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FPA CT Planners Conference 2009

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009
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



Doug Allen
Nationwide Insurance
Doug Allen - Protecting Senior Investors


Timothy B. Borchers, J.D.
Borchers Law P.C.
Timothy B. Borchers, JD - Self Directed IRAs and Alternative Investments


Joseph Coughlin, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Joseph Coughlin - Understanding the New Older Consumer: Seven Myths of FP for Aging Boomers


Dan Daniels
Wiggin and Dana
Dan Daniels and Dave Leibell - Current and Future Estate Planning Under President Obama


Vicki Eggert-Toran
Aetna
Vicki Eggert-Toran - The ABCs of Medicare ~ Resources for Your Clients


Bill Fleming, CFP®
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Bill Fleming - Tax Planning Under New Management


John Fox
FAM Funds
John Fox - Expected Investment Returns Given the Current Environment


Vern C. Hayden, CFP®
Hayden Financial Group LLC
Vern Hayden - Myths of Investing


David C. John
Senior Research Fellow
Thomas Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies
David C. John - Longevity and its Impact on Retirement


Joe Jordan
MetLife c/o Ann Ferrara
KEYNOTE: Joe Jordan - Living a Life of Significance


Dave Leibell
Wiggin and Dana
Dan Daniels and Dave Leibell - Current and Future Estate Planning Under President Obama


Brian Levitt
Vice President, Economist and Head of Capital Market Research
Oppenheimer Funds
KEYNOTE: Brian Levitt - Managing Client Expectations in a Volatile Market


Denise Nappier
Office of the Connecticut State Treasurer
KEYNOTE: State Treasurer Denise Nappier - Managing the State's Finances in Turbulent Times: Reflections on the Potential Pitfalls and Thinking ahead for Tomorrow's Opportunities


Mark Randall
Mutual of Omaha GoldenCare
Mark Randall - The Impact of the Deficit Reduction Act on the LTC Industry


Duane Thompson
Managing Director, Washington Office
Financial Planning Association
Duane Thompson - Regulatory Reform and the Profession: Will Congress Change the Way You Do Business?


Robert S. Thompson, J.D., CAP
President
Sage Financial Design, Inc.
Steve Vondrak and Robert Thompson - Integrating Philanthropy into a Successful Wealth Management Practice


Steve Vondrak, ChFC
Senior Managing Director, Northeast Region
Foundation Source
Steve Vondrak and Robert Thompson - Integrating Philanthropy into a Successful Wealth Management Practice


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Agenda

 


Brian Levitt
Vice President, Economist and Head of Capital Market Research
Oppenheimer Funds

Apr 22 2009 8:00AM


KEYNOTE: Brian Levitt - Managing Client Expectations in a Volatile Market


This session will discuss the current market environment, irrational behaviors you might see your clients display, and actionable tools that can help you manage their expectations. This will help position yourself to actually gain assets in this time of volatility.



Doug Allen
Nationwide Insurance

Apr 22 2009 9:00AM


Doug Allen - Protecting Senior Investors


With the recent industry focus on sales practices to seniors, the field sales compliance team created a presentation to provide advisors with a better understanding of the regulatory concern for sales to seniors and to share some industry best practices that will help to protect senior investors.

This course starts out with a discussion about "Why the focus on seniors." The remainder of the course covers Suitability Concerns, Senior Designations, and Free Lunch seminars. In each of the sections, the advisor is provided with best practices for working with seniors. The course concludes with a discussion on Diminished Capacity.



Steve Vondrak, ChFC
Senior Managing Director, Northeast Region
Foundation Source

Robert S. Thompson, J.D., CAP
President
Sage Financial Design, Inc.

Apr 22 2009 9:00AM


Steve Vondrak and Robert Thompson - Integrating Philanthropy into a Successful Wealth Management Practice


Wealthy families are carving out an increasing share of their current asset portfolios for charitable purposes. These clients expect their private wealth managers to manage all their assets - including philanthropic assets. This session will illustrate current trends in organized philanthropy, the pros and cons of donor advised funds and private foundations, strategies and strategies of successful wealth management firms, and why philanthropy should be part of your service offering.



Timothy B. Borchers, J.D.
Borchers Law P.C.

Apr 22 2009 9:00AM


Timothy B. Borchers, JD - Self Directed IRAs and Alternative Investments


It has been possible since the passage of ERISA in the early 1970s to diversify an IRA and other retirement accounts into non-traditional or alternative investments that are non-correlated to the stock market. Asset classes such as real estate, notes or loans, and private equity play a prime role in the Modern Portfolio Theory, but are considered non-traditional. This class introduces advisors to the retirement and investment planning concepts for this emerging market known as 'self-directed retirement accounts' that hold such asset classes. The course also weaves in practical applications that help with capturing IRA rollover assets for any CFP.



David C. John
Senior Research Fellow
Thomas Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies

Apr 22 2009 10:20AM


David C. John - Longevity and its Impact on Retirement


Increases in longevity have greatly increased the amount of time an average worker spends in retirement. Unfortunately, neither Social Security nor most traditional retirement savings plans have adequately prepared for this change.

This presentation discusses both the hard choices necessary to deal with funding Social Security, and how innovative new automatic savings techniques have made it easier for the average worker to save for retirement.

Social Security's coming problems will make retirement saving even more important than it is now, and automatic savings mechanisms can help workers to have a more secure retirement.



Duane Thompson
Managing Director, Washington Office
Financial Planning Association

Apr 22 2009 10:20AM


Duane Thompson - Regulatory Reform and the Profession: Will Congress Change the Way You Do Business?


With Congress intent on changing the way the entire financial services industry is regulated, the question isn't if reform will affect financial planners, but how and when. Join Duane Thompson, FPA's chief lobbyist in Washington, to review how Washington may change the face of the industry for decades to come.

Also learn more about how the new CFP Board fiduciary duty is working in practice for FPA members, and plans by the SEC to revisit old and new rules affecting registered investment advisers, including new ADV Part 2 and 12b-1 fees.



Vern C. Hayden, CFP®
Hayden Financial Group LLC

Apr 22 2009 10:20AM


Vern Hayden - Myths of Investing


These are desperate times. Barron's front page cartoon from 2/23/09 shows a bearded man in ear mufflers with snow falling, saying, "It pretty much feels like hell has frozen over." A sinking economy, soaring unemployment, and a shattered financial landscape are creating extreme dislocation in client's lives and portfolios. If you manage portfolios or use separate accounts what do you do? Your money management objective is to keep clients. If your portfolios are in the tank you will lose clients. Clients will leave you swinging in the wind! That’s why you may want to reexamine, re-imagine and reinvent the way you manage clients and their money. Avoid academics at all cost! There is no magic to this - just common sense on how to survive in the mud of the market place. Basic concepts like buy and hold and other concepts are not working, so what is? Vern will discuss what Hayden Wealth Management is doing and will reveal numbers on client retention, new clients, portfolio performance and how Hayden Wealth Management exceeded their cash flow projections in 2008. Most of all, Vern will explain why a practical game plan results in enthusiasm and hope.



Denise Nappier
Office of the Connecticut State Treasurer

Apr 22 2009 11:55AM


KEYNOTE: State Treasurer Denise Nappier - Managing the State's Finances in Turbulent Times: Reflections on the Potential Pitfalls and Thinking ahead for Tomorrow's Opportunities


As an active market participant for the state's investment fund and debt management program, the Treasurer will reflect on the potential risks and opportunities presented by these uncertain economic times. The Treasurer will also address the need for financial education and planning services, important tools for all Connecticut's citizens to achieve long term financial security.



Bill Fleming, CFP®
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Apr 22 2009 1:30PM


Bill Fleming - Tax Planning Under New Management


This class will review the previously enacted income tax and estate tax rules for 2009, 2010, 2011. Given this background, we will dive into wild speculation about where tax rates might go (and when). Of particular interest will be the evolution of new management's tax policy from pre-election statements to most recent discussions and proposals.



John Fox
FAM Funds

Apr 22 2009 1:30PM


John Fox - Expected Investment Returns Given the Current Environment


How to think about and communicate to your clients' the outlook for stock and bond returns given the current market environment. John will illustrate how the traditional extrapolation using historical returns can lead to client disappointment.



Mark Randall
Mutual of Omaha GoldenCare

Apr 22 2009 1:30PM


Mark Randall - The Impact of the Deficit Reduction Act on the LTC Industry


Can our nation continue to fund the major entitlement programs including Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid? Considered the most important piece of legislation in the Long Term Care insurance industry's history, the DRA will have tremendous future consequences for Americans. Mark will provide an overview of the entitlement issues the nation faces today, the Medicaid planning loopholes closed by DRA and the opportunities Partnership Programs will create in the area of Long Term Care. Of special interest to Financial Planners is Mark's segment dealing with the potential E and O exposure Planners face as filial laws begin being enforced on the state level.



Dan Daniels
Wiggin and Dana

Dave Leibell
Wiggin and Dana

Apr 22 2009 2:50PM


Dan Daniels and Dave Leibell - Current and Future Estate Planning Under President Obama


With the election of President Obama, the days of estate tax uncertainty are likely coming to an end. Leibell and Daniels will discuss the state of the estate tax along with planning opportunities in a time of both historically low interest rates and depressed asset values.



Joseph Coughlin, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Apr 22 2009 2:50PM


Joseph Coughlin - Understanding the New Older Consumer: Seven Myths of FP for Aging Boomers


This presentation questions seven dominant myths in financial planning and reveals what every planner must know to effectively engage the "new" older consumer.


Apr 22 2009 2:50PM


Vicki Eggert-Toran - The ABCs of Medicare ~ Resources for Your Clients


Learn the basics and examine the resources available to you and your client.



Joe Jordan
MetLife c/o Ann Ferrara

Apr 22 2009 3:45PM


KEYNOTE: Joe Jordan - Living a Life of Significance


Addressing current market conditions; The impact of irrational behavior; importance of being an advisor who manages behavior, not investments; importance of creating relationships.

Understanding the Paradigm shift from accumulation to income; New insurance business not fear of dying to soon, but living too long; Highlighting risks retirees fear.

Talk to the emotional side, not just the analytical side; Know you live a Life of Significance.



Sessions

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


DateCourse Title/DescriptionStartCFP®
Apr 22, 2009 KEYNOTE: Brian Levitt - Managing Client Expectations in a Volatile Market Brian Levitt 8:00 A 1.00
Doug Allen - Protecting Senior Investors Doug Allen 9:00 A 1.00
Steve Vondrak and Robert Thompson - Integrating Philanthropy into a Successful Wealth Management Practice Steve Vondrak, ChFC Robert S. Thompson, J.D., CAP 1.00
Timothy B. Borchers, JD - Self Directed IRAs and Alternative Investments Timothy B. Borchers, J.D. 1.00
David C. John - Longevity and its Impact on Retirement David C. John 10:20 A 1.00
Duane Thompson - Regulatory Reform and the Profession: Will Congress Change the Way You Do Business? Duane Thompson 1.00
Vern Hayden - Myths of Investing Vern C. Hayden, CFP® 1.00
KEYNOTE: State Treasurer Denise Nappier - Managing the State's Finances in Turbulent Times: Reflections on the Potential Pitfalls and Thinking ahead for Tomorrow's Opportunities Denise Nappier 11:55 A 1.00
Bill Fleming - Tax Planning Under New Management Bill Fleming, CFP® 1:30 P 1.00
John Fox - Expected Investment Returns Given the Current Environment John Fox 1.00
Mark Randall - The Impact of the Deficit Reduction Act on the LTC Industry Mark Randall 1.00
Dan Daniels and Dave Leibell - Current and Future Estate Planning Under President Obama Dan Daniels Dave Leibell 2:50 P 1.00
Joseph Coughlin - Understanding the New Older Consumer: Seven Myths of FP for Aging Boomers Joseph Coughlin, PhD 1.00
Vicki Eggert-Toran - The ABCs of Medicare ~ Resources for Your Clients Vicki Eggert-Toran 1.00
KEYNOTE: Joe Jordan - Living a Life of Significance Joe Jordan 3:45 P 1.00



Registration Fee
Member Through  March 22 $110.00
March 23 April 21 $130.00
  April 22 April 22 $160.00
Non-Member Through  March 22 $150.00
March 23 April 21 $170.00
April 22 April 22 $200.00