Recent Event Videos and Podcasts

Altfest Personal Wealth Management Annual Event 2017

Sunday, June 18th, 2017
Karen Altfest's Welcoming Remarks
Lewis Altfest's Opening Remarks
Keynote Speaker Dan Fuss, Vice Chairman, Loomis Sayles & Company
Altfest Director's Roundtable: "The Next Wave of Financial Planning at Altfest" panel discussion with Altfest Professionals Andrew Altfest, Managing Director, Executive Vice President; Paul Palazzo, CFP®, COA, Managing Director; Ekta Patel, CFP®, Director; and Mike Prendergast, CFP®, Director.

Watching Your Wealth: Wall Street Journal with Altfest Personal Wealth Management’s Paul Palazzo

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
Altfest Personal Wealth Management's Paul Palazzo joins Veronica Dagher of the Wall Street Journal for a podcast to help answer listeners' personal finance questions.

Womens Financial Salon with Beth Kobliner: Hosted by Altfest Personal Wealth Management

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Educating Children and Grandchildren: Good Financial Habits for the Whole Family

In April, 2017, Karen C. Altfest, Ph.D., CFP®, welcomed New York Times bestselling author Beth Kobliner to discuss financial education tips for children and grandchildren. Beth is the author of "Get a Financial Life" and "Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You're Not)". She has been a columnist for Money, Glamour, and Redbook magazines, and a contributor to The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. In 2010 Beth was selected by President Obama to serve on the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability.  

Karen Altfest Recognized as Top Women Advisor by Forbes

Monday, March 27th, 2017
On Forbes' inaugural list of "America's Top Women Advisors", Karen C. Altfest, Ph.D., CFP®, ranked #17 out of 200 female advisors. On Forbes' inaugural list of "America's Top Women Advisors", Karen C. Altfest, Ph.D., CFP®, ranked #17 out of 200 female advisors.  As one of the few independent firms represented, we're proud to have Karen listed. Karen has made it her mission to make her clients, specifically  women, feel comfortable with their finances through education. Forbes notes Karen’s hand-on approach to financial planning in this feature article: Why Financial Advisor Karen Altfest Loves Volatility And Brexit The ranking methodology for this list includes a focus on experience and best practices and we believe our emphasis on being a client-focused, fee-only firm makes a difference. Altfest Personal Wealth Management 445 Park Avenue, 6th Floor New York, NY 10022 (212) 406-0850 (Phone) (212) 406-0867 (Fax) www.altfest.com

Lewis Altfest High on Barron’s Top 1,200 Rankings

Sunday, March 26th, 2017
Lew_IMG_7072_RGB - no 425We're proud to announce that Lew Altfest Ph.D., CFP®, CFA, CPA, PFS again has ranked high on Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in the country. This is Lew's fourth time on Barron's largest and most comprehensive list of advisors based on assets under management, revenue, and the quality of the advisor's practices. We believe the quality of our service is what sets us apart -- something we're pleased a distinguished publication like Barron's has recognized. To be named is an honor in an industry that continues to grow and change virtually every day. Altfest Personal Wealth Management 445 Park Avenue, 6th Floor New York, NY 10022 (212) 406-0850 (Phone) (212) 406-0867 (Fax) www.altfest.com

Lunch with Lew Conference Call – January, 2017

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

On January 18, 2017, Altfest Personal Wealth Management hosted our biannual Lunch with Lew Conference Call to discuss 2016 market performance, the market and economic outlook for 2017, and the impact of President Donald Trump's economic plans.

Below is a replay of this conference call.

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Should we Expect a Trade War Under Trump?

Saturday, December 24th, 2016
Lewis Altfest recently participated in a panel discussion with TheStreet.com. Here is a short clip from the discussion

Post Election Conversation with Altfest Personal Wealth Management

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
Lew Altfest, CEO, was joined by a principal from the OB-C Group, a premier bipartisan lobbying firm in Washington, DC, to provide perspective about policy decisions the new administration might undertake on tax, regulation, trade and other areas, and how these changes may affect your finances. Guest Speaker: Daniel Kidera, who served in the Obama Administration as Director of the Secretary’s Briefing Book at the Department of Homeland Security

Lunch with Lew Conference Call – November 11, 2016

Monday, November 14th, 2016

On November 11, 2016, Altfest Personal Wealth Management hosted a special Lunch with Lew Conference Call to discuss the market outlook after the Presidential election of Donald Trump. Below is a replay of this conference call.

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Lewis J. Altfest on Barron’s list of “Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors”

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
WLew_IMG_7072_RGB - no 425e'd like to share some exciting news with you -- Lew Altfest, Ph.D., CFP®, CFA, CPA, PFS has been named as one of the nation's "Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors" by Barron's for 2016. This is the ninth time Lew has received this prestigious distinction from Barron’s, a weekly Dow Jones publication covering business and finance. We are proud to be included among the nation's top Independent Financial Advisors. The ranking methodology for this list includes a focus on quality of practice and we believe our emphasis on being a client-focused, fee-only firm makes a difference. You can count on our continued commitment to offer our expertise, care and extra effort that sets us apart from our peers and leads to our continual recognition. If you have a family member, friend or colleague whom you think could benefit from working with our client-first wealth management firm, please feel free to forward this email. barronsWarm regards, Karen C. Altfest, Ph.D., CFP® Principal Advisor Altfest Personal Wealth Management 445 Park Avenue, 6th Floor New York, NY 10022 (212) 406-0850 (Phone) (212) 406-0867 (Fax) www.altfest.com