Financial Planning Association Elects Registered Investment Advisor Thomas Balcom as 2012 Chairman

1650 Wealth Management, a Registered Investment Advisor with locations in Boca Raton and Miami Florida, is pleased to announce that Founder, Thomas W. Balcom, CFP®, CAIA, MBA, has been elected as 2012 Chairman of the Financial Planning Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale.

Online PR News – 21-April-2012 – Boca Raton/Florida – The Financial Planning Association (FPA®) of Greater Fort Lauderdale elected Thomas W. Balcom, CFP®, CAIA, MBA, as 2012 Chairman.

“It is truly an honor to be elected by my peers to serve as Chairman of the Financial Planning Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale,” said Balcom, who is the Founder of 1650 Wealth Management, a fee-only, Registered Investment Advisor firm with office locations in Boca Raton and Miami, Florida. “We have an experienced and energetic Board of Directors and we are all looking forward to an exciting 2012.”

Balcom has been providing investment management advice to high net worth individuals for over 12 years. He has been an active FPA Board member for the past 8 years, serving as President in 2011. He also serves as an adjunct professor for the Certified Financial Planner program at Barry University. Balcom is a Hurricane Club Council member for his alma mater the University of Miami and was the recipient of the 2008 Structured Product Associations Leading Edge Advisor Award for his innovative work with structured investments.

Balcom and his Board of Directors have hit the ground running, already working hard to secure high-caliber speakers and sponsors for the 32nd Annual South Florida FPA Conference, scheduled for April 26th-28th, 2012 to be held at the Westin Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale. With over 150 financial advisors scheduled to attend, it is South Florida’s largest conference for financial planning practitioners. College scholarships are scheduled to be awarded this year to high school senior applicants looking to pursue a degree related to the financial services industry. For more information visit:

About 1650 Wealth Management
1650 Wealth Management is a fee-only, Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firm located in South Florida with offices in Boca Raton and Miami. The award-winning Certified Financial Planning (CFP®) advisors at 1650 Wealth possess over 40 combined years of experience and specialize in investment and wealth management solutions for high net worth individuals, family trusts, charitable foundations and qualified retirement plans. For more information or to register for The 1650 Wealth Investment Commentary visit: or follow us on Facebook under 1650 Wealth Management.