Events Calendar

Virtual Meeting: Current Client Complaint Case Studies & Annuity Resource/Suitability Update

June 8, 2017
10:00am-11:00am PST

GotoWebinar

Organizer: The Financial Services Network lparis@fsnweb.com

Event Details:

Over the past 12 months, we at The Network have seen the continued intersection of two items, Complaints and Complex products. In addition, as more of our advisors acquire practices, naturally they begin to make recommendations to clients that may be more in line with the personal investment philosophy and financial planning style of the new owner of the business. We have seen these changes in clients’ portfolios as well as product mix sometimes lead to complaints from clients because the long term relationship hasn’t been established as it was with the previous advisor. Our goal in the 1 hour webinar is to give everyone a quick update on the Complaints we are seeing at the OSJ level as well as alert you to resources and best practices you should be aware of with regard to Variable Annuities as they continue to be looked upon as complex products by our industry.

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Agenda:

Daxs Stadjuhar- Managing Partner, The Financial Services Network

Opening comments

Current Update on client complaints within our industry – Case study on several current complaints

Sam Law- Annuity Consultant, LPL

Role at LPL- how he can help assist FA’s with annuity business, what he is seeing on a day to day basis

Additional resources available at LPL

Vards Report

Annuity Intelligence Reporting

Annuity Review Resources at Lincoln – Jim Willson, Enterprise Development Manager

Sales Consulting Process – internal/external wholesalers, advanced markets and client education

Morningstar comparison tool

What we see at other partner firms regarding annuity trades

Itzbell Branca- Annuity Suitability, LPL

Review & Rework Process

What is under scrutiny by FINRA/SEC?

What is Review Team looking for to ensure an annuity trade is suitable and in the best interest of the client

Suitability Guidelines

Daxs Stadjuhar- Managing Partner, The Financial Services Network

Closing comments, final complaint case study

Study Group: Practice Acquisition - Sacramento

June 28, 2017
9:00am-1:00pm

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
501 Pavilions Ln, Sacramento, CA 95825

Organizer: The Financial Services Network lparis@fsnweb.com

Event Details:

Please join Network Executive Management and your fellow Network peers for a deep-dive into all aspects of acquiring an advisory practice.  Live Oak Bank will kick us off with an update on the acquisition landscape and current trends in financing the purchase of a practice.   LPL Financial will showcase their new business valuation tools and provide you with a valuation of your business.

Christopher Mercado and Daxs Stadjuhar will provide some recent lessons learned and case studies for acquisition. These case studies will also allow an opportunity for networking with your peers at your study group table.  Lastly, we will close with a panel discussion by a buyer and seller as they give you their personal experience during the intimate process of buying or selling a practice.  We will close with Lunch and continued networking opportunities with our Network Team, Live Oak bank, LPL Financial, and our Strategic Partners.

These events will be limited to 35 attendees.  We encourage you to register early.

Continued Education Course - Sacramento

June 28, 2017
1:00-3:00pm

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
501 Pavilions Ln
Sacramento, CA 95825

Organizer: The Financial Services Network & Columbia Threadneedle lparis@fsnweb.com

Event Details:

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Columbia Threadneedle in order to provide you with the opportunity to earn valuable CE credits (California: 17 hours, CFP: 5 hours, IMCA: 5 hours). The two hour CE session will begin directly after the Network event on 6/28 concludes.

Study Group: Practice Acquisition - East Bay

June 29, 2017
9:30am-2:00pm

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
1553 Olympic Boulevard, Bldg. E, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Organizer: The Financial Services Network lparis@fsnweb.com

Event Details:

Please join Network Executive Management and your fellow Network peers for a deep-dive into all aspects of acquiring an advisory practice.  Live Oak Bank will kick us off with an update on the acquisition landscape and current trends in financing the purchase of a practice.   LPL Financial will showcase their new business valuation tools and provide you with a valuation of your business.

Christopher Mercado and Daxs Stadjuhar will provide some recent lessons learned and case studies for acquisition. These case studies will also allow an opportunity for networking with your peers at your study group table.  Lastly, we will close with a panel discussion by a buyer and seller as they give you their personal experience during the intimate process of buying or selling a practice.  We will close with Lunch and continued networking opportunities with our Network Team, Live Oak bank, LPL Financial, and our Strategic Partners.

These events will be limited to 35 attendees.  We encourage you to register early.

Continued Education Course - Walnut Creek

June 29, 2017
1:00-3:00pm

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
1553 Olympic Boulevard, Building E
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Organizer: The Financial Services Network & Columbia Threadneedle lparis@fsnweb.com

Event Details:

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Columbia Threadneedle in order to provide you with the opportunity to earn valuable CE credits (California: 17 hours, CFP: 5 hours, IMCA: 5 hours). The two hour CE session will begin directly after the Network event on 6/29 concludes.

Study Group: Investment Committee Meeting - Sacramento

July 18, 2017

West Sacramento Civic Center Galleria

Organizer: The Financial Services Network lparis@fsnweb.com

Event Details:

As promised from our Network I-Forums held in the 1st Quarter, we are following up with the request to hold a dedicated study group focused on the Investment Process required by Investment Advisors.   This Study Group is an invitation only event and will be conducted in an intimate setting with several of our strategic partners.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Daxs at dstadjuhar@fsnweb.com or 650-445-0454.

Continued Education Course - Sacramento

July 18, 2017
1:00-3:00pm

West Sacramento Civic Center Galleria

Organizer: The Financial Services Network & Columbia Threadneedle lparis@fsnweb.com

Event Details:

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Columbia Threadneedle in order to provide you with the opportunity to earn valuable CE credits (California: 17 hours, CFP: 5 hours, IMCA: 5 hours). The two hour CE session will begin directly after the Network event on 6/28 concludes.

Study Group: Investment Committee Meeting - East Bay

July 19, 2017
9:00am-1:00pm

Diablo Country Club
1700 Club House Rd, Diablo, CA 94528

Organizer: The Financial Services Network lparis@fsnweb.com

Event Details:

As promised from our Network I-Forums held in the 1st Quarter, we are following up with the request to hold a dedicated study group focused on the Investment Process required by Investment Advisors.   This Study Group is an invitation only event and will be conducted in an intimate setting with several of our strategic partners.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Daxs at dstadjuhar@fsnweb.com or 650-445-0454.

Focus 2017

July 30, 2017

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA

Organizer: LPL Financial conference.experiences@lpl.com

Event Details:

If you attend only one conference in 2017, this is the one to choose. LPL Financial’s flagship conference, Focus has earned a reputation as the premier networking and education event in the financial services industry. Thousands of financial professionals from around the country will convene in Boston to learn from industry experts and network with peers, sponsors, and LPL executives.

Open to advisors and staff of all levels, Focus boasts a robust series of educational sessions designed to help you get more of what’s most relevant to you—whether you’re interested in acquiring new accounts, streamlining your business, building client relationships, or learning about new investment strategies and trends. At the dynamic Expo, connect directly with key sponsor partners and get a look at the latest technologies, operational efficiencies, and partner programs designed to help you better serve your clients.

Back by popular demand are a variety of informative pre-day sessions that we’re excited to present and which offer hands-on training for essential LPL tools and resources, technology, and platforms. These full-day sessions, open to all advisors and their support staff, will provide new skills and proven best practices for making your business more productive.

Sacramento I-Forum Workshop

September 20, 2017
7:30am-2:00pm PST
Organizer: The Financial Services Network lparis@fsnweb.com

Event Details:

We hope that you can join us for our bi-annual Sacramento I-Forum Workshop.  The I-Forum is intended as a medium to share Ideas, Instruction and Implementation among a smaller group of advisors.  More details to come.

South Bay I-Forum Workshop

September 21, 2017
7:30am-2:00pm PST

The Westin Hotel
302 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113

Organizer: The Financial Services Network lparis@fsnweb.com

Event Details:

We hope that you can join us for our bi-annual South Bay I-Forum Workshop.  The I-Forum is intended as a medium to share Ideas, Instruction and Implementation among a smaller group of advisors.  More details to come.

North Bay I-Forum Workshop

September 27, 2017
7:30am-2:00pm PST

Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club
333 Country Club Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Organizer: The Financial Services Network lparis@fsnweb.com

Event Details:

We hope that you can join us for our bi-annual North Bay I-Forum Workshop.  The I-Forum is intended as a medium to share Ideas, Instruction and Implementation among a smaller group of advisors.  More details to come.

East Bay I-Forum Workshop

September 28, 2017
7:30am-2:00pm PST

San Ramon Marriott
2600 Bishop Dr, San Ramon, CA 94583

Organizer: The Financial Services Network lparis@fsnweb.com

Event Details:

We hope that you can join us for our bi-annual East Bay I-Forum Workshop.  The I-Forum is intended as a medium to share Ideas, Instruction and Implementation among a smaller group of advisors.  More details to come.