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The Rising Tide in Standards of Care: How to Stay Afloat in Turbulent Seas

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A Video Teleconference (VTC) produced by the Society of FSP. VTCs are educational programs streamed over the Internet and hosted by local Chapters.

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The Rising Tide in Standards of Care: How to Stay Afloat in Turbulent Seas
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National Broadcast Dates:

May 18, 2011 1:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. ET
May 19, 2011 9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. ET

*Chapters can offer programs on national broadcast dates or a date of their own choosing. Each Chapter also determines the cost and location for its program. The list of Chapters that have purchased this VTC is below. Contact them directly to get the details. If your Chapter is not listed, contact your Chapter about its plans to present this program.

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Program Overview

If case you haven't heard, there's a sea-change a-comin'. This program is an in-depth discussion of the "suitability" versus "fiduciary" standard of care issue as it relates to life insurance producers, estate planners, investment managers, and other financial service professionals. Topics include how the standards differ, what is expected of producers, and the applicability of FINRA Rules of Conduct to the source of funds used to purchase financial products such as life insurance and annuities. The distinguished panel includes Dick Weber, an authority on ethics and suitability, Ben Baldwin, Jr., recipient of the prestigious Loren Dunton Award, presented by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), for significant contributions as an agent, author, leader, educator and financial planner, and John Olsen, expert on annuities and an outspoken advocate for suitability. All three panelists are members of the FSP Fiduciary Task Force charged with providing guidance to Society members on standards of care, suitability, and compliance with SEC regulations. Case studies on suitability and fiduciary standards are included.

Attendees will get answers to these and similar questions:

  • How will a "unified fiduciary standard" affect how I give advice?
  • How might any changes to the standard of care rule impact my relationship with my Broker-Dealer?
  • I'm a Registered Rep but generally don't sell variable products. Why should I care?
  • Will my existing policies, procedures, and disclosures protect me under the new rules?

Podcast by Dick Weber, MBA, CLU, AEP: The Controversy over Fiduciary: Raising the Bar toward Higher Standards of Care

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Who should attend?

Life insurance producers, registered reps, estate planners, financial planners, investment advisors, and retirement counselors.

Educational Level

Intermediate

Moderator

Burke Christensen, JD, CLU holds the Robert B. Morgan Chair of Insurance at Eastern Kentucky University where he teaches classes in business law and ethics, risk management, and insurance. In addition to positions as general counsel for insurance companies and the Society of FSP, he is the editor of three college textbooks on the law of insurance published by The American College.

Panel of Experts

Richard M. Weber, MBA, CLU, AEP, is Secretary of the Society of FSP and a 44-year veteran of the life insurance industry. He is an authority on standard of care issues and is now a consultant to insurers and their agents on life insurance in the broader context of financial planning.
Ben Baldwin, Jr., MSFS, MSM, CLU, ChFC, CFP®, is president and owner of Baldwin Financial Systems, Inc, a registered advisory firm specializing in financial education and consulting for corporate and individual clients.
John L. Olsen, CLU, ChFC, AEP, is a financial advisor, estate planner, and principal of Olsen Financial Group. In addition to serving his own clients, John consults to other advisors on financial, estate, and retirement planning cases and offers expert witness services in annuity, insurance, and retirement planning cases.

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