Speaking Engagements

Nick Murray Live

Fee:

$10,000 for a one-hour keynote presentation.

Audio/video recording is not permitted.

     

    Expenses:

    • First class airfare.
    • Standard hotel accommodation.
    • Private car ground transportation to and from airports.

     

    Zoom Presentations

    Nick is available for Zoom presentations of up to an hour.

    • Suggested format: 40 minutes of presentation, the balance Q&A.
    • Fee: $7,500.
    • NO RECORDING PERMITTED.
    • Please email him directly (nmurrayco@aol.com) with inquiries.

    A SAMPLING OF KEYNOTE TOPICS

    Please note: These are themes only, not canned presentations. I always consult with the sponsor of my talk as to specifics, and I never give the same presentation twice. I therefore have no slides or script, nor anything else in writing.

    Retirement Income Planning Conversation

    Retirement, reduced to its economic essence, really only has two possible financial outcomes: either the money outlives the people, or the people outlive the money. The former can make possible a retired life of dignity and independence, and legacies to those we love and must leave behind in the world. The latter describes a retired life of scarcity, worry and even ultimate penury. A key to which outcome a client couple gets is a formal, written, date-specific, dollar-specific retirement accumulation plan. This talk empowers the advisor to see himself/herself as the creator of that simple but invaluable plan, and suggests a very specific script for starting the conversation. 

    Re-engineering Your Value Proposition.

    From long experience, advisors know that all lastingly successful investing is goal-focused and planning driven; all failed investing is market-focused and performance-driven. Similarly, successful investors are those who act continuously on a plan; failed investors continually react to market shocks. The question for the advisor becomes: are you running your practice, or might it be running you? This talk focuses on moving your practice away from selection and timing – in essence, a market focus – and toward high-value planning, and the management of client emotions as a value proposition in and of itself.

    Equities: Rational Long-Term Investing in an Irrational World

    Advisors are constantly besieged by their clients’ worries about government deficits and debt, central bank policies, terrorism, sectarian violence – in short, the irrational world we live in. Yet all around them, the publicly owned companies which they themselves patronize – sometimes daily – continue to prosper, growing their earnings and increasing their dividends. This talk develops the theme of rational, profit-seeking businesses in a globalizing middle-class world as a haven for the long-term investor’s serious capital.

    Optimism is the Only Realism

    The whole panoply of mainstream media – and financial journalism most pointedly – actively foster a culture of clickbait catastrophism: the illusion that the world is going to hell in a handbasket, that the U.S. economy is inherently fragile and unstable, and that the equity market may at any moment be subject to savage, long-lasting decline. Yet we know that it is impossible for our clients to succeed as long-term equity investors without some fundamental level of faith in the future. Thus we advisors become essentially the only voice of rational long-term optimism our clients may hear all day – particularly during market declines. This keynote focuses on the great value we can bring to our clients’ investing careers (and lives) in this regard, and offers a number of specific scripts and responses to clients’ fears.