LIVE WEBINAR | January 25, 2023 | 11:30AM EST

Stock and Bond Direct Indexing Made Easy

How to simplify the complex tasks advisors face delivering personalization and tax optimization at scale.

Join Principal Asset Management, YieldX, and Smartleaf Asset Management for a webinar on how technology enables you to deliver highly personalized portfolios  – including portfolios with stock and bond direct-index cores – at scale. Provide every client with optimized tax management and the option to apply ESG and religious value screens. Spend zero time rebalancing and trading portfolios. 

Delivering personalized portfolios has traditionally been a manual, time-consuming process. This has been especially true for managing individual stocks and bonds. See how technology can solve this problem, making personalization at the portfolio and household level simple and easy.

Mike Casciano, Head of Model Strategy and Portfolio Consulting at Principal Asset Management, Ben Hurn, SVP of Channel Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at YieldX, and Jerry Michael, Smartleaf AM President and Founder, will host the webinar on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 11:30 AM EST.



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Screen Shot 2022-09-22 at 10-45-43 AM-1Mike Casciano
Head of Model Strategy and Portfolio Consulting @ Principal®
Mike joined Principal® in May 2021 to develop and launch a fintech-enabled model portfolio platform.  Mike began his career as a financial advisor before joining BlackRock in 2007.  At BlackRock Mike spent 8 years as a wholesaler, was a founding member of the Portfolio Solutions (Consulting) team in 2015 and managed the distribution of off-the-shelf and custom models through 3rd party fintech partners for both RIA and Broker-Dealers.  Mike earned Bachelor of Arts degrees from Lehigh University in Economics and Molecular Biology and has earned the CIMA designation.  He lives in New Hope, PA with his wife Kate and 3 children Mia, Cara and Owen.
Gerard Michael headshot-1-1Jerry Michael
President and Founder @ Smartleaf Asset Management
Jerry is the President and co-founder of Smartleaf, a pioneering developer of advanced portfolio rebalancing technology that automates the management of customized, tax-, risk- and expense-sensitive portfolios. Jerry created Smartleaf to enable wealth managers to provide all clients, of all sizes, a level of portfolio management that was once the exclusive preserve of ultra high net worth investors. B.A., Math, B.A., Computer Science, University of Wisconsin. Series 65.
Screen Shot 2023-01-12 at 5.10.17 PMBen Hurn
SVP of Channel Business Development and Strategic Partnerships
Ben Hurn is the SVP of Channel Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at YieldX. He has over 20 years of financial services experience beginning as top producing financial advisor at Ameriprise from 2002-2012 before transitioning to a role in grain futures spread trading until 2019. Over the last 3 years he has been active in the fintech space having worked at Orion before joining YieldX in February 2021.