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National Advisors Spotlight - Barbara Lewis

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National Advisors Spotlight - Barbara Lewis
16 Episodes
National Advisors Spotlight
Ed Lynch Managing Director / Chief Retirement Officer Dietz & Lynch Capital

- Barbara Lewis

Ed Lynch has worked with ERISA-qualified plan sponsors and designated fiduciaries in most aspects of plan development and maintenance since the early 1980s. In 2003, Ed became one of the first practitioners in the United States to complete the Accredited Investment Fiduciary Auditor, AIFA®, program of advanced studies at The Center for Fiduciary Studies (Joseph Katz School of Business, University of Pittsburgh). In September 2008, Dietz & Lynch Capital, formerly 401(k) Advisors Group, became “[one of] the first Investment Advisors globally” to successfully complete the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX) independent certification process. The CEFEX certification “provides assurance to investors,Read More

Ed Lynch has worked with ERISA-qualified plan sponsors and designated fiduciaries in most aspects of plan development and maintenance since the early 1980s.
In 2003, Ed became one of the first practitioners in the United States to complete the Accredited Investment Fiduciary Auditor, AIFA®, program of advanced studies at The Center for Fiduciary Studies (Joseph Katz School of Business, University of Pittsburgh).
In September 2008, Dietz & Lynch Capital, formerly 401(k) Advisors Group, became “[one of] the first Investment Advisors globally” to successfully complete the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX) independent certification process. The CEFEX certification “provides assurance to investors, both institutional and individual, that Dietz & Lynch Capital has demonstrated adherence to the industry’s best fiduciary practices…indicating [it’s] interests are aligned with those of investors.”
In 2009, Ed was voted by his peers as one of the 40 “Most Influential Retirement Plan Advisors” in the United States in a national survey conducted by the 401(k) Wire, the 401(k) Exchange and The Boston Research Group. Based on over 100,000 votes from the industry, business metrics and input of an editorial board, the top 300 and top 40 were recognized for their business success, and their influence on retirement plans, their fellow advisors and retirement plan providers.
Ed’s focus in working with fiduciaries, such as pension, profit sharing and 401(k) plan sponsors and trustees of endowments and foundations, is
Assessing compliance with accepted “standards of fiduciary care”
Reviewing documents, investment performance and due diligence files
Developing prudent review and monitoring processes for plan or trust assets
Assisting with preparing, implementing and monitoring investment policy
Analyzing and developing asset allocation strategies
Evaluating reasonableness of fee structures and overall plan performance

Ed is a member of a number of professional and employee benefits organizations, a columnist as well as a frequent speaker on ERISA-plan topics. He has served as an Expert Witness in ERISA-plan related litigation and is a Contributing Editor for Pension Governance, LLC. Ed is a graduate, summa cum laude, of Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts.

Dietz & Lynch Capital: 37 1/2 Forrester Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 Map It

Website: http://www.dietzandlynch.com

Phone: 978-225-8386

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National Advisors Spotlight
Neal Dietz Managing Director/Chief Investment Officer Dietz & Lynch Capital

- Barbara Lewis

Since 1983, Neal Dietz has offered a distinctive blend of professional investment guidance and personal service. His more than 20 years of managing individual equity, mutual fund and derivative portfolios gives clients a direct line of communication to their own personal, professional wealth manager. Neal’s extensive study of technical analysis has guided him in doing comprehensive work with Relative Strength Investing that is designed to mitigate risk and identify investment opportunity. Relative Strength attempts to identify and track those areas or sectors of the market that are stronger than others. This work is the foundation for the investment strategy providedRead More

Since 1983, Neal Dietz has offered a distinctive blend of professional investment guidance and personal service. His more than 20 years of managing individual equity, mutual fund and derivative portfolios gives clients a direct line of communication to their own personal, professional wealth manager.
Neal’s extensive study of technical analysis has guided him in doing comprehensive work with Relative Strength Investing that is designed to mitigate risk and identify investment opportunity. Relative Strength attempts to identify and track those areas or sectors of the market that are stronger than others. This work is the foundation for the investment strategy provided exclusively to the clients of Dietz & Lynch Capital.
In February 2010, Neal was recognized as a top financial advisor and named to the LPL Financial Chairman’s Club by LPL Financial. Neal has been interviewed extensively and is featured in the book “Trader’s Secrets” (Target Press. 1999).
Neal holds the National Futures Commodities Exam (Series 3), General Securities Sales Supervisor (Series 8), and Series 65 registrations with Linsco/Private Ledger. He is a graduate from Boston University.

Dietz & Lynch Capital: 37 1/2 Forrester Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 Map It

Website: http://www.dietzandlynch.com

E-Mail: neal.dietz@dietzandlynch.com Phone: 978-225-8386

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National Advisors Spotlight
Michael Kane President Michael M. Kane & Associates

- Barbara Lewis

Michael M. Kane is a Principal and Founder of Michael M. Kane & Associates. Mr. Kane’s responsibilities include operations, assessments and client advice. Mike has been in the advisory business for almost three decades. Mr. Kane has been recognized as prominent retirement plan advisory consultants. He has authored numerous articles and has been widely quoted in national retirement plan publications. Mike is also active on the lecture and workshop circuit. Prior to joining NRP and then LPL Financial, he served as the Director of Executive & Employee Benefits Strategies for New England Financial, a MetLife Company, and as Managing Partner.Read More

Michael M. Kane is a Principal and Founder of Michael M. Kane & Associates. Mr. Kane’s responsibilities include operations, assessments and client advice. Mike has been in the advisory business for almost three decades. Mr. Kane has been recognized as prominent retirement plan advisory consultants. He has authored numerous articles and has been widely quoted in national retirement plan publications. Mike is also active on the lecture and workshop circuit. Prior to joining NRP and then LPL Financial, he served as the Director of Executive & Employee Benefits Strategies for New England Financial, a MetLife Company, and as Managing Partner. Before entering the financial services industry, Mike was an Officer in the U.S. Navy. He is an active member of the Center for Fiduciary Studies (fi360). Mike is also a CLU, ChFC and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst (AIFA). As an AIFA, he is one of the select few certified to conduct Fiduciary Assessments on Investment Stewards, Managers and Advisors. He also serves as an analyst for the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX). Mr. Kane holds a BS in Business Administration from Mount Saint Mary’s University and performed his graduate work at the George Washington University School of Business.

Website: www.michaelmkane.com

Michael M. Kane & Associates: 2300 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 700, Alpharetta, GA 30009 Map It

Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor, and member FINRA/SIPC. NRP is not affiliated with LPL Financial. Fiduciary Services offered for advisory relationships.

E-Mail: Mkane@n-r-p.com Phone: 678-916-3969

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National Advisors Spotlight
Michael Anderson, Financial Planner, RJFS Vice President, Retirement Planning Finestone Partners

- Barbara Lewis

Mr. Anderson is primarily responsible for forming retirement plan solutions, servicing retirement plans and managing private managed money accounts. He holds Series 6,7,24 and 66 securities licenses, as well as a life and health insurance producers’ license in California, Iowa and Florida. He has more than 20 years in retirement plan administration, securities management, brokerage and corporate finance. Prior to joining Finestone Partners, Mr. Anderson was Executive Vice President of REACH Financial Group, LLC. As a Senior Finance and Investment Analyst for a California based Fortune 500 Company, he managed the investments of a $165- million, 5000 employee qualified retirementRead More

Mr. Anderson is primarily responsible for forming retirement plan solutions, servicing retirement plans and managing private managed money accounts. He holds Series 6,7,24 and 66 securities licenses, as well as a life and health insurance producers’ license in California, Iowa and Florida. He has more than 20 years in retirement plan administration, securities management, brokerage and corporate finance.

Prior to joining Finestone Partners, Mr. Anderson was Executive Vice President of REACH Financial Group, LLC. As a Senior Finance and Investment Analyst for a California based Fortune 500 Company, he managed the investments of a $165- million, 5000 employee qualified retirement plan. Additionally, he managed that firm’s $200-million corporate cash portfolio and was the corporate finance staff’s lead analyst. Having worked inside a Fortune 500 company, Mr. Anderson has sat in the “human resources and finance seat” and knows the challenges and responsibilities of those decision makers. He also worked for a Pasadena, CA-based mutual fund manager as an Associate Portfolio Manager and as an Operations and Marketing Administrator.

Currently, Mr. Anderson serves on two boards of directors: as Past President and Member-at-Large of Western Pension and Benefits Conference – Los Angeles (WP&BC-LA) and as a Founder, Framer, Managing Executive Director and President of the UCLA Alumni Association Bruin Professionals (BP).

Mr. Anderson served as the WP&BC National Program Chairman for the Western Benefits Conference. As Program Chairman he directed a 120 person committee and served on the 2010 WBC Steering Committee. The WBC is one of the two major national pension, retirement and benefits conferences held annually in the United States. Previously, Mr. Anderson served from 2006 to 2010 on the WP&BC Joint Council of Presidents, as 2009 WBC Program Committee Member and served as the 2007/2008 President of WP&BC Los Angeles.

Mr. Anderson is host of Finestone Partners’ Local Leaders Beverly Hills, an Internet radio program on the Big Media USA Network, focused on business leaders, commerce trends, investments and retirement issues. He is also a current member of Los Angeles based ProVisors and the Financial Services Institute.

Mr. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). While at UCLA, he was one of 50 students selected nationally to study international finance at Boston University in London. He crewed three years both Junior Varsity and Varsity on the NCAA Division 1 UCLA Rowing Team. Mr. Anderson is also a graduate of the Executive Program of the UCLA Anderson School of Management, which he attended on a tuition gift from the school.

Finestone Partners is independent of Raymond James. Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Finestone Partners is independent of Raymond James.

Raymond James financial advisors may only transact business in states where they are registered. Followup and individualized responses involving either the effecting of or attempting to effect transactions in securities, or the rendering of personalized investment advice for compensation, will not be made to persons in states where the financial advisor is not registered.

Finestone Partners: 9100 Wilshire Blvd. STE 720E, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 Map It

Website: http://www.finestonepartners.com

E-Mail: manderson@finestonepartners.com Phone: 310-432-7018

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National Advisors Spotlight
Phillip Kassewitz Senior Vice President The Kassewitz Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

- Barbara Lewis

Phillip has been in the investment services industry since 1971. He focuses on providing services and advice for individuals and business owners in the creation and preservation of wealth. Recently, Phillip attended the retirement standard training program which is a process he can utilize to assist clients in reviewing critical aspects of retirement planning. He has served as the Financial Analyst for Channel 8 News for over seventeen years and lives in LeClaire with his wife, Connie. Phillip is a member of Davenport Country Club, served as President of the Vera French Foundation, Past Board Member of Ballet Quad CitiesRead More

Phillip has been in the investment services industry since 1971. He focuses on providing services and advice for individuals and business owners in the creation and preservation of wealth. Recently, Phillip attended the retirement standard training program which is a process he can utilize to assist clients in reviewing critical aspects of retirement planning. He has served as the Financial Analyst for Channel 8 News for over seventeen years and lives in LeClaire with his wife, Connie. Phillip is a member of Davenport Country Club, served as President of the Vera French Foundation, Past Board Member of Ballet Quad Cities and Past Vice President of the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club. His interests include golfing and boating.

The Kassewitz Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney: 4300 E. 53rd Street STE 300, Davenport, IA 52807 Map It

Website: http://fa.smithbarney.com/kassewitz

Phone: 563-344-4308

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National Advisors Spotlight
Todd Bellistri President and CEO August Benefits, Inc

- Barbara Lewis

As the President and CEO of August Benefits, Inc., Mr. Bellistri specializes in working with corporate and executive clients. A graduate of California State University, Mr. Bellistri holds a degree in International Business. Mr. Bellistri has earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) professional designation, awarded by the Center for Fiduciary Studies, which is associated with the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Executive Education. He has received formal training in investment fiduciary responsibility. In addition, he holds professional designations as a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Registered Health Underwriter (RHU), Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC) and a CertifiedRead More

As the President and CEO of August Benefits, Inc., Mr. Bellistri specializes in working with corporate and executive clients. A graduate of California State University, Mr. Bellistri holds a degree in International Business.

Mr. Bellistri has earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) professional designation, awarded by the Center for Fiduciary Studies, which is associated with the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Executive Education. He has received formal training in investment fiduciary responsibility.

In addition, he holds professional designations as a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Registered Health Underwriter (RHU), Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC) and a Certified Cobra Administrator.

August Benefits: 769 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743 Map It

Website: www.augustbenefits.com

E-Mail: todd@augustbenefits.com Phone: 631-435-2701 x17

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National Advisors Spotlight
Dan Shapiro Owner and Principal DCS Retirement Consultant

- Barbara Lewis

Daniel Shapiro, APR, AIF®, is the owner and principal of DCS Retirement Consultants. He has more than 18 years experience in developing and administering the right retirement plans in the right way for clients in South Florida. Dan started his career as a group retirement plan wholesaler with a large multi-national insurance company and established dcs Retirement Consultants in 2003. Dan knows the retirement plan business cold. He has built dcs by focusing on consulting, design, and investment service for qualified retirement plans. Throughout his career Dan has worked with more than 1,000 companies and professionals in South Florida, asRead More

Daniel Shapiro, APR, AIF®, is the owner and principal of DCS Retirement Consultants. He has more than 18 years experience in developing and administering the right retirement plans in the right way for clients in South Florida. Dan started his career as a group retirement plan wholesaler with a large multi-national insurance company and established dcs Retirement Consultants in 2003.

Dan knows the retirement plan business cold. He has built dcs by focusing on consulting, design, and investment service for qualified retirement plans. Throughout his career Dan has worked with more than 1,000 companies and professionals in South Florida, as well as employees, brokers, attorneys CPAs and TPAs. An ACCREDITED INVESTMENT FIDUCIARY®, Dan has also been a speaker for various professional organizations on the subjects of fiduciary responsibilities and retirement plan communication and education for plan participants.

Professional affiliations, past and present, include:

Secretary of the South Florida Chapter of the ASPPA Benefits Council
Member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA)
Member of The National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA)
Member of The Financial Planning Association
Member of Society of Financial Services Professionals

Visit my website at: www.dcsretirementconsultants.com

Email: dshapiro@dcsretirement.com

Phone: 786-456-8000

Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor, and member FINRA/SIPC. NRP is not affiliated with LPL Financial.

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