Summit 2019

Join the team at Univeris, our partners and special guest, Ellen Bessner, for a day of engaging presentations and discussions about Client Best Interest, what it means for your business and how you can prepare for the upcoming client focused reforms.

September 12, 2019

Sheraton Centre - 123 Queen Street West, Toronto



7:30 – 8:30 am

Breakfast and Registration


8:30 – 8:45 am

Opening Remarks

Tiffany Wilson, Client Manager, Univeris

Steve Fernandes, Client Manager, Univeris

Keynote Address

8:45 – 10:00 am

Demystifying Client Best Interest – The Next Differentiator for Your Business

Respected litigator and best-selling author, Ellen Bessner, unpacks “client best interest” as both a legal term and a business practice. Through an exploration of the impact that client best interest will have on advisors and investors, Bessner maintains the importance of clear, meaningful communication and advice to protect and grow your business.

Ellen Bessner, Commercial Litigator and Bestselling Author


10:00 – 10:30 am

Coffee Break and Trade-Show

Brought to you by Equisoft

General Session 

10:30 – 11:15 am

    • The Platform as the Foundation

How can principles of client best interest help you to better attract, engage and retain clients? We’ll take a look at the Univeris platform as the foundation of your client best interest strategy.

Carmine Tullio, President & CEO, Univeris


General Session

11:15 – 12:00 pm

  • Client Best Interest Technology Toolkit

Seven technology dimensions firms need to address client best interest better.

Emmanuel Gonnet, Vice President, Univeris



12:00 – 1:30 pm


Breakout Session 

1:30 to 3:00 pm



David Lai, Senior Product Manager, Univeris

Breakout Session

1:30 to 3:00 pm


Attendees are asked to prepare in advance. Learn more.

Robert Wagner, Product Manager, Univeris

Karam Yousif, Director, Software Development, Univeris

William Patrianakos, Product Owner, Univeris

Breakout Session 

1:30 to 3:00 pm


Graeme Shiomi, Vice President, Technology, Univeris



3:00 – 3:30 pm

Coffee Break and Trade-Show

Brought to you by Equisoft

General Session

3:30 – 4:15 pm

Partner Updates

General Session

4:15 – 4:30 pm

Closing Remarks


4:30 – 6:00 pm

Cocktail Reception at the Waterfall Gardens

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