As the last stop on the confer- ence circuit for the year, the MarketCounsel Summit is
known for its high-profile speakers, elegant venues and the premium networking
experience it gives advisors, select service
providers and industry luminaries.
The 10th-annual event held to that
lofty standard as a content-rich experience that provided an interesting view
of the top issues facing the profession.
Held at the Fontainebleau resort near
Miami for four days in early December,
it hosted over 500 attendees, eager to
learn about the latest development.
According to conference host,
MarketCounsel CEO Brian Hamburger,
business continuity is critical to the
industry today, (though it’s consid-
ered by some to be a “boring topic”).
Hamburger pointed out the problems
tied to not having a continuity plan, pro-
viding eyebrow-raising examples from
his firm’s legal and compliance work on
situations that were “entirely prevent-
able” but resulted in bad outcomes, sim-
ply because the firms didn’t plan.
To remedy this situation and provide a bright focus on its importance,
Hamburger and his event team stepped
out on a long limb to bring in former CIA
Director John Brennan and Princeton
professor Jacob Shapiro, who explained
By Timothy D. Welsh
Four Top Takeaways from the 2017
The elite event covered major themes and some unusual topics that
pushed industry players to think critically about their businesses
MarketCounsel CEO Brian Hamburger speaks on Dec. 5, 2017, during the MarketCounsel Summit at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, Florida.