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FPA CT Planners Conference 2010

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.  Click Here for a Schedule at a Glance.

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.   

A sincere thanks to our Gold Sponsors – Nationwide Financial, Thornburg Investments and Wiggin and Dana.   All of our sponsors and exhibitors will be able to show you the latest ideas in investments, practice management, and insurance concepts in the Resource Center.
 
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There are a limited number of booths available in the Resource Center.   Early bird pricing ends January 31st!    More Information.
 

Many thanks to our 2011 Gold Sponsors


Wiggin and Dana - Counsellers at Law  

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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

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Rick Brenchak
Jackson National Life
Insured vs. Uninsured Retirement Income-What Now?


Holly Buchanan
c/o Jace Rosenbluth
Connect with Women Clients


Jeng Chiu, J.D., CFP®
Director, Advanced Markets
Prudential Annuities®
Roth IRA Conversion Strategies


Adam Chodos, JD, CPA
Chodos & Associates, LLC
New Developments in Executive Compensation


Bill Crager
President
Envestnet
Investment Allocation Trends and Best Practices


Dan Daniels
Wiggin and Dana
Estate Planning Under Recent Tax Law Changes


Karen Dolan, CFA
Director of Mutual Fund Analysis
Morningstar, Inc.
Luncheon Keynote: Finding Hidden Gems in Fund Portfolios: A Powerful Performance Tool


Ann Fowler-Cruz, JD
Cohen and Wolf, P.C.
The New Hope in the New Era! Annuities, Asset Preservation and Long Term Care Planning


Jack Gardner, CIMA®
President
Thornburg Securities Corp.
Structuring a Retirement Portfolio for Distribution in a Bear Market


Jack Gardner, CIMA®
President
Thornburg Securities Corp.
Insured vs. Uninsured Retirement Income-What Now?


Steve Gardner
Director, New Business Development, Northeast Region
SEI Advisor Network
Investment Allocation Trends and Best Practices


Heidi Horwitz-Marcus
American Funds
A Call for Common Sense and Prudence in 401 (k)


Bryan Jordan
Nationwide Insurance
Morning Keynote: 2010 Economic Outlook: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly


Amit Khandwala
Wright Private Asset Management, LLC
Opportunities in International Investing


Dave Leibell
Wiggin and Dana
Estate Planning Under Recent Tax Law Changes


James North
The Advisory Trust Company of Delaware
Trust Needs: A Requisite Part of Every High Net-Worth Conversation


Michael Pariano, CLU
Managing Principal
Highland Capital Brokerage - New England
New Developments in Executive Compensation


Peter Schiff
Euro Pacific Capital
Afternoon Keynote: The Collapse of the U.S. Bubble Economy & What It Means for Investors


Jeff Seitz
Vice President Advisory Services
Advisors Asset Management
Finding Value in Today’s Bond Market and Current Issues in the Municipal Bond Market


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Agenda

 


Bryan Jordan
Nationwide Insurance

Apr 21 2010 8:00AM


Morning Keynote: 2010 Economic Outlook: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly


Bryan will present Nationwide's economic and financial market outlook. The presentation will review the recent recession as well as the drivers behind the ongoing recovery. More broadly, Bryan will place the current cycle into context by looking at the common threads that run through all expansions and recessions and bull and bear markets. Within this framework, both a short- and long-term forecast will be presented with an emphasis on the leading indicators that will signal shifts in the cycle. Included will be a discussion on economic growth, interest rates, inflation, market valuations, policy, and both the upside and downside risks to the Nationwide view.



Dan Daniels
Wiggin and Dana

Dave Leibell
Wiggin and Dana

Apr 21 2010 9:00AM


Estate Planning Under Recent Tax Law Changes


The one-year repeal of the federal estate tax on January 1, 2010, built into the 2001 tax act, is something few planners thought would actually come to pass. With repeal actually here, and other changes—perhaps retroactive to January 1, 2010—in the offing in Congress, there has never been a more important time for planners to be abreast of the latest estate planning ideas.

In this session, Wiggin and Dana partners Dan Daniels and David Leibell will outline strategies for responding to recent changes in both federal and Connecticut law, including:

• What steps clients and advisers need to take in light of the new law, including changes to formula clauses in wills and trusts and planning for carryover basis
• What planning is necessary if EGTRRA 2001 is repealed or changed retroactively (it has not been as of the date this invitation was printed)
• State inheritance tax planning, including decoupling
• Advanced gift planning in light of changes in the law



Jack Gardner, CIMA®
President
Thornburg Securities Corp.

Rick Brenchak
Jackson National Life

Apr 21 2010 9:00AM


Insured vs. Uninsured Retirement Income-What Now?


This panel discussion will highlight retirement income strategies when using both insured and uninsured investments. Topics will include variable annuities, fixed annuities, dividend yielding investments and more.



Bill Crager
President
Envestnet

Steve Gardner
Director, New Business Development, Northeast Region
SEI Advisor Network

Apr 21 2010 9:00AM


Investment Allocation Trends and Best Practices


With their unique perspective on the financial industry, third-party asset managers Envestnet and SEI will discuss investment trends and allocations from both a financial advisor and investment manager perspective, including asset mix and product usage and where they are seeing inflows and outflows. In addition, the firms will discuss best practices for financial advisors, including fiduciary responsibility, practice management and marketing.



Holly Buchanan
c/o Jace Rosenbluth

Apr 21 2010 10:20AM


Connect with Women Clients


Agents will get tools and techniques on how to strengthen their client relationships and close more sales by leveraging women’s communication styles. Also, how to optimize their referrals, and get more of them. These skills can be put into practice right away, not just with single women clients, but with couples as well. Agents who attended this workshop reported improved client relationships, more referrals, and increased profitability with some of their best clients.



Jack Gardner, CIMA®
President
Thornburg Securities Corp.

Apr 21 2010 10:20AM


Structuring a Retirement Portfolio for Distribution in a Bear Market


The presentation is based upon new research which studies retirements that began in the face of the 1973 and 2000 bear markets. These devastating nine year periods were chosen to determine what structural changes to the portfolio construction and distribution strategies could have enhanced the sustainability of the retirement portfolio and why. Strategies that were researched and tested include optimal spending rates, spending policies, high and growing dividend stocks and a cash flow reserve.



Ann Fowler-Cruz, JD
Cohen and Wolf, P.C.

Apr 21 2010 10:20AM


The New Hope in the New Era! Annuities, Asset Preservation and Long Term Care Planning


The 2005 Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) changed the canvas of asset preservation planning for clients concerned about the cost of long-term care. This is a significant issue for your older clients given that the cost of nursing home care in Connecticut is in the range of $11,000/month and can quickly deplete a client’s portfolio.

It is expected that some of the more onerous Connecticut regulations will soon be changed to be more in alignment with federal law. Four years after DRA enactment, financial planners now will have new techniques to add to their selection of strategies. In this program, Attorney Ann L. Fowler-Cruz, a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), will bring you up to date on the exciting and multiple ways to execute asset preservation plans for your clients. Covered in the discussion will be the implementation of annuities as well as promissory notes, purchase of a life estate in the home, and personal care contracts as long-term care planning tools. The program will also provide new insights on older techniques that still apply after the DRA. These include the use of reverse mortgages, long-term care insurance, Veteran’s benefits, and the exceptions to the Medicaid transfer rules.



Karen Dolan, CFA
Director of Mutual Fund Analysis
Morningstar, Inc.

Apr 21 2010 11:55AM


Luncheon Keynote: Finding Hidden Gems in Fund Portfolios: A Powerful Performance Tool


Alpha, beta, standard deviation, stars. None of these measures taken alone adequately shape investor's expectations or could have prepared them for the market volatility and disappointing returns of the past decade. Creating a successful investor experience goes well beyond finding the best performing fund. It hinges on creating the right match between investors and their investments and portfolios offer one of the best windows into how a fund is likely to behave. Join Karen Dolan as she delves into Morningstar's latest research on investor behavior and shares some of the new tools Morningstar's fund analysts are using to research fund portfolios.



Heidi Horwitz-Marcus
American Funds

Apr 21 2010 1:30PM


A Call for Common Sense and Prudence in 401 (k)


Heidi will discuss new developments in the 401K market, the keys to excellent service and delivery for plan sponsors and participants, and where the opportunities are and how to approach them.



Amit Khandwala
Wright Private Asset Management, LLC

Apr 21 2010 1:30PM


Opportunities in International Investing


This presentation will address the changing role of international investments within an investor's overall asset allocation. Growth in India and China has had significant implications for our global economies. How can investors participate in this growth? What will be the impact on the US dollar, the Euro and commodities? In addition to a global macro overview, this session will also discuss the expanding opportunity set within the international markets and the various instruments that investor can utilize to enhance their investment portfolios.



James North
The Advisory Trust Company of Delaware

Apr 21 2010 1:30PM


Trust Needs: A Requisite Part of Every High Net-Worth Conversation


Independent investment advisors typically have many clients who would prefer for the firm to manage a personal trust of which the client is a beneficiary or co-trustee. These clients represent opportunities for advisors to grow their business through custodian-agnostic trust services- those decided by the client rather than the custodian. Jim North will explore the nature of trusts, services performed by an independent corporate trustee, Advantages of Delaware Trusts, reasons why clients may wish to leave a traditional bank trust department, ways to identify the potential such clients represent, steps required to move or establish a trust, and how to protect the advisor’s current book of business. Jim North will demonstrate how trusts represent a very tangible way to increase business with assets that have historically been viewed as challenging to obtain.



Jeff Seitz
Vice President Advisory Services
Advisors Asset Management

Apr 21 2010 2:50PM


Finding Value in Today’s Bond Market and Current Issues in the Municipal Bond Market


This presentation will focus on the current talk in the fixed income market;
Investing in bonds during a period of inflation and rising interest rates;
A glance at municipal bond credit quality, rating agencies and municipal insurers; and Build America Bonds and other investment alternatives to generate yield in client portfolios.



Michael Pariano, CLU
Managing Principal
Highland Capital Brokerage - New England

Adam Chodos, JD, CPA
Chodos & Associates, LLC

Apr 21 2010 2:50PM


New Developments in Executive Compensation


Small and mid-size business owners are searching for ways to attract and retain executive talent, and this session will explore the use of insurance strategies to accomplish this.



Jeng Chiu, J.D., CFP®
Director, Advanced Markets
Prudential Annuities®

Apr 21 2010 2:50PM


Roth IRA Conversion Strategies


This informative session will discuss the 2010 Sunset Provision and Roth IRA Strategies to use with clients. Attendees will learn how to take advantage of the new Roth Conversion rules along with potential pitfalls to look out for.



Peter Schiff
Euro Pacific Capital

Apr 21 2010 3:45PM


Afternoon Keynote: The Collapse of the U.S. Bubble Economy & What It Means for Investors


The economic collapse that I had long foretold has finally come to pass. The stock markets have plunged, the housing market has collapsed, and the government’s budget is soaring out of control. The Federal Reserve is printing dollars by the trillions in a vain effort to stabilize the situation. Amidst all the carnage, investors and economists still do not understand the root cause of the problem and are therefore proposing reckless solutions.

Because so few understand economic fundamentals, it should not come as a surprise that many investors cannot see the inevitable result of Washington’s response to the crisis. In particular, the U.S. dollar, which paradoxically benefitted from a ‘flight to safety’ during the October ’08 crisis, is poised to lose significant purchasing power. All investors need to be cognizant of this possibility as they look to protect their wealth for themselves and future generations.



Speaker Profiles

 


Rick Brenchak
Jackson National Life



Holly Buchanan
c/o Jace Rosenbluth
 
Holly Buchanan is the co-author of The Soccer Mom Myth - Today's Female Consumer, Who She Really Is, Why She Really Buys.

Holly's specialty is marketing to women and marketing to women online. She’s worked with clients including Genworth Financial, HP, Waterford, GE Healthcare and 1-800- Flowers. She runs her own marketing to women consultancy helping companies and individuals communicate more persuasively with their female customers.

Holly Buchanan is a popular speaker, blogger and author. In addition to The Soccer Mom Myth, she has her own blog, and is a guest columnist at www.reachingwomendaily.com

 

 




Jeng Chiu, J.D., CFP®
Director, Advanced Markets
Prudential Annuities®
Jeng Chiu is a Director of Advanced Planning with Prudential Annuities. Jeng has been in the financial services industry for 12 years working with financial advisors, CPAs, and other financial professionals. He has presented to hundreds of client seminars, continuing education courses, and advanced planning topics. 
 
Prior to joining Prudential Annuities, Jeng was a Retirement and Wealth Consultant with The Hartford working in conjunction with external wholesalers conducting value added meetings and delivering comprehensive planning strategies. Jeng has also worked extensively with business owners, executives, and other high net worth clients on retirement planning, wealth planning, and estate planning issues.
 
Jeng earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston and a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin majoring in Accounting. He holds the Certifi ed Financial Planner designation (CFP) and is a licensed attorney in the state of Texas. Jeng also holds the series 7, 63, and 24 securities licenses.



Adam Chodos, JD, CPA
Chodos & Associates, LLC
Adam Chodos, JD, CPA is the Director of Advanced Markets for CPS EA Insurance Services and managing member of Chodos & Associates, LLC in Greenwich, CT. Adam focuses on advising significant families and businesses on asset protection, advanced estate planning, and taxation. Previously, he focused on asset protection and taxation at the New York headquartersof Brown and Wood, LLP (n.k.a Sidley Austin Brown & Wood) and with Ernst & Young, LLP consulting department. He holds a Certified Public Accountancy Certificate. He earned his Bachelor's degree in economics, summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree, high honors, from Duke University. He is a member of the New York, Connecticut, and American Bar Associations and the New York and Connecticut State CPA Societies and is profiled in various Who's Who journals. In addition, Adam is certified by the Connecticut and New York State Insurance Departments as a Continuing Education instructor and is approved to teach CFP-approved Continuing Education courses.

Mr. Chodos is also a frequent speaker and author for professional and business organizations, including, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Roundtable, Citi Smith Barney Conferences, NY Society of Security Analysts, The Financial Planning Association, Estate Planning Council of Westchester, and New York University Executive Forum.



Bill Crager
President
Envestnet
Bill is a co-founder of Envestnet and serves as the firm's president. Bill leads Envestnet's platform, product, and relationship management efforts. He is responsible for delivering a growing set of solutions to the independent investment advisor marketplace.

Prior to joining Envestnet, Bill served as Managing Director of Marketing and Client Services at Rittenhouse Financial Services, a leader in the managed account world. While at Rittenhouse, he led the firm's marketing and client service efforts as the company established itself as the leading managed account provider with over $20 billion in separately managed assets. He developed a widely recognized initiative that integrated value-added investor communications with a technology-driven client service platform.

Bill received his B.A. from Fairfield University in 1986 with a dual major in economics and english and his M.A. from Boston University in 1990.



Dan Daniels
Wiggin and Dana
Daniel L. Daniels is a partner in Wiggin and Dana's Private Client Services  Department and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. He divides his time between the firm's Greenwich and New York offices.  Dan focuses his practice representing business owners, private equity and hedge fund founders, family offices, corporate executives and other wealthy individuals and their families.
 
Dan has been included on Worth magazine's list of the top 100 trust lawyers in the United States. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. The Best Lawyers in America guidebook has recognized Dan as the “2016 Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Trusts and Estates for the Stamford region. (For more information about the standards for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, please see www.bestlawyers.com/about/ ct_methodology.aspx). Dan received his A.B., summa cum laude, from Dartmouth and his J.D., cum laude from Harvard Law School.
 
Dan is a co-author of Trusts and Estates Legal Strategies (2008 Aspatore Books) and has written for various publications, including Trusts and Estates magazine, Estate Planning magazine, Practical Tax Strategies magazine, the National Law Journal and Exempt Organization Review. He also has been quoted on trust and tax-related subjects in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger's Personal Finance and Financial Planning.  Dan is a current or former member of the board of various organizations including the Greenwich Library and the Fairfield County Community
Foundation.
 
Dan has a particular interest in working with owners of family- and closely held businesses. He worked for several years in his own family's third generation family business. He is a member of the Family Firm Institute and Attorneys for Family Held Enterprises, as well as Wiggin and Dana's Closely Held Business Practice Group.
 
Dan also partners with members of Wiggin and Dana’s Probate Litigation group in handling significant trust and estate litigations. He has also served 


Karen Dolan, CFA
Director of Mutual Fund Analysis
Morningstar, Inc.
Karen Dolan, CFA is director of mutual fund analysis for Morningstar, managing Morningstar’s team of fund analysts and directing its coverage of mutual funds.

Prior to assuming her current role in February 2008, Dolan was a senior mutual fund analyst. She joined Morningstar in 2002 and the fund analyst team in 2004.

Dolan holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and English from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.



Ann Fowler-Cruz, JD
Cohen and Wolf, P.C.
ANN FOWLER-CRUZ is of counsel to Cohen and Wolf, P.C. where she serves in the firm's Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Groups. She has been a staunch advocate for the elderly and the disabled for more than a decade. Her extensive knowledge in the area of Elder Law enables her to assist the elderly and the disabled in realizing the very best quality of life. From 1995 through 2006, Ms. Fowler-Cruz was a founding partner of the Law Firm of Hersh & Fowler-Cruz. Ms. Fowler-Cruz is a member of the National Elder Law Foundation.

Ms. Fowler-Cruz is admitted to the Bar in Connecticut, New York and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA), Connecticut Bar Association, Westport Bar Association (she served as Treasurer), Regional Bar Association of Stamford, New York State Bar Association and the Westchester County Bar Association, where she sits on the Elder Law Committee.

Ms. Fowler-Cruz earned her J.D. at Quinnipiac College School of Law and her B.A. at Smith College.



Jack Gardner, CIMA®
President
Thornburg Securities Corp.

Jack Gardner is the President of Thornburg Securities Corporation, distributor for the Thornburg family of mutual funds and a Managing Director of Thornburg Investment Management, the advisor. Jack has been involved in the investment advisory industry for over thirty years.

Jack received the Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation from the Investment Management Consultants Association ("IMCA"). He is the author of How to Write an Investment Policy Statement and is a frequent author on a variety of retirement income and fiduciary topics. He is the recipient of the 2009 Stephen Kessler Writing Award from IMCA for his Investments and Wealth Monitor article, "The Case for a High and Growing Stock Dividend Strategy in Retirement Portfolios". He is also on the Policy Board for the Investment Fiduciary Leadership Council.

Jack holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Stonehill College and an M.S. in Computer Information Systems from Bentley College.



Steve Gardner
Director, New Business Development, Northeast Region
SEI Advisor Network

A 20 year veteran of SEI, Steve has played many strategic roles in the development, marketing, and implementation of SEI’s programs for the investment advisor marketplace.  Currently, Steve is a key player in SEI’s very active New Advisor Sales Team.  He is responsible for the dissemination of the SEI Advisor Solution within the Northeast region of the United States.  Previously, Steve led the Advisor Practice Management Team, ensuring that advisors have the resources they need to take full advantage of SEI’s business improvement services. 

 

Steve was also engaged as an SEI advisor business manager, focused on business consulting, planning, marketing and relationship management for an elite group of clients.  Steve headed up the national “Business Assessment Process,” a major initiative for the Advisor Network, implemented with many of SEI's advisor relationships. This involved a thorough discovery and assessment, then development of action plans around an advisory firm. Other key SEI positions Steve has held include stints as both Managing Director in the eastern United States, as well as a Regional Director.  It is this wealth of experience that brings Steve to his current role. 

 

Before joining SEI, Steve was a vice president with First Fidelity Bank. While at Fidelity (Wells Fargo Bank), Steve was responsible for product management of the Corporate Cash Management programs. Steve also made a firm contribution to Merck & Co.’s sound financial planning and growth of their research division.

 

 

 




Heidi Horwitz-Marcus
American Funds
Heidi Horwitz-Marcus is a regional vice president and retirement plan counselor for American Funds Distributors, covering Connecticut, NYC Metro and North New Jersey.  She lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Prior to joining American Funds in 2006, Heidi spent five years working for Enterprise Fund Distributors as a regional vice president of sales covering the NYC Metro area.  She was also a regional sales representative with Bear Stearns and Co.  She began her career on the mutual fund sales desk at PaineWebber, Inc.

Heidi holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.  She holds the Series 7, 26 and 63 securities registrations.

 

 




Bryan Jordan
Nationwide Insurance
BRYAN JORDAN, CFA is the Chief Economist and Director of Financial Markets Analysis at Nationwide Insurance.  He produces Nationwide’s U.S. economic and interest rate forecast, as well as the firm’s global growth and currency estimates, and he authors both a weekly economic commentary and quarterly economic newsletter.  Prior to joining Nationwide in February 2005, Bryan served as an economist at Banc One Investment Advisors, where he was the honored recipient of the Henry J. Reese Memorial Award in 2001.  He has been quoted in several media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily, Reuters, The Dow Jones Newswire, and The Associated Press and his research has appeared in Barron’s and Blue Chip Financial Forecasts.  He holds degrees in Economics and Political Science from Miami University and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.  Bryan currently serves as the Chairman of the Ohio Council on Economic Education and is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Columbus, the Ohio Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, the National Association for Business Economics, the Bloomberg monthly economic forecasting panel, and Mensa.


Amit Khandwala
Wright Private Asset Management, LLC
Amit S. Khandwala, Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer - Equity Management
 
Amit has worked in the investment field for over 20 years. At Wright Investors’ Service, Amit has overall responsibility for U.S. and international equity management including the direction and implementation of quantitative equities research. Additionally, he is the portfolio manager for Wright’s international equity products. He was also responsible for the management of 21 international single country and regional funds domiciled in the US and in Luxembourg.
 
Amit has been published in the Journal of Portfolio Management and has conducted empirical financial research. Amit received a BS in Economics, Accounting, International Business and Computers from the University of Bombay, India, and an MBA in Investments, Corporate Finance, International Finance, and International Marketing from the University of Hartford. He is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.

 





Dave Leibell
Wiggin and Dana
David T. Leibell is a partner in the Trusts and Estates Department in the firm’s Stamford office. His focus practice areas include representing private clients, along with business succession and charitable planning.

David is a frequent lecturer to lawyer and nonlawyer audiences throughout the United States and has authored many articles on charitable, estate and tax planning. David has a monthly column on charitable giving for Trusts and Estates Magazine.
 
David has been quoted in numerous publications, including The New York Times, BusinessWeek and BloombergWealth Manager and has appeared on CNBC’s “Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo.” David serves as the Chairperson of the Philanthropy Committee for Trusts and Estates Magazine and is listed in the Best Lawyers in America.

David received a B.A. from Trinity College, a J.D. from Fordham Law School and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University. David is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut.



James North
The Advisory Trust Company of Delaware
Mr. North is responsible for developing new business opportunities for The Advisory Trust Company of Delaware. Jim consults with financial advisors and RIAs to design trust solutions to meet their clients’ needs, and ensures delivery of those trust services.
 
Jim has over thirteen years of experience in the trust and financial services industry. Prior to joining Advisory Trust in February 2002, he was a Registered Representative with Prudential Insurance and Financial Services where he developed customized estate/financial plans for retail clients and sales of appropriate instruments to meet determined needs.
 
Jim holds a Bachelors of Science in Finance from Arizona State University.
 

 




Michael Pariano, CLU
Managing Principal
Highland Capital Brokerage - New England
Michael Pariano, Managing Principal of Highland Capital Brokerage – New England, entered the life insurance brokerage business in 1981 and works with independent producers in the design, implementation and administration of their clients’ estate, retirement, and business plan needs.  He specializes in helping planning representatives of other disciplines such as property and casualty agents, employee benefits producers, stockbrokers, bankers and CPA’s to diversify their practices by selling life insurance products to fulfill their clients’ objectives.

Mr. Pariano graduated in 1981 with a BA degree from Kenyon College and has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter designation.  He is a former President of the Connecticut Estate and Tax Planning Council, was Chair of the Board of Trustees of Westminster Presbyterian Church and a past president of The Country Club of Farmington, CT as well as maintaining current membership in several trade associations.



Peter Schiff
Euro Pacific Capital
Peter Schiff is President and Chief Global Strategist of Euro Pacific Capital, a full service, NASD-registered broker-dealer which specializes in foreign securities. The firm was founded in 1980, and has offices in New York City; Los Angeles; Darien, CT; Newport Beach, CA; Scottsdale, AR; and Palm Beach, FL.
 
Mr. Schiff is a recognized expert in the foreign securities markets as well as the currency and gold markets. He has gathered international attention for accurately predicting the collapse of the housing and credit markets, the subprime crisis, and the increasing price of gold relative to the U.S. dollar.

Mr. Schiff delivers lectures at major economic and investment conferences around the country and the world. He is quoted often in the print media, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Barron’s, Business Week, Time and Fortune. His broadcast credits include regular guest appearances on CNBC, Fox Business, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News Channel, as well as hosting a weekly radio show.
 
Mr. Schiff’s first book, Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse, published by Wiley & Co. in early 2007, predicted the 2008 economic crash while the mainstream commentators were saying it was impossible. Last year, Wiley released his follow-up bestseller, The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets, which teaches readers how to protect their finances from the ongoing crisis. His current book, Crash Proof 2.0: How to Profit from the Economic Collapse, updates the original and discusses strategies for the next phase of the financial crisis.



Jeff Seitz
Vice President Advisory Services
Advisors Asset Management
Jeff Seitz, Vice President Advisory Services, has been with AAM for 4 years and has more than 15 years of financial services industry experience. Most recently, Mr. Seitz was an advisor for Rydex Investments provided marketing support to the independent advisor community on Rydex mutual funds, alternative investments and ETFs. Previously, he was with HSBC Bank and CtiGroup.

Mr. Seitz earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Syracuse University and a Masters in Business Administration from New York University . He holds the CIMA (Certified Investment Management Analyst professional designation and series 7 and 66 securities licenses.


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DateCourse Title/DescriptionStartCFP®PACE
Apr 21, 2010 Morning Keynote: 2010 Economic Outlook: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly Bryan Jordan 8:00 A 1.00 1.00
Estate Planning Under Recent Tax Law Changes Dan Daniels Dave Leibell 9:00 A 1.00 1.00
Insured vs. Uninsured Retirement Income-What Now? Jack Gardner, CIMA® Rick Brenchak 1.00 1.00
Investment Allocation Trends and Best Practices Bill Crager Steve Gardner 1.00 1.00
Connect with Women Clients Holly Buchanan 10:20 A
Structuring a Retirement Portfolio for Distribution in a Bear Market Jack Gardner, CIMA® 1.00 1.00
The New Hope in the New Era! Annuities, Asset Preservation and Long Term Care Planning Ann Fowler-Cruz, JD 1.00 1.00
Luncheon Keynote: Finding Hidden Gems in Fund Portfolios: A Powerful Performance Tool Karen Dolan, CFA 11:55 A 1.00 1.00
A Call for Common Sense and Prudence in 401 (k) Heidi Horwitz-Marcus 1:30 P
Opportunities in International Investing Amit Khandwala 1.00 1.00
Trust Needs: A Requisite Part of Every High Net-Worth Conversation James North 1.00 1.00
Finding Value in Today’s Bond Market and Current Issues in the Municipal Bond Market Jeff Seitz 2:50 P 1.00 1.00
New Developments in Executive Compensation Michael Pariano, CLU Adam Chodos, JD, CPA 1.00 1.00
Roth IRA Conversion Strategies Jeng Chiu, J.D., CFP® 1.00 1.00
Afternoon Keynote: The Collapse of the U.S. Bubble Economy & What It Means for Investors Peter Schiff 3:45 P 1.00 1.00



Registration Fee
Member Through  March 21 $99.00
March 22 April 19 $129.00
  April 20 April 21 $149.00
Non-Member Through  March 21 $150.00
March 22 April 19 $170.00
April 20 April 21 $200.00