Market changes continue to make headlines due to recent volatility born by factors ranging from inflation to geopolitical instability. In this environment, it can be helpful to put today’s volatility into perspective by reviewing market downturns and corrections of the past, and how volatility can even breed new opportunities for discerning investors.

 

At the same time, as GDP plunged in the first quarter, consumer confidence dips, and the Federal Reserve hikes rates at the fastest pace since 2005, a primary concern of economists is that the rug might be ripped from under the economy. Preparing both your and your clients’ portfolios for harsh economic times ahead should be an essential part of your practice, downturn or not.

 

Explore how investment professionals drive client engagement during market volatility, while recession-preparing portfolios. The panel of professionals will:

  • Reflect on the current state of the market and share how they’re engaging their clients during turbulent times, while identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks in portfolios

  • Show how you can navigate market swings to maximize investment opportunities

  • Discuss the importance of active portfolio monitoring and “pulling the trigger” on an investment when an attractive buy arises

  • Review which asset classes are more likely to thrive in the current environment and which can bring favorable tax benefits

  • Discuss steps that you can take to address your clients’ recession concerns

 

Speakers:

 

Rory O'Hara, Founder and Senior Managing Partner of Ausperity Private Wealth

Rory founded Ausperity Private Wealth in 2021 as an independent wealth management firm, driven by his desire to help people better manage their finances through careful planning so they can enjoy the full potential of their wealth. With more than fifteen years of experience as a wealth advisor, Rory focuses on helping Baby Boomers make the most of the next phase of their life, and High-Income Millennials who have decades of financial goals ahead of them. Previously Rory led his own team, The O’Hara Group, at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. As a member of the select Merrill Lynch Advisor Growth Network, he taught advanced financial planning concepts and strategies to other Merrill Lynch Financial Advisors. Rory has been recognized by Forbes Best in State Wealth Advisors in 2021, and in 2020, he was ranked #3 in New Jersey on the Forbes America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors list. A graduate of Villanova University, Rory holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification and the Chartered Retirement Planning Counsel SM designation.

 

Marc Odo, Client Portolio Maganer at Swan Global

Marc Odo, CFA®, FRM®, CAIA®, CIPM®, FDP®, CFP® is responsible for helping clients and prospects gain a detailed understanding of Swan’s Defined Risk Strategy, including how it fits into an overall investment strategy. His responsibilities also include producing most of Swan’s thought leadership content. Prior to joining Swan, Odo was Director of Research for 11 years at Zephyr Associates, a leading provider of investment analysis software. He was responsible for developing next generation risk analytics. Prior to that he was a portfolio manager with Accessor Capital Management, a mutual fund company; and part of the investment analytics team at Pacific Portfolio Consulting, an RIA catering to high net worth individuals and ERISA plans. In both positions, Odo was the resident Zephyr expert. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1996.

 

Ross Frankenfield, Managing Director, Harbor Capital Advisors, Inc.

Ross is a managing director at Harbor Capital Advisors, Inc. He leads the Investment Strategy Team that provides insights on financial markets and serve as product specialists for Harbor’s investment strategies. Prior to joining Harbor, Ross was an analyst at Financial Research Corporation, where he engaged in the analysis of trends within the financial services industry and contributed to FRC’s suite of research publications. He earned a B.A. in Economics from Colby College. Ross is a CFA® charterholder, a member of the CFA® Institute and the CFA® Society Boston, Inc.

AJ Boury, CMO of TFIN

AJ Boury is a fractional CMO and marketing leader at TIFIN across their corporate marketing and communication initiatives as well as overseeing the demand generation for multiple TIFIN wealthtech solutions including TIFIN Clout. He joined TIFIN in early 2020, and previously served across TIFIN’s portfolio of wealth-focused technologies. Before TIFIN, AJ served as Vice President, Segment Marketing at Prudential Financial. He led a team responsible for the acquisition and retention marketing efforts against key customer segments. AJ previously held advertising, marketing, and business development roles at Citi, and led multiple accounts at leading integrated marketing agencies in New York.  AJ brings a long career of brand building, product launches, and digital media expertise to the TIFIN team.

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