2013 Financial Executives Forum Agenda

Wednesday, July 17th

11:30 a.m. Registration Opens
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m.

Welcome and opening remarks - FOX Research Results
Senior Consultant Jane Flanagan will preview FOX’s new research on family office technology with a look at current software solutions, technology budgets, biggest technology challenges and plans for the future.

1:30 p.m.
Technology Trends: The Next Wave of Innovation and How it Impacts the Family Office
Craig Cook, President, Oakbrook Solutions, Mark Rogozinski, President, RockIT and Michael Sallas, FOX Managing Director of Knowledge Center
Our speaker will examine how progress is impacting back-office operations in the areas of strategy, standardization, reporting and cloud technology as well as the trends that are uppermost in the minds of family office executives.
2:15 p.m.
Be Vigilant. Be Prepared. Be Proactive.*
In this TED-style session, we invite three experts to address different facets of risk that family office executives need to be aware of and explore strategies and best practices in mitigating these risks.
Cyber Security
Christopher Liu, Lead CyberEdge Specialist, AIG Property and Casualty 
Our daily life, economic vitality, and family security depend on a stable, safe, and resilient cyberspace. As we all become more reliant on modern technology, we also become more vulnerable to cyber attacks such as corporate security breaches, spear phishing and social media fraud. These threats will be addressed and solutions provided in this session.
Social Engineering
Chuck Fawcett, President - Private Bank, TriState Capital Bank
Social engineering is the term security experts use to describe fraud campaigns that target human rather than technology elements. This brand of fraud has grown increasingly pervasive in recent years. In fact, with technology-based security programs becoming more sophisticated, more criminals are turning to social engineering. Tristate President Chuck Fawcett will address what you need to know to combat this ever-growing threat.
Personal Security
Tom Kasza, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Strategic Relationships, Hillard Heintze
Throughout the United States and across the world today, high-net worth executives and individuals are confronting new levels of risk – from the continuity of their operations and the protection of their assets to the safety of their most valuable resource, their people.  This personal security expert addresses the risks families face and outlines steps you can take to create a safe environment.
3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions, choose one:

Business Continuity in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy*
Michael DuBose, Vice President/Senior Risk Consultant, Practice Leader, HUB International Personal Insurance
When disaster interrupts your place of business, what contingency plans do you have in place to continue operations? HUB International Vice President and Senior Risk Consultant Mike Dubose will outline how to develop a business continuity plan that will minimize negative impacts to your family office, drawing on the example of family offices impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
HR Matters
Ruth Easterling, FOX Managing Director of Member Services joined by panelists: Sharon Geocaris, HR & Office Manager, The Benida Group, LLC, Colleen Monfare, Director of HR for RDV Corporation and Karan Peare, VP of HR for Cymi Ltd.
Family and multi-family office executives often ask us for human resources best practices.  Our panel of family office human resources professionals will share their perspectives on lessons learned, best practices adopted and legal parameters to be considered in managing employee relationships and the human resource function in the office.
4:30 p.m.

Peer Dialogue:
Choose from among these peer dialogue sessions with our subject matter experts that presented earlier in the day:

Risk Management 
HR Matters
5:30 - 5:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Adjourn

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Thursday, July 18th

7:00 a.m. Registration Opens
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:15 a.m.
Estate and Income Tax Planning in the New Age of Certainty*
Thomas W. Abendroth, Attorney and Robert R. Pluth, Jr., Attorney, Schiff Hardin LLP
Family offices and multi-family offices still grappling with Dodd-Frank are now faced with changes in gift and estate tax, personal income tax and business taxes from The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. This session brings two experts in estate and income tax to provide insights into the implications of these changes and how recent interpretations from the courts may impact your office. Find out what questions to ask and get up to speed on the planning strategies you should consider.
9:15 a.m.

Legislative Updates From Our Nation’s Capitol
Jeff Cook-McCormac, President and CEO, Policy and Taxation Group
What are the latest political and legislative developments and what do families need to be aware of post election? Jeff's always insightful analysis of the politics behind the coming tax and estate planning legislative changes on Capitol Hill will give family office executives the information they need to know to be prepared for 2013 and beyond.

10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m.

Financial Executive Dialogue - Breakout Groups:

Small Office
Medium Office
Large Offices
MFO's and Thought Leaders
11:15 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m.
Best Practices: Internal Controls*
Lou Colella, Finance and Operations Director, Walnut Ridge Strategic Mgmt. Co. (SFO) and Christopher Cutrara, Management Consultant,  Plante Moran
Walnut Ridge Strategic Management Co. just completed an internal controls audit. Lou Colella and his advisor, Chris Cutrara of Plante Moran will provide an in-depth look at their audit experience, including how they identified resources, implementation, and the end results.
12:30 -12:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Adjourn



*CPE credit will be offered