Advanced learnings for Financial Planning, Investment and other CFPCM and CLUCM professionals.

Date – Monday 5 September
Time – 9:30am – 12:30pm
Cost – $200+gst
Location – Te Pae Convention Centre, Christchurch (Michael will be attending virtually from the US)

Masterclass Dinner (optional)
– Monday 5 September
Time – 6.00pm (after the AGM)
Cost – $65 (excl. drinks)
Location – Soul Quarter

Kitces research on what makes financial planning more efficient

Financial planning may be valuable for clients, but it’s time-consuming to deliver as a financial adviser, which impacts everything from the price that advisers charge for a financial plan, to the breadth of clients that can be served, and the staffing and technology infrastructure to deliver financial planning advice. In this session, we explore the latest Kitces Research study on “How Financial Advisers Really Do Financial Planning”, to understand how long it really takes to create and deliver a financial plan, where time-savings opportunities are (or are not), the role of staff support in scaling financial advice, how technology impacts planning efficiencies, and the interaction between planning expertise (in the form of advanced designations like CFP certification), experience, and niche specialisations, in making the delivery of financial planning more efficient.

Michael Kitces

About Michael:

Michael E. Kitces is the Chief Financial Planning Nerd for, publisher of the leading financial advisor blog Nerd’s Eye View, and enthusiastic host of the Financial Advisor Success podcast, all dedicated to making real financial advisors better and more successful. Michael has 20 years of experience as a financial advisor, having worked across multiple industry channels, and has spoken at over 700 events for financial advisors, from keynoting the largest of national industry conferences to leading workshops at elite events to presenting his research at a wide range of industry association events. Michael is also the co-founder of XY Planning Network and fpPathfinder, New Planner Recruiting, the AdvisorTech firm AdvicePay, and the Head of Planning Strategy at Buckingham Wealth.

Described by the media as a “financial planning trailblazer,” “RIA Guru,” and an “Innovator” in the industry, Michael has brought his passion for financial advice to the podium for more than 15 years. While Michael’s affinity for cobalt blue (or “Kitces blue”) dress shirts is renowned, it’s his high-impact keynote presentations built from a career of living and breathing the business of financial advice that leave a lasting impression.

Update from the FPSB

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® is the highest certification in financial planning globally with more than 200,000 CFP® professionals worldwide. This session will explore the role of the Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd (FPSB), the owner of the CFP marks, in setting standards for the financial planning profession and the priorities being delivered in the current environment to help improve the growth, standing and awareness of financial planning both locally and across the globe.

Dante DeGori is a proud CFP professional and is the Head of Stakeholder Engagement at FPSB. Prior to joining FPSB, DeGori was the CEO of the Financial Planning Association of Australia Ltd. and served on several FPSB Committees and Working Groups including former chair of the FPSB Council and of the Chief Executives Committee from 2018 to 2021.

How to register for the Masterclass

The Masterclass is an ‘Add on’ you can select during the registration process for the conference.

Thanks to Kernel Wealth for sponsoring the Masterclass