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LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 21, 2014 — Matrix Financial Solutions, Inc., a Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) company, today announced the keynote speaker lineup and other highlights for its upcoming 14th Annual Get Connected Conference August 17-20, at the Keystone Conference Center in Keystone, Colorado. The speakers will address the keys to success for financial services professionals through ‘Building a Winning Team.’
Scheduled to appear at Get Connected 2014 are: John Foley, leader of CenterPoint and former Lead Solo of the Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team; Joe Montana, NFL veteran; Bob Woodward, a journalist and acclaimed non-fiction author; Mike Rayburn, "The World's Funniest Guitar Virtuoso”; LCDR Rorke T. Denver, U.S. Navy SEAL trainer and actor, who will share how perseverance and building the right team can lead financial professionals to achieve success and maximize productivity to ultimately grow their businesses; and Brian Graff, CEO, ASPPA, who will provide a Washington Update that will focus on current proposed legislation.
“In today's highly competitive and ever-changing financial environment, financial services professionals face significant challenges, including client retention, transparency, operational efficiency, regulatory change and access to mission-critical, actionable data,” said John Moody, President, Matrix Financial Solutions. “We feel that this year’s speaker line up will provide insight into these challenges when they share their own personal experiences in how they overcame challenges to lead successful teams. At the end of the day, we want our attendees to be able to take what they learned at the conference back to the office to drive the productivity and success of their teams.”
The keynote speakers will complement Get Connected’s full range of sessions, which are organized in three main conference tracks – Matrix U, TPA/Advisor and Bank/Trust. The Matrix U track will provide the opportunity for those eligible to take the ASPPA PFC-2 exam on-site at the conference. Throughout the year, Matrix held a series of advisor educational webinars and in-person training sessions that brought industry experts and thought leaders together to provide guidance to retirement plan professionals in preparation for the exam, as well as the PFC-1 certification in June. Upon completion and passing the exam at the conference, advisors will be awarded their Qualified Plan Financial Consultant (“QPFC”) designation. The track will also feature intensive review sessions designed specifically to help advisors and other qualified plan professionals pass the ASPPA PFC-2 exam that will be led by Sarah Simoneaux, the author of Retirement Plan Consulting for Financial Professionals, which is used for ASPPA'sQPFC designation. An intense course will also be offered through this track that features an interactive model approach in a town hall and roundtable setting.
The TPA/Advisor track is for the traditional TPA/Advisor looking to learn more about today's financial service's issues and how to leverage these issues to grow their business. The Bank/Trust track will offer more than seven CE eligible sessions that were developed in conjunction with The Fiduciary Education Center and will touch upon the interests of Broadridge’s diverse bank customers and provide insight into today's hot topics.
Attendees that register for either the TPA/Advisor track or Bank/Trust track are welcome to attend any session in either track. Matrix U attendees are required to attend only sessions in their respective track (Matrix U or Matrix U Advanced). ASPPA, NIPA, CFP, CRPS and CLU CPE credit will be offered for every session and CE credits will also available for most sessions.
The Get Connected Conference is attended by representatives from top banks, trust companies, third party administrators, investment advisers, broker-dealers, mutual fund companies, industry publications, and technology providers.
About Matrix Financial Solutions
Matrix Financial Solutions, now part of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., is a leading provider of TrueOpen™ retirement products and services for third party administrators, financial advisors, banks and other financial professionals. Matrix serves more than 400 financial institutions with over $300 billion in customer assets processed through its trading platform. For more information about Matrix, please visit matrix.broadridge.com.