Are you ready? Next week is Focus 2016, our flagship conference that brings together the best and brightest in the industry to discuss the most relevant opportunities and challenges facing financial professionals today.
It is a jam-packed four days of presentations, idea exchange, and fun in beautiful San Diego, California. Besides hearing from our CEO Mark Casady and many others of the LPL team on what we see for the future of LPL and the industry, we have an amazing lineup of speakers. Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala, Will Smith, Lisa Hughes, and Randi Zuckerberg are just some of the planned speakers. The musical guest this year is Gavin DeGraw.
If you aren’t one of the more than 3,000 LPL advisors or 6,000 people in total attending the event, don’t worry—we have you covered. We will be live tweeting many of the highlights as they happen. Be sure to follow LPL Research on Twitter @LPLResearch next week as we’ll have multiple people watching all the presentations and reporting back the most interesting and worthwhile takeaways. Also, we are using the hashtag #LPLFocus, so you can follow all the tweets from everyone there.
What about the LPL Research team? We’ll be presenting as well, with CIO Burt White set to present on the main stage on Tuesday in front of more than 6,000 people. Other members of the team will be delivering a Morning Call update each morning to get your day started right, along with smaller breakout presentations on the Midyear Outlook and more.
If you are fortunate enough to be at Focus 2016, be sure to come up to the LPL Research booth and say hello to the team, we’d love to chat.
Lastly, this wouldn’t be an LPL Research blog if we didn’t include some research. We’ve had a few advisors ask how the S&P 500 does around Focus, as we’ve had some volatility in the past. Here you go—see you in San Diego!