Start Date :

12/1/2017 - 12.00 PM

   End Date :

12/1/2017 - 01.30 PM

   Location :

UCSC Extension, 3175 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara

   Instructors :

Personal Financial Planning

   Cost :


Personal Finance —Student Forum - Starting Your Own RIA Practice

The Good, the Bad and the Very Ugly Truth about Starting Your Own RIA Practice 
with Personal Financial Planning Program alumni speakers: 
CHRIS WENTZIEN, CFP®, CPA, MBA, Natural Bridges Financial Advisors; and 

Learn from alumni who have been there. Chris and Anandi will be talking about how they launched their personal financial advising business in compliance with state and federal law, providing general information about starting an RIA (registered Investment Advisor) practice and answering questions about:
• how to get your first 10 (quality) clients
• marketing strategies
• startup costs
• efficiency as your practice expands
• goals and accountability for building your practice
• necessary licenses & qualifications
• compliance and liability concerns

CHRIS WENTZIEN, CFP®, CPA, MBA is the founding principal of Natural Bridges Financial Advisors. He has a BA in Economics from UC Santa Barbara and an MBA from Westminister College. Chris is a CFP, a CPA and started his firm in 2008. Previously he worked at a leading Silicon Valley wealth management firm. He is a UCSC Extension instructor and served on the board of the FPA Silicon Valley.

ANANDI KRISHNAMURTHY, CFP®, began her work life as a software developer. She became interested in the tiny windows of opportunity presented by our tax laws relating to stock compensation, the kiddie-tax and the impact of state taxes, and she soon was advising friends and coworkers on these topics. She found this experience so rewarding that she decided to make it her new career. She is an alum of UCSC Extension in 2012 and her CFP® in 2016. She worked at Wade Financial Advisory until recently with clients from many walks of life, developing and presenting financial plans, analyzing and proposing social security, retirement and stock compensation strategies. She is forming her own advisory firm focused primarily on young professionals and their families as well as baby boomers contemplating retirement in the near future.

Friday March 2, 2018
Friday May 18, 2018

Additional Info :

This free event is not open to the public. It is open only to current, past, and prospective UCSC Extension PFP students and to members of our co-sponsoring organization, the Financial Planning Association of Silicon Valley.

Please register at FPASV.