2019 Symposium Sponsors

About Schwab Advisor Services

As the industry’s leading custodian for independent registered investment advisors (RIAs), Schwab Advisor Services is dedicated to helping advisors achieve their business goals. For more than 30 years we have supported firms of all types and sizes and earned the trust of more than 7,500 advisors. Visit advisorservices.schwab.com. Schwab Advisor Services serves independent investment advisors and includes the custody, trading, and support services of Schwab.

CION Investments is a leading manager of investment solutions designed to redefine the way individual investors can build their portfolios and help meet their long-term investment goals. With more than 30 years of experience in the alternative asset management industry, CION strives to level the playing field. CION currently manages CION Investment Corporation, a leading non-traded BDC, and sponsors, through CION Ares Management, CION Ares Diversified Credit Fund, a globally diversified interval fund.

DPL Financial Partners is an insurance network for RIAs that brings low-cost, Commission-Free insurance products from some of the nation’s top carriers to fee-only advisors. DPL works as the RIA’s strategic partner to provide solutions designed to deliver value and improve financial outcomes for clients. DPL consultants are product and carrier agnostic.

The Mark Maimon Team of Freedom Mortgage is one of the nation’s top 100 loan producers and has closed in excess of $1 billion in residential mortgage loans. They are active members of the financial planning community including conducting continuing education courses for organizations such as the Financial Planning Association. The team has built an impeccable reputation within the advisor community based on their unrivaled creativity in addressing challenging loan scenarios, their ability to clearly and effectively explain complex financial concepts, as well as their keen understanding of how decisions made during the mortgage process can affect a client’s long-term net worth. These characteristics, along with each team member’s unwavering integrity, attention to detail, easygoing demeanor, and endless drive to educate those around them are what set them apart from the rest. While other originators are focused solely on the transaction at hand, the Mark Maimon Team looks at mortgages through a broader financial planning lens and works closely with the advisor community to build financing solutions that truly complement the clients’ overall financial objectives. Give the Mark Maimon Team a try and you’ll see how a true partnership with a mortgage lender can deepen and enhance your client relationships.

JVM Realty, Inc. We provide two Private Equity Investment Real Estate Funds for the accredited investor, JVM Multi-Family Premier Fund III and JVM Realty Apartment Fund 7, LLC. We have two share classes available, Equity shares with 5-8% Annual Yield Distribution or Non-Equity Fixed Income shares paying 7% Annual Yield Distribution. Equity Investments that target 12-15% net, pre-tax IRR’s over the life of the fund. These investments have been approved to custody on most major RIA Custodian Platforms

Since 1975, JVM has had a single focus and expertise- owning and operating and selling Midwest multi-family real estate assets. With over $900 million of assets under management JVM has built a strong reputation as a top property manager and a track record with some of the strongest returns in the private equity real estate space. Please consider investing 30 minutes of your time to explore ways that JVM may assist your clients achieve their financial goals.

M&M Insurance Premium Company, LLC is owned and operated by Mike Bieker and Matt Minahan who have a combined experience of over 30 years in the construction insurance industry. M&M Premium Finance Company is a specialty lender for commercial insurance policy premiums.

Mike Bieker and Matt Minahan founded M&M Insurance Premium Company, LLC and started funding client premiums from their two agencies using their own funds. M&M Insurance Premium Company, LLC has grown an excellent brand name and reputation for service and retention for several commercial insurance agencies throughout Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii utilizing top of the line software for its management practices. Since its inception M&M Premium Finance Company has sustained annual growth rates of over 30%.

MDP Consultants, founded in 2011, is a boutique independent insurance brokerage serving fee-only financial advisors nationwide. We help financial advisors increase their risk management efficiency and effectiveness with clients. We align best with financial planning centric firms providing a high level of client consultation. We offer disability insurance review which includes policy analysis, strategic insurance recommendations, medical underwriting, policy placement and policy management. We also review requirements, full policy booklets, and complete employer coverage certificates as summaries alone are not enough. The available products we offer are disability insurance, high limit specialty risk disability, long term care insurance, hybrid-life long term care, and term life.

Many comprehensive financial advisors understand the importance of detailed insurance review during the financial planning process. Adding MDP Consultants as an extension of your financial planning team creates tremendous value with existing and new client discussions. MDP Consultants is committed to assuring your clients have the details they need to make the best insurance decisions possible. Don't just use any local insurance agent, use the best.

Peachtree Hotel Group is a privately held real estate investment company that finances, owns, operates, manages and develops hotel and hotel-related assets throughout the United States. Founded in 2008, Peachtree Hotel Group has invested, through acquisition, origination or development, in a portfolio of 200 hotels and mortgage loans secured by hotel properties, with a cost basis of more than $2.2 billion. Peachtree Hotel Group provides investment services, loan origination, loan servicing, property management, asset management, development and construction/renovation management for limited-service and select-service hotels located throughout the United States, primarily in and around the Sunbelt states.

Ryan Insurance Strategy Consultants is primarily focused on helping Fee-Only Advisors and their clients with life, disability, and long-term care insurance planning. John Ryan CFP® is the Principal of the firm and consults with financial advisors, attorney's, CPA's and their clients in addition to managing his own private insurance practice in Colorado since 1978.

Ryan Insurance Strategy Consultants also oversee the administration of the NAPFA Member Group Insurance Benefit plans and specialize in the implementation and administration of group insurance products to associations and employer groups at a national level.

To learn more about our resources contact John at: (800) 796-0909 x102 or email: john_ryan@ryan-insurance.net.

Vanguard Financial Advisor Services began in 1975 and has grown to become one of the world’s largest investment management companies, with more than $4.93 trillion in U.S. fund assets as of September 30, 2018. Vanguard provides an extensive array of investment products, including a full range of low-cost ETFs and mutual funds designed to help financial advisors grow and preserve the wealth of their clients.

Most investment firms are either publicly traded or privately owned. Vanguard is different: We’re owned by the Vanguard funds, which are owned by their shareholders. We make every decision with only our fund shareholders’ needs in mind. Our unique structure, along with our commitment to provide outstanding performance and service at the lowest possible cost, provides advisors with many opportunities for building their businesses and enhancing their client relationships.

We believe low costs are crucial to generate consistently strong investment performance. Our cost structure allows fee-based advisors to set attractive fees for their clients. Advisors can also take advantage of the latest information on current trends, as well as astute investment analysis, from our highly respected research teams. Our research-based, client-approved education materials are designed to help advisors’ clients become better-informed investors. In addition, our innovative practice management solutions can help advisors attract and retain clients, build their practices, and enhance their professional development. Perhaps the most powerful reason for partnering with Vanguard is the confidence that comes from choosing an experienced, trusted investment management company. Connect with Vanguard® at advisors.vanguard.com or call 800-997-2798.

For over 40 years Roy Cranman, of Wealth Risk Management, has been in the insurance and financial services industry. For many years he ran his own financial planning firm and RIA. Since 2007 he has worked exclusively with hundreds of financial advisors and insurance agents throughout Georgia and the southeast. He has assisted them with thousands of their clients’ insurance needs. He has a BBA in Risk Management & Insurance from the University of Georgia. While Roy is a FINRA registered representative, he does not actively solicit or manage investments. Because his insurance practice is independent, he can offer products from multiple insurance companies and let you decide which ones best suit your clients’ needs.

As a fee only financial planner you know that reviewing your clients’ insurance is required as part of your fiduciary duty. But, how do you meet that obligation when most insurance agents are also selling investments and competing with you. While some older life agents may not be FINRA registered, they usually only represent one company and are unlikely to provide an objective evaluation. Roy Cranman and Wealth Risk Management are ready to partner with you, providing objective alternatives, to help you meet your fiduciary duty to your clients.

Windermere Insurance Group is a full-service insurance agency headquartered in Charlotte, NC with additional offices in Hilton Head and Pawleys Island, SC. Windermere’s property and casualty business is focused on both commercial and personal lines, with experienced in-house loss control and claims management capability supporting both divisions. Windermere also offers a full array of group employee benefits.

Windermere can assist wealth management firms with all of their insurance needs, including professional and management liability coverages such errors & omissions, cyber liability, directors & officers, crime, employment practices, fiduciary liability, and ERISA Bonds. Windermere also provides general liability, business property, and workers’ compensation coverages, while our Private Client Group works closely with individual wealth advisors to offer personal insurance analysis and proposals as part of the advisor’s overall risk management services for their clients.