Attend Wells Fargo Investment Institute’s Insights and Outlook conference call

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
4:15 p.m. Eastern
3:15 p.m. Central
2:15 p.m. Mountain
1:15 p.m. Pacific

There are two ways to participate:
Dial in: Toll Free - (855) 458-0619 or
International (574) 990-1270

Webcast: Register today

Participants will be placed on music hold until the event begins. Please join in 15 minutes early as the event will start promptly. A replay will be made available for 30 days following the event for those unable to attend.

Submit your question:

If you would like to ask a question, please submit it to by Monday, September 18. Unfortunately, our panel will be unable to take questions over the phone and cannot discuss specific securities or investor situations.

Topics will include:

  • U.S. and Global Growth Forecasts
    What may be ahead for markets and the economy, and what could it mean for investors?
  • Interest Rates
    What path will the Federal Reserve take in its efforts to “normalize” rates?
  • Enhancing Diversification
    What roles can alternative investments, commodities, and real estate play in the current environment?


Portrait of Darrell Cronk

Darrell L. Cronk, CFA
President of Wells Fargo Investment Institute
Chief Investment Officer for Wealth and Investment Management,
Wells Fargo & Company

With more than 20 years of experience in financial services, Mr. Cronk most recently served as deputy chief investment officer for Wells Fargo Private Bank. He has held a variety of positions at Wells Fargo, including regional chief investment officer, senior director of investments, regional investment manager, senior investment manager, equity analyst, and senior financial consultant. He began his career as a senior credit analyst for Norwest Bank, a Wells Fargo predecessor.

Brian Rehling, CFA
Co-Head of Global Fixed Income Strategy
Mr. Rehling focuses on global fixed-income asset allocation, strategy guidance, and the interest rate outlook. He maintains a strong connection to Wells Fargo Advisors, Wells Fargo Private Bank, and Abbot Downing advisors through in-depth bond market publications and speaking engagements for a wide range of retail and institutional clients. Mr. Rehling has extensive investment strategy experience working with retail, high-net-worth, ultra-high-net-worth, and institutional investors.

Scott Wren
Senior Global Equity Strategist
Mr. Wren produces strategy and guidance recommendations for global equities. Prior to joining Wells Fargo Advisors predecessor firm A.G. Edwards in 1998, Mr. Wren worked as a senior foreign exchange dealer for The Boatmen’s National Bank of St. Louis. He began his career on the trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and has more than 25 years of experience in financial services.

Adam I. Taback
Head of Global Alternative Investments
Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Wells Fargo Private Bank

Adam I. Taback is the head of Global Alternative Investments (GAI), a division of Wells Fargo Investment Institute. He serves as the president and chairman of the boards of trustees/managers for the GAI Registered Funds; president and director of Global Alternative Investment Services, Inc.; and director and president of A.G. Edwards Capital, Inc. Mr. Taback holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Syracuse University and a Master of Science in Accounting from Nova Southeastern University.

John LaForge
Head of Real Asset Strategy
Mr. LaForge is part of the leadership team that develops strategic and tactical asset allocation recommendations and market commentary for real assets, which include real estate investment trusts (REITs) and master limited partnerships (MLPs) as well as global equities. In his role, he provides commentary and strategy across the commodity spectrum, covering the most widely followed energy, metal, agricultural, and soft groups. Mr. LaForge has focused primarily on asset management and investment research during his 23 years of investment experience.

Global Alternative Investments (GAI) is a division of Wells Fargo Investment Institute, Inc. (WFII). WFII is a registered investment adviser and wholly-owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., a bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company.

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