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A Virtual Treasure

FPA has lots of big news this month! Exchange traded funds (ETFs) remain a hot topic. To help our readers stay on top of the latest information, top ETF experts will share their perspectives in a monthly, rotating column in the Journal. Tom Lydon kicks off this month’s installment with “Battle Rising Rates with ETFs.” Lydon, a high-profile author, is editor of, and president of Global Trends Investments, a registered investment adviser.

Watch for future ETF columns from distinguished experts Matt Hougan and Rick Ferri. Hougan is president of ETF Analytics and global head of editorial for IndexUniverse. He is widely quoted in the financial media and appears regularly on CNBC.

Rick Ferri, author of The ETF Book, continually monitors and evaluates the latest trends related to index funds and ETFs. His research and insight appears frequently in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, the New York Times, Barron’s, Money, Smart Money, Kiplinger’s, The Motley Fool, CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business. He also is a Forbes columnist and public speaker.

These three ETF experts rank in the top five on ETF Database’s “22 ETF Experts You Need to Follow on Twitter.”

Visit Our Conference Virtually
If you’re joining us for our annual conference, FPA Experience 2013, prepare for informative sessions, inspiring keynote speakers, and unparalleled networking opportunities in America’s playground—Orlando, Florida. Whether or not you can be there, why not enjoy FPA Virtual Experience 2013? Brand new, this virtual companion to our live conference will enable you to access live streaming and recorded sessions, download conference materials, and interact with exhibitors, online attendees, and selected presenters.

As a conference attendee, enjoy complimentary access to the virtual show. Dig into live sessions, then virtually access the ones you missed—even after the physical conference ends. Download more than 35 sessions and obtain credit for those that are CE-eligible. Engage with colleagues and industry leaders. Access content for up to three months after the live event.
If you’re not a paid attendee of FPA Experience 2013, you may access our conference virtually for a small registration fee. Just visit

Academic Research Track Debuts
The Journal is pleased to sponsor the first academic research track at FPA Experience 2013. Our Call for Papers for academic researchers garnered 24 eligible papers, which were reviewed by academic and practitioner volunteers. Of those, 10 papers were selected for presentation in Orlando Oct. 19–21. Presenters will receive immediate on-site feedback from planning practitioners, and attendees will hear about new research before it’s been published.

Lance Ritchlin

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