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Tax-Optimized Wealth Management

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Alliance Series

Wealth management is an ongoing cross-disciplinary dialogue. Where this conversation often falls far short in advancing client goals is around tax management - which is more interdisciplinary and more important the wealthier a client is.

The technical tilt of the program will focus on how portfolio management should be integrated with income tax, estate tax, and charitable strategies. Investment professionals will learn practical and reliable ways to improve after-tax risk-adjusted returns. Estate and tax professionals will learn how to play a more proactive role in guiding their clients’ investment professionals to better after-tax outcomes. Private clients who attend will learn how to determine their advisors’ level of tax intelligence and proactivity.

Tax optimization is the most reliable and perhaps most significant form of wealth enhancement an advisor can deliver. Yet advisors who manage towards after-tax outcomes can find their efforts unappreciated or even resisted by uneducated clients. Throughout the program, expert practitioners will share communication strategies to help advisors overcome resistance, communicate value created, and win business from less tax-intelligent competitors.

This is a half-day program designed to provide 4 CE credits, and will include the following topics:


  • Asset location strategies - income and estate tax optimized
  • Integrating estate tax, income tax, philanthropic, debt, and investment planning
  • Tax aspects of liabilities – current and future Portfolio


  • Asset allocation: After tax frameworks and core concepts
  • Management within an asset class: security and tax lot level, manager selection and coordination, product strategy
  • After-tax measurement, reporting, and benchmarking
  • Investment tax tools: transition, tax alpha drivers, technology, derivatives
  • Tax rules and strategies for specific asset classes


  • Communicating the value added from proactive tax management
  • Effective communication with allied professionals on tax subjects
  • Overcoming barriers to adoption of tax management best practices 

Early bird registration ends November 7th



Speakers are still being finalized, but will include the following:

➢ Doug Rogers - Author of "Tax-Aware Investment Management - The Essential Guide"

➢ Scott Welch - Founder and former CIO of Fortigent

➢ Ran Lesham - CIO of Aperio Group

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