Advisor Growth Summit 2022 Agenda

All sessions are shown in Eastern Time

March 23, 2022

11:00 am – 11:15 am
Welcome & Introduction

John Bowen – CEG Worldwide


11:15 am – 11:50 am
Keynote Address

The financial legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic
What will be the financial legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic? History is rife with examples of events such as the Industrial Revolution, world wars, and now COVID with extraordinary long-term effects on the global economy, financial markets, and political systems. One of the legacies of COVID-19 is inflation that in some places is at multidecade highs and that will require central banks to act decisively. Our view is that tight labor markets and strong wage pressures will dictate the pace of rate hikes. Over the last decade, real rates on government debt have been negative; central banks, green investment, and accelerated innovation will all help drive negative rates’ impending reversal. The beginning of the end of secular stagnation will be COVID-19’s greatest financial legacy, and that’s great news for long-term investors.

Speaker:
Joe Davis – Vanguard

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11:50 am – 12:00 pm
Break


12:00 pm – 12:55 pm
Keynote Address

Ed Slott’s 2022 IRA Update for Financial Advisors
1 Hour / CFP Board and I&WI CE Credits
Find out the latest in retirement tax planning news and business-building opportunities for financial advisors from renowned IRA expert, Ed Slott.  Ed’s team of experts will be available LIVE to answer your most pressing questions via chat.

Speaker:
Ed Slott
– Ed Slott and Company, LLC


12:55 pm – 1:30 pm
Breakout Session I

A: Maximizing The Client Experience
Are you delivering a client experience or just client service? How do you raise the bar? Delivering great service isn’t enough anymore! Learn how to create an experience that clients can’t get anywhere else.

Speaker:
Richard Beckel – RBC Wealth Management

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B: Expand Your HNW Relationships: Philanthropy as a Growth Mechanism
A new year in the new world calls for a refreshed approach to client relationship management. With two-thirds of HNW investors identifying as charitably-inclined, wealth advisors must take a proactive approach to leading holistic conversations that reflect the needs and priorities of their most important clients. Join this session to learn why incorporating legacy planning and charitable expertise into an advisory practice can produce better client outcomes, and how to ensure these critical discussions are native to the HNW client journey.

Speaker:
Jessica Donahue – Foundation Source

C: How Artificial Intelligence can give Advisors a clear view on a client’s willingness and ability to take on risk
Join Will Naas, Director of Advisor Sales at TIFIN Wealth as he discusses how advancements in AI technology have improved traditional risk tolerance profiling. See how advisors are using TIFIN Risk is able to take a few simple inputs to outline an advisors Risk profile with three scores that highlight their risk preference, risk capacity, and the risk within their portfolio using forward looking returns.

Speaker:
William Naas – TIFIN

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1:30 pm – 2:10 pm
Keynote Address

Strategic Influence
Simple ways to quickly grab anyone’s attention, get your point across, sell more in less time and truly become a person of influence.

Speaker:
Michael Bernoff
– Human Communications Institute


2:10 pm – 2:30 pm
Lunch Break


2:30 pm – 3:05 pm
General Session

How the Great Resignation is Impacting Our Clients
Clients in their 50s and 60s have been retiring at a faster pace than pre-pandemic times. Others of all ages have left the workforce, or are more rapidly jumping to new employers.  While some clients will be just fine financially, others are rethinking their lives, perhaps for the better or worse, but they aren’t sticking to a plan. As advisors, we need to be prepared for how to counsel clients who are looking to make a major career or personal change, and how to adjust to a new financial strategy.  

Moderator:
Evan SimonoffFinancial Advisor Magazine
Panelists:
Susan Bradley – Sudden Money Institute
Lisa Brown – Brightworth


3:05 pm – 3:40
Breakout Session II

A: Advisor Marketing in 2022

Do you ever wish you could see EXACTLY what works (marketing-wise) for other advisory firms and understand why?

In this session, Samantha and Susan will do just this- share real examples of advisor marketing that attracts, engages, and converts prospects and clients. They’ll highlight social posts, blogs, newsletters, and websites that have generated ROI and equip you with actionable marketing tips you can implement right away!

Speakers:
Samantha Russell – FMG Suite
Susan Theder – FMG Suite

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B: The Power of Story
The most successful financial advisors have a unique and compelling personal story and value promise that set them apart from the competition. In this session learn how to communicate clearly and succinctly, through the power of story, why you are the best-qualified advisor for your ideal clients.

Speaker:
Allison Ballou – CEG Worldwide

C. Becoming the Preeminent Advisor and Firm in Your Market
Ready to become the best-known advisor in your market? In this presentation with branding expert Chris Smith, you will discover a systematic approach for setting yourself clearly apart from your competition.

Speaker:
Chris Smith – The Campfire Effect


3:40 pm – 3:50 pm
Break


3:50 pm – 4:25 pm
Keynote Address

Hollywood Secrets: Using Storytelling and Media to Grow Your Financial Practice
Nick Nanton will share the secrets behind storytelling and how it relates to growing your brand and your revenue as an advisor. Having worked with more than 3000 professionals in 60 countries to help share their stories, Nick will reveal exactly what is working now in the “Zoomconomy”.

Speaker:
Nick Nanton – Emmy Award-Winning Director/Producer


4:25 pm – 5:00 pm
Keynote Address

Understanding Blockchain and Digital Assets
Is Bitcoin a fad or a revolutionary technology that will transform commerce on a planetary scale? As a financial advisor, you must become knowledgeable about blockchain, as well as bitcoin and other digital assets, so you can decide whether your clients should invest – or stay away. This session will remove the mystery about these innovative technologies, enabling you to have meaningful conversations with your clients about blockchain and digital assets – while also helping you learn the implications for your own advisory practice. Q and A immediately following.

Speaker:
Ric Edelman – Digital Assets Council of Financial Professionals


5:00 pm – 5:30
VIP Networking Event

March 24, 2022

11:00 am – 11:15 am
Welcome To Day Two

Speaker:
John Bowen
– CEG Worldwide


11:15 am – 11:50 pm
Keynote Address

The Ultimate Marketing Calendar
Three actual detailed marketing calendars from top industry teams, supported by half a dozen fabulous event ideas to get you in front of NEW people.

Speaker:
Susan Kay
– MFS


11:50 am – 12:25 pm
Breakout Session III

A: G2 – Building Your Next Generation
Philip Palaveev, author of the book “G2: Building the Next Generation” will share his experience on how to create and communicate a career track, how to grow the new business development skills of your G2 and how G2s can stay both patient and ambitious. The session is targeted at both founders who are looking to recruit and develop their next generation as well as G2 professionals who are looking to grow their careers. 

Speaker:
Philip Palaveev – The Ensemble Practice, LLC

B: Becoming a Better Biographer of Your Clients
Relationships, according to Mitch, are the result of the exchange of stories. The more you and your client understand each other’s stories, the more lasting the relationship is. Mitch has identified three powerful forces influencing the movement of money either toward or away from the financial professional. Making connections by tapping into these three forces will ensure clients for life: Intellectual: the force that causes clients to feel valued, understood, and important in the advisor’s eyes. Life: the force that makes individual life events important to each client and impacts their money decisions. Emotional: the force that connects advisors to clients—the one that can close the door on all competitors.

Speaker:
Mitch Anthony – Advisor Insights Inc.

C: Using Tech Tools to Drive Firm Growth
Whether it be to enhance your business development efforts, create efficiencies and scale through automation or provide clients with additional holistic services to increase the value you deliver and get credit for, utilizing the latest tech tools is proving to be essential for growth.

Speakers:
Andrew Altfest – FP Alpha
Josh Grossberg – FP Alpha

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12:25 pm – 1:05 pm
General Session

Big Firm, Small Firm, Fast Growth
Michael Nathanson leads The Colony Group, a national $19 billion RIA with 300 employees and 20 offices, Michael Nathanson runs The Colony Group, a national $17 billion RIA with 300 employees and 19 offices, growing organically and through acquisitions. Anat Yoder runs Yoder Wealth Management, a $900 million RIA based in northern California seeking to remain a highly personalized family office without sacrificing growth. In this session, you’ll learn how two diametrically different business strategies can work to serve the CEO’s goals while delivering unparalleled service to clients.

Moderator:
Evan SimonoffFinancial Advisor Magazine
Speakers:
Michael Nathanson – The Colony Group
Anat Yoder – Yoder Wealth Management


1:05 pm – 1:20 pm
Break


1:20 pm – 2:15 pm
Keynote Address

Determining Your Retirement Income Style
1 Hour / CFP Board and I&WI CE Credits
As the baby boomers reach retirement, advisors must solve new problems for clients who aim to sustain their lifestyle over an unknown horizon. Multiple retirement income strategies have emerged and it is hard for retirees to identify which strategies match their personal style. This presentation is based on research that identifies and validates a set of scorable retirement income factors to define preferences for an overall retirement income style. It describes a workable retirement framework by showing how the factors connect to four main retirement income strategies: total return investing, risk wrap, protected income, and time segmentation.

Speaker:
Wade Pfau – The American College


2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Keynote Address

How to Generate Five Top Client Introductions—Every Year, From Every Strategic Partner
This presentation will unlock a steady stream of introductions to the best wealthy clients of the CPAs and estate planning attorneys you choose to work with. You will discover the most powerful driver of new business for financial advisors and other professionals: true economic incentives to grow one another’s practices. You will also get the proven six-step process for building successful long-term partnerships that yield substantial results as you move up market.

Speaker:
John Bowen
– CEG Worldwide


12:00 pm PT / 3:00 pm ET
Conference Ends