IMCA’s 2011 Annual Conference Sets Attendance Record: Attendance Almost 20 Percent Higher Than Any Prior IMCA Conference

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INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS ASSOCIATION® (IMCA®) today announced that its 2011 Annual Conference, held May 16-18 in Las Vegas, set a new IMCA conference attendance record. The attendance total was nearly 20 percent higher than IMCA’s 2010 Annual Conference, when approximately 1,600 participated.

"We are convinced that our 2011 Annual Conference attendees gained valuable insight available only through IMCA, and we are proud of this year’s turnout.”

- Kevin Sánchez, CIMA®, chair of the IMCA Annual Conference Committee.

INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS ASSOCIATION® (IMCA®) today announced that its 2011 Annual Conference, held May 16-18 in Las Vegas, set a new IMCA conference attendance record. Approximately 1,900 investment consultants and wealth management professionals gathered for in-depth economic and practice management presentations while participating in sessions designed to enhance knowledge and share ideas. The attendance total was nearly 20 percent higher than IMCA’s 2010 Annual Conference, when approximately 1,600 participated.

Conference presenters included a wide range of industry strategists, experts, authors, and academics. Yale economics professor Robert J. Shiller, PhD, presented a somber but well-received macro-economic view to kick off the meeting, while Robert C. Doll, David Kelly, PhD, and Michael P. Ryan provided insights on deploying capital in the current environment. Workshop sessions included Washington political affairs expert Andrew Friedman’s look into congressional legislation that could impact retirement planning. Ben Mezrich, author of 12 books, including Bringing Down the House, entertained the Vegas crowd with behind-the-scenes anecdotes about his popular, truth-is-stranger-than-fiction stories often set in the financial world.

“Investment consultants and wealth managers today continue to seek new ways to strengthen their practices and help their clients navigate the markets in the wake of the financial crisis,” said Kevin Sánchez, CIMA®, chair of the IMCA Annual Conference Committee. “At IMCA, we focus on providing the most beneficial and actionable content to help our members continually achieve this mission. We are convinced that our 2011 Annual Conference attendees gained valuable insight available only through IMCA, and we are proud of this year’s turnout.”

IMCA is well-recognized in the financial services industry for providing leading-edge educational content through its certification programs, membership offerings, and educational conferences. Be sure to visit http://www.imca.org for more information about IMCA’s conferences and educational opportunities.

Based in Denver, IMCA was established in 1985 to deliver the premier investment consulting and wealth management credentials and world-class educational offerings—membership, conferences, research, and publications. The cornerstone of IMCA is the Certified Investment Management AnalystSM or CIMA® certification, the only advanced certification designed specifically for investment consultants. IMCA also delivers the advanced credential for wealth management professionals working with high-net-worth clients, the Certified Private Wealth Advisor(SM) or CPWA® designation.

IMCA® and INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS ASSOCIATION® are registered trademarks of Investment Management Consultants Association Inc. CIMA®, CERTIFIED INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT ANALYST(SM), CIMC®, CPWA®, and CERTIFIED PRIVATE WEALTH ADVISOR® are certification marks of Investment Management Consultants Association Inc. Investment Management Consultants Association Inc. does not discriminate in educational opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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