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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Optional Pre-Conference Workshop: Wealth Management Workshop: An Overview of the CPWA Body of Knowledge in collaboration with Yale School of Management

1-4:30 p.m. | An Overview of the CPWA Body of Knowledge, John Nersesian, CIMA®, CPWA®, CIS, CFP®

This pre-conference session is for financial advisors and wealth managers who work with or aspire to work with high-net-worth (HNW) clients on the life-cycle of wealth: accumulation, preservation, and distribution. By applying concepts and techniques taught in the Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) program, attendees will learn to identify and analyze the challenges HNW individuals face, and understand how to develop specific strategies to minimize taxes, monetize and protect assets, maximize growth, and transfer wealth.

Register by May 5, 2019: $150
Approved for 4 hours of Institute CE, 4 hours of CFP® CE
Space is limited

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Optional Pre-Conference Workshop: What Your HNW Clients Are Worried About

1-4:30 p.m. | Sponsored by Capital Group, home of American Funds

Recent changes in tax laws, central bank policy, and geopolitics have caught the attention of HNW clients. Advisors can add significant value by anticipating their clients' concerns and implementing strategies to address the uncertainty. Join this preconference workshop sponsored by Capital Group, as industry experts deliver practical solutions for preparing for economic recession, optimizing HNW tax and estate strategies, and building clients' confidence in their financial plans.


Detailed Workshop Schedule


1-2:15 p.m. | Recession, Darrell Spence
When is the next recession?  That’s one of the questions we hear most often.  And for good reason.  Recessions can be complicated, misunderstood and sometimes downright scary.  With the U.S. expansion nearly 10 years old, investors may be wondering whether the next one is just around the corner.  In our view, we don’t believe a recession is imminent in 2019.  Our research indicates it is much more likely that the next recession will be in 2020 or 2021.  But economic cycles are notoriously hard to predict, and it’s never too early to be prepared for the next downturn.  However, it is also important to consider recessions in the context of the broader economic cycle, which can help you see that they may not be as bad as you might think. This presentation will help you prepare for the next recession by attempting to answer these key questions:
  • What is a recession?
  • What causes recessions?
  • How long do recessions last?
  • What happens to the stock market during a recession?
  • What economic indicators can warn of a recession?
  • How close are we to the next recession?
  • How should you position your stock portfolio for a recession?
  • How should you position your bond portfolio for a recession?
  • What should you do to prepare for a recession?
2:25-3:15 p.m. | Wealth Planning Across Life Stages: Tax Strategies For Clients In Each Generation, Leslie Geller
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has resulted in a significant shift in the tax planning strategies used by all HNW clients, but the strategies that are most relevant to a particular client vary depending on the client’s age, life stage and other contextual factors.  Advisors can add significant value by recognizing the strategies that are most immediately relevant to their clients, and helping to implement these strategies on an individualized, context-sensitive basis.  Join Leslie Geller, a wealth strategist at Capital Group and former tax and estate planning attorney, as she explains the different planning strategies that should be top-of-mind for Millennial, Gen X and Baby Boomer clients, and how to evaluate these strategies based on individual client needs and circumstances. 
3:15-4:30 p.m. | RE-SET YOUR BRAIN PERFORMANCE CODE: Unlock Your True Potential, Robert Cooper, Ph.D.

Up to 90% of the hidden capacity to learn and excel is being missed and it could potentially lead you to missing out on opportunities for your clients.

The brain’s inherent hard-wired “performance code” is designed for a world of 2,000 years ago and not only makes us highly inefficient—one study shows that on average only 11 minutes out of every day are used with maximal focus—but also pulls us away from opportunities. Advisors that are seen as delivering the greatest value for their clients learn to notice and bypass the typical hard-wired brain traps that block engagement today: present shock, future discounting, attentional blinks, over-emphasis on strengths . . . and more.

This session highlights the latest discoveries for advisors


Register by May 5, 2019: $95
Approved for 4 hours of Institute CE and 2.5 hours of CFP® CE
Space is limited

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Optional Pre-Conference Workshop: Professional Conduct and Regulation (Ethics)

2-4 p.m. | CFP Board Ethics Education Program, Marguerita Cheng, CFP®, RICP®, Blue Ocean Global Wealth
At the end of the course, participants will be equipped to:
  1. Identify the structure and content of the revised Code & Standards, including significant changes and how the changes affect CFP® professionals
  2. Act in accordance with CFP Board's fiduciary duty
  3. Apply the Practice Standards when providing Financial Planning
  4. Recognize situations when specific information must be provided to a client
  5. Recognize and avoid, or fully disclose and manage, material conflicts of interest
This program fulfills the requirement for CFP Board approved Ethics CE and qualifies for I-W Ethics, though it is NOT RECOMMENDED for attendees who are not CFP-certified. It has been designed to educate CFP® professionals on CFP Board's new Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct effective October 1, 2019.

Register by May 5, 2019: $150
Approved for 2 hours of Institute CE, 2 hours of CFP® CE
Space is limited

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How to register:

For those who have already registered for Annual Conference Experience and wish to take part in one of these workshops, please login to your dashboard and click on “My Conferences” on the bottom left-hand side menu and click “Manage Registration”. From there, you may select the pre-conference workshop you would like to add to your registration. Or fill out the pre-conference registration form and return it to conferences@i-w.org.
For those who have yet to register, simply add the session to your online registration.
Please Note: Pre-Conference workshops run concurrently, only one workshop may be selected to attend. All CE is currently pending approval and is subject to change.