Wealth Management Excellence Series
The Wealth Management Excellence Series is designed for thought-leaders in the advisory community who want to bend the curve, not just stay ahead of it. The intent of the program is to learn about and analyze cutting-edge strategies to generate market-leading client results and share the next level of evolution in practice management. Attendees will include C-suite executives of family offices and RIAs, leading financial advisors, investment managers, business managers, and other top private wealth industry professionals.
This 6-part series is designed to address the issues, concerns and interests of wealth management practitioners. Meeting every other month on the first Wednesday from February through December, this highly successful program in Los Angeles will be led by a dynamic team of industry experts. Register for individual sessions or for the entire series. Don’t miss out!
February 6th - AI: Understanding the Next Wave of Innovation
Artificial Intelligence is accelerating change in wealth management in very exciting ways. Join us and hear from an esteemed panel about their experiences with AI and their prognostications for AI in wealth management. How are you preparing? Start now and join us to learn more about what is in the path of AI's progress.
- Jared Franz – Economist, Capital Group
- Min Zhang, CFA – Head of Investment Technology, United Capital
- John DeFonso, CFA, CPWA – Advisory Council, CFALA's Wealth Management Excellence Series (Replaced Min Zhang)
- Nathan Stevenson – CEO & Founder, ForwardLane
- Isaac Sudit – Equity Investment Analyst, Capital Group
April 3rd - Blockchain Technology for Wealth Managers and your Clients: Do you want to own it - or will it own you?
Will blockchain revolutionize the Wealth Management industry? Are we up for serious disruption or transformation? We aim to explore and reconcile the bulls vs. the bears in the form of a live debate - honing in on the question of whether we are entering the biggest innovation in computer science or bursting yet another over-hyped technology bubble.
- James Glasscock – Founder, Elephas Ventures
- Travis Kling – Founder & CIO, Ikigai Asset Management
- Michelle Tang – Venture Partner, Cantos Ventures
June 5th - Opportunity Zones: What does tax-free investing mean in the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act?
Qualified Opportunity Zones were created with the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This brand new opportunity has very favorable tax treatment. Under the law, the governors of each state designated certain low income census tracts as Qualified Opportunity Zones. The new provision allows for very favorable tax treatment. Come discover the latest on how this proposal is coming to market, especially for your clients with substantial unrealized capital gains.
- Susan P. Rounds – Director, Wealth Planning, Deutsche Bank Wealth Management
- Stephen G. Tomlinson – Partner / Real Estate, Kirkland & Ellis
- Avy Stein – Co-Founder & Co-Chairman, Cresset Capital Management
- Additional Speakers TBA
August 7th - Deep Dive with the BDCs: What's the Real Story on Business Development Corps?
Business Development Companies generally make floating rate loans to growing companies. At first glance, these BDC’s look like a great yield play in a rising rate environment. But how do we, as investors, assess their underlying assets for interest rate gems. Where is the value?
- Stephen Nesbitt – CEO & CIO, Cliffwater, LLC
- Additional Speakers TBA
October 2nd - Deep Dive into Concentrated Equity: Learn how to master single stock, ISOs, RSUs, ESOP, ESPP exposures
Join us for expert tactical analysis with real world case studies of NQSOs, RSUs, 83(b) elections, ESPPs. We’ll also discuss strategies for diversifying large stock holdings.
- Tim Kochis, CFP – Former CEO & Chairman, Aspiriant
Wealth Management Pioneer
- Additional Speakers TBA
December 4th - Productivity Tools for Advisors: The New and Noteworthy in 2019
Showcasing software and tools that improve task performance and boost productivity allowing the Advisor to do more. Come and join the conversation about what's new and noteworthy. Speakers TBA
Series Registration Fees
Individual Session Registration Fees*
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CFA Society of Los Angeles, 520 S. Grand Ave, Suite 655, Los Angeles CA 90071.
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Enrollee cancellations must be made in writing and received at least 5 business days before the first event. All cancellations will incur a $30.00 processing fee. If enrollment is canceled after the 5-day deadline, a 50% cancellation fee will be charged.
Yves-Marc Courtines, CFA, CFP
|As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, CFA Society Los Angeles has determined that this program qualifies for 9 credit hours. If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE Diary.|