Between February 27-28, 2020 over 525 experts and thought-leaders from around the world gathered at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate to participate on INTL FCStone's Visión 20/20: Global Markets Outlook Conference.
After the welcome remarks given by INTL FCStone Financial's founder Sean O'Connor, attendees listened to Keni Thomas, retired Army Ranger involved in Black Hawk Down and Award-Winning Country Music Artist. He spoke about leadership and responsibility in his Get It On! What it Means to Lead the Way, keynote.
Steven zum Tobel and Roger Shaffer, Correspondent Clearing Managing Directors at INTL FCStone Financial, told those present about their passion to "provide them with as many tools and capabilities as we can so you can better serve your clients."
Aberdeen Standard Investments presented its Product Spotlight, which was followed by a presentation on the current state of cyber security and regulatory oversight concerns, by Paul Allegra of INTL FCStone Financial.
Investec Asset Management, now Ninety One, also introduced its products, followed by an update by Jennifer Morello of INTL FCStone Financial on new and future features for Vulcan Pro, INTL FCStone's proprietary broker workstation.
After the meal, Steven Feldman, CEO of Gold Bullion International talked about how as the macro landscape changes, old investment paradigms may become ineffective, focusing on what an investor should do to bolster their financial (and emotional) resilience.
Sandra Powers Murphy, Founder and CEO of Noble Ark Ventures held a workshop on how to maintain and increase your assets under management, followed by a presentation by Carmignac.
Bao Nguyen, from Kaufman Rossin's risk practice, gave a talk on how to comply with Reg BI, which was followed by a presentation by MFS IM and the dinner.
On February 28, after Franklin Templeton's presentation, Joshua S. Siegel, CEO of StoneCastle Cash Management, spoke about some groundbreaking ideas about monetary policy, the challenges with global interest rates, and why slow growth will be persistent. This was followed presentations from GAM Investments, Vestmark and Schroders.
Yousef Abbasi, Global Market Strategist at INTL FCStone spoke about the global dynamics that affect markets today, while Tobel and Shaffer were in charge of the closing remarks.