Wealth Management Symposium

Event Details

The CFA Society Orange County Wealth Management Symposium is geared for leaders in the wealth advisory community who want to take their practice to the next level. The conference is designed for financial advisors, investment managers, and other private wealth industry professionals to learn about innovative strategies and best practices.  




7:30 – 8:30 am



8:30  – 9:15am

Across the Years: Preparing and Preserving Intergenerational Wealth

Christopher Pettit, Vanguard

9:15 –10am

The Great Wealth Transfer

Manju Boraiah, Senior Portfolio Manager, Allspring Global Investments

10:00 – 10:45 am

Why the Big Moves in the Bond Market are Done

Harley Bassman, Managing Partner, Simplify

 10:45 - 11am

Networking Break


11:00 – 11:45 am

Leading the Wealth Transition:  Insights from OC CIOs

Moderator:  Ben Phillips, CIO, Savoie Capital

Panelist 1 - Michael Laven, CFA
CEO, Canterbury
Panelist 2 – David Young, CFA
Founder & CEO, Anfield Capital Management
Panelist 3 - TBD

11:45 – 12:30 pm

Goals Based Investing for ‘The Great Wealth Transfer – Mitigating Risk and Generating Income with Defined Outcome ETFs

Jeff Chang, CFA
President, Vest

 12:30 1:30 pm

Keynote Lunch

Meb Faber, CEO, Cambria

 1:30 1:45 pm



1:45 – 2:30 pm

Marketing for Growth – Marketing to the Next Generation

Candice Carlton
Executive Vice President, FiComm
Partners, New Skool Podcast

2:30 – 3 pm

Roundtable 1

Shelton Capital

3 – 3:30 pm

Roundtable 2

Shelton Capital

3:30 – 4:15pm

Estate Planning in 2024 and Beyond

Eric Bardwell
Partner, Jeffer Mangels Butler &

4:15 – 5pm

Sustainability – Three Perspectives

Moderator:  Mary Sigler, CFA

  • Josh Hile, CFA, CEO Citizen Mint
  • Jamie Nulph, CFA, MSCI
  • Jake Drossner, VP, PM, Clearbridge (sustainability)



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Meb Faber, CEO, Cambria
Meb Faber

Mr. Faber is a co-founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Cambria Investment Management.  Faber is the manager of Cambria’s ETFs and separate accounts. Mr. Faber is the host of The Meb Faber Show podcast and has authored numerous leather-bound books. He is a frequent speaker and writer on investment strategies and has been featured in Barron’s, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Mr. Faber graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in Engineering Science and Biology.


Jeff Chang, President, Vest

Jeff Chang has over 20 years of experience in financial services and asset management, and is responsible for driving product strategy, research and positioning of the firm's product offerings across all distribution and marketing channels.

Prior to co-founding Vest in 2012, Mr. Chang worked at ProShares, FBR, Freddie Mac and the World Bank.

Mr. Chang is a CFA charterholder, an instructor for the CFA review, and a CPA review instructor. He has also held CPA and CFE certifications. Mr. Chang attended the United States Naval Academy and the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.


Steve Jones, Senior Portfolio Specialist, Allspring Global Investors
Steve Jones is a senior portfolio specialist for the Systematic Edge Fixed Income and Custom SMA team at Allspring Global Investments. He joined Allspring from Principal Asset Management, where he served as a senior director and client portfolio manager. Before that, Steve was a senior vice president and product strategist at PIMCO. Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of California, Riverside, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Irvine. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation. Steve is a Director of the CFA Orange County Society.


Eric R. Bardwell, Partner, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP

Eric R. Bardwell is a Partner in the Orange County office and is a member of the Firm’s Trusts and Estates department. JMBM’s Trusts & Estates Group is recognized by U.S. News & World Report / Best Law Firms® with a National First Tier ranking in Trusts & Estates Law. Eric's practice focuses on all aspects of wealth transfer planning, including estate planning, charitable planning, business succession planning and post-death administration.

Eric has been designated as a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.


Peter Higgins, Head of Fixed Income & Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, Shelton Capital Management
Peter Higgins has over 25 years of experience in fixed income investing, most notably as Partner and Lead Portfolio Manager at both Ares Management and BlueBay Asset Management. Previously, Peter specialized in global leveraged finance at investment banks such as Deutsche Bank AG, Goldman Sachs & Co. and Credit Suisse in both London, England, and New York City. Peter earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics-Political Science from Columbia University.

Event Information

Date: April 25th

Time: 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Hilton, Costa Mesa

3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626




  • $75 


  • $125 


CFA Society Orange County would like to thank our event sponsors!