Our educational webinars address recent industry developments or specific topics related to fiduciary responsibility. They offer opportunities for interaction between the audience and the presenters, who are fi360 staff or other industry thought-leaders.
Live attendance is eligible for one hour of CE for the AIF®, AIFA®, and PPC™ Designations. CE credit may also apply for the CFP® Certification, when indicated. Each individual wishing to receive CE credit for any credential must register for and login to the session individually so that we have a record of your attendance. Recorded videos of previous webinars are available for viewing below. AIF and AIFA Designees must access archived webinars through the Designee Portal in order to receive CE credit. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2016 a Huuuuge Year for the Fiduciary Standard
Blaine F. Aikin, AIFA®, CFA, CFP®, Executive Chairman of fi360
Duane Thompson, AIFA®, Senior Policy Analyst at fi360
Date recorded: Thursday, December 15, 2016
2016 was a watershed year for the fiduciary standard. Despite active efforts to derail the Department of Labor’s flagship regulation for retirement advice, it was released in April after nearly six years of contentious debate and to-date survives intact despite legal challenges and a failed congressional resolution to derail it. But the debate isn’t over. Although the DOL’s conflict of interest rule is set to go into effect in April, the surprise upset in the presidential election could yet change the dynamics for implementation in 2017.
Join us for an end of year recap and look ahead at what 2017 will bring for the DOL’s fiduciary rule, as well as other key highlights in Congress, at the SEC, and in the states -- events that will have a long-term impact on the fiduciary standard and your practice. We will also look at whether the fiduciary momentum is too strong within the industry to be turned back, even if lawmakers and regulators soften or reverse course. Make sure to bring your questions. Our experts will be happy to respond and offer a few predictions for the coming year!
Putting the Investment Policy Statement at the Center of Your Fiduciary Process
Rich Lynch, AIFA®, Director at fi360
John Faustino, AIF®, Chief Product and Strategy Officer at fi360
Date: September 13, 2016 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
At the heart of managing a prudent investment process is the investment policy statement. Done right, it is the blue print for any fiduciary portfolio and the game plan for carrying out the fiduciary process. In this session, we will first cover why the IPS is the critical document for managing the investment process and how thoughts and opinions on the IPS have evolved. Then we will look at the structure and contents of an effective IPS. Finally, we will provide guidance on practical aspects of operationalizing the IPS, such as managing consistent IPS documents across clients, using the IPS to manage investment workflows, and the ongoing maintenance required to keep the IPS up to date.
Cybersecurity: What advisors need to know about protecting data
Blaine F. Aikin, AIFA®, CFA®, CFP®, AIF®, Executive Chairman of fi360
Wes Stillman, Founder and President, Rightsize Solutions
Date: August 23, 2016 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
Cybersecurity is a topic everyone is becoming more familiar with. When data breaches occur to major companies, it causes major headlines and major headaches. But advisors shouldn’t feel complacent that they’ll slide under the radar. With access to personal information about their clients and less resources to devote to data protection, advisors make for an enticing target. In this session, we will first make the case for a fiduciary imperative to take cybersecurity seriously and review the latest guidance form regulators. Then our guest presenter will give an overview of vulnerabilities most advisors share and the steps any advisor can take now to better protect themselves from attack.