Strategic Wealth Planning, MW Financial Group, Ltd. and
Brian Keigan, Financial Representative,
MW Financial Group, Ltd.
Wells Fargo Private Bank
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
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.
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.
Jackson, Grant Investment Advisors, Inc.
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.