How Do You Practice Wealth Management? A Peer-to-Peer Masterclass
A Wealth Management Advisory Council Sponsored Event
We are exploring a different format for this upcoming Wealth Management Excellence Summit and attendees should expect a completely different experience. Join us as we take a more intimate approach to the practices and decisions you make as wealth managers. At select roundtables you, as an attendee, speak directly to your peers about topics relating to the practice of wealth management. Share your thoughts and experiences and ask the questions you want answered in smaller groups. Join the discussion that seeks to be directly applicable and practical to your business as a wealth manager.
Thank you to the 50+ participants who voted during our pre-registration survey. We will be discussing the most requested topics chosen by you.
During registration, please select your top 3 topic choices. There will be two sessions during the event. You will have the chance to discuss two of your top three topics:
- Investments - Asset Allocation.
- Planning - Trusts and Estates.
- Investments - Equities.
- Practice Management - Business Development / Retention.
- Practice Management - Client Communication & Behavior.
Amy Born, CFA, CFP®, CIMA | Amy has over 20 years of financial industry experience. Prior to joining SVB Private, Amy was a wealth advisor at Boston Private Wealth (acquired by SVB), 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 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. She 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®), CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), and Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designations.Back To Top ^^
Pamela Chen, CFA, CPA | is Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Refresh Investments, a financial advisory firm dedicated to helping women and families manage their wealth. Her professional career spans over 30 years as a CPA and CFA Charterholder and includes Senior Portfolio Manager positions at Northern Trust and U.S. Trust where she managed assets for institutions and high-net-worth clients. Prior experience includes SSI Investment Management, as a Portfolio Manager of a long-short market neutral fund, as well as an Equity Analyst at Financial Management Advisors. Ms. Chen earned an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University as well as a BS in Kinesiology from UCLA. She is a CFA Charterholder and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).Back To Top ^^
Yves-Marc Courtines, CFA, CFP® | is the founder of Boundless Advice, easing the burden of complex financial chores for clients so they can re-focus on excelling at work, enjoying time with family and friends, and pursuing an active lifestyle of sport and travel. Specialty solutions for clients with wealth concentrated in stock options or their privately held business. Prior to founding Boundless Advice, Yves-Marc’s had successful Wall Street and Main Street careers as an investment banker and mortgage banker, respectively. Firms included DLJ/Credit Suisse, ROTH Capital/Argyle Street Management and NY Mortgage Co. Mr. Courtines is a graduate of Georgetown University, is a CFA charterholder and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant. He chairs CFA Society Los Angeles’ popular Wealth Management Excellence Summits, is a founding member of the Wealth Management League in LA and is a board member of privately-held AdvicePay, Inc. A reformed New Yorker, Yves-Marc lives in southern California with his wife and young daughter, who indulge his running, cycling and overseas travel addictions as much as they can.Back To Top ^^
John DeFonso, CFA, CPWA® | John has been in the wealth advisory business for over 20 years providing advice, investment management, and planning. John is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder and is also a Certified Private Wealth Advisor® designee. John serves on the Wealth Management Advisory Board and the FinTech Advisory Board for the 2400 member CFA Society of Los Angeles. He is also a member of the Wealth Management League an invitation only, idea sharing, wealth management network. John earned his BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He enjoys traveling, having visited 50+ countries, golfing, skiing, and backcountry hiking. He and his wife are sometimes proud parents of two usually good children;Back To Top ^^
Members Only | Registration Fees
We accept the following:
If you prefer to pay by check please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request to pay by check. Your registration will be completed manually and you will receive an email confirmation.
Mail Check To:
CFA Society of Los Angeles
13400 Riverside Drive, Ste. 215
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
*Credit card payments will only be accepted through the secure online registration, and not by phone or email.
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 email@example.com. Member “no-shows” will be billed the difference between the member fee and the non-member fee for the event which is posted on the CFALA website.
John DeFonso, CFA, CPWA®
Yves-Marc Courtines, CFA, CFP®
|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 hours. If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE Diary.|