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Hosted by  FPA Connecticut

38th Annual FPA of Connecticut State Conference

Welcome to the largest Financial Planning Conference in Connecticut!   
 
 

This conference is about the future of Financial Planning and the resources that you need to help your clients achieve their financial goals. We have assembled various topics and relevant speakers to provide you with insight and updated strategies to enhance your practice. Topics include estate planning; how state and federal policies are affecting your clients, as well as other sessions to help you grow your business.  The sessions are outlined below, but for an easy one page schedule at a glance, click here.

 

Our sponsors and exhibitors will show you the latest ideas in investments, practice management, insurance concepts and planning tools in the Resource Center. This will help you and your clients meet the new challenges facing financial planning today.       

 

The FPA of Connecticut State Conference will be held in person while following FPA National’s event policy regarding COVID protocols to minimize risk for all attending our conference this year.  This policy requires all participants to submit either proof of full vaccination as defined by the CDC against COVID-19 or a negative COVID test 72 hours prior to arrival onsite.  All attendees will be required to provide documentation in order to attend the conference.  Instructions on how to safely and securely provide the required documentation will be sent to those registered closer to the event date.  Note that this documentation requirement may be revised or waived to conform with changes in FPA National policy and CDC recommendations.  In addition, all attendees must acknowledge and accept the terms and conditions contained in our COVID-19 Liability Waiver and Affirmation of Conduct Restrictions ( click here to read the waiver ).
 
 

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022
7:15 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time

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

 


Ryan Issakainen, CFA
Senior Vice President, ETF Strategist
First Trust

Apr 27 2022 8:00AM


KEYNOTE - Post-Pandemic Positioning Ideas for 2022


As the economy recovers from the symptoms of an extended global pandemic, many financial professionals are searching for ways to position client portfolios for secular growth trends in the years ahead. But concerns linger over potential inflationary pressures, valuations, and other risks. Ryan Issakainen will address these topics and others, while laying out the case for some of our favorite investments themes.



Michael Clear
Partner
Wiggin and Dana

Erin Nicholls, JD
Wiggin and Dana

Apr 27 2022 9:25AM


Hot Topics in Estate Planning


This seminar will provide an up-to-date review of hot topics in estate planning, including: planning for qualified retirement benefits post-SECURE Act; planning with emerging asset classes, like cryptocurrency; the use of split-dollar life insurance agreements under new 2036 guidance; and trust planning in Connecticut after its enactment of the Uniform Trust Code. Participants will receive practical tips to further engage clients in solid planning in today’s environment.

OBJECTIVES
1. Understand how recent federal and state legislation has impacted estate planning for retirement assets and with irrevocable trusts
2. Understand the unique challenges and interesting planning opportunities on the frontier of cryptocurrency
3. Understand the basics of split-dollar agreements for life insurance and how to structure them to avoid negative tax treatment



Kathrin Forrest
Capital Group | American Funds

Brie Williams
Vice President
State Street Global Advisors SPDR ETFs

Christopher M. Lee, CFP®, CPWA
New England Capital Financial Advisors, LLC

Apr 27 2022 9:25AM


Incorporating ESG into Portfolios


Chris Lee, CFP, will moderate this session where you will learn how financial professionals are increasingly differentiating their services using environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. Through our panel of 3 ESG specialists, we will discuss the screening process, business ethics, and corporate governance involved with the ESG selection and process.



Steven Chiavarone, CFA
Federated Hermes

Apr 27 2022 9:25AM


RESPECT: The Ascendancy of Millennials & How the Future of Finance is More Female


This session provides an analysis around the rise of the millennial generation, how they will impact the future landscape of the economy, and how women will play a central role in the economy and finance industry, along with discussion of how to factor this into a successful book of business.



Chris Mortara
VP Senior Compliance Consultant
AdvisorAssist

Chuck Failla, CFP®
Sovereign Financial Group, Inc.

Vince Leto
Business Development Consultant, RIA and Custody Services (RCS) Division
Raymond James

Ryan Donovan
Senior Vice President
Orion Advisor Tech

Apr 27 2022 10:50AM


goRIA: Everything You Wanted to Know About Going RIA (but were afraid to ask)


This "open forum" panel discussion will give you the opportunity to directly engage with some of the industry's top thought leaders about what, exactly, is involved with "Going RIA" or "Joining an RIA". Topics will include: transition strategies, compliance considerations, technology, custody and more.



Ruth Fortune, Attorney
Czepiga Daly Pope and Perri

Apr 27 2022 10:50AM


MIT vs Long Term Care


Long-term care in Connecticut is very expensive. Long-term care insurance is an expensive option to help pay. Those who can afford premiums may have policies that cannot cover the full cost of care. In this session, you’ll learn a way to compliment long-term care insurance by using a Medicaid Irrevocable Trust (MIT). For some, an MIT can even be used in lieu of long-term care insurance. Assets retitled into an MIT are off limits for long-term care expenses after five years. But those assets still get the step up in basis upon death and have certain creditor protections.



Thomas J. Hine, CFP®, CFS, MBA
CEO and Principal
Capital Wealth Management, LLC

Apr 27 2022 10:50AM


SuccessionFit


Drawing on his experience of buying seven wealth management firms and doing due diligence on more than a hundred others, as well as the content of his podcast, “SuccessionFit,” Tom Hine will explain and explore the world of succession and continuity planning for advisors and small business owners moving on to the next stage of their business careers, whether that is exit planning or growth strategies. The objective is to help owners maximize and monetize their practices by showing them how to prepare their company for sale or merger, and the importance of protecting their life’s work.



Michael Pollgreen
Capital Group

Gregory Ortman
Fixed Income Investment Director
Capital Group | American Funds

Kathrin Forrest
Capital Group | American Funds

Apr 27 2022 12:00PM


KEYNOTE - 2022 Market Outlook and Key Investment Themes


This session features macro, equity and fixed income themes from the perspective of various Capital Group Investment Professionals and economists.

The learning objective is to deepen understanding of current – key opportunities, trends and risks.



Michelle Butler
Senior Vice President, Portfolio Specialist
Cohen and Steers

Apr 27 2022 1:30PM


KEYNOTE - Inflation & Infrastructure Spending: What it Means for the Economy & Client Portfolios


After a choppy start to markets in early 2022, expectations remain for global growth to slow, but for inflation to remain elevated. In this environment of stagflationary outcomes, Michelle will discuss the impact of inflation on the global economy & client portfolios and why many investors are turning their attention to real assets. Michelle will discuss the three key historical benefits of a strategic allocation to real assets: outperformance during inflationary periods, diversification potential and attractive total returns. She will also provide a special focus on infrastructure investing in light of the passage of various fiscal spending packages both in the U.S. and abroad.



Chris DiPentima
President and CEO
CBIA

Apr 27 2022 2:50PM


CT UPDATE - The State of Business in Connecticut & Legislative Update


Two-plus years after the pandemic upended the global economy, Connecticut's recovery is at a crossroads. Chris DiPentima, president and CEO of CBIA, the state's largest business organization, reviews how COVID-19 changed the workplace and the nature of work, where our economy and job recovery stand in relation to the region and the country, Connecticut's fiscal outlook, and the opportunities and challenges ahead–including an update on the current legislative session.



Chuck Failla, CFP®
Sovereign Financial Group, Inc.

Jordan Merchbaker
Account Executive, Inside Sales
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

Matthew Petralia
Regional Director
Newport Group

Ary Rosenbaum
Rosenbaum Law Firm

Apr 27 2022 2:50PM


PEPs: The 401K Solution For Advisors That Hate 401Ks


This panel discussion will cover all aspects of PEPs (Pooled Employer Plans). As you may know, the SECURE Act has created an opportunity for small to mid-sized employers to “band together” to achieve better pricing and services efficiencies for their retirement plan needs. Especially now that Connecticut has MANDATED that all employers with 5 or more employees MUST have a retirement plan, PEPs have become a solution that all advisors need to be aware of. This panel will not only explore options for implements a PEP, but will also compare and contrast various PEP options vs. the Connecticut State Plan. If you have clients with 5 or more employees… this is a discussion you will not want to miss.



Frank Kelly
Founder & Managing Partner
Fulcrum Macro Advisors, LLC ~ sponsored by DWS

Apr 27 2022 3:50PM


KEYNOTE - Geopolitical Issues that will Forge Future Investment


Frank will bring a great sense of humor along with very real time info on what is going on in Washington and abroad and how it may impact markets. The political environment changes rapidly and Franks job is to give insights real time to large institutional clients so they may make informed investment decisions. Frank has deep relationships in Washington and beyond and always brings insights to clients beyond what they hear on the news or from their political analysts that in most cases are junior to Frank. The info Frank will present will be focused on US politics and abroad based on most current events and what at the time is most relevant to portfolios.



Sessions

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


DateCourse Title/DescriptionStartCFP®CT Ins
Apr 27, 2022 KEYNOTE - Post-Pandemic Positioning Ideas for 2022 Ryan Issakainen, CFA 8:00 A 1.00
Hot Topics in Estate Planning Michael Clear Erin Nicholls, JD 9:25 A 1.00 1.00
Incorporating ESG into Portfolios Kathrin Forrest Brie Williams Christopher M. Lee, CFP®, CPWA 1.00
RESPECT: The Ascendancy of Millennials & How the Future of Finance is More Female Steven Chiavarone, CFA 1.00
goRIA: Everything You Wanted to Know About Going RIA (but were afraid to ask) Chris Mortara Chuck Failla, CFP® Vince Leto Ryan Donovan 10:50 A
MIT vs Long Term Care Ruth Fortune, Attorney 1.00 1.00
SuccessionFit Thomas J. Hine, CFP®, CFS, MBA
KEYNOTE - 2022 Market Outlook and Key Investment Themes Michael Pollgreen Gregory Ortman Kathrin Forrest 12:00 P 1.00
KEYNOTE - Inflation & Infrastructure Spending: What it Means for the Economy & Client Portfolios Michelle Butler 1:30 P 1.00
CT UPDATE - The State of Business in Connecticut & Legislative Update Chris DiPentima 2:50 P 1.00 1.00
PEPs: The 401K Solution For Advisors That Hate 401Ks Chuck Failla, CFP® Jordan Merchbaker Matthew Petralia Ary Rosenbaum 1.00 1.00
KEYNOTE - Geopolitical Issues that will Forge Future Investment Frank Kelly 3:50 P 1.00



Registration Fee
Member Through  March 31 $135.00
April 1 April 25 $185.00
  April 26 April 27 $245.00
Non-Member Through  March 31 $205.00
April 1 April 25 $255.00
April 26 April 27 $305.00
Cancellation Policy