Meetings & Events

FPA-NENY programs can help enhance your awareness
of issues affecting many people.

Whether you do comprehensive financial planning or specialize in just one facet of it, there are so many topic areas that a CFP® needs to have knowledge about.

The broader the scope of your knowledge, the more value you bring to the client relationship. Just think of all of the topics covered in the CFP® study program!

Because financial planning is about the client’s entire financial life, it is so important to be aware of how little details fit into the big picture. The key is recognizing the issues and being able to provide solutions, whether you do so yourself or turn them to someone who handles that area.

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Season Pass:

The Season Pass is a MEMBER’s ticket to all 8 regular monthly meetings. Cost is $195, a 30% savings from individual ticket purchase.

Combo:

The Combo is a MEMBER’s ticket to all 8 regular monthly meetings PLUS the 2019 Symposium. Cost is $340.

BOTH SEASON PASS AND THE COMBO ARE AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS ONLY.

Our venue: Wolferts Roost Country Club

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2018-19 FPA NENY Calendar of Events

* calendar subject to change.

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September 26, 2018
Wednesday

2 Hours

 

CFP Board Ethics: Enhancing Your Ethical Intelligence

Speaker: Bonnie Kirchner, CFP®, MST of Sea Change Financial Education

At the end of the course, participants will be equipped to:

  1. Identify the significant changes in the Standards and how the changes affect CFP® professionals
  2. Act in accordance with CFP Board’s fiduciary duty
  3. Apply the Practice Standards when providing financial planning services
  4. Provide all disclosures required by the Standards
  5. Recognize, avoid, or fully disclose and manage conflicts of interest.

Members: $50 | Non-members $75

Time: 7:30 A.M. Reg/Breakfast | 7:45 – 10:00 A.M. Program (2 hours)

Wolferts Roost Country Club

 

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October 18, 2018 Thursday

1 Hour

 

Planning in Our Uncertain Tax Environment with a Focus On Individuals and Their Businesses

Speaker: Tom Brinker, Professor / Dean / Executive Director, Domestic MBA Program, School of Global Business, Arcadia University

Americans currently hold over $25 trillion in retirement assets. As such, a sound understanding of the rules surrounding these accounts is an absolute must for any serious practitioner. Those who understand the ins and outs of IRA planning are poised to benefit from the wave of Baby Boomers who are, or soon will be, tapping into their retirement assets. Conversely, those without such knowledge risk losing relevance or, worse, making the costly and irrevocable mistakes that can derail clients’ plans.

Members: $35 | Non-members $55

Time: 7:30 A.M. Reg/Breakfast | 7:45 – 9:30 A.M. Program (1.5 hours)

Wolferts Roost Country Club

 

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November 15, 2018
Thursday

1 Hour

Managing Student Loans in a Changing Landscape

Speaker: Adam Minsky. Esq. of Law Office of Adam S. Minsky, Student Loan Law

Attorney Adam S. Minsky is a student loan expert who has built a successful legal practice focused entirely on helping student loan borrowers and their families. He will provide a detailed overview of the complex student loan system and programs that may be available to borrowers to better manage their student debt, so that practitioners will be better prepared to help clients who are struggling with student debt. Topics will include:

  1. Student loan types
  2. Student loan players
  3. Student loan statuses
  4. Repayment plans, including income-driven plans
  5. Loan forgiveness programs
  6. The pros and cons of consolidation and refinancing
  7. Legislative changes

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn about the different student loan types, players, and statuses so that they can get a better handle on the complexities of the student loan system.
  2. Participants will learn the nuances of the multiple repayment plans and forgiveness options that are available to student loan borrowers, as well as changes that may be on the horizon, so they can better advise their clients.
  3. Participants will be able to separate fact from fiction when it comes to proposed policy changes.

Members: $35 | Non-members $55

Time: 7:30 A.M. Reg/Breakfast | 7:45 – 9:00 A.M.Program

Wolferts Roost Country Club

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December 20, 2018
Thursday

1 Hour

 

Understanding How the Brain Impacts Financial Decision-Making

Speaker: Ted Klontz, Ph.D. Founder Financial Psychology Institute™

Nearly everything a financial professional asks of a client is contrary to the human brain’s subconscious (thus VERY resistant to change) programming. This subconscious programming has not received an “operating system update” in 150,000 years. It operates as if it were living in a tribal culture where concepts such as saving and futuristic planning offered no particular advantage to individual or tribal survival, and in fact, such behaviors were commonly negatively sanctioned. This ancient programming, responsible for at least 90% of the decisions a human being makes, results in some significant inefficiencies in today’s world, and is relatively impermeable to information delivered in the traditional fact-filled educational manner. During this session, we will discuss and demonstrate some of the evidence-based tools that professionals can use to “work-around” some of the brain’s self-defeating (for today’s culture) programming as well as increase the likelihood that a client will adhere to professional recommendations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize why providing more information to a non-adhering client is of limited effectiveness.
  2. Identify ways the brain’s ancient programming is inefficient in today’s world.
  3. Share interventions designed to increase the likelihood of a client following through with professional recommendations.

Members: $35 | Non-members $55

Time: 7:30 A.M. Reg/Breakfast | 7:45 – 9:00 A.M.Program

Wolferts Roost Country Club

 

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January 17, 2019
Thursday

1 Hour

 

Navigating the Perils of a Late Stage Credit Cycle

Speaker:  Brad Rutan, CFA Investment Product Specialist MFS Investment Management® 

 

Time: 7:30 A.M. Reg/Breakfast | 7:45 – 9:00 A.M.Program

Wolferts Roost Country Club

 

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February 14, 2019
Thursday

1 Hour

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Estate Planning Update

 

Speaker: Lou Pierro.

 

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Members: $35 | Non-members $55

Time: 7:30 A,M. Reg/Breakfast | 7:45 – 9:00 A.M.Program

Wolferts Roost Country Club

Continuing education for: CFP® and CPA

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March 21, 2019
Thursday

1 Hour

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THE IDES OF MARCH: 10 Years After The Crash: What We’ve Learned

Speaker: John D. Fox, CFA, Chief Investment Officer, Fenimore Asset Management

John Fox, CFA, will examine the peaks and troughs from March 2009 through March 2019. He will discuss economic and financial market data, pertinent patterns, and what investors can glean from this information. Mr. Fox will also present a historical view from March 1999 through March 2019 to include the dotcom bubble, explore any correlations, and assess what it all means.

Financial Planners should benefit from this retrospective and its main takeaways as they work to help clients build their wealth over the long term.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about economic and market cycles.
  2. Have a model to think about future investment returns.
  3. Understand the importance of starting valuations on investment returns.

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Members: $35 | Non-members $55

Time: 7:30 A.M.Reg/Breakfast | 7:45 – 9:00 A.M.Program

Wolferts Roost Country Club

 

 

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April 18, 2019
Thursday

1 Hour

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Members: $35 | Non-members $55

Time: 7:30 A.M.Reg/Breakfast | 7:45 – 9:00 A.M.Program

Wolferts Roost Country Club

 

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Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn – Troy

Registration/Breakfast: 7:30A.M., Programs: 8:00A.M. to 4:30P.M.

HAPPY HOUR follows upstairs!

FPA Partner & Sponsor Info

Nineteenth Annual SYMPOSIUM

Attencione: Info below is from the 2018 Symposium.

Info for the May 16, 2019 event at the HGI – Troy will be posted in Jan. 2019.

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SEVEN CEs. Excellent speakers. Folks you haven’t seen in a million years. Fun, food, & laughs. HAPPY HOUR.

All. In. ONE. Day.

awesome.
You know this is awesome high-level learning, which likely is on your tattered and torn 2018 resolution list AND
You actually get to hang out with awesome folks you haven’t seen in forever. Bonus–there’s no assigned seating. Unless rowdiness ensues, if so-all bets are off. AND
You can:

• wear awesome casual attire,

• get awesomely well-fed for breakfast and lunch,

• meet up with our awesome Chapter Partners & Sponsors to see what new stuff is out there,

• enter into the awesome raffle for super cool prizes, AND

• attend our awesome Happy Hour (!!!!) sponsored by John Hancock & FirstTrust/Mirkovic Teal Group

MAY 17, 2018 Symposium HANDOUTS:

General Sessions:

1 GS1 – Daniel Cook

1 GS2 – Randy Gardner

1 GS3 – Christine Benz

1 GS4 – Michael Finke

1 GS5 – Steve Calendra

Break-Outs:

AMBO1 – Jay Thierren

AMBO2 – Erik Heavey

AMBO3 – Harley Gordon

PMBO1 – Patrick Clunan

PMBO2 – Phil Martin

PMBO3 – Bryan Favilla

FPA NENY 2018 Symposium Flyer

 

 

FPA NENY 2018 Symposium Flyer

PROGRAM SCHEDULE & Speaker Bios can be found in the flyer.

2018 GENERAL SESSIONS

HANDOUT GS1

Q2 2018 Global Macro Market Outlook:
Nanette Abuhoff Jacobson – Managing Director of Multi-Asset Strategies, Wellington Management Company
(APPROVED CFP/CPA:1 CE)

Tax Reform Act: How It Will Affect Your Clients’ Taxes and How to Plan for It: Randy Gardner, J.D., LL.M., CFP®, CPA
(APPROVED CFP/CPA:1 CE)

Retirement Planning: What We Know For Sure, Christine Benz – Morningstar

Retirement Income and Planning, Michael Finke, Ph.D., CFP®
(APPROVED CFP/CPA:1 CE)

Planning for the Cost of Healthcare in Retirement, Steve Calandra – Vice President, Nationwide Retirement Institute
(APPROVED CFP/CPA:1 CE)

MORNING BREAK-OUT SESSIONS
1. Minding the Gap: A New Client Engagement Standard, Jay Thierren – Advisor Institute Business Consulting
(APPROVED CFP/CPA:1 CE)
2. Reducing Risk in Client Portfolios with Structured Investments, Erik Heavey
(APPROVED CFP/CPA:1 CE)
3. Why A Plan For Extended Care is a Critical Component In A Retirement Portfolio
(APPROVED CFP/CPA:1 CE)

AFTERNOON BREAK-OUT SESSIONS
1. Concentrated Wealth at Work: Help Advisors Understand C-Suite Executive Retirement Plans
Patrick Clunan – Program Manager of the Learning Center
(APPROVED CFP/CPA:1 CE)

2. Avoid Getting Fired – Family Wealth Conversation, Phil Martin – MFS

(APPROVED CFP/CPA:1 CE)

3. Fixed Income at Capital: Realities, Myths, and Actionable Ideas
Bryan Favilla, Director of fixed-income markets at American Funds
(APPROVED CFP/CPA:1 CE)

Early Bird price April 1 – 30. (M $175, NM $200) 12.5% discount

Regular price May 1 – 17. (M $200, NM $225) Full price and well worth it!

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