Quarterly Education Meeting

Wednesday
Aug
26
2020

8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Join Us on August 26th for FPA of Orange County’s VIRTUAL Quarterly Education Meeting!

Coffee & Networking opens at 7:30 AM. Presentations are scheduled throughout the day: 8:00 AM • 9:30 AM • 11:00 AM • 12:30 PM • 2:00 PM • and 4:00 PM Virtual Cocktails & Conversations. Full agenda and event details will be emailed prior to the event.

Special Online Pricing: FPA Members $30 | Non-Members $50 | FPA Passholders No Additional Charge | and Current Students/Externship Participants No Charge
Applicable continuing education credits are included.

Current Students & Externship Participants – Contact Admin@FPAOC.org to request a complimentary admission.

CE: We anticipate offering 5.0 Hours CFP CE and 5.0 Hours CPA CPE. CE instructions will be sent prior to the meeting.

Plus, mark your calendar now for our next meeting on November 4, 2020!

Speakers & Agenda:


Katherine Roy, CFP®

Chief Retirement Strategist for J.P. Morgan Asset Management



Session Title:
Guide to Retirement
Summary:

Breaking Rules to Build Stronger Retirement Plans: Providing sound retirement planning advice has been based on several well-established rules including retirement spending needs, timing the transition from work to retirement, and the recommended account order for both tax-efficient savings and withdrawals. This session will be a comprehensive discussion highlighting the latest retirement research from JPMorgan on the what, why and when these rules may need to be broken.


Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the most recent spending research using de-identified Chase households to identify how households actually behave and implications for planning assumptions
  • Discuss the prevalent period of transition to retirement that we observe in ‘partially-retired’ households and implications for spending behaviors and retirement planning modeling
  • Review the withdrawal order recommended sequence in combination with Social Security claiming and Medicare surcharge premiums, and what household profiles may improve their outcomes by switching the withdrawal order rule, or converting systematically to a Roth

Level of Complexity: Overview

CE: 1.0 hour CFP CE and 1.0 hour CPA CPE

Bio:

Katherine Roy, Managing Director, is Chief Retirement Strategist and Head of Individual Retirement for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. In this role, Katherine is responsible for delivering timely personal retirement-related insights to financial advisors. Focused on the retirement income-related landscape for more than 15 years, Katherine specializes in identifying themes, strategies and solutions that can help advisors successfully partner with individuals in the transition and distribution life stages.

Katherine is consistently ranked as a top speaker at major industry and firm-specific conferences and events. She also has been interviewed and quoted in the financial press on a variety of key retirement planning topics.

Prior to joining the firm, Katherine was Head of Personal Retirement Planning & Advice at Merrill Lynch, where she led strategy and innovation in retirement income solutions for individuals, and the retirement planning, advice and guidance programs available to integrated benefits plan participants. She also held several roles in financial planning product development, participant communications and consulting, and interactive client experience initiatives. Katherine received a B.A. from Yale University and is a Certified Financial Planner®.


DJ Tierney

Managing Director, Client Portfolio Strategist, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.



Session Title:
Gamechange: The Growing Role of ETFs in Modern Wealth Management
Summary:

ETFs have become one of the most significant trends in investing since their debut in the early 1990s, attracting assets well beyond $4 trillion. But among some financial advisors, questions still remain. How are advisors and investors viewing and using ETFs now? Could the dramatic rise in ETF assets pose market risks? What features and strategies are critical to consider when choosing and using ETFs?

In this engaging presentation, we present a 360-degree view of ETFs and their use from our vantage as one of the industry’s leading asset managers. Tactical, practical, and interactive, the session combines insights gleaned from proprietary research with practical strategies you can use right away.


Learning Objectives:
  • This session will help you expand your knowledge of these popular investment vehicles
  • This session will give you tools and strategies you can use to help support your clients in achieving their financial goals
  • You’ll leave the session with: an overview of ETFs’ place in the market,  details from Charles Schwab & Co.’s studies of investor and advisor views on ETFs and attributes to consider when evaluating ETFs

Level of Complexity: Intermediate

CE: 1.0 hour CFP CE and 1.0 hour CPA CPE

Bio:

D.J. Tierney is a Senior Client Portfolio Strategist at Charles Schwab & Co., supporting CSIM. In this role, he represents the Schwab ETFs to sales channels, clients, and the media. He also works with CSIM’s Product Management and Marketing teams to produce educational and market strategy content for indexed products and ETFs.

Prior to joining Schwab in December 2016, Mr. Tierney spent 16 years with Morgan Stanley as a senior institutional sales, trading, and relationship management professional where he worked with asset managers in the roll-out and trading of ETFs.

Mr. Tierney earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.


Meredith Jones

Internationally-Recognized Researcher, Writer, Speaker, and Expert in the Alternative Investment industry



Session Title:
The Diversity Dividend: How Diversity In Investing Makes Enriches Wall Street & Main Street
Summary:

There is a growing body of research that shows increasing diversity in investing can boost returns, reduce volatility and create jobs and wealth from Wall Street to Main Street. Gender, racial, age, diversity of background and experience have all been proven valuable in a number of studies, including ones from Stanford and HBS. Unfortunately, the investment industry continues to struggle with diversity, equity and inclusion, which has financial repercussions for the entire financial ecosystem. This presentation will focus on providing key facts about how diversity can positively impact the bottom line by harnessing cognitive and behavioral alpha and produce global economic benefits. It will also provide practical solutions to recruiting and retaining diverse employees.


Learning Objectives:
  • Understand how diversity impacts investment returns
  • Learn how diversity can benefit the global economy
  • Give practical tips on how to improve Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) within a firm and the industry at large

Level of Complexity: Intermediate

CE: 1.0 hour CFP CE and 1.0 hour CPA CPE

Bio:

Meredith Jones is an internationally-recognized researcher, writer, speaker and expert in the alternative investment industry with over 19 years of experience. She is the author of Women of The Street: Why Female Money Managers Generate Higher Returns (And How You Can Too), which won an Axiom Award Gold Medal in 2016. She was also named as an Inc. magazine’s “17 Inspiring Women to Watch in 2017” and serves on the Board of Directors for Rock the Street, Wall Street a non-profit that provides one-year financial and investment literacy courses for high school girls. She focuses on industry trends with an eye to providing actionable insights and information. Her research on emerging managers and women- and minority-run funds created new investment categories. It has changed the way investors and money managers behave – both in the way investors allocate and how money managers market to and seek investors.


Scott Bishop, MBA, CPA/PFS, CFP®

Executive Vice President - Financial Planning, STA Wealth Management, LLC



Session Title:
Reading Tax Returns for Financial Planning Opportunities
Summary:

We will be walking through a CPA-oriented tax checklist as well as using a sample individual tax return (Form 1040) to demonstrate financial planning opportunities that can be found when reviewing a client’s tax return.


Learning Objectives:
  • Unlocking a treasure-trove of Financial Planning Data from a client’s tax return
  • Tax Centric Financial Planning Value Proposition
  • Building CPA relations

Level of Complexity: Overview

CE: 1.0 hour CFP CE and 1.0 hour CPA CPE

Bio:

Scott Bishop is a CERTIFIED  FINANCIAL PLANNERTM practitioner (CFP®) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who has been working in the financial services industry since 1995. In 2014, Scott joined STA Wealth Management, LLC (STA), as the Director of Financial Planning. Prior to joining STA, Scott was a founding partner at Sound Financial Solutions, L.P. and worked with Research Financial Strategies.

Scott graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and received his Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.

Scott was recently made an Advisory Board Member for the University of Texas McCombs School of Business Wealth Management Center. Scott has been active as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and holds the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) accreditation. Also, he has been on the Board of Directors of the Houston CPA Society and has been Chairman of the Personal Financial Planning Committee and is a member of the Finance/Investment Committee.


Kate Mitselmakher

CEO & General Partner of Bloccelerate VC



Session Title:
2020 Investment Outlook for Blockchain & Digital Assets
Summary:

This presentation is going to discuss key trends and investment outlook for blockchain technology and digital assets for 2020 and beyond. We will trace the evolution of value creation, discuss key use cases, and business models that are emerging as winners today. We will decipher hype from reality and provide a balanced perspective on the investment opportunities in the space over the next 12-24 months. The purpose of this presentation is to help you walk away with actionable knowledge and insight that you need to evaluate this emerging asset class.


Learning Objectives:
  • How is value going to be created over the next 5-10 years?
  • What use cases are representing revenue-generating opportunities in the next 12-24 months?
  • What are the opportunities & risks associated with investing in this asset class?

Level of Complexity: Overview

CE: 1.0 hour CFP CE and 1.0 hour CPA CPE

Bio:

Kate Mitselmakher is the CEO & General Partner of Bloccelerate VC, a blockchain fund deploying capital into blockchain-powered platforms, networks, and applications. Bloccelerate is a group of serial investors, entrepreneurs, and executives from Fortune 500 companies, investing in the space since 2010. Prior to starting Bloccelerate, Kate spent 10 years with global market research leader Gartner, where she supported CIOs of Fortune 500 enterprises, mentored enterprise software start-ups, and advised venture capital and private equity firms. She is passionate about enterprise blockchain applications across global governments and Fortune 500 companies. Kate is a renowned public speaker at global gatherings such as the World Economic Forum in Davos. She has also been featured on Forbes, GeekWire, and other publications as the leading investor in this space. Kate graduated with honors from Harvard University.

Follow Kate on Twitter: @KateMitselmakhe