Wednesday, October 22, 2014
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(Agenda coming soon! Join us for the whole day or just for specific sessions.)
The Pacific Club
4110 MacArthur Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
By Noon on October 17, 2014

The Allied Professionals Summit brings together individuals in all areas of wealth management to collaborate on guiding clients with sound, objective advice and innovative solutions. Attendees are encouraged to invite members of the “team” they work with in their own practice, including: CFP® Professionals, Enrolled Agents, CFA® charterholders, CPAs, attorneys, investment professionals, bank executives, Professional Fiduciaries, and other business leaders. This event will qualify for continuing education credits for CFP® Certificant CE and CPA CPE.

Early Bird Registration:
(ends October 1st)
Online Registration:
At the door:

Program Schedule:

Download Event Agenda [PDF]

Check-In and Networking
Breakout Sessions - Two Great Topics From Which to Choose:
  • The Effective Client Review: Foundation for a More Productive Practice
    Scott M. Tatum, CIMA, CFP®, Director, The Advisor Institute, AllianceBernstein
    (Main Dining Room) 1 CFP® CE (Pending) and 1 CPA CPE

  • Alternatives Investments, Does It Fit In Client Portfolios?
    Jan Ryan, CFA, Sr. Executive Vice President, MVP American Securities
    Brandon Balkman, Vice President, Marketing, Orchard Securities Managing Broker Dealer for Dahn America 360
    Louis Flamino, Senior Regional Director, Direxion Investments
    (La Jolla Room)

Why Net Lease Real Estate, Why Now
  • Nicholas Schorsch Jr, Executive Vice President, American Realty Capital Properties
    1 CFP® CE and 1 CPA CPE

Estate Planning Case Study
  • Matt Brown, J.D., Partner, Brown & Streza LLP
    Brad Hall, CPA, Managing Director, Hall & Company

Lunch is Served
What’s Next for the Economy?
  • Dr. Christopher Thornberg, Founding Partner, Beacon Economics
    1 CFP® CE and 1 CPA CPE

Breakout Sessions - Two Great Topics From Which to Choose:
  • Beyond Market-Cap Investing - Strategic Beta
    Adam Gebler, Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
    (Main Dining Room) 1 CFP® CE (Pending) and 1 CPA CPE

  • Employing Options-Based Strategies for Investment and Risk Management
    Eric Cott, Director, Financial Advisor Education, The Options Industry Council (OIC)
    (La Jolla Room) 1 CFP® CE (Pending) and 1 CPA CPE

Closing reception in the La Jolla Room

Keynote Speakers and Topics:

FPA Orange County
Christopher Thornberg
Founding Partner
Beacon Economics


Topic: What’s Next for the Economy?

Dr. Thornberg will provide a comprehensive forecast for the U.S. and California economies, with particular focus on Southern California and Orange County. Attendees will gain insight into the direction the economy will take over both the near and long-term future and hear analysis of key economic indicators such as commercial and residential real estate markets, employment/unemployment, consumer spending, bankruptcies, business activity, personal income, international trade, and GDP growth. The presentation will also focus on the leading risks still facing the state's economy, including the high cost of housing.

Dr. Christopher Thornberg is Founding Partner of Beacon Economics, LLC and widely considered to be one of California’s leading economists and an expert in economic forecasting, regional economics, labor markets, economic policy, and industry and real estate analysis.

FPA Orange County
Adam Gebler
Executive Director
J.P. Morgan Asset Management

1 CFP CE (Pending)

Topic: Beyond Market-Cap Investing - Strategic Beta

For more than 40 years market cap-weighted indices have comprised the standard for building core equity portfolios - despite their well-documented shortcomings. This session will discuss the rationale for considering alternative weighting methodologies; how components of traditional active and passive strategies can be combined into a transparent, rules-based methodology in pursuit of enhanced risk-adjusted returns; and how J.P. Morgan has utilized the flexibility of ETFs to provide efficient access to Strategic Beta strategies.

Mr. Gebler joined J.P. Morgan Asset Management in February 2014 as ETF Specialist. In this role, Adam is responsible for distributing J.P. Morgan ETFs to clients in collaboration with the firm’s sales and relationship personnel across all channels.

FPA Orange County
Nicholas Schorsch Jr
Executive Vice President
American Realty Capital Properties


Topic: Why Net Lease Real Estate, Why Now

Nicholas Schorsch, Jr. will discuss investing in Commercial Real Estate and how it might fit into a well balanced portfolio. He will describe how it can deliver a durable stream of income vs. other fixed income products and is a non-correlated assets class, in comparison to the more volatile equity markets.

Nicholas Schorsch Jr. currently serves as Executive Vice President of Platform Management for American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP). In this position, he is responsible for driving strategic sales, acquisitions and marketing initiatives on behalf of senior management.

Event Sponsors

Limited Corporate Sponsorships and Program Advertising is still available!

Please contact Robert G. Antonio, CFP® Chairman, Allied Professionals Summit for more information.

Also, register now for the last Allied Professionals
Mixer of the year!

Don’t want to wait until October’s Summit to connect? FPA of Orange County’s Allied Professionals Mixers are the perfect networking event to meet others who are working to advance the field of financial planning.

To register, please click on upcoming mixers:

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 »

All mixers are 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Located at JT Schmid’s Restaurant and Brewery in Tustin

Cost: $15.00. Includes appetizers and a beverage.
Parking is free.

FPA Orange County