Legislative Risks and 2010 Industry Trends to be the Focus of Two High-Impact Webinars From The American College

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In an effort to help professionals better understand the impact of proposed legislation and the important trends affecting their practices, The American College, the nation’s premiere financial services educator, is offering two high-impact webinars filled with the essential information professionals need to successfully manage change. On December 10, The College will host the webinar "2009 Year in Perspective" at 10:30 a.m. ET. The following day, The American College will feature a second webinar - "Breaking News…Legislation from Washington on Financial Services" at 1:30 p.m. ET.

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Many financial planners and insurance agents have expressed alarm about the potential impact of proposed new standards.

The decisions currently being made in Washington could make or break the financial services industry in the coming years. In an effort to help professionals better understand the impact of proposed legislation and the important trends affecting their practices, The American College, the nation’s premiere financial services educator, is offering two high-impact webinars filled with the essential information professionals need to successfully manage change.

On December 10, Larry Barton, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer and Jack C. Hondros, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, CFP®, Chief Marketing Officer at The American College will host the webinar 2009 Year in Perspective at 10:30 a.m. ET. Hot button issues to be addressed during this insight-filled seminar include:

  •     2009: The Year in Review
  •     2010 Industry Trends Affecting Your Clients
  •     Fiduciary Standards
  •     Roth IRA Conversions

Many financial planners and insurance agents have expressed alarm about the potential impact of proposed new standards. To address these concerns, this webinar will also include a candid overview of what must be done to protect consumers. In addition, Barton and Hondros will answer questions from the financial services community submitted through The College’s website.

The following day, The American College will feature a second webinar - Breaking News…Legislation from Washington on Financial Services. Participants will receive a timely update on the legislative proposals currently being discussed in our nation’s capital. Concerns about increased costs and liabilities resulting from a mandated fiduciary standard will be addressed as part of this in-depth presentation.

Legislative experts sharing their perspectives as part of this valuable webinar include:

  •     Jill Edwards, Associate Vice President, Federal Government Relations, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).
  •     Chris Morton, Vice President, Legislative Affairs, Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU).
  •     Keith Hickerson, Senior Strategy Consultant, The American College.

Breaking News…Legislation from Washington on Financial Services begins at 1:30 p.m. ET on December 11.

Both webinars are open to financial professionals at no cost. To register for 2009 Year in Perspective or Breaking News…Legislation from Washington on Financial Services visit http://www.The American College.edu/Webinars. For more information, contact Laura Seitz at The American College at 610-526-1459.

The American College is the nation’s largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has served as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others for over 82 years. The American College’s faculty represents some of the financial services industry’s foremost thought leaders. For more information, visit http://www.TheAmericanCollege.edu

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