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HighTower Selects Four Visionaries To Share Breakthrough Insights At Apex 2014 Conference

CHICAGO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HighTower announces the speakers chosen to present 15-minute Apex Insights sessions at Apex 2014: Asheesh Advani, Sheila Bonini, Peter Lehrman and Thomas Robinson, PhD. Apex 2014, HighTower's first industry-wide conference, is at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago, May 20-23, 2014.

The Apex 2014 agenda promotes transformation, innovation and provocation in the financial services industry. A panel of judges reviewed submissions to an open call for nominations and selected Apex Insights presenters for their progressive viewpoints about investing, advising and the economy.

The selected speakers are:

  • Asheesh Advani, the subject of a Harvard Business School case study, CEO of Covestor and Founder of Circle Lending (now Virgin Money USA), which pioneered peer-to-peer lending, will offer a compelling preview of the future of online asset management and how online marketplaces impact industries.
  • Sheila Bonini, Senior Expert at McKinsey & Company and Co-Leader of McKinsey's Sustainable Enterprise practice, will focus on the intensifying importance of the linkages between social and environmental impact and financial value creation.
  • Peter Lehrman, Founder and CEO of Axial, will discuss the profound transformations taking place in how entrepreneurs access capital and how these critical changes are redefining opportunities throughout the corporate finance ecosystem.
  • Thomas Robinson, PhD., Managing Director, The Americas, of CFA Institute, who regularly interacts with top finance and investment professionals, journalists and financial regulators from around the world, will address the powerful undercurrents that are reshaping the finance industry and the global economy. 

"We received an impressive number of nominations for Apex Insights speakers from people who share HighTower's commitment to driving innovation in our industry," said HighTower's CEO, Elliot Weissbluth. "Apex 2014 will be a forum unlike any other, bringing big ideas and unconventional thinkers to the forefront to promote the transformation of financial services."

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

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

For media inquiries, please contact Melinda Brodbeck, Jennifer Connelly Public Relations (JCPR), at 973.865.5454 or [email protected].

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

Melinda Brodbeck
Jennifer Connelly Public Relations
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