Behind the Scenes Look at the DOL Fiduciary Ruling with Ed Gjertsen II

Ed Gjertsen IIEd Gjertsen II joins us for an in-depth look at the new fiduciary rule and provides crucial insight the upcoming changes to our profession. Ed is currently the Chairman of Financial Planning Association and has been working on the fiduciary ruling both from his time being on the national Financial Planning Association board and serving in their leadership role. He has been on the ground floor of these legislative changes as a champion for planners and clients alike.

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“I can tell you since being involved as I have in the last 6 years… FPA has really become a known entity on Capitol Hill. There’s a lot going on that may not be necessarily visible to members but we are advocating on behalf of our members day in and day out.”


Mack Investment Securities, Inc.

Financial Planning Coalition

Financial Planning Association

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

3rd Annual FPA Advocacy Day

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

DOL – Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

Firm Operations & All the Moving Pieces

Dennis MooreSo often when I hear people talk about financial planning careers, they assume you want to be a lead advisor. Today we have Dennis Moore, who shares his career progression and how he transitioned from a financial planner track to an operations track within his firm.

Dennis also shares great insights on how to approach firm owners pragmatically, like he did to open a separate financial planning arm five hours away so he could pursue his MBA.

There is nothing more valuable to a firm than someone who is wired to be an operations manager or support role be in that position.


There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes. I think coming out of college and for my first few years in the profession, you really don’t see just all the moving pieces and what all goes into doing this.


Quest Capital Management

Personal Financial Planning – Texas Tech


Annual FPA® Conference

Bob Vere’s Insider’s Forum


Episode 22 – Networking

Lynn McIntireToday we have another recorded #YAFPNW meetup with Lynn McIntire from Cadent Capital. Our topic this meeting was Networking. Networking is one of the most advantageous skills to learn, both from a personal and professional standpoint. I can tell you from personal experience, it has been one of the things that has propelled my career the furthest.

I hope you enjoy this episode and would love to hear any feedback or ideas for future meetups!

We would like to thank The Milestone Group here in Dallas hosting us again!

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 “There’s a lot of value in cheering your peers on… and I don’t think we do that enough.”


The Milestone Group

Cadent Capital


XY Planning Network

Michael Kitces

NAPFA Genesis

NexGen Gathering



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