From our renowned keynote presenters to an unforgettable musical performance, IMPACT treats you to a variety of experiences designed to move and motivate you.
IMPACT is going virtual once again this year. We’ll be separate but very much together over two days packed with insights, inspiration, and top-notch entertainment.
From our renowned keynote presenters to an unforgettable musical performance, IMPACT treats you to a variety of experiences designed to move and motivate you.
The learning is remote, but the topics are as relevant and the discussions are as fascinating as ever. Be sure to take part in as many online education sessions as you can. For scheduling flexibility, you can choose from sessions that are 20 minutes, 30 minutes, or 60 minutes in length.
All times are Pacific Time
See the full agenda and build your schedule around the topics that interest you most.
The credits may be light, but the content still goes deep. Although this year’s CE credit–earning opportunities are limited, the quality and depth of our content has never been greater. Explore our education offerings now.
There is something special that happens when people gather in the same room. That’s why we remain committed to getting people together in small groups during IMPACT with the safety of those who plan to attend the local, in-person receptions as our top priority. We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and are working with our regional vendors to ensure that CDC and local guidelines are followed to help keep our attendees safe.
Please note that interaction with the public does pose an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and by attending an in-person reception you do so at your own risk. All attendees must follow the venue’s protocols, which may include providing proof of vaccination if mandated by the city, county, or state. Please check local guidelines to ensure you are aware of the most current mandates.
Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
As a managing director and the chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., Liz Ann Sonders has a range of investment strategy responsibilities reaching from market and economic analysis to investor education, all focused on the individual investor. Her analyses and interpretations of the economy and the markets reach Schwab’s clients in written reports, audio and video recordings, conference calls, and webcasts. She is a regular contributor to Schwab’s publications and is the keynote speaker at many of the firm’s corporate and client events, as well as at outside conferences.
Previously, Ms. Sonders worked at U.S. Trust—which Schwab acquired—as a managing director and a member of its Investment Policy Committee. Before that she was a managing director and a senior portfolio manager at Avatar Associates. She is a regular guest and guest host on CNBC programs and appears on Bloomberg TV and Radio, CNN, Fox Business News, PBS NewsHour, Yahoo! Finance, and TheStreet.com. She was a regular panelist and a guest host on PBS’s original Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser. She is regularly quoted in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Barron’s, the Financial Times, and MarketWatch.com and by the Associated Press.
Ms. Sonders has appeared on SmartMoney’s “power 30” list of the most influential people on Wall Street, Kiplinger’s “best strategist of the year” list, American Banker’s “25 most powerful women in banking” list, and Wealth Manager’s “top 50 women in wealth management” list. Investment Advisor has included her on its “IA 25,” a list of the 25 most important people in and around the financial advisory profession. She was named twice in its first two years to Barron’s “100 Most Influential Women in Finance” list, honoring women’s leadership, influence within their sector, and their capacity to shape their business or the industry in the future.
Ms. Sonders holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science and an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Delaware and serves on the school’s Investment Visiting Committee. She also holds a master of business administration degree in finance from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.
Managing Director and Chief Global Investment Strategist, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
As a managing director and the chief global investment strategist at Schwab, Jeffrey Kleintop analyzes and discusses international markets, economic trends, and events to help investors understand their significance and financial implications. He provides research, commentary, and insights to Schwab’s client-facing teams and the firm’s Investor Services and Advisor Services clients.
Prior to joining Schwab, Mr. Kleintop served as the chief market strategist at LPL Financial. Before that he was the chief investment strategist at PNC Wealth Management and a senior investment strategist at ARIS Corporation of America.
The author of Market Evolution: How to Profit in Today’s Changing Financial Markets, Mr. Kleintop is frequently cited in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times, and Barron’s. He is also a regular guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business Network. Dubbed “one of Wall Street’s best and brightest” by The Wall Street Journal, he is a sought-after speaker at industry events.
Mr. Kleintop holds a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Delaware and a master of business administration degree from Pennsylvania State University.
Organizational Psychologist and Bestselling Author
Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and Wharton’s top-rated professor. He studies how people find the motivation to lead more generous and creative lives.
Professor Grant is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 5 books that have sold millions of copies, most recently Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know. His TED talks on givers and takers and the surprising habits of original thinkers have been viewed more than 25 million times, and he hosts WorkLife, a chart-topping TED original podcast. He writes about work and psychology for the New York Times and has served on the Defense Innovation Board at the Pentagon. He has more than 4 million followers on social media and shares monthly insights in his newsletter, GRANTED. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers. He appeared on Fortune’s “40 under 40” list and is among Oprah Winfrey’s “Super Soul 100.”
He has received the Excellence in Teaching Award for every class he has taught at Wharton. He is the founder and host of the Authors@Wharton speaker series and is the co-director of Wharton People Analytics. He is also the co-founder of Givitas, a knowledge-collaboration platform that makes it easy to give and receive help in five minutes a day, and he is an angel investor in startups in human resources, culture, technology, and consumer products.
Professor Grant holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a doctoral degree in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan. He has received awards for distinguished scholarly achievement from the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, and the National Science Foundation. He is a former All-American springboard diver.
Executive Vice President, Schwab Advisor Services™, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Bernie Clark heads Schwab Advisor Services and is a member of Charles Schwab’s Executive Committee. He oversees the business that provides custodial, operational, and trading support to approximately 13,000 independent investment advisory firms with $2.5 trillion in assets under management. In addition to custody services, Schwab Advisor Services provides practice management and consultative support to help independent advisors start, build, and grow their firms. A recognized industry leader, Mr. Clark has been named one of the “IA 25” by Investment Advisor magazine, which annually ranks the 25 most influential people in the industry.
Mr. Clark has more than 30 years of financial industry experience serving individual and institutional investors. He began his career at Schwab in 1998 as senior vice president of trading and operations for Schwab Institutional. He later worked on the retail business as leader of the client services organization before returning to the advisor business to lead the sales and relationship management organization. He took on his current role as head of Schwab Advisor Services in 2010.
Prior to joining Schwab, Mr. Clark was with the London office of Deutsche Morgan Grenfell as a managing director in charge of global sales support, hedge fund operations, and technology, including managing client service support in Asia, Europe, and the United States. He also spent 13 years with Salomon Brothers as a member of the executive committee responsible for North American operations. Mr. Clark serves on the board of the Foundation for Financial Planning, and the Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business, Center for Services Leadership. He is heavily involved in organizations in the Phoenix area, including serving as president of the Saguaro High School Football Foundation and as an active supporter of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Mr. Clark earned his bachelor of science in accounting from St. John’s University in New York.
Economist and Former Governor of the Bank of England
Economist and former banker Mark Carney has held a range of financial roles in the public and private sectors. His experiences as governor of the Bank of England, governor of the Bank of Canada, and United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance make him ideally suited to provide tangible action plans for leaders, companies, and countries hoping to transform the market by focusing on human values.
During his 13-year career with Goldman Sachs, Mr. Carney helped emerging economies, including post-apartheid South Africa, gain access to international capital markets. Appointed governor of the Bank of Canada during the 2008 financial crisis, he preemptively restructured the country’s $200 billion collateralized debt obligation market, reduced interest rates before most other countries did, and committed to hold them down for 12 months—a strategy that supported Canadian credit markets and business confidence. As a result, Canada was able to return to prerecession levels of output and employment earlier than other G7 countries.
In 2012 U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced that Mr. Carney would succeed Lord Mervyn King as governor of the Bank of England, the first time a non-Briton was appointed to the position. Mr. Carney adopted the “forward guidance” strategy that he had applied in Canada, navigating the U.K. through rising interest rates, falling unemployment rates, and Brexit. He focused on such challenges as digital currencies and climate change and launched the bank’s first climate-related stress tests. He stepped down when his term ended in 2020.
His new book, Value(s): Building a Better World for All, examines the shortcomings of the market and the challenges it faced during the past decade, which he argues led to public distrust and the need for radical change.
Mr. Carney holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and master’s and doctoral degrees in economics from Oxford University. He resides in Ottawa, Canada.
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Charles Schwab Corporation
Walt Bettinger has been the president of The Charles Schwab Corporation since 2007 and the chief executive officer since 2008. He serves on the board of directors of The Charles Schwab Corporation, Charles Schwab Bank®, and Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., and is the chairman of the board of trustees for the Schwab-managed mutual funds and exchange traded funds.
He leads the development of strategies and services that assist tens of millions of people worldwide in their efforts to save and invest, either directly, with the help of an independent investment advisor, or through a company-sponsored retirement or benefit plan. He has been recognized throughout his career as a leader in financial services. Fortune magazine included him on its “businessperson of the year” list four times, ranking him no. 7 globally in 2018. Smart Money named him to its “power 30” list of the world’s most powerful and influential businesspeople, and Plan Sponsor gave him a lifetime achievement award for his contributions to the retirement security of working Americans.
Under his leadership, the market capitalization of Schwab has grown from approximately $18 billion at year end 2008 to approximately $140 billion in mid-2021.
Mr. Bettinger attended Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi, and holds a bachelor of business administration degree in finance, summa cum laude, from Ohio University. In 2000, he completed Harvard Business School’s general management program. Walt and his wife, Teri, are active in numerous charitable and philanthropic efforts.
Author and Speaker
Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times best sellers: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference; Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking; Outliers: The Story of Success; What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures; and David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants. He has been named among the “100 most influential people” by Time magazine and one of Foreign Policy’s “top global thinkers.”
Mr. Gladwell’s latest book, The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War, weaves together the stories of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a group of Air Force soldiers in Alabama, a British psychopath, and pyromaniacal chemists at Harvard to examine one of the greatest moral challenges in modern American history. In Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know, he examines how interactions with strangers often go wrong. The book challenges assumptions about human nature and the strategies people deploy to make sense of those they don’t know.
In earlier books, Mr. Gladwell explored such topics as how ideas spread, decision making, and the roots of success. David and Goliath examines the advantages of disadvantages, arguing that people underestimate the value of adversity and overestimate the value of privilege.
He is the host of the weekly podcast Revisionist History, now in its fourth season, in which he examines overlooked or misunderstood aspects of past events. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996, won a National Magazine Award, and has been honored by the American Psychological Society and the American Sociological Society. Previously, he was a reporter for the Washington Post.
Mr. Gladwell is a member of the Order of Canada and has an honorary doctorate from the University of Toronto.
Distinguished Fellow-in-Residence in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution
Ben Bernanke is a Distinguished Fellow-in-Residence in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. He served as the chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and he chaired the Federal Open Market Committee, the Fed’s principal monetary policymaking body. Before that he was the chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Previously, Dr. Bernanke taught at Princeton University, where he was the Class of 1926 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, the Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, and the chair of the Economics Department. Prior to that, he was an associate professor and an assistant professor of economics at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He was also a visiting professor of economics at New York University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Bernanke has published articles on a wide range of economic issues, including monetary policy and macroeconomics, and has authored several scholarly books and two textbooks. He has held a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Sloan Fellowship and is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Bernanke served as the director of the Monetary Economics Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research and was a member of its Business Cycle Dating Committee. He was also the editor of American Economic Review, the profession’s leading research journal. His work with civic and professional groups includes two terms as a member of the Board of Education in Montgomery Township, New Jersey.
In his New York Times best-selling book The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath, Dr. Bernanke describes the Federal Reserve’s efforts to stabilize the financial system and prevent economic collapse from 2007 to 2009 and discusses how the Fed created policies to help the U.S. economy recover from the Great Recession.
Dr. Bernanke holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University and a doctoral degree in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
SS&C Advent, a business unit of SS&C Technologies, helps over 4,300 investment firms in more than 50 countries—from established global institutions to small start-up practices—to grow their business and thrive. Delivering unparalleled precision and
ahead-of-the-curve solutions such as the Black Diamond® Wealth Platform, the Advent Investment Suite, and Salentica for more than 30 years, we help our clients minimize risk, work together seamlessly, and shape the future of investment management.
Parnassus Investments pioneered responsible investing in 1984 and is a leading provider of socially responsible equity and fixed income strategies today. We seek attractive risk-adjusted returns for our clients over the long term by investing sustainably for the future using an investment process that fully integrates Principles and Performance®.
Orion Advisor Solutions is the premier provider of the tech-enabled fiduciary process that transforms the advisor-client relationship by enabling financial advisors to
prospect, plan, invest, and achieve within a single, connected, technology-driven experience. Combined, our brand entities, Orion Advisor Tech, Orion Portfolio Solutions, Brinker Capital Investments, and CLS Investments, create a complete yet modular offering that empowers firms to seamlessly attract new clients; connect goals more meaningfully to investment strategies and outcomes; and ultimately track progress toward each investor’s unique definition of financial success.
Harding Loevner invests in high-quality, growing companies identified through fundamental research with a long-term, global perspective. The firm uses a consistent investment process that combines in-depth company research with the analysis of industry competitive structures. As of June 30, 2021, Harding Loevner had $88 billion in assets under management across all strategies: Global Equity, Global Small Companies, International Equity, International Small Companies, Emerging Markets, Frontier Emerging Markets, and Chinese Equity.
Founded in 1982, Thornburg Investment Management is a privately-owned global investment firm that offers a range of multi-strategy solutions for institutions and financial advisors. A recognized leader in fixed income, equity and alternatives investing, the firm oversees $46.7 billion in assets under management and $1.9 billion in assets under advisement as of June 30, 2021 across mutual funds, institutional accounts, separate accounts for high-net-worth investors and UCITS funds for non-U.S. investors. When it comes to finding value for our clients, it’s more than what we do, it’s how we do it: how we think, how we invest and how we’re structured.
As one of the industry’s largest and most experienced asset managers, we offer a focused lineup of competitively priced ETFs, mutual funds and separately managed account strategies designed to serve the central needs of most investors. By operating our business through clients’ eyes, and putting them at the center of our decisions, we aim to deliver exceptional experiences to investors and the financial professionals who serve them.
At PGIM Investments, we consider it a great privilege and responsibility to help investors participate in opportunities across global markets while meeting their toughest investment challenges. We’re part of PGIM, the global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc.—a top-10 investment manager globally with more than $1 trillion in assets under management (AUM).1 This scale and investment experience allow us to deliver PGIM Funds—actively managed investment solutions designed to meet the needs of investors around the globe.
1 Prudential Financial is the 10th-largest investment manager (out of 477) in terms of global AUM based on the Pensions & Investments Top Money Managers list published on 5/31/2021. This ranking represents assets managed by Prudential Financial as of 12/31/2020.
Northern Trust Asset Management is a global investment manager that helps investors navigate changing market environments, so they can confidently realize their long-term objectives. Entrusted with more than $1 trillion in assets as of March 31, 2021, we understand that investing ultimately serves a greater purpose and believe investors should be compensated for the risks they take—in all market environments and any investment strategy. We help advisors build diversified platforms with a comprehensive asset class offering—from passive and factor-based, to fundamental active and multi-manager—that is available through a range of mutual funds, managed accounts and FlexShares ETFs. We are also proud to help you build your practice and manage client portfolios with the institutional-caliber Emotomy platform.
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Morningstar offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the debt and private capital markets. Power great investment advice with tools built on Morningstar’s independent data, research, and analytics from a team of over 350 global experts.
John Hancock Investment Management has helped individuals and institutions build and protect wealth since 1862. We serve investors globally through a unique multimanager approach: We search the world to find proven portfolio teams with specialized expertise for every strategy we offer, then we apply robust investment oversight to ensure they continue to meet our uncompromising standards and serve the best interests of our shareholders. Our approach to asset management has led to a diverse set of investments deeply rooted in investor needs, along with strong risk-adjusted returns across asset classes.
Janus Henderson Investors (‘Janus Henderson’) is a global asset manager offering a full suite of actively managed investment products across asset classes. The notion of ‘connecting’ is powerful—it has shaped our evolution and our world today. At Janus Henderson, we seek to benefit clients through the connections we make. Connections enable strong relationships based on trust and insight as well as the flow of ideas among our investment teams and our engagement with companies. These connections are central to our values, to what active management stands for and to the long-term outperformance we seek to deliver.
Franklin Square Capital Partners started in 2007 with a vision to bring investors access to alternative sources of income and growth historically available only to large institutions and the wealthiest individuals. We helped change that and, as FS Investments, we remain committed to helping people transform their portfolios. Our thoughtfully designed solutions combine differentiated strategies, top institutional managers and investment structures tailored to our investors’ needs. We focus on setting industry standards for investor protection, education and transparency. Today we manage a growing suite of funds designed for financial professionals, individuals and institutions to achieve a variety of financial goals.
Envestnet is transforming the way financial advice and wellness are delivered. Our mission is to empower advisors and financial service providers with innovative technology, solutions, and intelligence to make financial wellness a reality for everyone.
Nearly 108,000 advisors and more than 6,000 companies including: 17 of the 20 largest U.S. banks, 46 of the 50 largest wealth management and brokerage firms, over 500 of the largest RIAs, and hundreds of
FinTech companies, leverage Envestnet technology and services that help drive better outcomes for enterprises, advisors and their clients. For more information, subscribe to our blog, and follow us on Twitter (@ENVintel) and LinkedIn.
DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world’s leading asset managers with EUR 859 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2021. Building on 60+ years of experience, DWS is recognized globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines. Our diverse capabilities in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management and deep ESG focus complement when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our investment approach strategically.
DoubleLine was founded in 2009 by Jeffrey Gundlach. We are an independent, employee-owned money management firm. The firm offers a wide array of investment strategies run by an experienced team of portfolio managers that has worked together for many years, employing active risk management, in-depth research, and innovative product solutions. DoubleLine’s business is concentrated in
mutual funds, hedge funds, separate accounts, UCITs and ETFs with over $137 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2021, including fixed income, equities, and multi-strategy capabilities.
American Century Investments® is a leading global asset manager focused on achieving results and building long-term client relationships. The firm’s commitment to helping clients led to the recent launch of Avantis Investors®, a suite of diversified, cost-effective solutions. With a focus on delivering investment performance and making a difference, American Century is proud of its history of helping clients achieve financial success while impacting society in a positive way. Delivering results to clients enables American Century to distribute over 40 percent of its dividends to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, non-profit basic biomedical research organization.
T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. has been managing money since 1937 and, today, stands as a leading provider of investment management services. We offer providers a broad array of active U.S. and non-U.S. equity and fixed-income strategies, through both retail and institutional mutual funds. We emphasize proprietary, fundamental research; close attention to risk management; and consistency of style. We believe that by doing so, we can continue to provide the solid, long-term risk-adjusted performance investors have the right to expect. A financially sound, independent organization with strong employee ownership, T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. has $1.62 trillion in assets under management as of June 30, 2021.
Resolute Investment Managers is a diversified, multi-affiliate asset management platform with affiliated and independent relationships with more than 40 investment managers. Resolute offers a unique platform that delivers strategic benefits through a full suite of distribution, operational and administrative services that may be leveraged by our affiliates. Resolute’s affiliates presently include American Beacon Advisors, ARK Investment Management, Continuous Capital, Green Harvest Asset Management, National Investment Services, RSW Investments, Shapiro Capital Management and SSI Investment Management. As of June 30, 2021, the affiliated companies of Resolute Investment Managers had approximately $179.5 billion in assets under management.
At Matthews Asia, we believe in the long-term growth of Asia. As an independent, privately owned firm, Matthews is the largest dedicated Asia investment specialist in the United States. We have focused on Asia since 1991, investing through a variety of market environments. Matthews Asia employs a bottom-up, fundamental investment philosophy, with a focus on long-term investment performance. Our investment offerings provide a broad range of strategies for building a global portfolio that includes exposure to one of the world’s fastest-growing regions.
At J.P. Morgan Asset Management we have one key goal: to help our clients build stronger portfolios. And for more than 150 years, we’ve been doing just that—for institutions, intermediaries and individuals alike. No matter what your goals, you’ll find insights and investments to help you make better decisions, build stronger portfolios and achieve greater success.
Hartford Funds uses its human-centric investing approach to understand the rational and emotional ways investors think about their money, investments, and relationships with financial professionals. We partner with academics and experts to deliver insights into investor psychology, demographic trends and behavior. Hartford Funds also delivers investment insights for financial professionals and their clients. Our product line-up includes more than 50 mutual funds and ETFs in a variety of styles and asset classes. Excluding affiliated funds of funds,
as of June 30, 2021, Hartford Funds’ investment advisory business had approximately $153.8 billion in discretionary and non-discretionary assets under management.
Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2021, Capital Group, home of American Funds, has been singularly focused on delivering superior results for long-term investors using high-conviction portfolios, rigorous research and individual accountability.
As of June 30, 2021, Capital Group manages more than $2.6 trillion in equity and fixed income assets for millions of individual and institutional investors around the world.
BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, we help millions of people build savings that serve them throughout their lives by making investing easier and more affordable. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: /blackrock