2020 Spring Conference
2GR Equity is a private equity real estate investment firm based in Dallas/Fort Worth. Formed in 2011, 2GR manages a family of diversified real estate funds and has invested in properties with a total capitalization of more than $370 million. The company strives to invest with best in class sponsors operating across the major commercial real estate asset types in Texas. Our clients have the option to invest in single property assets and/or diversified real estate funds, both with reasonable investment minimums starting at $25,000. The principals of 2GR Equity have supported NAPFA Advisors and their clients for over a decade and we are proud to say that 90% of our clients come to us via their NAPFA Fee-Only Advisor.
The Alliance of Comprehensive Planners (ACP) is a dynamic community of comprehensive, fee-only financial advisors committed to working in their clients’ best interests. ACP members are innovators in retainer-based, tax-focused, comprehensive financial planning. Whether you are building a new practice or transforming an existing one, our proven model—the ACP System™—enables you to be a more effective financial planner and a more successful business owner.
Contact ACP today for more information www.acplanners.org – 910.769.1569
Advyzon is an intuitive, cloud-based platform designed for financial advisors which helps them operate their firms efficiently. Advyzon contains most, if not all, of the technology an advisory firms needs to run their business. These capabilities include: Performance Reporting, Client Billing, CRM, Client Portals and Document Storage. Advyzon is easy to use, innovative and backed by exceptional client service.
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® in 2018, has been keeping its promises since 1896. Today, it carries on that tradition, helping Americans achieve their retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuities and life insurance products. In 2017, Allianz Life provided a total of $2.7 billion in benefit payments that supported policyholders’ financial objectives. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with 142,000 employees in more than 70 countries worldwide. More than 85 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz knowledge, global reach, and capital strength to help them make the most of financial opportunities.
Bridge Financial Technology builds advisor-centric Portfolio Management Software (Atlas). Our Atlas software helps advisors automate and manage client data, fee billing & invoicing, client reporting (including compliant performance calculations), all while delivering valuable insights to make it easy to proactively serve your client base.
Bridge focuses on delivering innovation by making it easier to manage clients and delivering valuable information to the advisor faster so advisors can focus their time on where they add value most.
With a wide-ranging ecosystem of other technology and service partners, Bridge makes it easy to use the other technology tools you know, including proprietary technology, with the confidence that your data stays in sync across your business.
We are Buckingham Strategic Wealth®, a growing organization of advisors, financial specialists and national thought leaders committed to delivering on the promise of true wealth management.
The essence of our approach is based on a pledge to act in our clients' best interests.
This means making recommendations based on what decades of peer-reviewed financial research has shown to be the right way to invest. It means getting to know our clients, their families, their goals and their most important dreams. It means crafting a plan that touches on – and improves – the most important aspects of their lives.
The cornerstone of our approach is our investment philosophy, which is built on a deep understanding of how to best capture the returns of the financial markets. Our approach is based on established facts and real evidence, not empty opinions or the media’s “flavor of the month” speculation.
Investment planning is, of course, just one part of the Buckingham experience. How do taxes impact our clients' savings? Do our clients have the right insurance? Do our clients have an estate plan? Are our clients taking on the right amount of risk?
As our clients' trusted advisor, these are the questions we help them answer. Our goal is to free our clients from worrying about the daily ups and downs of the market, so they can focus on the things that really matter.
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 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 financial technology firm focused on solving the key pain points financial
advisors experience. CircleBlack’s data hub capabilities empower financial advisors to see all
of their data by aggregating information from numerous custodians, product providers, and
clients in one accessible, easy-to-use, location. CircleBlack leverages its data management
capabilities to provide lower-cost / higher value solutions with features including investment
performance reporting, portfolio analytics, billing, and client engagement portals. CircleBlack
also provides fulsome integrations with technology partners leveraging multi-directional data to
and from other applications and vendors including those that provide advisors with CRM, Risk
Analytics, Financial Planning, and Research tools. This allows Independent Registered
Investment Advisors and Broker-Dealers to have the technology stack that most appropriately
supports their unique business models.
Dimensional Fund Advisors* is a leading global investment firm that has been translating academic research into practical investment solutions since 1981. Guided by a strong belief in markets, the firm builds and implements strategies to help clients pursue higher expected returns. An enduring philosophy, strong client commitment, and deep working relationships with the academic community underpin Dimensional’s* approach to investing and form the foundation for new strategies. As of December 30, 2019, Dimensional* and its affiliates manage $609 billion in USD for investors worldwide.
DPL Financial Partners is the leading RIA insurance network that brings low-cost, commission-free insurance solutions from a variety of the nation's top carriers to RIA practices. DPL’s mission is to create a marketplace of no-load insurance products that enables RIAs to incorporate insurance into their practice to more holistically serve their clients. Clients benefit from products with improved pricing and fiduciary implementation of products rather than a commissioned, sales-driven one.
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. A FeeOnlyNetwork.com profile is an advisor’s most comprehensive, connected and influential online page. It enhances their own online footprint and visibility in a way not available through any other marketing service. Every advisor profile (currently +3,200) works together to raise the visibility of a network of information (currently +20,000 web pages) that promotes the fee-only model, and fee-only advisors collectively. In addition, FeeOnlyNetwork.com is among the most visible find-a-planner sites, serving over a half million profile views annually.
Membership in FeeOnlyNetwork.com is exclusively for advisors and firms affiliated with The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), XY Planning Network, Garrett Planning Network, and The Alliance of Comprehensive Planners.
NAPFA members - Go to FeeOnlyNetwork.com/signup to claim your FREE profile or upgrade to Premium service.
Ignite Funding offers real 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 turn-key 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 three-quarters of a Billion dollars in loans with Investor capital.
How we work with advisors: As a financial advisor, you can provide trust deed investments to your clients through our Investment Advisor Program. This proven program allows you to integrate turn-key investment options into your clients’ portfolio providing them diversification and 10%-12% annualized returns through monthly income. At Ignite Funding, we work to ensure you experience a high level of professionalism throughout the entire process.
Investments and Wealth Institute® (formerly IMCA®) is a professional association, advanced
education provider, and standards body for financial advisors, investment consultants,
financial planners, and wealth managers who embrace excellence and ethics. Through
our events, continuing education courses, and acclaimed certifications—Certified
Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®), Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®),
and Retirement Management Advisor ® (RMA®)—we deliver rigorous, highly practical
Legendary Capital is a rapidly growing sponsor of non-traded REITs and Qualified Opportunity Zone funds. Legendary Capital’s programs are supported by a nationwide distribution syndicate comprised of broker/dealer firms, registered investment advisor firms, registered representatives and independent advisor representatives.
Proudly headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, Legendary Capital’s team embodies Midwestern values and work ethic. With decades of experience in hospitality, real estate, operations, finance and acquisitions, our team is uniquely qualified to identify and acquire properties with the potential to maximize cash flow and appreciation for shareholders. Everyone at Legendary Capital is steadfastly committed to one mission: Taking Care of the Capital.
Life Insurance Nerds is an independent life insurance advisory and brokerage firm, specializing in reviewing in-force life insurance policies and procuring guaranteed life insurance products. Our team is made up of former life insurance industry executives and brokerage managers with a focus on providing guaranteed life insurance products and guidance to financial advisors, RIA's, private family offices, foundations, trust officers, CPA firms, law firms and their clients. While we have over 100 years of combined experience in the Life Insurance industry and are extensively familiar with all life insurance products, we are considered the firm of choice when a client or their advisor requires guarantees.
Lighthouse Life Solutions, LLC works with financial professionals - including insurance agents, financial advisors, accountants, and others - who advise and assist policyowners with the sale of unwanted, unneeded or unaffordable life insurance policies. Lighthouse Life is focused on educating and assisting financial professionals about the value that life settlements provide to life insurance policyowners and their families. LightHouse Life offers a unique, fast and easy, approach for financial professionals to integrate life settlements into their practice for the benefit of life insurance policyowners.
LLIS provides fee-only financial advisors and their clients with comprehensive insurance consulting and support services. We're a team of 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 solution based on a client’s needs and their financial advisor’s recommendations. Since introducing ALLiS, a robust advisor and client relationship management system, LLIS continues to be a trusted resource and the advisor’s insurance advisor®.
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.
In today’s mobile world, your business needs its’ own high engagement app - within your brand. Your app must deliver a private, interactive experience to secure the growth and directly loyalty of your customers. Moxtra can make your app into a one-stop destination for your clients to engage and complete business with your team. For a business without an app, we provide a turn key, white labeled solution that can be deployed within days for iOS, Android, and Web. If your business already has an app, Moxtra’s high interactivity capabilities can be added through an SDK. Moxtra has been built over several years, partnership with some of the world’s leading financial institutions. These organizations use the Moxtra platform to power their digital business transactions - with rigorous compliance, security, and auditability.
Our mission at MAGA Ltd. for 45 years has been to work hard to make Long Term Care planning easy. MAGA’s 3 principals provide over 100 years of LTCI expertise, offering a range of thoughtful, cutting-edge LTC planning solutions, including Stand-Alone and Hybrid/Asset-Based Life plans. Our experienced team provides attentive customer service, including policy reviews and hands-on claim support. Our clients have collected tens of millions of dollars in LTCI benefits! We are also committed to LTCI education and offer CFP®-Approved CE programs. MAGA is the nation’s most experienced LTC planning specialist and a long-time NAPFA Resource Partner. Licensed nationally. Put our expertise to work for you: call Brian Gordon, Peter Florek, or Murray Gordon at 800-533-6242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Markel’s Investment Advisor Professional Liability insurance offers E&O Insurance for RIAs and financial planners primarily designed to cover investment management and advisory services. Markel has offered this specific line of insurance coverage since 1988 and is referred to by several financial associations. It offers a 5% credit to 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 is part of an NYSE-listed insurance holding company, Markel Corporation, (symbol: MKL). MCA offers Directors & Officers liability insurance (D&O/Management Liability), data breach, media liability and wire fraud (cyber), tax preparation, and divorce consultation coverages.
The Mortgage Twins are your national Mortgage Resource lending in all 50 states. Mike and Carl focus on serving NAPFA members and the Fee-Only Independent RIA community. We strive to infuse our business approach with expertise, personal touches, and a commitment to providing excellent service to planners and clients.
Call or email with any questions or client scenarios you would like to review.
Nationwide Advisory Solutions, formerly Jefferson National, is a recognized innovator with a mission to help RIAs and fee-based advisors build their practice by helping their clients to potentially accumulate more wealth and reach their financial goals. Nationwide does this by developing and delivering value-added investment products, services and technologies that dovetail with fiduciary obligations – wrapped in an industry-leading customer experience.
Palladium Group serves as a trusted insurance partner to RIAs and comprehensive financial advisors looking to complete their clients’ financial plans with risk-management solutions. Backed by the experience and resources of Ash Brokerage, a leading insurance solutions provider with a national network of 450 professionals and nearly 50 years of history, Palladium Group delivers concierge, white-glove service through innovative technology and individualized guidance to advisors and their clients.
Retirement Plan Consultants is a turnkey service provider which is designed to help fee only advisory firms grow and manage their retirement plan business. We are committed to partnering with firms to be an extension of their back office, to streamline their offering, and to save time. Our solution includes marketing materials and strategic planning to help grow your business. By proactively providing consultation, we help your clients meet their goals and design the plan correctly the first time. Our platform is open architecture and conflict free as we have no proprietary funds. Finally, we offer a fiduciary service which allows the advisor to focus on the client and scale the business more efficiently.
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.
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 him email@example.com
Shareholders Service Group (SSG) provides brokerage and custodial services exclusively to independent registered investment advisors. SSG serves you so you can serve your clients. We do so without conflict as SSG does not offer financial planning or advisory services to retail investors. We offer a full range of brokerage services, an open architecture technology platform, and a tremendously qualified and experienced customer service team to help you every step of the way. Formed in 2002, SSG today serves over 1,600 independent RIAs throughout the country.
TD Ameritrade Institutional empowers more than 6,000 independent registered investment advisors to transform the lives of their clients. We provide powerful technology and resources that help simplify running a business and let advisors do what matters most — spend time serving their clients. Through meaningful innovation, steadfast advocacy and unwavering service, we support RIAs as they build businesses that positively impact their clients and communities.
TD Ameritrade Institutional is a division of TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, a brokerage subsidiary of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation.
TIAA is a leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. TIAA has $1 trillion in assets under management (as of 09/30/2018) and offers a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and guidance, and retirement services.
True North Networks, Inc. is an employee owned company, that provides managed outsourcing IT, cybersecurity and private cloud hosting services. True North has been serving clients throughout the country since 2002, specializing in supporting the financial services industry for over 18 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 well-being of our clients, our employees, and the communities in which we serve.
Walton Global Holdings has recently announced its first Builder Option Land Development fund (the “BOLD Fund”), a unique real estate offering with a predetermined exit strategy. BOLD Fund’s investment objective is to acquire land for future sale to D.R. Horton, the largest volume U.S. homebuilder in the United States.
BOLD Fund offers investors the opportunity to participate in the current growth surge of the home building market in the U.S. The fund will acquire properties identified by D.R. Horton for near term residential development projects. As the land is developed, BOLD Fund investors will receive annual distributions.
Founded in 1979, Walton is a privately owned, leading global real estate investment and land asset management company that is focused on strategically located land in major growth corridors. The company manages $3.8 billion of real estate assets in North America, on behalf of more than 92,000 investors and business partners. Walton has more than 106,000 acres of land under ownership, and management in the United States and Canada.
Wasatch is a research-driven, 100% employee-owned investment advisor, managing a family of no-load mutual funds. As small cap specialists, we pursue a disciplined approach to bottom-up, fundamental analysis to develop a deep understanding of the investment potential of individual companies. We deeply believe in our practices and back them up with our own time and investments.
Wilshire Finance Partners specializes in short-term, real estate-based, fixed income alternative investments delivering a balance of Stable Income and Principal Protection® for investors. To obtain investment and performance information, please contact us at (866) 575-5070 or visit our website at www.WilshireFP.com.
XY Planning Network is the leading organization supporting financial advisors who provide fee-for-service financial planning to Generation X & Generation Y clients. XYPN is a turnkey financial planning platform, providing everything from compliance support to the technology necessary to start, run, and grow (or transition to) a fee-only RIA doing real financial planning for next-generation clients, with real independence, and access to a real community of like-minded advisors.
Zeo Capital Advisors is a fixed income investment manager with a short duration credit strategy and a sustainable credit strategy (ESG high yield). As a repeat NAPFA sponsor, we value this conference and the opportunity to engage with our clients and meet new advisors to learn more about your practice to see how or if we can help—even beyond our mutual funds. Given our propensity to be more consultative in our interactions we have engaged with advisors through formal arrangements to evaluate their entire fixed income offerings. So whether you want to talk specifics around our credit mutual funds, explore more about your fixed income allocations in general or share more about your firm, stop by and say hello. We are here as a resource for you.