Why and How to Start Your Own Financial Advisory Firm


1:00–2:00 p.m., 24 January 2018
Online, Global

CFA Institute

Featured Speaker: Sameer Somal, CFA


This is a live webinar that takes place on Wednesday, 24 January, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. EST. Convert to your time zone.

In this webinar, Sameer Somal, CFA, founder and chief financial officer of Blue Ocean Global Wealth and Blue Ocean Global Technology, will share insights into why you might want to consider starting your own financial advisory firm and will discuss what steps to take to do so. (Note that although many principles discussed will apply globally, some practical points considered will assume a US regulatory environment.)

Sameer Somal, CFA, is the chief financial officer at Blue Ocean Global Wealth and Blue Ocean Global Technology. Prior to co-founding Blue Ocean Global Wealth, he was a senior investment analyst at the Bank of Nova Scotia and a financial adviser and intermediary at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch & Co. As part of the Investment Strategy Group at the Bank of Nova Scotia, Mr. Somal contributed to the firm’s white paper and institutional business development efforts. He has delivered keynote presentations and fostered education partnerships nationally, and his fiduciary responsibility at Ernst & Young and Advisor Compliance Associates included helping asset management and alternative investment companies adapt to the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002. Mr. Somal is a CFP professional and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. He serves on the National Diversity Committee of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the board of directors of the Philadelphia/Tri-State FPA. A senior financial services leader on industry roundtable and panel discussions, Mr. Somal serves on CFP Board’s Council on Education and is a CFP Board Women’s Initiative (WIN) Advocate. He serves on the Advisory Executive Council of the Women Economic Forum and is a board adviser at the iPlan Education Institute.

Continuing Education for CFA Institute Members

Provide your CFA Institute ID number upon registration to facilitate the automatic entry of CE credit into your record at the close of this live webinar. You’ll receive an automatic notification to your email address on file once these credits have been entered into your record. Please allow 5-7 business days to receive your notification.

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1 CE (including 0 SER)

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