Charles Schwab Advisor Services announced today the lineup of keynote speakers for IMPACT® 2015, the nation's largest and longest-running annual gathering of independent registered investment advisors (RIAs). Spanning insights and content from growth strategies and technology, to leadership and talent, the four-day event includes a robust agenda of sessions that focus on the growth opportunities on the horizon for RIAs, and aims to be a catalyst to help them identify and shape possibilities into actions. The event also features a lineup of prominent keynote speakers, including: former CEO of the Ford Motor Company Alan Mulally; cellist and cultural ambassadors Yo-Yo Ma and Friends; and influential writers and commentators David Brooks and Fareed Zakaria. Advisors will also hear from Schwab's head of Advisor Services, executive vice president, Bernie Clark, Charles Schwab President and CEO, Walt Bettinger, as well as chief investment strategist Liz Ann Sonders and global chief investment strategist Jeffrey Kleintop. IMPACT 2015 takes place Tuesday, November 10 through Friday, November 13 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Alongside the robust agenda of education sessions, the event will also have a number of 'spotlight sessions', covering topics such as attention economics and client behavior, smart beta and the geopolitical landscape. In addition, there will be three focused pre-conference sessions on Tuesday afternoon: Creating a Retirement Playbook, Personal Branding for Women RIAs, and Future Proofing Your RIA Firm. More information, including background on the keynote speakers, an overview of the conference agenda and details on event registration, can be found at impact.schwab.com. Returning for 2015, the IMPACT Mobile App will be available for download in late October, allowing attendees to build and track their custom schedule, connect and network with other attendees, and provide show feedback. Schwab will also share information and highlights leading up to and during the conference via @Schwab4RIAs using #SchwabIMPACT. About Charles Schwab At Charles Schwab we believe in the power of investing to help individuals create a better tomorrow. We have a history of challenging the status quo in our industry, innovating in ways that benefit investors and the advisors and employers who serve them, and championing our clients' goals with passion and integrity.
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