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    7:30 am - 7:55 am REGISTRATION
    MORNING SESSIONS
    WEST LOUNGE (1ST FLOOR)
    7:55 am - 8:00 am Welcome Remarks by Nicolas Bornozis, President - Capital Link, Inc.
    INVESTING FOR YIELD
    8:00 am - 8:40 am MLP Investing Through CEFs & ETFs
    MLP Industry Roundtable
    Moderator:
    Gabriel Moreen, Senior Analyst - Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    Panelists:
    • Daniel Spears, Partner - Swank Capital
    • Edward Russell, Managing Director - Tortoise Capital Advisors
    • Ganesh Jois, Vice President - Goldman Sachs Asset Management
    • Jay Hatfield, President Infrastructure Capital Advisors; Portfolio Manager - InfraCap
    8:40 am - 9:20 am  BDC Industry Roundtable Moderator:
    Rich Kendrick, Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets and Senior Managing Director  - Stifel

    Panelists:
    • Howard Levkowitz, Managing Partner - Tennenbaum Capital Partners; Chairman & CEO – TCP Capital Corp.
    • Terrence W. Olson, Chief Operating Offer and Chief Financial Officer - THL Credit  
    • Michael Mauer, Chief Executive Officer CM Finance
    WEST LOUNGE (1ST FLOOR) JAMES ROOM (2ND FLOOR)
    ALTERNATIVE INVESTING INVESTING FOR INCOME AND TOTAL RETURN  
    9:20 am - 10:00 am Alternative Income Institute (REITs, MLPs and Preferred Securities) Moderator:
    Joseph Williams,SVP and National Sales Manager - Cohen & Steers

    Panelists:
    • Jason Yablon, SVP and Portfolio Manager – Global Real Estate SecuritiesCohen & Steers
    • Tyler Rosenlicht, VP and Portfolio Manager Cohen & Steers
    • Elaine Zaharis-Nikas, SVP and Portfolio Manager – Preferred Securities – Cohen & Steers
    9:20 am - 10:00 am

    Uncovering Value in the BDC Industry

    Grier Eliasek, President & COO - Prospect Capital Corporation
    10:00 am - 10:20 am  The How/When/Where & Why for Alternative Investments 
     
    John Gambla, Senior Portfolio Manager - First Trust Advisors
     10:00 am - 10:20 am

    Investing in MLP’s in a Volatile Crude Oil Environment

    10:20 am - 11:00 am Using CEFs & ETFs in Client Portfolios Moderator:
    Chris Dieterich, Funds Editor and Staff Writer  Barron’s

    Panelists:
    • Jon Maier, Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager, Merrill Lynch ETF Model Portfolios - Bank of America Merrill Lynch
    • John Cole Scott, Portfolio Manager Closed-End Fund Advisors
    • Todd Yannuzzi, Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Management Director, Wealth Advisor – Morgan Stanley
    • Michael Starr, Senior Vice President/Investments Stifel
    • Robert Hum,  Associate Vice President/Analyst - Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management
    10:20 am - 11:00 am
    The Energy Landscape and MLP Investment Opportunities 
    Daniel Spears, Partner - Swank Capital
    11:00 am - 11:20 am NETWORKING BREAK
    WEST LOUNGE (1ST FLOOR) JAMES ROOM (2ND FLOOR)
    INTERNATIONAL INVESTING
    Introduced by: Elias Lanik, Senior Closed-End Fund Analyst - Bank of America Merrill Lynch 
    CLOSED-END FUND INVESTING
    11:20 am - 11:40 am Emerging Markets Debt: Opportunities and Risks

    John DiSpigno, Partner, Portfolio Specialist/Client Relationship Manager - Stone Harbor Investment Partners

        11:20 am - 12:00 pm  Raising Capital for CEFs
    Moderator:
    Jay Spinola, Partner Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

    Panelists:
    • Edward Russell, Managing Director - Tortoise Capital Advisors    
    • Dietrich Moor, Senior VP - Raymond James Investment Banking
    • John A. Key, Managing Director - UBS Investment Bank
    • Jerry Raio, Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets - Wells Fargo Securities
    • Kevin Deignan, Managing Director -Investment Banking - Citi
    11:40 am - 12:00 pm The Sun Rises in the East: The Case for Investing in Asia  Rennie McConnochie, Senior Business Development Manager – Aberdeen Asset Management 
    12:00 pm - 12:20 pm  Ireland-Europe’s Bright Spot Continues to Shine  Eoin Fahy, Chief Economist,  Investment Strategist Kleinwort Benson Investors 
     12:20 pm - 12:40 pm

     European Equities   Christopher C. Warren, Managing Director Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
     USE OF LEVERAGE IN CEFs
     12:00 pm - 12:40 pm Rating & Leverage
     
    Moderator:
    Ian Rasmussen, Senior Director of Fund & Asset Management - Fitch Ratings

    Panelists:
    • Adam Joseph, Managing Director Wells Fargo Securities
    • Andrew Hanson, Managing Director – Head of Debt Private Placements Morgan Stanley
    • Christopher Larsen, Director, Closed-End Funds Legg Mason
    RISK MANAGEMENT
     12:40 pm - 1:00 pm

    New Study Presents First-Ever List of 119 Funds That Use Options to Manage Volatility and Enhance Yields 

    Matt Moran, , VP, Business Development CBOE 
    LUNCHEON & KEYNOTE ADDRESS
    1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
    Asset Allocation During Periods of Market Uncertainty

    John P. Calamos, Sr.

    Chairman, CEO and Global Co-CIO - Calamos Investments

    2:15 pm - 2:30 pm CLOSED-END FUNDS, ETFS & ANALYST AWARDS
    AFTERNOON SESSIONS
    WEST LOUNGE (1ST FLOOR)
    2:50 pm – 3:30 pm   CEF Industry Roundtable Moderator:
    Alexander Reiss, Director, Closed-End Fund Research Stifel

    Panelists:
    • Dennis Emanuel, Director of ETF & Closed End Fund Strategy - ALPS Portfolio Solutions
    • Robert Bush, SVP - Calamos Investments
    • Jonathan Isaac, VP, Director of Product Management - Eaton Vance Management
    • Keith McRedmond, Vice President, Head of Closed End Funds - Goldman Sachs Asset Management
    INNOVATION IN THE ETF SPACE
    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Beyond Market Cap Investing: The Evolution of Strategic Beta ETFs

    Timothy Devlin, Executive Director and Client Portfolio Manager J.P. Morgan Asset Management

     Glenn Smith, Executive Director J.P. Morgan Asset Management

    4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Actively Managed ETFs – Investing Municipal Debt Securities John Wilhelm, Senior Vice President – Municipal Bonds - First Trust Advisors
    4:20 pm - 4:40 pm Poliwogg Medical Breakthroughs Index Sam Wertheimer, PhD, Chief Investment Officer - Poliwogg Healthcare Investments 
    4:40 pm - 5:00 pm

    NextShares - Active Funds Remastered

    Kristine Delano, Managing Director - Navigate Fund Solutions
    5:00 pm - 5:40 pm ETF Industry Roundtable Moderator:
    Tom Champion, Managing Director – Global Index and Exchange Traded Products – NYSE

    Panelists:
    • Kevin Rich, Founder & CEO - Rich Investment Solutions
    • Ogden Hammond, Executive Director, Head of ETF Strategy & Business Development - J.P Morgan Asset Management
    • Kristine Delano, Vice President & Managing Director - Navigate Fund Solutions 
    • Michael Jabara, Executive Director - Morgan Stanley
    5:40 pm – 7:00 pm COCKTAIL RECEPTION









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