2018 NAPFA Fall Conference

529 Multi-Manager Programs

Our quality, highly-regarded, low-cost multi-managed 529 programs offer excellent flexibility and attractive tax benefits including an upfront tax deduction for Illinois, Alabama, Missouri, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Montana, and Arizona taxpayers. We have low cost Vanguard funds plus more than 20 other quality fund families including T. Rowe Price, DFA, Dodge & Cox, Lazard and others.

65 Incorporated

You help your clients time Social Security benefits. You show them how to mitigate their investment risk. You plan for their financial future. But are you helping them with their critical Medicare enrollment decisions?

Other than confusing government regulations or insurance agents, your clients basically have no one to turn to for unbiased, expert Medicare enrollment guidance... until now.

With i65 Medicare Mapping software, YOU can provide your clients with the expert guidance they need — without having to become a Medicare expert yourself.

Simply guide your clients through some easy-to-answer questions. Then, in about 20 minutes, your clients get individualized Medicare RoadMaps detailing step-by-step enrollment instructions, how to get Medigap, Medicare Advantage, and/or Part D drug plans, invaluable information related to their specific situation, plus much more.

Through i65 and this RoadMap, your clients get the peace-of-mind they need related to Medicare, and you, in turn, get wonderful client referrals.

Learn more about how i65 Medicare Mapping software can help you take client guidance to the next level.


The principals of 2GR Equity are proud to be supporting NAPFA Advisors and their clients for over a decade.

2GR Equity is a private equity, commercial real estate investment firm based in Dallas/Fort Worth. 2GR manages a family of diversified real estate investments with total capitalization of $265 million. The firm strives to invest with best in class real estate developers/sponsors operating across the major commercial real estate asset types in Texas. NAPFA Advisor and their clients have the choice of investments in single property assets and/or diversified real estate funds with reasonable minimum investment sizes starting at $25,000.

Advisors Asset Management

For more than 35 years, AAM has been a trusted resource for financial advisors and broker/dealers. We offer access to UITs, open- and closed-end mutual funds, separately managed accounts (SMAs), exchange-traded funds (ETFs), structured products and the fixed income markets, as well as portfolio analytics. For more, please visit us at www.aamlive.com. Advisors Asset Management, Inc. (AAM) is a SEC registered investment advisor and member FINRA/SIPC.


Advyzon is an intuitive, cloud-based platform for investment advisors. By providing most, if not all, of the technology an advisory firm needs to run their business, we help advisors streamline their operations so they can focus on growing their business. We feel that technology should be simple to use, innovative and backed by exceptional client service.

  • Customizable performance reporting
  • Flexible billing
  • Client relationship management (CRM)
  • Configurable client portals
  • Document storage
  • Business intelligence

Allianz Global

Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 700 investment professionals* in 25 offices worldwide and managing more than $630 billion in assets for individuals, families and institutions.

Active is the most important word in our vocabulary.

Active is how we create and share value with clients. We believe in solving, not selling, and in adding value beyond pure economic gain. We invest for the long term, employing our innovative investment expertise and global resources. Our goal is to ensure a superior experience for our clients, wherever they are based and whatever their investment needs. Active is: Allianz Global Investors.

American Equity

American Equity has sponsored real estate investments in multifamily properties, office buildings and land through private equity partnerships since 1988, with consistent cash distributions and strong returns. Multifamily partnerships offer consistent cash flow from operations, and additional growth potential. Pre-development land partnerships offer exceptional growth investments. Our track record includes decades of integrity and consistent performance.

AssetBook, Inc.

AssetBook is redefining portfolio reporting and accounting systems. Our web-based platform is flexible yet easy to use; designed specifically for Registered Investment Advisors. AssetBook's versatile offering gives RIAs extraordinary power to monitor accounts and communicate with clients. This, along with an ongoing commitment to superior service, is what makes AssetBook an industry leader.

Asset Dedication

Asset Dedication is a turn-key asset management platform (TAMP) for financial planners. Our innovative goals-based strategies utilizes customized individual bond portfolios and time-targeted equity portfolios using Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) mutual funds. Our outsource solutions team takes on portfolio trading and administration, billing and reporting, cash management, active tax loss harvesting, and integration of legacy and held away positions. Your team can focus working with clients, adding value through planning, and growing your business.

Betterment for Advisors

Betterment for Advisors is the leading digital-first wealth management platform. By combining our robo-advisor technology with an advisor’s personal touch, we are reimagining what’s possible in wealth management. Our automated, tax-efficient portfolio management, paperless back office, and intuitive user experience empower advisors to grow their businesses and build deeper client relationships. Hundreds of firms trust Betterment for Advisors to custody and manage hundreds of millions in client assets.

Boston Compliance Associates

Boston Compliance Associates is a boutique consulting business providing access to comprehensive compliance consulting and legal solutions for small and mid-sized investment managers. Our approach takes into consideration the client's resource constraints and overall business needs. Solutions are customized to each client's individual regulatory needs and budgetary requirements. All engagements include a dedicated securities attorney to address basic legal needs. Servicing investment managers nationally.

C and C Creations

C&C Creations specializes in corporate and holiday gifts that include putting corporations' logos and individual names on gift tins and shipping them with hand-made sour cream coffee cakes inside those gift tins to all 50 states.

Approx cost including shipping is $35 for the 2lb cake and $48 for the 3lb cake.

CFP Board of Standards

CFP Board is the certification and standards-setting organization for the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in the U.S. Founded in 1985, CFP Board benefits the public by establishing and enforcing education, examination, experience, and ethics standards for CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for competent and ethical personal financial planning.

Charles 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 25 years we have supported firms of all types and sizes and earned the trust of over 7,500 advisors. Visit advisorservices.schwab.com. Schwab Advisor Services serves independent investment advisors and includes the custody, trading, and support services of Schwab.


CircleBlack is a wealth innovation company that is focused on delivering modern technology that strengthens the bond between advisors and their clients. CircleBlack helps advisors scale their practices using world-class account and data aggregation, providing performance reporting on all assets including held-away assets, and delivering personalized, targeted content on any device, including smartphones and tablets. In addition, CircleBlack enables advisors to substantially increase their revenues by managing clients' held-away assets, particularly 401 (k) accounts.

Visit www.circleblack.com or download the highly rated CircleBlack app for phone or tablet.

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Columbia Threadneedle Investments is a leading global asset manager that provides a broad range of investment strategies for individual and institutional clients. With 450 investment professionals across 17 countries, we manage $482 billion across asset classes. Our global investment team debates and challenges their best ideas to make better decisions, leading to better outcomes for you and your clients.

Premier Exhibitor: Covisum, LLC

Making the best financial decisions is complex. Covisum creates software and reports that visually illustrate the value of a good decision. Advisors can quickly recognize and identify opportunities to save their clients from leaving significant money on the table. Your clients may think that taking Social Security as early as possible is the right choice. With Social Security Timing®, you can help optimize their strategy and increase their retirement value by up to $100,000. Clients often don’t understand the relationship between ordinary and capital incomes, leading to potentially significant tax inefficiency in their retirement strategy. With Tax Clarity™, you can provide tax alpha and quickly identify sub-optimal situations, showing clients how to make retirement decisions in the most tax-efficient way. Clients are often blind to market risk and typically don’t have accurate downside expectations – either too conservative or too reckless, leading to sub-optimal investment allocations. With SmartRisk™, advisors can analyze portfolio risk and easily communicate with clients to help them avoid costly mistakes. Additionally, when you subscribe to any of our tools, you get an entire support team to help you answer client and software questions. Visit www.covisum.com to learn more.

Dimensional Fund Advisors

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP is a leading global investment firm that has been translating academic research into practical investment solutions since 1981. We strive to build deep, enduring relationships with advisors who share our desire to create better financial outcomes for clients. Dimensional and its global affiliates manage $577 billion for clients worldwide (as of December 31, 2017).


PortfolioPlus ETFs are brought to you by Direxion. Since 1997 Direxion has helped democratize the use of leverage and institutional strategies for everyday investors. Our unique, institutional trading roots and expertise in index exposure magnification have inspired the latest evolution of ETFs.

Our funds allow you to differentiate yourself from other investment advisors, offering fresh solutions for building strategies that work harder.

DPL Financial Partners

In 2014, DPL established its unique, fiduciary footprint with an innovative solution to bridge the gap between insurance carries and RIA’s. We work with insurance carriers every day on behalf of the RIA industry to create and identify its best commission-free products. Then, we consult with RIAs about their clients’ insurance needs to help identify more efficient, less expensive options – and together with RIAs and carriers, get new and better preforming products built.

For decades, RIAs have been driving the financial services industry to meet their fee-only model eliminating loads and commissions and driving down costs for clients, DPL joins the cause by knocking down on of the last significant barriers to the RIAs’ fee-only model – insurance. Suddenly, the insurance planning pillar of your practice just got simpler, smarter, better.


Formed in 2012, ExchangeRight has successfully executed an investment strategy based on a disciplined acquisition approach. The principals directly oversee all investment functions, including acquisition due diligence, financing, asset management and dispositions. Affiliates of the Sponsor previously acquired or have under contract in excess of $1,200,000,000 of assets including over 425 properties that total over 11 million square feet and are located in 28 different states. In addition, the Sponsor is currently operating two preferred equity funds and two companies that make short-term debt investments into investment properties. The principals of ExchangeRight are Joshua Ungerecht, David Fisher and Warren Thomas. ExchangeRight is the sole member of the Sponsor, the Manager, the Property Manager and the Master Lessee. Accordingly, the Sponsor, the Manager, the Property Manager and the Master Lessee are Affiliates owned by the same entity and, thus, any agreements between the parties are not the result of arm’s length negotiations. ExchangeRight’s principal place of business is 1055 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 310, Pasadena, CA 91106.

Charter Financial Publishing

Financial Advisor, a monthly magazine reaching 220,000 independent advisors, is rated the most widely read trade magazine for independent reps and RIAs by Erdos & Morgan. In addition to publishing Private Wealth, ETF Advisor and FA News, FA also produces the Inside Alternatives, Inside Retirement, Invest in Women, Impact Investing and ETF Strategies conferences.

For more information visit www.fa-mag.com.


Fee-Only Advisors - Grow your online footprint, raise your search engine rankings, and own your digital reputation. This is not just another online profile. FeeOnlyNetwork.com raises the visibility of fee-only financial advisors, individually and collectively, in a systematic and powerful way.

Established in 2010, FeeOnlyNetwork.com is one of the most visited Find an Advisor websites with original content to educate the public on the value of working with a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent advisor. Member profile pages are crafted to be the most visible, comprehensive, and influential web page about YOU on the internet. The annual renewal rate for Premium service is 95%.

NAPFA members - claim your free profile or join over 1,000 of your peers and upgrade to Premium service for features, tools, and insight to gain online visibility like never before. Premium membership includes full profile setup and consulting from Allan Slider, Founder.

Learn more at FeeOnlyNetwork.com/signup-napfa

Fidelity Clearing and Custody Solutions

Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions® provides a comprehensive clearing and custody platform, brokerage, investment, and reporting services, trading capabilities, and practice management and consulting to registered investment advisors (RIAs), including strategic acquirers and professional asset managers, retirement recordkeepers, broker-dealer firms, banks, insurance companies, family offices, and wealthy families. The goal of Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions® is to help clients ensure that they are always future-ready by providing knowledgeable consulting, exceptional people and transformative technology.

Folio Institutional

Folio Institutional® is a leading brokerage, custody, and financial technology company, all in one. Investment advisors, financial institutions and retirement plans use our innovative technology and modular solutions to build and precisely manage customized portfolios for their entire client base, regardless of account size. Our clients use our state-of-the-art trading, portfolio management tools, digital investing services and alternative investment capabilities to create a better client experience, scale their business and improve profitability. We empower the financial services industry on both a full-service and technology-licensed basis, servicing billions of dollars of investor assets nationwide. www.folioinstitutional.com

FP Transitions

FP Transitions is the nation’s leading provider of equity management, valuation and succession planning services for financial advisors. The team of consultants includes financial analysts, legal professionals and business coaches, who work together to provide comprehensive, unbiased strategic solutions for financial professionals. The firm’s expertise has been compiled into two books, “Succession Planning for Financial Advisors: Building an Enduring Business” and “Buying, Selling, and Valuing a Financial Practice: the FP Transitions M&A Guide,” both published by Wiley & Sons. Based in Portland, Oregon, FP Transitions operates the largest fully-supported open market for buying and selling financial service practices in the U.S.

Great American Life Insurance Company

Simplify your business with Great American Life, a leading provider of fixed-indexed annuities with a competitive lineup of income and death benefit riders. With Great American, you can help clients grow and protect their assets, receive guaranteed lifetime income or leave a legacy for their loved ones.

With roots dating back to 1872 and an “A” or higher rating by A.M. Best for more than 40 consecutive years, Great American has financial strength and stability you and your clients can count on for years to come.

They have an experienced team of internal and external wholesalers who are committed to supporting your business needs. You will find responsive service, in-depth product knowledge and industry expertise to help you achieve long-term success.

Griffin Capital Securities

Founded in 1995, Griffin Capital Securities is focused on offering high quality investment products, and "best-in-class" education, service and support to financial advisors and their clients. Griffin Capital Securities currently offers four investment opportunities, Griffin Institutional Access™ Credit Fund, Griffin Institutional Access™ Real Estate Fund, Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II, Inc., and Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc.

Ignite Funding

Ignite Funding offersreal estate investments backed by collateral-you are the bank, earning monthly income for the use of your investment dollars. More specifically we provide an alternative investment option that matches quality real estate Borrowers with Investors seeking capital preservation in collateralized turn­key real estate investments, while earning a 10% to 12% annualized return.

Founded in 1995, Ignite Funding has evolved with the changing real estate landscape. Our original business model began as a traditional home mortgage lender providing lending to home buyers. The demand for lending from homebuilders and developers reshaped our business in 2011. Since that time, Ignite Funding has funded over half a blllion in loans with Investor capital.

Life Goes on ROADMAP ™

Life Goes on Roadmap™ is an affordable and empowering toolkit financial advisors can license and brand as their own. It’s a system for organizing personal finance information so clients have power, access, and control, before disease, disability or death get in the way. Clients welcome financial peace of mind when they organize important contacts, service providers, insurance information, bank or credit union accounts, investments, credit cards, and more so the information is accessible when and where it is needed. Life Goes on Roadmap elevates the process of getting organized to be a game to win instead of an administrative task to put off until later.

Created by a fee-only fiduciary who is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional and his wife, Life Goes on Roadmap starts powerful conversations now with family members to shift roles and responsibilities as needed to ensure a smoother journey, no matter what happens next. Unlike old fashioned paper systems, Life Goes on Roadmap is suitable for today’s digital age. It offers a safe and secure way to enter, save, update, and share the information that covers 16 important pages of crucial information with the right people who have a need to know. In today’s online and electronic world in which people have hundreds of online accounts and subscriptions, a safety deposit box with insurance papers and a short letter no longer do the job.

Lincoln Financial Group / Lincoln Financial Distributors, Inc.

The value of partnering with Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group delivers sophisticated strategies and products for the creation, protection, and enjoyment of wealth. We are committed to helping Americans plan for retirement, prepare for the unexpected and protect their wealth from five key financial challenges: taxes, long-term health costs, longevity, inflation, and market risk.

Rely on Lincoln for the knowledge and experience to help you address these challenges. Lincoln Wealth Protection Expertise combines state-of-the-art products, seasoned wholesalers and specialists, and powerful visualization tools to assist you in protecting client wealth and planning financial outcomes.


LLIS provides fee-only financial advisors and their clients with comprehensive insurance consulting and support services. LLIS is not made up of money managers, accountants or financial planners, nor do we solicit business from the general public. Rather, we are experts in the insurance process -- from planning to ongoing service to policy reviews -- for term, long term care, disability, annuities, hybrids, and low load fixed and variable life products from highly-rated companies. We find the right insurance product based upon a client’s needs and their financial planner’s recommendations. That’s what makes us the advisor’s insurance advisor®.

Longbridge Financial, LLC

Longbridge Financial, LLC is a leading national reverse mortgage lender and servicer committed to providing financial advisors with the education and support needed to responsibly utilize home equity in retirement planning. The financial solutions Longbridge offers can help by giving clients options to improve flexibility, tax efficiency, and cash flow – while preserving other portfolio assets. Longbridge is a resource for advisors and their clients across the country, working with reputable firms that share our commitment to the highest ethical, regulatory, and customer service standards.

NAPFA ADVISOR SPECIAL: Call us today at 855-246-1765 or contact advisors@longbridge-financial.com to join our HECM Advisor Network. We will help you take advantage of the many benefits this exclusive membership offers, including special discounts for your clients and educational opportunities for you.

Lord Abbett

Founded in 1929, Lord Abbett has a singular focus of the management of money and a heritage of independence. These strengths have enabled us to forge a culture that is investment-led and investor-focused.

For more than 85 years, Lord Abbett has built a heritage of influence and innovation in the asset management industry. As an investment-led firm, Lord Abbett’s approach is based on a philosophical belief in active management characterized by teamwork and collaboration, a commitment to research–both fundamental and quantitative–and an adherence to risk management. As an investor-focused firm, Lord Abbett is committed to providing every client with its independent perspective, breadth of resources, and a range of intelligently designed investment strategies.


Now marking our 43nd anniversary, MAGA Ltd. is one of the nation’s oldest and original long term care broker/specialist. We offer cutting-edge LTC planning solutions, including traditional and asset-based products to protect retirement assets and provide quality choices of care. As a NAPFA RESOURCE PARTNER for nearly two decades, we will work with you and your clients every step of the way regarding plan design, underwriting criteria, and carrier selection. MAGA will also assist your clients with administrative services such as policy reviews and help with filing of a claim. Take advantage of our 2018 CFP board accepted CE programs. Licensed nationally, we work hard to make long term care planning easy. Put our experienced, award-winning team to work for you! Contact Brian Gordon at Brian@magaltc.com or Peter R. Florek at Peter@magaltc.com.

Markel Investment Advisors

Markel Cambridge Alliance (MCA), part of Markel Specialty, is an Underwriting Manager for Errors and Omissions (E&O) or Professional Liability Insurance for RIAs that manage money and provide advisory services to individuals and high net worth investors. MCA has offered this specific line of insurance coverage since 1988 and is endorsed by several financial associations. MCA offers a 5% discount to financial advisors using TO Ameritrade Institutional, with an additional 5% for members of selected financial associations (for a maximum 15% ). They offer very competitive minimum premiums with coverage limits from $100,000 to $5 million per occurrence. Markel Cambridge Alliance and their carrier, Evanston Insurance company, are part of an NYSE-listed insurance holding company, Markel Corporation, (symbol: MKL). MCA offers Directors & Officers liability insurance (0&0), data breach, media liability and wire fraud (cyber), as well as management liability, tax preparation, and divorce consultation.

MoneyGuidePro®, Created by PIEtech

MoneyGuidePro®, created by PIEtech®, makes robust financial planning fast and easy. It helps address key concerns including running out of money, health care costs, investment losses, asset allocation and Social Security. MoneyGuidePro® identifies gaps, empowering clients to stress test their plans.

PIEtech®, singularly focused on financial planning, believes that Everyone Needs and Deserves a Quality Financial Plan. Innovative client engagement tools include bliss, the Retirement Compatibility Game for couples, Financial Freedom, an interactive tool that helps clients control debt and start saving, Discovery Lab, guided online client data gathering and myMoneyGuide®, online guided planning for clients to create customized plans.

Moors & Cabot

Moors Cabott work with financial advisors to create customized fixed-income portfolios. Our conservative, value oriented methodologies give advisors and their clients peace of mind while our advisor-trader direct relationship seeks to minimize costs and maximize clients yield.

Mortgage Twins / Wintrust Mortgage

Your National Mortgage Resource lending in all 50 states. Mike & Carl have devoted their energy to providing Fee-Only planners and their clients with information and options to ensure individual and family mortgage needs are fulfilled. Mike & Carl understand the nature of planner-client relationships and how a mortgage can fit into comprehensive financial and life-plans. Mike & Carl work as a team to manage the process from inquiry through approval and closing. Call or email with any questions or scenarios you would like to review.


my529, formerly the Utah Educational Savings Plan, is a nonprofit, direct-sold 529 college savings plan. With more than $12 billion in assets under management, my529 is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 529 plans for its low fees and high-quality investment options. For more information about my529 and its financial advisor-friendly features, visit advisor.my529.org or call 888.529.1886

Nationwide Advisory Solutions

Our mission is to help RIAs and fee-based advisors build their practices by enabling their clients to accumulate more wealth and reach their financial goals. We do this by developing and delivering investment products, services and technologies that fit the fiduciary standard—wrapped in an industry-leading customer experience. The mission of Nationwide Financial is to help America prepare for and live in retirement. To learn more, please visit www.nationwideadvisory.com or call 866-667-0564.

Next Generation Trust Company

Founded on the philosophy that every person should have control over their own retirement plans, Next Generation Trust Company educates consumers and professionals about self-directed retirement plans and nontraditional investments, a strategy at one time reserved only for the very wealthy. Next Generation Trust Company, a custodian of self-directed retirement plans, is a trust company chartered in South Dakota. Its sister firm, Next Generation Services provides comprehensive account administration and transaction support with Next Generation Trust Company acting as custodian for all accounts. The neutral third-party professionals at Next Generation Trust Company expertly guide clients and their trusted advisors as part of their white glove, personalized service for a seamless transaction experience from start to finish.

Oppenheimer Funds

OppenheimerFunds, a leading global asset manager with more than $251 billion in assets under management (as of February 28, 2018), provides innovative investment strategies for investors. The firm’s 16 investment management teams specialize in equity, fixed-income, alternative, multi-asset, and factor and revenue-weighted-ETF strategies, including ESG as a signatory of the UN PRI. OppenheimerFunds and certain of its subsidiaries provide advisory services to the Oppenheimer family of funds, and OFI Global Asset Management offers solutions to institutions. The firm is also active through its Philanthropy & Community initiative: 10,000 Kids by 2020, reaching children with introductions to math literacy programs.

Osterweis Capital Management

Osterweis Capital Management was founded in 1983 by John Osterweis to serve the portfolio management needs of high net worth individuals. Since then, the firm has grown to $7 billion in assets under management in individually managed portfolios and mutual funds. The fundamentals underlying the firm's investment philosophy are flexibility and disciplined investment analysis. Flexibility allows the firm to shift allocations away from areas of perceived risk, while discipline allows it to uncover securities the firm believes have significant potential for appreciation. Osterweis Capital Management is focused on helping financial advisors and their clients meet their long-term

investment goals.

Palladium Group at Ash Brokerage

We designed our businesses model with several basic premises at hand. Clients, their families and their businesses need certain protections for their lives and their livelihoods. On one hand, clients trust their advisors to bring important conversations to their planning table. On the other, advisors are entrusted with guarding the door – never letting basis or pressure inside. With these barriers to entry, clients’ needs aren’t always met and their families & business remain exposed.

We exist to provide comprehensive insurance planning services to select professionals in the fee-only space who regularly advise affluent clients. We serve as your true insurance partner – an unbiased consultant who provides expertise in the areas of life insurance, disability and long-term care planning. We also understand the confidentiality agreement between you and your client, and the fact that your client may be well-known in your community. That’s why every relationship and every engagement is treated with white glove service.

Our model is about Honoring the Impact of® your professional relationships, and every layer of the insurance cycle by providing cutting edge research and design along with first-class implementation and administration for the insurance needs of an elite advisor’s clients.


JourneyGuide is retirement income planning software for financial advisors focused on converting mass affluent prospects into clients - faster. The software was developed on proven proprietary research that minimizes the risk of your clients out-living their savings and investments. As a result, JourneyGuide generates “smarter” retirement plans and provides advisors with a solution that optimizes social security payout benefits and illustrates easily how annuities can generate more guaranteed income. The software also provides a co-planning experience that generates a plan within 20 minutes with 95% confidence using our patented 5,000 Monte Carlo simulations. This differentiates you from your competition.

Private College 529 Plan

Private College 529 Plan, managed by Oppenheimer Funds, is a congressionally authorized non-profit prepaid tuition program owned by nearly 300 private colleges and universities nationwide. Private College 529 helps your clients steer clear of tuition increases, avoid market risk for their college funds and potentially save thousands of dollars on future tuition. Clients lock in today’s tuition rates at any member school years into the future. Member schools range from Princeton to Stanford, Amherst to TCU, Emory to Notre Dame to USC and hundreds more. Private College 529 Plan, in operation for 15 years, provides families the same federal tax advantages as state 529 plans, and clients pay zero fees. It is making private higher education affordable for American families.

RIA in a Box

RIA in a Box is a leading provider of compliance software to the wealth management industry. Launched in 2005, RIA in a Box is lead by Will Bressman and GJ King who transformed the business into the market leading SaaS-based compliance solution focused on the RIA industry. Approximately 2,000 RIAs of varying size across the US use the platform to increase compliance workflow efficiency.


Free of charge to RIAs and their clients, RetireOne is the leading, independent platform for fee-based insurance solutions. Serving over 900 advisors and offering solutions from multiple companies, the RetireOne platform is designed to simplify and add value in fee-based, retirement-solutions distribution. We've been in business since 2011 and are currently nearing $1 billion of retirement savings investments.

Right Capital

RightCapital is a next generation financial planning software that allows advisors to do more planning in less time with its innovative features. A user-friendly interface and interactive, easy to use features help advisors differentiate their value and simplify the financial planning experience for clients. A rigorous and robust calculation engine generates results quickly and accurately, providing confidence and flexibility for advisors.


RobustWealth's Complete Wealth Management Platform provides Advisors with institutional quality investment solutions alongside leading edge turnkey technology. Advisors can use RobustWealth's institutional investment strategies or build their own customized investment solutions. Leverage RobustWealth's digital experience, tax-efficient rebalancing, institutional trade execution and electronic document signing and storage, all while under your own private label.

Ryan Insurance Strategy Consultants

We know your business:
Ryan Insurance Strategy Consultants has had an intimate relationship with NAPFA and its members since its inception in 1983. We are one of the longest standing providers in Life, Disability and Long Term Care insurance advice to fee-only advisors. Over 75% of our business originates from repeat client referrals. We understand the impact an insurance advisor referral has on your relationship with your client.

Fee-Only advisors utilize our expertise and advice in all levels of insurance planning. Our team, in conjunction with a network of insurance industry experts, ensures the right solution is found for each client.

We feel an equal responsibility to both you and your clients.

We offer a simple and convenient online quote request for advisors and their clients, including a comprehensive explanation of insurance options so you and your clients are fully informed. We are a CFP® CE accredited sponsor and provide ongoing education for advisors through webinar conferences.

SEI Corporation

SEI provides a total flexible, end-to-end business solution that helps advisors save time, increase revenues and differentiate themselves in the market. We help advisors get back to the aspects of their business they most enjoy through a comprehensive and flexible solution that includes investment and wealth management, a leading-edge advisor business platform, and extensive practice management services. We bring together the services you need so you can spend more time with clients and less time managing operations and technology. Serving the independent financial advisor market for 25 years, we have 7,500 advisors who work with us, and $64.6 billion in advisors’ assets under management (as of March 31, 2018).

Shareholders Service Group, Inc.

SSG was created to provide high-quality, dedicated services for independent registered investment advisors. We work exclusively with independent RIAs across the nation servicing affluent clients. Our management team has a proven track record or building and managing brokerage and custodial platforms renowned for their customer service. We have developed a personal and flexible service model for advisors that custody their client assets with us. Our brokerage technology and custodial services are helping independent RIAs across the country to be more efficient.

SQN Investment Advisors

SQN Investment Advisors, LLC is an alternative asset manager dedicated to non-correlated investment strategies, built to diversify investor portfolios, striving to create a better investor experience. SQN Investment Advisors, LLC currently provides asset management and asset servicing to third party fund managers.

T. Rowe Price

T. Rowe Price, a global investment management organization with $861.6 B in AUM*. The portfolio management team, known for experience and tenure, construct diversified portfolios which we believe are well designed for achieving long-term financial objectives.

T2 Capital Management, LLC

T2 Capital Management, LLC is an opportunistic, privately held real estate investment firm based in Chicago, IL. Since it’s founding in 2011, T2 has deployed approximately $450M across the entire capital stack and among virtually all property types.

T2’s current investment activities originate out of the T2 Strategic Real Estate Income Fund, LLC (“SREI”) and the T2 Opportunity Fund V, LP. SREI seeks to preserve principal and generate a stable yield by originating and managing a diversified pool of small ($1-15M) short-term loans secured by commercial real estate. The fund, which makes quarterly distributions, is available to be held directly or in IRA and all non-qualified accounts at Charles Schwab, Fidelity (NFS), TD Ameritrade, Pershing and a variety of self-directed IRA custodians. To learn more about T2, please visit www.t2investments.com.

TCA Trust Corp.

TCA was founded to serve our clients through their current financial advisors and legal counsel. One of the greatest benefits to financial advisors when using TCA is our flexibility. Flexibility in the fact that

advisors use their current service provider, whether that’s Schwab, TDAmeritrade, RBC, Fidelity or LPL to name a few. This allows our clients to add the benefits of a corporate trustee, while maintaining the

relationship with their existing financial and legal advisors.

Flexibility in the fact that TCA will hold illiquid or non-standard assets that many corporate trustees will not hold. Illiquid assets include commercial and residential real estate, private notes, loans and mortgages, pre-IPO stock, private equity and partnerships.

Client service also sets TCA apart from other corporate trustees. We take pride in the fact that client questions and requests are answered quickly without the requirement of presenting the request at a monthly “committee” meeting.

TCA administers revocable or living trusts, irrevocable trusts, charitable remainder unit trusts and charitable remainder annuity trusts, charitable lead trusts, special needs trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, selfdirected IRA’s, intentionally defective grantor trusts, foundations, estate

settlement and agency accounts.

Premier Exhibitor: TD Ameritrade Institutional

TD Ameritrade Institutional is a leading provider of comprehensive brokerage and custody services to more than 5,000 fee-based, independent Registered Investment Advisors and their clients. Our advanced technology platform, coupled with personal support from our dedicated service teams, allows investment advisors to grow their businesses more efficiently and effectively, while optimizing time spent with clients. We provide a robust offering of products, programs, and services designed to help advisors build their businesses and help their clients reach their financial goals. Learn more at tdainstitutional.com.

TD Ameritrade Institutional, Division of TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC.


TIAA (www.tiaa.org) is a unique financial partner. With an award-winning track record for consistent performance, TIAA is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. TIAA has $1 trillion in assets under management (as of 12/31/2017) and offers a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and guidance, and retirement services.

True North Networks, LLC

True North Networks, LLC, is a managed technology outsourced, cybersecurity service and private cloudhosting provider. True North has been serving clients throughout the country since 2002 and specializing in supporting the financial services and other industries for over 15 years. True North helps its clients be more productive by designing, delivering and servicing tailored network solutions that address their individual needs and exceed their expectations. Our mission as a fiduciary is to create a foundation for the success and wellbeing of our clients, our employees, and the communities in which we serve.

Upside Avenue

Upside Avenue provides access to a professionally managed, diversified portfolio of income-producing multifamily real estate, once only available to professional and high net worth investors. As a time-tested investment firm with a proven track record in both up-and-down cycles, we focus on investing for immediate income in areas with strong economics for long-term upside appreciation.

Our secure, cutting-edge financial technology combined with changes to securities regulations has removed barriers, empowering all investors to invest alongside the wealthiest people across the globe in a diversified portfolio of multifamily, student housing, and senior living properties throughout the U.S. for as little as $2,000.

Vanguard Annuity Advisor Services

Since its beginning in 1975, Vanguard has grown to become one of the world's largest investment management companies, with more than $5 trillion assets under management. Vanguard provides an 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. In addition to our many investmentand client-focused services, our commitment to financial advisors includes innovative practice management solutions that can help advisors attract and retain clients, build their practices, and enhance their professional development.

Most investment firms are either publicly traded or privately owned. Vanguard is different: We're owned by the Vanguard funds, which are owned by our clients. We make every decision with only our clients' needs in mind. Our unique structure, along with our commitment to provide outstanding performance, provides financial advisors with many opportunities for building their businesses and

enhancing their client relationships.

For more than 25 years, Vanguard has provided annuity solutions for tax-deferred retirement savings and guaranteed income. Vanguard's Annuity Advisor Services offers NAPFA advisors best-in-class service with a range of high-quality, low-cost products, which include variable annuities, income annuities, and longevity insurance. When partnering with the Annuity Advisor Services team, your

direct annuity point of contact can help you evaluate annuities, make product comparisons, and provide service support, allowing you more time to focus on your clients.

Vontobel Securities

Vontobel Securities is a Zurich Switzerland based, FINRA regulated broker dealer with an office location in New York. In collaboration with our affiliate, Bank Vontobel AG, we offer a unique platform which enables clients of US based RIAs the ability to book assets in the Swiss Jurisdiction. Our setup is unique, as we provide execution and custody through our broker dealer and private bank setup.

Vontobel Securities is part of a longstanding family ownership and public equity, bringing together the best of both worlds. Vontobel has been in existence since 1924. We have a global outlook, with 1500 people in 22 international locations, including our office in New York City.

Westmount Realty Capital, LLC

Westmount Realty Capital, LLC (www.westmountrc.com) is a time-tested, privately held, Dallas-based commercial real estate company that has achieved exceptional performance, with a core team in place, for more than 30 years. Westmount is seen as an innovator and leading-edge company in the industry and is a relationship-driven trusted operating partner of numerous U.S. and foreign institutional and private capital sources. Westmount has worked with institutions, family offices, HNW investors and more recently RIAs as our equity partners. The company is active nationally, specializing in value add and opportunistic investments, and has navigated successfully through multiple market cycles. We are relationship driven and would enjoy the opportunity to meet with you and learn how we may work together. Currently we have 12.5 million sq. ft. of industrial assets and 3,250 multifamily units under management.

Wildermuth Advisory

Wildermuth Advisory, LLC provides advisory services to institutions. Most notably, their extensive investment management experience enables them to provide investment advice in categories ranging from more traditional investment such as equities and fixed income to various alternative Investment categories such as real estate, natural resources, private equity, absolute return, and more. Wildermuth Advisory, LLC is the sponsor and adviser to Wildermuth Endowment Strategy Fund.

XY Planning Network

XY Planning Network is the leading organization of fee-only financial advisors who specialize in working with Generation X & Generation Y clients. XYPN supports financial advisors who want to forge a new path in the industry, offering comprehensive resources for running a more successful business. Providing a turnkey solution for startup firms, existing practices, and large firms aiming to serve next-gen clients, XYPN is shaping the future of financial planning.

Zeo Capital Advisors

Zeo Capital Advisors aims to manage a bond mutual fund that “looks” like a bond—focusing on income not price catalysts. We believe fixed income should be consistent and accessible while producing an appropriate return for risk. Our straightforward approach to fundamental short-duration corporate credit has resulted in low volatility and positive absolute returns over every 12-month period while besting the Bloomberg Barclays Aggregate on both returns and risk since inception almost 7 years ago. The strategy is concentrated (40-60 positions), inherently capacity constrained and has little overlap with broad market mutual funds or ETFs—providing clients access to companies not already in their portfolios. Investors use the fund to diversify away from core fixed income duration and as part of tiered long-term savings. At Zeo we also take great pride in knowing our client base of independent fiduciaries (RIAs, family offices and non-profit institutions) and engaging as an extended investment team.