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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.

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         *The Forbes ranking of America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience and weighing factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes or SHOOK receive a fee in exchange for rankings. Additional details regarding the criteria and process utilized in formulating these rankings can be found by at https://www.forbes.com/sites/rjshook/2017/02/28/the-forbes-ranking-of-americas-top-women-wealth-advisors-methodology/#10e07712285d.

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       *Barron’s state-by-state listing of “America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors” lists the top advisors in each state, with the number of ranking spots determined by each state’s population and wealth. The rankings are based on assets under management, revenues generated by advisors for their firms, and the quality of the advisors’ practices. Investment performance is not an explicit criterion because performance is often a function of each client’s appetite for risk. In evaluating advisors, we examine regulatory records, internal company documents, and 100-plus points of data provided by the advisors themselves. Additional details regarding the criteria and process utilized in formulating these rankings can be found by at http://www.barrons.com/articles/barrons-top-1-200-financial-advisors-1488608821.

Register: From Your 1st Practice to Your 5th Practice: Building Your Personal and Professional Wealth

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Life after Loss – Financial and Practical Advice for Widows/Widowers

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Join Karen Altfest for the 3-session course: Life after Loss - Financial and Practical Advice for Widows/Widowers Location: 695 Park Avenue, East Building Room 1022 Date: Wednesdays, April 5 - April 19 Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm Register Now: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/ce   |   ce@hunter.cuny.edu For more information, call 212.650.3850   Life-After-Loss--Spring-2017

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

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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Monday, October 24th, 2016