The Financial Services Institute 2019 OneVoice conference kicks off Monday in New Orleans. Several hundred leaders of independent broker-dealers and independent advisors are expected to attend this year’s event, which will feature the first leadership panel with all-female participants on Tuesday.
On Monday, a series of board and council meetings take place, followed by a session focusing on the advancement of women in leadership. Some speakers at the event, which is sponsored by Broadridge and Fidelity, are Cambridge Investment Research President Amy Webber, KMS Financial President Erinn Ford and Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management COO Jaime Desmond.
Later Monday, the opening session will feature the award-winning host, filmmaker and entrepreneur Jay Shetty. Shetty, who led social media innovation at Accenture and also is a former monk, will take guests “inside the mind of innovators” and present four mindsets that can help financial professionals thrive.
On Tuesday, sessions will focus on these tracks or themes: CEO, compliance, due diligence, investment advisory services, marketing /growth/development, operations and technology and supervision. Networking breaks take place between sessions.
Sessions will cover topics like the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed best-interest regulation, share-class matters, high-risk brokers, cybersecurity, client communications, best practices and strategic planning.