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Active or passive? Both are irrelevant if they fail the investor

John E. Coyne III; Alex Potts; moderator: Craig L. Israelsen, Ph.D. 0.0

The portfolio losses that occurred during the Great Recession made it clear risk management practices were inadequate. Investors have become increasingly interested in outcomes and are beginning to drive a change in the conversation with advisors toward goals-based investing. A major question advisors face when building an investment strategy is, “Should I use passively or actively managed strategies?” If an advisor is going to adequately meet the changing needs of investors, they must be skilled in both asset allocation and manager selection — whether they fill the portfolio with passively or actively managed strategies. Learn ways to align your approach with an investor’s needs to remain focused on a goals-based or outcomes-oriented investment discussions.

0:14:14

Life insurance is free with recovered lost opportunity cost

Thomas W. Young, CLU, ChFC 5.0

Young discusses how he wants to create more wealth for his clients so that they can make more efficient decisions.

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Is there anything I can worry about for you? One minute inside a high-performing office

Alain Quennec, CFP, CIM 5.0

What do clients ultimately want? The way Top of the Table qualifier Alain Quennec closes his client meetings makes a difference.

0:21:04

Working with middle-market millionaires

Gregory B. Gagne, ChFC 5.0

People with $1 million to $5 million in assets, which is a niche with a large supply of clients, often are not prepared for retirement. Gagne shares his secrets on how to work with that market. Presented at the 2016 ConneXion Zone at the Annual Meeting.

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The income robbers

Sonny Goldstein, CLU, CFP 0.0

Goldstein shares how products he provides can protect your prospects' income against death, disability, old age and taxation.

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10 minutes of favorite sales ideas from two industry greats

Gene L. Mahn, CLU, ChFC; and Walton W. Rogers, CLU, ChFC 5.0

With decades of experience, these two friends and Past MDRT Presidents talk about a few of the ideas that have made them successful.

0:12:59

3 questions you should ask middle America

Seth Groff 0.0

Groff of Assurity Life shares questions all advisors should ask their clients to make them as comfortable as possible.

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Maximizing survivor Social Security

Peter Hill, ChFC 0.0

We know the surviving spouse will receive the larger of the two Social Security checks at the first death. Is the surviving spouse prepared to give up one-third or greater of the total Social Security income at the first death? If not, consider using some of the Social Security income to buy life insurance on one or both of the spouses. Presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting.

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Guaranteed sales

Russell Collins, Dip LI 0.0

Collins shares how he gets clients involved in discussions to develop a financial plan that works for them.

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Being a trusted advisor not a salesperson: One minute…inside a high-performing office

Alain Quennec, CFP, CIM 5.0

As a high-performing advisor, trust is the basis of strong relationships. Find out more from a Top of the Table qualifier how he presents himself as a trusted advisor to clients.

The pit and the pendulum

Anirban Basu 0.0

Join high-profile economist Basu as he provides a data-driven update of the global, national and relevant regional economic performance. His expert insight touches several key aspects of economic life, including trends characterizing financial, real estate, energy and labor markets.

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A lifetime of effort

Russell Collins, Dip LI 0.0

What would your clients lose in the event of a death or disability? Russell Collins encourages advisors to help clients see the "lifetime of effort" they stand to lose without proper planning. Presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting.

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Top of the Table via disability insurance

David C. Blake 0.0

Did you know that individual long-term disability insurance contracts can be offered as a supplemental employee benefit for highly compensated professionals with permanently discounted rates and on a "guaranteed issue" basis? Through this type of voluntary offering an employer can create the opportunity for its highly compensated employees to protect uninsured income sources, replace qualified retirement plan contributions and do so without having to satisfy any medical underwriting requirements. This type of sales approach has enabled Blake to place hundreds of individual disability policies every year and create localized client/prospect nests for cross-selling opportunities. Learn how offering this coverage can enhance an employer's LTD benefit, how to enlist the aid of existing executive/professional clients to start this dialogue with their employers, and how web-based enrollment platforms created by a number of U.S. based insurance carriers can allow you to effectively approach large populations of highly compensated prospects.

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Closing the gap – Your way to MDRT

Mohamad Manmohan Abdullah, ChFC, CLU 5.0

Abdullah's belief is that most life insurance policies will not adequately provide for beneficiaries, and he explains how the discovery process which starts at the prospecting stage can lead to ensuring adequate coverage to beneficiaries. Educating our clients about the right ways of securing their future is the focus of this session. (Session in English)

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Approaches to long-term care

Timothy Clairmont 5.0

Clairmont shares a unique presentation technique he uses with clients to get them to see the value of life insurance.

7 questions successful insurance professionals ask

Thomas William Deans, Ph.D. 0.0

During the next 20 years, North Americans will inherit more than USD 10 trillion. But storm clouds are building — with 125 million North American adults without a legal will, much of this wealth will transfer and unleash chaos and family disruption. Thought-provoking and contrarian, Deans offers advisors seven questions to help clients cast an eye forward to their own future as both beneficiaries and benefactors. Doing so, he unlocks the trusted advisor’s most powerful resource — the art of storytelling.