Outlook for Commodities Amid Disruptive Themes – ETF Securities – 11.9.17


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There are currently three key disruptive themes for commodities – renewable energy, automation, climate change – that we believe will be the driving forces in coming years impacting commodity demand. What can we expect from this asset class and how are investors currently utilizing commodities to take advantage of potential opportunities? Join us for this in-depth discussion that will cover:

  • Volatility, Valuation and Inflation: Cause and Effect
  • Outlook for Commodity and Precious Metals
  • Renewable Energy & Its Impact On Traditional Commodities
  • Market Impact from Technology & Supply Chain Advances
  • Optimizing Portfolios To Exploit These Opportunities

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Maxwell Gold
Director, Investment Strategy
ETF Securities

Maxwell Gold has more than a decade of experience in the investment and wealth management industry. Maxwell joined ETF Securities, a leading global ETF provider, to oversee US Investment strategy and research for their growing US business.

Previously, Maxwell served as Investment Strategist with the Chief Investment Office at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. There he provided thought leadership research and investment insights for advisors and high-net worth clients. Prior to that, Maxwell worked with the Investment Research team at the World Gold Council where he was producing industry leading investment research, whitepapers, and publications on the market and gold’s role in investment and portfolio allocation. Following that position, he worked at JP Morgan Private Bank on the Global Portfolio Construction team who oversaw the investment strategy and portfolio construction of over $200 billion in client assets.

Maxwell holds a Master of Science in Finance from the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business and a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Rochester. He holds the series 7 and 66 registrations.

Mariann Montagne, CFA
Portfolio Manager
Gradient Investments, LLC

Mariann Montagne, CFA serves as a Portfolio Manager for Gradient Investments, LLC. She has 20 plus years of working with both institutional and high net worth clients and has amassed a strong breadth of investment experience in her tenure. This experience includes company and industry sector analysis, risk monitoring and portfolio management in both the equity and fixed income markets. She is highly attuned to economic and market conditions, and has extensive experience selecting individual stocks, ETFs and mutual funds.

Prior to joining Gradient Investments, she was the Senior Investment Analyst and co-Portfolio Manager for a Minneapolis-based Registered Investment Advisor with over $500 million in assets under management. Montagne was involved in security selection, portfolio management, client presentations and setting strategic direction for the investment department. Her coverage included individual securities, ETF’s and mutual funds in the equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes. Prior to that, she was a Senior Investment Analyst at Thrivent Asset Management examining industry sectors and selecting individual equities. Montagne also spent several years at Munder Capital Management as the assistant director of research along with covering growth and value equities.

Montagne served for seven years on the Global Board of the Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY), including posts as president and conference chair.

She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of both the CFA Society of Minnesota and the CFA Institute. Montagne is an alumnus of the University of Detroit where she graduated cum laude with a Finance major and an English minor.

Montagne’s media highlights include quotes in Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, NPR, Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune. She has also appeared on Bloomberg TV and Fox Business News.

Matt Collins, CFA
Director, Head U.S. Product Operations, Capital Markets
ETF Securities

Matt Collins has more than a decade of ETF experience and joined ETF Securities, a leading global ETF provider, to oversee product development and capital market efforts for their growing US business.

Previously, Collins worked for CSOP, the largest global China A share manager (RQFII). In his role at CSOP, he oversaw relationships with trading firms and other liquidity providers. During his time at CSOP he helped them become the first Chinese asset manager to enter the US market. In addition, Collins spent a significant amount of time assisting US clients understand the rapid developments in mainland China and how this impacts client portfolios and liquidity needs. Prior to this, Collins worked at Vanguard where he was responsible for the development, launch and positioning of Vanguard’s ETF line-up.

Collins holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame. Collins holds the series 7 and 63 registrations as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.


Title: Outlook for Commodities Amid Disruptive Themes
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Duration: 1 hour

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