The Entrust Group Announces ‘The Power to Invest’ Workshop Speakers

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — The Entrust Group, the industry leader of administrative services for self-directed savings and retirement accounts, has announced today the speakers for its “The Power to Invest: Due Diligence & Private Placements Workshop,” set for October 18, 2012 at the Courtyard Marriott in Marina Del Rey, CA.

Confirmed speakers for the workshop include:

Nicolas Morgan, Partner, DLA Piper Mr. Morgan practices complex securities litigation in state and federal courts with special emphasis in representing issuers, officers and directors, investment funds, analysts, and brokers in connection with Securities and Exchange Commission and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority investigations, litigation, and arbitration. From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Morgan prosecuted securities fraud in the SEC’s Enforcement Division, rising from staff attorney to branch chief to senior trial counsel.

He will discuss how investors can be their own SEC Investigator, as well as:     What investors need to understand and information they should seek     How to evaluate the information received and its accuracy     How to monitor the company invested in, post-purchase     Real world case example and lessons learned     Additional comments on how the JOBS Act will impact securities offerings

Jay Turo, Co-founder and CEO, Growthink Mr. Turo has led Growthink's emergence as one of the nation's largest strategic advisory and investment banking firms focused on the entrepreneurial marketplace. In his 12 years at Growthink, he has advised dozens of emerging, middle market, and corporate clients regarding their growth and capital formation strategies, including Deutsche Bank, McKesson, Infospace, Samsung, Porsche, and Paramount Pictures.

He will discuss private placements in depth, including:    

    How to find private placement investment opportunities     Who is eligible to invest in private placements     How they are purchased / sold; explanation of the secondary market options and possible exit strategies     How the JOBS Act impacts securities offerings

Ryan Rippy, Business Development Manager, The Entrust Group Mr. Rippy has been involved in the financial/real estate industry for over a decade. Before becoming Business Development Manager for Entrust’s Orange County office, he was a Director of Business Development for a franchise of The Entrust Group, as well as a Licensed Mortgage Broker and business owner specializing in real estate development and investments.

He will provide insights on the basics of self-directed IRAs, such as:

    How a self-directed IRA gives investors the ability to use their retirement funds to invest in a variety of different alternative investments, like private placements     Overview of IRS rules and regulations, such as prohibited transactions and disqualified persons     What is a private placement     Examples of private placement investments in an IRA

Attendees will also hear from Hubert Bromma, Founder and CEO of The Entrust Group, who is a well-recognized educator and pioneer on the diversification of assets in tax-free and tax-deferred environments. Since 1967, he has had a long and distinguished career in banking, financial institution consulting, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate investing.

The workshop will include a Q&A panel, as well as an hour of networking, with the speakers. The complete workshop agenda and speaker bios can be found at:

The Entrust Group is proud to offer “The Power to Invest: Due Diligence & Private Placements Workshop” in an effort to help investors learn through education on how to protect themselves from falling victim to fraud, Ponzi schemes, and scams.

Registration is available on the Entrust website at:

About The Entrust Group For 30 years, The Entrust Group has provided account administration services for self-directed, tax-advantage savings plans, and has been an acknowledged authority in the field. Entrust facilitates the investment of alternative assets that are typically unavailable through a brokerage firm in self-directed retirement plans. Entrust’s team of professionals are regularly examined to ensure compliance with current state and federal banking requirements, and keep up to date by participating in ongoing educational programs to ensure that the most accurate information is shared with clients. For more information on The Entrust Group, visit


Elena Calvillo