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HighTower Announces Second Keynote Speaker For Inaugural Apex Conference

Simon Sinek Joins Michael Lewis as Headliner for 3-Day Event Focused on Financial Industry Transformation and Innovation

CHICAGO, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leadership expert Simon Sinek will join bestselling author Michael Lewis as a keynote speaker at Apex 2014, HighTower's first industry-wide conference, being held at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago, May 20-23, 2014.

Sinek is the bestselling author of Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action and Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't. His lifelong curiosity for why people do the things they do, paired with training as an ethnographer, has led Sinek to discover and share the patterns of how effective leaders think, act and communicate to enact great change.

Michael Lewis is the author of numerous best-selling books, including Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, Liar's Pokers and The New New Thing.

"We are reaching across disciplines and welcoming unconventional thinkers to address the significant challenges facing the financial industry," HighTower CEO Elliot Weissbluth said. "Our goal is to disrupt preconceived notions and ignite the transformation of financial services."

HighTower has additionally announced that Lisa Leiter, an independent broadcast and print journalist, will emcee the conference. Leiter has nearly two decades of journalism experience, including serving as the founding anchor/reporter for Crain's Chicago Business, an on-air reporter for Bloomberg TV, and a senior producer/writer for CNN's Moneyline with Lou Dobbs.

Apex 2014 is sponsored by Vanguard, Nuveen Investments, Calamos Investments and JP Morgan Asset Management.

For more information, and to view the current agenda, visit HighTowerApex.com and follow us at Twitter @APEX2014.

For media inquiries, please contact Melinda Brodbeck, Jennifer Connelly Public Relations (JCPR), at 973.865.5454 or mbrodbeck@jcprinc.com.

About HighTower

HighTower is an industry-leading financial services firm offering a unique platform that blends objective wealth management advice with innovative technology. Our dedication to transparency in wealth management for investors and comprehensive support for independent advisors sets us apart.  See www.hightoweradvisors.com.

Melinda Brodbeck
Jennifer Connelly Public Relations
973-865-5454
mbrodbeck@jpcrinc.com

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