Join us for the 8th Annual Allied Professionals Summit!

Collaborate with other high-performing financial professionals in a cooperative learning atmosphere.
Gain strategies to grow your practice from top speakers, valuable networking, breakout sessions and more.



You will want to attend if you are a:

• Registered Investment Advisor • Attorney • Trust Professional
• Certified Financial Planner™ • Professional Fiduciary • Government Leader
• Financial Advisor • Real Estate Professional • Enrolled Agent
• Certified Public Accountant • Non-Profit Administrator • Insurance Professional
• Chartered Financial Analyst® • Investment Adviser Representative • Bank Executive

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
The Pacific Club
4110 MacArthur Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
By Thursday, September 24, 2015

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Online Registration:
At the door:

Cost includes lunch, wine reception and parking.

Keynote Speakers:

FPA Orange County
Founder and CEO, Stearns Lending
Passion, Profits, People and Priorities

Glenn Stearns was born and raised in a low-income housing project on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. The oldest of two children, his parents had modest careers, and both struggled with Drug and Alcohol dependency. Glenn's childhood struggles included dyslexia, failure of the 4th grade, divorce of his parents and becoming a father at the age of 14. Glenn worked his way through Towson University and became the first in his family to attend and graduate college. At 25, Glenn formed his own mortgage company after being a loan officer for only 10 months.

Today Stearns Lending is the #1 wholesale lender in America and the 8th largest direct lender. The majority of his companies focus on financial services, but Glenn is a serial entrepreneur and has investments in many different areas, including land development and with an entertainment startup,

Glenn is one of the youngest individuals inducted into the prestigious Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans and is the youngest member on the Association's Board of Directors. Glenn and his wife Mindy, who competed together (and won) the TBS reality game-show "The Real Gilligan's Island", are parents to six children and two grandchildren. They are friends and co-landowners with Sir Richard Branson, whom they partner with in many philanthropic causes. Glenn and Mindy and have won numerous awards for their charitable contributions.

FPA Orange County
Head of Invesco Consulting
NEW WORD ORDER: It’s Not What You Say, It’s What People Hear

Scott West is Head of Invesco Consulting, overseeing the largest consulting division of its kind in the asset management industry. In this position, he works with and presents to financial professionals across North America.

Scott is a sought-after keynote speaker who brings nearly 30 years of industry experience coupled with a creativity that seeks to both educate and entertain. He is a coauthor of five books, including StorySelling for Financial Advisors: How Top Producers Sell*, which was named a "must read" by financial, and, most recently, Defining Conversations.**

Prior to joining Invesco in 2010, Scott was with Van Kampen Investments, where he cofounded VK Consulting (now known as Invesco Consulting). In his 25+ years with the firm, he advanced from field sales to regional sales and finally to national sales positions. In addition, he served as Director of Marketing. Prior to his career in financial services, Scott worked in sales distribution with Procter & Gamble. Scott holds a B.A. in economics and communications from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.

Born and raised in Toronto, Scott is an avid hockey enthusiast. He assumes full credit for his Texas-born wife's newfound love of the sport. Scott is the father of four children and resides in Wheaton, Illinois.

Program Schedule:

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Lunch with Keynote Speaker: Glenn B. Stearns, Founder and CEO, Stearns Lending
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Breakout Sessions:

Why Alts Matter Now
Steve Williams, EVP, Director of National Sales, RCS Securities

Income or Liquidity: What's the right approach in today's credit market?
Brody Browe, CAIA, Executive Director, Franklin Square Capital Partners

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Scott West, Head of Invesco Consulting
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Breakout Sessions:

FPA Orange County
EVP, Director of National Sales, RCS Securities
Why Alts Matter Now

Mr. Williams is responsible for developing and implementing corporate messaging and sales strategies for RCS Securities, one of the Country's largest providers of Alternative Investments. This entails coordinating National marketing and sales efforts for the Independent Broker Dealer and RIA Channels. Mr. Williams brings more than 25 years of experience to RCS. He previously held senior positions at KBS, Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan. Mr. Williams earned an MBA from the University of Connecticut with a focus on finance and holds FINRA Series 7, 63, 65 and 24 licenses.

FPA Orange County
CAIA, Executive Director, Investment Management, Franklin Square Capital Partners
Income or Liquidity: What’s the right approach in today’s credit market?

Managers of daily liquid fixed income funds face a growing challenge – to manage a portfolio of long term investments yet offer daily liquidity. The difficulty is compounded as banks are providing just a fraction of the liquidity that they once offered. This liquidity problem has led to significant volatility. This discussion offers context and insights into today’s liquidity challenges and offers solutions for your investors. Income, protection against rising interest rates and diversification are possible if you access the credit markets the right way.

Mr. Browe serves as a portfolio specialist and subject matter expert for Franklin Square’s current offerings. He is a key member of Franklin Square’s investment team and is involved in fund development and management. In his role he works closely with GSO / Blackstone. Prior to joining Franklin Square, Mr. Browe served as a Managing Director at Stark Investments and Executive Director at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Mr. Browe is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). He has a B.A. in Economics from Miami University. He holds the series 7 and 63 licenses.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Contact: Jason Hayes – Orange County
Phone:(310) 245-7855

Contact: John Grady– Southern Orange County
Phone:(858) 401-976

Contact: Stephanie Brown
Phone: 855-871-3447
Contact: Robert Forrester
Phone: (888) 805-4242 x1
Contact: David Allen Brown
Phone: (949) 453-2900
Contact: Cynthia Grether
Phone: (888) 258-4723
Contact: Cole Kopacek and Sean O’Leary
Cole Kopacek (858) 766-0404
Sean O'Leary (415) 688-0438

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Chair: Balaji Rao.

Also, register now for future Allied Professionals Mixers!

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 the upcoming mixers below:

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 »

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