Challenges & Triumphs of Building an RIA: Perspective from a Minority Planner

When:  Apr 10, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (ET)
The April Business Success Knowledge Circle will be held on Wednesday, April 10th at 3 pm ET.

Guest speaker Alvin Carlos will be presenting, "Challenges & Triumphs of Building an RIA: Perspective from a Minority Planner."

Alvin will share the challenges and rewards he experienced in building his own RIA – District Capital Management, located in Washington, DC.  Alvin is a minority planner and his firms serves a majority-minority clientele.

Key Topics that will be covered:

  • Introduction: How District Capital Management was formed, Alvin's background and composition of his firm (diverse clients and staff).
  • Challenges: Marketing, Pricing, compliance, software & other technologies to use, Finding an efficient on-boarding and planning process
  • Staffing/Outsourcing
  • Rewards: Doing what he loves, High satisfaction of working with younger middle class clients, and satisfaction of dreaming and working towards a sustainable business

Alvin Carlos, CFP®, CFA has helped about 200 middle-class folks take control of their finances since 2011. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at UMUC and has a MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins. He is the recipient of the 2018 Financial Planning Association Diversity Scholarship.


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