July 15, 2020

National July “Take 5” Update

Virtual CE Offerings from Our Partners

Brunswick Companies
Join Michelle Hirsch from Brunswick Companies for a ”Learn at Lunch” complimentary CE webinar “An Inside Scoop To Personal Insurance.” We invite you to “support local” by ordering food from your favorite local restaurant all while earning a complimentary 1 hour CE (CFP, the Accountancy Board of Ohio, the Ohio Department of Insurance, and CTFA).
Thursday, July 30, 2020; 12:00-1:00pm ET – Register Here

Capital Group
Upcoming Webinar and CE resources include…
Weekly Webinar Series: “Volatility 2020: Weathering the Storm” More Information and Registration
General CE Credit Center – View Here
RIA CE Credit Center – View Here

Harbor Funds
Webinar: “More Room to Grow, Innovate, and Disrupt!”
Wednesday, July 22, 2020; 1:00pm ET – Register Here

Sit Mutual Funds
For our most recent Global Investment Outlook and Strategy, click here.

TD Ameritrade Institutional – More Information and Registration
Upcoming and On Demand webinar topics include…
“Elliot Wave: Mid-Year Update”
“Creating Defined Outcomes with Options”
“Mind the Gap: Potentially Profit from Short-Term Price Disruptions”
“Reducing Cost on Directional Strategies with Debit Spreads”

Vanguard
NEW Alpha Advisor Podcasts here

Additional Resources

FPA NEO Members Can Post Career Opportunities on our Website – View More
Our goal is to connect potential employees with potential employers! If you are a financial professional looking for career opportunities – view the listings or consider posting your resume. If you are an employer looking to post a position on this webpage, FPA members can post for free. Please email admin@fpa-neo.org with a job posting, resume, or questions.

Financial Planning During a Pandemic presented by The American College
The American College recently hosted a FREE a 4-Part Webcast Series titled Financial Planning During A Pandemic. Panelists included top financial-thought leaders answering today’s pressing questions about volatile markets. The series ran in April and May and you can view the recordings here.

Journal of Financial Planning & Financial Services Review CFP CE Exams
FPA members can earn additional CFP CE credit after reading the award-winning, peer-reviewed Journal of Financial Planning and Financial Services Review. Print versions of the Journal of Financial Planning exams are published at the back of each issue. Financial Services Review exams are available at the back of each digital issue, accessible through the online JFP digital edition or through the JFP app.  To receive credit, members must complete the exam and submit online. It typically takes 5-7 business days for these credit hours to be added to your CFP Board account.
CE Exams and Digital Editions Available HERE


June 15, 2020

National “Take 5” Update – View Here

Virtual CE Offerings from Our Partners 

Brunswick Companies
“An Inside Scoop to Personal Insurance” – Register Here
Presented by Michelle Hirsch, SVP, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 11:00am ET

Capital Group
Upcoming Webinar and CE resources include…
Weekly Webinar Series: “Volatility 2020: Weathering the Storm” More Information and Registration
General CE Credit Center – View Here
RIA CE Credit Center – View Here

Sit Mutual Funds
For our most recent Global Investment Outlook and Strategy, click here

TD Ameritrade Institutional – More Information and Registration
Upcoming and On Demand webinar topics include…
“CFRA Equity Market Outlook and Impact of Lower Oil Prices”
“Strategies for Earnings and Special Events”
“Intermarket Analysis – The Links Between Asset Classes”
“Technical Analysis: Charting with a Longer-Term Bias”

Vanguard
“Beyond the headlines: Exploring the economy, markets, and developments in Washington” – Register Here
Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 1:00pm ET
View all Upcoming Virtual Events Here

Additional Resources

Financial Planning During a Pandemic presented by The American College
The American College recently hosted a FREE a 4-Part Webcast Series titled Financial Planning During A Pandemic. Panelists included top financial-thought leaders answering today’s pressing questions about volatile markets. The series ran in April and May and you can view the recordings here.

Journal of Financial Planning & Financial Services Review CFP CE Exams
FPA members can earn additional CFP CE credit after reading the award-winning, peer-reviewed Journal of Financial Planning and Financial Services Review. Print versions of the Journal of Financial Planning exams are published at the back of each issue. Financial Services Review exams are available at the back of each digital issue, accessible through the online JFP digital edition or through the JFP app.  To receive credit, members must complete the exam and submit online. It typically takes 5-7 business days for these credit hours to be added to your CFP Board account.
CE Exams and Digital Editions Available HERE

May 18, 2020

Update on Events

Due to continued advisement and regulations against hosting large gatherings, FPA NEO has cancelled all in person events through at least June 30, 2020. The board continues discussions about the future of gathering in person and will provide additional updates when available.

Upcoming FPA NEO Webinar Information

Advanced Annuity Planning” presented by Mike Del Prince, CFP®, CLU®
Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 9:00am ET – REGISTER
About the Program: The presentation highlights planning opportunities with various types of annuities which were made possible through amendments to the Internal Revenue Code via Revenue Ruling and Private Letter Ruling and also through provisions of the Pension Protection Act. Items discussed are partial 1035 exchange, cost basis, Advisor management fees, non-qualified beneficiary stretch, restricted beneficiary stretch, and Trust-owned annuities.

The Future of Work presented by Christopher C. Cavanagh, CIMA
Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 9:00am ET – REGISTER
About the Program: Vanguard’s “Megatrends” is a research effort that investigates fundamental shifts in the global economic landscape that are likely to affect the financial services industry and broader society. A megatrend may bring market growth or destroy it, increase competition or add barriers to entry, and create threats or uncover opportunities. Exploring the long-term nature of massive shifts in technology, demographics, and globalization can help us better understand how such forces may shape future markets, individuals, and the investing landscape in the years ahead.

Partner Updates and Virtual CE Offerings

Capital Group
Upcoming Webinar and CE resources include…
Weekly Webinar Series: “Volatility 2020: Weathering the Storm” More Information and Registration
General CE Credit Center – View Here
RIA CE Credit Center – View Here

Harbor Funds
“Actionable Strategies for Maneuvering through Volatility: Volatility is Part of the “New” New Normal” – Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET
View more Information and Register Here

TD Ameritrade Institutional – More Information and Registration
Upcoming and On Demand webinar topics include…
“Selling Cash-Secured Puts for Income of Stock Acquisition”
“Determining Trends and Targets Using Price Patterns”
“Income and Protection Strategies Using Index Options”
“Price Point Forecasting with Fibonacci Levels”
“Taking Stock of the US Consumer”
“Maximizing Potential Yield with Covered Strangles”

Vanguard
View all Upcoming Virtual Events Here

Additional Resources

Financial Planning During a Pandemic
The American College has a new, FREE webcast series. This flyer promotes a 4-Part Webcast Series titled Financial Planning During A Pandemic. Panelists include top financial-thought leaders answering today’s pressing questions about volatile markets. The series started April 16 and will run every other Thursday through May 28th. Upcoming topics include:

  • public health
  • crisis communications
  • tax and retirement planning
  • wealth management.

You can watch the webcast on public health here. In addition, anyone who registers for any of the webcasts will gain access to archives of all four webcasts once the series is completed.

Journal of Financial Planning & Financial Services Review CFP CE Exams
FPA members can earn additional CFP CE credit after reading the award-winning, peer-reviewed Journal of Financial Planning and Financial Services Review. Print versions of the Journal of Financial Planning exams are published at the back of each issue. Financial Services Review exams are available at the back of each digital issue, accessible through the online JFP digital edition or through the JFP app.  To receive credit, members must complete the exam and submit online. It typically takes 5-7 business days for these credit hours to be added to your CFP Board account.
CE Exams and Digital Editions Available HERE


May 5, 2020

Update on Events
Due to continued advisement against hosting large gatherings, FPA NEO has cancelled all in person events through at least May 30, 2020. Therefore, the Thursday, May 21, 2020 Monthly Education Meeting has been cancelled. We are excited to announce two upcoming virtual events hosted via webinar!

Upcoming FPA NEO Webinar Information

Advanced Annuity Planning” presented by Mike Del Prince, CFP®, CLU®
Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 9:00am ET – REGISTER
About the Program: The presentation highlights planning opportunities with various types of annuities which were made possible through amendments to the Internal Revenue Code via Revenue Ruling and Private Letter Ruling and also through provisions of the Pension Protection Act. Items discussed are partial 1035 exchange, cost basis, Advisor management fees, non-qualified beneficiary stretch, restricted beneficiary stretch, and Trust-owned annuities.

The Future of Work presented by Christopher C. Cavanagh, CIMA
Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 9:00am ET – REGISTER
About the Program: Vanguard’s “Megatrends” is a research effort that investigates fundamental shifts in the global economic landscape that are likely to affect the financial services industry and broader society. A megatrend may bring market growth or destroy it, increase competition or add barriers to entry, and create threats or uncover opportunities. Exploring the long-term nature of massive shifts in technology, demographics, and globalization can help us better understand how such forces may shape future markets, individuals, and the investing landscape in the years ahead.

Partner Updates and Virtual CE Offerings

Brunswick Companies
“An Inside Scoop to Personal Insurance” – Register Here
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 11:00am

Capital Group
Upcoming Webinar and CE resources include…
Weekly Webinar Series: “Volatility 2020: Weathering the Storm” More Information and Registration
General CE Credit Center – View Here
RIA CE Credit Center – View Here

Harbor Funds
“Actionable Strategies for Maneuvering through Volatility: Volatility is Part of the “New” New Normal” – View more Information and Register Here
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET

Johnson Asset Management
“JOHNSON CORE BOND FUND RANKS 1ST PERCENTILE 1-YEAR, 3-YEAR, AND 5-YEAR ENDING Q1 2020 AND RECEIVES FIVE-STAR RATING FROM MORNINGSTAR”

Johnson Institutional Core Bond Fund (JIBFX) received a Five-Star Morningstar Overall Rating™ as of February 29, 2020.  The ranking of the fund is in part due to our strong performance in recent volatile markets and consistency of our long-term approach.

During the first quarter, the Johnson Institutional Core Bond Fund returned 5.05%, outpacing the benchmark by 190 bps.  The fund was in the 1st percentile of the Morningstar US Fund Intermediate Core Bond category for 1-year, 3-year and 5-year time periods. The outperformance was largely driven by the Johnson Fixed income team’s quality credit selection discipline and investment process.  Additionally, during 2019, proactive sector allocation and positioning of duration, based on fundamental analysis and long-term relative valuation, helped the portfolio avoid problematic areas of the market during its recent period of unprecedented volatility.

The Johnson Institutional Core Bond Fund is led by Johnson Asset Management’s five-person Fixed Income Investment team. The objective of the funds is to outperform the market index with comparable volatility and greater downside risk protection. The team strives to deliver clients consistent and attractive long-term investment results using their proprietary Quality Yield approach.

Johnson Asset Management is a Midwest based investment management firm focused on both investment grade fixed income and domestic equity securities. The firm’s primary objective is to deliver clients a high-quality portfolio designed to outperform the market with comparable volatility while providing stability — especially during periods of economic or market stress.

Further details and the Fund Fact Sheet can be found here. For more information on the firm and services, please visit www.johnsonasset.com. Questions about how to access the funds? Please contact Irene Tsai directly at 614.806.3867 or by email: itsai@johnsonasset.com.

TD Ameritrade Institutional – More Information and Registration
Upcoming and On Demand webinar topics include…
“Selling Cash-Secured Puts for Income of Stock Acquisition”
“Determining Trends and Targets Using Price Patterns”
“Income and Protection Strategies Using Index Options”
“Price Point Forecasting with Fibonacci Levels”
“Taking Stock of the US Consumer”
“Maximizing Potential Yield with Covered Strangles”

Vanguard
“Vanguard Advisor’s Alpha®: How to be an effective behavioral coach when your clients need it the most” – Register Here
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm ET
View all Upcoming Virtual Events Here

Additional Resources

Financial Planning During a Pandemic
The American College has a new, FREE webcast series. This flyer promotes a 4-Part Webcast Series titled Financial Planning During A Pandemic. Panelists include top financial-thought leaders answering today’s pressing questions about volatile markets. The series started April 16 and will run every other Thursday through May 28th. Upcoming topics include:

  • public health
  • crisis communications
  • tax and retirement planning
  • wealth management.

You can watch the webcast on public health here. In addition, anyone who registers for any of the webcasts will gain access to archives of all four webcasts once the series is completed.

Journal of Financial Planning & Financial Services Review CFP CE Exams
FPA members can earn additional CFP CE credit after reading the award-winning, peer-reviewed Journal of Financial Planning and Financial Services Review. Print versions of the Journal of Financial Planning exams are published at the back of each issue. Financial Services Review exams are available at the back of each digital issue, accessible through the online JFP digital edition or through the JFP app.  To receive credit, members must complete the exam and submit online. It typically takes 5-7 business days for these credit hours to be added to your CFP Board account.
CE Exams and Digital Editions Available HERE


April 21, 2020

Update on Events

Due to continued advisement against hosting large gatherings, FPA NEO has cancelled events through at least May 30, 2020. Therefore, the Thursday, May 21, 2020 Monthly Education Meeting has been cancelled. We are planning to host some virtual events in the coming months, so keep an eye out for additional information!

Free Virtual CE Options

Brunswick Companies
“An Inside Scoop to Personal Insurance” – Register Here
Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 9:00am

Capital Group
Upcoming Webinar and CE resources include…
Weekly Webinar Series: “Volatility 2020: Weathering the Storm” More Information and Registration
General CE Credit Center – View Here
RIA CE Credit Center – View Here

TD Ameritrade Institutional – More Information and Registration
Upcoming and On Demand webinar topics include…
“Selling Cash-Secured Puts for Income of Stock Acquisition”
“Determining Trends and Targets Using Price Patterns”
“Income and Protection Strategies Using Index Options”
“Price Point Forecasting with Fibonacci Levels”
“Taking Stock of the US Consumer”
“Maximizing Potential Yield with Covered Strangles”

Vanguard
View upcoming programs here

Journal of Financial Planning & Financial Services Review CFP CE Exams

FPA members can earn additional CFP CE credit after reading the award-winning, peer-reviewed Journal of Financial Planning and Financial Services Review. Print versions of the Journal of Financial Planning exams are published at the back of each issue. Financial Services Review exams are available at the back of each digital issue, accessible through the online JFP digital edition or through the JFP app.  To receive credit, members must complete the exam and submit online. It typically takes 5-7 business days for these credit hours to be added to your CFP Board account.
CE Exams and Digital Editions Available HERE

Take 5 – April 2020 – Updates from FPA National

FPA Offers Online Guide to Help Navigate COVID-19 Turmoil
As you cope with the recent turmoil in the markets stemming from the spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus), FPA is supporting members by offering an online Volatility Resource Center to help financial planners navigate the markets and better serve their clients. Access now.

Financial Planners Rally to Help Underserved Populations Impacted by the Coronavirus
FPA is recruiting members to provide free, no-strings-attached financial guidance to underserved Americans impacted by COVID-19 (the coronavirus). Underserved populations that need free, no-strings-attached financial guidance can see a list of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional members of FPA who are making themselves available to help. Eligible FPA members interested in volunteering to assist can contact FPA Pro Bono Director, Kurt Kaczor.

FPA and CNBC Join Forces to Launch Co-Branded ‘Money Matters’ Newsletter for FPA Members
FPA and CNBC have joined forces to launch Money Matters, an exclusive newsletter that delivers the latest news from CNBC right to your inbox. Curated by CNBC journalists covering the world of investing and personal finance, Money Matters helps FPA members stay on top of important news and trends to better serve clients. Opt in to Money Matters now!

The Latest Issue of the “FPA Next Generation Planner” is Now Available
In partnership with FP Transitions, FPA issued its March issue of Next Generation Planner, an incredibly practical and ridiculously valuable monthly publication designed exclusively for those who are new to the financial planning profession. This edition features tips to manage work and family, addressing the unique challenges of HENRYs, overcoming common client problems, and more. FPA members interested in receiving the monthly issues of the Next Generation Planner can download the app on their Apple, Android or Windows devices.

Call for Applications: 2021 FPA Board of Directors
Are you passionate about elevating the profession that transforms lives through the power of financial planning? If you are ready to take on a leadership role, FPA invites you to consider submitting an application for service on the 2021 FPA Board of Directors. Join a group of dedicated, dynamic FPA leaders who recognize the importance of today’s actions on the future of the profession by contacting FPABoard@OneFPA.org  to receive a board application package. Learn more about FPA Board service and how you can apply.


April 6, 2020

As a reminder, FPA NEO has suspended all in person events through at least April 30, 2020. Therefore, the Thursday, April 16, 2020 Monthly Education Meeting has been cancelled.

Continuing Education

Capital Group
Upcoming Webinar and CE resources include…
Weekly Webinar Series: “Volatility 2020: Weathering the Storm” More Information and Registration
General CE Credit Center – View Here
RIA CE Credit Center – View Here

TD Ameritrade Institutional – More Information and Registration
Upcoming and On Demand webinar topics include…
“Options Strategies for the Long Term”
“Technical Analysis: Flow of Funds”
“Enhancing Exit Strategies with Options”
“Contrarian Technical Indicators”
“State of the Market from a Technical Lens”
“Selling Cash-Secured Puts for Income of Stock Acquisition”
“Determining Trends and Targets Using Price Patterns”

Vanguard
View upcoming programs here

Journal of Financial Planning & Financial Services Review CFP CE Exams
FPA members can earn additional CFP CE credit after reading the award-winning, peer-reviewed Journal of Financial Planning and Financial Services Review. Print versions of the Journal of Financial Planning exams are published at the back of each issue. Financial Services Review exams are available at the back of each digital issue, accessible through the online JFP digital edition or through the JFP app.  To receive credit, members must complete the exam and submit online. It typically takes 5-7 business days for these credit hours to be added to your CFP Board account.
CE Exams and Digital Editions Available HERE

Other Resources/Updates

Pro Bono Financial Planning Volunteer Training
The Pro Bono Financial Planning Volunteer Training is a free, 50-minute online module that helps financial planners understand the basics of how to provide pro bono service to underserved members of the community. The Pro Bono Financial Planning Volunteer Training is approved for one hour of continuing education (CE) credit by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board). After viewing the training in its entirety, volunteers must take and pass a self-assessment to receive their CE credit. *A version of the Pro Bono Financial Planning Volunteer Training specially geared to FPA members is also available on FPA’s site here.

Information From Andrea Seidt, Ohio Securities Commissioner, Ohio Department of Commerce
On Friday, March 27, Governor DeWine signed H.B. 197, emergency legislation to provide relief to businesses and Ohioans in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Included in the bill are several regulatory relief measures.  For example, the bill automatically extends renewal deadlines for all existing Division licenses, registration certificates, and notice filings that would otherwise expire during the crisis and gives licensees/registrants the same extension to complete any other actions that are necessary to maintain those licenses and registrations.  The extension provides all licensees/registrants a 90-day window after the emergency period has ended to make any renewal filings due and to take any other actions necessary to maintain licensure and registration in Ohio.  Although the end date of the emergency period remains uncertain, the 90-day window is structured so that all extensions automatically end no later than December 1, 2020.  H.B. 197 also provides relief to the  Division and other agencies impacted by COVID-19 by granting the agencies the same 90-day extension in which to respond to applications and filings made during the emergency period, tolling timelines otherwise imposed by statutory and regulatory review mandates.  The Division currently has no plans to delay its review of licensing or registration applications as it is continuing operations via telework with minimal to no disruption in service.  If you have any questions on H.B. 197 and how it applies to your business, please contact Anne Followell at Anne.Followell@com.state.oh.us.

National FPA Information


March 23, 2020

As Governor DeWine announced on March 12, 2020, all events larger than 100 are banned and, on based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, FPA NEO will suspend all in person events through at least April 30, 2020. Therefore, the Thursday, April 16, 2020 Monthly Education Meeting has been cancelled. We will do our best to reschedule the speakers who were planning to present at both the March and April breakfast meetings and appreciate their flexibility and understanding.

We understand that a lot of you count on our monthly meetings for continuing education credits. FPA NEO is not planning to host any virtual events at this time, but many of our valued partners have provided links to upcoming webinars that do qualify for a variety of continuing education, including CFP® CE.

CFP® CE Available

Capital Group
Upcoming Webinar and CE resources include…
Weekly Webinar Series: “Volatility 2020: Weathering the Storm” More Information and Registration
General CE Credit Center – View Here
RIA CE Credit Center – View Here

TD Ameritrade Institutional – More Information and Registration
Upcoming and On Demand webinar topics include…
“Options Strategies for the Long Term”
“Technical Analysis: Flow of Funds”
“Enhancing Exit Strategies with Options”
“Contrarian Technical Indicators”
“State of the Market from a Technical Lens”
“Selling Cash-Secured Puts for Income of Stock Acquisition”
“Determining Trends and Targets Using Price Patterns”

Journal of Financial Planning & Financial Services Review CFP CE Exams
FPA members can earn additional CFP CE credit after reading the award-winning, peer-reviewed Journal of Financial Planning and Financial Services Review. Print versions of the Journal of Financial Planning exams are published at the back of each issue. Financial Services Review exams are available at the back of each digital issue, accessible through the online JFP digital edition or through the JFP app.  To receive credit, members must complete the exam and submit online. It typically takes 5-7 business days for these credit hours to be added to your CFP Board account.
CE Exams and Digital Editions Available HERE

Additional Program Option (no CE)
Harbor Funds
“Harbor COVID-19 Update”
Tuesday, March 24, 2020; 4:00 pm ET
Click Here to Join the Meeting via Microsoft Teams
Dial-in instructions: +1 872-215-5208; Conference ID: 787 531 261#

Please contact FPA NEO Chapter Executive, Lauren Smigelski, at 216-298-9095 or via email at admin@fpa-neo.org with questions. Although the physical FPA NEO office is now closed, Lauren remains available through phone or email.

COVID-19 and FPA NEO, a Message from the Board of Directors

March 12, 2020; 5:00 pm

Dear FPA NEO Members and Friends:

The Financial Planning Association of Northeast Ohio (FPA NEO) is monitoring the public health response to and guidance about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The board of directors, in cooperation with our staff team, is following appropriate state and national guidance about managing business events.

As Governor DeWine announced March 12, 2020, all events larger than 100 are banned until at least the beginning of April. 

Due to this restriction, we have cancelled our upcoming meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020. If you registered as a guest you will not be charged the registration fee. If you registered anyone for this event, please forward this message to them.

Please contact FPA NEO chapter executive, Lauren Smigelski, at 216-298-9095 or via email at admin@fpa-neo.org with questions.

The health and safety of all those in the FPA NEO community is very important to us and we wish you continued health and wellness in coming months.

Thank you,
FPA NEO Board of Directors

March 12, 2020; 9:00 am

Dear FPA NEO Members and Friends:

The Financial Planning Association of Northeast Ohio (FPA NEO) is monitoring the public health response to and guidance about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  The board of directors, in cooperation with our staff team, is following appropriate state and national guidance about managing business events, which includes information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization, U.S. State Department, etc.

At this time, we plan to continue hosting our events as planned, but retain the right to cancel any events or meetings if doing so is in the best interest of the health of the attendees/members.

It is recommended that all event attendees follow their respective national health agency travel guidance, as well as personal preference. If an event or conference cancellation is warranted, we will communicate this cancellation via email to registered members and guests and place notice on the association’s website.  Please make sure that your contact information, and that of your guests, is current with our staff office.

In addition, we recommend the following practices while together at meetings and events:

  • Limit or refrain from shaking hands
  • Frequently and thoroughly wash hands with soap or alcohol-based sanitizer
  • Cover mouth and nose with your bent elbow or a tissue when coughing, sneezing/etc.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness
  • Stay home and/or refrain from travel if you don’t feel well

We welcome your questions and encourage you to reach out to me or our staff team. Your patience and flexibility during this unprecedented time is appreciated.

Sincerely,

Marissa Beyer, CPF®
FPA NEO President
mbeyer@truewealthdesign.com

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