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When:  Oct 7, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (MT)


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Oct 7, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (MT)


The novel coronavirus outbreak has altered the way most financial planning professionals must operate their businesses, engage with clients and deliver advice. On World Financial Planning Day, 7 October 2020, join experts from around the world at 14:00h UTC for a live global panel event to discuss COVID-19 ­­— both as a business disruptor and as a catalyst for streamlining operations, incorporating technology and developing service offerings to meet the changing needs of clients. Hosted by Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB), the standards-setting body for the global financial planning profession, this event is open to all CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professionals and financial planning practitioners/students around the world.

Session Topics:

COVID-19 and the Financial Planning Profession: Disruptor, Catalyst or Both?
Moderated by Gerhardt Meyer, CFP, FPSB Board Chairperson, South Africa


  • David Blanchett, PhD, CFA, CFP, Head of Retirement Research, Morningstar Investment Management LLC, USA
  • Ian Pickford, CFP, Head of Financial Planning and Wealth Management, Mazars UK
  • José Alexandre Cavalcanti Vasco, Director, Office of Investor Protection and Assistance, Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM), Brazil

Delivering From a Distance: Serving Client Needs in a Global Pandemic
Moderated by Ana Cláudia Akie Utumi, CFP, FPSB Board Member, Brazil


  • Julie Littlechild, Founder and CEO, Absolute Engagement, Canada
  • Hansi Mehotra, CFA, Founder, The Money Hans, India
  • Christopher Tan, CFP, CEO, Providend, Ltd.; Executive Director, MoneyOwl Pte Ltd., Singapore

We have translated 14:00h UTC to some local time zones below:
  • 08:00h (U.S., Denver)
  • 10:00h (U.S., New York)
  • 15:00h (London)
  • 16:00h (Cape Town)
  • 19:30h (Mumbai)
  • 22:00h (Shanghai)
  • 23:00h (Tokyo)

Reserve your seat for this free virtual event now!


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Contact Information

Carrie Critchlow

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