Join the St. Louis Financial Forum on Wednesday, December 7 from 11:30am-1:00pm for networking, lunch and a discussion of emerging trends with thought leaders in the financial services industry. The DOL Fiduciary Rule and Senior Citizen Protection are trending as topics of critical importance across the financial services sector. We've invited two subject matter experts as speakers on the new changes:
The DOL Fiduciary Rule:
Lisa Bleier, Managing Director and Associate General Counsel Public Policy & Advocacy, SIFMA.
Ms. Bleier is SIFMA’s DOL Fiduciary leader and has senior investor protection expertise. Ms. Bleier’s responsibilities at SIFMA include working with Members of Congress and government regulators on retirement, IRA and executive compensation matters. Previously, Ms. Bleier held positions as Vice President and Senior Counsel at the American Banker’s Association and as a legislative assistant for Congresswoman Marge Roukema. Ms. Bleier has been published in Trust & Investment Magazine, having authored “Overhauling ERISA for Today’s Marketplace,” and “The State of Play for Today’s Directed Trustee.” Ms. Bleier holds a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.
Ron Long, Senior Vice President and Director of Regulatory Affairs and Elder Client Initiatives, Wells Fargo Advisors.
Mr. Long is Wells Fargo Advisors' Senior Protection Specialist - a leading expert on protecting seniors, and has been actively doing so both operationally and through federal and state advocacy efforts. Mr. Long joined Wells Fargo Advisors through its predecessor Wachovia in 2002. His current role at the firm is Senior Vice President and Director of Regulatory Affairs and Elder Client Initiatives. In this role, Ron works with key business and support units to insure they are aware of challenges facing elder clients and preparing them for the changing regulatory and legislative environment. He assists the firm by frequently meeting with securities regulators and adult protective services while also monitoring legislative changes impacting the retail brokerage industry. Ron worked for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in several roles including as a counselor to Chairman Arthur Levitt. He attended Williams College and received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
The event is free, but registration is required.