The 25 percent spike in attendance is testimony not only to FSI’s growing influence in the industry but to the success it enjoyed in a number of key areas during 2012, including preventing financial advisors from being forced to be employees of their broker-dealer; defending 12b-1 fees; making our voice heard on potentially harmful changes in money market funds regulation; and maintaining a strong focus on the Department of Labor’s attempt to ban the earning of commissions on IRA advice. This year, FSI reiterated its commitment to its members and laid out its advocacy priorities for the coming year.
The general sessions included the following highly-regarded speakers:
- Greg Valliere, Chief Political Strategist with Potomac Research Group, shared his political, economic and regulatory outlook for 2013;
- Noted author and industry visionary Brett King discussed potential changes in our industry as a result of the ongoing digital revolution and shifts in customer behavior; and
- Steve Chipman, President and COO of Foothill Securities, Adam Antoniades, President and CEO of First Allied Securities, and Eric Schwartz, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Cambridge Investment Research, discussed how our industry can adapt to ongoing changes in technology, regulation, and consumer expectations in a discussion moderated by King.
Attendees also heard from industry-leading experts regarding the crucial trends that will be shaping the independent financial services sector in the areas of Operations; Technology; Compliance; Investment Advisory Services; Marketing, Growth and Development; and the CEO track.
We look forward to seeing you at OneVoice 2014, scheduled for January 27-29 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. And you can read more on what happened at OneVoice in the next issue of the FSIVoice.