CASPA September 2011 Evening Seminar09/20/2011 - 09/20/2011

CASPA September 2011 Evening Seminar


Date/Time:     September 20, 2011 (Tue), 6:30pm-9:00pm

Venue:               ITRI International

                              2870 Zanker Road, Suite 140, San Jose, CA 95134 (Map)

Format:             English

Cost:                   Free.  Online RSVP in advance is required to reserve seats.

RSVP:                 Please click CASPA Sep. Seminar for RSVP online.


Agenda:            6:30pm – 7:00pm         Registration & Networking (With Refreshments)

                              7:00pm – 7:15pm         Welcome from CASPA

                              7:15pm – 8:00pm         Hui Xu, VP & Portfolio Manager of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
                                            “Market Volatility and Long Term Investment”

                              8:00pm – 8:45pm         David Izat, Managing Director of Prudential’s Pacific Financial Group
                                            “Market Turmoil – How to secure your retirement future?”

                              9:00pm                              Adjourn           


The stock market has been riding on a rollercoaster following on U.S. debt down grade, along with the ongoing European sovereign crisis.  It has affected everyone.  Whether it is losses in your IRA or 401(K) account, a drop in other portfolio values, or the lagging real estate market, the turbulent stock market has make planning for the future more challenging.   Many of us is questioning our investment portfolio and wondering what to do next.

We have invited the two financial experts, from Morgan Stanley and Prudential, to conduct this  informational seminar.   This seminar will touch on various time-tested investment lessons, from portfolio management to long term financial planning, to guide you through this market volatility.  Don’t miss it!


Distinguished Speakers & Agenda Descriptions: 


“Market Volatility and Long Term Investment”

Hui Xu, Vice President, Portfolio Manager of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC  in Palo Alto


The broad equity market again lost ground in recent weeks.  What should you do to create a personal investment portfolio to weather through this market conditions and to achieve your long-term investment objectives.   There will be discussion on various way to obtain an optimal balance between risk and return in your portfolio.


“Market Turmoil – How to secure your financial future? ”

David Izat, Managing Director of Prudential’s Pacific Financial Group


The recent turbulent market has made your financial planning more challenging.  Perhaps your plan for your retirement account was that it would provide a stable income for you and your spouse, or pay for your children’s education.  Market losses may have left it inadequate to do so.   What should you do from here? How do you develop a strategy to secure your financial future?   Learn more about ideas to deal with the retirement challenges, specifically longevity, rising costs and market uncertainty, to create a more secure financial future.


Speaker Biographies:


Hui Xu, Vice President, Portfolio Manager of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC  in Palo Alto

 As a Portfolio Manager and Financial Advisor, Hui Xu help investors

•Implementing asset management and wealth diversification strategies
•Assisting family global wealth structures and philanthropic plan
•Setting up 10b5-1 stock trading plans for Executives and Corporate Insiders.
•Advising Hedging and Magnetization strategies for concentrated positions.
•Serving venture fund distribution process, VC partners and shareholders.
•Providing Pre-IPO planning consultation and implementation strategies.
•Serving Silicon Valley and China cross boarder companies for their corporate cash management, global employee stock plan and restrictive shares services.
•15 years with the company. 19 years in financial Industry, 3 years research.
Education:  Master in Economics from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences;

                        MBA degree from Monterrey Institute of International Studies in the U.S.

David Izat, Managing Director of Prudential’s Pacific Financial Group.

The group consists of over 100 licensed financial professionals and four branch offices in San Jose, Roseville, Fresno and Honolulu.

Since 2004, David has consistently led his organization to top achievements including the President's Citation award. Currently his organization has more than 30% of his agents qualifying for the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) honor – a top achievement for financial professionals.

With 18 years of dedicated service, David continues to be a recognized leader in the financial services industry.  Accolades and achievements include the prestigious designation of Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF), LUTC Industry Instructor, National Quality Sales Achievement Award, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) - Silicon Valley Chapter President 2008-2009, NAIFA - Honolulu Chapter President 2002-2003, GAMA Master Agency Award and GAMA International Management Award - Platinum Qualifier.

Originally from Scotland, David has lived in San Jose for 22 years.  He has a B.A. from San Jose State University in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations and has a minor in Marketing.  David is married to his wife Unsuk and they have a beautiful daughter, Jessica.  He is a die-hard Oakland Raiders fan and has been a season ticket holder for many years.  He is also a passionate San Jose Sharks Hockey fan.  He enjoys going to sporting events, hiking, traveling, and video games and is an avid historian.

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