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2023 Spring Financial Forum
Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST
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2023 FPA Spring Financial Forum (SFF)

Wednesday, February 15th
Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Washington Square
7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Registration includes: hot breakfast, 4-5 sessions, lunch, and a reception

REGISTER TODAY! 
March 15th | Schedule at a Glance
7:30 am - 8:30 am Registration Opens & Networking Breakfast
8:30 am - 8:45 am Welcome, Introduction, & Opening Remarks
8:45 am - 9:35 am FAFSA Changes that WILL Impact Your Clients
9:35 am - 9:55 am Networking Break with Exhibitors
9:55 am - 10: 45 am ESG
10:45 am - 11:00 am Networking Break with Exhibitors
11:00 am - 11:50 am The Financial Advisor's Field Guide: What They Don't Teach at Financial Planning School
11:50 am - 12:50 pm Lunch
12:50 pm - 1:40 pm The Evolving RIA M&A Landscape
1:40 pm - 2:30 pm Alternative Investment Allocation Decisions in Client Portfolios
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Closing Remarks & Reception
*Subject to change

 

Detailed Schedule | Presentation Descriptions | About our Speakers

7:30 am - 8:30 am
Registration | Hot Breakfast | Networking with Exhibitors and Attendees

8:30 am - 8:45 am
Welcome, Introductions & Opening Remarks | Introduction of SFF Sponsors
By 2023 Programs Director Scott Malbasa, CFP

8:45 am - 9:35 am
FAFSA Changes that WILL Impact your Clients
Presented by Cozy Wittman, College Inside Track

Unbeknownst to most, the COVID relief bill passed at the end of 2020 included some significant changes to the FAFSA. These changes will likely be a huge disruption in the college planning landscape that will require new strategies for your clients. There are distinct winners and losers with the new legislation.

These changes sit on top of the massive changes to the college process in the last 2 years, including how colleges award scholarships, ACT testing cancellations and rules for how/when colleges can offer deals to families.

This presentation will educate advisors around the impact the changing landscape will have on their clients and provide opportunities to be able to work with multiple generations!

Learning Objectives:

  • How FAFSA is used by colleges and the Federal Government.
  • How FAFSA changes will impact families with multiple kids in college or where parents are divorced.
  • How FAFSA changes will shift potential saving strategies.

Meet your Speaker: Cozy Wittman, Education and Partnerships, College Inside Track

As Education and Partnership leader at College Inside Track, Cozy Wittman speaks nationally about college search, educating families and training financial advisors and other professionals who work with families with high schoolers. College search has become increasingly complex, the nuances hard to understand; Cozy is passionate about dispelling myths that cost families money! She was featured in The Journal of Financial Planning on the subject of college planning.

Cozy is excited to connect with organizations and families interested in learning more about the complex college search process. She is a mom of 5 kids with very different goals for college so she is no stranger to the challenges around college search.

9:35 am - 9:55 am
Networking Break with Exhibitors and Attendees

9:55 am - 10:45 am
ESG
Presented by Lacey Huebel, CFA, Dimensional Fund Advisors

10:45 am - 11:00 am
Networking Break with Exhibitors and Attendees

11:00 am - 11:50 am
The Financial Advisor's Field Guide: What They Don't Teach at Financial Planning School
Presented by Rob Cucchiaro, CFP, Summit Wealth & Retirement Partners

Learning Objectives:

  • Becoming a trusted advisor
  • Building a loyal client base
  • Build & maintain a professional staff
  • getting more referrals
  • Running the wealth management business

Meet your speaker: Rob Cucchiaro, CFP, Summit Wealth & Retirement Partners

In 2012 Rob bought a boutique independent wealth management firm. At the time that firm consisted of 2 financial advisors who were doing just under $1M of total revenue per year on a client base of 100 families. Today Rob owns and operates that same firm, which now does about $4M of revenue while serving 275 families, that receives over 60 referrals a year. Rob spends 80% of his time as a Financial Advisor working directly with 115 families, and 20% of his time managing the business, which consists of himself + 10 others. The firm is called Summit Wealth & Retirement and they manage over $700M in assets, with about $250M of life insurance on the books. He is also the author of the book “Financial advisor field guide, what they don’t teach at Financial Planning School”

 11:50 am - 12:50 pm
Lunch

12:50 pm - 1:40 pm
The Evolving RIA M&A Landscape
Presented by Doug Johnson, DeVoe & Company

The confluence of national and industry trends is impacting RIA today's M&A, succession planning and valuation environment. Drawing on DeVoe & Company’s research and ongoing client work, Doug will discuss the key factors driving M&A along with the underlying sub-trends. Finally, Doug will offer insights as to what RIA owners and advisors should expect in the year ahead. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will learn how RIA M&A activities shifted in 2022 both in volume and complexion of sellers.
  • Attendees will understand the kay drivers behind RIO M&A including motivators for buyers and sellers.
  • Attendees will be able to assess their strategic business plans for 2023 and whether M&A may be a lever.

Meet your Speaker: Doug Johnson, DeVoa & Company

Doug joined DeVoe & Company in 2021 as a Managing Director and works with our clients on consulting and investment banking projects.

Doug has more than 20 years of senior-level RIA management experience as COO/CCO and consultant. Most recently, he served as COO/CCO at Parcion Private Wealth (~$2B) in Seattle. Prior to Parcion, Doug spent six years at The Ensemble Practice, where he supported RIAs and broker-dealers with business consulting and strategic planning. Doug also served in leadership positions at Columbia Pacific Capital Management and Lakeside Capital Management, among other firms.

Doug earned an MBA from Thunderbird School of Management/ASU and a BA from University of California Los Angeles.  

1:40 pm - 2:30 pm
Alternative Investment Allocation Decisions in Client Portfolios
Presented by Ares Wealth Management

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Closing Remarks & Reception


 

Registration Details:

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 10th, 2023

Early Registration (Register by February 17th, 2023)

FPA Chapter Member: $225.00
Non-Member: $425.00

Regular Registration (Register after February 17th, 2023)

FPA Chapter Member: $275.00
Non-Member: $475.00

STUDENTS REGISTER FREE!
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