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2016 Semi-Annual Meeting

January 18/19/20, 2016
San Diego, CA

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Dates and Times

Monday, January 18, 2016:

6:30PM        Transportation to pre-event
7:00PM        Flagship Dinner-Cruise in the San Diego Bay sponsored by Financial Engines

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 : 
9:00AM                     Continental Breakfast Buffet
9:25AM                     Opening and Welcome
9:45AM-5:30 PM     Semi-Annual Meeting
6:30 PM                    Dinner at Hyatt LaJolla, Rhodes Room sponsored by Franklin Templeton Investments, John Hancock Investments, John Hancock Retirement Plan ServicesMFS Investment Managment, and OppenheimerFunds


Wednesday, January 20, 2016:
7:15AM                     Continental Breakfast Buffet
7:45AM – 10:30 AM       Semi-Annual Meeting


Learning Centers
4707 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA  92121

Dress Code

Casual Dress Code for pre-event and Business Casual for meetings


January 19 (Tuesday)
9:00 a.m.     Continental Breakfast

9:25 a.m.     Passing of the Gavel Ceremony

9:30 p.m.     Opening, Goals and Objectives
                      Board member Melissa Cowan - Morgan Stanley

9:35 a.m.     Welcome 
                     Geoff White - LPL Financial

9:45 a.m.      Building and Advisory Firm for the Future
                      Introduction:  Eric Henon - EACH Enterprise, LLC
                      Speaker:          Dave Gray - Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.       

10:30 a.m.    Managing Client Relationships to Create Value – Triangle of Plan Stewards Work Together to Enhance Retirement Readiness
                       Moderator: Eric Henon – EACH Enterprise, LLC
                                          Doug Igel - Precept Retirement Plan Services
                       Panelists:     Hal Oberg – Verisight / Daily Access Corp.
                                             Marcia Wepfer – Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement & Trust
                                             Hank Zoller – Charles Schwab & Co.

11:15 a.m.    Refreshment Break

11:30 a.m.    Breakout Roundtable Sessions

  • Managing Practice Profitability (Moderator: Dave Stofer)
  • Recruiting the Younger Class and Succession Planning (Moderator: Matt Demet)
  • Growing the Advisor Practice Organically / Marketing Success Stories (Moderator: Paul d'Aiutolo)
  • Harnessing the Technology Revolution (Moderator: Vince Morris)

12:30 p.m.    Lunch

1:15 p.m.      Advisors on the Leading Edge of Technology
                       Moderator:  Chad Larsen - MRP
                       Panelists:     Tim Rice - Lakeside
                                            Troy Hammond - PensionMark
                                            Christopher Giles - GRP Advisor Alliance

2:00 p.m.      Investment Product Innovation Changes the Landscape of Retirement Plan Investment Array Construction
                       (Payout products, low-volatility investment strategies, custom target date funds)
                       Moderator:  Ryan Mullen – MFS Investment Management    
                       Panelists:     Chris Nikolich - AB  
                                             Anne Lester - J.P. Morgan Asset Management
                                             Peter Delaney - MFS Investment Management

2:45 p.m.      Refreshment Break

3:00 p.m.      Committee Meetings

3:45 p.m.       Practice Financials / Managing The Business
                        Moderator:  Barbara Delaney - Stone Street Advisor Group
                        Panelists:      Chris Venuti - Morgan Stanley Graystone Consulting
                                               Michael A. Coelho – SageView Advisory Group
                                               Michael Maresh - Intrust Fiduciary Group

4:30 p.m.      Best Advisor Practice Roundtable

        • Pricing trends across the service continuum: advisors, recordkeepers, and investment managers (Moderator: Mike Maresh)
        • Staffing the practice, roles and responsibilities, employee development, and career pathing (Moderator: Marcela Curry)
        • Leveraging financial wellness tools to expand the practice (Moderator: Chris Doucet)
        • Managed Accounts (Moderator: Troy Redstone)

5:30 p.m.      Adjourn

5:45 p.m.      Transportation to Hyatt La Jolla

6:30 p.m.      Dinner sponsored by Franklin Templeton InvestmentsJohn Hancock Investments,John Hancock Retirement Plan ServicesMFS Investment Managment, and OppenheimerFunds
                       Hyatt La Jolla, Rhodes Room

January 20 (Wednesday)

7:00 a.m.      Transportation

7:15 a.m.      Continental Breakfast Buffet

7:45 a.m.      Fiduciary Regulations and Impact on the Business
                      Steve Dimitriou - Mayflower Advisors, LLC

8:10 a.m.      Breakout Roundtable Sessions
                      Impact of fiduciary regulations (by college)

8:45 a.m.      Refreshment Break

9:00 a.m.      Leveraging Technology to Drive Scale and an Exceptional Client Experiences
                      Introduction: Geoff White - LPL Financial
                      Speaker: Christopher Giles - GRP Advisor Alliance

9:45 a.m.   Expanding Client Relationships Beyond 401(k) Plans: 403(b), Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation, Defined Benefit, Cash Balance, and ESOP
                      Moderator: Melissa Cowan - Morgan Stanley
                      Panelists:    Scott Schlappi - WealthPlan Advisors
                                           Keith Gredys - Kidder Benefits
                                           Jim Robison - White Oak Advisors

10:30 a.m.   Adjourn



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