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    7:30 am REGISTRATION
    MORNING SESSIONS
     7:55 am Welcome Remarks Nicolas Bornozis, President - Capital Link, Inc.
    8:00 am - 8:20 am CEF State of the Industry Michael TaggartCFA, VP, Director of CEF Research, CEF & Global Structured Products - Nuveen Investments
    8:20 am - 8:40 am ETF State of the Industry Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner - ETFGI LLP
    West Lounge (First Floor) James Room (Second Floor)
    FIXED INCOME INVESTING
    Introduced By: Daniel Brown, CFA, CEF & ETP Analyst, Advisory Services Group, Wells Fargo Advisors
    TOTAL RETURN INVESTING
    8:40 am - 9:00 am Preferred & Hybrid Securities: Why Active Management is Important Scott Fleming, President & CIO - Stonebridge Advisors LLC 8:40 am - 9:20 am Where to Find Stable Yield in a Low-Yield Environment Grier Eliasek, President -Prospect Capital
    9:00 am - 9:20 am CEFs / Fixed Income Michael Taggart, CFA, VP, Director of CEF Research, CEF & Global Structured Products - Nuveen Investments
    MLP INVESTING: YIELD & TOTAL RETURN
    9:20 am - 9:40 am Putting Cash to Work with PIMCO ETFs Jerome SchneiderManaging Director, Head of PIMCO’s Short-Term & Funding Desk, & Lead Portfolio Manager for PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity ETF (MINT) & PIMCO Low Duration ETF (LDUR) - PIMCO 9:20 am - 10:00 am

    MLP Market Update

    Jody Meraz, VP, Publicly Traded Funds; Managing Director - Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. 
    9:40 am - 10:00 am Flexible Credit Funds: How a Dynamic Allocation Can Help Navigate a Variety of Market Environments Keith Ashton, Portfolio Manager - Ares Management
    TOTAL RETURN INVESTING
    Introduced By: John Duggan, Executive Director,
    Closed-End Fund and ETF StrategyOppenheimer & Co
    10:00 am - 10:20 am US Energy: It Is Not Just About MLPs Daniel Spears, Partner & Portfolio Manager - Swank Capital; President - The Cushing Funds
    10:00 am - 10:20 am The Importance of Price to Sales as a Valuation Metric Steve Cornelius, SVP, Head of Distribution - RevenueShares
    10:20 am - 10:40 am Convertible Bonds
    in a Portfolio
    Scott Henderson, VP, Portfolio Specialist - Calamos Investments 10:20 am - 10:40 am Growth & Differentiation
    in MLP Investing
    Kyri Loupis, Managing Director, Lead Portfolio Manager - Goldman Sachs Asset Management
    10:40 am - 11:00 am REITs: The Original Real Asset Tom Bohjalian, EVP, Portfolio Manager - Cohen & Steers 10:40 am - 11:00 am Energy Independence in North America: There’s No Place Like Home Edward Russell, Managing Director -
    Tortoise Capital Advisors
    11:00 am - 11:20 am Real Assets &
    Real Returns
    Gaston Yordan, VP - Nuveen Investments 11:00 am - 11:20 am The Next Generation of MLP ETFs Darren Schuringa, Managing Partner - Yorkville Capital Management
    INTERNATIONAL INVESTING
    Introduced By: Alexander Reiss, Director,
    Closed-End Fund Research - Stifel Nicolaus
     INCOME PRODUCING ALTERNATIVES
    11:20 am - 11:40 am Investment Opportunities in Mexican Equity Securities Alberto OsorioPresident & CEO The Mexico Fund, Inc. 11:20 am - 12:00 pm   How to Generate Attractive, Recurring Dividends, While Positioning for Rising Interest Rates    Leonard TannenbaumCEO - Fifth Street Management LLC
    11:40 am - 12:00 pm Emerging Markets: Much More Alive Than Dead Rennie McConnochie, Senior Business Development Manager - Aberdeen Asset Management
    12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Why MXE is a Good Investment? Annette Acosta,
    Assistant Portfolio Manager - Mexico Equity and Income Fund, Inc.

    Marco Ramirez, Middle Office Manager and Compliance - Mexico Equity and Income Fund, Inc.

    FIXED INCOME
    12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Preferred Securities - High Income with Attractive Relative Value William Scapell, EVP, Portfolio Manager & Director of Fixed Income - Cohen & Steers
    RISK MANAGEMENT
    Introduced By: Sebastian Mercado, Vice President,
    ETF StrategistDeutsche Bank
       TOTAL RETURNS
    12:20 pm - 12:40 pm Understanding Currency Risk & Currency Hedging Steve Darby, Director, ETF Investment Specialist - Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
    12:20 pm - 1:00 pm   Why Focus on Quality in a Dividend Portfolio  Moderator: Samir Charnalia, National Accounts Executives - FlexShares ETFs

    Panelists:
    Christopher G. Huemmer, CFA, Senior Investment Strategist, Equity, ETFs Group - FlexShares ETFs
    •  Bart Farinholt, Director of RIA Sales - RiverFront Investment Group

    12:40 pm - 1:00 pm Using Volatility & Buy-Write Products for Diversification & Enhanced Risk Adjusted Returns Matt Moran, VP, Business Development - CBOE
    1:00 pm - 1:15 pm NETWORKING BREAK
    LUNCHEON & KEYNOTE ADDRESS
    1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
    A “Real” View of the World

    Joseph Harvey
    President & Chief Investment Officer - Cohen & Steers

    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Closed End Fund, ETF & Analyst Awards 
    AFTERNOON SESSIONS
    West Lounge - (First Floor)
    2:40 pm – 3:20 pm   CEF Industry Roundtable
    Moderator:
    Steven Pikelny, Analyst, Fund Research - Morningstar

    Panelists:
    • Robert Bush, SVP - Calamos Investments
    • Gary Russell, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager - Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
    • Jonathan Isaac, VP, Director of Product Management - Eaton Vance Management
    • Edward Russell, Managing Director - Tortoise Capital Advisors
    • Cecilia Gondor, EVP and Chief Investment Officer - Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors
    West Lounge (First Floor) James Room (Second Floor)
    THE ENERGY RENAISSANCE USE OF LEVERAGE IN CEFs
    3:20 pm - 3:40 pm US Energy Industrial Manufacturing Renaissance Daniel Spears, Partner & Portfolio Manager - Swank Capital; President - The Cushing Funds 3:20 pm - 4:00 pm       Use of Leverage in CEFs

    Moderator:

    Ian Rasmussen, Senior Director of Fund & Asset Management - Fitch Ratings


    Panelists:
    • Yuriy Layvand, Director of Fund & Asset Management - Fitch Ratings
    • William White, Managing Director of Debt Private Placements - Bank of America Merrill Lynch
    • Jody Meraz, VP of Publicly Traded Funds; Managing Director - Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.
    • William Meyers, Managing Director, GSPG Capital Markets - Nuveen Investments
    COMMODITIES
    Introduced By: Eric Balchunas, ETF Analyst – Bloomberg
    3:40 pm - 4:00 pm The Commodity Evolution: The Changing Face of Commodities Investing Oscar Bleetstein, Director, Commodities Sales - Credit Suisse
    4:00 pm - 4:20 pm The Case for Commodities John Gambla, Senior Portfolio Co-Manager - First Trust Advisors 4:00 pm - 4:40 pm     Raising Capital for CEFs & MLPs

    Moderator:

    Rose DiMartino, Partner, Asset Management Dept. - Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

    Panelists:
    • Bryan Turley, Managing Director - MLV & Co.
    • Jerry Raio, Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets - Wells Fargo Securities
    • John A. Key, Managing Director - UBS Investment Bank
    • Jay Spinola, Partner, Asset Mgmt. Group - Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    • Dietrich Moor, Senior VP - Raymond James Investment Banking
    4:20 pm - 4:40 pm Gold: A Strategic Asset William Rhind, Managing Director, Investment - World Gold Council
    West Lounge (First Floor)
    4:40 pm - 5:30 pm ETF Industry Roundtable
    Moderator:
    Laura Morrison, SVP, Global Index & Exchange Traded Products - NYSE Euronext

    Panelists:
    • Kevin Quigg, Global Head of ETF Sales Strategy - State Street Global Advisors
    • Dominic Maister, Head of iShares ETF Due Diligence - BlackRock
    • Ben Slavin, Head of Product Development - WisdomTree Asset Management
    • Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner - ETFGI
    • Kathleen H. Moriarty, Partner - Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
    • Ugo Egbunike, Director, Business DevelopmentETF.com
    5:40 pm – 7:00 pm COCKTAIL RECEPTION
    The Event Qualifies for 9 hours of CFP Continuing Education Credit









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