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When: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Where: UCI Student Center
RSVP: By Noon on Friday, November 15, 2013

$20 Members, $125 Non-Members,
and FREE for first time visitors.




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Morning Session:

Registration check-in opens at 8:30 a.m. and the morning session will begin at 9:00 a.m.



FPA Orange County Marie Swift

Session Title:
Social Media: Magic or Myth

This session does not qualify for CE

Special Thanks To:

 

"An urban legend, urban myth, urban tale, or contemporary legend, is a form of modern folklore consisting of stories that may or may not have been believed by their tellers to be true." So says Wikipedia (which may or may not always be true). So what's the truth about social media and its efficacy for financial advisors?

A whole new breed of consultants has suddenly sprung up — and some seem to be telling us that a full-bore social media strategy is an absolute must for every advisor. Marie Swift will debunk the myths and tell us what is and is not an urban legend.

In this fast-paced and fun presentation, Marie will:

  • Tell us what other advisors are doing effectively, and where she sees them wasting their time
  • Provide insights on how to get started if we don’t have any experience, and what to do next if we're already well down the social media path
  • Spotlight FPA Members who are a good job building relationships using digital media as they expand their online presence
  • Outline the challenges, opportunities and action steps needed to capitalize on the new frontier
  • Provide a list of recommended resources and a tool for determining the right next steps

Marie Swift is President and CEO of Impact Communications, a full-service marketing communications firm celebrating its 20th year serving a select group of independent financial advisors, industry thought-leaders and allied institutions.

A regular contributor to industry publications such as MorningstarAdvisor.com, RIABiz.com, AdvisorOne.com, Financial Advisor, Research and Financial Planning magazines, industry expert David Drucker calls her a “PR consultant extraordinaire” and featured her firm in “Raising Perceptions,” an article published by Research magazine about the benefits of public relations and credibility marketing. Industry guru Bob Veres says, “Marie is perhaps the best PR professional in our industry.” Swift uses Twitter and her Best Practices in the Financial Services Industry blog, as well as LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and Ning, to build relationships. She is the creator of the Web 2.0 and Social Media Boot Camp powered by FPA and Impact Communications, which was first offered in Dallas and Denver in 2010, and continues on in various iterations for financial advisory groups at conferences hosted by industry associations, magazines, broker/dealers and custodians.

Prior to establishing her own firm in 1993, she served as Director of Corporate Communications for Worldwide Investment Network in Irvine, California.

Read her blog at www.marie-swift.blogspot.com or follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/marieswift.


FPA Orange County Sam Wardwell

Session Title:
Climbing the Wall of Worry: U.S. Economic and Market Outlook

1 CFP CE
1 CPA CPE

 

The world has changed profoundly in the last thirty years, including recessions and recoveries, bubbles and crashes, and the rise and fall of nations, and the future is profoundly uncertain. 

This presentation will break down current events and Pioneer Investments’ economic and market outlook into manageable pieces and provide the context for you to:

  • Respond to client fears and concerns about the economy
  • Guide clients in making forward-looking investment decisions
  • Diffuse objections to timely and appropriate investment recommendations

Sam Wardwell is responsible for monitoring economic and market developments and communicating updates on financial market performance, economic trends, and the firm’s outlook and portfolio positioning to clients and their advisers.

Sam’s career has given him direct experience with many of the most important economic developments of the past thirty-five years. He began his career in 1977 with the First National Bank of Boston as a commercial lender specializing in transportation companies during the Carter administration’s deregulation of the transportation sector and imposition of credit controls in an attempt to slow inflation. He moved to the bank’s investments division as a fixed income position trader during the years when the Volcker Federal Reserve raised interest rates to unprecedented levels in its successful attack on inflation.

In 1984, Sam joined Fidelity Investments on the fixed income investment side of the business, moving to the equity side and then into a role as a spokesman for Fidelity’s portfolio managers to institutional clients and consultants. In 1988, Sam joined Wellington Management Company and, over the next twelve years, he helped build its institutional business, leading product management and institutional client relationship management teams. Sam joined Pioneer in 2003 from State Street Research & Management, where he was head of equity product management.

Sam graduated with honors from Williams College with a B.S. in Economics and English. He is a CFA® charterholder.


FPA Orange County Gary Altman

Session Title:
Part 1: The Art of Post-Death Estate Tax Planning: A Real Life Story of Death, Taxes and Really Good Planning After Death!

This is a 2-hour presentation, with the first half prior to lunch and the second half following lunch. To receive the CE credit, you must be present for both.

2 CFP CE
2 CPA CPE

 

Part mystery story, part F. Scott Fitzgerald, hear the tales of four estates, four deaths and what was done wrong and what was done right. Mr. Altman will present a real life case story demonstrating how estate taxes can be saved after death and how estate documents can be drafted to take advantage of the techniques used, while demonstrating provisions in the will and the problems these provisions caused or could have caused. This is an incredible tale of how cases, laws, rulings and the regulations can be put together to a taxpayer’s advantage. Planners should not just accept the words of the documents or accept paying the estate taxes, instead, options should be explored that can either reform the words of the documents or take action to reduce the estate taxes by post-death actions.



Gary Altman, Esq. is the Principal and Founder of the estate planning law firm, Altman & Associates, which serves the Washington metropolitan area. He has been recognized by Washingtonian magazine as among the DC region’s “Best Estate Planners”.  He has also been repeatedly honored as a “Top 100 Attorney” by Worth magazine and likewise recognized as a Maryland and Washington, DC “Super Lawyer”.

As a trusted legal analyst, Gary has lent his expertise and authored articles for a wide range of media outlets including: The Washington Post, The NY Times, The Journal of Financial Advisors, The Wall Street Journal, Boomer-Living.com, FOX News and more.  He writes an estate planning blog, Altman Speaks, which can be found via the firm’s web site.

Gary earned his Master of Law in Taxation (LLM) Degree from Georgetown University Law School and his law degree (J.D.) from the New York University School of Law in New York City.  He completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.  He also became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional in 1996. Gary also served as the President and former Chairman of the National Capital Area Financial Planning Association.

Gary has two children, Matthew and Jill, and resides with his wife Elizabeth and their three Labrador retrievers.  He enjoys spending his free time playing racket sports, reading, gardening, and restoring his pre-civil war historic home in Potomac, Maryland.  Gary is a wine aficionado and enjoys BBQing and making homemade brick oven pizzas for friends and colleagues.


Lunch Break  


FPA Boot Camp
 

FPA Media Training

Over lunch, join us for an FPA member-only session of Media Training Boot Camp which will include an educational workshop to help you become a better media spokesperson and public speaker. Members who complete this course will be added to the on-call list for local public relations opportunities. (This course needs to be repeated approximately every 4 years to stay current.)

Register for this training session when you register for the meeting, or email admin@fpaocc.org.  All participants must be FPA members and CFP® Professionals. Direct any questions to Andi Kang.



Afternoon Session:

FPA Orange County Bill Cuthbertson, MBA, EA, CFP®
President
Orange County Chapter

Session Title:
President's Message

 


FPA Orange County Gary Altman

Session Title:
Part 2: The Art of Post-Death Estate Tax Planning: A Real Life Story of Death, Taxes and Really Good Planning After Death!

This is a 2-hour presentation, with the first half prior to lunch and the second half following lunch. To receive the CE credit, you must be present for both.

2 CFP CE
2 CPA CPE


 

Part mystery story, part F. Scott Fitzgerald, hear the tales of four estates, four deaths and what was done wrong and what was done right. Mr. Altman will present a real life case story demonstrating how estate taxes can be saved after death and how estate documents can be drafted to take advantage of the techniques used, while demonstrating provisions in the will and the problems these provisions caused or could have caused. This is an incredible tale of how cases, laws, rulings and the regulations can be put together to a taxpayer’s advantage. Planners should not just accept the words of the documents or accept paying the estate taxes, instead, options should be explored that can either reform the words of the documents or take action to reduce the estate taxes by post-death actions.


FPA Orange County Kevin H. Wiest, CPA, MST

Session Title:
What To Do In a Client’s Year of Death: An Income Tax Focus

1 CFP CE
1 CPA CPE

 

This presentation will improve the financial planner’s competence in a variety of technical income and estate planning concepts.  We will discuss the taxable entities that emerge at the death of a taxpayer and the associated tax returns that need to be filed. We will go into concepts such as: “income in respect of decedent;” electing fiscal years for estates; probate estate; trust estate; subtrust funding; selection of a trustee; and the new concept of portability of a decedent’s unused exemption. Both compliance and planning aspects will be explored to better serve your clients and their heirs.

 


Kevin Wiest is an Orange County native and has been with Wright Ford Young & Co. for 14 years.  He now holds the position of Tax Director.  Kevin’s focus is on helping high net worth individuals minimize their Estate Tax exposure as well as helping families who have recently lost a loved one navigate the complex maze of income and estate tax reporting obligations. 

Kevin received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting from California State University, Fullerton and a Master of Science degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University.


FPA Orange County Fred Giron


Session Title:
Important Concepts in Property and Casualty Insurance

1 CFP CE
1 CPA CPE

 

Catastrophe Planning: Lawsuits, Car Wrecks, & Earthquakes

It takes years to nurture client assets, but takes one unfortunate lawsuit or claim to take those assets away. Learn to identify common coverage gaps in umbrella, home, and auto policies. Listen to claim stories that can help illustrate to your clients, the importance of adequate liability and property protection. Gain a deeper understanding of your own policies while finding good questions your client can take to their existing P&C agent. Finally, we will review how an umbrella policy works and why your client should have one.

Fred Giron, CPCU is an account executive at PHD Insurance Brokers, Inc. in Garden Grove CA. He specializes in personal line P&C products using a variety of insurance carriers. Fred has spoken at Cal State Fullerton, FPA Study Groups, and various firms. He is vice president and co-founder of Emerging Insurance Professionals – Orange County, and member of the Orange County CPCU Society (Charted Property Casualty Underwriters).

Besides reading insurance contracts by the pool, Fred enjoys jogging, skydiving, and volunteering for both FPA of Orange County and the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation.


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*LATE FEE POLICY

A $15 late fee will be assessed for any member or non-member who registers after the online registration deadline (i.e. after Noon on the Friday before the event). Processing registrants after the Friday deadline impedes preparing printed materials and planning for catering. Thank you for your understanding and assistance!

FPA Orange County

 

FPA Orange County