The 6th Annual Private Wealth Midwest Forum is designed to bring together attendees including the leading RIAs, family offices, Private Banks and HNW wealth managers from across the region for a day of peer networking and knowledge share. Our agenda covers asset allocation, alternative investing, asset protection as well as regulatory compliance and an outlook of the financial markets and the global economy. As this event is completely closed-door and invitation-only, it has been designed to enable genuine peer-to-peer learning and networking for the local HNW community.
Tom Heneghan, Chief Executive Officer, Equity International (EI)
Tom Heneghan has served as a leader in Sam Zell’s organizations for more than 25 years. Today, he is the CEO of Equity International (EI), which focuses on investing in asset-intensive industries primarily outside of the U.S. Tom oversees all the firm’s activities as well as its strategic vision and goals. He also serves as Chairman of EI’s Management Committee and as a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Since joining EI in 2013, Tom has broadened the firm’s mandate in both asset classes and geographies. Tom is a director for three EI portfolio companies: Acosta Verde, a developer, owner, and manager of shopping centers in Mexico, SAMHI, an Indian hotel development and investment platform, and Home Partners of America (HPA), a single-family rental company in the U.S. with an unprecedented business model. Since its launch in 2012, Tom has been instrumental in developing and building HPA and its portfolio of approximately 12,000 homes across the country.
Previously, Tom served as CEO of Equity LifeStyle Properties (NYSE: ELS), which Sam also founded and chairs, for 9 years. Tom continues to serve as Co-Vice Chairman of ELS’s board of directors. Tom is a senior managing director of Chai Trust Company, which is the trustee of various trusts related to Sam Zell and his family. He is also a member of Urban Land Institute’s Global Exchange Council and a board member of the Global Real Estate Institute.
John W. Rogers JR., Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Ariel Investments
John W. Rogers, Jr. is Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Ariel Investments. Headquartered in Chicago, the firm offers six no-load mutual funds for individual investors and defined contribution plans as well as separately managed accounts for institutions and high net worth individuals.
After working for 2½ years at William Blair & Company, LLC, John founded Ariel Investments in 1983 to focus on undervalued small and medium-sized companies. Patience served as the cornerstone of a disciplined approach that still drives the firm today.
John’s passion for investing started when he was 12 years old when his father bought him stocks, instead of toys, for every birthday and Christmas. His interest grew while majoring in Economics at Princeton University. In addition to following stocks as a college student, John also played basketball under Hall of Fame coach Pete Carril. He was captain of Princeton’s Varsity Basketball Team his senior year. There, Carril’s courtside lessons on teamwork profoundly shaped his views of entrepreneurship and investing.
Early in his career, John’s investment expertise brought him to the fore-front of media attention, including being selected as Co-Mutual Fund Manager of the Year by Sylvia Porter’s Personal Finance magazine as well as an All-Star Mutual Fund Manager by USA TODAY. Furthermore, he has been highlighted alongside legendary investors Warren Buffett, Sir John Templeton and Ben Graham in the distinguished book: The World’s 99 Greatest Investors by Magnus Angenfelt. A sought after market commentator and speaker, John is regularly featured and quoted in a wide variety of financial broadcast and print publications.
Beyond Ariel, John is a board member of McDonald’s, NIKE, The New York Times Company and serves as vice chair of the board of trustees of the University of Chicago. Nationally, John is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a director of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.
In 2008, John was awarded Princeton University’s highest honor, the Woodrow Wilson Award, presented each year to the alumnus or alumna whose career embodies a commitment to national service. Following the election of President Barack Obama, he served as co-chair for the Presidential Inaugural Committee 2009, and more recently, he joined the Barack Obama Foundation’s Board of Directors.
Cosmin Lucaci Vice President Brownson, Rehmus & Foxworth
Joseph Glossberg Senior Partner Gofen & Glossberg
Donald Duncan Managing Director D3 Financial Counselors
Karim Ahamed Partner Cerity Partners
Christopher Engelman Managing Director Parkside Investments
Lincoln Ellis Head of Investment Strategy, Global Family Office Northern Trust
Lucas Mansberger Senior Manager Selection Analyst Greenleaf Trust
Bryan Malis Managing Director Altair Advisers
Diana Joseph Chief Investment Officer Barrington Strategic Wealth Management Group LLC
Scott Martin Chief investment Officer Kingsview Asset Management
Aldo Vultaggio Director of Investments Capstone Financial Advisors
Mark Johnson Managing Director Optimum Investment Advisors
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How can private clients and wealthy families leverage an increasingly specialized and expert industry to protect wealth?
Maintaining wealth through generations – maintaining relationships and preparing for changing economic and political environments.
Diversifying, growing returns, and understanding risk tolerance among private client investors.
Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Real Estate, Commodities and esoteric asset classes all hold appeal for wealthy families – how do we demystify allocations outside the traditional markets?
How do family offices clarify and coordinate governance – is good governance different for family firms?
Developing a charitable expertise, from the family to the high-end advisor.
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