Financial Advisor Summit
December 6, 2022

Financial Advisor Summit

Recession-Proof Strategies

Managing clients through market uncertainty, while identifying untapped opportunities

Market turmoil, rising inflation, macro-economic headwinds – this environment is tough to navigate for even the savviest investors. In this climate, financial advisors must be knowledgeable about every aspect of the market – from tech stocks to real estate to realpolitik – in order to help clients secure their financial futures.

The CNBC Financial Advisor Summit brings together advisors from the country’s top firms to hear from financial industry heavyweights about the state of the markets and economy, and to discover new opportunities and ways they can address the increasingly complex needs of their clients. This event has been approved for 5 CFP continuing education credits.

To read more about CNBC’s list of top-rated financial advisory firms, visit us here.



Jeffrey Gundlach

Mr. Gundlach is CEO of DoubleLine. In 2011, he appeared on the cover of Barron's as "The New Bond King." In 2013, Institutional Investor named him "Money Manager of the Year." In 2012, 2015 and 2016, he was named one of "The Fifty Most Influential" in Bloomberg Markets. In 2017, he was inducted into the FIASI Fixed Income Hall of Fame. Mr. Gundlach is a summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, with degrees in Mathematics and Philosophy.

Heidi Heitkamp

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp served as the first female senator elected from North Dakota from 2013-2019.

Senator Heitkamp grew up in a large family in the small town of Mantador, North Dakota. Alongside her six brothers and sisters, she learned the value of hard work and responsibility, leading her to choose a life of public service.

During her six years in the U.S. Senate, Senator Heitkamp quickly became a proven senator who worked across the aisle to fight for North Dakotans. Senator Heitkamp personally showed that if senators work together, it can lead to real solutions. She also came to work every day fighting for rural America and made sure others in the Senate understood the needs of rural communities.

Former Republican Senator Bob Corker called Senator Heitkamp “stronger than battery acid.” Democratic Senator Jon Tester said “she has been incredibly effective” in the Senate.

Senator Heitkamp courageously voted against Justice Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court after hearing testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Kavanuagh’s response testimony. Following the vote, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said Senator Heitkamp had, “become a bit of a feminist icon.”

Throughout her time in public service, Senator Heitkamp has stood up for tribal communities and worked to improve outcomes for Native American children, women, and families. The first bill she introduced in the Senate, which became law in 2016, created a Commission on Native Children. Her bill with former Senator John McCain became law to create Amber Alerts in Indian Country. She introduced Savanna’s Act to help address the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women. And she worked to help address the detrimental impact exposure to trauma can have on children and families – particularly those in Native communities.

Senator Heitkamp also worked to combat human trafficking in North Dakota, across the country, and around the world. She helped write legislation, which was signed into law, to crack down on human trafficking online, which led to the closure of

A strong advocate for working families, Senator Heitkamp has fought to support North Dakotans throughout their lives. She helped introduce legislation to create a federal paid family and medical leave policy. She led the effort to get the Export-Import Bank up and running to boost American manufacturing and support American workers and businesses. She strongly backed legislation to prevent discrimination in the workplace against LGBTQ individuals. And she fought for retirement security for families and seniors by working to solve the pension crisis facing many retirees.

Senator Heitkamp has pushed to make health care more affordable and accessible. She fought back against efforts to repeal the health reform law and tried to make the law work better for families and businesses. She halted attempts to slash Medicaid and Medicare or privatize Social Security. She voted against the Republican tax bill and has called for a fairer tax system that doesn’t drastically increase the nation’s debt and deficit.

As a former director of the one-of-a-kind Dakota Gasification synfuels plant,Senator Heitkamp has a long record with energy development in North Dakota. She continued those efforts in the Senate, working to responsibly harness North Dakota’s energy resources, and successfully pushed to lift the 40-year old ban on exporting U.S. crude oil while expanding support for renewable energies, like wind and solar energy development.

Senator Heitkamp sat on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, where she fought for North Dakota’s farmers, ranchers, and rural communities to make sure they got the resources and support they need to continue to feed North Dakota, the country, and the world. She helped write, negotiate, and pass two long-term, comprehensive Farm Bills which Congress passed.

Through her leadership on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Senator Heitkamp pushed to reform the nation’s housing finance system, make housing more affordable, and provide relief to small financial institutions.

On the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Senator Heitkamp pushed to provide training and resources for first responders to keep North Dakota’s communities strong and safe, improve mail delivery and service in rural communities, help recruit and retain a strong federal workforce, and cut red tape to make the federal government more efficient and effective for North Dakota families and small businesses.

Senator Heitkamp previously served as North Dakota’s Attorney General, and prior to that as the state’s Tax Commissioner. She serves on numerous boards including the McCain Institute and the Howard Buffett Foundation. She is the founder and Chair of the One Country Project, an organization focused on addressing the needs and concerns of rural America.

Senator Heitkamp received a B.A. from the University of North Dakota and a law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School.She lives in Mandan, North Dakota with her husband, Dr. Darwin Lange, a family practitioner. They have two children, Ali and Nathan.

Sarat Sethi

Sarat graduated magna cum laude from Lehigh University in 1992, where he was a Martindale Scholar, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics.

After working at Coopers & Lybrand as a certified public accountant, Sarat attended Harvard Business School where he earned a Master’s in Business Administration. Sarat worked for JP Morgan in the Mergers & Acquisition/Corporate Finance area focusing on domestic and cross-border transactions until joining DCLA® in 1999.

Sarat is a member of Lehigh University’s Executive Board of Trustees, President of the Martindale Society, past Chair of the University’s Endowment Investment Committee for 7 years and currently Chairs the Committee on Nominations and Trusteeship. Sarat serves on the Children’s Hope Advisory Board, a New York-based non-profit organization that provides assistance to numerous children’s programs in India and the United States. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, is a Chartered Investment Counselor and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. Sarat is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

Sarat has been recognized by Barron’s magazine as one of the top 100 independent advisors in the nation. Sarat became a partner of the firm in 2001, a Managing Director in 2013 and a Managing Partner in 2016.

Barry Sternlicht

Barry Sternlicht is Chairman & CEO of Starwood Capital Group, the private alternative investment firm he formed in 1991 that is focused on global real estate, hotel management, oil and gas, and energy infrastructure. Mr. Sternlicht also serves as Chairman of Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD), a leading diversified finance company.

For the past 31 years, Mr. Sternlicht has structured investments with an asset value of $235B+. Starwood Capital’s investment vehicles have invested in approximately 285,000 residential units, 4,000 hotels, 103M SF of office properties, 73M SF of Industrial, 56M SF of retail and 70,000 lots of land in residential subdivisions. The Firm currently manages approximately $125B of assets on behalf of its high net worth and institutional partners. Starwood Capital, its affiliates and externally managed public companies encompass over 4,500 employees. The Firm maintains offices in Arlington, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Greenwich, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., and affiliated offices in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Sydney and Tokyo.

From 1995 through early 2005, Mr. Sternlicht was Chairman and CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, a company he founded in 1995. During his tenure, he built Starwood Hotels into one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world, employing more than 120,000 people with 895 properties in 100 countries. Mr. Sternlicht created W Hotels, perhaps the world’s most successful “boutique” brand, and built the St. Regis Hotels brand from a single hotel to a global brand.

In 2008, Mr. Sternlicht founded SH Group, his new hotel management company. SH Group is the owner and manager of Baccarat Hotels & Resorts and 1 Hotels brands.

In 2016, Mr. Sternlicht was the recipient of PERE’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2015, he was named the Global Industry Figure of the Year by PERE, received the Cornell Icon of the Industry Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Hotel Investment Forum. In 2013, Mr. Sternlicht was named the Most Important Person in Commercial Real Estate Finance by The Mortgage Observer. In 2010, Mr. Sternlicht was named Executive of the Year and Investor of the Year by Commercial Property Executive. Mr. Sternlicht was also named America’s Best Lodging CEO by Institutional Investor Magazine. He is a member of the Interior Design Magazine Hall of Fame. He has received the Preston Robert Tisch Distinguished Industry Leadership Award from New York University, the CEO Diversity Award from Diversity Best Practices/Business Women’s Network, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Travel Marketing Executives, the Hospitality Heritage Award from the American Hotel and Lodging Association, and the Marketer of the Year Award from Brandweek. Mr. Sternlicht’s humanitarian efforts have garnered prestigious national honors such as JDRF’s Man of the Year, JDRF’s Living and Giving Award and JDRF’s Chairman’s Award.

Mr. Sternlicht serves on the Board of Directors of The Estée Lauder Companies and the Real Estate Roundtable. Additionally, he formerly served as Chairman of the Board and is currently a Board member of The Robin Hood Foundation, and also serves on the Boards of the Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center, and the Executive Advisory Board of Americans for the Arts. He is a member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation Trustee Council, the World Presidents Organization and the Urban Land Institute.

Barry Sternlicht received his BA, magna cum laude, with honors from Brown University. He later earned an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

Brian Barnes

Brian Barnes is the Founder & CEO of unicorn startup M1, a personal finance platform that focuses on building long-term wealth through customization and automation, with hundreds of thousands of users that have entrusted over $5.5B of their assets. Brian has led the business through various innovative product launches during the past year, including crypto investing and a credit card with rewards based on which stocks align with M1 investors’ shopping and investing trends. Brian has been a personal finance nerd from a young age, and he applies that passion toward building and supporting organizations that help people manage their money and improve their financial well-being. Brian earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Stanford University and is currently based in Chicago, IL.

Brian Brooks

Brian Brooks is the CEO of Bitfury Group, the bitcoin mining and crypto tech unicorn. He is one of the most visionary global leaders in fintech and cryptocurrency. Cointelegraph ranked him 13th on its list of the top 100 people in blockchain, and Qredo placed him on the list of America’s top 20 crypto regulatory voices. In January 2021, Crunchbase ranked Brian tenth on its list of global influencers. Brian recently served as CEO of Binance.US, one of the ten largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world.

From May 2020 to January 2021, Brian served as Acting Comptroller of the Currency, heading the U.S. government agency that charters and supervises the federal banking system. He also served as a member of the FDIC board of directors and as a voting member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council. Often referred to as the “first fintech Comptroller” and “CryptoComptroller,” Brian is noted for historic achievements on bank charters, granting the first fintech charter (to Varo Bank) and the first crypto charter (to Anchorage Digital Bank), as well as for his work promoting bank-fintech partnerships through the “valid when made” rule and the “true lender rule.” He also signed the Fair Access Rule, designed to ensure open access to the banking system for all legal businesses regardless of political popularity.

Earlier in his career, Brian served as chief legal officer of Coinbase; general counsel of Fannie Mae; vice chairman of OneWest Bank, N.A.; and managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office of O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

Brian currently serves on the boards of directors of Interfirst Mortgage, Spring Labs, Valor Latitude Acquisition Corp., and EJF Acquisition Corp., and he is a previous board member of Fortune 20 mortgage giant Fannie Mae and fintech unicorn Avant, Inc. He has been an advisor to such fintech innovators as EarnUp, LoanSnap, TextIQ, HyperDraft, and others. Brian is also an accomplished pianist and a former board member of the National Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and the Pasadena Conservatory of Music.

Chris Burns

Christopher D. Burns' sports and sneaker industry experience spans over 20 years. As a former college basketball player who became a high school basketball head coach and college recruiter after completing his AA in Psychology, BA in English and MFA in
Creative Writing, Chris then transitioned into a college basketball scout by building one of the first online platforms to highlight underrecruited student athletes. His site Center Court Basketball helped to place over 100 players into colleges across the country.
While operating CCB he partnered with a dormant brand named Sho-Shot Athletics. Chris placed uniforms on 9 college teams and launched the footwear division by selling 1200 pair of sneakers. The brand was highlighted in DIME and Bounce Magazine and
featured on Madison Square Garden TV with Bobbito Garcia.

In 2009 Chris launched ARCH Footwear. A one-man show, Chris performed marketing, website management, design and logistics for his small brand. In 2014 he ran a successful Kickstarter. Chris also ran one of the most successful Amazon Seller Central Marketplace accounts in sneakers. The 5-star account has generated almost 3 million dollars and informs his analysis of the sneaker industry. This enabled him to build the e-commerce for a small 7 store sneaker retail chain where he helped the chain to be acquired by Jimmy Jazz.

Chris has worked as an Adjunct Professor of Business Writing at Park University Naval Air Station Millington, Guest Lecturer in the MBA Program at the University Memphis and Adjunct Professor at University of Texas at Austin—Problems in Retail Merchandising. He authored the books: Nike’s Consumer Direct Offense, Amazon and StockX: The Disruption of Sneaker Retail and Sneaker Resale & Retail in the New Normal: Navigating the Sneaker Industry in a DTC World. Chris' research and analysis of sneaker retail and resale is informed by in-store research and his 3 million in sales on StockX.

Chris' experience allows him to consult retailers and brands on marketing and business strategies. He transitioned arch from a sneaker company to a fast-growing sneaker industry news site. He has spoken at Ignite Memphis, the Footwear Innovation Summit
and at the African American (Black) Footwear Forum, and his analysis has been featured in the Portland Business Journal, Baltimore Sun and on APR's Marketplace.

Eric Cantor

Eric Cantor is Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Moelis & Company, a global independent investment bank, and serves as a member of its board of directors. He advises clients on issues spanning the intersection of public policy and industry. Mr. Cantor, who has more than 30 years of political and business experience, was formerly United States Representative from Virginia. He served as U.S. House Majority Leader from 2010-2014 and led the public policy and legislative agendas. During the 112th Congress, Mr. Cantor served as the House designee to the Biden Commission, where he worked closely with the Vice President on issues surrounding the federal budget and levels of indebtedness. One of his many accomplishments as Majority Leader was the passage of the JOBS Act, which makes it easier for start-up and emerging growth companies to access capital. Mr. Cantor is regularly featured in publications focusing on a wide range of topics including both domestic and international matters.

Mr. Cantor holds a B.A. from The George Washington University, a J.D. from The College of William and Mary, and an M.A. from Columbia University. He co-authored the New York Times best-selling book, “Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders”. Mr. Cantor serves as a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Executive Council on Infrastructure and has been named a visiting fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He served on the U.S. Department of Defense Policy Board, a group tasked with providing the Secretary of Defense with independent, informed advice and opinion concerning matters of defense policy, from 2017-2020.

Brian Edelman

Brian Edelman is a nationally recognized Cybersecurity expert specializing in the Financial Services industry. He is the CEO of FCI, a NIST-based Managed SOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation & Response) Service Provider, which he founded in 1995. FCI offers a comprehensive suite of Endpoint and Network Cyber Security & Compliance solutions customized for Financial Services firms. One of Brian’s areas of expertise is Cybersecurity regulations and compliance at both the Federal and State levels. This includes the 23 NYCRR 500 regulations from the NY Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), which impact every major Financial Services organization. Brian is frequently asked to speak at major industry conferences such as TD Ameritrade LINC, The Financial Planning Association, and T3 TechHub. He has been quoted in industry publications such as CNBC, Financial Planning Magazine, and Investment News. Brian serves as a Cybersecurity Technology Expert of Forbes NY Council and holds a Certificate in Cybersecurity Risk Management from Harvard University.

Karen Firestone

Karen Firestone is Chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Aureus Asset Management, an investment firm dedicated to providing contemporary asset management to families, individuals and institutions.

Previously, she spent 22 years at Fidelity Investments, most recently as a diversified fund manager of the Destiny 1 Fund, the Large Cap Fund, Advisor Large Cap Fund, and several institutional non-profit and pension funds. Prior to that, Kari managed several sector funds, including the Leisure and Entertainment Fund, the Media Fund, Air Transportation Fund, Transportation Fund, Biotechnology Fund, and Health Care Fund. Kari’s Fidelity career began as an assistant fund manager to Peter Lynch on Magellan Fund. Later, she moved to an analyst role in the research department covering numerous industries and was twice named to the Institutional Investor Best of the Buy Side All Star team.

Ms. Firestone received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, magna cum laude, from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1983. She has served on various committees and Task Forces for Harvard University. Ms. Firestone is a trustee emerita of the Advisory Board of Trustees of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston. She is a member of the Boston Athletic Association, the group that operates the Boston Marathon.

Ms. Firestone’s book, “Even the Odds: Sensible Risk Taking in Business, Investing, and Life” was published in 2016 by Bibliomotion. In addition, she is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review (HBR).

She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts with her husband, David. They have four grown children, six grandchildren, and two Springer Spaniels. Karen is an avid runner, tennis and golf player.

Gilbert Garcia

Gilbert Andrew Garcia is the Managing Partner of Garcia Hamilton & Associates, L.P. (GHA) in Houston, Texas. The firm manages over $17 billion in high quality fixed income securities leading the Houston Chronicle to name him the “The Texas Bond King” in various articles. Gilbert is a native Texan, graduate of public schools, and first gen college when he earned his B.A. in Economics from Yale University in 1985. After interning at Salomon Brothers in New York as a sophomore in 1983, Gilbert joined Salomon in 1985 becoming a Vice President in the mortgage department. At the firm, Gilbert saw the inception of all the products regularly utilized today including mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, interest rates swaps and medium-term notes, among other instruments. In 1990, he returned to Texas to build Cisneros Asset Management Company, ultimately becoming its President. He joined GHA in early 2002 and took over fixed income management duties with just over $200 million in assets. Gilbert became the Managing Partner in 2008 and the firm is 100% employee-owned and a certified MBE firm.

Gilbert and the firm have received numerous awards and accolades for performance and leadership from notable entities such as Institutional Investor Magazine, P & I Magazine, Houston Business Journal, National Association of Securities Professionals, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, Houston Hispanic Chamber and Latino Leaders Magazine among many others. He is knowledgeable on pension issues after serving over 14 years as a trustee on two public pension funds. He is also intimately familiar with transit issues after serving as Chairman of Houston Metro; improving the financials, implementing transparency reform, re-imagining the bus network, expanding light rail and other improvements, all earning various awards including Transit Agency of the Year for North America in 2015. He is a sought-after public speaker and has chaired numerous galas and auctions for many non-profits. Most recently, Gilbert is regularly quoted and interviewed regarding diversity issues in the financial services industry. He served on two key SEC FACA committee and most recently led the Diversity & Inclusion effort.

Jenny Harrington

Jenny Van Leeuwen Harrington is the Chief Executive Officer of Gilman Hill Asset Management, LLC, an income-focused, boutique investment management firm located in New Canaan, CT.

Ms. Harrington also serves as Portfolio Manager of the firm’s flagship Equity Income strategy, which she created and has managed since its inception. In this capacity, she is responsible for a portfolio of 30 to 40 stocks with a mandate of generating a 5% or higher aggregate annual dividend yield, with additional potential for capital appreciation, while minimizing downside risk relative to the broad equity market.

Ms. Harrington has over twenty five years’ investment experience. Prior to joining Gilman Hill in 2006, she was a Vice President at Neuberger Berman, and an Associate and Analyst in the Equities and Investment Management divisions at Goldman Sachs.

A sought-after expert on dividend investing, Ms. Harrington is regularly quoted in major business publications, and has been featured by Barron’s as a panelist and individually.

Ms. Harrington serves as a member of the Investment Committee of the Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation on. She received her MBA from Columbia University, and her BA from Hollins University, where she graduated cum laude, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

Jenny lives in an 18th century house in Norwalk, Connecticut with her husband, two children, and a small menagerie of animals. In her spare time, she enjoys riding, skiing, reading, and backyard maple sugaring.

Jarel Hawkins

Jarel “The Digital Decathlete” is an empathetic Engineer and Entrepreneur turned Emerging Tech Executive and Advisor. He was an early pioneer and helped propel sneakers as an alternative asset class by showcasing the intersection between footwear, finance and technology that has been featured on CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Barrons and Complex. He has 22 years of deep industry experience across supply chain, financial services, retail, manufacturing, real estate, healthcare and technology with Fortune 100 industry leaders such as Truist Bank, Johnson & Johnson, UBS, FISERV, 3M, Best Buy, Apple, Toyota, LVMH, Amazon, Home Depot, UPS, GE, and Pepsi. His core competencies in M&A, strategy, consulting, automation, artificial intelligence, operations, product management, talent development, private equity and digital transformation combined with his entrepreneurial spirit led him to start an out of the box strategic advisory firm, specializing in asset management, restoration, marketing and product development in the footwear, FinTech and influencer driven market spaces.

Kahne Krause

As head of client communities, Kahne oversees more than 80+ groups and forums ranging from traditional advisor study groups to executive forums and specialized groups focused on common interests – such as Women & Wealth and Sustainable Investing. Dimensional communities provide a place for clients to have trusted conversations, build on their expertise, share ideas and learn from each other. Kahne has been at Dimensional for over 15 years. In that time, she has also worked closely with RIAs to address their most significant issues - from developing investment solutions to addressing practice management needs to working through strategic business initiatives.

Prior to joining Dimensional in 2007, Kahne was a principal audio/video engineer at Walt Disney Imagineering, where she worked on the design and installation of theme park attractions at Disney parks worldwide. Kahne holds an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and a bachelor's degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Purdue University. She is a CFA Charterholder.

Sarah Levy

Sarah Levy is the CEO of Betterment, the largest independent digital investment advisor. Sarah brings over 25 years of brand building, customer loyalty, corporate strategy and operational excellence to her role, and she has a passion for taking businesses to the next level.

Sarah started her career at Disney and then spent over 20 years at Viacom, home to beloved brands including Nickelodeon, BET, MTV, and Comedy Central. Through a series of senior leadership roles, culminating in Chief Operating Officer, she led global strategy, finance and operations while shepherding global media phenomena, from SpongeBob to The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Previously, Levy served as the Chief Operating Officer at Nickelodeon for over a decade, and drove expansion of the brand and business both organically and through acquisitions. This passion for brands and consumer experience is critical in today’s financial services environment where investors have many more choices of where to entrust their resources than they did even a few years ago. Their desire to work with companies that understand them and reflect their values is central to the value proposition that embodies Betterment. Levy is also a Board Member for The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, Inc. (2012 to Present), ACON S2 Acquisition Corp (September 2020 to Present) and Funko (2019 to Present).

Carolyn McClanahan

Carolyn focuses on financial planning. She completed her undergraduate degree at Mississippi University for Women, medical school at the University of Mississippi, and residency in Family Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University. In 1998, she was recruited to teach at the University of Florida, Jacksonville.

Carolyn is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, the Financial Planning Association, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. She volunteers as a physician with Volunteers in Medicine Jacksonville, providing health care for the working uninsured. Carolyn speaks nationally to financial planners and physicians on the interplay between health and financial issues. She serves on the CNBC Financial Advisor Council and is an Investopedia Top 100 advisor. She is quoted regularly in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and the New York Times. She has appeared on CNBC, Hardball, and NPR.

Gregory Wilson

Gregory Wilson is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Putnam Investments and a United States Air Force veteran.

Prior to joining Putnam Investments, Wilson served as the Chief Information Security Officer at Pioneer Natural Resources and was the Head of Information Security at 1st Global. Wilson led the IT Compliance and Security function at TPG Capital and the IT Compliance and Security group at Lehigh Hanson.

Wilson graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska and a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Oklahoma. Wilson holds a certificate from the Harvard Kennedy School cyber security executive program and holds the CISSP, CISM, CGEIT, CDPSE, PSM and PMP certifications as well as his Series 7 and 24.

Wilson serves on the Board of Director’s at Intrusion Inc. as the Chair of Nomination/Governance and is a member of Audit Committee. He also serves as an Advisor for Menlo Ventures, YL and Vation Ventures and on EveryIncome, LLC corporate Advisory Boards and Dallas Innovation Advisory Council. Wilson also serves on the following professional boards, including CNBC Technology Council, Boston CXO Executive Committee and SecureWorld Boston Advisory Boards.

Humphrey Yang

Humphrey Yang is a creator & entrepreneur who has been making content since 2019. Prior to being a financial advisor and working in tech, he always loves answering personal finance questions for his friends, family, and audience. His strength is explaining things easily, so that anyone can understand tough financial concepts and has been regarded as one of the most trusted voices in the space. With over 4+ million followers across all platforms, you can find Humphrey consistently making content on TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram.

Jay Zigmont

Jay Zigmont, Ph.D., MBA, CFP® is the Founder of Childfree Wealth, a life and financial planning firm dedicated to helping Childfree and Permanently Childless people. Dr. Jay is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Childfree Wealth Specialist, and author of the book “Portraits of Childfree Wealth.” His Ph.D. is in Adult Learning from the University of Connecticut. He and his wife are Childfree and live in Water Valley, Mississippi.

Robert DiMella

Robert is an Executive Managing Director, Co-Head of MacKay Municipal Managers, and Portfolio Manager of the MainStay MacKay municipal bond funds. His primary focus is in the investment-grade component of the market and special situations.  He is a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership team.

Robert joined the firm in 2009 when the firm acquired the assets of Mariner Municipal Managers LLC, where he was President and Co-Founder. Previously, he was a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Municipal Portfolio Management Group at BlackRock and Senior Portfolio Manager and Managing Director of the Municipal Product Group at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. He has worked in the financial services industry since 1989.

Robert earned a B.S. in Finance from the University of Connecticut and an M.B.A. from the Rutgers University Business School.

Suzanne Finnegan

Suzanne is responsible for the underwriting approval of all transactions for BAM insurance. Before BAM, she was an Executive Vice President at Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and prior to that, was the Chief Municipal Underwriting Officer at FSA. She joined FSA from MBIA where she was the Vice President and Manager of the General Surveillance Department. She is a member of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts and the Municipal Analysts Group of NY. She holds a B.S. from St. John’s University and an M.B.A. from Fordham University.

Jen Rogers

Jen Rogers is an award-winning financial reporter and anchor. Most recently, she was the host of The Final Round, Yahoo! Finance’s live daily close-of-market show and Time for Change, its program focused on issues of diversity and social justice in the business world.

Before joining Yahoo! Finance, Jen spent more than a decade in television -- at CNN, MSNBC, and Reuters. She has had a front row seat for the biggest tech and finance stories of our time and has interviewed a who’s who of business leaders, including Warren Buffett and Elon Musk.

Jen is a runner, a reader, and a cancer survivor. She co-founded Comedy vs Cancer, an annual event which raises money for cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she also serves on the Patient and Family Advisory Council.

Morgan Brennan

Morgan Brennan is co-anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell: Overtime” (M-F, 4PM-5PM ET), which broadcasts live from CNBC’s global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Previously, she was co-anchor of the 10AM ET hour on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” and co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” She joined the network in December 2013 as a general assignment reporter based at CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and continues to cover a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, and defense and space. She is also host of the CNBC podcast, Manifest Space.

Prior to joining CNBC, Brennan was a staff writer and reporter for Forbes Media where she reported for Forbes Magazine, ForbesLife Magazine and, most recently covering real estate. She began her career at Forbes in 2009, holding several positions including anchor/reporter and producer for the Forbes Video Network, covering a wide range of business and finance topics.

Previously, Brennan was a regular guest on a variety of networks discussing business and economic stories and also interned at Newsweek International, where she was a fact-checker and contributing writer.

Brennan has interviewed billionaires, heads of state, thought leaders and chief executives of multibillion-dollar corporations and her profile story on Equity Group Investments chairman Sam Zell was one of five magazine covers featured on the 2013 Forbes 400 issue.

Brennan is a board member of the non-profit City Year New York. She graduated summa cum laude from New York University, majoring in Social Science with a double concentration in Anthropology and Media Studies.

Sara Eisen

Sara Eisen is co-anchor of the 10AM hour of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” (M-F, 9AM-11AM ET) and co-anchor of “Money Movers” (M-F, 11AM-12PM ET), which both broadcast from Post 9 at the New York Stock Exchange. She is known for her deep expertise in financial markets and the global economy as well as regular news making interviews with some of the most prominent names in the financial world, including Phil Knight, Janet Yellen and Christine Lagarde, among others.

Previously, Eisen anchored CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” “Squawk on the Street,” “Power Lunch” and “Worldwide Exchange.” She also reported on the one-hour documentary, “Inside Track: The Business of Formula 1,” that explores the world’s most prestigious racing series, what is fueling its popularity and who is profiting. Eisen joined CNBC in December 2013 as a correspondent, focusing on the global consumer.

Prior to CNBC, Eisen was co-anchor of “Bloomberg Surveillance” as well as a correspondent for Bloomberg Television, where she covered global macroeconomics, policy and business. During that time, she covered the European debt crisis, the tsunami aftermath and Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan. Eisen also hosted the Bloomberg Radio program, “On the Economy.”

She is the editor of “Currencies After the Crash: The Uncertain Future of the Global Paper-Based Currency System” published by McGraw-Hill in Jan. 2013.

Eisen holds a master’s degree in broadcast journalism with a concentration in business reporting from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Sharon Epperson

Sharon Epperson, named one of “12 to Watch in TV News,” can be seen regularly on CNBC television and other media platforms.

As CNBC’s senior personal finance correspondent, Epperson covers the many facets of how people manage, grow and protect their money. Her expertise includes saving and investing for retirement, paying for college, managing mortgage, student loan, credit card and other debt, and building a financial legacy through estate planning.

Preparing your finances for the unexpected is another critical (and personal) aspect of her reporting. In September 2016, Epperson sustained a ruptured brain aneurysm and she nearly lost her life. She has become a staunch advocate for health and wellness issues, raising awareness about brain aneurysms and funding for research. In September 2018, she and her family established “The Sharon Epperson Chair of Research” through the Brain Aneurysm Foundation to provide grants for research on early detection and innovative treatments.

Epperson is a lead contributor to “Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow.,” a multi-platform financial wellness and education initiative at CNBC in partnership with the micro-investing app Acorns, and developed its companion 8-week learning course and weekly newsletter, “Invest in You: Money 101.” She also contributes to NBC’s TODAY and NBC Nightly News as well as and

Her book, The Big Payoff: 8 Steps Couples Can Take to Make the Most of Their Money-and Live Richly Ever After, was a finalist for the Books for a Better Life Awards, honoring works that have “changed the lives of millions.” She also was a contributing writer for The Experts’ Guide to Doing Things Faster. Her personal finance expertise has been featured in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, USA Weekend, Self, Essence, Ebony and TIME, where she had covered business, culture, social issues and health as a correspondent prior to joining CNBC.

Epperson has numerous industry and civic awards, including the Special Achievement Award from the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and the Savvy Inspiration Award from the non-profit, financial empowerment group Savvy Ladies. She won an Alliance for Women in Media’s Gracie Award for Outstanding Online Host for her “Financial Advisor Playbook” video series on She has received the Vanguard Award for her distinguished career in business and personal finance reporting from the National Urban League Guild, and the All-Star Award from the Association of Women in Communications. She also has won awards from the New York Festivals, the New York Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists.

Epperson is committed to improving financial literacy, particularly in underserved communities. She was invited to the White House during President Obama’s administration to speak about financial literacy and to moderate a public meeting of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability at the U.S. Treasury Department. She also speaks frequently at conferences and events for local and national organizations, colleges and universities about many facets of personal finance.

An adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, Epperson has also taught courses at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. She enjoys teaching the importance of budgeting and building long-term savings as part of her professional development courses for graduate students.

Epperson received her bachelor’s in sociology and government from Harvard University, a master of international affairs degree from Columbia University, and an honorary doctorate from Carlow University in Pittsburgh. A Pittsburgh native, she has also been inducted into the Hall of Fame at Taylor Allderdice High School, her alma mater.

She currently lives with her husband and two children in Westchester County, N.Y.

Robert Frank

Robert Frank is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and a leading authority on the American wealthy. He joined CNBC in May 2012 as Wealth Editor.

Prior to CNBC, Frank worked at The Wall Street Journal for 18 years, serving as a foreign correspondent in London and Singapore, and later covering Wall Street and corporate scandals. For eight years, he was the paper’s Wealth Reporter, covering the lives, culture and economy of the new rich.

Frank is the author of two books: “Richistan,” a New York Times best-seller, and “The High-Beta Rich,” released in 2011. His blog, The Wealth Report, was named by Time magazine as one of America’s most influential financial blogs.

Frank holds a bachelor’s degree in literature from State University of New York at Binghamton. He lives in New York with his wife and two daughters.

Eamon Javers

Eamon Javers is CNBC’s Senior Washington Correspondent, focusing on the role of money and influence in Washington, D.C. He also reports on the U.S. Department of Justice and its Antitrust division’s expected battle with Big Tech. Javers joined CNBC in June 2010 as a Washington reporter based at the bureau in the nation’s capital and appears on the network’s Business Day programming.

Previously, Javers was a White House reporter for Politico, where he covered the intersection of Wall Street and Washington. He conducted investigations of the administration’s financial bailouts and economic stimulus efforts, broke news about the presidency of Barack Obama and authored trend stories on Washington.

Prior to joining Politico, Javers was a Washington correspondent for BusinessWeek magazine writing extensively about Washington lobbying, including the Jack Abramoff scandal and unearthed previously unknown incidents of corporate espionage. He also was an on-air correspondent for CNBC, where he covered the intersection of business and politics. Javers’ articles have appeared in Fortune, Money, Congressional Quarterly and He began his career at The Hill, a weekly newspaper (and website) covering Congress.

Javers is author of the book “Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy: The Secret World of Corporate Espionage,” which revealed a never-before-reported CIA policy allowing active-duty officers to moonlight in the private sector.

He has appeared as an analyst on each of the major broadcast networks, all of the major cable television news networks, the BBC and National Public Radio.

In 2014, Javers was named a finalist in the Gerald Loeb Awards explanatory category for his coverage of how market-moving financial data is released. In 2006, Javers received an Award of Distinction in investigative journalism from the Medill School of Journalism. He graduated from Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y.

Follow Eamon Javers on Twitter @EamonJavers.

Steve Kovach

Steve Kovach is Technology Correspondent for CNBC covering Apple, Microsoft, E-sports and video games for the network.

Most recently, he served as Technology Editor for, where he managed technology coverage for CNBC Digital. Kovach joined CNBC in 2018 from Business Insider, where he was Senior Technology Correspondent. He has a dual degree in journalism and English from Syracuse University.

Melissa Lee

Melissa Lee is the host of CNBC’s “Fast Money” (Monday-Thursday, 5PM-6PM ET; Friday, 5PM-5:30PM ET), which originates from the Nasdaq’s MarketSite studio in New York’s Times Square. “Fast Money” gives you the information normally reserved for the Wall Street trading floor, enabling you to make decisions that can make you money. She is also the host of “Options Action,” (Friday, 5:30PM ET), a weekly half-hour program that explains the advantages of options trading.

In addition, Lee is a member of the ensemble cast of CNBC’s “Power Lunch” (M-F, 2PM-3PM ET).

Previously, Lee was co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” and host of “Money in Motion Currency Trading” and "Option's Action". She also covered investment banking, hedge funds and private equity for the network.

Lee has reported one-hour documentaries for the network, including “Rise of the Machines (2013),” “Code Wars: America’s Cyber Threat”(2011), ”Coca-Cola: The Real Story Behind the Real Thing” (2009) and ”Porn: Business of Pleasure” (2009). In 2008, Lee reported and anchored a one-hour documentary, “Made in China: People’s Republic of Profit,” from Beijing and Shanghai. She reported extensively for the network on China from the country’s growth to its challenges to the opportunities for U.S. businesses.

Lee received a 2010 Gracie Award for Outstanding Host-News and a Gerald Loeb Award nomination in 2009 for a CNBC Special Report: “Is Your Money Safe? The Fall of Lehman Brothers,” for which she co-anchored. Lee also has been nominated for two Emmy awards in Business News. In 2007, she was recognized for her report, “The $50M Con,” about a college student-turned scammer who ran a fake hedge fund and was ultimately caught by the FBI. And in 2003, she was nominated for her reporting on the proxy voting of mutual funds.

Prior to joining CNBC in 2004, Lee worked for Bloomberg Television and CNN Financial News.

Before her career in television, Lee was a consultant at Mercer Management Consulting. Her cases focused on the banking and credit card sectors.

Lee graduated with honors from Harvard College with a bachelor of arts in government. She also served as Assistant Managing Editor of the Harvard Crimson.

Seema Mody

Seema Mody is a global markets reporter for CNBC, focusing on the intersection of foreign policy and Wall Street. She hosts the “European Close,” a daily segment on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley. which synthesizes complex topics across Europe for U.S. investors. Mody also covers industrials and the travel industry, including hotels, cruises and online travel operators, for the network.

She joined the network in July 2011 as a reporter covering the tech and IPO market from the NASDAQ. Most recently, she was co-anchor of “Worldwide Exchange” based in London where she contributed to live reports across Europe as well as Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and TNW in Amsterdam.

Previously, Mody was an anchor and reporter at CNBC-TV18 in Mumbai, India where she covered the country’s economic boom. During her time at the station, she co-anchored “Power Breakfast” and “After the Bell” as well as co-produced and anchored special features on “Mumbai Fashion Week” and “Tech Toyz.” Mody also reported on private equity deals and M&A activity across India, exclusively interviewing global private equity heads including Warburg Pincus CEO Chip Kaye, and provided daily market updates for CNBC World’s “Capital Connection” and “Cash Flow.”

Mody graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Biological Sciences and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Ylan Mui

Ylan Q. Mui is CNBC’s Senior Congressional Correspondent based at the network’s bureau in Washington, D.C., reporting on Capitol Hill and economic policy. She also plays a key role covering the power struggle between Big Tech and Washington as they continue to debate on Capitol Hill. Her reporting appears on television and CNBC’s digital platforms. Mui joined CNBC in February 2017 as a reporter focusing primarily on economic and regulatory policy.

Prior to CNBC, Mui spent nearly 15 years at The Washington Post, most recently as White House economic policy correspondent. She previously covered the Federal Reserve and the macroeconomy, subprime lending, consumer finance, retail and education. In addition, Mui reported on major international stories, including the Greek financial crisis and Brexit, as well as national disasters such as the BP oil spill and Hurricane Katrina.

Mui began her career as a receptionist and obituary writer at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, where she was born and raised.

Mui graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans with a major in communications and a double minor in biology and philosophy. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association, where she is a past vice president of the Washington, DC chapter. She is also a graduate of AAJA’s Executive Leadership Program.

Jim Pavia

Jim Pavia is a senior editor at CNBC digital, overseeing two key pillars, the Financial Advisors Hub and personal finance.

Pavia, an award-winning journalist, was formerly the editor/editorial director of InvestmentNews where he worked for 10 years.

In 2014, he was the recipient of the Malcolm S. Forbes Public Awareness Award for Excellence in Advancing Financial Understanding Among the Public. He has won several awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors, including five for Editorial Excellence in Editorial writing.

Pavia has also worked at the New York Daily News and The National Sports Daily. He got his start as a sports reporter at the Staten Island Advance in 1982.

When not thinking or talking about long-term financial planning, Pavia is focused on the New York Rangers. He is still waiting for another Stanley Cup to get hoisted at Madison Square Garden.

Bob Pisani

A CNBC reporter since 1990, Bob Pisani has covered Wall Street and the stock market for over 25 years. Pisani covered the real estate market for CNBC from 1990-1995, then moved on to cover corporate management issues before becoming On-Air Stocks Editor in 1997. In addition to covering the global stock market, he also covers initial public offerings (IPOs), exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and financial market structure for CNBC.

Pisani is also the author of “Shut Up and Keep Talking: Lessons on Life and Investing from the Floor of the New York Stock Exchange,” which tells a series of captivating stories that reveal what he has learned about life and investing.

In 2017, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Security Traders Association of New York for “dedication to the Association and the Industry.”

In 2013, Pisani won Third Place in the National Headliner Awards in the Business and Consumer Reporting category for his documentary on the diamond business, “The Diamond Rush.”

In 2014, he was honored with a Recognition Award from the Market Technicians Association for “steadfast efforts to integrate technical analysis into financial decision making, journalism and reporting.”

In 2010, Pisani was an Webby Award Honoree from the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences for ‘Best Business Blog.’

Prior to joining CNBC, Pisani co-authored “Investing in Land: How to Be a Successful Developer.” He and his father taught a course in real estate development at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania from 1987-1992. Pisani learned the real estate business from his father, Ralph Pisani, a retired real estate developer.

Kate Rooney

Kate Rooney is a technology reporter based out of CNBC’s San Francisco bureau, with a focus on financial technology, payments and venture capital. She also writes and reports for CNBC’s digital platforms.

Rooney joined CNBC in 2015 as a news associate before working as a producer for CNBC’s “Squawk Box” (M-F, 6AM-9AM ET) and was most recently a markets reporter for

She graduated from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in communication and earned her master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University where she received an Eric Lund Global Reporting and Research Grant to film and produce a documentary in the Philippines. She also worked as a multimedia reporter in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2015 with a focus on housing and politics.

Scott Wapner

Scott Wapner is host of CNBC’s “Fast Money Halftime Report” (M-F, 12PM-1PM ET) and “Closing Bell” (M-F, 3PM-4PM ET), which broadcast from the New York Stock Exchange. Wapner is known for interviewing some of the world’s most influential investors, drilling down into stocks and sectors and navigating viewers through breaking news and market moves during and after the trading day.

He is also the author of “When the Wolves Bite,” which documents the battle between billionaire investors Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn over Herbalife.


Finding Opportunity in a High-Rate Environment

Starwood Capital CEO Barry Sternlicht has made no secret of his displeasure with Fed moves this year, taking aim at rising rates as a threat to capitalism itself. But he’s also hinted there are opportunities to be had for savvy investors who know where to look. We’ll kick off our summit by talking with the legendary investor about the prospect of a recession and the moves smart investors should be making now in order to avoid the worst of the storm.

Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group Chairman & CEO 
Interviewer: Sara Eisen, CNBC “Closing Bell” Anchor 

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Fin-fluencers: Financial Advice in the Age of Misinformation

A social media influencer’s “hot take” has become, in many cases, an educational basis for the financial decisions of many young investors. And rather than seeking out an experienced advisor, more and more of them are looking to these platforms for ideas on how to manage their money, as well as viral trends for growing it (fast). But who should they really trust at a time when misinformation on these platforms is rampant? And how can a trusted advisor meet them where they are?

Brian Barnes, M1 Founder & CEO
Humphrey Yang, Content Creator
Interviewer: Steve Kovach, CNBC Technology Correspondent 

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Post-Georgia Portfolio Game Plan

While Democrats clinched control of the Senate in the midterms, the Georgia runoff could determine if they did so by as thin of a margin as Republicans did in the House of Representatives. As investors anticipate a final outcome, two political heavyweights join us to discuss the high-stakes market impact of a divided government ahead of its first big showdown: the debt ceiling. 

Eric Cantor, Former House Majority Leader (R) & Moelis Vice Chairman
Heidi Heitkamp, Former U.S. Senator (D), North Dakota
Moderator: Ylan Mui, CNBC Senior Congressional Correspondent 

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Financial Management of a Few, Not Many

Serving your clients well is always top of mind for advisors. But many might be trying to serve too many types of clients, rather than focusing on what makes them unique in the business. By identifying an untapped group of investors to serve, advisers can grow their base of clients, deepen their knowledge of individual needs and create more enjoyable work with a tighter knit community. In this session, we explore how to pick the right niche and gain more experience servicing that specific market. 

Kahne Krause, Dimensional Fund Advisors Head of Client Communities & Vice President
Jay Zigmont, Childfree Wealth Founder
Moderator: Sharon Epperson, CNBC Senior Personal Finance Correspondent 

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Your Health, Your Money

Whether or not you have personally experienced the long-haul health effects of Covid-19, it has certainly affected personal and household finances in ways that few could imagine before the pandemic created worldwide economic uncertainty. As a result, it has become more difficult for people to achieve their financial goals, it has increased the risks for lenders and insurers alike, and it has long-term implications for Social Security Disability Insurance. We explore these challenges and more with a member of CNBC’s Financial Advisory Council, who’s experienced in the interplay between health and finance. 

Carolyn McClanahan, M.D., CFP®, Life Planning Partners, Inc.
Interviewer: Jim Pavia, CNBC Senior Editor

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What FTX Means for Non-Crypto Markets 

The implosion of FTX proved that crypto markets have not only been hard to navigate, but also failed to provide a workable framework for decentralized financial services that can be offered in a safe and transparent way. We explore the implications for new investors that have been burned in the fallout and where regulation needs to be implemented for the asset class to survive.

Brian Brooks, Bitfury Group CEO
Interviewer: Kate Rooney, CNBC Technology Reporter 

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Preserving Capital: Why Muni Bonds Make Sense in a Recession 

Sponsored and Programmed by Build America Mutual

Investors are jittery as we close out the year and face the unknown of 2023. Municipal bonds can be a smart choice for investors preparing for a recession. This session will explain why municipal bonds are particularly valuable during economic slowdowns, including why the sector’s credit quality endures across economic cycles, as well as the outlook for bonds when interest-rates turn. 

Robert DiMella, MacKay Municipal Managers Executive Managing Director, Co-Head
Suzanne Finnegan, Build America Mutual Chief Credit Officer
Moderator: Jen Rogers, Financial Reporter  

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Buying Bonds to Beat a Bear Market? 

With the Fed expected to raise rates for the fifth consecutive time and year-end tax loss harvesting on pace for a record year, stocks are looking like a risky play for many investors. Can buying more bonds help offset diminished equity returns? What are the right fixed-income strategies advisors can suggest to help clients weather market volatility? We’ll speak to bond king Jeffrey Gundlach about riskier, more opportunistic credits in the market.  

Jeffrey Gundlach, DoubleLine Founder and CEO
Interviewer: Scott Wapner, CNBC “Fast Money Halftime Report” & “Closing Bell: Overtime” Host

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Securing Your Savings

Firms that oversee retirement plans hold a variety of sensitive data that has become increasingly vulnerable as cyber attacks grow in both size and sophistication. Whether it’s identity theft or monetary loss, how can advisors ensure their clients are being adequately protected? How much could those clients stand to lose? And how might the Labor Department step in to clarify fiduciary responsibilities when it comes to reducing cyber risk? 

Brian Edelman, FCI CEO
Gregory Wilson, Putnam Investments Chief Information Security Officer and CNBC Technology Executive Council Member 
Moderator: Eamon Javers, CNBC Senior Washington Correspondent 

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2023 Headwinds: Looking for Opportunities

There are still plays to be made even if the broader stock market struggles next year. Despite increased geopolitical risk, higher rates, and an ongoing reversal of globalization, many portfolio managers and strategists recommend bringing any cash on the sidelines into the market instead of letting it sit. So, which investments will be safe havens for the risk averse? We’ll look ahead to opportunities with the potential for hedging equity risk and offsetting portfolio losses. 

Sarah Levy, Betterment CEO
Interviewer: Morgan Brennan, CNBC “Squawk on the Street” Co-Anchor 

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A Hedge Against Global Inflation

While this year’s midterm elections were largely defined by record-high prices, inflation is not a uniquely American problem. In fact, over 100 global economies have a higher inflation rate than the U.S. right now. In addition to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, China has stepped up investment into its chip industry in a bid to be self-reliant amid tense relations with the U.S. And all of this is taking place as the world continues to recover from years of the Covid-19 pandemic. As geopolitics continue to pressure every corner of the economy, where should advisors look for opportunity in a myriad of global conflicts? 

Gilbert Garcia, Garcia Hamilton & Associates Managing Partner
Sarat Sethi, Douglas C. Lane & Associates Managing Partner & Equity Analyst 
Moderator: Seema Mody, CNBC Global Markets Reporter

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Is a Bull Case for Stocks Still Alive?

Layoffs. Record Inflation. Missed Earnings. After a rocky and inconsistent year, some believe that the problems of 2022 are in the rearview. But is there any chance we’re on the precipice of a bounce back headed into the new year? We talk with two investors about the sectors and holdings that could propel big outperformance, despite what’s likely to be another uncertain year ahead. 

Karen Firestone, Aureus Asset Management Chairman & CEO
Jenny Harrington, Gilman Hill Asset Management CEO & Portfolio Manager
Moderator: Melissa Lee, CNBC “Fast Money” & “Options Action” Host 

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Why Alternatives Attract Next-Gen Investors

Younger, wealthy investors are looking beyond the stock market for higher returns. They are allocating three times more to alternative assets and half as much to stocks than previous generations. So, which opportunities are they investing in? And how can financial advisors advise them to make unorthodox investing decisions in everything from NFTs to Air Jordans, rare art and more?

Chris Burns, ARCH Founder, Sneaker Industry Analyst, Writer & Professor
Jarel Hawkins, Sneaker Investing Pioneer & Former SVP, Head of Enterprise Intelligent Automation, Truist
Moderator: Robert Frank, CNBC Wealth Editor

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FA Exchange

Alternative Investments

Continue the conversation on finding alternative opportunities for clients looking to diversify their portfolios beyond stocks, bonds and real estate.  

Moderator: Sharon Epperson, CNBC Senior Personal Finance Correspondent 


Market Trends 2023

Live from the New York Stock Exchange, CNBC Senior Markets Correspondent Bob Pisani takes your questions and delivers the low-down on what investors are thinking about (and worrying about) in the year ahead.   

Moderator: Bob Pisani, CNBC Senior Markets Correspondent