IMCA Sells Out 2013 New York Consultants Conference

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Investment Management Consultants Association members optimistic about 2013 economic and stock market prospects

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Savvy financial professionals know that Investment Management Consultants Association®(IMCA®) conferences deliver some of the best content to help understand the industry’s changes and deliver quality service to clients. Approximately 900 investment advisors and wealth managers will hear from thought leaders and industry experts at IMCA’s sold out New York Consultants Conference at the New York Marriott Marquis Monday and Tuesday, February 4–5.

This year represents the first time since 2009 that the conference is sold out, which may be in part thanks to IMCA members’ near-term expectations: 79 percent of members surveyed in January 2013 believe the economy will grow and 82 percent believe the stock market will rise in 2013.

Conference presenters and session titles include:

  • Ian Bremmer, PhD, Eurasia Group. A generation after communism's collapse, the future of free market capitalism isn’t what it used to be. Bremmer, expert on the impact of politics on market performance, kicks off the conference with a look at the rise of state capitalism and its long-term threat to relations among nations and the future of the global economy.
  • Fear and Indecision: Sounds Like a Bull Market. Former Merrill Lynch chief investment strategist Richard Bernstein explains why the U.S. stock market is in a classic bull phase, consisting of fear and indecision instead of wine and roses.
  • Robert C. Pozen, JSD, JD, Harvard Business School. Pozen, financial expert and author of the new book, Extreme Productivity, will look back at the fiscal cliff saga and discuss how the changes implemented will ripple through the financial services industry.
  • Lies My Finance Professor Told Me. Andrew Lo, PhD, MIT Sloan School of Management. Professor Lo will examine the tenets of modern finance theory that have been challenged in recent years.

Conference attendees should download the conference app by clicking here, or by searching the Apple iTunes Store or Android Market for “IMCA 2013 New York Consultants Conference.” A web-based version of the conference app is available by clicking here.

Later this year, IMCA’s 2013 Annual Conference takes place in Seattle, April 28–May 1. Visit for more information about the Annual Conference and other events in 2013.

Established in 1985, IMCA is a nonprofit professional association and credentialing organization with more than 8,700 individual members. IMCA members collectively manage more than $1.6 trillion on behalf of 1.3 million clients, providing investment consulting and wealth management services to individual and institutional clients. Since 1988, IMCA has offered the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) certification, which earned accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in April 2011, making it the first financial services credential in the United States to meet international standards (ISO 17024) for personnel certification. IMCA’s Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) certification is suited for wealth management professionals working with high-net-worth clients. In 2012, IMCA conferences and workshops hosted approximately 4,000 attendees.

IMCA® and Investment Management Consultants Association® are registered trademarks of Investment Management Consultants Association Inc. CIMA®, Certified Investment Management Analyst®, CIMC®, CPWA®, and Certified Private Wealth Advisor® are registered 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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