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When: January 8
10:30 - 1:30 PM
5430 Westheimer Ct.
Houston, TX  77056
United States
Contact: Melisa Hall

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FPA Houston Chapter Meeting


  • FPA members are no longer required to sign in to receive the discounted FPA member rate.  However, all member registrations will be confirmed and if your membership has lapsed an additional $35 will automatically be added to your card on file to cover the non-member rate.
  • FPA members:  If you select the "2019 Season Ticket" as your payment option, you must pre-purchase the season ticket for 2019.  There is an option for FPA members to select the season ticket and add it on to this event on the registration page.



New location!  Chapter meetings will now be held at the Hess Club


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Understanding & Improving Investor Behavior


Jay Mooreland, MS, CFP®
The Emotional Investor




For decades the financial industry has focused on reducing portfolio volatility, but has ignored the problem of behavioral volatility.  Many risks are known and understood by financial advisers (investment risk, interest rate risk etc…); this presentation introduces the concept of behavioral risk, or the risk that your client says one thing and acts differently.  Up to now, there has been cursory discussion on the topic of behavior and investors.  This presentation will cover several common influencers of investor behavior.  Attendees will learn how emotions and cognitive shortcuts encourage investors to act contrary to their long-term goals.  Several “coaching” concepts will be taught, and attendees will learn what they can do to help their clients make more thoughtful, deliberate decisions despite the urges to do the contrary. 


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how mental shortcuts influence poor investment decisions
  • Learn how emotions "protect us" while hijacking our ability to analyze situations
  • Implement takeaways shared in presentation to "coach" clients to think more deliberately (less knee jerk reactions) about their financial decisions


Jay Mooreland, MS, CFP® is a behavioral economist and owner of The Emotional Investor.  Jay has a Bachelors degree in Business Finance from San Jose State University and earned a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota.  He is author of the academic study “The Irrational Investor’s Risk Profile” in which he demonstrated why investors often say one thing and do another.  He has had articles published in the Journal of Financial Planning and Investments and Wealth Monitor on the topic of behavioral biases.  Jay is a frequent presenter at financial conferences, and earns high marks for his interactive style, and teaching specific applications of behavioral finance principles.  He has created behavioral tools for advisers to use in their practice:  Understanding My Client™ and The 9 Habits of Successful Investors™ help advisers understand how their clients think and feel about money, and provide specific ways advisers can influence clients to make more deliberate, thoughtful decisions.  






Investors Income Needs Are Changing: Are You Ready?


Michael Carne, CFA
Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Westwood 





With a potential bond bear market on the horizon, continued normalizing of monetary policy and the need to finance expanding U.S. budget deficits, long-term rates are set to rise. Traditional fixed income is particularly vulnerable to the anticipated market environment.  Low yields along with rising interest call for income diversifiers. The search for yield in today’s marketplace has become increasingly difficult, many advisors struggle with balancing risk while achieving an acceptable level of income for clients. Today investors enjoy a broader set of diversifying tools than those contained in a traditional income portfolio. Mike Carne, Portfolio Manager of the Westwood Funds will discuss asset allocation approach and application to achieve income needs. Investing for income is not only for retirees, find out how income diversifiers may help you be better positioned in today’s market and beyond.


Learning Objectives:

  • Current state of income markets
  • What are the issues and how to best navigate the market
  • How asset allocation can lower risk
  • Guide to a flexible approach to income investing


Michael J. Carne, CFA joined Westwood in 2018 and serves as a Senior Portfolio Manager on the firm’s Global Convertible Securities team and is primarily responsible for managing income-oriented strategies, including Westwood Flexible Income. He brings with him over thirty years of investment experience, having managed institutional separate account and mutual fund portfolios across fixed income and equity markets globally.  Mr. Carne founded Horner Street Capital Management (HSCM), LLC, a private manager of income-oriented portfolios based in the Washington DC area in 2015. Prior to HSCM, he held the position of Managing Director and Head of Income Strategies at a Nuveen Investments subsidiary, NWQ Investment Management in Los Angeles, California. In that capacity, he was the Architect and Portfolio Manager of the Nuveen NWQ Flexible Income Strategy from 2009 inception until 2015. Mr. Carne joined NWQ in 2002 to lead and manage the development of the firm’s Preferred Income and Core Fixed Income strategies. Mr. Carne received his MBA degree in General Management from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration and his BBA degree from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst with a Major in Finance and a dual Minor in Accounting and Economics. He earned his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 1989 and is a member of the CFA Society of Dallas-Fort Worth.






Registration Fees


FPA Members $40

* Guests/Non Members $75 

Season Ticket Holders $0 (Season ticket holders must have pre-purchased the season pass for 2019) CLICK HERE to purchase

Corporate Partners N/C (must pre-register) 

* Guests/Non-Members: Join FPA today and this meeting is free! A $75 value.  Be sure to join BEFORE you register and email your new member ID # to to receive the $75 discount code.





10:30 Registration, check in and networking

Welcome & announcements & Sponsor Spotlight 

11:30 Session 1: Understanding & Improving Investor Behavior 
12:20 Break
12:30 Session 2: Investors Income Needs are Changing - Are You Ready?
1:30 Program concludes

























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