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CT Planners Conference 2012

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Welcome to the largest Financial Planning Conference in Connecticut!  This conference is about the future of Financial Planning and the resources that you will need to survive and flourish. 

The uncertainty in the economy has caused many of our clients and customers to seek the advice of professionals.  In order to be competent in advising our clients in the best direction, we have assembled the most current and interesting topics and speakers to provide you with insight and effective strategies, along with CFP and Insurance CE credits.   Sessions are filled with ideas that could push your success in your practice to record levels.    

In addition, our sponsors and exhibitors will be able to show you the latest ideas in investments, practice management, and insurance concepts in the Exhibit area.
 
There are a limited number of booths available in the Resource Center. Exhibitor / Sponsor Information
                  
 
2012 Premier Sponsor  
 
 
 
 
2012 Gold Sponsors
 
 
 
 
  
 
   
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
7:15 AM - 5:30 PM

Location

Aqua Turf Club
556 Mulberry St
Plantsville   CT   06479
(860)621-9335
FAX    (860)276-9966
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Speakers



Christopher Arizin
Managing Director, Northeast Team
SEI Advisor Network
The Client Wealth Cycle: Guiding the Post-Crisis Investor through a New Realty


Micheal Carpenter
Carpenter Associates
Helping Investors Better Manage The Risks of Our More Volatile & Increasingly Less Certain World


William Cass, CFP®
Senior Wealth Management Product Marketing Manager
Putnam
Planning Opportunities for Clients in 2012: Capitalizing on the Changing Tax Landscape


Ray Chodos
CPS Elite Advisors Insurance Services
Wealth Preservation and Business Owner Succession


Dan Daniels
Wiggin and Dana
Estate Planning for the Entrepreneur


Bob Froehlich
Board Member American Realty Capital Daily Net Asset Value Trust, Inc.
RC Securities
Outlook for the Financial Markets


Mark Gerard
Senior Vice President, Regional Director
Envestnet Asset Management
Empower your Fiduciary Process – Get Ahead of Regulatory Changes


Michael Kay, CFP®
Financial Focus, LLC
Data Gathering - An "Inside-out" Approach


Dave Leibell
Wiggin and Dana
Estate Planning for the Entrepreneur


Robert Mauterstock, CFP®, CLU, ChFC
Breaking Down the Barriers, How to Help Your Clients Help their Parents


John McDermott
Fairfield University
What Do We Know About the Sources of Expected Return?


Steven H. Nezas, CRPC®
Advanced Markets Consultant, Wealth Management
The Hartford
Social Security Planning


Nicholas Schorsch
Realty Capital Securities, LLC
Real Estate: The Fourth Asset Class


The Hon. David M. Walker
Founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative and former Comptroller General of the U.S.
The Comeback America Initiative
Will a Debt Tsunami Crash on America’s Shores?


Thomas Warren
The Capital Group Companies
Building a Better 401(k) - Good Intentions, Unintended Consequences



Agenda

 


Michael Kay, CFP®
Financial Focus, LLC

Apr 25 2012 8:00AM


Data Gathering - An "Inside-out" Approach


Explore how the data gathering process affects financial planning techniques, including connecting quantitative data to clients’ lives and ultimate goals. These concepts are supported by examples, experiences, and take away worksheets to help you create a more robust data gathering process.


Apr 25 2012 9:00AM


Breaking Down the Barriers, How to Help Your Clients Help their Parents


Bob will discuss one of the greatest problems facing financial advisers and their clients, how to open up communication with their elderly parents and make sure that they have done the things necessary to protect themselves and their family. Financial advisers have been very successful at working with clients to create and manage realistic retirement plans. But too many have overlooked the critical legal, financial and emotional issues that these people will have to face when their parents begin to fail. All too often families will wait until a crisis occurs to act. And then it is often too late. In his talk Bob will share with advisers techniques to open up a meaningful conversation with their parents. He will discuss the critical legal and financial steps necessary to avoid a family crisis. He will present tips that are often overlooked in long term care planning. He will review the many programs available to assist families in paying for long term care. Advisers will walk away with a practical checklist of the issues that need to be discussed and how to handle them.



Thomas Warren
The Capital Group Companies

Apr 25 2012 9:00AM


Building a Better 401(k) - Good Intentions, Unintended Consequences


Since the first pension plan in the late 1800s, retirement plans have evolved as government and industry have continually sought to improve upon them ... and make them more effective as times and needs have changed. But even with the best intentions, some ideas haven’t always worked out as planned. Good Intentions, Unintended Consequences examines five common practices — used in retirement plans today — that can potentially go awry: Offering a large selection of investment options; Offering company stock; Using style boxes to select investments; Seeking to reduce liability with a fiduciary warranty; Frequent fund replacement to maintain a “best-in-class” menu; All of these practices are backed by good intentions. Understanding the potential pitfalls of each and how to help clients avoid them can help advisers make their plans more successful — with better outcomes for all concerned. This is an advanced presentation designed specifically for advisers who have already made retirement plans a part of their practice. The goal is to make advisers even more effective in serving clients and, ultimately, their employees who are saving for retirement.



Dan Daniels
Wiggin and Dana

Dave Leibell
Wiggin and Dana

Apr 25 2012 9:00AM


Estate Planning for the Entrepreneur


Family businesses are a critical engine of the US economy and an important source of new business for financial planners, insurance professionals and other estate planning advisers. In this session, David Leibell and Dan Daniels, two lawyers who've worked with business owners for years, will share their knowledge and experience with dozens of family businesses to help FPA members serve this important client population.



Micheal Carpenter
Carpenter Associates

Apr 25 2012 10:20AM


Helping Investors Better Manage The Risks of Our More Volatile & Increasingly Less Certain World


Learn a fresh, new, non-technical, holistic way to meet the enormous, unmet investor need to better understand and manage uncertainty and risk. This program demystifies risk and risk management, plus introduces a simple, user-friendly, step-by-step risk management planning process that can be applied to any risks. It also overlays & enhances the effectiveness of risk management initiatives you're already using. Using this method you'll be able to address risk in a positive, proactive, empowering way, that builds increased investor trust in you because you're helping them reduce both the likelihood and impact of painful, negative surprises. After the presentation, you'll have a new, deeper understanding of risk, and how to help clients manage the risks of our less certain world more effectively. You'll also never look at risk and risk management the same way again.



Steven H. Nezas, CRPC®
Advanced Markets Consultant, Wealth Management
The Hartford

Apr 25 2012 10:20AM


Social Security Planning


Find out how Social Security may be impacted for this generation and the next. What are the most recent proposals to changes in Social Security and how that may impact people who are anticipating the benefits. How to build clients a financial plan with the uncertainties of the system.



Christopher Arizin
Managing Director, Northeast Team
SEI Advisor Network

Apr 25 2012 10:20AM


The Client Wealth Cycle: Guiding the Post-Crisis Investor through a New Realty


Investors have changed - and perhaps forever. Two bear markets in 10 years have taken their toll on their psyche. Now more than ever, advisors need to better understand the impacts of the new economic reality on the various stages of their client's wealth cycle. Equip yourself with the tools you need to meet your client’s goals.



Bob Froehlich
Board Member American Realty Capital Daily Net Asset Value Trust, Inc.
RC Securities

Apr 25 2012 12:00PM


Outlook for the Financial Markets


Hear from The Hartford's market expert and national spokesperson Dr. Bob Froehlich on his insight into what shapes the investment landscape from an economic, global and market perspective.



Mark Gerard
Senior Vice President, Regional Director
Envestnet Asset Management

Apr 25 2012 1:30PM


Empower your Fiduciary Process – Get Ahead of Regulatory Changes


A fiduciary standard of service governs almost all aspects of advisor interactions with their clients. Many advisors already adhere to strict standards of fiduciary duty. To formalize and make oversight of practice activities more transparent and compliant can require significant effort. This has traditionally resulted in reduced efficiency for the practice. We will discuss how an integrated set of solutions can empower advisors to act in the best interest of their clients and creating better efficiencies for their practice.



Ray Chodos
CPS Elite Advisors Insurance Services

Apr 25 2012 1:30PM


Wealth Preservation and Business Owner Succession


This session will discuss the usual ways to structure a death buyout and the tax ramifications of each. Also covered will be taxation and insurance funding choices, such as whether insuring the best option for death buyout funding and what is the tax treatment of the premiums, cash value if distributed, and death benefit. The presentation will also cover the incapacity clauses in buyout agreements (good idea or not), and funding choices for disability buyout and income replacement. The session will wrap with a discussion of the practical considerations when broaching the subject of business succession with a client who did not surface it; specifically, wealth preservation, risk management, asset protection and understanding the risks and concerns a business owner may have and tools to help the planning process to incept.



John McDermott
Fairfield University

Apr 25 2012 1:30PM


What Do We Know About the Sources of Expected Return?


Dr. McDermott will present a synthesis and review of the theory and empirical work on the sources of expected return as well as the rational vs. behavioral markets debate. The specific sources of expected return explored will be market equity, size, value, momentum, credit, duration, and liquidity. Also, he will discuss sources of investment risk not associated with increased expected return (e.g., foreign exchange).


Apr 25 2012 2:50PM


Foundations and Principles of Alternative Investing


Deepen your knowledge of choices among alternative asset classes and strategies. Help increase your knowledge on various ways to access alternative investments. Review characteristics of various alternative strategies.



William Cass, CFP®
Senior Wealth Management Product Marketing Manager
Putnam

Apr 25 2012 2:50PM


Planning Opportunities for Clients in 2012: Capitalizing on the Changing Tax Landscape


The expiration of the "Bush tax cuts", escalating federal budget deficits, and an upcoming presidential election year present unique planning challenges and opportunities for clients in 2012. Given short-term certainty, and longer-term uncertainty around income and estate taxes, how can you help your clients prepare effectively? In this session we will examine the current tax landscape and potential planning opportunities including: Understanding the driving forces behind federal budget deficits; Evaluating the 2012 tax environment; 10 tax and estate planning strategies for clients to consider.



Nicholas Schorsch
Realty Capital Securities, LLC

Apr 25 2012 2:50PM


Real Estate: The Fourth Asset Class


Stocks, Bonds, and Cash are considered the 3 main asset classes. Investment Real Estate makes up $10 trillion of market cap in the US but is often considered an alternative investment and lumped in with all other alternatives. The objective of this presentation would be to outline the reasons why Commercial Real Estate makes sense as a portion of a clients portfolio and how it can increase return while lowering volatility.



The Hon. David M. Walker
Founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative and former Comptroller General of the U.S.
The Comeback America Initiative

Apr 25 2012 3:45PM


Will a Debt Tsunami Crash on America’s Shores?


David M. Walker will discuss in the historical change in role of the federal government, the growing deficit and debt problems facing the nation, and the forces driving these problems. Along with the problems facing the nation he will show how the U.S. compares to other countries and discuss the potential disastrous implications if we do not restore fiscal sanity. He will also discuss a range of non-partisan solutions and reforms covering areas such as the budget process/controls, social insurance programs, health care, defense, the tax code, and political reforms.



Sessions

Continuing Education, per session, show accepted hours, or info about CE status. Hover over hours or info for details.


DateCourse Title/DescriptionStartCFP®CT InsPACE
Apr 25, 2012 Data Gathering - An "Inside-out" Approach Michael Kay, CFP® 8:00 A 1.00 1.00
Breaking Down the Barriers, How to Help Your Clients Help their Parents Robert Mauterstock, CFP®, CLU, ChFC 9:00 A 1.00 1.00
Building a Better 401(k) - Good Intentions, Unintended Consequences Thomas Warren 1.00 1.00
Estate Planning for the Entrepreneur Dan Daniels Dave Leibell 1.00 1.00 1.00
Helping Investors Better Manage The Risks of Our More Volatile & Increasingly Less Certain World Micheal Carpenter 10:20 A 1.00 1.00
Social Security Planning Steven H. Nezas, CRPC® 1.00 1.00 1.00
The Client Wealth Cycle: Guiding the Post-Crisis Investor through a New Realty Christopher Arizin 1.00 1.00
Outlook for the Financial Markets Bob Froehlich 12:00 P 1.00 1.00
Empower your Fiduciary Process – Get Ahead of Regulatory Changes Mark Gerard 1:30 P 1.00 1.00
Wealth Preservation and Business Owner Succession Ray Chodos 1.00 1.00 1.00
What Do We Know About the Sources of Expected Return? John McDermott 1.00 1.00
Foundations and Principles of Alternative Investing 2:50 P 1.00 1.00
Planning Opportunities for Clients in 2012: Capitalizing on the Changing Tax Landscape William Cass, CFP® 1.00 1.00 1.00
Real Estate: The Fourth Asset Class Nicholas Schorsch 1.00 1.00
Will a Debt Tsunami Crash on America’s Shores? The Hon. David M. Walker 3:45 P 1.00 1.00



Registration Fee
Member Through  March 16 $99.00
March 17 April 25 $129.00
  April 26 April 25 $149.00
Non-Member Through  March 16 $150.00
March 17 April 25 $170.00
April 26 April 25 $200.00
Any additional session fees are itemized on the reservation confirmation.