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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    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 FPA Annual Conference 2018: Annuities - The Good, The Bad, The Brutal Truth - On Demand

    The annuity industry has earned its bad reputation. If you say you "hate all annuities," it's like say you "hate all restaurants." It's dumb and uninformed. Annuities are contracts, so they should only be owned for their contractual guarantees. Stan The Annuity Man will strip away all of annuity sales pitch nonsense, and fully explain how these contractually guaranteed transfer-of-risk strategies can enhance your practice. This is the best presentation you will ever hear on annuities. Be prepared for a brutally factual, in-your-face, educational experience.

    Overview: General review of subject from a broad perspective/dive into basic knowledge on a skill or topic. For newer CFP or unfamiliar with subject

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Course Date: October 03, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse FPA Annual Conference 2018: Investments: Why Did You do That? - On Demand

    You may hire managers, buy individual securities or ETF's and build portfolios for your clients. Are your clients clear on your investment philosophy, your processes and how you execute? Are you clear on these things? Do you track and measure your decisions to learn and improve? Come discuss investing on a level that makes sense, but is rarely done. Let's vet how you and your peers invest.

    To enable our vetting, please download the app "Turning Point" on your smartphone. It's free, and we will use it for the live voting during our interactive session.

    Overview: General review of subject from a broad perspective/ dive into basic knowledge on a skill or topic. For newer CFP or unfamiliar with subject

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Course Date: October 03, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • FPA: 1 hour CFP CE

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    Collapse FPA Annual Conference 2018: The Future of Blockchain

    At the core of any conversation about the future of finance is the mostly unknown and highly disruptive world of blockchain technology. Learn about Blockchain and Cryptocurrency; what they are and how they operate. Join this panel of experts as they look closely at the ins and outs of blockchain technology and the impact this emerging technology will have specifically on the financial planning profession, and the financial industry.

    Overview: General review of subject from a broad perspective/dive into basic knowledge on a skill or topic. For newer CFP or unfamiliar with subject

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Course Date: October 03, 2018

    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 three percent in net returns, depending on a client's circumstances, while also improving 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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    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
     

    Formats Available: Streaming, 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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    PLEASE NOTE THAT CE CREDIT IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR THE LIVE PRESENTATION
     

    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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