The Insurance & Annuity Debate – A Cage Match Event

Wednesday, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Zoom Meeting

Amy Born, CFA – Senior Wealth Advisor, Boston Private Wealth

David Lau – Founder and Chief Executive Officer, DPL Financial Partners
Allan Roth – Founder, Wealth Logic, LLC

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Part 3 of 4 in our 2021 Wealth Management Excellence Series.


Join us in a lively discussion on the role of life insurance and annuities within clients’ investment portfolios. We will hear both sides of the topic in a debate-style format with industry veterans.


Amy Born, CFA | Amy Born is a Senior Wealth Advisor. She is responsible for delivering customized, holistic financial planning advice to Boston Private Wealth high-net-worth clients.

Amy has over 20 financial industry experience. Prior to joining Boston Private Wealth, Amy was a financial planner with Acacia Wealth Advisors – HighTower in Beverly Hills, Stone Carlie Wealth Advisors in St. Louis and Ernst & Young’s Personal Financial Counseling practice in both St. Louis and Los Angeles.

Amy is an active member of Financial Planning Association Los Angeles chapter where she currently serves on the pro bono committee. She frequently volunteers her time providing financial advice to low income families in the Los Angeles area. She also received the 2018 Pro Bono Award by Financial Planning magazine and Foundation for Financial Planning for her work with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles.

Amy is a graduate of San Diego State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Financial Services. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), and Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designations. Back To Top ^^


David Lau | David Lau is widely recognized as an innovator and disruptor in the financial services industry.

He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DPL Financial Partners, a privately held financial services firm that specializes in the development and distribution of low-cost, commission-free insurance and annuity products, as well as technology-driven product discovery tools and education, for Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) and individual investors. Since going to market in 2018, DPL has worked with 20 leading insurance carriers to bring a range of value-driven, no-load products to its turnkey insurance management platform for advisors, and built an advisor base of more than 10,000 advisors from more than 3,500 RIA firms.

Mr. Lau is a sought-after speaker, commentator, and adviser to financial journalists, insurance carriers, RIA firms, fintech providers and others in the financial services and fintech industries. His work has received coverage in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Barron's, CNBC, Wealth Management, and other financial media where he provides insights on industry products, players, trends, and best practices.

In his leisure time, David enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and cooking. Additionally, David is a diehard Boston Red Sox fan and an avid Duke basketball fan. Back To Top ^^

Allan Roth | Allan is the founder of Wealth Logic, LLC. He has been working in the investment world with 25 years of corporate finance. Allan has served as corporate finance officer of two multi-billion dollar companies, and consulted with many others while at McKinsey & Company.

He has been quoted in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, The New York Times and Dow Jones MarketWatch, and appeared on numerous TV and radio shows.

Allan takes pride in being mocked on a semi-regular basis by some financial professionals for his hourly fee model and its obvious inability to make him rich. He is also the author of How A Second Grader Beats Wall Street (Wiley & Sons in 2009 and 2011) and writes for AARP, Barron’s,, Advisor Perspectives, Financial Planning Magazine and others. Allan has taught investments and behavioral finance at the University of Denver, Colorado College and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and currently teaches continuing education classes on the subject to CPAs, attorneys, and CFP® certificants. Despite the many credentials (CFP, CPA, MBA) he has earned, Allan claims he can still keep investing simple. His professional goal is to never be confused with Jim Cramer. Back To Top ^^

As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, the CFA Society of Los Angeles has determined that this program qualifies for 1.5 credit hour. If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE Diary.

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Registration Fees
$5 (Member) | $20 (Non-Member)

Part 3 of 4 in our 2021 Wealth Management Excellence Series.

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Cancellations must be received in writing by 9:00 am the day prior to the event to receive a refund. No phone cancellations are accepted. Please fax to the CFALA office at (213) 613-1233 or e-mail
Series Chair:
Yves-Marc Courtines, CFA
Event Chairs:
Amy Born, CFA
Jonathan Rugg, CFA




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