You might have noticed that Schwab’s advertising has a new look these days. A couple weeks ago, we launched the latest evolution in our “Talk to Chuck” advertising campaign with new ads now running on TV, in print and online...(Read More)
The economy and stock market have encountered rough waters of late, and when Schwab CEO Walt Bettinger thinks about turbulence, it’s clear he believes that the company’s role is to help investors suit up for the challenge. I spent some time talking with Walt about how investors are feeling, and how Schwab’s help and guidance might help them navigate the turns ahead...(Read More)
It was huge, with a record 4,000-plus financial advisors, exhibitors, media and Schwab employees in attendance.
It was educational, with inspiring keynote speakers and 82 different educational sessions.
It was news-making, with CNBC broadcasting live from the Expo floor and daily coverage in more publications than I can count.
Most of all, IMPACT 2011 was the place to talk with other first-timers like me...
Retired Astronaut and Navy Officer Mark Kelly closed the IMPACT conference last week by sharing his inspirational journey to space and the challenges he experienced along the way including the shooting of his wife Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords...(Read More)
Joshua Cooper Ramo, the youngest managing director at Kissinger Associates, addressed the IMPACT 2011 crowd on Thursday afternoon. Ramo started off by entertaining the crowd with an affectionate and dead-on impression of his boss, Henry Kissinger himself. Relating a conversation he had with Kissinger a few years ago, Ramo said that he asked the former Secretary of State and learned historian whether he had ever seen or studied a period of time like this one. Kissinger apparently answered: “Not since the fall of the Roman Empire.”...(Read More)
At this morning's general session of IMPACT 2011, Chuck Schwab sat down with Maria Bartiromo from CNBC for a chat about everything from entrepreneurship to the Greek economy. The founder and Chairman of The Charles Schwab Corporation expressed confidence. "I'm more positive than what I could feel just reading the headlines," he said.
More to come on the Schwab Talk blog...
Tony Blair Brings Global Point of View to Advisors at Schwab’s IMPACT ConferencePosted by Jennifer Davis
Tony Blair, former prime minister of the UK, had two things on his mind that he wanted to share with registered investment advisors at Schwab’s IMPACT conference: The economy and security.
Why? Because global events are shaping our political, social and economic destiny.
Nearly 4,000 people are descending on the Moscone Center in San Francisco for the largest Schwab-sponsored event of the year, the 20th annual IMPACT conference targeted to registered investment advisors (RIAs).
Starting with a pre-conference session this afternoon, attendees will hear the perspectives of financial leaders, select from 82 educational sessions, congratulate the winners of the sixth annual IMPACT Awards, and experience an Expo with more than 300 exhibitors.
In a word, it’s big.
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