For the Southern California Institute, Rhoades presented “Collaboration and Ethics: Engagement Standards, Avoiding Conflicts, and More.” This interactive program provided guidance to estate-planning attorneys, CPAs and financial advisers on how to form wealth management teams to better serve the needs of clients.
For a local meeting of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, Rhoades presented on the topic “Financial Planners Are (Often) Fiduciaries. How? What Now?” He gave insights on the specific fiduciary duties possessed by financial planners and investment advisers, and reviewed the process of investment due diligence.
With over 25 years of experience as an attorney and over a decade as a personal financial adviser, Dr. Rhoades was named one of the Top 25 Most Influential persons associated with the investment advisory profession in 2011 by Investment Advisor magazine. A Certified Financial Planner™, he is the chair of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, the author of numerous articles and books on financial planning and investment topics, and a frequent speaker at national conferences in the financial planning and investment advisory professions. Rhoades’ teaching subjects include financial planning, investment and retirement planning, insurance and risk management, business law, and employee benefits.
The Chapel Hill, NC, native earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida Southern College and his Juris Doctor degree with honors from the University of Florida College of Law. He and his wife, Cathy, have two children.