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Upcoming events

    • 14 Jan 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
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    Each year you get requests from your client’s auditor for information and to answer questions as they work through the audit.  You may be familiar with why they are performing an audit and why they are asking questions, but you may not understand the standards they must follow, the theory behind a retirement plan audit, and ways that you may make an audit easier for yourself and the auditor.  Chris will help attendees understand the standards auditors are bound by, the processes and procedures of a retirement plan audit, and what to look out for as you get information requests and questions from auditors.  

    This meeting has been applied for 2 ASPPA, 2 ERPA and 2 JBEA NON CORE credits.

    About our speaker:

    Chris Ciminera is a Principal at Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A, a public accounting firm.  He is celebrating his 15th anniversary with Belfint and has been performing independent qualified plan audits for as long as he has been at Belfint.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and Qualified 401(k) Administrator.   Chris has been a member of ASPPA for over a decade and is a regular attendant at ASPPA Greater Philadelphia events.  He enjoys working with clients and partnering with third-party administrators, advisors, attorneys, and others to help clients meet their administrative duties to ensure participants will be best prepared for retirement.  Chris understands the importance of being prepared for retirement.  He contributed to a ROTH IRA with his first official job as a camp counselor at age 16.  When he is not auditing retirement plans, Chris enjoys staying active by running, exercising, hiking, and playing tennis among other activities.  During the summer, he enjoys spending time down at his parents’ vacation home in Ventnor, New Jersey.  
    • 11 Feb 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
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    Word of Mouth Influence (WOMI) can help you get referrals without asking for them. It involves getting your clients to tell others about your services. The Oechsli Institute uses a simple, yet powerful metric to measure WOMI with financial professionals: the number of referrals received in the past year. Find out the secrets of financial professionals who’ve used WOMI to bring in 10+ new clients a year.

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    This meeting has been applied for 2 ASPPA, 2 ERPA and 2 JBEA NON CORE credits.

    About our speakers:

    Dominic DeSantis, QPFC | Director, Defined Contribution Investments – Wirehouse East Hartford Funds

    Dominic DeSantis is a director of defined contribution investments for Hartford Funds.

    He partners with financial advisors to sell and market Hartford Funds investments to defined contribution retirement plans on the East Coast. Dominic is responsible for engaging and educating retirement specialist advisors and their clients about current and emerging opportunities in the retirement plan marketplace. These opportunities range from tactical strategies in areas such as retirement-income planning, investment-menu construction, and fiduciary responsibilities to anticipating and preparing for long-term demographic and lifestyle changes.

    Dominic joined the organization in 2019. Prior to joining the company, he worked for John Hancock Retirement Plan Services as a sales director covering Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Before that, he worked for Business Intelligence Advisors as an institutional sales executive covering New England and New York. Dominic is a registered representative of Hartford Funds Distributors and is FINRA Series 7 and 63 registered, and holds his Life and Variable Insurance.

    Originally from Ware, Massachusetts, Dominic attended the University of Massachusetts where he received a bachelor’s degree in communication. He currently lives in South Hadley, Massachusetts, with his wife, Naomi, and their children, Gianna and Anthony.

    Ryan Sullivan, CFP, CLU, ChFC, Managing Director, Applied Insights

    Ryan is a managing director of applied insights for Hartford Funds. He travels extensively and is responsible for engaging and educating financial advisors and their clients about current and emerging opportunities in the financial services marketplace. These range from areas such as retirement-income planning, investment planning, and charitable giving, to anticipating and preparing for long-term demographic and lifestyle changes. Ryan has been an invited speaker on a variety of financial topics nationwide and has had the good fortune to address groups in 46 states and Puerto Rico.

    Ryan originally joined the organization in 1996 and held various roles of increasing responsibility, leaving the company in 2012 as a vice president of advanced markets. Prior to rejoining Hartford Funds, he founded a business to coach professionals on public speaking and the improvisational mindset, something he continues to do in a volunteer capacity today. He was then vice president and head of investor education for PIEtechSM, the creator of MoneyGuidePro®, a leading financial-planning software program for financial advisors.

    Ryan is a registered representative of Hartford Funds Distributors and is FINRA Series 7and 63 registered. He holds his Life, Health, and Variable Products licenses and has earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®), and Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor® (CMFC®) designations. He’s also a Fellow of LOMA’s® Life Management Institute.

    Originally from Hartford, Connecticut, Ryan attended Bucknell University where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife, Katie.

    • 11 Mar 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
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    In an increasingly technology driven world, many organizations have an incredible pressure to embrace and use adaptive technologies to keep pace with customers and market demand. However as our internal and customer data becomes more digital, we must learn to balance convenience, security and privacy. We will discuss current security technology trends and recent examples of threats targeting the retirement plan industry. In addition, we will introduce some simple / practical ways to protect your organizations and educate your customers and employees on these risks.

    This meeting has been applied for 2 ASPPA, 2 ERPA and 2 JBEA NON CORE credits.

    About our speaker:

    Justin Headley, Consulting Manager, Warren Averett

    Justin Headley joined Warren Averett in 2016 and is a Managerin the Firm's Security, Risk and Controls Group. He has more than ten yepars of combined public accounting and industry experience. Justin has extensive knowledge in assisting our clients with Technology Control Reviews, Cyber Security concerns, Technology Risk Assessments, Business Process Reviews and SSAE 18, SOC 1 and SOC 2 Reports. In conjunction with the AICPA, he recently acquired the newly released SOC for Cyber Security certificate, which assists clients in an examination of the maturity of their Cyber Security Risk Management Program. Justin is also a published author and speaker on a variety of technology and cyber security topics. Justin resides in Birmingham with his wife and three children.
    • 15 Apr 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
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    Leading from Your Laptop

    This meeting has been applied for 2 ASPPA, 2 ERPA and 2 JBEA NON CORE credits.

    About our speakers:

    Matt Leeper, American Funds

    Jonathan Young, American Funds

    • 13 May 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
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Past events

03 Dec 2020 Virtual Event - Best Interest Standard of Care for Advisors and DOL Final Rule on ESG Funds
21 Oct 2020 Virtual Event with Rich Hochman
23 Sep 2020 ASPPA ABC of Philadelphia Virtual Event: A Not So Typical Ethics Session
12 Aug 2020 Virtual Event: Members Only Roundtable - Ask the Experts
16 Jul 2020 Are you ready for Default Electronic Disclosure?
24 Mar 2020 POSTPONING: ASPPA Update and Flyers Game
20 Feb 2020 Members Only Roundtable 2020 - Ask the Experts
29 Jan 2020 Members and Sponsors Only Appreciation Dinner 2020
04 Dec 2019 Holiday Social and Networking Event
26 Sep 2019 Breakfast Seminar - Ethics
13 Jun 2019 1/2 Day Seminar
09 May 2019 Eastern Benefits Conference
27 Mar 2019 Retirement Industry Career Forum
20 Mar 2019 Bowling Social
22 Feb 2019 Members Only Roundtable 2019 - Ask the Experts
17 Jan 2019 Members and Sponsors Only Appreciation Dinner 2019
28 Nov 2018 Holiday Social and Networking Event
15 Nov 2018 1/2 Day Seminar
20 Sep 2018 Lunch Seminar - Ethics Survivor
06 Jun 2018 Summer Social
09 May 2018 Members Only Roundtable 2018
26 Apr 2018 Eastern Benefits Conference
04 Apr 2018 Breakfast Seminar: Investment and Future Planning for Retirement
28 Mar 2018 Retirement Industry Career Forum
18 Jan 2018 Members and Sponsors Only Appreciation Dinner 2018
07 Dec 2017 Holiday Social and Networking Event
17 Nov 2017 Webcast: Ethics with Lauren Bloom
02 Nov 2017 Members Only Live Stream Event
28 Sep 2017 Breakfast Seminar: IRS Compliance
15 Jun 2017 Lunch Seminar with David N. Levine, Groom Law Group
27 Apr 2017 Philadelphia Regional Conference
06 Apr 2017 Members and Sponsors Only Networking Event
22 Mar 2017 Breakfast Seminar with Jim Kais, Transamerica
16 Feb 2017 Members Only Roundtable 2017
19 Jan 2017 Members and Sponsors Only Appreciation Dinner 2017
14 Dec 2016 Holiday Social andNetworking Event
17 Nov 2016 1/2 Day Meeting
09 Sep 2016 Ethics - Lauren Bloom
16 Jun 2016 1/2 Day Seminar with Sal Tripodi
19 May 2016 Philadelphia Regional Conference
27 Apr 2016 Spring Social
16 Mar 2016 Cybersecurity - Steven Caponi
18 Feb 2016 Members Only Roundtable 2016
21 Jan 2016 Members and Sponsors Only Appreciation Dinner 2016
03 Dec 2015 Members and Sponsors Only Networking Event
13 Nov 2015 Retirement Plan Hot Topics - Bob Toth
17 Sep 2015 Ethics Lunch
03 Jun 2015 Members Only Networking Event
19 Mar 2015 1/2 Day Program - EPCRS
26 Feb 2015 Members Only Roundtable
15 Jan 2015 Members Only Dinner
04 Dec 2014 1st Annual Joint ABC, FPA & PEBA Networking Event at Xfinity Live!
19 Nov 2014 Lunch Meeting - Regulatory Update with Craig Hoffman
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