Sandy Shultz named to the LPL Ambassador Council

Sandy Shultz from Winch Financial, based in Appleton, Wisconsin, announces that she has been named by LPL Financial as a new member of the LPL Ambassador Council Program. Sandy is one of 60 members selected from among nearly 23,000 LPL advisors and institution leaders nationwide for one of three councils designated by the members’ affiliation with LPL. The Ambassador Council serves as a voice for LPL’s broader advisor base and helps deepen relationships with a diverse cross-section of highly dedicated financial professionals. These earnest and respected individuals serve as valuable and well-informed extended community advocates for LPL. Ambassador Council members are important assets to LPL, closely connected to LPL’s strategic roadmap and key executives – sharing their industry experience, offering beneficial feedback and supporting peers by affiliation type. Council members serve a multi-year term and attend a series of in-person meetings during their tenure. They also contribute through year-round ad hoc participation supporting LPL media relations opportunities and other communications, events and initiatives, and by connecting with LPL colleagues on an ongoing basis to ensure their perspectives are brought forward. About Winch Financial Founded in 1981, Winch Financial has developed an education-based, client-centric approach to retirement planning. With an in-house investment management team and dedicated insurance and tax management departments, we offer a unique combination of real wealth management and financial planning. We take the time to build a long-term relationship with each client and, together, we design an action plan to meet each unique goal. About LPL Financial LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that LPL should work for advisors and institutions, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader in the markets we serve, serving nearly 23,000 financial advisors, including advisors at approximately 1,100 institutions and at approximately 570 registered investment advisor (“RIA”) firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-mediated model and the belief that Americans… | Read More »

Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting lived up to its hype

Last weekend, we had the opportunity to attend the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.   “Woodstock for Capitalists” is a bucket list item for many investors and we finally crossed this epic event off our lists. For as long as we can remember, our Investment Team has discussed traveling to Omaha to take part in the Annual Shareholder’s Meeting and have the chance to see and hear Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger in person. Of course, our trip was one year too late, as Munger passed away in November, just one month short of his 100th birthday.    It was the first time any of us had been to Omaha and we thought it would be fitting to have lunch at Buffett’s favorite steakhouse, Gorat’s.  Gorat’s isn’t fancy or modern, but reservations were hard to come by and the restaurant was filled with Berkshire Hathaway shareholders from around the world.  A cut-out of Buffett is just inside the door and we could tell why he likes this place so much.  Since Gorat’s is a popular destination in Omaha, they added lunchtime hours to accommodate more people and featured a special menu on Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders weekend, complete with commemorative merchandise.    The scheduled activities started on Friday afternoon with the Shareholder Shopping Day at the CHI Health Center, which featured unique products from Berkshire Hathaway companies including Benjamin Moore, BNSF Railway, Duracell, GEICO, Jazwares, International Dairy Queen, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Oriental Trading, Pampered Chef, Pilot Company and See’s Candies.  We explored the exhibits, enjoying $1.00 treats from Dairy Queen, taking pictures of the Marmon Wasp, cutouts of Buffett in his Pampered Chef apron, and Buffett and Munger outside the Borsheim’s store.    CHI Health Center was also home to the Shareholders Meeting and because of our proximity, we could walk to the arena Saturday morning.  While the meeting didn’t start until 8:45 am, our adventure started before sunrise as… | Read More »