Chapter Meetings

Upcoming Chapter Meeting:

FPA GHV Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

4:30pm – 8:00pm

Active vs. Passive Investments: Which is right for your clients?
(This program has been accepted by CFP Board of Standards for 3 CFP CEUs.)

Please join us on June 10th for our last dinner program before the summer break!

This presentation will help planners learn why institutional investors are choosing ETFs to manage their investments and address such questions as: Is my active mutual fund manager a "closet indexer"? What is Active Share and how can it identify manager value? What is the cost savings to a client using ETFs vs mutual funds?
Also covered will be constructing an ETF portfolio and adding alpha using ETFs and understanding what is smart beta as well as cap weighted vs. fundamental weighted indexing.
Program will also include a facilitated discussion during which attendees will address the issues that need to be considered when transitioning from active to passive investing. Specifically, what are the benefits to the client? How do you choose ETFs? What are the investment criteria?

Dale Kurtz, Vice President, Affiliate Relations
Dale is a member of Research Affiliates' Affiliate Relations team where he works with U.S.-based investment management companies licensed to manage and distribute Fundamental Index® strategies to their clients.
Christopher Philips, CFA®, senior analyst, Vanguard Investment Strategy Group 
In this role, Christopher has published and presented research on various topics, including international investing, indexing, and benchmark selection.  

Sunil B. Shah, Director, member, BlackRock Global Client Group
Sunil B. Shah, Director, is a member of BlackRock's Global Client Group. He works within the iShares group as part of the Product Services and Analytics team.

Click here to read more about our presenters.

Sam's of Gedney Way
50 Gedney Way
White Plains, NY
Parking available behind the restaurant and in the municipal lot across the street.

Click here for directions.
Continuing Education Credit - This presentation has been submitted to CFP® Board of Standards for three (3) hours of Continuing Education. To receive CFP® credit, please come prepared to provide your CFP® certificant # and/or the last four digits of your SSN#. You must stay for the entire program to receive credit.

To Register:   

Email your reservation to Lori Somerville
or call Lori Somerville at 877-817-8400.
Click here to pay online by credit card.



Dinner Meeting Fees:

FPA GHV Local Dues/Season Pass Members
While there is no additional fee for this meeting for our Paid Dues Assessment (season pass) members, your RSVP is required.
FPA GHV Non-Local Dues/Season Pass Members  & Other FPA Chapter Members:
$45 Advance
$55 at door, space permitting
Future Member Guest Fee:
$55 Advance
$65 at door, space permitting
(At the door, check or cash only.)


First-time attendee guests must be prospective members to attend at the discounted rate of only $25 (payment of registration fee by cash or check only at door).
Advance registration required by contacting Lori Somerville at 877-817-8400.

Cancellation Policy:

If we must cancel this meeting, an email will be sent to all registrants. If you are unable to check your email, call 877-817-8400. Except in unusual circumstances, we would know about the cancellation the afternoon before the meeting. If you need to cancel, let us know by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 6. There will be a $30 charge if you do not give cancellation notice.



Many Thanks to our Program Sponsors!







2014 Program Schedule

Tuesday, February 11 - Dinner Meeting
Tuesday, March 11 - GHV Practice Management Breakfast Meeting
Tuesday, April 29 – Allied Professionals Networking Breakfast
Friday, May 2 - GHV Insurance & CFP CE Luncheon
Tuesday, May 6 - GHV Dinner Meeting
Tuesday, June 10 - June Dinner Meeting
Tuesday, October 14 - GHV Dinner Meeting
Tuesday, November 11 - GHV Ethics Dinner Meeting
Thursday, December 11 - GHV Holiday Cocktail Party





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