Putting together the agenda for Inside ETFs—the world’s largest ETF conference, taking place January 22-25 in Hollywood, Florida—is a lot of fun. We’re tasked with covering all the major topics in ETF-land, and empowering our attendees—mostly advisors—with new ideas on how to build better portfolios and win new business.
The best part of putting together the agenda is picking the keynote speakers. We put huge effort into selecting keynotes that are both on-topic and out-of-the-box. This year, we’ve pulled together experts on everything from sports to comedy, psychology, behavioral economics, finance, politics and procrastination (yes, procrastination!).
Each speaker is handpicked to help attendees learn, grow, dream and gain inspiration. Here are 10 of my favorite keynote speakers I’m looking forward to for the 2017 conference:
Name: Alex Rodriguez
Best Known As: One of the best baseball players in history, winning 3 American League MVP Awards, hitting 696 home runs and delivering over 3,000 hits. Oh, and he’s faced some … challenges … too.
Why We Chose Alex: Because he’s not just an incredible athlete, he’s an incredibly insightful human being. A-Rod’s thoughts into what it takes to be a champion and how to own up to mistakes are priceless.
Speaking Slot: Tuesday, 5:20 p.m., Main Hall
Name: Barry Ritholtz
Best Known As: One of the most prolific and insightful bloggers in finance, and author of the book “Bailout Nation.”
Why We Chose Barry: Because bad client behavior (buying high, selling low) costs people more money than anything else, and Barry is miles ahead of most in thinking about how to correct that. He’s speaking on our “Advisor Accelerator” Workshop, a series of sessions designed to help you grow your business
Speaking Slot: Sunday, 5:20 p.m., ETF University
Name: Bob Doll
Best Known As: One of the sharpest macro thinkers on Wall Street.
Why We Chose Bob: Because the world is in a weird place and we don’t know where to invest. Bob will be unveiling his “10 Insights for 2017” at our conference, and we’ll be listening.
Speaking Slot: Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Main Hall