Local Financial Services Professionals Attend National Conference in New Orleans

WEST ORANGE, N.J., July 14 /PRNewswire/ — H.D. Vest Advisors Anthony DeFranco and Nelson Couto of West Orange recently attended the 24th annual National Conference of H.D. Vest Financial Services┬«. The National Conference was held at the Sheraton New Orleans and Marriott New Orleans hotels in New Orleans, LA, June 7-10, 2010. At the conference, DeFranco and Couto chose from customized courses and sessions by top experts, including breakout sessions, and general sessions as well as exhibits and special events. Anthony and Nelson gathered new ideas for helping their clients work toward their financial goals.

“H.D. Vest Advisors who attend National Conference always learn new ways to support their clients,” said Roger Ochs, H.D. Vest president. “This year’s National Conference provided Advisors with the tools and knowledge to help their clients and network with other Advisors and solution providers.”

DeFranco and Couto heard from informative keynote speakers this year, including H.D. Vest President Roger Ochs, Director of Investment Strategy and Asset Allocation with Wells Fargo’s Wealth Management Group Ron Florance, and International Performing Artist and Communications Catalyst Victoria Labalme.

Anthony DeFranco and Nelson Couto have been Advisors with H.D. Vest since 1996. They have been founding partners of Couto DeFranco, P.A., in West Orange, NJ since 1992.

Anthony DeFranco and Nelson Couto serve the needs of individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates and foundations providing traditional brokerage accounts, fee-based managed accounts, private money management, individual and business retirement plans, education planning, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, life, disability and long-term-care insurance, variable and fixed annuities, multi-generational estate planning, comprehensive tax reporting, account consolidation and systematic investment plans.

About H.D. Vest, Inc.

Based in Irving, Texas, H.D. Vest Financial Services supports an independent network of tax and non-tax professionals who provide comprehensive financial planning solutions, including securities, insurance, money management services and Wells Fargo banking products. Approximately 5,200 independent contractors manage over $26 billion in assets for some 1.8 million individuals, families and small businesses in all 50 states. H.D. Vest became a non-bank subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company in July 2001.

Securities offered through H.D. Vest Investment Services(SM), Member SIPC, Advisory services offered through H.D. Vest Advisory Services(SM), non-bank subsidiaries of Wells Fargo & Company, 6333 N. State Highway 161, Suite 400, Irving, TX 75038 (972) 870-6000.

SOURCE Couto DeFranco, P. A.