May 5-6, 2016
The Hyatt Regency Dallas
The conference allows advisors to:
Enhance your ability to assist clients who are planning for retirement or need help meeting retirement needs.
Hear and share ideas on new retirement realities, issues you face with clients, and strategies to address client goals.
Become energized from new ideas to help build your practice.

Featured Speakers


Rick Adkins

Rick Adkins founded The Arkansas Financial Group in 1982. Adkins served as chair of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards’ Board of Governors in 2003. He received a B.S. degree in management from Harding University and an M.B.A. from the University of Mississippi.

J. Ralph Broadwater, MD

Dr. Ralph Broadwater graduated from Southern Methodist University, magna cum laude, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Broadwater attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and completed his surgical residency at UAMS. He completed a two-year fellowship in surgical oncology at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He returned to Arkansas in 1986 where he is chief of surgical oncology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Wade Dokken

Wade Dokken has 25 years of experience as an annuity marketing innovator and senior life company executive manager. Dokken is a partner of WealthVest Marketing with Lincoln Colins. Previously, Dokken was CMO and CEO of American Skandia, a $43 billion variable annuity company. WealthVest is a national distribution company of annuities-principally to banks and broker-dealers.

Ric Edelman

Ric Edelman is an acclaimed advisor and has been ranked the #1 Independent Financial Advisor in the nation three times by Barron’s. He and his team of experienced advisors manage more than $15 billion for clients across the country. Edelman hosts radio and television shows heard and seen by millions of people every week and is also the #1 New York Times best-selling author who has published seven books.

Harold R. Evensky

Harold Evensky is the chairman of Evensky & Katz/Foldes Financial Wealth Management. Prior to forming his own company, Evensky served as a vice president of investments with major investment banking firms. He has been a featured speaker on investment topics at numerous national and international conventions. He is also a professor of practice in the Department of Personal Financial Planning at Texas Tech University and a contributing writer for Financial Advisor magazine.

Russell T. Hill

Russ Hill received his B.A. in economics from Stanford University and his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is also the chairman of the Investment Committee for MemorialCare Health Systems, the International Center for Wealth Advisory Excellence and the New Retirement Forum.

Dorothy Hinchcliff

Dorothy Hinchcliff is managing editor of Financial Advisor magazine and editor of its website,, and FA green, She has been instrumental in expanding the magazine’s website and launched FA green, which focuses on sustainable investing and advisors who provide advice on the topic. Hinchcliff has been a financial journalist for more than 20 years.

Deena Katz

Deena Katz is an associate professor in the Department of Personal Financial Planning at Texas Tech University and a founding partner of Evensky & Katz/ Foldes Financial Wealth Management in Coral Gables, Fla. She is an internationally recognized financial advisor and practice management expert and the author of seven books on financial planning and practice management topics.  She has a regular column in Financial Advisor magazine.


Kevin Knull

Kevin Knull, CFP, is the president of PIEtech Inc., creator of the industry’s leading financial planning software, MoneyGuidePro. Knull also holds the position of CEO of MoneyGuide Advisory Inc. With over 14 years of dedicated industry experience, he works extensively with many of the nation’s leading firms to develop and implement strategies to increase revenue and financial planning adoption, and drive greater efficiencies.

Anne W. Kritzmire

Anne Kritzmire oversees strategic marketing and support, financial advisor and investor education, industry relations and comprehensive data services for Nuveen Investments’ entire family of taxable and tax-free closed-end funds and exchange-traded commodity products. Kritzmire leads an integrated program of advisor and investor support communications activities, including the award-winning websites and She has been quoted extensively in business media such as Barron’s, Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. She has also appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg Television and

Christian Magoon

An ETF veteran, Christian Magoon has launched over 50 ETFs in the United States to date. Magoon has helped drive the adoption of ETFs by U.S. investors through numerous educational efforts highlighting the efficiency, transparency and flexibility of the ETF vehicle. He is also the CEO of Magoon Capital LLC.

Carolyn McClanahan, M.D.

Dr. Carolyn McClanahan founded Life Planning Partners Inc. in 2004. McClanahan writes and speaks nationally to financial planners and physicians on the interplay between health and financial issues. She has been quoted in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Money Magazine, and has appeared on CNBC and NPR.

Dan Moisand

Dubbed a “Future Star” in 2002 by Financial Advisor, Dan Moisand has been featured as one of the country’s top practitioners in most financial planning publications.  A prolific writer, he is the only two-time winner of the Journal of Financial Planning’s Call for Papers competition and has been a retirement columnist for Financial Advisor since 2010.  He is a past national president of the Financial Planning Association and has spoken to planner groups on five continents.

Wade D. Pfau, Ph.D.

Wade D. Pfau, Ph.D., CFA, is a professor of retirement income in the Ph.D. program for financial and retirement planning at The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He also serves as the director of retirement research for inStream Solutions and McLean Asset Management.

John Salter, Ph.D.

John Salter, Ph.D., CFP, is an associate professor of personal financial planning at Texas Tech University where he has taught numerous courses in the program, including retirement planning, and has been heavily involved in the program’s administration. Salter is also a partner and serves as a wealth manager for Evensky & Katz/ Foldes Financial Wealth Management. He received his Ph.D. in personal financial planning from the university’s own personal financial planning program.

Evan Simonoff

Evan Simonoff is editorial director of Financial Advisor and Private Wealth magazines and is a founding partner of Charter Financial Publishing Network (CFPN). He has spent more than 20 years as an editor and reporter covering the financial services industry. Simonoff is a widely recognized expert on personal finance and investments.

Greg Sullivan

Greg Sullivan has over 30 years experience in investment management and personal financial planning. Sullivan is responsible for ensuring the continued growth and development of the business and specializes in providing investment management, tax advisory and financial planning services to clients. He has been recognized by Barron’s Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors report and by Washingtonian magazine as a 2014 Top Money Advisor.

Dr. Katy Votava

Dr. Katy Votava is a Medicare expert who consults with financial advisors and their clients throughout the United States. As a nurse practitioner and healthcare economist, Votava has a broad view of healthcare in retirement and what the real impact is on consumers. She provides up-to-the-minute information that advisors can apply immediately in practice. She is quoted widely in the press and speaks frequently on personal healthcare finance.

Michael Zmistowski

Michael Zmistowski, a certified retirement counselor with the International Foundation for Retirement Education and primary member of Financial Planning & Wealth Management LLC, has been in private practice for over 30 years designing and implementing financial plans with retirement income as his specialty. Zmistowski is a prominent conference speaker known for his energetic speaking style.

Subject to change

May 5, 2016

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast In Exhibit Hall

8:00 am - 8:10 am

Opening Remarks And Chairperson Welcome

David Smith, Financial Advisor and Private Wealth Magazines

8:10 am - 9:00 am

Keynote Address
The Human Face Of Retirement: Counseling The Whole Client

Nick Murray

9:05 am - 9:55 am

Keynote Address
Retirement: The Big Picture

Alicia Munnell

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Morning Network Break In Exhibit Hall

10:35 am - 11:25 am


Health Care In Retirement

Pending CE Credit
Dr. Katy Votava and Dr. Carolyn McClanahan discuss important updates on the latest changes in the health-care landscape that may dramatically impact your clients.


Dr. Katy Votava,
Carolyn McClanahan, Life Planning Partners


Bond Investing In A Volatile Environment

Pending CE Credit
Many people are predicting a liquidity crisis in bond investing, but what would that mean for your clients? Panelists discuss how to manage fear and assess the right bond allocation in retirement portfolios.

11:30 am - 12:20 pm


Sustainable Withdrawal Strategies

Pending CE Credit
Two leading experts discuss strategies based on the latest research that advisors can use to help many clients’ money last through long retirements.


Wade Pfau, Ph.D., The American College
Wade Dokken, WealthVest Marketing


Reverse Mortgages: New Terms And New Uses

Pending CE Credit
The world of reverse mortgages has change substantially. Our panelists discuss the new paradigm and explore issues that include how reverse mortgages can be used as part of a portfolio strategy, as well as how they may be needed to provide adequate income in retirement.


Dr. John Salter, Texas Tech

12:25 pm - 1:40 pm

Keynote Address: Peggy Noonan

1:40 pm - 2:30 pm

Dessert Break In Exhibit Hall

2:35 pm - 3:25 pm


Income-Generating Investments

Pending CE Credit
Clients entering what could be a retirement lasting three decades or more require a combination of income and capital appreciation. In this session, several leading investors will discuss their strategies for providing investors with growth and income portfolios built to last.


Software And Risk In Retirement

Pending CE Credit
What software is best for advisors to use in building their clients’ retirement plans? The assumptions embedded in these programs are critical to the ultimate outcome of whether or not clients achieve their goals.

3:30 pm - 4:20 pm


Managed Payout Funds Vs. Annuities

Pending CE Credit
Both kinds of investments provide income streams, but for which retirement clients do these choices make sense?


Advanced Planning Issues For Physicians

Pending CE Credit
Doctors are a niche market that advisors in many communities may want to target. Learn the challenges that doctors face, including new ones from the Affordable Care Act, and how you can help them plan for the future.


Rick Adkins, The Arkansas Financial Group Inc.
J. Ralph Broadwater, MD, The Arkansas Financial Group Inc.

4:25pm - 5:15 pm


Equity-Income Investing For Retirement

Pending CE Credit
In this session, panelists will discuss their strategies for providing investors with growth and income portfolios built to last.


Big Picture Retirement Issues

Pending CE Credit
From asset allocation decisions to cash flow strategies to income options, top thought leaders will evaluate the latest ideas emerging in the retirement space and discuss their merits.


Harold Evensky, Evensky & Katz
Wade Pfau, The American College

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Cocktail Reception With Exhibitors

May 6, 2016

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:00 am - 8:10 am

Opening Remarks and Chairperson Welcome

David Smith, Financial Advisor and Private Wealth Magazines

8:10 am - 9:00 am

What Longevity Means For Your Clients And Your Firm

Pending CE Credits
Two leading advisors extensively involved in studying longevity discuss the latest research on the topic and the far-reaching impact longer lives are having on financial planning.


Ric Edelman, Edelman Financial Services
Russ Hill, Halbert Hargrove Global Advisors

9:05 am - 9:55am


Where To Retire

Pending CE Credits
Should clients move when they retire? Our panelists look at issues that affect that decision, and when it’s better for clients to stay in their current homes.


Preventing Clients From Failing At Retirement

Pending CE Credits
Even well-off clients can make decisions that could leave them financially worse off when they enter retirement. Two leading advisors discuss how they stop clients from making decisions they are likely to regret.


Dan Moisand, Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo
Greg Sullivan, Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros & Blayney

10:00 am - 10:50 am


Social Security: When To Start It

Pending CE Credits
For many clients, it may make sense to wait until full retirement or beyond to start drawing it, but individual circumstances and Social Security regulations may mean it's better for some to file earlier.


Changes In The LTC Marketplace

Pending CE Credits
The long-term-care insurance market has consolidated and new policies generally don’t offer as generous benefits. While traditional LTC insurance remains the right choice for many clients, other kinds of products are now available that expand choices and opportunities.

10:55 am - 11:25 am

Morning Network Break In Exhibit Hall

11:30 am - 12:20 pm


Variable And Fixed Annuities: Are They Worth Another Look?

Pending CE Credits
Many financial advisors have avoided annuities for their clients. But with the relentless need for retirement income, these kinds of annuities are worth evaluating.


The Retirement Plan Marketplace And Why You Should Consider It

Pending CE Credits
Qualified plans, including 401(k) and 403(b) plans, remain the primary savings vehicle for most Americans, and changes are being proposed across the country to increase savings in these vehicles. How can advisors play a role in serving plan sponsors and participants?

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Keynote Address: John Mauldin

Sponsored by

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Panel And Speakers To Be Announced

2:50 pm

Conference Adjourns

Platinum Sponsor

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Folio Institutional

Folio Institutional provides custody and brokerage services to financial professionals and institutions nationwide, servicing billions of dollars in assets. Their patented online brokerage and investing solutions enable advisors to manage thousands of client accounts, implement diversified investment strategies, manage tax liabilities, and fully integrate billing, performance reporting and other services.



MoneyGuidePro makes financial planning powerful, profitable and easy. Our sophisticated, goal-based approach streamlines planning and increases client engagement. MoneyGuidePro’s powerful planning tools, Social Security maximizer, tech integration and account aggregation help create better plans for more clients in less time.

Schooner Investment Group


Schooner Investment Group provides investment management services to institutions and financial intermediaries that are seeking to preserve and build capital with a focus on sustainable, risk-reducing investment strategies. Schooner specializes in option strategies and has managed mutual funds since 2008. The Schooner Hedged Alternative Income Fund (SHAIX) employs a strategy designed to generate streams of cash flow that are uncorrelated to both equity and fixed income markets.

YieldShares LLC

YieldShares LLC is an ETF sponsor focused on investment income. Founded by ETF veteran Christian Magoon, the firm seeks to expand access to income focused investment strategies available inside an ETF.

Media Partner

Investor’s Business Daily

Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) is an authoritative financial news and research organization recognized for its proprietary investing screens, investment ratings and strong record of identifying market leaders as they emerge. Its award winning website,, offers premium subscription tools, expert analysis and personalized research features for investors of all levels. Founded in 1984 by famed Wall Street investment expert and entrepreneur William J. O’Neil, Investor’s Business Daily and provide performance-driven financial professionals and sophisticated investors with distinctive market analysis and research that cannot be found elsewhere.


What is the dress code for the conference?
The attire for the conference is business casual. No shorts or t-shirts.

What is the cancellation policy?
If you are unable to attend, you may replace your registration with a substitute delegate at no extra cost. Should you completely cancel, notification must be submitted in writing at least 45 days prior to the event. No cancellation refunds/requests will be accepted within 45 days of the event.

In the event the conference is cancelled, the producer assumes no liability for non-refundable transportation costs, hotel accommodations or any additional costs incurred by registrants. The Conference producer reserves the right to alter the agenda without notice including the substitution or cancellation of speakers and/or topics.

Details of the Conference provided on this website and in other materials is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.

What time does registration open?
Attendee registration opens at 7:00 a.m.

Can I register on-site on the day of the conference?
Yes, however we encourage you to register beforehand.

How will continuing education hours be credited?
Forms will be available at registration, all attendees are to self-report the program for credit.


Speaking/Sponsorship Opportunities

If you're interested in speaking or sponsorship opportunities please contact:

David Smith, EVP,
Group Publisher
(732) 450-8866
ext. 26


Press Inquiries

For inquiries on registration or hotel information please contact:

Linda Dunn
(732) 450-8866
ext. 36