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Hosted by FPA Connecticut

FPA CT Planners Conference 2011

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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.
 
Exhibitor / Sponsor Information   There are a limited number of booths available in the Resource Center.   
 
 
 
Many thanks to our 2011 Gold Sponsors
 
 

Wiggin and Dana - Counsellers at Law  
 
  
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Many thanks to our 2011 Silver Sponsors
 
 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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



George Bickford, Esq.
Bickford Law Office
What is Happening with Medicaid Now


Adam Chodos, JD, CPA
Chodos & Associates, LLC
The Evolution of Long Term Care Planning


Jeff Coghan
Assistant Vice President, 529 Programs
Hartford Life
529 Plans: A Smart Way to Save for College


Lee Conti
Director of Advisor Development in the Tri-State area
CPS Elite Advisors Insurance Services
The Evolution of Long Term Care Planning


Richard S. Cortese, Esq.
Vice President
National Regulatory Services
The New Investment Adviser Registration Threshold: Navigating the Switch from SEC to State Regulation


Eric Cott
Director
Options Industry Council
Manage Volatility in Today's Market--Practical Options Strategies for FAs


Neil R. Crane
Law Offices of Neil Crane, LLC
Debt Reduction for the Small Business Owner


Dan Daniels
Wiggin and Dana
Estate Planning for “Hard” Assets


Timothy Devlin
Portfolio Strategist, US Equities
Artio Global Investors
Opportunities in Smallcap Investing


Drew Grifo
Coventry
The Secondary Market for Life Insurance –The Next Generation


Vern C. Hayden, CFP®
Hayden Financial Group LLC
Panel discussion on the Effect of Financial Reform for Advisors


Sean Heron, CFA
Glenmede Secured Options Mutual Fund
Manage Volatility in Today's Market--Practical Options Strategies for FAs


Dan Johnson
Cummings and Lockwood
Advanced Estate Planning in 2011 - What You and Your Clients Need to Know


Dr. David Kelly, CFA
Managing Director and Chief Market Strategist
J.P. Morgan Funds
From Recovery to Expansion: Guide to the Markets


Dave Leibell
Wiggin and Dana
Estate Planning for “Hard” Assets


Doug Lennick
Lennick Aberman Group
What You Know Can Hurt You


Dean A. Mioli, CPA/PFS, CFP®, CIMA®, CLU
SEI Advisor Network
Key Investment Objective “maximum total return after taxes”


Douglas Olin
Cummings and Lockwood LLC
Advanced Estate Planning in 2011 - What You and Your Clients Need to Know


Marie Swift
Impact Communications, Inc.
Using the Web 2.0 and Social Media to Expand Communications and Build Relationships in a Smart, Compliant Manner


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Agenda

 


Doug Lennick
Lennick Aberman Group

Apr 27 2011 8:00AM


What You Know Can Hurt You


The decade from 2000 – 2009 saw the market begin at 10,000 and end at 10,000, but the wild ride in between clearly demonstrated the importance of and need for financial planning that takes human behavior into account. In this presentation, audience members will learn about the Smart Money Philosophy and how to help investors make smart, responsible, values-based decisions with and about money in the face of competing and difficult–to–deal-with emotions. Attendees will leave inspired to increase their financial intelligence and help their clients do the same.



Dan Daniels
Wiggin and Dana

Dave Leibell
Wiggin and Dana

Apr 27 2011 9:00AM


Estate Planning for “Hard” Assets


With the estate and gift tax exemptions now higher-- and rates now lower-- estate planners need to find ways to add value beyond simple A/B will and trust planning. One way to do that is to focus attention on clients with more complex situations, such as owners of "hard" assets, such as closely held stock, real estate, art and hedge and private equity fund interests. In this presentation, Dan Daniels and Dave Leibell will share their long and varied experience planning for owners of these kinds of assets, including sophisticated transfer strategies designed to take advantage of the new exemptions, buy-sell agreements for business assets and "soft side" planning for succession of the kind of assets that may have value to the family well beyond the financial.



Richard S. Cortese, Esq.
Vice President
National Regulatory Services

Apr 27 2011 9:00AM


The New Investment Adviser Registration Threshold: Navigating the Switch from SEC to State Regulation


The eligibility for registration as an investment adviser with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) based upon the amount of assets under management will increase from the current minimum threshold of $25 million to a new threshold of $100 million pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act. The Dodd-Frank Act generally requires that registered investment advisers with less than $100 million in assets under management register with state securities regulators rather than the SEC. It is estimated that as a result of this increased eligibility threshold, over 4,000 investment advisers currently registered with the SEC will need to register with the state securities regulator for each state where the investment adviser firm conducts investment advisory business and does not meet an exemption from the investment adviser registration requirements in that state. You will learn about the SEC rules that will govern transition fillings, all applicable deadlines, and the registration process that states impose.



Marie Swift
Impact Communications, Inc.

Apr 27 2011 9:00AM


Using the Web 2.0 and Social Media to Expand Communications and Build Relationships in a Smart, Compliant Manner


Marketing and PR expert Marie Swift will provide an overview of the various types of Web 2.0 and social media opportunities available to financial planners such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Blogspot, Twitter, Ning, Groupsite, Squibd, Brainshark, Slide Share, Vimeo, Vipe and YouTube. With all of the options available, where do you start and how can you use these new online tools compliantly whether you are FINRA or SEC regulated? Hear what other financial planners are doing today to navigate through this maze, how they are measuring ROI and about the strategic plans they are creating. Wherever you are in building out your online presence, you're guaranteed to learn something new—and take home fresh insights on how you can better leverage your "digital assets" and harness the power of the worldwide web.



Neil R. Crane
Law Offices of Neil Crane, LLC

Apr 27 2011 10:20AM


Debt Reduction for the Small Business Owner


Debt solutions for the small business owner. How to cope with today’s financial conditions. This seminar will explore the problems, evaluation and analysis of small business debt service, along with options and solutions available in the modern business climate. It will teach practitioners and professionals how to evaluate the problems, needs and alternatives for your small business clients.



Eric Cott
Director
Options Industry Council

Sean Heron, CFA
Glenmede Secured Options Mutual Fund

Apr 27 2011 10:20AM


Manage Volatility in Today's Market--Practical Options Strategies for FAs


This session is designed for the investment advisor who is interested in incorporating options into their practice. Options are a powerful tool in building your business. They provide you with more alternatives and greater versatility for managing your clients portfolios. The speakers will discuss three strategies: covered call writing, protective puts, and the collar. The speakers will also provide some of the motivations behind using options strategies and some thoughts to consider when putting together a clients personalized plan for implementing these strategies.



George Bickford, Esq.
Bickford Law Office

Apr 27 2011 10:20AM


What is Happening with Medicaid Now


George Bickford’s presentation will discuss how the recently passed (and contested) Health Care and Estate Planning legislation impacted Medicaid planning and funding issues for financial planners and their clients with elder care issues or planning needs.



Dr. David Kelly, CFA
Managing Director and Chief Market Strategist
J.P. Morgan Funds

Apr 27 2011 11:55AM


From Recovery to Expansion: Guide to the Markets


Dr. David Kelly, one of the country’s leading economists will share his perspective on the global economy and outlook for 2011. Following this insight, Advisors will have an opportunity to ask questions.


Apr 27 2011 1:30PM


Key Investment Objective “maximum total return after taxes”


Tax management is a key component of an investment strategy. Our presentation will walk thru a strategy to manage the portfolio to improve the total after-tax return.



Timothy Devlin
Portfolio Strategist, US Equities
Artio Global Investors

Apr 27 2011 1:30PM


Opportunities in Smallcap Investing


During this presentation, Timothy Devlin, Portfolio Strategist at Artio Global Management will offer his thoughts on the benefits of a smallcap allocation and the current environment for smallcap stocks. He will demonstrate why smallcap should be an integral part of an overall asset allocation plan, given its risk-reward characteristics and diversification benefits. Lastly, Tim will discuss select industry themes that illustrate changing consumer behavior and/or business spending and where we see potential investment opportunities in the coming 1-to-2 years.



Drew Grifo
Coventry

Apr 27 2011 1:30PM


The Secondary Market for Life Insurance –The Next Generation


This course covers recent developments in the market and introduces advanced
planning concepts made possible by the market’s expansion. Topics to be
covered include: new uses for the secondary market, what impacts a case today and how advisors are now using the secondary market as a planning tool. The presentation will specifically discuss transactions for healthy lives, settlement
options for whole life and term insurance, strategies for replacing underperforming policies, and rescue options for “good planning gone bad.” Finally, several case examples will illustrate the new concepts being presented.



Jeff Coghan
Assistant Vice President, 529 Programs
Hartford Life

Apr 27 2011 2:50PM


529 Plans: A Smart Way to Save for College


This course discusses the various investment alternatives available to help fund the rising costs of a college education. The course emphasis is on 529 college savings plans. It explains how they work, the tax advantages, and who has control over the account. The objective of this class is to educate the attendee on the intricacies of 529 college savings plans so he/she can provide proper guidance to his/her client(s) who have a need and desire for funding a college education for their children or grandchildren.



Dan Johnson
Cummings and Lockwood

Douglas Olin
Cummings and Lockwood LLC

Apr 27 2011 2:50PM


Advanced Estate Planning in 2011 - What You and Your Clients Need to Know


This session will help advisors understand the 2011 estate and gift tax regime, and how their clients can take advantage of it, by reviewing advanced techniques available to wealthy families to help them reduce their exposure to the tax. The advantages of a number of timely techniques will be reviewed, along with examples designed to enhance each advisor's understanding of the techniques by illustrating how and why the techniques can succeed. The session will also address any lingering planning issues related to the 2010 estate and gift tax regime.



Lee Conti
Director of Advisor Development in the Tri-State area
CPS Elite Advisors Insurance Services

Adam Chodos, JD, CPA
Chodos & Associates, LLC

Apr 27 2011 2:50PM


The Evolution of Long Term Care Planning


Learn about 3 innovative Linked Benefit products that comply with Section 844 of the 2006 Pension Protection Act, which went into effect on January 01, 2010. Also learn about 3 unique funding techniques for Traditional LTC policies that leverage tax laws so that clients have little or no out-of-pocket expenses when it comes to paying premiums. Throughout this session, we will reference the language of Section 844 which supports these findings.

There is still a large disconnect between the need for LTC planning and what consumers are actually doing. Although 68% of people age 65 and older will eventually need Long Term Care, many still choose to self-insure and not protect against this risk. Regardless of what side of the fence you’re on (Traditional LTC vs. Linked Benefits LTC products); this session will open your eyes to strategies that will help better protect your clients against the enormous expense of Long Term Care services.



Vern C. Hayden, CFP®
Hayden Financial Group LLC

Apr 27 2011 3:45PM


Panel discussion on the Effect of Financial Reform for Advisors


Panelists include David Cohen, Asst. Dir. of Government Relations for FPA and Rick Cortese, VP, National Regulatory Services.
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Confusion over regulatory reform reigns in our financial planning community. This panel will bring clarity to the status of regulatory initiatives. It will help answer the question "How does a planner walk through this minefield successfully?" It will also address the question "What will make Financial Planning a Profession?"



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 27, 2011 What You Know Can Hurt You Doug Lennick 8:00 A 1.00
Estate Planning for “Hard” Assets Dan Daniels Dave Leibell 9:00 A 1.00 1.00 1.00
The New Investment Adviser Registration Threshold: Navigating the Switch from SEC to State Regulation Richard S. Cortese, Esq. 1.00 1.00
Using the Web 2.0 and Social Media to Expand Communications and Build Relationships in a Smart, Compliant Manner Marie Swift
Debt Reduction for the Small Business Owner Neil R. Crane 10:20 A 1.00 1.00
Manage Volatility in Today's Market--Practical Options Strategies for FAs Eric Cott Sean Heron, CFA 1.00 1.00
What is Happening with Medicaid Now George Bickford, Esq. 1.00 1.00 1.00
From Recovery to Expansion: Guide to the Markets Dr. David Kelly, CFA 11:55 A 1.00 1.00
Key Investment Objective “maximum total return after taxes” Dean A. Mioli, CPA/PFS, CFP®, CIMA®, CLU 1:30 P 1.00 1.00
Opportunities in Smallcap Investing Timothy Devlin 1.00 1.00
The Secondary Market for Life Insurance –The Next Generation Drew Grifo 1.00 1.00 1.00
529 Plans: A Smart Way to Save for College Jeff Coghan 2:50 P 1.00 1.00
Advanced Estate Planning in 2011 - What You and Your Clients Need to Know Dan Johnson Douglas Olin 1.00 1.00
The Evolution of Long Term Care Planning Lee Conti Adam Chodos, JD, CPA 1.00 1.00 1.00
Panel discussion on the Effect of Financial Reform for Advisors Vern C. Hayden, CFP® 3:45 P 1.00 1.00



Registration Fee
Member Through  March 4 $99.00
March 5 April 22 $129.00
  April 23 April 27 $149.00
Non-Member Through  March 4 $150.00
March 5 April 22 $170.00
April 23 April 27 $200.00