welcome to ascend

We are proud to present our second-annual virtual kick-off event, Ascend on January 19-20, 2022. This workshop features some of the best minds in our industry and will cover industry news, new marketing strategies, sales concepts, and more. We have several featured speakers lined up to discuss important ideas as we head into the new year. Hear more about Ascend 2022 from our President/CEO Steve Murray below.

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guest Speakers

We’re eager to bring you in-depth discussions with this year’s featured speakers – these bright industry leaders who shape what we do and enrich how we serve our clients. We’re especially pleased to bring you an economic perspective from best-selling author and Nobel Prize winner Robert J. Shiller, in conversation with Grant Smith of Athene.

Robert Shiller - Speaker

Professor robert J. shiller

Robert J. Shiller, Nobel Prize recipient in 2013, is an American economist, academic, and best-selling author. Join us to hear his thoughts on what's in store for our industry, the economy in the future, and behavioral finance at client level.

Jonathan Golub - Speaker

Jonathan golub

Chief U.S. Equity Strategist and Head of Quantitative Research at Credit Suisse. Mr. Golub is responsible for the firm’s equity outlook, including market targets, earnings forecasts, and sector recommendations.

Sheryl Moore - Speaker

Sheryl j. moore

Ms. Moore is the President/CEO of Moore Market Intelligence which provides competitive intelligence, market research, consulting services and insight to many financial services companies including reports on annuity and life insurance sales and trends. 

Linas Sudzius - Speaker

Linas Sudzius

Linas Sudzius, JD, CLU, ChFC is President of Advanced Underwriting Consultants (AUC). AUC provides outsourced advanced sales services to life insurance companies, marketing organizations and financial professionals.

Event agenda

We have an exciting lineup of guest speakers and presentations for you this year at Ascend. Click on the Event Detail buttons below to get more information on each of our presentations and to add them to your personal calendars.

Day one - wednesday - january 19, 2022

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Day two - Thursday - january 20, 2022

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IAMS is giving away five

$1,000 Matching Dollar Advertising Packages!

By registering and attending Ascend, you will be automatically entered into our drawing. IAMS will give you a dollar-for-dollar advertising/marketing reimbursement match for any IAMS vendor you use, up to $1,000 you spend.* When you invest to grow your business, we do too! Check with your sales director on the many IAMS vendor options available to help you reach your goals.


*Agent must be in good standing with IAMS to qualify.

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