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Gary Shilling

Gary Shilling

A. Gary Shilling & Co

Dr A. Gary Shilling is President of A. Gary Shilling & Co., Inc., economic consultants, and publisher of INSIGHT, a monthly report of economic forecasts and investment strategy. He also is a Registered Investment Advisor, managing institutional and individual client investment portfolios.

His seventh of eight books, The Age of Deleveraging: Investment strategies for a decade of slow growth and deflation, was published by John Wiley & Sons in late 2010. That followed his sixth book, Letting Off Steam – a collection of commentaries on matters great and small, complex and mundane, serious and frivolous, and its 2013 sequel Letting Off More Steam. His five earlier books covered the economic outlook and related investment strategies.

Dr Shilling graduated from Amherst College A.B. in Physics, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Sigma Xi, and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics at Stanford University. While on the West Coast, he served on the staffs of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Bank of America.

Twice, the Institutional Investor magazine ranked Dr. Shilling as Wall Street’s top economist and Futures Magazine rated him the country’s number one Commodity Trading Advisor. In 2003, MoneySense Magazine, named him the third best stock market forecaster in the world, right behind Warren Buffett.

Frank Ahimaz

Frank Ahimaz

Chief Investment Officer
The Museum of Modern Art

Frank Ahimaz joined The Museum of Modern Art in mid 2008 as the Chief Investment Officer after spending more than 15 years on Wall Street. Prior to joining MoMA, Mr Ahimaz worked at Citigroup as a Director covering the Retail and Consumer sectors. In his role there, Mr Ahimaz executed numerous transactions for private equity and hedge fund clients.  Prior to working at Citigroup, Mr Ahimaz was one of three founding partners at Dover Management, an alternative investment fund. In his role at Dover Management, Mr Ahimaz was responsible for research and investing of the fund’s portfolio companies. Mr Ahimaz has also worked at Chemical Venture Partners, Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley in both private equity and investment banking.  While on Wall Street, Mr Ahimaz executed numerous transactions including the sale of Pathmark to A&P, the sale of Wild Oats to Whole Foods, the purchase of Saks’ NDSG unit for Bon-Ton Stores and the purchase of Monet Jewelry with Richard Rainwater and Ray Chambers. Mr Ahimaz graduated with an MBA in finance from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and a B.S in aerospace engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr Ahimaz is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation.

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The Financial Times, in association with Financial Advisor IQ, FundFire and Ignites, was pleased to present the 5th Annual Investment Management Summit at the world-famous New York Stock Exchange. This year’s Summit explored the evolving landscape of the global economy and the re-thinking of principles and wisdom that investment experts used to guide new investment strategies for generating greater returns and managing ever-changing risks.  

By providing the latest and most innovative updates on investment and risk management strategies, the full-day Summit delivered informative and lively discussions as well as an unique networking opportunity for the industry’s leading financial advisors.

View the 2014 event photos now.

Agenda - 6th Oct

  • 6:30pm
    Welcome Reception sponsored by OppenheimerFunds

    New York Academy of Sciences

    For registered delegates only. RSVP required.

Agenda - 7th Oct

  • 8:15am
    Breakfast and Registration
  • 9:00am
    Opening Remarks

    Stephen Foley, US Investment Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 9:05am
    Panel Discussion: The Global Economic Landscape: An Overview of the Trends

    Investors and their financial advisors rely on accurate and timely information on the global economy in order to make informed decisions that generate returns with minimal risks. This esteemed panel of economic experts will survey the global economy, highlighting areas of opportunities and challenge.

    Krishna Memani, Chief Investment Officer, OppenheimerFunds

    Rebecca Patterson, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Bessemer Trust

    Matthew Stroud, Head of Delegated Portfolio Management - Americas, Towers Watson Investment Services

    Chaired by: Stephen Foley, US Investment Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 10:00am
    Keynote Interview

    Frank Ahimaz, Chief Investment Officer, The Museum of Modern Art

    Interviewed by: Stephen Foley, US Investment Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 10:30am
    Panel Discussion: Risk Management Strategies that Adapt to Global Change

    Sudden natural and political events can change global dynamics in ways that wreak havoc on a portfolio. Given the interconnectedness of global markets, investors find that they are impacted by events even when not directly invested in the market experiencing upheaval. How can the portfolio be protected against risks that are unforeseeable? What is the best way to incorporate agility and responsiveness?

    Alanson Houghton, Managing Director – Head of New York Office, Pitcairn

    Raynald Leveque, Director of Risk, New York State Common Retirement FundMary L Pierson, Portfolio Manager and Co-Founder, Fairpointe Capital

    Moderated by: Joan Warner, Managing Editor, Financial Advisor IQ

  • 11:25am
    Networking Break
  • 11:55am
    Roundtable Discussions

    1) The Long and the Short of Liquid Alternatives
    with Bernard Abdo, Head of Alternatives and Fund Solutions, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management and
    Simon Mendelson, Head of Product Management & Development, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management

    2) How Firms Can Elevate Their Growth and Become A High Performing Advisor
    with Waldemar Kohl, Vice President of Practice Management and Consulting, Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services

    3) Considerations for Emerging & Frontier Markets Investors
    with Clarke Moody, Partner, Harding Loevner

    4) The Next Generation of Alternatives
    with Kamal Bhatia, Head of Investment Products, OppenheimerFunds

    5) The Investment Case for Gold
    with William Rhind, Managing Director - Institutional Investment, World Gold Council

  • 12:55pm

    Brief address by Waldemar Kohl, Vice President of Practice Management and Consulting,

    Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services

  • 1:55pm
    Panel Discussion: Smart Beta Strategies

    A new class of rules-based equity index products has emerged known as strategy indexes, or smart betas. These strategies seek to answer the question of active versus passive strategies, offering aspects of both. The goal is to provide the broad market exposure, diversification, liquidity, transparency, and low cost access to markets of traditional capitalization-weighted indices while offering superior performance relative to traditional indices. This panel will examine these strategies and discuss their uses.

    Syed Haque, Portfolio Manager - Global Equities, UPS Group Trust
    Dodd Kittsley, Head of ETF Strategy, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
    Robert Whitelaw, Edward C. Johnson 3d Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance and Chair of the Finance Department Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University

    Moderated by: Billy Nauman, Managing Editor, FundFire

  • 2:50pm
    Networking Break
  • 3:20pm
    Panel Discussion: Creating a Tax Efficient Portfolio

    Taxes can have a profound impact on an investor's financial health. This is a subject that never grows old, but concern has increased in recent years due to the need to balance budget deficits as both the federal and state levels. How do you prevent taxes from wiping away the gains generated from the investment portfolio? What portfolio mix provides the most tax efficient returns? How do global investments impact the tax scenario for investors?

    Matthew Allain, Chief Executive Officer, The Leo Group

    Stephen Horan, Managing Director and Co-Lead, Education, CFA Institute

    Stuart Lucas, Chairman, Wealth Strategist Partners

    Moderated by: Joan Warner, Managing Editor, Financial Advisor IQ

  • 4:15pm
    Panel Discussion: The Role of Fixed Income Products

    The past year has seen a return to equities in a big way. While equities provide growth opportunities, fixed income products provide capital stability, income, liquidity and diversification to growth-oriented asset classes. As growth opportunities re-emerge in the global economy, what place should fixed income products hold in the portfolio? What is the optimal balance to ensure diversification and stability without missing out on growth opportunities?

    Spencer Edge, Principal, Tiedemann Wealth Management

    Ralph Lipford, Managing Director, Botty Investors

    Ashish Shah, Partner and Head of Global Credit, AllianceBernstein

    Moderated by: Hannah Glover, Managing Editor, Ignites

  • 5:10pm
    Keynote Presentation

    Dr. A. Gary Shilling, President, A. Gary Shilling & Co., Inc., economic consultant, and publisher of INSIGHT

  • 5:50pm
    Closing Remarks
  • 6:00pm
    Cocktail Reception on the NYSE Trading Floor

Who Attends?

This event is exclusively open to financial advisors and market experts to discuss the strategies and products that are being utilized in an interactive format with high levels of peer exchange. 

Conference attendees will:

  • Take away new strategies for managing risks that enable them to protect client investments while achieving investment goals.  
  • Gain insights on current trends in emerging markets and equities that will form the basis for making sound allocation decisions.
  • Participate in several in-depth discussions on specific investment strategies such as active vs. passive or currency hedging.

Please note there is a qualification process to attend the Investment Management Summit and we will not be able to accommodate all applications. 
You will be asked to provide the following information in addition to your contact details:

  • AUM
  • Products used
  • What channel you work in

Past attending companies include:

Altfest & CoAmerican Economic Planning GroupAmerican Financial & Tax StrategiesAmerican Financial GroupAmeriprise FinancialBBVA CompassBergin, Roberts & Co.Brewster Financial PlanningCambridge InvestmentResearchCarter BainChase Investment ServicesChatham Wealth ManagementChornyak & AssociatesCommonwealth Financial NetworkConrad Capital ManagementConvergent Wealth AdvisorsCreative Financial ResourcesCredit SuisseDelaware InvestmentsDeutsche BankEFP ConsultingEvercore Wealth ManagementFinancial Network GroupFirst Empire Asset ManagementFortigentGateway AdvisoryGeri Pell & AssociatesHarbor Investment Advisory

Harris myCFOHarvard UniversityHaynes FinancialHighline Wealth ManagementHighTower AdvisorsHorizon KineticsHPM PartnersInverness CounselInvestors CapitaliSharesBlackRockJHS Capital AdvisorsJPMorgan Funds
JSA Financial GroupKeats ConnellyLasure Capital ManagementLedford FinancialLemme Investment GroupLord AbbettLPL FinancialM Financial Wealth ManagementMarshall Financial GroupMartone Capital ManagementMassey QuickMedallion Wealth AdvisorsMerrill LynchMetLife Financial Group of NYMorgan Stanley Smith BarneyNeuberger Berman

Nicholas Pascarella & CompanyNoyes-Ryder Capital ManagementNuVerse AdvisorsParagon Capital ManagementPlanStrong Investment ManagementRaymond James Financial ServicesRBC Wealth ManagementRichard Brothers Financial AdvisorsRidgewood InvestmentsRockefeller & CompanyRoka Wealth StrategistsSafran Wealth AdvisorsSage HillSapient Private Wealth ManagementSmith Affiliated CapitalSontag AdvisorySouthwind AssociatesStrategic Wealth Management GroupSutherland Asbill & BrennanTomas A. Blanno and CompanyUBSValidea Capital ManagementVan EckVickery Creek Capital ManagementWalnut Street SecuritiesWander Financial ServicesWells FargoWescott Financial Advisory GroupYCMNET


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Contact Us

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Delegate, Media Partner and Press Inquiries
Financial Times
  • +1 917 551 5104
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Financial Times
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Lead Sponsors (2)

Known for its tagline The Right Way to Invest, OppenheimerFunds, Inc. is one of the largest and most respected investment management companies. As of March 31, 2014, OppenheimerFunds, Inc., including subsidiaries, managed more than $237 billion in assets, including mutual funds having approximately 12 million shareholder accounts, including sub-accounts.

OppenheimerFunds, Inc. is known for its long history and acumen in global investing, beginning with the launch of one of the country’s first global funds in 1969.

For more information on OppenheimerFunds’ range of products and the Company’s perspective on solving for investor goals, visit

With $1.31 trillion of assets under management (as of June 30, 2014), Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management¹ is one of the world's leading investment organizations. Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management offers individuals, financial advisors and institutions traditional and alternative investments across all major asset classes. It also provides tailored wealth management solutions and private banking services to high-net-worth individuals and family offices.

¹Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management is the brand name of the Asset Management and Wealth Management division of the Deutsche Bank Group. The legal entities offering products or services under the Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management brand are listed in contracts, sales materials and other product information documents.

Luncheon Sponsor (1)

Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services is a leading provider of trading, custody and brokerage services to Registered Investment Advisors, Trust Institutions and Third Party Administrators. The company is able to leverage the capital, resources and expertise of the Fidelity organization, one of the world’s largest financial services companies, on behalf of its clients. This includes access to a comprehensive set of products and services, innovative investment tools and research, an integrated brokerage and trust platform, and dedicated client service professionals – all designed to help its clients thrive by growing their businesses, more effectively meeting customer needs, and enhancing operational efficiency and profitability. Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services custodies more than $608 billion in assets on behalf of over 3,300 clients, as of December 31, 2012.

Associate Sponsors (3)

Harding Loevner seeks superior returns through investment in growing, financially-sound, well-managed companies. We conduct in-depth research into global industries to identify companies that we believe enjoy sustainable competitive advantages, and to evaluate the long-term durability of their growth.

We offer a family of global and international portfolios, each managed according to the same quality growth investment philosophy and research-intensive stock selection process, and carefully diversified in an attempt to reduce risk:

- Global Equity
- International Equity
- International Small Companies
- Emerging Markets
- Frontier Emerging Markets

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The World Gold Council is the market development organisation for the gold industry. Working within the investment, jewellery and technology sectors, as well as engaging in government affairs, our purpose is to provide industry leadership, whilst stimulating and sustaining demand for gold.

We develop gold-backed solutions, services and markets, based on true market insight. As a result, we create structural shifts in demand for gold across key market sectors. We provide insights into the international gold markets, helping people to better understand the wealth preservation qualities of gold and its role in meeting the social and environmental needs of society. The membership of the World Gold Council includes the world’s leading and most forward thinking gold mining companies.

Branding Sponsor (1)

Voya Investment Management (Voya IM) is a leading active asset management firm. As of March 31, 2014, Voya IM manages approximately $213 billion* for affiliated and external institutions as well as individual investors. Drawing on over 40 years of experience and an ongoing commitment to reliable investing, Voya IM has the resources and expertise to help long-term investors achieve strong investment results.

WiFi Sponsor (1)

Behringer creates, manages and distributes specialized investments through a multi-manager approach that presents unique options for allocating capital, managing risk and diversifying assets. Investments sponsored and managed by the Behringer group of companies have invested into more than $11 billion in assets. For more information, call toll-free 866.655.3600

Exhibitors (3)

FlexShares® offers funds specifically designed with real-world goals in mind. Each fund pursues distinct primary and secondary investment outcomes to help meet one of four core objectives: capital appreciation, risk management, income generation and liquidity management. FlexShares product engineering combines the understanding of these investor needs with thoughtful design and global portfolio expertise to produce investment strategies that are helping shape the next generation of ETFs.

Morgan Stanley Investment Management (Investment Management) is a client-centric, investor-led organization dedicated to providing asset management solutions to investors worldwide. Our global presence, thought leadership, and breadth of products and services enable us to partner with clients to help meet the evolving challenges of today’s financial markets. With over three decades of asset management experience, our investment strategies span the risk/return spectrum across geographies, investment styles and asset classes, including equity, fixed income, liquidity, alternatives and private markets. Each of our investment teams has a unique talent pool of experienced professionals and share the same core values of fiduciary responsibility and commitment to investment excellence that have been the hallmarks of Investment Management since its establishment.

Wasatch Funds (founded in 1975) is a family of 18 no-load mutual funds. Wasatch believes its performance is the result of a commitment to intensive research and the disciplined application of sound investment management practices. Over the years, this investment philosophy has provided superior returns to Wasatch clients and has helped them weather economic downturns, volatile financial markets and short-term trends.