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Swan CIO Summit Series

Anoth­er Swan CIO Sum­mit is suc­cess­ful­ly in the books.  The third annu­al con­fer­ence, host­ed at Chicago’s Gray Hotel on May 15th, was our biggest yet.  The 2018 CIO Sum­mit brought togeth­er expe­ri­enced, high-lev­el finan­cial pro­fes­sion­als from con­sult­ing, wealth man­age­ment, foun­da­tions, endow­ments, and insti­tu­tion­al mon­ey man­age­ment back­ground to dis­cuss the major issues impact­ing all investors.

  • Renowned speak­ers Meb Faber and John Mauldin each host­ed ses­sions dis­cussing their out­looks for the cap­i­tal mar­kets and the chal­lenges fac­ing investors. Key take-away: buck­le up.
  • Focus­ing upon 2018’s mar­kets, Swan’s Chris Haus­man pro­vid­ed insight into the return of volatil­i­ty after a very docile 2017.
  • Morningstar’s Tay­fun Icten and Joe Cusick of the Options Indus­try Coun­cil joined Swan’s Mic­ah Wake­field and Chris Haus­man to explore the rapid­ly-grow­ing cat­e­go­ry of options-based strate­gies. With so many new entrants offer­ing a wide vari­ety of strate­gies and a few well-pub­li­cized “blow-ups” ear­li­er in the year it is absolute­ly essen­tial to “Know What You Own.”
  • J. Gib­son “Gib” Wat­son, III, indus­try con­sul­tant, host­ed two pan­els reflect­ing first upon the chal­lenges fac­ing endow­ments, foun­da­tions and pen­sions with Sam Gal­lo, CIO of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mary­land Foun­da­tion and Johnathan Fish­er, CIO of Eqis Cap­i­tal Man­age­ment. Then Gib gath­ered insights from the wealth man­age­ment indus­try from Bill Hard­ing, CIO of Jack­son Nation­al Asset Man­age­ment, Zoe Brun­son, SVP at Asset­Mark, and Paul Court­ney, Co-Founder of SpringTide Part­ners.
  • Randy Swan and Rob Swan talked about the his­to­ry of Swan Glob­al Invest­ments, and how the Defined Risk Strat­e­gy could poten­tial­ly address some of the myr­i­ad prob­lems raised through­out the day.
  • Final­ly, Marc Odo led an idea-shar­ing ses­sion on the dif­fer­ent roles the Defined Risk Strat­e­gy may serve in an exist­ing port­fo­lio. Marc was then joined by Mic­ah Wake­field and Chris Haus­man to brain­storm how Swan’s exper­tise in options could be used to cre­ate cus­tomized, bespoke invest­ment solu­tions for unique sit­u­a­tions.

Moth­er nature made life dif­fi­cult for many of our atten­dees, as Chicago’s noto­ri­ous spring thun­der­storms caused many flight delays.  Still, near­ly every­one who RSVP’d was able to pow­er through, and for that we are quite grate­ful.  We’d also like to express our thanks to our many part­ners who helped make the event a suc­cess.

Many of the ideas shared and themes explored will be tak­en on the road as part of our trav­el­ing “10th Box” series.  Finan­cial advi­sors should con­tact their region­al sales direc­tor to see if you’ll have the chance to meet Randy Swan or Rob Swan in your city.

Alter­na­tive­ly, we hope to see you next year at Swan’s fourth annu­al CIO Sum­mit.


David Lovell - Director of Marketing - Swan Global InvestmentsAbout the Author: David Lovell, Direc­tor of Mar­ket­ing, is respon­si­ble for Swan’s mar­ket­ing and engage­ment ini­tia­tives. This includes devel­op­ment and exe­cu­tion of mar­ket­ing pro­grams for Swan’s web­sites, con­tent, com­mu­ni­ca­tions, events, and media. David began his career in the finan­cial indus­try at Mass Mutu­al. David cur­rent­ly holds a Series 65 license.



Impor­tant Notes and Dis­clo­sures:

Swan Glob­al Invest­ments, LLC is a SEC reg­is­tered Invest­ment Advi­sor that spe­cial­izes in man­ag­ing mon­ey using the pro­pri­etary Defined Risk Strat­e­gy (“DRS”). SEC reg­is­tra­tion does not denote any spe­cial train­ing or qual­i­fi­ca­tion con­ferred by the SEC. Swan Glob­al Invest­ments offers and man­ages the Defined Risk Strat­e­gy for investors includ­ing indi­vid­u­als, insti­tu­tions and oth­er invest­ment advi­sor firms. All Swan prod­ucts uti­lize the Swan DRS but may vary by asset class, reg­u­la­to­ry offer­ing type, etc. Accord­ing­ly, all Swan DRS  prod­uct  offer­ings  will  have  dif­fer­ent  per­for­mance  results  and  com­par­ing  results among the Swan prod­ucts and com­pos­ites may be of lim­it­ed use. Swan claims com­pli­ance with the Glob­al Invest­ment Per­for­mance Stan­dards (GIPS®). Any his­tor­i­cal num­bers, awards and recog­ni­tions pre­sent­ed are based on the per­for­mance of a (GIPS®) com­pos­ite, Swan’s DRS Select Com­pos­ite, which includes non­qual­i­fied dis­cre­tionary accounts invest­ed in since incep­tion, July 1997 and are net of fees and expens­es. All data used here­in; includ­ing the sta­tis­ti­cal infor­ma­tion, ver­i­fi­ca­tion and per­for­mance reports are avail­able upon request. The S&P 500 Index is a mar­ket cap weight­ed index of 500 wide­ly held stocks often used as a proxy for the over­all U.S. equi­ty mar­ket. Index­es are unman­aged and have no fees or expens­es. An invest­ment can­not be made direct­ly in an index. Swan’s invest­ments may con­sist of secu­ri­ties which vary sig­nif­i­cant­ly from those in the bench­mark index­es list­ed above and per­for­mance cal­cu­la­tion meth­ods may not be entire­ly com­pa­ra­ble. Accord­ing­ly, com­par­ing results shown to those of such index­es may be of lim­it­ed use. The adviser’s depen­dence on its DRS process and judg­ments about the attrac­tive­ness, val­ue and poten­tial appre­ci­a­tion of par­tic­u­lar ETFs and options in which the advis­er invests or writes may prove to be incor­rect and may not pro­duce the desired results. There is no guar­an­tee any invest­ment or the DRS will meet its objec­tives. All invest­ments involve the risk of poten­tial invest­ment loss­es as well as the poten­tial for invest­ment gains. Pri­or per­for­mance is not a guar­an­tee of future results and there can be no assur­ance, and investors should not assume, that future per­for­mance will be com­pa­ra­ble to past per­for­mance. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion is avail­able upon request by con­tact­ing the com­pa­ny direct­ly at 970.382.8901 or vis­it swanglobalinvestments.com225-SGI-060118

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