Investment Planning

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Investment Planning (CE Credit)
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2017 FPA Retreat

 

Financial advisers are the key connector between their clients’ ability to realize and achieve the true purpose of their wealth, and can bring a crucial component into their client’s full financial picture—charitable giving and legacy. In this session, you will learn the value in bringing the charitable conversation to your clients, how to engage in a charitable conversation to uncover your clients’ goals and values, and how to determine which giving vehicles are  most appropriate for individual client needs.  You will also learn about donor-advised funds, the fastest growing giving vehicle, touted for their simplicity, flexibility, and tax-effectiveness.


Level of Complexity: Overview

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Course Date: April 24, 2017
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse ETF Model Portfolios: What You Need to Know - On Demand

    Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have proven to be a valuable component for investors’ portfolios, ranging from the most sophisticated institutional money manager to the most novice of investors. As with any investment vehicle, to optimize the benefit from ETFs, planners, investment professionals, investors and traders must understand and use them effectively within their respective portfolios. This program has been carefully designed to balance the principles of portfolio management with applicable quantitative selection techniques for ETFs. 

    Level of Complexity: Intermediate

    Formats Available: Streaming, Event
    Original Course Date: May 03, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    The need for retirees to implement informed portfolio spending strategies is more critical and complex than ever. Join Hank Lobel, CFA, CFP®, an investment analyst with Vanguard’s Investment Strategy Group, for this webinar as he takes an in-depth look at Vanguard’s three-pronged retirement spending strategy that can be customized to meet your clients' unique goals.

     

    Level of Complexity: Intermediate

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    Formats Available: Webinar + Archive
    Original Course Date: May 23, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    The need for retirees to implement informed portfolio spending strategies is more critical and complex than ever. Join Hank Lobel, CFA, CFP®, an investment analyst with Vanguard's Investment Strategy Group, for this webinar as he takes an in-depth look at Vanguard's three-pronged retirement spending strategy that can be customized to meet your clients unique goals.

     

    Level of Complexity: Intermediate

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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Course Date: June 05, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Portfolio construction is a key area where planners can add value according to Vanguard's Advisor Alpha's research. Join Kimberly Stockton, investment analyst at Vanguard, to examine the five major portfolio construction decisions - asset allocation, sub-asset allocation, active or passive, asset location, and manager selection.

     

    Level of Complexity: Intermediate

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Course Date: March 01, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse Forecasting Market Trend Reversals

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    Join us for a discussion about identifying potential weaknesses in an established trend (bullish or bearish), the subsequent signals to help determine when that trend may be reversing direction, as well as new signals that confirm a new trend is in place.
     

    Level of Complexity: Intermediate

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    Formats Available: Webinar + Archive
    Original Course Date: June 20, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse How to Read and Apply Research-Based Writing

    Retreat 2016

    For financial planning to continue to emerge as a true profession, we must ensure that our best practices are based on the best available science, rather than custom and received wisdom. While this doesnt require that all practitioners become scientists, it does require the ability to recognize and evaluate research-based writing. During this session we will review the key elements of research-based writing in financial planning and offer techniques for evaluating and incorporating it into your daily practice of financial planning.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Distinguish between informal and research-based writing in financial planning.
    • Better use research-based writing by understanding the nature of the research question and the methodology by which it was tested, as well as the ability to evaluate the ultimate findings.
    • Incorporate the results of research-based writing into their daily work with clients.
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Course Date: April 26, 2016

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse LGBT Community Cross Border Planning Challenges - On Demand

                      

    Same-sex marriage is now legal nationwide in the United States, but the recognition is not universal. LGBT individuals still have difficulties around the world. Join us as we discuss how to successfully navigate political obstacles, immigration issues, and estate planning in a way that recognizes your freedom and love.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Course Date: January 17, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse Liquid Alts: Trading Strategies and Red Flags - On Demand

    Liquid alts are being allocated without understanding specific strategies. Join this session to discover how liquid alts are different from traditional funds and how to identify red flags. We will also review the regulatory and due diligence process for using liquid alts.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Course Date: June 22, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse Putting  Value on Your Value: Quantifying  Benefits of Portfolio Construction, Wealth Management, and Behavioral Coaching Services - On Demand

     

    Using Vanguard's Advisor's Alpha research, this presentation focuses on helping financial planners quantify the ways to add value for clients through relationship-oriented services that can go beyond market out performance. While this has proven elusive for most investors, the study demonstrates how relationship-oriented value can add about 3% in net returns, depending on a client's circumstances, while also improving client retention. 

     

    Learning Objectives:

     

    1) Review the more reliable benefits of your client relationships beyond outperformance, which has proved elusive for most investors.
    2) Quantify the relationship-oriented wealth management services outlined in Vanguard's Advisor's Alpha concept.
    3) Summarize the benefits to planners, including better alignment with client needs and improved client retention.

     

    Level of Complexity: Overview

    Formats Available: Streaming, Event
    Original Course Date: April 05, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse The Growing Demand for Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing Strategies - On Demand


    Did you know, 1 out of every 5 dollars under professional management in the US is invested in a socially screened portfolio? Attend this session and learn why you should incorporate Sustainable, Responsible, Impact (SRI) investing and Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) investment strategies into your practice. It's not a matter of if you will be asked about this type of investing but when.

     

    Level of Complexity: Overview

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Course Date: September 27, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse You Are the Value: Rethinking and Articulating the Value Proposition Beyond Returns - On Demand

     

    Join Paul Bosse, CFA, principal in Vanguard Investment Strategy Group, to learn how you can add value or alpha using the Vanguard's Advisor's Alpha concept. Learn how to apply relationship-oriented services such as cogent wealth management via financial planning, behavioral coaching, and guidance as a primary objective of your value proposition.

     

    Level of Complexity: Overview

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Course Date: November 13, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Investment Planning (No Credit)
    Collapse  Achieving True Diversification: How Alternatives Can Add Balance to a Portfolio-On Demand

     

    PLEASE NOTE THAT CE CREDIT IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR THE LIVE PRESENTATION.

     

    Join Alex Clark, product manager at Longboard Asset Management, and Ray Benton, CFP®, host of FPA's Investment Planning Knowledge Circle in this interactive discussion. In additon to providing tips on choosing an alternatives strategy and asset manager that best suites a clients' needs, they will examine common pitfalls in identifying quality within the category and allocating appropriately to receive a meaningful, diversification benefit.

     

    Formats Available: Streaming, Event
    Original Course Date: January 25, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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    In this month's Journal in the Round, join our panel of planners and thinkers, featured in the June issue of the JFP, as they think through the future world of blockchain technology, and more urgently, the basics of how to help clients understand its place in the financial landscape.  The discussion will include a lively audience Q and A, moderated by an FPA volunteer, and will cover top things planners should know when talking to clients, and the potential impact of cryptocurrencies on tax and estate planning. 

     

     

    Level of Complexity: Overview

    Formats Available: Streaming, Webinar + Archive
    Original Course Date: June 27, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse Journal in the Round: Investing after the End of the Golden Age

    PLEASE NOTE THAT CE CREDIT IS  AVAILABLE FOR LIVE EVENT ONLY. CREDIT IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE RECORDED PROGRAM.

    Join June’s Journal of Financial Planning contributor Daniel Kern, and investment adviser David Edwards, founder of the Heron Financial Group | Wealth Advisors, as they discuss the impact of  the “golden age” of investing in the “new normal.” Find out why financial advisers and their clients will need to adapt a less favorable outlook for markets, and how lowering return expectations doesn’t mean that returns will be negative. Their discussion is followed by a live Q and A, moderated by FPA Knowledge Circle host Ray Benton.
         

     

    Formats Available: Streaming, JIR LIVE
    Original Course Date: June 28, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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