CHICAGO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HighTower's annual Ultra-High-Net-Worth (UHNW) Family Wealth Conference took place on April 8, 2014 at George Washington University in Washington, DC. The event featured a series of in-depth sessions designed to guide ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) individuals and families through current developments on topics including investments, philanthropy, estate planning and security.
"HighTower advisors deliver thoughtful, informed financial counsel based on a legal obligation to act in the best interests of our clients," said Elliot Weissbluth, Chief Executive Officer of HighTower. "At our firm, that includes offering education that empowers investors to make confident decisions in all aspects of their financial lives."
The Family Wealth Conference assembles innovative thinkers from a variety of disciplines to offer perspective on the issues and challenges that face today's UHNW investors and their families. From Dr. Richard Orlando, who discussed the impact wealth can have on a family and its legacy, to international security experts Gary Harrington and Matt Devost, who provided real-time updates on personal and cybersecurity threats and solutions, each speaker delivered insights from the forefront of his or her field – all of which directly impact the ultra-affluent individual and family.
"We recognize the value clients derive from the Family Wealth Conference, where they gain knowledge, actionable ideas and perspective from renowned industry leaders," said Paul Pagnato, Managing Director and Partner at HighTower's Pagnato-Karp Group, who leads and organizes the Family Wealth Conference. "We look forward to providing continued education and transparency to our clients in their financial and personal lives."
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.