GVA’s Compliance Conference (Philly Forum) date is set!

GVA Annual Compliance Conference – Oct. 11 – 13, 2017

For the past two years we have had great success with our compliance conference in Philadelphia. However, we feel it’s time for a change, and will host this years event October 11 – 13, 2017 at LPL Financial’s new headquarters in Fort Mill, SC!

We will send out more information in the coming months, but make sure to mark your calendars.

Here’s what you can expect

For qualifying advisors, this years trip will include:

• Complimentary hotel reservations for two nights at the Fort Mill Courtyard Marriott
• Complimentary round trip airline tickets (Charlotte, NC)
• A strong itinerary with industry leaders and networking opportunities

Additional information to follow!

Compliance Call – Thursday 6/8/17 @ 1PM EST

GVA will host a quarterly compliance call for their advisors to discuss updates regarding the following topics:

Employer Sponsored ERISA Plans
3(21) vs. 3(38) fiduciary
Participant education

Consulting Services
Financial planning for plan participants
Ongoing fee for service: defining the ongoing service

Some DOL considerations for LPL
Standardized Compensation: LPL is working toward level compensation within each product category offered
Direct business: policy change delayed until January 1, 2018
‘Department of Labor’ tab in the Resource Center for more information

OCIE Share Class Initiative
Selecting share classes in advisory accounts
GVA expectations for advisors using higher fee shares

Client Engagement Agreement
Additions to the CEA are underway
What you should be able to demonstrate for each advisory account:
• Specific objectives
• Investment Strategy
• Rebalancing procedures
• Monitoring of performance (including the use of benchmarks)

Client Communications
– Annual client meeting requirement
– Meeting notes

For more information, or to sign up, please contact Cheryl deRosa, cderosa@greatvalleyadvisors.com.

Advisor Appreciation Event

Great Valley Advisor Group (GVA) will hold an Advisor Appreciation Event on May 10th for a business person special at Citizens Bank Park to watch the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Seattle Mariners. This is a 1:05 PM game, and is open to all advisors of GVA to join. The suite opens an hour before game time for those who will get down early.

Register today!

Clientworks Training & Best Practices

Please join the GVA team, along with a Sr. Support Partner of LPL Financial on March 21, 2017 for a ClientWorks Overview and Best Practices session.

This overview is specific to the GVA community, and will be extremely helpful for advisors and assistants who would like to familiarize themselves with the new platform.

Contact info@greatvalleyadvisors.com for more information.

Midwest Forum

We’re excited to invite you to the Great Valley Advisor Group Midwest Forum on May 18th! This will be a one-day event in St. Paul, Minnesota. We’ll start the event at the Hyatt Hotel Downtown St Paul with some informative presentations and roundtable discussions.

Afterwards we’ll be going to the Securian Club Level at the St Paul Saints game to relax and have some fun! Contact MDOLEZAL@GREATVALLEYADVISORS.COM for further information and details.

GVA Philadelphia Phorum 2016

Don’t Miss Out!

Great Valley Advisor Group is happy to host their annual conference this upcoming April to all our current advisors. This two day event will provide an update on the current GVA business model, compliance and technology updates, and industry speakers who will answer all your questions on how to best serve your clients.

Sign Up Now

When

April 20 – Meet & Greet
April 21 – Presentations at The Hub
April 22 – Breakfast
*More details to follow

Where

Hotel Sofitel Philadelphia
120 S. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Hub
30 S. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Other Topics to Include

Compliance
An annual review of industry & LPL Financial updates, new changes at GVA, and more.

Technology
Financial advisors technology is constantly changing. Are you prepared?

With Special Guest

John J. Canally Jr

John J. Canally Jr., CFA

Chief Economic Strategist
John is a Senior Vice President and Chief Economic Strategist for LPL Financial. He plays a major role in the development and formulation of LPL Financial market and investment strategies.