Course Details

300: What Your Broker/Advisor May Not Want You to Know

July 16-18
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

This course, lead by a retired financial and investment advisor, will focus primarily on hidden incentives for the advisor to make recommendations based on his/her agenda rather on your own. In addition, participants will discuss ethical issues that may arise for the broker/advisor. Based on these discussions, the class will explore how one might select an investment advisor, examining the strange history of the Certified Financial Planner designation.  We also will explore different choices that one might make in constructing one's own investment portfolio, examining the pros and cons of each approach, as well as unsuspecting traps in programs offered by online brokers.  OLLI does not endorse particular products or financial advice for Study Group Leaders.

Class Format: Lecture and Discussion

Hours of Reading: No reading

Study Group Leader(s):

Clement Shugerman
Clement Shugerman retired as an IRS District Counsel lawyer in 1995 to begin training in a national advising firm. After passing the extensive course requirements for selling, he left the firm because of disagreement with the firm's practices. Mr. Shugerman became licensed as a fee-only Registered Investment Advisor.