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Thursday, November 10, 2011
"Understanding K-1s from Hedge Fund
Partnerships"
Speakers: Thomas C. Grant, Vice President,
Strategic Wealth Planning, MW Financial Group, Ltd. and
Brian Keigan, Financial Representative,
MW Financial Group, Ltd.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
"Using Derivatives in Financial Planning"
Introductions: Lynn Grossman, Vice President, Investments,
Wells Fargo Private Bank
Speakers: William S. Fairchild, CFP, Senior Vice President,
Senior Wealth Planning Strategist, Wells Fargo Private Bank
and Lisa B. Siegel, CPA, JD, LL.M., Senior Financial Planner,
N.E. Region, Wells Fargo Private Bank
Financial derivatives are tools commonly used by business-
es for a variety of purposes, from hedging against credit risks
to rebalancing portfolios. Given their widespread use in the
marketplace and the potential leverage they can provide,
derivatives have attracted the attention of wealth planners.
This presentation will address two concepts: how financial
derivatives are constructed in an estate planning context,
and how financial derivatives are valued for transfer tax
purposes. Specific focus will be paid to the use of deriva-
tives for unvested stock options (or options that are other-
wise subject to forfeiture) of public and privately owned
companies. Currently, most estate planners believe that
these types of assets cannot be utilized in a wealth transfer
context because the gift tax consequences of a transfer of
unvested stock options are not known until vesting occurs
(or the risk of forfeiture is no longer present). Financial
derivatives provide a solution to this problem.
Location:
Easton Public Library, Easton
Register:
Visit www.cscpa.org/eastonconnection or
contact Phyllis Roche at phyllisr@cscpa.org.
Cost:
Free. Open only to CSCPA members in good standing.
Program:
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
CPE Credit:
2 hours
The Easton CONNection
Location:
Northwestern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, Torrington
Register:
Visit www.cscpa.org/torringtonconnection or
contact Phyllis Roche at phyllisr@cscpa.org.
Cost:
Free. Open only to CSCPA members in good standing.
Program:
8:30 a.m.
to 10:30 a.m.
Please note the new start time!
CPE Credit:
2 hours
The Torrington CONNection
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
"The Probate Process: What's New, What's Not"
Speaker: Julie Jason, President,
Jackson, Grant Investment Advisors, Inc.
The probate court system underwent a major restructuring a
few years ago. In this program, we'll review what's changed
and what has not, including 2010 Connecticut legislation
affecting the probate process and the 2011 changes to the
Connecticut estate tax.