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The importance of generational wealth in the Black community and how to attain it

Check out this examination of the drivers of generational wealth for Black/POC communities.

Craig Young: How I Went From Extreme Poverty to Merrill Lynch Leadership

Check out this amazing article about Craig’s journey to leadership.

BLACK WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR OPENS TWO CALL CENTERS, TURNS FINANCIAL TRAGEDY INTO SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS

Lets celebrate Jennifer and her continued success

Shaquawn Schasa opens Strategic Fortune Wealth Management in Los Angeles area

Lets congratulate her for being the first Securian Financial Services-associated Black female managing partner!

Justin McCurdy Educates Athletes on Financial Literacy

Being Black myself, growing up not necessarily having a ton of financial literacy conversations at the dinner table, I feel it’s important to give that knowledge to clients that look like myself

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NAAIA National Spring Virtual Career Fair

Date: May 24, 2022
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NAAIA National Talent Development Competition Kick Off

Date: May 12, 2022
SAVE THE DATE NAAIA National Talent Development Competition Kick Off Meeting

Future Events

National Sales Network 25th Anniversary Conference

Date: August 3, 2022
Embracing Constant Change

Black Financial Advisors Network Symposium

Date: June 7, 2022
Designed exclusively for Black financial advisors in all stages of their careers, the Black Financial Advisors Network Symposium provides an opportunity for attendees to experience three days of energetic presentations from industry and firm leaders, engage in interactive business development workshops and connect with peers. The postponed eighth annual Black Financial Advisors Network Symposium will be held June 7 – 9, 2022, at the Opal Sands R

2022 NAAIA Conference

Date: October 5, 2022
SAVE THE DATE and Join us in Baltimore, MD.

Recent Events

Farmers Insurance Virtual Information Session

Date: January 12, 2022
We welcome you to join our live Virtual Information Session on Wednesday, January 12th at 5:30pm. We will review the various exclusive agency ownership programs available in the States of New York and Connecticut. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the award winning training, financial incentives, marketing support and other resources Farmers Insurance offers their Agents.

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As Insurance Industry Increases Minority Hiring, Exit Rate Also Increases

Source: https://insurancenewsnet.com/innarticle/as-insurance-industry-increases-minority-hiring-exit-rate-also-increases Efforts by the insurance industry to increase representation of Black and other minorities within its ranks have taken on characteristics of the Voynich …

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Black business leaders: How to build wealth and career success

In celebration of Black History Month, CNBC Invest in You is featuring weekly stories from CNBC contributors and members of the Financial Wellness Council, including the lessons they’ve learned growing up, their advice to Black youth, their sources of inspiration and how they are working to close the racial wealth gap. As protests swept through the nation

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8 issues independent wealth managers are watching closely in 2022

Independent wealth managers and financial advisors have many important political issues and business challenges to keep tabs on in 2022. That was the key takeaway at last week’s annual OneVoice conference held by the Financial Services Institute, a trade and advocacy group representing 90 independent wealth managers and more than 30,000 financial advisors. During the

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CIBC’s loan program for Black entrepreneurs launched

CIBC has launched a $15-million business loan program for Black entrepreneurs, joining other banks in offering a specific program for the demographic. The Black Entrepreneurship Program (BEP) offers loans of between $5,000 to $250,000 to Black business owners, and is supported by a team of 39 specialists. David Leuty, senior vice-president of business banking with CIBC, said

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Bridging the Wealth Divide Begins With Connection to Black Clients

The wealth gap in the U.S. between Black households and white households remains a stark divide, with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors finding in 2019 that the median white household’s wealth was greater than $188,000, while the median for Black families was $24,000. This data is indicative of a systemic struggle for Black Americans,

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Giving Gap, in the spirit of Reginald F. Lewis, aims to improve philanthropy for Black nonprofits

 “The work that we’re doing, and its connection to his legacy, is ensuring that the power belongs with Black communities and Black-founded nonprofits,” said Aisha Alexander-Young, CEO of Giving Gap. Reginald F. Lewis became the first Black American to build a billion-dollar company and rose to prominence with his autobiography, Why Should White Guys Have All the

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4 Black Philanthropists Dedicated to Reclaiming Ownership and Giving Back to the Community

Ivy Mcgregor, Rich Paul, Trae Da Truth, and Mai Lassiter have dedicated their lives and their careers to paving the way in industries that have historically excluded Black people by effecting meaningful change and redistributing the weight of the power scales. Despite America’s large racial wealth gap, 2022 is witnessing a rise Black philanthropy. According to the Federal

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Top Industry News

What Black History Month means to four Black advisors

Jacqueline ‘JaQ’ Campbell  CEO and senior wealth advisor  Alexander Legacy Private Wealth Management, a part of Carson Group Network What does Black History Month mean to you?   Black History Month means that I have been released to go after my destiny!  I am blessed to have a birthday at the start of Black History Month,

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Stratos-Affiliated First Genesis of Virginia President and CEO Kenneth Royster Recognized for Commitment to Black Community Empowerment and Development of Intergenerational Wealth by Virginia Business Magazine

Stratos Wealth Holdings (Stratos), a family of wealth management firms on a mission to support the development of growth-minded financial advisors across the country, congratulates Kenneth Royster, president, CEO and wealth advisor with First Genesis of Virginia on being one of the 12 Black business leaders featured in Virginia Business Magazine’s special edition on the African American business

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