Investing in UITs: Your Questions Answered

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

1:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM PDT

60 minutes

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As investors seek more transparency, flexibility, and access to new investment themes and styles, Unit Investment Trusts (UITs) have become an important tool for advisors in meeting the needs of their clients. In this session, join SmartTrust and Nasdaq as we discuss the risks and opportunities in today’s market and explore how UITs provide a unique solution for investors.

Our presenters will answer audience questions, such as:

  • How do UITs differ from other investment products?
  • Where do UITs fit in a traditional portfolio mix?
  • How can UITs be used by advisors in investment portfolios for thematic, allocation, factor, income, and fixed income exposure?
  • Where are key areas of opportunities within the UIT product landscape?

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Ben Jones
Index Development Specialist

Ben Jones is a specialist on Nasdaq’s Index Research & Development team. Ben’s role involves supporting the research and marketing efforts for Nasdaq Indexes, helping to build new or enhance existing indexes, and supporting Nasdaq’s ETF partners and the sales team through outreach and engagement initiatives. Prior to his move to the Index Research & Development team, Ben was a Senior Analyst at Nasdaq Dorsey Wright (NDW), a registered investment advisory firm, and had been with the firm the firm for over 10 years. Ben worked exclusively in NDW’s research department, where he helped lead and coordinate many of NDW’s research and product offerings, and was a primary contributor to NDW’s flagship report, “Daily Equity and Market Analysis Report,” as well as a number of specialized market updates and ETF reports. In addition, Ben led the development and support of many relationships with advisors, ETF providers, and other 3rd party partners for the application and distribution of NDW’s research, products and strategies. Ben received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).

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Kevin Mahn
President and Chief Investment Officer

Kevin Mahn is responsible for all of the Wealth and Asset Management products and services offered at the Firm, including the SmartTrust® series of Unit Investment Trusts (UITs). He has over twenty-five years of experience with past leadership positions, including Senior Vice President and CAO of High Net Worth at Lehman Brothers as well as COO of Lehman Brothers Bank. Kevin currently serves on the Board of Directors of NICSA and was formerly a Co-Chair of the NICSA UIT Industry Committee, winning the 2014 and 2016 NICSA MVP Awards for his accomplishments in that role. Kevin has appeared in/on CBS News, Fox News, CNBC, Fox Business News, Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Fortune, Forbes, New York Times, Financial Times, USA Today, Bloomberg, Reuters, Nasdaq, and Yahoo! Finance.

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John McLoughlin, CIMA
Divisional Vice President

John McLoughlin has over twelve years of experience in the financial service industry. He has extensive experience in wholesaling, having begun as an internal wholesaler progressing to an external UIT wholesaler, and currently serving SmartTrust® as a divisional leader. John was 2021’s SmartTrust® Wholesaler of the year and looks to defend his position for 2022.