News Article | May 26, 2017
BIRMINGHAM, Mich., May 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Schechter Wealth is pleased to announce that Alex Martin, CIMA ®, has joined the firm as Wealth Advisor, Director of Independent Partner Development. Mr. Martin comes to Schechter with over 20 years of experience providing independent wealth...
News Article | May 28, 2017
Advanced investment and wealth professionals will learn how to navigate the dynamics of a new generation of clients and explore how technology can help them stay ahead of rapid changes in the industry at the Investment Management Consultants Association’s® (IMCA®) Focus on Next Generation Clients, Advisors, and Technology live program, June 5, 8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m., at the Hilton San Francisco Financial District. As the baby-boom generation nears retirement, millennials will take over the workforce, bringing with them vastly diverse ideas that will impact how money is managed and financial advice is delivered. Financial advisors must adapt to the evolving financial landscape or run the risk of their business becoming obsolete. IMCA’s Focus on NextGen Clients, Advisors and Technology, offered initially as a one-day seminar and later in June as an online program, will help advisors and consultants learn the latest on how best to serve this new generation of clients. Speakers and topics include: Registration is open for the Focus on Next Generation Clients, Advisors, and Technology program. For additional information or for journalists interested in receiving press credentials, please contact Greta Gloven at ggloven(at)imca(dot)org or (303) 850- 3079. About IMCA Established in 1985, IMCA is a nonprofit professional association and credentialing organization with more than 11,500 individual members and certificants in 37 countries around the world. IMCA members collectively manage more than $2.5 trillion, providing investment consulting and wealth management services to individual and institutional clients. Since 1988, IMCA has offered the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®), which is the only financial services certification in the U.S. to meet international accreditation standards (ANSI/ISO 17024). The CIMA certification consistently distinguishes those who meet a global standard of competency and skills in investment management from those who do not. IMCA’s Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) certification is suited for wealth management professionals working with high-net-worth clients. In 2016, IMCA conferences and education hosted more than 5,000 attendees. IMCA® and Investment Management Consultants Association® are registered trademarks of Investment Management Consultants Association Inc. CIMA®, Certified Investment Management Analyst®, CIMC®, CPWA®, and Certified Private Wealth Advisor® are registered certification marks of Investment Management Consultants Association Inc. Investment Management Consultants Association Inc. does not discriminate in educational opportunities or any other characteristic protected by law.
News Article | May 24, 2017
Mission: To Better Serve Clients as an Independently-Owned and Operated Wealth Management Firm Patrick C. Guinet, CIMA®, announced the launch of Guardian Financial Partners, a fee-only, registered investment advisory firm in Orange, Calif. Guinet and the firm’s two other founding partners, Hung Nguyen, CFP®, and Casey Bartels, CFP®, previously practiced as Guinet & Nguyen Wealth Advisory Group, as part of Wells Fargo Advisors. “We did not come to this decision lightly or without extensive research,” said Guinet. “The wealth management industry has changed immensely over the years and it was becoming ever more difficult for us to serve our clients as true fiduciaries under a broker/dealer model. We realized that the best way forward was to become an independent wealth management firm. As Guardian Financial Partners, we are now able to conduct business in a way that is more authentic and true to our core values.” Guinet and Nguyen began working together in 1999, and were joined by Bartels in 2008. They provide comprehensive wealth management services to individuals and families, as well as investment consulting and advisory services to institutions, non-profits and ERISA plans. The firm’s new office is located at 635 East Chapman Ave., in Orange, Calif. For more information, call 949-771-2969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Guardian Financial Partners was founded in 2017 as an SEC Registered Investment Advisor and financial planning firm, serving individuals and families, as well as institutions, non-profits and ERISA plans. Founding partners are Patrick C. Guinet, CIMA®, Hung Nguyen, CFP®, and Casey Bartels, CFP®. Learn more at www.GuardianFinancialPartners.com.
News Article | May 24, 2017
ORANGE, Calif., May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Patrick C. Guinet, CIMA®, announced the launch of Guardian Financial Partners, a fee-only, registered investment advisory firm in Orange, Calif. Guinet and the firm's two other founding partners, Hung Nguyen, CFP®, and Casey Bartels, CFP®,...
News Article | May 9, 2017
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NEPC, LLC, one of the industry’s largest independent, full-service investment advisory firms, today announced that Dan Gimbel has joined the firm’s Private Wealth Team in the capacity of Principal and Senior Consultant. Gimbel will split his time between NEPC’s offices in Boston, Portland, OR, and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. NEPC’s Private Wealth Group provides a wide range of high-touch services to ultra-high net-worth individuals and family offices, including investment and philanthropic advice, legacy planning, and multi-generational investment planning. In late January, NEPC announced plans to grow its Private Wealth Group into a significant family office business and one of the firm’s key practice areas, and the group has made several senior hires over the last few weeks. “Attracting and retaining the best talent the industry has to offer is an essential component of NEPC’s business model and a key driver of our business success,” said KC Connors, NEPC Partner and Director of the Philanthropic and Private Wealth Teams. “Dan is emblematic of the caliber of individual we’re looking for, and we know that he’ll make lasting contributions to the Private Wealth Group, and to the entire NEPC franchise. We look forward to working with him.” Immediately prior to joining NEPC, Gimbel served as Director, Investment Advisory Services at CTC | myCFO, a position he held since 2006. His role at the firm included managing all aspects of client relationships, including asset allocation analysis, development of investment policy statement, investment portfolio construction, manager monitoring and performance reporting. He also served as a voting member on the firm’s investment and operating committees. Previously, Gimbel served as Director, Corporate Sponsorships, at Charles Schwab with responsibility for the delivery and integration of all financial products and services to the PGA Tour, US Ski and Snowboard Association, and the San Francisco Giants. Beyond this, he served as a financial consultant at Shearson Lehman Brothers, and an account executive at Merrill Lynch. Gimbel holds a BS degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Southern California, and a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) designation from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. NEPC, LLC® is an independent, full service investment advisory firm, providing asset allocation, manager search, performance evaluation, and investment policy services. It works with institutions and private wealth clients on both an advisory and discretionary basis. NEPC has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Las Vegas, Portland and San Francisco. Learn more at http://www.nepc.com/clients/private_wealth.
News Article | February 20, 2017
BOSTON, Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-one financial counselors at The Colony Group have been named in the 2017 list of "Five Star Wealth Managers," compiled by Five Star Professional. Jeff Craig, CFP®; Patrick Donnelly, CFP®; Denise Duffy, JD; Clay Eubank, CIMA®, CPWA; Car...
News Article | February 15, 2017
Hackensack, New Jersey: Crowley is named Partner, Head of Operations. She is a seven-year veteran of Beacon and previously, had been Manager of Operations and a Senior Portfolio Specialist. Crowley holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Drew University and a Series 65 license. “In her long tenure here, Kerry has been a strong champion of the firm’s sophisticated technology infrastructure which has enabled Beacon to scale and grow,” said Mark S. Germain, CFP®, MBA, ADPA®, Founder and CEO of Beacon. “Her unique combination of talents will help keep us on the fast track of innovation while maintaining systems architecture to meet the new regulatory requirements set forth by the impending Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule.” Cacchiola is named Partner, Managing Director of Wealth Management. He joined the firm in 2011 and served in a number of capacities including Director of Financial Planning and Client Service. Cacchiola is a Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® (CRPC®) and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Kean University and a Series 65 license. “Chris’s passion and relentless work ethic truly embodies our commitment to our clients. His way with people and deep understanding of investments, financial markets, tax planning, and technology from a millennial’s perspective aligns perfectly across Beacon’s multi-generational landscape, especially young, married, professional couples in the wealth accumulation phase,” said Tina C. Powell, a partner at Beacon. “We call it financial planning 3.0” About Beacon Wealth Management Beacon Wealth Management, LLC is an independent, fee-based Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm based in Hackensack, New Jersey. The firm offers investment management and financial planning and Beacon to retirees, baby boomers, millennials, business owners, physicians, surgeons, attorneys, and entrepreneurs. More information can be found at http://www.beaconwealthmanagement.com.
News Article | February 22, 2017
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 22, 2017) - Enterprise Product Partners LP, Sunoco Logistics Partners LP, EnLink Midstream Partners LP, Crestwood Equity Partners LP, Alliance Resource Partners LP, Summit Midstream Partners LP, Noble Midstream Partners LP, and CrossAmerica Partners LP are among the MLPs participating at Capital Link's 4th Annual Master Limited Partnership Investing Forum taking place on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. REGISTRATION To register please go to the link below: forums.capitallink.com/mlp/2017 The Forum has been approved for 8 CFP/CIMA/CPWA Continuing Education credits. FORUM OVERVIEW AND STRUCTURE The Forum will address major topics of interest to the industry and investors who follow the MLP space. It will feature two separate and concurrent tracks. One with panel discussions by top industry experts and one with presentations of individual MLPs. Investors can also request 1x1 meetings with MLP management. There are four SECTOR PANELS: Midstream - MLPs in Texas: Permian and Eagle Ford; Midstream - Rest of the US: Non-Texas Trends; LNG & Maritime; and The Private Equity Perspective on Energy Infrastructure There are six INDUSTRY PANELS: Tax/Legislation/Regulatory; Energy in 2017: The View from the Fourth Estate; Raising Capital for MLPs - Capital Markets & Bank Financing; MLP Rating Agency; Institutional Investor Perspective and the Analyst Perspective. TARGET AUDIENCE Institutional Investors • Registered Investment Advisors • Financial Advisors • Financial Planners • Wealth Advisors • MLP Executives • Investment & Private Bankers • Securities Analysts • Retail and Institutional Brokers • Industry Specialists & Analysts • Financial Press & Media. UPCOMING RELATED EVENTS The MLP Investing Forum capitalizes on the long track record of success of Capital Link's Annual Closed End Funds and Global ETFs Forum, which attracts 1,000+ executives. The 16th Annual Closed End Funds & Global ETFs Forum will take place on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at The Metropolitan Club in New York City. For the complete 2017 Events Calendar, please visit: forums.capitallink.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Please visit: forums.capitallink.com/mlp/2017 Or, contact Nicolas Bornozis at email@example.com ORGANIZER - CAPITAL LINK, INC. Founded in 1995, Capital Link is a New York based investor relations, financial communication and advisory form with strategic focus on MLPs, the energy, commodities and maritime sectors, as well as Closed-End Funds and ETFs. In addition, Capital Link organizes ten investment conferences a year in the United States and Europe all of which are known for combining rich educational and informational content with unique marketing and networking opportunities. Capital Link is a member of the Baltic Exchange. Based in New York City, Capital Link has offices in London, Athens & Oslo.
News Article | February 21, 2017
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dynasty Financial Partners is delighted to welcome the independent wealth management firm, Buckley Wealth Management, LLC to its Network of Advisors. Founding Partner Brian Buckley launched Buckley Wealth Management as an RIA after he left Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. At Morgan Stanley, Mr. Buckley CIMA was an Executive Director, Wealth Advisor, Senior Institutional Consultant and Senior Portfolio Management Director. Buckley Wealth Management previously managed $600 million in client assets. Director of Operations Dawn Buchan, Portfolio Manager Lori Chittenden and Financial Analyst Sonia Pittman have all left Morgan Stanley and joined Buckley Wealth Management. Susan Buckley also joined the firm as Chief Compliance Officer. Buckley Wealth Management is based in Las Vegas, Nevada and the firm has deep ties to the community. Mr. Buckley’s family moved to Las Vegas in 1968 when his father was asked to be medical director for Howard Hughes Nevada Operations. After graduating from Santa Clara University, Mr. Buckley returned to Las Vegas and began his financial advisor career with PaineWebber in 1978. He earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation from The Wharton School in 1988. The firm’s approach to wealth management is based on in-depth knowledge of its clients and their families, open communication and exceptional service. The firm serves non-profit organizations, business owners, professionals and high net worth individuals and their families, focusing on multigenerational planning and wealth management. The firm offers its clients portfolio management capabilities including an in-house investment process as well as expanded access to third-party managers. For more information, please visit www.buckleywealth.com. “With our move to independence, we will improve our capabilities across the board. We will broaden our investment offerings, provide more competitive trading execution and have increased access to research and cutting-edge technology. In short, we will be more aligned with our clients,” said Mr. Buckley, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer. “As a new firm with a seasoned team with a track record of success, we are confident that Buckley Wealth Management will flourish as an independent firm and grow their business. We are delighted to welcome Brian, Susan and the entire Buckley team to our Network,” said Shirl Penney, CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners. Buckley Wealth Management has formed strategic alliances with some of the leading providers including Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions and Dynasty Financial Partners for the robust analytics and operational support that will allow the firm to deliver objective and personalized service at the highest level. Buckley Wealth Management will engage with Dynasty on building out their practice management including marketing and branding, and in streamlining their operations, investments and technology. Dynasty Financial Partners develops, sources and integrates management capabilities for some of the industry’s leading independent investment advisor firms Dynasty’s integrated platform services delivery chassis offers a customized, open-architecture wealth management solutions and technology platform supporting advisors as they protect and seek to grow their clients’ wealth. Dynasty’s core principle is “objectivity without compromise,” and the firm is committed to crafting solutions that allow investment advisors to act as true fiduciaries to their clients. Dynasty Financial Partners has corporate offices in New York City, Chicago, Coral Gables, Florida and San Francisco. Visit our website for more information: www.dynastyfinancialpartners.com.
News Article | February 15, 2017
(PRLEAP.COM) January 18, 2017 - Donny Shimamoto was announced as the featured presenter for a CGMA webinar, How to Turn a Tech Team Into a Strategic Partner . The session will discuss how non-IT executives can evaluate the effectiveness of their IT departments and IT leader to ensure that they are obtaining the most return on investment from their IT department. The webinar will be held on January 18th at 11am Eastern time. Donny is the immediate past chairman of the AICPA's Information Management & Technology Assurance Executive Committee, and former member of its Governing Council and Assurance Services Executive Committee, and an honoree of multiple industry awards. He has worked on several international collaborations between the AICPA and CIMA related to business intelligence and is also a frequent speaker on how management accountants can help add-value to their organizations.The webinar will provide attendees with questions for the CIO or IT service provider that will help IT take a broader role in the business including compliance and leadership. Suggestions for corrective actions will be provided for those times when business owners and managing partners do not feel they are getting the answers they need.Attendees will learn how to evaluate the IT function's alignment with the overall business strategy. Shimamoto will demonstrate how the IT budget reflects the role of IT in an organization, and strategies will be given to balance the internal versus outsourced IT model.Donny has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People by Accounting Today in 2013 and 2014, a Top Thought Leader in Public Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor from 2012 to 2016, he received the 2009-2010 President's Award from the Hawaii Society of CPAs, was named to CPA Technology Advisor's 40 Under 40 list in 2007, 2009 and 2014, a Hawaii Top High Tech Leader in 2004, and was recently awarded the AICPA Standing Ovation Award.Donny C. Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, CGMA, is the founder and managing director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, an advisory-focused CPA firm specializing in organizational development and business process outsourcing for small businesses, middle market organizations, and nonprofits. Donny (@DonnyITK) is a recognized thought leader and educator in the Accounting Technology, IT Risk Management, and Performance Management fields; his dedication to helping accountants and organizations leverage strategic technologies while proactively managing their business and technical risk is paramount. He is the recipient of numerous industry awards and can be seen across the U.S. educating audiences year after year. For more information, visit http://www.donnyitk.com/ where you can find Donny inspiring the next generation of business professionals in his personal blog on leadership, business, IT and his life as a CPA.IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC (ITK) is an advisory-focused CPA firm, focused on organizational development and business process transformation for accounting firms, nonprofits, and other businesses that are innovative and think BIG. ITK formulated the Intraprise Architecture model and consulting methodology that optimizes an IT strategy to support an organization's business strategy. ITK is a combined management consulting firm and systems integrator which results in expertise to right-size enterprise processes and leverage cost-effective technologies that enable organizations to gain a competitive advantage. ITK is focused on providing. Visit http://www.intraprisetechknowlogies.com/ for more information.