RIA Institute

8th Annual RIA Central Investment Forum

Apr 5th 2022
Four Seasons Hotel
Chicago, IL

Current Forecast: Inflation and Other Market Disruptions 

The resurgence of inflation as concern for consumers, businesses, and investors has dominated headlines in our inboxes since the October 2021. Many factors have contributed to this spike, but the most significant and undisputed is the sudden and unanticipated imbalance between supply and demand among specific sectors of the economy. A prime example of this phenomena is the shortage of semiconductor chips that resulted in Toyota Motor outselling General Motors in the United States for the first time in history. 

Over the next few months, we are sure to see additional effects of today's high inflationary environment, but the key concern remains – is this a temporary disruptor or a long-term consideration for investors? If the latter is true, how will RIAs navigate this market risk among others like rising interest rates, elevated equity valuations and tax increases? 

We at the RIA Institute invite you to join us and other like-minded RIAs in a safe, socially distanced setting for a candid discussion of these and other relevant topics at our 8th Annual RIA Central Investment Forum on April 5th at the Four Season Hotel – Chicago.   


Assumption of Risk

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending this event, you agree to be voluntarily bound to our Assumption of Risk terms, which can be found here.


2022 Advisory Board

Investments & Portfolio Construction

Michael W. Crook, CAIA, Chief Investment Officer, Mill Creek Capital Advisors, LLC

Daniel S. Kern, CFA, CFP, Chief Investment Officer and Shareholder, TFC Financial Management, Inc.

Carl Ludwigson, CFA, CQF, Director of Manager Research, Bel Air Investment Advisors

Adam Phillips, CFA, CFP, Managing Director, Portfolio Strategy / Partner, EP Wealth Advisors

Eddie Phillips, Director of Private Investments, Heritage Wealth Advisors

Michael Ashley Schulman, CFA, Partner / Chief Investment Officer, Running Point Capital Advisors

Ronald J. Smolenski, Jr., CIMA, Managing Director of Research, Pitcairn

Scott Sorensen, CFA, Principal & Founder, Vigilant Capital Management

David Sterman, CFP, President and CEO, Huguenot Financial Planning

Practice Management & Culture

Michael Bisaro, AIF, President and CEO, StraightLine Group

Jeffrey J. Burney, Chief Strategy Officer, Crestone Capital

Carina Diamond, Chief Experience Officer and Managing Partner, Dakota Wealth Management

Jonathan Foster, President & CEO, Angeles Wealth Management

Michelle Katzen, CFP, CDFA, Managing Director, HCR Wealth Advisors

Seán O'Dowd, CFA, Managing Director, Silvercrest Asset Management

Lauren Sigman CFP, Managing Director, Principal, Robertson Stephens

Debra Brennan Tagg, CFP, President, BFS Advisory Group

Natalia Tchetchoulina, Partner, Cerity Partners

Erin Voisin, CFP, EA, CDFA, ChFC, Managing Director – Wealth Management Services/ Partner, EP Wealth Advisors

Impact & Implementation

Toussaint Bailey, Chief Executive Officer, Enso Wealth Management

Steve Ellis, CFA, Founder and President, Colorado Capital Management 

Jennifer Kenning, CEO & Co-Founder, Align Impact

Bud Sturmak, CO-CIO and Partner, Perigon Wealth Management

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Participation is strictly limited to qualified executives. Once registered, a member of the Institutional Investor's RIA Institute team will be in touch to confirm attendance. Due to capacity restraints, all registrations will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.

For RIAs interested in attending and/or participating, please contact:

Bhuvna Doshi

Assistant Director, RIA Institute
Director, Investor Relations

+1 212 224 3071

For Asset Managers interested in becoming a Supporting Member, please contact: 

Bob Edmunds

Senior Executive Director
+1 646 634 8464

About RIA Institute

Institutional Investor's RIA Institute is a private membership organization for the nation’s largest and fastest-growing independent Registered Investment Advisors as well as supporting members from premier asset management firms and providers. Both members and supporting members of the RIA Institute come together at three private annual forums to engage in 1.5 days of intense idea exchange, discussion, and debate. The environment at each forum is collegial and collaborative, and overt marketing by any member is strictly prohibited. The agenda for each meeting is devised by our Advisory Board of RIA executives to ensure the content is created ‘by RIAs, for RIAs.’