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Course Details

Overview of Topics

  • Introduction to the investing scenario
  • SEC – Jurisdiction
  • Passive Investing – Key reasons for its rise, Comparison with past, challenges, Benefits
  • Active Investing – characteristics, Benefits
  • Comparison – Active & Passive investing – The right approach
  • Market Technical –efficiency of market and risk measures
  • Behavioral finance – Illustrations and examples – Comparison with Human behavior
  • Words of the wise• Biases – Inconclusive results
  • Passive investment strategies
  • Active Manager – How they work?
  • Summary and disclosure

Course Description

Billions of Dollars have been flowing from actively managed funds into index funds over the past several years as investors continue to debate the merits of these different investment approaches. But this isn’t just an academic question. It has the potential to affect investment outcomes in meaningful ways. While passive investing has grown tremendously in popularity, it is not without its pitfalls. Join us in this free CPE webinar for a detailed analysis of these different strategies and a look at history to understand which really has worked best under different market conditions.

Learning objectives

  • Are most mutual fund managers really underperforming?
  • How does behavioral finance impact outcome for investors?
  • Case Study comparing historical results on both strategies

About Presenter

Terri McGray, Bachelors of Science in Finance

President,Longevity Capital Management LLC

[email protected]

Terri McGray is the founder and president of Longevity Capital Management LLC, a professional wealth management and retirement planning consulting firm that helps business owners and individuals work towards a successful retirement. 

She has developed a unique retirement readiness program for employers seeking to increase financial literacy in the workforce and drive results with their 401(k). 

Her expertise with plan design, ERISA law, internal controls and investment management enables businesses to outsource their plan workload and engage a co-fiduciary to reduce their liability.

Mrs. McGray is a champion of retirement readiness and public speaker, speaking passionately about our national retirement crisis and the importance of good 401(k) stewardship. Some of the conferences she has spoken at include LA Accounting & Finance Show 2019, CA HR Professional Conference 2019, Professionals in Human Resources Local Chapters, Cal Lutheran University, Wells Fargo CFO Symposium 2017, National Purchasing Managers Association, among others as well as conducts CPE webinars free on various topics.

Terri is also author of Retire Ready, Moral, Ethical, Prudent 401(k) Decision-Making for Employers and Plan Fiduciaries where she provides her expertise and easy-to-follow steps designed to help employers learn how to reduce financial stress in the workforce, support retirement readiness, inspire and motivate action, minimize cost and expenses, mitigate risk and lessen the workload.

Terri has been awarded the President’s Council Award, Oppenheimer Investments; Premier Advisor Award, Wells Fargo, to name a few.

Terri has been involved in her community as well and has served on the board of several nonprofits. She is a devoted advocate against domestic violence, Girl Scout Troop Leader and served as a Big Sister through the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.

Longevity Capital Management LLC is an independent financial services firm built on over thirty years of experience helping individuals, families and business owners prepare for retirement and manage their financial future. Their advisors are seasoned specialists providing comprehensive asset management and financial services. If you have a specific service you need, including a second opinion or review of your current plan, they can provide a la carte services, as well.

Their mission is to create strong client relationships that stand the test of time, make a difference in their client’s lives and provide independent ideas.

Review Questions

  • Question 1 : 15:15
  • Question 2 : 32:32
  • Question 3 : 47:45
  1. For the active investment management which of the following plays a very crucial role in the opinion of the speaker?
  2. Which one of the following is the reaction in the bear market?
  3. Which one of the active and passive investment is the better strategy according to the webinar?
  1. Which one of the following reasons for a global shift to Passive Investing?
  2. Which one of the following represents the way to calculate return from the passive investment?
  3. Mr. Richard is looking for a lower cost lower tax investment strategy. Which one of the following would you suggest to Mr. Richard as an investment professional?
  4. Which one of the following represents the benefit(s) of Active investing?
  5. Which one of the following is true?


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  • Cost $10
  • CPE Credits 1
  • Subject Area Specialized Knowledge
  • Course Level Basic
  • Instructional Method QAS Self Study
  • Prerequisites None
  • Advanced Preparation None
  • Recorded Date September 27 ,2019
  • Published Date September 27 ,2019
  • Who should attend? Finance Pros CFO/Controller Business Owner CPA - Small Firm CPA - Mid Size Firm CPA - Large Firm CPA (Industry) Young CPA CPA in Business
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