SoCal AFP | Southern California Association for Financial Professionals

President's Message

We are honored and excited to serve as Co-President’s for the 2016-2017 term. The Southern California Association for Financial Professionals is in its 42nd year and we have great expectations for the value the Association will deliver to our members and guests. SoCal AFP’s purpose is offer the highest quality in education events and networking opportunities.

To get the best value from SoCal AFP, we encourage you to get involved – attend our events; participate on one of our committees; provide your feedback; and become a member! This is your Association... let's make it happen together!

We look forward to seeing you at SoCal AFP events!

Michael Hards, CTP
Co-President
Michael Hards, CTP
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
(949) 287-0442
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Zoya Lieberman, CTP
Co-President
Zoya Lieberman, CTP
Informa Research Services
(818) 961-8627
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Upcoming Events

August 11th, 2017
Lunch Meeting

October 15th, 2017
AFP: AFP's 2017 Conference in San Diego

November 17th, 2017
Lunch Meeting
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News Items
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Bitcoin at $2,000: The Digital Currency’s Heady Ascent Obscures Its Payment Function
Like it or not, Bitcoin has momentum behind it. On Saturday, the digital currency breached the $2,000 level for the first time ever, and by Monday morning it was trading just shy of $2,200, according to CoinDesk, an online service that tracks cryptocurrency.
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CFPB Revamps Structure, Debuts "Celebrity Director' At Trump's Urging
In an effort to make everyone happy, the CFPB has taken a page from the Donald Trump show business canon.

"In effect, we are going to have a rotating cast of celebrity apprentices," explained current-but-soon to be former Director Richard Cordray, at a press conference called hastily on April 1. "We came up with the idea for this when we had a meeting with President Trump and some of his producers - I mean, staffers. The best way out of a constitutional showdown is a bit of the ol' razzle-dazzle."
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