The Financial Planning Association has announced the three keynote speakers who will share their global and domestic financial perspectives at the FPA’s October 9-12 annual conference.
This year’s keynote speakers are:
Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, who will kick off the conference at the opening general session on Saturday, October 9, and discuss personal life, work life, and the financial and debt crisis.
Ariely was the subject of an Investment Advisor cover story in April 2010 called “Predictably Irrational,” in which he told IA columnist Olivia Mellan how advisors can use his research in their practices. His new book, “The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home,” explores the findings of his latest research.
On Sunday, October 10, David Wessel, economics editor for The Wall Street Journal, will share information on the macro economy, global trade, and economic trends.
Ian Bremmer, political scientist and president of the Eurasia Group, will close the conference on Monday, October 11, with an address about how global geopolitics affects the domestic economy and markets. Bremmer has written many books, the most recent of which is “The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations?”
FPA Denver 2010 is also offering several new educational sessions: Future of Planning, Marketing and Business Development, Risk Management and State Insurance, Advanced Planning, and Young Professionals.