Kathleen Kelly Attends Elite Advisor Forum in Washington, D.C.
The National Association of Plan Advisors Event Provided an Opportunity for Advisors to Meet with Members of Congress and Federal Officials
Greensboro, NC September 25, 2013 – Kathleen Kelly, Managing Partner of Compass Financial Partners was recently invited to participate in the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) Fly-in Forum held September 17-18, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The invitation-only event was available to a select group of 18 LPL Financial advisors representing approximately $30 billion in brokerage and advisory assets under management (AUM) who joined with congressional members, federal officials and other financial advisors from throughout the country to discuss issues critical to the retirement industry.
The two-day forum gave advisors the opportunity to connect with lead Washington policymakers, legislators and regulators to provide input to help shape retirement policy.
The program featured interactive roundtables, breakout sessions, panel discussions and included a keynote address from Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), of the Senate Financial Services Committee, and Congresswoman Ann Louis Wagner (R-MO) a member of the House Financial Services Committee.
The forum provided financial advisors the opportunity for updates on regulatory and congressional updates that could affect the financial services industry. But most importantly, it allowed the advisors to provide their input on how retirement-related issues affect their clients. Additionally, it provided advisors the opportunity to speak directly to members of Congress about what advisors do and what they are the most concerned about.
Bill Chetney, Executive Vice President of LPL Financial Retirement Partners attended the NAPA Forum and said, “It was a privilege to be invited to engage with our leaders in Washington. Kathleen was able to make her voice heard, which is such a vital step in addressing the issues that affect the retirement industry.”
The NAPA Fly-In Forum comes just before the LPL Financial Retirement Partners Annual Conference which will be held in late September in Colorado Springs, CO. That conference is a major industry forum, which is designed for LPL Financial advisors who are leaders in the retirement planning industry. LPL Financial is the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer and a consultant to retirement plans and their advisors.
About Compass Financial Partners
A nationally recognized leader, Compass Financial Partners provides independent, objective retirement plan consulting and investment advisory services to plan sponsors across the United States. From investment due diligence, recordkeeper search and selection and vendor fee benchmarking; to employee communication strategy development and implementation and plan design consulting based upon proven behavioral finance concepts, Compass Financial Partners’ process-driven suite of fiduciary services provides access to the resources necessary to help employers pursue highly successful retirement plan programs. Founded with a vision to offer high-quality consulting services independent of the service provider, Compass Financial Partners is based in Greensboro, N.C. For more information, visit www.CompassFP.com.
About LPL Financial
LPL Financial, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq:LPLA), is the nation's largest independent broker-dealer (based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2013), a top RIA custodian,* and an independent consultant to retirement plans. LPL Financial offers proprietary technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research to more than 13,400 financial advisors and approximately 700 financial institutions. In addition, LPL Financial supports more than 4,600 financial advisors licensed with insurance companies by providing customized clearing, advisory platforms and technology solutions. LPL Financial and its affiliates have approximately 3,000 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego. For more information, please visit www.lpl.com.
NAPA is not affiliated with LPL Financial
*Cerulli Associates: RIA Service Agent Survey Q1 2013
About National Association of Plan Advisors
The National Association of Plan Advisors is a non-profit professional society and a sister organization of the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA). It was created by and for retirement plan advisors. Membership is also open to other retirement industry professionals who support the interests of plan advisors. NAPA is the only advocacy group exclusively focused on the issues that matter to retirement plan advisors.
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