back end hanging in the wind.

2:50pm - 3:40pm 50 mins
Track E - Location: Atlantic 1
How to Invest in Sectors Beyond FAANG

With both Apple and Amazon crossing the trillion-dollar market-cap threshold, and the GICS sector map tossed into the blender, does traditional sector investing even make sense anymore? How should a savvy investor think about rotation strategies, when nobody can even agree on what a tech stock is anymore? We’ve got answers.

2:50pm - 3:40pm 50 mins
Peer To Peer Track - Location: Atlantic 2
Effectively Transfer Wealth & Retain Assets

With $30 trillion flowing down from the previous generation, our experts guide you through how to prepare for the inevitable shift.  Are you prepared to move accounts from cash-and-drawdown mode to post-inheritance planning? Advisors who are will not only retain but grow their client base.

3:40pm - 4:10pm 30 mins
Networking Break
4:10pm - 4:50pm 40 mins
Main Session
Looking for Returns? Ask the American Public!

What if a compelling, undiscovered source of alpha was hiding in plain sight, and identified not by Wall Street, but by the citizens of Main Street? Hear from hedge fund legend Paul Tudor Jones on why he co-founded nonprofit JUST Capital and how its research, rankings, and indexes are demonstrating the case for aligning the priorities of Wall Street with the values and priorities of the American public.

  • Presenter Paul Tudor Jones II - Co-Founder & Chairman, JUST Capital
4:50pm - 5:20pm 30 mins
Main Session
Back to the Mine: Hidden Gems 2.0

Back by popular demand … Inside ETFs invites our hidden gems to present their best ideas in a rapid-fire segment that will leave you with fresh ideas for your portfolios.

5:20pm - 6:00pm 40 mins
Main Session
Closing Keynote Address: Headlines Matter – Geopolitical Investing

President Trump has upset the global asset cart. Whether that’s backtracking on Russia or engaging China in a trade war, no one knows where he’ll turn his attention next. Hear from a famed geopolitical speaker on what the new normal looks like, and why 2019 will require a geopolitical focus more than any year in recent history.

6:00pm - 7:30pm 90 mins
An Evening on the Water: Starlight Cruise & Networking Reception

An Inside ETFs tradition returns! This sparkling networking reception combines two parties in one: Relax by Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway at the hotel’s swanky Portico beer garden, or board our state-of-the-art 111-foot yacht and cruise the beautiful coastline of South Florida, cocktail in hand.

Showing of Streams
12:40pm - 1:50pm

Luncheon Keynote Session: Topic TBD

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3:40pm - 4:10pm

Networking Break

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6:00pm - 7:30pm
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An Evening on the Water: Starlight Cruise & Networking Reception

An Inside ETFs tradition returns! This sparkling networking reception combines two parties in one: Relax by Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway at the hotel’s swanky Portico beer garden, or board our state-of-the-art 111-foot yacht and cruise the beautiful coastline of South Florida, cocktail in hand.

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