FA Retirement 2014

2012 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor


 The Hartford The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: HIG) is a leading provider of insurance and wealth management services for millions of consumers and businesses worldwide. Wealth management capabilities include annuities, life insurance, retirement plans and mutual funds. The Hartford is consistently recognized for its superior service, its sustainability efforts and as one of the world's most ethical companies. More information on the company and its financial performance is available at www.thehartford.com.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

 American National Located in historic downtown Galveston, Texas, the corporate office of American National Insurance rises above a blend of modern and turn of the century architecture, which provides the perfect backdrop for a company that has continued to grow and evolve for over 100 years.  What began as a life insurance company with ten employees has now grown into a diversified family of companies with over 4,000 employees, operating from corporate offices in Texas, Missouri, and New York.  Our Mission at American National is to be the company of choice for insurance and other financial products while maintaining superior financial strength.

 aria Aria Retirement Solutions provides registered investment advisors and their clients with innovative, turn-key, guaranteed retirement solutions and concierge-level advisor support.
Aria's partner advisors can broaden their product offerings, thereby growing their business (and book value) by providing their clients with introductions to Aria's open-architecture platform of revolutionary retirement income vehicles. This is done by attaching an income guarantee to an existing portfolio of mutual funds and ETFs which remain under advisor control.
Aria provides a wide variety of allocation options (80/20 through 50/50) and wide investment latitude — allowing RIAs to create and manage customized portfolios for each client's needs.

 AXA AXA Distributors, LLC
AXA Distributors is the wholesale distribution company of AXA Financial, Inc., a member of the global AXA Group, one of the world's largest insurance and wealth management organizations.
AXA Distributors is dedicated to the distribution of the innovative line of life insurance and variable annuity products issued by AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company to professional financial intermediaries such as broker general agents (BGAs), broker-dealers, banks, independent financial planners, as well as AXA Advisors, the company's retail distribution organization. Corporate Office:
1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10104
(888) 517-9900

 EQIS EQIS empowers financial advisors with asset management, practice management, marketing support and administrative services seamlessly integrated into a user-friendly, cloud-based technology platform. Using EQIS allows the advisor to put their focus on client relationship development and wallet share maximization by automating back office, portfolio management and compliance operations. EQIS’s proprietary proposal generation system responds to the unique individual risk and return profile of each client, and gives accounts as low as $25,000 access to the power and flexibility of customized, unified managed accounts that feature diversification across asset classes, equity styles, geographies and, importantly, investment philosophies through the use of Alternatives.

ExpertPlan In 1999 ExpertPlan was established as the preeminent technology innovator for recordkeeping and administration of retirement programs. With continued investments in operating efficiencies and client service, ExpertPlan has become a trusted independent provider of retirement plans within the DC/DB market, servicing thousands of companies and organizations with billions in assets. Today, ExpertPlan is a preferred partner for hundreds of leading financial service organizations including Broker/Dealers, RIAs, CPAs, Third Party Administrators, Mutual Fund Families, Banks, Payroll Providers, Accountants, Insurance Firms, Affinity Groups, and other Financial Professionals.

 Fiserv Fiserv is a leader in financial services technology, driving innovation to optimize efficiency for the wealth management industry.  Financial Advice Management solutions from Fiserv include AdvisorVision™, comprehensive financial planning technology, recently ranked best in class by TowerGroup in their February 2012 report; Retirement Illustrator, technology to help financial professionals present retirement spending needs and distribution alternatives, accounting for risk events such as withdrawal, longevity, survivor needs and healthcare in retirement planning discussions; and Proposal Generation Manager, an end-to-end investment planning and proposal tool that generates powerful Morningstar analytics into graphical proposals and actionable advice.  Financial Advice Management integrates with middle- and back-office technology from Fiserv, providing a converged, end-to-end technology solution for your business.

 Folio Folio Institutional is a division of FOLIOfn Investments, Inc., a self-clearing broker-dealer and a direct member of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation ("DTCC") since 2001. With access to innovative, patented online brokerage and investing solutions, advisors can maintain diversified portfolios of securities, retain hands-on control over investments, manage tax liabilities, efficiently rebalance portfolios, produce reports, promote compliance, and take many other actions for the clients' benefit. Folio Institutional provides custody and brokerage services for billions of dollars of investor assets, and services to hundreds of registered investment advisors.

 JP Turner J.P. Turner is an independent brokerage and investment banking firm headquartered in Atlanta. Advisory and financial planning services are offered through our affiliate company J.P. Turner & Company Capital Management, LLC.  We believe that being independent should not compromise the level of service advisors receive or the resources available to them and work to provide our advisors with the tools and technology they need to build practices that thrive. Industry publications consistently rank us as one of the top 50 independent-broker dealers. J.P. Turner has more than 200 independent branch offices located across the country. To learn more visit www.jpturner.com or www.jpturnercm.com. (Member SIPC)

 Lord Abbett Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC is an independent, privately held firm with a singular focus on the management of money. As one of the oldest money management firms in the United States, Lord Abbett has consistently provided generations of clients and their financial advisors with a quality investment experience since 1929. Lord Abbett manages approximately $119 billion in assets (as of February 29, 2012) across a full range of mutual funds, institutional and separately managed accounts. 

 NEXT logo NEXT Financial Group is a unique independent broker-dealer. It was formed in 1999 for financial advisors, by financial advisors. It is the original rep-owned broker-dealer and one of the few remaining that offer advisors the opportunity to be directly involved with the direction of the company.
Today, NEXT continues to operate under the same vision, values and voice principles in which it was founded and is highly-recognized in the financial services industry. Visit www.nextfinancial.com  or call (877) 876-6398 x4060 to learn more about how NEXT.

NEXT Financial Group, Inc.
2500 Wilcrest Drive, Suite 620
Houston, TX 77042

 One America The State Life Insurance Company, a OneAmerica company, is focused on providing asset-based long-term care solutions. State Life is a recognized leader in providing these solutions, which utilize life insurance, fixed-interest deferred and immediate annuities. The company’s extensive Care Solutions portfolio of products helps consumers prepare for future long-term care needs by helping to protect their assets.

 Pension Income Pension Income, LLC,  finds pensioners willing to sell their monthly income at a discount.  Pension Income, LLC also finds buyers who want to purchase the pensioner’s monthly income.  Hence we create a market for those willing to sell and buy monthly income.  Partnering with US Pension Funding, the group that finds the pensioners, allowed us to partner with the leading industry expert in finding quality pensioners (over 15 years experience to date).  Here’s your opportunity to purchase someone else’s monthly income at a discount.  Perfect for any institution who wishes to provide monthly cash flow.

 Principal Funds Principal Funds is a leading provider of mutual fund solutions with more than $68.9 billion in assets under management.1 Principal Funds brings special expertise in global investment management, asset allocation, and retirement leadership to financial professionals and investors. Principal Funds are managed by many leading sub-advisors, including the extensive asset management capabilities of Principal Global Investors. Including its target-risk and target-date offerings, Principal Funds, distributed by Principal Funds Distributor, is the fifth-largest manager of lifecycle funds in the industry.2 Retirement tools and resources available through Principal Funds help investors prepare for and enjoy retirement while also helping financial professionals expand their opportunities. The companies that make up Principal Funds and Principal Global Investors are members of the Principal Financial Group®.

1As of December 31, 2011. Includes all share classes of the Principal Funds, Inc and Principal Variable Contracts Fund, Inc.
2 FRC Quarterly Lifecycle Report Q4 11.

 Secured investment Lending Secured Investment Lending Corp. is a Florida licensed mortgage lender that specializes in providing Hard Money (Bridge) loans to real estate investors. Today’s real estate market offers tremendous opportunities for these real estate entrepreneurs to purchase the large quantity of foreclosed single family and multi-family homes on the market as Bank REO properties. There is currently a shortage of real estate investors with the Capital to purchase these homes with Cash. Secured Investment Lending has developed a lending program for these Entrepreneurs that are unable to purchase and renovate these properties with cash for resale or rental. The company provides the capital to purchase and renovate the property, close quickly and most importantly create high return secure investment opportunities by capitalizing on the market conditions. Secured Investment Lending wants to help create the WIN-WIN relationship that every Real Estate Investor is looking for in today’s market.

 Securities America Headquartered in La Vista, Neb., Securities America’s mission for more than 25 years has been to foster the success of financial professionals so they can provide quality, objective counsel and services to their clients. Advisors benefit from the firm’s industry-leading programs in practice management, advisory services and retirement income distribution, supported by state-of-the-art technology. Founded in 1993, Securities America Advisors Inc. is an SEC-Registered Investment Advisory firm that offers investment management, financial advice and financial planning through a national network of independent financial advisors. Securities America received the inaugural Thought Leadership Award from the Retirement Income Industry Association in March 2011. Additional information is available at www.securitiesamerica.com.

 TD Ameritrade The TD Ameritrade Institutional Difference
TD Ameritrade Institutional* is a leading provider of comprehensive brokerage and custody services to over 4,000 fee-based independent Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) and their clients. They deliver smart operational solutions, innovative technology, customized practice management and flexible investment solutions, all with one goal in mind—impeccable service. As steadfast advocates for independent advisors, TD Ameritrade Institutional continually speaks out to ensure that RIA needs and their clients' needs are always considered within the regulatory environment. Their collaborative approach and innovative technology solutions ensure that we spend less time navigating a one-size-fits-all solution and more time focused on exceeding your expectations.

*TD Ameritrade Institutional, Division of TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC/NFA.

 TIAA Cref The TIAA-CREF family of companies is a prominent financial services organization dedicated to providing lifetime financial security to those in the healthcare, academic, cultural and research fields; for people whose work serves others. An organization with more than $477.3 billion in total assets under management and administration as of December 31, 2011, TIAA-CREF has more than 3.7 million participants in more than 27,000 plans and 15,000 public and private institutions

TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC, and Teachers Personal Investors Services, Inc., members FINRA, distribute securities products.

© 2011 Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association-College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF), New York, NY 10017.

 Thornburg Thornburg Investment Management is a privately held investment management company based in Santa Fe, NM. Founded in 1982, the firm manages seven equity funds, nine bond funds, and separate portfolios for institutions and individuals. We focus on preserving and increasing the real wealth of our shareholders after accounting for inflation, taxes, and investment expenses. Thornburg Funds offer strategies for building real wealth emanating from TIM’s disciplined investment style focused on risk management and investors’ long-term goals. Thornburg’s equity research uses a fundamental, comprehensive approach. Thornburg’s fixed-income team is dedicated to the practice of comprehensive risk management.

Zywave  Zywave delivers innovative technology solutions for financial services firms around the world to enhance client service, improve efficiencies and achieve organic growth. Zywave provides strategic solutions for everything from basic point-of-sale planning to detailed, complex analyses.
Zywave’s web-based solutions are powerful and easy to use:

  • NaviPlan Premium Support the success of every advisor at your firm with the undisputed tool of choice for sophisticated planning – now packaged with Profiles Forecaster for a comprehensive solution to everything from simple insurance and goal-funding requirements to ultra-high-net-worth comprehensive plans.
  • Profiles Premium Deliver engaging, interactive presentations, uncover deeper client needs and close each sale faster with web-based Profiles Premium – featuring unique tools to back planning with flexible analytics and action-oriented reports.


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