Impact Investing Advisor Forum - January 2019

January 17, 2019 | Sorenson Impact Center
Garff Building
1731 E. Campus Center Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112


While philanthropy and investing have long been thought of as separate disciplines – one championing social change, the other financial gain – the rapidly growing business of impact investing changes that mindset. Impact investing is already having profound implications on the transfer of wealth currently under way.

As a financial advisor, are you prepared for this transformational investment trend?

Join us on January 17 for a one-day workshop with Jim Sorenson, a global impact investing leader, and other professionals from the Sorenson Impact Center. Far from ivory-tower academics, the professionals at the Sorenson Impact Center are steeped in the real-world of impact investment. They run an impact investing fund and have extensive investing experience constructing innovative social finance instruments.

You will gain expert insights and an understanding of:

  • the pros and cons of impact investing, including how impact is measured, and best approaches to engaging in conversation with your clients,
  • the ways Financial Advisors are already successful and helping their clients.

Ready to make an impact with your advisory practice? We hope you can join us at this unique event.

Questions? Please contact MMI at (646) 868-8500 or events@mminst.org.  


Additional Information

Agenda

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8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
OPENING REMARKS AND COURSE OVERVIEW/LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Paul Brown, Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah
Craig Pfeiffer, President & CEO, Money Management Institute

9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
IMPACT INVESTING: WHAT IT IS, HOW IT HAS RISEN, AND KEY TERMINOLOGY

The essentials you need to successfully discuss impact investing with your clients, including a brief overview of the history of impact investing and an introduction to key vocabulary and terms.
Paul Brown, Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

10:20 AM – 10:40 AM
NETWORKING BREAK

10:40 AM – 11:30 AM
HOW REAL IS THE IMPACT INVESTING PHENOMENON AND WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS?

A deeper look at some of the myths and realities of impact investing, including data on the size of the current and prospective marketplace, and the reasons why impact investing could be a good or bad fit for particular clients.
Jeramy Lund, Managing Director, Impact Investing, Sorenson Impact Center

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
ADVISOR PANEL: BEST PRACTICES FOR ENGAGING INVESTORS

A panel of successful private wealth advisors discuss why and how they have engaged their clients around the topic of impact investing.

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
LUNCHEON WITH GUEST SPEAKER

Mr. Sorenson is a globally recognized leader of the impact investing movement. He provided the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah a $13 million gift in 2013 to create the Sorenson Impact Center, with a mission to cultivate students’ social impact expertise. He plays an active role in supporting the Center and mentoring its student participants. After leading a team that developed a high-quality, low-cost videophone that transformed communication capabilities for 1,000,000 deaf individuals in the early 2000s, Mr. Sorenson realized that his investments could ‘do well while doing good,’ and he hasn’t looked back.
Jim Sorenson, Founder, Sorenson Impact Center

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
BREAKOUT DISCUSSION GROUPS

  • Starting the client conversation … “having the talk” - TBD
  • Discovering the client’s heart and interest to engage … “leading the horse to water” - TBD
  • Addressing client concerns ... being prepared for common client responses and questions - TBD
  • Aligning investment themes and philanthropic interests … and the client’s preferences
    Lily Trager, 
    Executive Director, Director of Investing with Impact, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM
NETWORKING BREAK

2:45 PM – 3:10 PM
REPORT FROM BREAKOUT GROUPS

3:10 PM – 4:00 PM
HOW TO ASK  YOUR CLIENTS AND LISTENING TO THEIR ANSWERS

A more in-depth discussion about the types of solutions and investments available and where advisors can find more resources to better inform themselves and their clients about impact investing. Topics include ESG, direct investing and managed funds, and popular, respected sources of information.
Anna Snider, Managing Director, Head of Due Diligence, Chief Investment Office, Global Wealth & Investment Management, Merrill Lynch
Lily Trager, Executive Director, Director of Investing with Impact, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

4:00 PM – 4:50 PM
FINAL WRAP-UP

A summary of the Forum’s sessions and topics, time for questions and answers, and a discussion about the next steps to success in impact investing.
Paul Brown, Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah
Craig Pfeiffer, President & CEO, Money Management Institute

4:50 PM – 5:00 PM
CLOSING REMARKS AND COURSE EVALUATIONS

Paul Brown, Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah
Craig Pfeiffer, President & CEO, Money Management Institute

Featured Speakers

Anna Snider Jim Sorenson Lily Trager
Anna Snider
Managing Director
Head of Due Diligence
Chief Investment Office
Global Wealth & Investment Management
Merrill Lynch

Jim Sorenson
Founder
Sorenson Impact Center

Lily Trager
Executive Director
Director of Investing with Impact
Morgan Stanley
Wealth Management 

 

Sponsors

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Sorenson Impact Center

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Align your firm with this high-profile initiative to educate Financial Advisors about impact investing and integrate it into their practices. You will build brand awareness and relationships with forward-thinking, growth-minded Financial Advisors focused on meeting client needs and positioning their businesses for the future. 

Review the available sponsorship opportunities here.

Please contact Joan Lensing (jlensing@mminst.org or 646-868-8518) to inquire about sponsorship opportunities.

CE Credit

Attendees are eligible for 7.0 hours of CE credit towards the CFP® designation.

Registration Fees

Registration
Type
Registration
Date
Member
Registration Price
Non-Member
Registration Price
Early 11/15/18 - 12/14/18 $399 $399
Standard 12/15/18 - Onsite $449 $499

 

Cancellation/Transfer Policy

All cancellations are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Full refunds minus the $50 cancellation fee will be granted for cancellation requests received prior to 5:00 PM ET on Thursday, January 3, 2019. After that time, no refunds will be granted. Your registration can be transferred to another individual at your firm without penalty. To cancel or transfer your registration, please contact MMI at 646-868-8500.

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Questions?

Attendee Registration:
events@mminst.org or (646) 868-8500

Fees & Billing:
Samantha Lustig
slustig@mminst.org or (646) 868-8516

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Joan Lensing
jlensing@mminst.org or (646) 868-8518