Financial Advisor Summit
Online⎮May 22, 2024

Bringing the Markets Into Focus

A bull market powered by enthusiasm around AI and anticipation of possible Federal Reserve interest rate cuts are giving investors a lot of momentum heading into the rest of 2024. But given how hot the markets are running right now, a correction could be coming, and increased unemployment and lower inflation could slow overall growth. While this might cause some pain in the near-term it could also create buying and repositioning opportunities for investors willing to bet on a 2025 rebound, likely helped by an end to the election cycle and certainty around Fed rate decisions.

In this edition of the Financial Advisor Summit, we’ll talk to market experts, economists, and top investors about what they’re seeing and what the rest of the year might have in store.

This event has been approved for 4.5 CFP Continuing Education Credits.

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Tom Lee

Thomas is one of the most widely recognized and followed macro strategists on Wall Street. He is best known for his evidence-based work on equity markets and fast growing technologies,
including digital assets and wireless technologies. Thomas has nearly 30 years of experience in macro markets and equity research.

He co-founded Fundstrat in 2014, a research advisory firm, which has now grown to over 28 full-time employees and serves hedge funds, mutual funds and family offices in over 26 countries.

Prior to co-founding the independent strategy research boutique, Fundstrat Global Advisors, he served as Chief Equity Strategist of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and had been at JPMorgan from,1999 through 2014. And prior to that, was both a highly regarded telecommunications equity research analyst and also small-cap equity/ bankruptcy/reorg strategist (2004-2010) working at firms like Kidder, Peabody and Salomon Smith Barney.

He is a full-time contributor to CNBC and is widely quoted in the media (CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox, Yahoo Finance, among others) and professionally recognized. He has been ranked consistently by Institutional Investors and held the #1, #2 and #3 position for 15 consecutive years (1998-2013). He is known for his data-driven approach (“analysis not opinions”), and clients view his work as both contrarian and highly differentiated.

He is also considered one of the most trusted and well-known authorities in digital assets by Cindicator and top 100 key names by Cryptoinfluencer.

Thomas Lee graduated from the University of Pennsylvania/Wharton School with a BSE in Economics and dual concentrations in Finance and Accounting. He is a CFA Charter holder.

Carla Harris

Carla Harris is a Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She was most recently a Vice Chairman responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across the firm. She was the founder and creator of the award winning, Multicultural Innovation Lab at Morgan Stanley, and the award winning podcast, Access and Opportunity. She formerly headed the Emerging Manager Platform, the equity capital markets effort for the consumer and retail industries and was responsible for Equity Private Placements. In her 30+ year career, Ms. Harris has had extensive industry experiences in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and healthcare sectors. In August 2013, Carla Harris was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council.

For more than a decade, Ms. Harris was a senior member of the equity syndicate desk and executed such transactions as initial public offerings for UPS, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Ariba, Redback, the General Motors sub-IPO of Delphi Automotive, and the $3.2 Billion common stock transaction for Immunex Corporation, one of the largest biotechnology common stock transactions in U.S. history. Ms. Harris was named to Fortune Magazine’s list of “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America”, Fortune’s Most Influential List, U. S. Bankers Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance (2009, 2010, 2011), Black Enterprise’s Top 75 Most Powerful Women in Business (2017), and “Top 75 African Americans on Wall Street”, and to Essence Magazine’s list of “The 50 Women Who are Shaping the World”, Ebony’s list of the Power 100 and “15 Corporate Women at the Top” and was named “Woman of the Year 2004” by the Harvard Black Men’s Forum and in 2011 by the Yale Black Men’s Forum.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Carla received an MBA, Second Year Honors from Harvard Business School and an AB in economics from Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude. Carla has also received Honorary Doctorates of Laws, Humanities and Business from Marymount Manhattan College, Bloomfield College, Converse College, Jacksonville University, Simmons College, the College of New Rochelle, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Babson College and Fisk University, Wake Forest University and Felician University respectively. Carla Harris is actively involved in her community and heartily believes that “we are blessed so that we can be a blessing to someone else.”

She is the past Chair of the Board of the Morgan Stanley Foundation and of The Executive Leadership Council, and sits on the boards of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), The Sesame Workshop, Mother Cabrini Health Foundation and is an active member of the St. Charles Gospelites of the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. She was a member of the board of overseers of Harvard University and is a member of the board of directors of the Walmart Corporation, Cummins Corporation and MetLife. Ms. Harris was co-chair of the National Social Action Commission of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She has been named to the New Jersey Hall of Fame (2015) and has received the Bert King Award from the Harvard Business School African American Alumni Association, the 2005 Women’s Professional Achievement Award from Harvard University, the Pierre Toussaint Medallion from the Office of Black Ministry of the Archdiocese of New York, the Women of Power Award given by the National Urban League, the Women of Influence Award from The Links, Incorporated and many other awards. In her other life, Carla is a singer who has sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Apollo Theatre, and released 4 Gospel CDs:“O This is Christmas” (2021) “Unceasing Praise” (2011), “Joy Is Waiting”(2005), and her first CD entitled, “Carla’s First Christmas”(2000), was a bestseller on in New York and was featured on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather in his “American Dream” segment. She is also an internationally renowned public speaker. She was named one of the top 50 speakers in the world by Real Leaders Magazine (2023) and one of the Top 40 female Speakers (2020). She is the author of the books, Strategize to Win (2014), Expect to Win (2009) (Hudson Press) and of Lead To Win (2022).

Mike Novogratz

Michael Novogratz is the Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital. He was formerly a Partner and President of Fortress Investment Group LLC. Prior to Fortress, Mr. Novogratz spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was elected Partner in 1998. Mr. Novogratz served on the New York Federal Reserve’s Investment Advisory Committee on Financial Markets from 2012 – 2015. Mr. Novogratz serves as the Chairman of The Bail Project and has made criminal justice reform a focus of his family’s foundation. He also sits on the Board of Overseers at NYU Langone Medical Center and is a board member of Princeton Varsity Club and Jazz Foundation of America. Mr. Novogratz received an AB in Economics from Princeton University and served as a helicopter pilot in the US Army.

Penny Pennington

Penny Pennington is the managing partner of Edward Jones, a leading financial services company dedicated to helping its 8 million clients turn their life plans into financial plans. Under her leadership, the firm delivers on its purpose to partner for positive impact, to improve the lives of its clients and colleagues, and together, better its communities and society.

As Edward Jones begins its second century, Pennington, as the firm's sixth managing partner, is guiding Edward Jones through a cultural renewal and strategic transformation that is purpose-driven, leader-led and team-based. The firm's approximately 52,000 associates and nearly 19,000 financial advisors throughout the U.S. and Canada are committed to meeting clients' growing desires and expectations for a trusted advisor who deeply understands their goals and guides them to meet those goals with professional advice that reflects their unique situations.

With more branch offices in more communities than any other financial services company, Pennington is seeking to lift more people up through three areas of focus: partnering for lasting financial strength, promoting healthier futures, and advancing inclusive growth. One way Edward Jones brings these priorities to life is by promoting financial wellness; through its Financial Fitness program, the firm is committed to educating 1 million learners by the end of 2025. Edward Jones believes that serving more clients in more communities, and helping them achieve more possibilities in their lives, invigorates families and futures for this generation and generations to come.

Pennington began her career with Edward Jones as a financial advisor in 2000 after a 14-year career in banking and was named a principal in 2006. She held various leadership roles in the firm's St. Louis home office before being named managing partner in 2019. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and she was named No. 69 on the Fortune Most Powerful Women list.

In 2022, Pennington was elected to serve a three-year term as a large-firm governor of the FINRA Board of Governors, which oversees management in the administration of FINRA’s affairs and the promotion of FINRA’s welfare, objectives and purposes. She is an active member of the St. Louis community, serving on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and the Washington University in St. Louis Board of Trustees.

A native of Nashville, Tenn., Penny now calls St. Louis home after relocating from Michigan 14 years ago with her husband, Mike Fidler, and two children. She is an active member of the St. Louis community, serving on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, United Way of Greater St. Louis, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Washington University in St. Louis Board of Trustees, the Whitaker Foundation and Executive Committee of the Chair's Council for Greater St. Louis, Inc. Penny also actively champions Edward Jones' national presenting sponsorship with the Alzheimer's Association.

Joyce Chang

Joyce Chang is Chair of Global Research. She has spent 35 years working in Global Research, with expertise in Macro, Fixed Income, Emerging Markets, Geopolitical and Strategic Research. Before assuming her current role in 2019, Joyce served as Global Head of Research and Global Head of Fixed Income Research. She began her career as an Emerging Markets Strategist in 1990 and held top rankings in Institutional Investor surveys for Emerging Markets research, earning 25 #1 individual rankings. In 2014, she was inducted into the Fixed Income Analyst Society Hall of Fame. J.P. Morgan has consistently been recognized as the #1 Global Research Team and #1 Global Fixed Income Research team by Institutional Investor.
Joyce was a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch and Salomon Brothers prior to joining J.P. Morgan Chase in 1999. She is the Executive Sponsor for J.P. Morgan Chase’s network for employees of Asian heritage (AsPIRE) and on the Executive Committee of the Corporate and Investment Bank’s Women on The Move network. She serves on the Board of Directors of the German Marshall Fund, Trickle Up and the Fixed Income Analyst Society as well as the Advisory Councils for the Bretton Woods Committee, Center of Financial Stability and Georgetown University’s Baratta Center for Global Business. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Inter-American Dialogue. She has been named as one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance by American Banker and included in Barron’s 100 Most Influential Women in Finance lists in past years.

Joyce holds an M.P.A. from Princeton and serves on its External Advisory Council for its Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance. She holds a B.A. from Columbia from where she was awarded the John Jay award for professional achievement and serves on its Board of Visitors and the Board of Directors for the Asian Columbia Alumni Association.

Helima Croft

Helima Croft is a Managing Director and the Head of Global Commodity Strategy and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Research at RBC Capital Markets. She specializes in geopolitics and energy, leading a team of commodity strategists that cover energy, metals and cross-commodity investor activity, as well as policy analysis and both Washington and global political insights.

Helima is a member of the National Petroleum Council, a select group of individuals who advise, inform and make recommendations to the Secretary of Energy with respect to any matter relating to oil and natural gas.

She also is a CNBC contributor, a member of the channel’s exclusive family of experts, is on the Board of Directors for the Atlantic Council, is a member of the Trilateral Commission, and is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is on the Board of Directors of Reservoir Media, Inc., the first female-founded and led publicly traded independent music company in the U.S.

Helima joined RBC Capital Markets from Barclays, where she was a Managing Director and Head of North American Commodities Research. Prior to that, she worked in Lehman’s Business Intelligence group, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Central Intelligence Agency, where she focused on geopolitics and commodities.

Helima has received many industry accolades throughout her career and received her PhD in economic history from Princeton in 2001.

Raj Dhanda

Mr. Dhanda is a Partner and Global Head of Wealth Management within Ares Wealth Management Solutions, which oversees product development, distribution, marketing, and client management activities across Ares' investment offerings in the global wealth management channel. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, he was the Chief Executive Officer at Black Creek Group, which he joined in 2016 as President before being named Chief Executive Officer in April 2018. Mr. Dhanda also serves on the Board of Directors for Black Creek Diversified Property Fund Inc. and as Co-President of both Black Creek Diversified Property Fund Inc. and Black Creek Industrial REIT IV Inc. While at Black Creek, Mr. Dhanda led the evolution to a one firm brand as Black Creek Group, and oversaw significant capital raise, acquisitions and developments. Previously, Mr. Dhanda spent 26 years at Morgan Stanley, where he held a variety of leadership roles, including leading key divisions of their institutional and wealth management platforms, Head of Investment Products and Services for their wealth management division, and serving on the Executive and Operating Committees for their wealth management division. Throughout his career at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Dhanda helped develop strategies for changing regulations and technology to advance the company's wealth management channels. Mr. Dhanda serves on the Brown University Real Estate Group Advisory Board. He holds a B.A. from Brown University in Economics and Organizational Behavior & Management.

Bess Freedman

As Chief Executive Officer, Bess Freedman oversees Brown Harris Stevens' 50+ offices and more than 2,300 agents across New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Florida.

Under her leadership, Brown Harris Stevens has grown into one of the largest and most successful privately held real estate companies in the United States with the highest average sales price per agent in the country.

Named CEO in 2018, Bess draws upon her law background and passion for helping people to drive change within Brown Harris Stevens and the larger real estate industry. Bess declared Juneteenth a company-wide holiday a year before it was fully recognized by the Federal Government. She was the first head of a major NYC-based brokerage to make Election Day a paid day off, and partnered with the Human Rights Campaign's Business Coalition for the Equality Act in support of legislation protecting rights of the LGBTQ+ community.

She is an active member of the Real Estate Board of New York Board of Governors. An advocate for social change through her work with several organizations, she was the recipient of REBNY's Kenneth R. Gerrety Humanitarian Award in 2021 for outstanding service to the community. She is on the Board of The Bridge, an organization focused on the needs of homeless and housing-insecure, and an advocate for Sanctuary for Families. Bess also supports the mentorship program at YJP (Young Jewish Professionals), the Leadership Now Project — a corporate initiative to protect democracy - and the Kalief Browder Foundation.

Before entering real estate, Bess practiced law as an Assistant State's Attorney in Montgomery County, Maryland, and worked at Legal Aid as an attorney fighting for the rights of underserved youth in NYC. She is a member of the Florida, Washington, D.C. and Maryland Bar, and worked in New York pro hac vice.

Bess is the proud mother of a son who attends boarding school in Connecticut and a daughter who is currently in her third year at the Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts. In her spare time, Bess enjoys family and friends, music, reading, knitting, weekends in Rhinebeck, N.Y., and regular meetings with her Mahjong group. She is fluent in Spanish.

Bess Freedman also serves, under Section 440 of the Real Property Law, as Broker and supervises the 445 Park Avenue office(s).

Courtney Garcia

Courtney Garcia (formerly Courtney Dominguez) is a Senior Wealth Advisor and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ at Payne Capital Management, a boutique independent wealth management firm headquartered in New York City, that oversees more than $1 billion of client assets worldwide. Courtney is an active member of the firm’s investment committee, assisting with portfolio construction and asset allocation decisions. She frequently appears in the media to discuss her firm’s outlook on the economy and current market trends.

Courtney works closely with individuals, families, and businesses to develop personalized goal-based strategies including investment management, retirement planning, tax efficient savings plans, college funding strategies, and more.

Courtney actively volunteers her time to several non-profit financial organizations including Family Reach to help cancer patients and their families with financial advice, as well as Savvy Ladies, helping women achieve financial stability through financial literacy programming.

Courtney received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from New York University where she graduated with honors. Courtney was born and raised in San Diego, California and currently resides in New York City with her husband, son, and their beagle. Outside of the office, you may find her training for her next half marathon, hiking with her family, or surfing/snowboarding depending on the season.

Steve Kornacki

Steve Kornacki is a National Political Correspondent for NBC News & MSNBC, reporting on the latest political developments across all platforms. For MSNBC’s election coverage, Steve consistently provides real-time analysis of voting patterns, exit polls, and electoral data. Additionally, Kornacki is the author of “The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism” and host of “Article II: Inside Impeachment,” a NBC News podcast dedicated exclusively to covering the impeachment inquiry.
Kornacki began his career in New Jersey, chronicling the state’s political world for a website and co-hosting a weekly show on News 12 New Jersey, a 24-hour cable news channel.

His work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post, Boston Globe, Daily Beast and at Capital New York, where he’s written a series of deeply-researched profiles of prominent New York political figures. He is a native of Groton, Mass. and graduated from Boston University.

Tim Maurer

Tim Maurer is a certified financial planner and the chief advisory officer at SignatureFD, with offices in Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina.
A graduate of Towson University, Maurer taught financial planning at his alma mater for seven years and has authored several books. In his third book, “Simple Money,” he brings the wisdom of behavioral finance to personal finance. He is a CNBC contributor and also writes for Forbes.
Maurer educates at private events as well as in television, radio, print and online media. He has been featured on NBC’s “TODAY,” CNBC, ABC’s “Nightline” and NPR programs “The Diane Rehm Show” and “Marketplace.” He has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Baltimore Sun, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, U.S. News & World Report and Money magazine, among other publications.

You can follow Tim on Twitter at @TimMaurer.

Dave Mazza

Dave is the Chief Executive Officer at Roundhill Investments. A well-known thought leader within the ETF industry, Dave frequently appears in the financial media, including CNBC and Bloomberg. Prior to joining the firm, Dave worked at Direxion, OppenheimerFunds, and State Street Global Advisors in various ETF leadership roles.

David Rosenberg

David Rosenberg is the Founder and President of Rosenberg Research, an economic and financial market consulting firm he established in January 2020.

Dave provides advice to 2,800 clients, both retail and institutional, across 40 countries.

Prior to creating his own company, David was chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff + Associates from 2009 to 2019. Prior to that, from 2000 to 2009, he was at Merrill Lynch, where for the first two years he was chief Canadian economist and strategist based out of Toronto; for the last seven he was Chief North American economist at Merrill Lynch in New York, where he was consistently ranked in top three of Wall Street economists polled by the annual Institutional Investors survey.

David is a frequent contributor to most major financial newspapers and publications in North America and makes regular TV appearances in the financial media.
He received both a BA and MA in economics from the University of Toronto.

Robert Schein

Robert L. Schein, AIF® is Managing Director, Partner, and Chief Investment Officer of Hightower/Blanke Schein Wealth Management. With more than 25 years of experience as a financial professional, Robert demonstrates a strong commitment to both his clients and community.
Robert leads the asset allocation, design, and implementation of the investment portfolio review process for Hightower / Blanke Schein Wealth Management. He specializes in developing and supporting investment strategies for high-net-worth individuals and families with complex estates, as well as philanthropic and retirement planning needs.

Recent honors include being named on the Forbes Best-In-State (#23) Wealth Advisor for 2022 and *Palm Springs Life Five Star Professional 2021.

Robert is a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business Network, Morning’s with Maria Bartiromo, and The Claman Countdown with Liz Claman.

Robert is routinely featured in various publications, such as Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal,, Forbes, Yahoo! Finance, On Wall Street, Investment News, The Desert Sun, and Palm Springs Life.

Robert is a national speaker on the topic of financial education for women and was recently asked to speak at the Desert Woman’s Show and P.E.O. International.

Robert also specializes in the leadership of a community and forum where independent women can acquire the confidence to be leaders in their financial lives. As Founder of The Society of Financially Empowered Women Inc. (, he has vowed to empower women with education, support, and community. Robert’s passion for financial education for women runs so deep that he created his own 501(c)(3) non-profit to champion his mission. The result: A summit was created for the Empowerment of Women, through Financial Education and Self Care, and in January 2020, the Confidence: Women + Wealth + Wellness Summit (CW3) debuted to rave reviews. Read More about CW3 and The 7 Keys to Financial Wellness.
In 2008, Robert was honored as a top financial advisor by Reuters AdvicePoint. That same year, he co-authored the book, “Bridging the Value Gap”. In 2014, Robert was recognized as a "40 Under 40" Financial Advisor by Investment News, and in 2015 he received the same recognition from On Wall Street.

Robert graduated from the University of Arizona with a double major in Finance and Marketing. In 2007, he earned his Investment Consultant designation from the Wharton School of Business. He is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) and holds the Series 7, 63, 65 licenses and is a CA Insurance license holder, 0D16099.

Service above self has been evident in Robert’s community leadership roles, raising well over $2.5 million for local non-profits. Robert has served on the Board of Directors for many of the Coachella Valley’s youth and education-based institutions, including Family YMCA of the Desert, La Quinta Rotary, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He also served as Board Chairman for the Valley’s only Jesuit High School, Xavier College Preparatory, from 2010-2012 and again from 2017-2022. He also designed, implemented, and served as Chairman of several Sustaining and Capital Campaigns for Xavier College Preparatory (2006, 2007), YMCA of the Desert (2004, 2005), and LifeStream Blood Bank (2019).

Additionally, Robert and his team have been approved to work with Fidelity Charitable, which specializes in efficient and effective charitable giving solutions used by individuals and families with substantial assets, complex planning needs, or tax circumstances.

Robert resides in Indian Wells with his wife and four children.

Tim Seymour

Tim Seymour is founder and Chief Investment Officer of Seymour Asset Management (SAM). SAM provides both asset management and wealth management services for its clients. Tim is also the Portfolio Manager of the Amplify Seymour Cannabis ETF ticker: $CNBS.

Tim has over 24 years of investment experience as a portfolio manager, allocator and capital markets professional across multiple asset classes. Tim is a recognized voice within the investment community as a trader and market strategist on CNBC. For over a decade, Tim has been a primary investor voice on CNBC’s Fast Money. Tim is often cited as one of the top finance professionals on Twitter, including The Wall Street Journal’s “Top Tweets For Your Money”.

Tim was the CIO and co-founder of Triogem Asset Management where the firm’s flagship fund was a long short global equity strategy. Triogem’s investment approach was rooted in running a low volatility portfolio that managed top down risks while employing a rigorous research process to bottom up stock picking.

Prior to Triogem, Tim was co-founder and Managing Partner at Red Star Asset Management (Moscow, New York), where the firm managed a multi-strat fund investing across Russia/Eastern Europe.

Before launching Red Star, Tim was a Partner and Managing Director at Troika Dialog, Russia’s largest investment bank in Moscow. At Troika, Tim served in various roles including running fixed income sales and trading and launching the firm’s US broker/dealer and overseeing all US capital markets activity.

Tim started his career at UBS in New York, focusing on international macro (cash bonds, swaps, forex). Tim completed the firm’s capital markets training program after graduating with an MBA in International Finance from Fordham University.

Tim received his undergraduate degree at Georgetown University.

He acts in an advisory capacity to multiple cannabis companies. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member for The Georgetown Wall Street Alliance.

Tim lives in New York City with his wife and two children. When he is not with his family, Tim is playing drums and singing in his two bands.

Savita Subramanian

Savita Subramanian is a managing director, head of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG Research), and head of U.S. Equity & Quantitative Strategy at BofA Global Research. She is responsible for recommending U.S. sector allocations for equities and determining forecasts for the S&P 500 and other major U.S. indices, as well as developing and marketing the firm’s quantitative equity strategy to institutional and individual clients. She also leads Global Research’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts. Subramanian has been with the firm since 2001. She has been a ranked analyst in the Institutional Investor survey for the last nine years.

Prior to joining the firm, Subramanian was an analyst at Scudder Kemper Investments in New York and San Francisco. Subramanian frequently appears in television and print journalism and is a regular guest speaker at financial conferences. Subramanian is on the board of the UCLA Mathematics & Finance program, she is on the membership committee of Q Group and is a member of the Chicago Quantitative Alliance, the Society of Quantitative Analysts and Women on Wall Street. Subramanian received a bachelor’s degree with a double major of mathematics and philosophy with honors from University of California at Berkeley, and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Columbia University. She remains actively involved in the Columbia Business School alumni organization.

Jared Walczak

Jared Walczak is Vice President of State Projects at the Tax Foundation and a columnist for Tax Notes State magazine.
He is the lead researcher on the annual State Business Tax Climate Index and Location Matters and has authored or coauthored tax reform guides for more than a dozen states. He previously served as legislative director to a member of the Senate of Virginia and as policy director for a statewide campaign, and consulted on research and policy development for a number of candidates and elected officials.

David Woo

David Woo is the CEO of David Woo Unbound, a global forum devoted to promoting fact-based debates about our shared future in the intersection between markets, economics, politics and geopolitics. Until 2021, David was the Head of Global Rates, FX, and EM Fixed Income Strategy & Economic Research at Bank of America. Previously, he ran Global FX Strategy at Barclays Capital and EM Local Markets Strategy for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Citigroup. David is known on Wall Street for his bold and out-of-consensus calls. He was the first Wall Street analyst to initiate coverage of Bitcoin in 2013 and predicted Donald Trump’s victory in 2016. Business Insider voted David as one of the 12 smartest people on Wall Street. David started his career at the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C.. He received his Ph.D in Economics from Columbia University.

Brandon Yarckin

Brandon Yarckin is the Chief Operating Officer of Universa Investments L.P., the global leader in tail risk hedging with ~$18B in assets under management.

Brandon has been with Universa since its inception in 2007, has over 20 years of experience in complex derivatives, and has co-authored several financial and mathematical articles. Prior to joining Universa, Brandon worked with derivatives across asset classes at KBC Financial Products (the ex-subsidiary of D.E. Shaw).

He received a B.S. degree in Economics from Duke University and currently serves as the Chair of the Asset and Liability Committee of the Board of Directors at Mi BANK.

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.

Dominic Chu

Dominic Chu is a senior markets correspondent for CNBC, located at the network’s Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. He appears during CNBC’s Business Day programming and contributes to

Previously, Chu was a New York-based markets correspondent for Bloomberg Television, where he covered the stock, bond, currency and commodities markets. During that time, he interviewed some of the world’s top money managers and business executives, and he also was part of the team that covered Hurricane Sandy and the Boston Marathon bombings. In addition, Chu handled sports business reporting for the network.

Chu brings extensive knowledge of the financial markets, having worked in sales and trading for UBS Investment Bank, mutual fund management for Hennessy Advisors and investment management for Seascape Capital.

He has spoken at numerous industry conferences and was a regular contributor to radio and television outlets across the country.

Chu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in hotel administration from Cornell 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.

Frank Holland

Frank Holland is anchor of CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange” (M-F, 5AM-6AM ET), which broadcasts from CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

He is also a Transports & Tech Correspondent for the network. Holland focuses on reporting and executive interviews for cloud computing, enterprise software and cybersecurity companies in the technology sector as well as trucking, e-commerce and shipping companies in the supply chain sector. Previously, he was a general assignment reporter for CNBC starting in September 2018.

During his time at the network, Holland has covered a wide range of national stories including: the first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine, the death of George Floyd, Hurricane Ida and the first Kentucky Derby after the pandemic.

Holland also covers Diversity, Equity and Inclusion under CNBC’s Equity and Opportunity brand including the 100th Anniversary of Black Wall Street, diversity in tech and various network specials.

Before joining CNBC, Holland was an anchor and reporter at NBC Boston and WCVB in Boston covering national stories and major local news including the famous “28-3” Patriots Super Bowl victory, The “Texting-Suicide” trial and the Boston Marathon. Holland also enterprise original series and hosted live events, including “Black in Boston”, a weekly business segment and the NBC Education Town Hall in Boston.

Prior to Boston, Holland spent three years as an anchor/reporter at WGN-TV in Chicago, where he covered the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, the Republican and Democratic national conventions, as well as the National College Football Championship. He also held positions at NBC Affiliate WDIV in Detroit, News 12 in New York, and spent several years in television news in both the Virgin Islands and Alaska.

Holland holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Bentley University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., the Urban League and the National Association of Black Journalists.

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.

Tyler Mathisen

Tyler Mathisen co-anchors CNBC's "Power Lunch" (M-F, 1PM-3PM ET), one of the network's longest running program franchises. He is also Vice President, Events Strategy for CNBC, working closely with the network's events team to grow the rapidly expanding business.

Previously, Mathisen was co-anchor of "Nightly Business Report," an award-winning evening business news program produced by CNBC for U.S. public television. In 2014, NBR was named best radio/TV show by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW). Since joining CNBC in 1997, Mathisen has held a number of positions including managing editor of CNBC Business News, responsible for directing the network's daily content and coverage. He was also co-anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell."

Mathisen has reported one-hour documentaries for the network including "Best Buy: The Big Box Fights Back," "Supermarkets Inc: Inside a $500 Billion Money Machine" and "Death: It's a Living." Mathisen was also host of the CNBC series "How I Made My Millions."

Prior to CNBC, Mathisen spent 15 years as a writer, senior editor and top editor for Money magazine. Among other duties, he supervised the magazine's mutual funds coverage, its annual investment forecast issue and its expansion into electronic journalism, for which it won the first-ever National Magazine Award for New Media in 1997.

In 1993, Mathisen won the American University-Investment Company Institute Award for Personal Finance Journalism for a televised series on "Caring for Aging Parents," which aired on ABC's "Good Morning America." Mathisen served as money editor of "GMA" from 1991 to 1997. He also won an Emmy Award for a report on the 1987 stock market crash that aired on New York's WCBS-TV.

A native of Arlington,Va., Mathisen graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia.

Leslie Picker

Leslie Picker joined CNBC in February 2017 as a reporter covering hedge funds, private equity and asset management. She is based at CNBC Global Headquarters, and her reporting appears on television and CNBC’s digital platforms.

Picker has interviewed some of the most prominent investors on CNBC, including Citadel’s Ken Griffin, Greenlight Capital’s David Einhorn, Omega Advisors’ Leon Cooperman and Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman. Her investigation into Puerto Rico’s debt crisis won a Society for Advanced Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) award and was a finalist for a Gerald Loeb Award in 2018.

Previously, Picker was a reporter at The New York Times where she covered deals. Her beat encompassed mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, venture capital, private equity, restructuring and shareholder activism. Prior to The New York Times, Picker was a reporter at Bloomberg News where she reported on initial public offerings. There, she also contributed to Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Radio. Prior to becoming a reporter, Picker was a segment producer for Bloomberg Television. She began her career as a booker at Fox Business Network.

Picker graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, earning a bachelor’s degree in political science. She also earned a master’s in journalism from Columbia University, graduating with honors, and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business, with a concentration in finance.

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.

Michael Santoli

Michael Santoli joined CNBC in October 2015 as a Senior Markets Commentator, based at the network’s Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Santoli brings his extensive markets expertise to CNBC’s Business Day programming, with a regular appearance on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” (M-F, 3PM-5PM ET). In addition, he is the host of “Trading Nation” and contributes to and CNBC PRO, writing regular articles and creating original digital videos.

Previously, Santoli was a Senior Columnist at Yahoo Finance, where he wrote analysis and commentary on the stock market, corporate news and the economy. He also appeared on Yahoo Finance video programs, where he offered insights on the most important business stories of the day, and was a regular contributor to CNBC and other networks.

Santoli has covered the Wall Street beat for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Yahoo in 2012, he spent 15 years as a columnist and feature writer for Barron’s magazine.

From 1993 to 1997, Santoli was a reporter at Dow Jones Newswires, covering the securities industry, and was awarded two Dow Jones Newswire Awards for distinguished real time journalism.

He began his journalism career in 1992 as a reporter and editor at Investment Dealers’ Digest.

Santoli is a graduate of Wesleyan University and lives in New York City.

Brian Sullivan

Brian Sullivan is anchor of CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange” (M-F, 5AM-6AM ET), which broadcasts from CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. He is also Senior National Correspondent for the network, covering some of the nation’s biggest stories.

Most recently, Sullivan was co-anchor of CNBC’s “Power Lunch”(M-F, 1PM-3PM ET).

In his 20 years of financial journalism and television experience, Sullivan has reported from five continents. He has been twice nominated for the prestigious Loeb Award; one for being recognized as among the first financial journalists to highlight the risks of the housing bubble in 2007, and the other for the 2013 CNBC documentary “America’s Gun: The Rise of the AR-15.”

Prior to CNBC, Sullivan served as an anchor at Fox Business News as well as a producer, reporter and anchor for Bloomberg Television.

Sullivan has a B.A. in political science from Virginia Tech, where he serves on the Alumni Board, as well as a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. In his free time, he is an avid race car driver with two SCCA divisional championships.

Daniel Close

Dan leads the municipal fixed income strategic direction and investment perspectives for Nuveen. Dan serves as lead portfolio manager for high yield municipal strategies, along with tax-exempt and taxable municipal strategies that include customized institutional portfolios, open-end funds and closed-end funds. Prior to his current role, Dan helped establish and expand the platform as Head of Taxable Municipals, and he has deep experience serving clients worldwide. Dan is a portfolio manager of both high yield and investment grade municipal assets, and he has managed dedicated taxable municipal strategies for Nuveen since 2010.

Dan helps set direction for custom fixed income solutions and asset allocation across multi-sector portfolios. As a leading expert on taxable municipals, Dan serves as trusted voice on the complexities of the taxable municipal market. After joining Nuveen in 2000, Dan was a municipal fixed income research analyst covering the corporate-backed, energy, transportation and utility sectors. Dan began working in the investment industry in 1998 as an analyst at Banc of America Securities.

Dan graduated with a B.S. in Business from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) and an M.B.A. from the J. L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago.

Saira Malik

Saira is Nuveen's Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and a member of the Senior Leadership Team. In this role, she drives weekly market and investment insights and delivers client asset allocation views from across the firm’s investment teams. Saira also leads the Global Investment Committee (GIC), bringing together Nuveen's most senior investment leaders to deliver actionable portfolio allocation ideas for our clients. As Chair of GIC, she authors a weekly market commentary. Additionally, Saira is portfolio manager for $100+ billion in equity strategies. Since joining the firm in 2003, Saira has held a variety of positions. Prior to being named CIO, she was head of global equities portfolio management and head of global equities research.

Saira holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and graduated with a B.S. in Economics from California Polytechnic State University and an M.S. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin. She frequently appears on financial news networks such as CNBC and Bloomberg. Saira was recognized as one of Pensions & Investments "Most Influential Women in Institutional Investing" in 2023 and has been profiled in Kiplinger’s and Barron’s, which ranked her among the top 100 most influential women in U.S. finance. She was named one of the LinkedIn "Top Voices in Finance" and can be followed at Saira can be reached at

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.


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Second Half Strategy Session

As we head into the second half of 2024, investor optimism around hopeful economic indicators is being offset by a general unease about what could go wrong. Smart advisors are keeping one eye on the markets and the other on clients’ moods. We’ll speak with Morgan Stanley Senior Client Advisor Carla Harris to hear her thoughts on the current investing climate and get her advice on what financial advisors can do to lead their clients through good times and bad.

Carla Harris, Morgan Stanley Senior Client Advisor 
Interviewer: Leslie Picker, CNBC Senior Finance & Banking Reporter

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Perception vs. Reality in Global Macro

Global macroeconomic conditions are proving to be resilient despite headwinds but persistent inflation, fears of recession, and negative headlines are taking a toll on consumer sentiment. We’ll talk with top macro experts about what’s really going on in the world and what it means for investors. 

Joyce Chang, J.P. Morgan, Chair of Global Research
Courtney Garcia, Payne Capital Management Senior Wealth Advisor 
Moderator: Frank Holland, CNBC “Worldwide Exchange” Anchor, Transports & Tech Correspondent 

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Capturing the weight loss drug craze

GLP-1s such as Ozempic and Mounjaro have taken the health industry and Hollywood by storm, making weight loss drug makers hot investments. One of the first ETFs to try and capture them all in one basket just launched. We’ll find out how it’s trading and talk to the company behind it.

Dave Mazza, Roundhill Investments CEO
Interviewer: Bob Pisani, CNBC Senior Markets Correspondent

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Taking Stock of the 2024 Elections

In his signature style, NBC News National Political Correspondent Steve Kornacki talks about the contentious races, the polls, and one of the most consequential elections of our time.

Steve Kornacki, NBC News & MSNBC National Political Correspondent
Interviewer: Tyler Mathisen, CNBC “Power Lunch” Co-Anchor & Vice President, Events Strategy 

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Pricing in the 2024 Vote

The 2024 US elections will likely impact the markets but it’s still too early to tell how significant the results might be. We’ll talk to David Woo, whose macro research firm Unbound is looking closely at possible post-election scenarios, about what investors should be on the lookout for as election season enters its final phase.

David Woo, David Woo Unbound CEO
Interviewer: Tyler Mathisen, CNBC “Power Lunch” Co-Anchor & Vice President, Events Strategy 

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Are Equities at Risk for Reversal?

Given how hot equities have run this year, some experts are looking for a correction, while others see the current bull run continuing. We speak with two top market experts about what they’re seeing and what might be in store in the near term. 

Tim Seymour, Seymour Asset Management Founder & Chief Investment Officer  
Savita Subramanian, Bank of America Head of U.S. Equity Strategy & U.S. Quantitative Strategy
Moderator: Melissa Lee, CNBC “Fast Money” Host 

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Are the Bitcoin Bulls Right?  

Bitcoin is up over 150% since last year and bullish sentiment among believers is riding high. But its historic volatility and widely varying price targets complicate the question of whether now, or ever, is the right time for skeptics to finally get in. In this conversation, we’ll look at what might be in store for Bitcoin, and what investors should be keeping an eye on as the market’s biggest cryptocurrency continues its wild ride.  

Mike Novogratz, Galaxy Digital Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Interviewer: Kate Rooney, CNBC Technology Reporter 

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Municipals in a New Era: Capturing Tax-exempt Yields

This Session Is Sponsored & Programmed by Nuveen

After a period of high returns, bonds are behaving like bonds again. High yield municipals have shown rapid resilience, even within one year of a major draw down. This may give investors an opportunity to capture additional yield and total return in exchange for an illiquidity premium. We’ll discuss if now is the time for investors to add duration to their portfolio with municipals.

Dan Close, Nuveen Head of Municipals
Saira Malik, Nuveen Chief Investment Officer
Moderator: Jen Rogers, CNBC Events Contributor

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Wealth Tax and the Next Great Migration

As over a dozen states consider tax hikes on the wealthy, the debate over what happens when the ultra-wealthy decamp for more tax-friendly parts of the country is reaching a crescendo. CNBC Wealth Reporter Robert Frank speaks with Tax Foundation’s Jared Walczak about the “millionaire tax flight” and Bess Freedman, CEO from Brown Harris Stevens about the implications for real estate and the broader economy.

Jared Walczak, Tax Foundation Vice President of State Projects
Bess Freedman, Brown Harris Stevens CEO  
Interviewer: Robert Frank, CNBC Wealth Editor 

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Alternative Solutions: Tapping into High Net Worth

As barriers to entry fall, alternative and private assets are becoming increasingly important in high-net-worth investors’ portfolios. We’ll talk with Ares Global Head of Wealth Management Raj Dhanda about Ares’ push into the ultra-high-net-worth market and what he sees as the most important developing trends in private wealth.

Raj Dhanda, Ares Management Corporation Partner and Global Head of Wealth Management
Interviewer: Morgan Brennan, CNBC Co-Anchor “Closing Bell: Overtime”

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What Financial Advising Looks Like Now 

The financial advisory industry has faced many changes as market conditions and new technologies have evolved over the past few years. We’ll discuss the state of the industry, what FA’s need to do to adapt to these changes and continue to meet the needs of clients today, and in the future, with Edward Jones Managing Partner Penny Pennington.

Penny Pennington, Edward Jones Managing Partner
Interviewer: Frank Holland, CNBC “Worldwide Exchange” Anchor, Transports & Tech Correspondent

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Will Energy be the Story of the Summer?

Increased tensions in the Middle East have already had some effect on oil prices, but wider escalation of hostilities could cause premiums to increase significantly. Against that backdrop, energy could be the story of the summer. Two top commodity experts weigh in on what investors should keep a close eye on when it comes to the energy sector this year. 

Helima Croft, RBC Capital Markets Head of Global Commodity Strategy
Robert Schein, Hightower/Blanke Schein Wealth Management Managing Director, Partner, and Chief Investment Officer
Moderator: Brian Sullivan, CNBC “Last Call” Anchor & Senior National Correspondent 

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Black Swans and Bubbles: The Bearish Case for the Markets

Is the AI-fueled tech stock boom running out of steam? What’s ahead for the heavily leveraged private markets? Does U.S. economic data give an accurate depiction of how most Americans feel? These are some of the questions David Rosenberg of Rosenberg Research and Universa Investments’ Brandon Yarckin are asking about the sustainability of today’s hot markets. We’ll talk to them about the warning signs they’re seeing and whether now’s the time for investors to prepare for a colder winter.

David Rosenberg, Rosenberg Research Founder and President 
Brandon Yarckin, Universa Investments L.P. Chief Operating Officer 
Moderator: Dominic Chu, CNBC Senior Markets Correspondent

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Accounting for the Human Factor

AI tools make the quantitative work of wealth advising easier, but it is still up to humans to provide the counsel and individualized touch needed to be an effective wealth manager. CNBC Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson speaks with Tim Maurer, Chief Advisory Officer of SignatureFD and member of the CNBC Financial Advisor Council, about how FAs can best combine tech with heart.

Tim Maurer, SignatureFD Chief Advisory Officer
Interviewer: Sharon Epperson, CNBC Senior Personal Finance Correspondent 

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What and Where to Buy Now

Inflation and escalating geopolitical tensions are two of the major headwinds facing markets right now, but Fundstrat’s Tom Lee believes that there are significant buying opportunities amid what might be a volatile fall. He joins us to share his thoughts on which sectors he considers strongest, where he sees the most upside, and what areas he’s advising investors to avoid as we head into the second half of 2024.

Tom Lee, Fundstrat Global Advisors Managing Partner
Interviewer: Michael Santoli, CNBC Senior Markets Commentator

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