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​The Pacific Club
4110 MacArthur Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 9260

4/24/2019 8:30 AM4/24/2019 7:00 PM

The CFAOC Wealth Management Symposium is geared for leaders in the wealth advisory community who want to take their practice to the next level. The Symposium is designed for financial advisors, investment managers, and other private wealth industry professionals to learn about innovative strategies and best practices.

Keynote speakers are Greg Valliere, Chief U.S. Policy Specialist, AGF, the Canadian investment firm, who will be discussing the current global investment environment, and Sameer Somal, Co-Founder of Blue Ocean Global Technology who will be sharing 8 strategies for building real relationships.

  • Hear from leading industry experts from BlackRock, Hartford Funds, Abacus and TDAmeritrade about performance reporting and advertising requirements, FinTech and its impact on wealth management, portfolio construction trends, developing a winning culture, and how longevity is impacting retirement management strategies
  • Learn about how women are impacting the wealth management industry, gain key insights into how to bring more women into your practice and hear about the unique challenges of female clients
  • Take advantage of high-level networking opportunities and receive CFA CE credits
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           Greg Valliere                   Sameer Somal, CFA,
           Chief U.S.                          ​     CFP, CAIA
           Policy Strategist                 ​​Co-founder, Chief
           AGF, the Canadian             Financial Officer,
           investment firm                  ​Blue Ocean Global
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Legg Mason Global Asset Management​


​Capital Group
6455 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

5/3/2019 1:00 PM5/3/2019 3:00 PM

The Firm:

Founded in 1931 in Los Angeles, Capital Group is an investment management firm focused on improving people’s lives through successful investing. The firm serves individual investors, financial intermediaries, and institutions through a broad range of products and services that include American Funds, one of the largest mutual fund families in the U.S. by assets under management. Capital Group has a global presence with twenty-seven offices worldwide and more than 7,500 associates. As of 12/31/18, assets under management topped $1.6 trillion.


Finbar O’Brien, CFA, CPA
Finbar is an analyst on the security valuation team at Capital Group where he is responsible for ensuring all portfolio assets are valued timely and accurately on a daily basis. Prior to Capital Group, Finbar was an external audit associate focused on financial services companies in Los Angeles and Irvine. Finbar holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Southern California. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Finbar is also a member of CFA Society Orange County. Finbar is based in Irvine.


If you are currently an undergraduate or graduate student, and/or a candidate in the CFA Program, and you are located in the Orange County area and would like to learn more about the investment profession and capital markets from the top experts in the industry, register for this great event today. Please hurry to the CFA Society Orange County website to register, as students will be admitted on a first come, first served basis!

If you have any questions about the event or Host-A-Student, feel free to e-mail Charles Worden or Finbar O’Brien at If you register for this event and are unable to attend the event, please inform us immediately as there may be other students or candidates who wish to attend. Business casual attire is required for this event.