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Printable 2019 Conference Schedule

 

 

 CE: Credits:  Most CE credits are approved and guaranteed.  A few are currently pending approval. CE for each session is noted below.
This page will be updated as approvals are received.

  

 

 

 


 

 

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 8:30 AM

 

Tax Efficient Withdrawal Strategies In Retirement

Michael Kitces, CFP®, MSFS, MTAX, CLU, ChFC, RHU, REBC, CASL
Nerd's Eye View
I Pinnacle Advisory Group; Publisher I Partner

Start Time: 8:30 AM  l  End Time: 9:50 AM  l  Speaker: Michael Kitces (view speaker bio)

 



The traditional approach to liquidations in retirement is very straightforward: spend taxable dollars first, and let tax-deferred retirement accounts keep growing, because "no one" wants to pay taxes any sooner than they have to! Except the reality is that there really is such thing as "too much" tax-deferred compounding growth, which makes future retirement distributions so large it drives the retiree into higher tax brackets and results in less wealth! In this session, we explore a more effective tax-efficient withdrawal approach of equalizing tax brackets throughout life, by mixing together taxable, tax-deferred, and tax-free accounts over time, and leveraging strategies like systematic partial Roth conversions and even capital gains harvesting to smooth out tax brackets from year to year and reduce cumulative taxation throughout retirement!


1.5 CFP, CPA, CIMA, NAPFA CE 

 


 

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 10:10 AM  [Breakout Sessions - Select One]

 

Navigating Education Planning Under The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

Start Time: 10:10 AM  l  End Time: 11:00 AM  l  Speaker: Ross Riskin, CPA/PFS, CCFC (view speaker bio)

 

 

Due to the rising costs of higher education, clients are relying more than ever on advisors to help them navigate the financial complexities associated with the college funding and financial aid planning processes. In this presentation, Ross A. Riskin, CPA/PFS, CCFC, will share highlights from the AICPA’s Adviser’s Guide to Education Planning (Released January 2019), which are focused on education planning strategies for high income/high net worth individuals, divorced/divorcing couples, and grandparents. In addition, Ross will also cover relevant changes from the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).


1 CFP, CPA, CIMA, NAPFA CE 

 

 

Create Client Loyalty Across Generations By Understanding Family Dynamics

Start Time: 10:10 AM l End Time: 11:00 AM  I  Speaker: Jean Dunn, CFP® (view speaker bio)

 


Intergenerational wealth transfer represents one of the largest attrition risks to an advisor’s book of business. But there are steps you can take to build better relationships with an entire family by meeting their specific needs and serving them better. In turn, this will help you extend your practice to the next generation. THIS PROGRAM PROVIDES: • A quick process to identify what relationships are at risk if a wealth transfer event occurs • Insights on family dynamics that can help you develop relationships beyond the primary decision maker • A tool that helps you develop an action plan for key clients, based on their specific family dynamics


1 CFP, CPA, CIMA, NAPFA CE 

 

 

  

 

Advanced Roth Conversion Strategies

Start Time: 10:10 AM  l  End Time: 11:00 AM
Speaker: Michael Kitces, CFP®, MSFS, MTAX, CLU, ChFC, RHU, REBC, CASL (view speaker bio)


Michael Kitces will offer duplicate breakout sessions, back to back. If you miss it the first time, catch it the next hour!

The natural appeal of a Roth-style retirement account is the potential for tax-free growth for life. However, the reality is that creating a Roth account has a “cost” – the upfront tax liability of contributing to (or converting into) the account, which is avoided with a traditional pre-tax IRA or 401(k). As a result, optimal Roth strategies involve not merely contributing to or converting into Roths, but managing the timing and leveraging the available tax law to maximize the strategy. In this session, we explore techniques to maximize Roth contributions, including so-called “Backdoor Roth” IRAs and “Mega Backdoor Roth” 401(k) strategies, and leveraging the Roth recharacterization rules to optimally fill lower tax brackets, and be able to ensure that an investment in a Roth has a positive return before being required to commit to it!


1 CFP, CPA, CIMA, NAPFA CE 

 

 


 

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 11:10 AM [Breakout Sessions - Select One]

 

A Wealth Manager's World: Why P&C Matters

Start Time: 11:00 AM l End Time: 12:00 PM l Speaker: Linden Nelson, CIC, CPRM + Chubb (view speaker bio)

 

An overview of property and casualty insurance and its effects on a client's full financial picture. The presentation includes statistics and highlights on why clients expect more from their advisor and how understanding P&C exposures and risks can solidify a client relationship and protect assets under management. Whether it's insuring a home to its proper value, securing a world-class art collection or protecting net worth from life-changing liability lawsuits, learn how personal insurance goes from being a "should have" to a "must have." Additionally, the presentation navigates through contemporary concerns in the insurance world and addresses how smart cars, short-term vacation rentals, electric scooters and more are all creating a greater need to have a trusted insurance advisor in your corner.

 

1 CFP, CPA, CIMA, NAPFA, TDI CE (TDI pending approval - all other approved)

 

 

Navigating Couple Dynamics

Start Time: 11:00 AM  l  End Time: 12:00 PM  l  Speaker: Sonya Lutter, Ph.D., CFP® (view speaker bio)

Two-thirds of couples live with a partner at least once before marriage. The financial implications of non-married romantic relationships are great and could have a measurable impact on long-term financial planning. For instance, married respondents accumulate more wealth and financial and non-financial assets than other household types. Among married couples, only half reportedly discuss financial matters before marriage. Regardless of marital status, financial decisions are hard for couples. A love and money curriculum was developed to guide couples through conversations about the role money plays in their relationships. Findings indicate that couples experienced a reduction in the stress finances put on their relationship and increased happiness with their financial situation, communication, and household responsibilities. Financial planners would benefit from more direct conversations about relationship status. Research indicates that positive outcomes associated with using the love and money curriculum can be replicated across professions and that financial planners have benefited from more overt conversations with clients.


1 CFP, CPA, CIMA, NAPFA CE 

 

 

Advanced Roth Conversion Strategies

Start Time: 11:10 PM l End Time: 12:00 PM
Speaker: Michael Kitces, CFP®, MSFS, MTAX, CLU, ChFC, RHU, REBC, CASL (view speaker bio)

 

Michael Kitces will offer duplicate breakout sessions, back to back. If you missed the last session, catch it the during this hour! 

The natural appeal of a Roth-style retirement account is the potential for tax-free growth for life. However, the reality is that creating a Roth account has a “cost” – the upfront tax liability of contributing to (or converting into) the account, which is avoided with a traditional pre-tax IRA or 401(k). As a result, optimal Roth strategies involve not merely contributing to or converting into Roths, but managing the timing and leveraging the available tax law to maximize the strategy. In this session, we explore techniques to maximize Roth contributions, including so-called “Backdoor Roth” IRAs and “Mega Backdoor Roth” 401(k) strategies, and leveraging the Roth recharacterization rules to optimally fill lower tax brackets, and be able to ensure that an investment in a Roth has a positive return before being required to commit to it!


1 CFP, CPA, CIMA, NAPFA CE   

 

 


 

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 1:00 PM  [Breakout Sessions - Select One]

 

Lessons Learned From Recent Disasters

Start Time: 1:00 PM  l  End Time: 1:50 PM  l  Speaker: Linda Shirkey (view speaker bio)

 

This session will provide practical tips garnered from financial firms across the country that have experienced business disruption due to fires, landslides, hurricanes, extended power outages, etc. Although examiners rarely, if ever, review the quality of disaster recovery plans, the more a team has discussed/practiced/tested the plan, the more smoothly things will go in a real event. There are always surprises--this session will discuss such surprises and how different firms have reacted to them. Additional topics will be effective ways to involve staff in preparing, testing and staying current with the plan. We will also focus on the disaster risks endemic to the DFW area. We will discuss the appropriate level of detail in a disaster recovery plan, frequency of review and testing. Depending on the size of the audience, we will encourage interaction so members can also learn from one another.


1 CFP, CPA, CIMA, NAPFA CE

 

Collaborative Divorce & The Financial Professionals

Start Time: 1:00 PM  l  End Time: 1:50 PM  l  Speaker: David T. Brunson, CFP®, CFA, CDFA (view speaker bio)

Collaborative Divorce is process in which couples have the opportunity to work through the issues of their divorce with a focus on formulating agreements that center on their most important individual and mutual goals. Collaborative Divorce professionals help couples manage this confidential process outside of the courtroom, providing the resources, structure and emotionally safe space needed for a couple to consider their unique situation and arrive at a mutually-agreeable settlement–outside the eye of the public. The Collaborative Divorce approach is a confidential settlement process that focuses on helping couples and their families find their way to respectful resolution, creating an emotionally safe environment for the parties to express their interests and goals, negotiate and resolve their conflict without going to court. The process recognizes that, even though a marriage may be ending, relationships and obligations often continue, especially when children are involved. The Collaborative Divorce process results in solutions that enables each person impacted by a divorce – especially children – to have the best post-divorce lives possible. Parents divorcing collaboratively are better able to protect their children from the damaging effects of a highly contentious divorce and preserve more of their mutual respect for each other as parents. Collaborative Divorce provides divorcing couples an innovative alternative to a traditional courtroom divorce. In Collaborative Divorce, control isn’t handed over to a judge unfamiliar with a couple’s or a family’s unique circumstances. Instead, the divorcing couple works with specially trained Collaborative Divorce professionals — and without court interference — to arrive at a creative and customized solution, just for them, that will deliver the most positive outcome possible for the couple and the family. This presentation will educate the participants about the Collaborative Divorce Process and role that Financial Professionals play in the process.


1 CFP, CPA, CIMA, NAPFA CE  

 

 

Topic TBA

Start Time: 1:00 PM l End Time: 1:50 PM l Speaker: Ajamu Loving, Ph.D.  (view speaker bio)


1 CFP, CPA, CIMA, NAPFA CE (Pending approval)  


 

 


 

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 2:00 PM  [Breakout Sessions - Select One]

 

Succession Planning 

Start Time: 2:00 PM l End Time: 2:50 PM l Speaker: Thomas Fink (view speaker bio)

 


1 CFP, CPA, CIMA, NAPFA CE (Pending approval)

 

Hope Is Not A Strategy

Start Time: 2:00 PM l End Time: 2:50 PM l Speaker: Bud Moore, CFP® (view speaker bio)

 

The value of a privately held business in many cases, represents the bulk of an owner's net worth . With this realization and concentration of risk, it is important to set up your most valuable asset for success. "Hope is Not a Strategy" deals with the operational metrics of how to operate a business to minimize risk and maximize results, all in the backdrop of building business enterprise value.


Practice Management (Does not qualify for CFP) 

 

 

NexGen

Start Time: 2:00 PM l End Time: 2:50 PM l Speaker: Tess Downing, MBA, CFP® (view speaker bio)

 

CE TBA

 


 

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 3:00 PM

 

DOOR PRIZE GIVEAWAYS!

Start Time: 3:00 PM l End Time: 3:10 PM

During this time sponsors and exhibitors will draw names and announce the winners of the door prizes. Be sure to visit the sponsors for your chance to win!

 

 

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 3:10 PM

 

Keynote: Picking The Lock of Complexity
Paul Blease, CFP®
Oppenheimer Funds I Director of CEO Advisor Institute

Start Time: 3:10 PM l End Time: 4:30 PM l Speaker: Paul Blease, CFP® (view speaker bio)

 


 


1.5 CFP, CPA, CIMA, NAPFA CE (Pending approval)

 

 

 



 

Friday, May 17, 2019


 


Friday, May 17, 2019 - 7:30 AM 
Optional Early Bird Bonus CE Session

 


Early Risers - Earn an extra hour of CE!
Details & Topic Coming Soon

Start Time: 7:30 AM l End Time: 8:20 AM 

 1 CFP, CPA, CIMA, NAPFA CE (Pending approval)

 



Friday, May 17, 2019 - 8:30 AM

 

Keynote: Cut the Crap - Improve Your Health & Increase Your Wealth By Focusing On What Really Matters
Jake B. Melton - Speaker I Author I Coach

Start Time: 8:30 AM  l  End Time: 9:45 AM  l  Speaker: Jake B. Melton (view speaker bio)

 


Having experienced of a life of mental health challenges and financial instability, I have learned to understand what is and what isn't necessary to our overall success and happiness in life. Whether it's in finances, family, work, entrepreneurship, etc., the principles remain the same. If you are wanting to increase your financial stability, increase savings, improve your mental or physical state and overall wellness, more frequently donate and give to charity, pay off debt, build a financial business, you can do so by just refocusing on what matters most and cutting out that which doesn't. Cutting the crap in your life helps you eliminate things that aren't helping your financial state or overall health and wellness and refocusing on the things that can help you become financial independent, happy, and successful. Maximizing your freedom from debt, burden, stress, and anxiety is crucial in helping you achieve added confidence and success in your financial journey. Whether you are building a financial planning empire or you want to simply improve your financial circumstances, this is the experience for you.


1.5 CFP, CPA, CIMA, NAPFA CE (Pending approval) 

 


 

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 10:10 AM  [Breakout Sessions - Select One]

 

Incorporating Socially Responsible, Impact Investments Into Your Practice

Start Time: 10:10 AM l End Time: 11:00 AM l Speaker: Shane Yonston, AIF®, CFP®, MFP (view speaker bio)

 

Attendees will gain a broad overview filled with detailed knowledge of Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) practices from a 15-year veteran advisor in this field. This session will be interactive and participants are encouraged to offer their insights and experiences in this space as well, so we can all benefit from our collective knowledge. We will discuss the origins and history of SRI, and explore the various strategies and tactics involved with SRI portfolio management, including shareholder engagement, community investing, ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) screens, and Impact Investments. In the middle, we’ll poll the room to survey the common perceptions of Socially Responsible, Impact investing, including how this approach affects portfolio performance. We will touch briefly on why advisors are choosing to utilize SRI strategies, before jumping into ways to incorporate them into your practice. We’ll cover how much they cost, how to market them, and how to adjust your service model. In addition, attendees will learn about the major product and service providers in this space, and we'll talk about some pros and cons of outsourcing versus building out systems internally, depending on the structure and size of your firm. We’ll end with a 5-minute Q&A discussion and a handout of Tools & Resources.


1 CFP, CPA, CIMA, NAPFA CE  


 

 

Power In Numbers: How Business Metrics Can Boost Firm Performance

Start Time: 10:10 AM l End Time: 11:00 AM l Speaker: Lisa Crafford, MBA (view speaker bio)


Business decisions shouldn’t be guesswork. In fact, you already have all the information you need to make better decisions about recruitment, talent retention, prospecting and client retention. Join us to learn how to use data to make better decisions in your firm.

Learning objectives: 
Understand why it’s important to consistently monitor standard business metrics. Recognize the opportunity to analyze business metrics to gauge company financial health and talent retention. Demonstrate how to leverage business metrics to proactively identify drivers or inhibitors to revenue growth.


 

Practice Management (Does not qualify for CFP) 


 

Where Portfolio Theory Meets Practice

Start Time: 10:10 AM l End Time: 11:00 AM l Speakers: Chris Sidoni, CFA, CFP® & Chad Hileman (view speaker bio's)

 


Portfolio theory assumes a simplified world. The theoretical framework typically ignores taxes and models straightforward investor preferences and behavior. Advisors work with clients in a world that is much more complex. Taxes clearly matter, and client tax considerations vary significantly. Similarly, clients have a range of investment preferences that are not assumed in traditional theoretical models. In this session, we explore tools and methods to address this complexity. We bring client tax considerations directly into the portfolio design process. We show how to derive after-tax capital market assumptions and demonstrate how to conduct tax-aware portfolio optimization. We also introduce ways that advisors can engage clients collaboratively on behavioral issues that may stand in the way of their investment success.


1 CFP, CPA, CIMA, NAPFA CE 

 

 

 

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 11:10 AM  [Breakout Sessions - Select One]

 

 

The Usual Suspects: Retirement Plan Options For Small Business Owners

Start Time: 11:10 AM l End Time: 12:00 PM l Speaker: Edmund Wong, AIF®, CFP®, RICP® (view speaker bio)

 

This presentation explores, compares and contrasts the different retirement plan options available to a small business owner and walks the audience through the thought process of how to select a plan based on the employee demographics, budget and planning goals of the business owner.

 

 

1 CFP, CPA, CIMA, NAPFA CE 

 

 

Investment Strategies For Blockchain & Crypto

Start Time: 11:10 AM  l  End Time: 12:00 PM  l  Speaker: Matthew Le Merle (view speaker bio)

 

There has been much talk about blockchain technologies and new cryptocurrencies as one of the most disruptive innovations of our lifetimes. Does this present an investment opportunity? What questions are still unanswered and what could be the long-term impact? With the frequency of headlines and products launching around cryptocurrencies, your clients are sure to turn to you for answers to distill fact from fiction. Together we will explore this new landscape to better understand the fundamentals of blockchain, the potential risks and evolving future.

 

1 CFP, CPA, CIMA, NAPFA CE 

 

Behavioral Finance

Start Time: 11:10 AM l End Time: 12:00 PM l Speaker: Brett Dunn (view speaker bio)

 


1 CFP, CPA, CIMA, NAPFA CE (Pending approval)

 


 

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 12:00 PM

 

DOOR PRIZE GIVEAWAYS!

Start Time: 12:00 PM  l  End Time: 12:10 PM 

During this time sponsors and exhibitors will draw names and announce the winners of the door prizes.  Visit the sponsor booths for chances to win great prizes!

 

Closing Keynote:  Topic TBA

Start Time: 12:10 PM  l  End Time: 1:00 PM  

 


 
1 CFP, CPA, CIMA, NAPFA CE (Pending approval)
 

 


 

 

Optional Add On: CFP® Board of Standards Ethics

Start Time: 1:10 PM l End Time: 3:00 PM

 



2 CFP Ethics CE (Does not qualify for TDI CE) 

 

Attendees must attend the full 2 hour class in order to receive CE.

 

 

The 2019 CFP Board Ethics course is designed to bring practitioners up to speed on the changes to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct approved earlier this year. Though these changes don’t replace the current Code and Standards until October 1, 2019, certificants are encouraged to start integrating the updates into their practices sooner rather than later. This course qualifies participants for two hours of CFP Board Ethics CE and covers the significant changes taking place.

 

Learning Objectives:

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

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

 


Guest speaker: Bonnie Kirchner, CFP®, MST
has been a financial advisor since 1990 and a CFP ® Practitioner since 1996.  She has a degree in Financial Planning and Counseling from Purdue University and a Master of Taxation degree from Bentley University where she currently serves on the faculty. Not only is Ms. Kirchner an enlightening speaker on a number of financial planning concepts, but she is incredibly inspiring; especially when incorporating her own dramatic journey and the important lessons learned along the way. Prior to publishing her book, Who Can you Trust With Your Money?, published by FT Press, she co-anchored the morning drive radio business magazine, “Early Exchange”, and was the daily financial reporter for Boston’s CBS affiliate in addition to running her own practice. Her personal and professional experiences give her extraordinary insight into the issues surrounding trust and money as well as ethical breaches. Bonnie is the founder and owner of Sea Change Financial Education,a firm dedicated to educating individuals on financial matters and the emotions which drive decision making.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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