NAPFA Fall 2023 National Conference
NAPFA 2023 Strategic Partners
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America has been keeping its promises since 1896 by helping Americans achieve their retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuity and life insurance products. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, registered index-linked annuities and fixed index universal life insurance, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with approximately 150,000 employees in more than 70 countries.
Holistiplan is an award-winning tax planning software solution for advisors, built to systematize and automate the process of reviewing a client's tax return to uncover potential planning opportunities. Holistiplan’s software was created and designed by co-founders, Roger Pine, CFA®, CFP®, and Kevin Lozer, CFP® to accomplish what have been historically two competing goals in the financial services profession: to streamline the financial planning process for advisors while improving it for every client.
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 free policy reviews – for term, long term care, disability, annuities, hybrids, and low load fixed and variable life solutions from highly-rated companies. The introduction of ALLIS, a robust advisor and client relationship management system, continued LLIS's high touch, high tech approach in finding the right insurance solution based on the client's needs and their financial advisor's recommendations. For the last 25 years, LLIS team members have worked seamlessly to help your clients reach their income security and wealth preservation goals. So no matter the setting, we are always the advisor’s insurance advisor®.
Established in 1979, AAM has become a highly respected financial force providing complete portfolio solutions tailored to the individual needs of financial professionals. Our results-oriented advisor-centric service model and industry experience differentiates us from the competition by adding real value to your financial services business. We offer access to separately managed accounts (SMAs), unit investment trusts (UITs), mutual funds, structured products and the fixed income markets, as well as portfolio analytics and exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
Advyzon is your complete technology solution that combines customizable performance reporting, flexible billing, robust client relationship management (CRM), customizable client portal and mobile app, secure and compliant document storage, seamless prospecting and powerful business intelligence in a single, integrated platform. We feel that technology should be simple to use, innovative and backed by exceptional client service, these are the core principles upon which Advyzon was founded.
Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help people take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, approximately 16 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, and guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates.
AEBetancourt is an executive search firm based in Grand Rapids, MI specializing in finding talent for the wealth management and insurance industries. Our unique model allows us to provide better, faster outcomes at a lower cost; as much as 50% less than typical recruiting fees.
Altruist is the modern custodian for independent financial advisors. Altruist combines a self-clearing brokerage firm with intuitive software for account opening, trading, reporting, and billing – all in one streamlined solution. Over 1,500 advisors across the U.S. have partnered with Altruist to reduce costs, save time, and grow their business.
Founded in 1958, American Century Investments® became a leading global asset manager by focusing on serving clients and putting them first. Our commitment to finding innovative solutions to deliver superior client outcomes led to the launch of Avantis Investors® in 2019, an evolutionary step forward in active and passive investing. Powered by financial science, Avantis Investors’ broadly diversified and cost-effective equity and fixed income solutions harness a time-tested, academically supported approach to increase expected returns.
The Ave Maria Mutual Funds are seriously different. As a leader in morally responsible investing, our mutual funds have four moral screens set by a dedicated Catholic Advisory Board. The funds also have experienced professional investment managers with contrarian thinking. This helps ensure that the investments match your moral beliefs.
CFP Board of Standards sets and enforces the requirements for CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification — to uphold standards of competency and ethics for financial planners who are committed to CFP Board of Standards to putting their clients' best interests first. CFP Board Center for Financial Planning advances competent and ethical financial planning and expands CFP® professional diversity for the benefit of the public. Learn more at http://www.CFP.net
At Schwab Advisor Services™, we are dedicated to working with and learning from advisors like you. With over 30 years of experience serving independent advisors, we understand what it takes to help you meet your business goals. That’s how we deliver the level of support you need to take control of your destiny—and create the firm you want.
Citizen Mint provides wealth advisors a trusted, easy-to-use platform to access best-in-class private market impact investments at low minimums while leveraging innovative technology to eliminate the administrative burdens of investing and reporting on private market investments.
Credent Wealth Management is a fee only fiduciary that partners with advisors looking to maximize the value of their life’s work, both through succession planning and merging. Credent’s integrator model lets advisors capitalize on their wealth opportunity, making it possible to achieve 5-9x, while removing themselves from the burden of operational complexity. Our ensemble approach allows our partner-advisors to focus on the areas they enjoy working in, while also delivering a phenomenal service.
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.
At Dodge & Cox, we focus on what matters most—helping people realize their investment goals by mastering the complexity of investing. From our founding in San Francisco in 1930, we’ve become one of the world's largest independently owned investment firms. We pour our energy and intellect into pursuing investment excellence for our clients.
DPL Financial Partners is the leading insurance marketplace bringing best-in-class solutions from the nation's top carriers to registered investment advisors (RIAs), their clients and consumers. DPL's products, proprietary tools and embedded technology enable RIAs to incorporate insurance and annuities into their practices to more holistically serve their clients. Clients benefit from products that offer competitive pricing and transparent, fiduciary implementation to meet a range of needs in the financial plan.
eMoney Advisor, LLC (“eMoney”) provides technology solutions and services that help people talk about money. Rooted in comprehensive financial planning, eMoney’s solutions strengthen client relationships, streamline business operations, enhance business development and drive overall growth. 100,000 financial professionals across firms of all sizes use the eMoney platform to serve more than 5 million households throughout the U.S.
The Retirement Strategies Division of Finance of America Reverse LLC (FAR) is the nation’s leader in home equity education for financial professionals. With insight and guidance from seasoned reverse mortgage experts, FAR provides powerful tools and valuable resources aimed at helping homeowners strategically leverage housing wealth as part of a comprehensive retirement plan.
Founded in 2016, Flat Rock Global is an employee-owned boutique credit manager. We believe in the all-weather value of first lien senior secured loans, invested with a hyper-selective approach. Flat Rock funds are available in the interval fund format, for RIAs, Family Offices and Institutional Investors.
Flourish builds technology that empowers financial advisors, improves financial lives and retirement outcomes, and delivers new and innovative investment options to advisors. Today, the Flourish platform is used by more than 600 wealth management firms representing more than $1.5 trillion in assets under management. Flourish is wholly-owned by MassMutual.
FP Alpha is an AI-driven, holistic financial planning solution that reads wills, trusts, tax returns, and insurance policies to instantly summarize the data, identify actionable planning insights, and quantify the value of the advice across 16 disciplines, all while remaining completely complementary to current retirement planning software.
FP Transitions is the wealth management industry’s only end-to-end consulting firm dedicated to the growth and sustainability of independent financial advisory businesses.
Leveraging benchmarking data from 15,000+ certified business valuations and backed by a team of more than 60 professionals, including lawyers, analysts and consultants, FP Transitions delivers intelligent insights that enable multi-generational growth. Over the past twenty-four years, advisors have turned to us for guidance in identifying, building, and transitioning an increasingly valuable enterprise.
Gordon Associates has offered a range of cutting-edge Long Term Care Insurance (LTCI) solutions since 1975 – Stand-Alone “Traditional” LTCI and Hybrid Asset-Based Life/Annuities with LTCI Riders. Our experienced team provides attentive customer service, policy reviews and claims support. We are committed to LTCI education and offer CFP®-Approved programs. We are the nation’s most experienced LTC specialist and Licensed Nationally. Put our expertise to work for you and call Brian Gordon or Peter Florek at 800-533-6242.
Heifer Foundation’s mission is to raise and oversee financial assets to support the work of Heifer International. Heifer Foundation manages an endowment to provide ongoing financial support for Heifer International’s work in 21 countries around the globe. The Foundation’s endowment is built through charitable gifts such as funds from bequests, trusts and annuities. These gifts are invested, and the investment earnings provide annual support for Heifer’s programmatic use.
We understand that no two clients are the same; therefore, their financial plans, and the way you help them decide how to approach inherent risks to investing in markets, will also be different. Through preservation of principal, growth potential, or guarantees to help provide income and legacy, Jackson® offers annuities specifically designed for fee-based financial professionals, with no commissions or withdrawal charges. Learn more on the RIA digital experience on Jackson.com.
Lightspeed Voice® is a VoIP, cloud-based IP telephony provider, founded in 2009 to provide the insurance industry with reliable VoIP and client relationship management (CRM) solutions. Enjoy the communication features of a Fortune 500 company while reducing your telephone-related overhead with VoIP. Our industry compliant Lightspeed Connect system connects agents in multiple locations in a unified communications system. Use our phones, your cell phone or soft phone to connect from anywhere with VoIP. Our Lightspeed Automate processes, customizes client relationship experiences and provides intelligent reporting. We maintain a 99% customer satisfaction rating.
Live Oak will support you with customized loan products focused on your success. Our experts embrace a creative approach to solving problems and surpassing goals. We understand the nuances of your business model and will help you avoid costly mistakes. Let’s craft a loan solution that will help you thrive.
Longbridge Financial, LLC is a leading national reverse mortgage lender and servicer committed to providing financial advisors with the support needed to responsibly utilize home equity in retirement planning. The financial solutions Longbridge offers can help by giving clients options to improve flexibility 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 standards.
As part of Midland National ® Life Insurance Company, Midland Advisory specializes in solutions that help meet the needs of registered investment advisors (RIAs) and their clients—solutions that help mitigate risk, offer opportunity, and instill retirement confidence. We understand your commitment to your clients and to your advisory practice.
Moneytree Software empowers independent planners and advisors with mathematically advanced tools that produce accurate and repeatable results. For 40 years, the company has delivered the strongest calculation engine in the industry. Moneytree continues to build on that history with innovative technologies that inspire trust, create client success, and help professionals grow their business.
A different approach to mortgage lending. 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 Financial makes simplicity a priority.
Nationwide has been a leader in advisory annuities since launching the industry’s first flat-fee variable annuity in 2005. Since then, we have assisted fee-based advisors by delivering clear, straightforward solutions to complement their business. Our broad suite of RIA annuities and life insurance simplifies incorporating insurance in an advisory practice. Learn more at nationwideadvisory.com.
NFP is a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides specialized business and personal insurance, group benefits, retirement and individual solutions through our licensed subsidiaries and affiliates. Our expertise is matched by our commitment to each client's goals and is enhanced by our investments in innovative technologies in the insurance brokerage and consulting space.
Parnassus Investments pioneered responsible investing in 1984 and is a leading provider of socially responsible equity and fixed income strategies today. We seek attractive risk-adjusted returns for our clients over the long term by investing sustainably for the future using an investment process that fully integrates Principles and Performance®.
Private College 529 is the only prepaid tuition plan that guarantees today’s tuition rates at hundreds of private colleges across the U.S., giving families flexibility and choice while making private college more accessible. No matter how much tuition increases over the years, your clients’ lock in current rates at nearly 300 colleges and universities. This unique college savings solution pairs well with non-prepaid (traditional) college savings options.
Industry leaders PPC LOAN and Succession Resource Group (SRG) have partnered together at this year’s NAPFA spring and fall conferences to provide an all-encompassing consultative solution to M&A and succession planning. PPC LOAN delivers tailored financing solutions for investment advisory firms. SRG is a national consulting firm with award-winning solutions for advisors looking to value, improve, protect, grow, and eventually exit their businesses.
Protective is on a mission to help more people achieve protection and security in their lives. Across our life insurance, annuity solutions and asset protection, we help more than 12 million people reach the sense of security and freedom they deserve. We put people first because we’re all Protectors. We’ve delivered on our promises to our customers, partners and communities for more than 110 years.
RSSA® provides financial professionals with the education and technology platform to acquire the Social Security knowledge and training to obtain the RSSA® credential. We provide professionals with the resources and software needed to better serve clients with their Social Security expertise. The RSSA® program is a turn-key Social Security education, technology, marketing, and support program to help an organization build a sales funnel, fill seats at events, and open the door to organic sales opportunities.
Since 1978 our Colorado-based insurance firm consults with Fee-only advisors and their client’s focusing on life, disability and long term care insurance products. Now a division of Gallagher Affinity, we design, implement and oversee the administration of Association and Employee Group Insurance Programs that include; Group STD/LTD, Term Life, Vision/Dental, Business Overhead Expense, Health plans, Personal and Commercial Property and Casualty, Cyber, Bond, E&O, Auto, Home. With Gallagher, there is nothing we can’t insure.
Since 1995, Secura Consultants has been a renowned authority in tailored disability, life, and long-term care insurance solutions. Our innovative approach, backed by sophisticated analytics, identifies coverage gaps with unparalleled precision, surpassing the capabilities of traditional financial planning software. As a brokerage general agent, we leverage our unique negotiating power across the market to secure optimal coverage for clients, redefining insurance planning with unmatched expertise, dedication, and insight.
SPFG is a boutique fixed income firm based out of Atlanta, GA. We specialize in Individual Bonds with over 20+ years of experience and oversee 4.5bn in assets. SPFG aims to be the solution to your core fixed income needs by building customizable individual bond ladders whether it be taxable, tax-exempt, ESG, state specific, etc. We do the heavy lifting so you can focus on what matters most, growing your firm.
We help wealth management firms bring more individuals into the world of advice through data collection and algorithmic intelligence. The TIFIN Wealth platform combines data inputs generated from risk alignment, financial planning and financial personality assessments to empower actionable, customized investment recommendations.
With a history that dates back more than 100 years, Transamerica is a leading provider of life insurance, retirement, and investment solutions. Transamerica’s dedicated professionals focus on helping people live their best lives through saving, investing, and safeguarding their loved ones. Transamerica serves nearly every customer segment, providing a broad range of quality individual life insurance policies, workplace supplemental insurance benefits, workplace retirement plans, individual retirement accounts and investment products including mutual funds and annuities.
USCF operates on the leading edge of product innovation as an asset management firm offering exchange-traded products (ETPs) and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The firm broke new ground with the launch of the first oil ETP, the United States Oil Fund, LP (USO), in 2006. Since 2006, USCF designed and issued 14 more specialty products across commodity and alternative asset classes.
XY Planning Network (XYPN) is the leading organization to make financial advice accessible. We support independent, fee-for-service financial advisors during their journey to create the thriving firm of their dreams. Our ecosystem of community connections, resources and customizable offerings—from a robust tech stack to compliance, education, coaching, investment, tax, business, and accounting solutions—are designed to help advisors succeed at doing what they love: helping anyone seeking financial advice to live their best life.
YCharts is a web-based investment research platform that enables smarter investment decisions and better client communication by offering powerful charting and visualization capabilities, extensive data coverage, advanced screening and analytics, portfolio management tools, and collaborative sharing options. With its comprehensive suite of resources, YCharts equips wealth professionals with the insights and data necessary to conduct thorough research, make informed investment decisions, and effectively communicate findings to clients, prospects and colleagues.