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Diamond Sponsor

Since its beginning in 1975, Vanguard has grown to become one of the world's largest investment management companies, with more than $2.55 trillion in U.S. fund assets as of 3/31/14. Vanguard provides an array of investment products, including a full range of low-cost ETFs and mutual funds designed to help financial advisors grow and preserve the wealth of their clients. In addition to our many investments and client-focused services, our commitment to financial advisors includes innovative practice management solutions that can help advisors attract and retain clients, build their practices, and enhance their professional development. Most investment firms are either publicly traded or privately owned. Vanguard is different: We're owned by the Vanguard funds, which are owned by our clients. Our unique structure, along with our commitment to provide outstanding performance, provides financial advisors with many opportunities for building their businesses and enhancing their client relationships. Connect with Vanguard® at advisors.vanguard.com or 800-997-2798.

Platinum Plus Sponsor

S&P Dow Jones Indices is the world's largest, global resource for index-based concepts, data and research. Home to the iconic S&P 500® and Dow Jones Industrial Average™, S&P Dow Jones Indices has more than 115 years of experience constructing innovative and transparent solutions that fulfill the needs of investors. More assets are invested in products based upon our indices than any other provider in the world. With more than 830,000 indices covering a wide range of asset classes across the globe, S&P Dow Jones Indices defines the way investors measure and trade the markets. To learn more, please visit www.spdji.com.

Platinum Sponsors

First Trust Portfolios L.P. is a privately held company that was established in 1991. First Trust invests across a range of asset classes, offering them through investment vehicles including unit investment trusts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, mutual funds, variable annuities and separate managed accounts. Many of these portfolios are selected using their proprietary fundamental and quantitative research as well as outside teams from leaders within the industry. First Trust is committed to helping financial professionals better serve investors with superior products, services and results. First Trust currently has assets under management or supervision of over $100 billion.

Investing in today's world is an active, dynamic process. Through professional-quality products and responsible innovation, iShares® helps advisors navigate today's volatile markets. What's more, iShares is backed by the experience and expertise of BlackRock®, an advisor to many of the world's largest companies and governments on managing risks and understanding capital markets. iShares gives advisors access to the same ETFs that 9 of 10 large professional investors who use ETFs choose.

Source: 90% of all institutional investors (pensions, foundations and endowments; asset managers; insurance companies and investment advisors) surveyed in the 2014 U.S. Exchange Traded Funds Study by Greenwich Associates used iShares ETFs. Survey included 201 institutional investors already using ETFs, interviewed 2/2014-4/2014.

Visit www.iShares.com or www.BlackRock.com to view a prospectus, which includes investment objectives, risks, fees, expenses and other information that you should read and consider carefully before investing. Risks include principal loss. Funds distributed by BlackRock Investments LLC. iSHARES and BLACKROCK are registered trademarks of BlackRock Inc.

MSCI Inc.is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investors globally. The company's flagship product offerings are the MSCI indexes, with over $9 trillion estimated to be benchmarked to them worldwide;1 Barra multi-asset class factor models, portfolio risk and performance analytics; RiskMetrics multi-asset class market and credit risk analytics; IPD real estate information, indexes and analytics; MSCI ESG (environmental, social and governance) Research screening, analysis and ratings; and FEA valuation models and risk management software for the energy and commodities markets.

1As of 3/31/14, as reported on 6/25/14, by eVestment, Lipper and Bloomberg

NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes has been creating innovative, market-leading, transparent indexes since 1971. Today, our index offering spans geographies and asset classes and includes diverse families such as the Global, Dividend and Income, Fixed Income (including the NASDAQ BulletShares Indexes), Nordic, Green Economy, Sharia and Commodity Indexes. We continuously offer new opportunities for financial product sponsors across a wide spectrum of investable products, and for asset managers and RIAs to measure risk and performance. NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes also provides custom index services and design solutions to selected financial organizations. For more information, visit www.nasdaqomx.com/indexes.

Invesco PowerShares is Leading the Intelligent ETF Revolution® through its family of over 140 domestic and international ETFs, which seek to provide advisors and investors access to an innovative array of focused investment opportunities. With AUM of $99.5 billion as of 3/31/2014, PowerShares ETFs trade on both U.S. stock exchanges. Invesco PowerShares is a part of Invesco Ltd., a leading independent global investment management company dedicated to helping people worldwide achieve their financial objectives. PowerShares QQQ™, which is based on the NASDAQ-100 Index, tracks 100 of the largest, most innovative domestic and international nonfinancial companies listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market.

Gold Sponsors

Bloomberg Tradebook is a leading agency broker that partners with both the buy-side and sell-side to provide high-quality liquidity, market insight and customized solutions based on innovative technologies. Founded in 1996, Tradebook offers its customer base trading solutions for equities, futures, options and foreign exchange (FX) to actively manage complex trading strategies in more than 100 global exchanges.

Founded in 1989, Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (CSIM) is a subsidiary of The Charles Schwab Corporation, with more than $240 billion in assets under management (as of 9/30/14). CSIM's investment products include money funds, index funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), subadvised funds, asset allocation funds and disciplined active funds. In addition to managing Schwab ETFs™ and Schwab Funds®, CSIM is the investment advisor for the institutional-style subadvised Laudus Funds family. Our investment products span multiple asset classes, offering investors the ability to select those that best align with their financial goals.

Emerging Global Advisors (EGA) provides investors and institutions with the necessary tools to implement similar investment strategies in emerging markets as they do in developed markets. Our lineup of funds, including EGShares—our exchange-traded funds offering—enable investors to allocate not merely to, but also within, emerging markets through core equity, thematic, dividend and fixed-income funds. These portfolio construction tools allow more accurate targeting of emerging market investment opportunities.

ETF Securities is a leading, independent ETP provider with expertise in commodities. We're dedicated to developing liquid, transparent investment solutions that can be traded on world stock exchanges.

We provide one of the most comprehensive physically-backed precious metal offering in the US, consisting of seven products listed on the NYSE.

F-Squared Investments is an asset manager providing next-generation investment indexes and strategies based on its AlphaSector® and Portfolio Replication Technology capabilities. We focus on delivering powerful and innovative investment solutions to help meet investors’ financial goals. At 9/30/14, F-Squared affiliated entities had over $25B in fee-generating assets. www.f-squaredinvestments.com

Fidelity Financial Advisor Solutions provides investment products and services through Fidelity Investments Institutional Services Company, Inc., working with investment professionals at financial institutions nationwide, including wirehouses, regional and independent broker/dealers, registered investment advisors, banks, trust companies, and insurance companies. The company offers Fidelity Advisor Funds®, Variable Insurance Product (VIP) Portfolios, systematic investment plans, and institutional money market funds.

Guggenheim Investments offers investors a broad range of ETFs— domestic and international equity, fixed-income and currency—to provide the core building blocks for portfolios, access to hard-to-reach market segments, as well as targeted investment choices. As the seventh-largest U.S. ETF provider, with approximately $27 billion in assets, Guggenheim Investments seeks to be a go-to source for strong, actionable ideas for the marketplace. With a history of purposeful innovation, including many industry "firsts," Guggenheim delivers what we believe are distinct and relevant strategies for institutional investors, private wealth advisors and the clients they serve.

For over a century, J.P. Morgan Asset Management has served some of the world's most demanding clients. With more than $1.7 trillion in assets under management, we leverage our global investment capabilities to deliver industry-leading funds, market insights and support to help financial advisors strengthen their businesses and deepen client relationships. Today J.P. Morgan ETFs continue our legacy of leadership in asset management, with innovative strategic beta and active-oriented solutions that expand access to our top-performing investment platforms across asset classes worldwide.

KCG is a leading independent securities firm offering investors a range of services designed to address trading needs across asset classes, product types and time zones. The firm combines advanced technology with exceptional client service across market making, agency execution and venues. KCG has multiple access points to trade global equities, fixed income, currencies and commodities via voice or automated execution. www.kcg.com

ProShares offers the nation's largest lineup of alternative ETFs. We help investors to go beyond the limitations of conventional investing and face today's market challenges. ProShares helps investors build better portfolios by providing access to alternative investments delivered with the liquidity, transparency and cost effectiveness of ETFs. Our wide array of alternative ETFs can help you reduce volatility, manage risk and enhance returns.

Russell Indexes offers a comprehensive family of U.S. and global equity indexes that give investors a more precise view of the markets and allow them to track performance of distinct segments consistently. Russell Indexes calculates more than 700,000 benchmarks daily, covering 98% of the investable market globally, 81 countries and more than 10,000 securities. Approximately $5.2 trillion in assets is benchmarked to the Russell Indexes. Russell's index data is also used to create a variety of exchange-traded products offered through some of the best-known firms in the industry, representing more than $120 billion in assets.

Source is a global investment firm and dedicated ETF provider delivering investors value through core and enhanced indices, strong partnerships and active trading. Source engineers innovative products across asset classes focusing on liquidity and increased transparency. Source's commitment to excellence, focus on integrity and emphasis on partnerships gives investment professionals the needed tools and education to service their clients and grow their business. 1-844-3SOURCE; www.sourceETF.com

State Street Global Advisors is a leader in institutional investing, with $2.38 trillion in AUM at 3/31/14. An innovator in the ETF market and creator of the first ETF in 1993, we currently manage 129 domestic and 79 international ETFs, with approximately $387 billion worldwide in our SPDR® ETF family at 3/31/14.1

Products offered through State Street Global Markets LLC, member FINRA, SIPC. Visit spdrs.com or www.spdrgoldshares.com.

1This AUM includes the assets of the SPDR Gold Trust (approx. $33.7 billion at 3/31/14), for which State Street Global Markets LLC, an affiliate of State Street Global Advisors, serves as the marketing agent.

STOXX Ltd. is a leading index specialist that started in Europe. The launch of the first STOXX® indices in 1998, including the EURO STOXX 50®Index, marked the beginning of a unique success story. Since then, STOXX has been at the forefront of market developments and has continuously expanded its portfolio of innovative indices. STOXX now operates globally across all asset classes. STOXX indices are licensed to more than 500 companies. They are used not only as underlyings for financial products, but also for risk and performance measurement. STOXX Ltd. is the marketing agent for DAX® and SMI® indices. Visit www.stoxx.com.

Silver Sponsors

ALPS offers innovative portfolio solutions that help financial advisors and institutional investors build better portfolios. We specialize in satellite and liquid alternative asset classes focusing on MLPs, real assets, private equity, alternative income, sectors and emerging markets. Our exposure to these asset classes is achieved primarily through ETFs and open-end funds so that we can provide access that is registered, liquid and fully transparent.

BATS Global Markets Inc. is a leading global operator of securities markets. In the U.S., BATS operates four stock exchanges—BZX, BYX, EDGX and EDGA—and regularly ranks as the top market for ETF- and retail-driven liquidity. The company also operates BATS Options, a U.S. equity options market. In Europe, BATS operates the largest pan-European equity exchange, offering trading and listing services across 15 major European markets. Follow us on Twitter @BATSGlobal.

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) is home to the full range of active, passive, alternative and private wealth management functions of Deutsche Bank, delivering a comprehensive set of investment strategies and services. DeAWM is a world-leading provider of exchange-traded products, offering more than 300 solutions around the globe totaling over $66 billion in assets.

The Horizons ETFs Group consists of innovative financial services companies offering regional families of ETFs in Canada, the U.S., Korea, Hong Kong, Australia and Colombia. With approximately $8.6 billion in AUM and 141 ETF listings worldwide, Horizons ETFs Group makes up one of the largest collective families of ETFs. All of the Horizons ETFs Group companies and affiliates are subsidiaries of Mirae Asset Global Investments Co., Ltd. USA products distributed by Foreside Fund Services LLC.

The alternative to alternatives—IndexIQ is a leading asset management firm providing index-based, liquid alternative investments focused on absolute-return, real-assets and international strategies. Our solutions are offered as ETFs, mutual funds, separate accounts and model portfolios. Our philosophy is to democratize investment management by making innovative alternative investment strategies available to investors in low-cost, liquid and transparent products. www.IndexIQ.com

VelocityShares®, owned by Janus Capital Group, is a leader in developing innovative exchange-traded products for professional investors. The products provide investors with access to sophisticated long-term investment strategies and enable traders to express short-term market views. We are focused on delivering leading-edge, efficient and insightful products for a wide range of investors across a variety of asset classes. The VelocityShares Group includes VLS Securities LLC, a U.S.-registered broker-dealer and wholly owned subsidiary of VelocityShares LLC. VelocitySharesETFs.com

Morningstar Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors.

PIMCO is a leading global investment management firm, with offices in 12 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1971, PIMCO offers a wide range of innovative strategies to help millions of investors worldwide meet their needs. Our goal is to provide attractive returns while maintaining a strong culture of risk management and long-term discipline.

S&P Capital IQ, a business of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE:MHFI), is a leading provider of multi-asset class and real-time data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment and commercial banks, investment advisors and wealth managers, corporations and universities around the world. Providing proprietary ranking and analysis of ETFs since 2008, S&P Capital IQ covers more than 1,000 equity, fixed-income, currency and commodity ETFs, using a unique holdings-based methodology.

State Street Corporation is the leading global provider of ETF services. We have helped clients with many "firsts"—the first ETF in the U.S., Australia, Luxembourg and Hong Kong. As the only service provider with an end-to-end service model in all major global ETF markets, our expertise and innovation can help you manage uncertainty, act on growth opportunities, optimize cost structures and enhance the value of your services. Visit www.statestreet.com or contact Frank Koudelka at francis.koudelka@statestreet.com.

Founded in 1955, Van Eck Global was among the first U.S. money managers helping investors achieve greater diversification through global investing. Today the firm continues this tradition by offering innovative, actively managed investment portfolios in hard assets, emerging markets, precious metals, fixed income and other alternative asset classes. Van Eck Global manages assets on behalf of more than 400 institutions.

WisdomTree launched its first ETFs in 2006, and is currently the fifth-largest ETF provider. The company sponsors 69 ETFs spanning asset classes and countries. WisdomTree pioneered the concept of fundamentally weighted ETFs and active ETFs. The company is the only publicly traded asset manager exclusively focused on the ETF industry. As of 6/30/2014, WisdomTree had $35.5 billion in assets under management. WisdomTree is listed on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker: WETF.

Bronze Sponsors

When you Execute with Instinct® through Bank of America Merrill Lynch, you have a global platform to access the natural liquidity provided by one of the world's largest private client and institutional networks. Our Trader Instinct™ platform helps you achieve high-quality execution by drawing on our expansive market presence, financial capital, and liquidity destinations.

Backed by more than 100 years of experience, Columbia Management is one of the nation's largest asset managers. At the heart of our success—and, most importantly, that of our investors—are some of the most talented professionals in the industry, brought together by a unique way of working.

In 1960, Chicago Booth embarked on developing the first comprehensive database for historical security prices and returns information. CRSP's new series of transparent and investable indexes serve as benchmarks for investment vehicles. In October 2012, Vanguard announced it would adopt 16 of the CRSP indexes as benchmarks for certain Vanguard ETFs.

FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds offer new, investor-centric solutions that build on the global investment experience of one of the world's leading asset managers, Northern Trust. Engineered to advance real-world goals that clients voice, FlexShares blend multiple disciplines into focused options that advisors can use to construct, allocate and manage client portfolios. An investment is subject to risk, including the loss of principal. Foreside Fund Services, LLC, distributor. Visit www.flexshares.com for a prospectus.

FTSE is a world leader in global index and analytical solutions, and calculates indices across a wide range of asset classes, on both a standard and custom basis for benchmarking and the creation of investable products. There are 200+ ETFs based on FTSE indices globally.

Lattice Strategies, a pioneer in risk-designed investment solutions, develops and manages strategies seeking to solve investors' risk and capital growth challenges. With long-term capital growth, dynamic income and resilient portfolio defense solutions, our innovative strategies are available through separately managed accounts and ETFs. Learn how to make client portfolios stronger. www.latticestrategies.com

Research Affiliates LLC is a global leader in smart beta and asset allocation strategies. The firm is built on a strong research base, led by Rob Arnott and Jason Hsu. We deliver solutions in partnership with some of the world's leading financial institutions, who offer mutual funds, ETFs, separately managed accounts and/or commingled accounts. We also work directly with institutional clients. As of March 31, 2014, about $169 billion in assets are managed worldwide.

With nearly 11,000 professionals in over 33 countries, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking tailors solutions for issuers and investors via our worldwide expertise in investment banking, global finance and global markets. For issuers, we provide a global advisory approach and capital-raising solutions. For investors, we offer investment opportunities and risk management.


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