Waseca, MN – October 30, 2009 – Investment Centers of America, Inc. (ICA) today announced that Brad Connors attended the Financial Planning Association’s (FPA) annual conference, the premier educational and networking event for the financial planning community. The conference, held from October 10–13 in Anaheim, Calif., provided an opportunity for attendees to learn new strategies for helping clients weather the market downturn and share best practices for building a successful business.

“FPA’s annual conference is an extremely valuable event that we encourage all of our representatives to attend,” said Greg Gunderson, president and CEO of ICA. “It is an opportunity to connect with fellow advisers, gain insight from industry experts and learn about the trends and issues that are impacting the entire financial planning community.”

More than 2,000 financial professionals from around the world attended this year’s event, which was FPA’s 10th annual conference and also commemorated the 40th anniversary of the financial planning profession. The conference featured workshops and educational sessions designed to help financial advisers address the evolving needs of their clients while improving the efficiency of their practices.

“This year’s FPA conference was especially timely,” said Brad Connors. “ Many of the education sessions focused on unique retirement income and financial planning strategies that are especially relevant during these challenging times.”

Brad Connors is located at Investment Centers of America in Waseca, MN at 213 15th Ave NE. He can be reached at 507-835-9111 or via email at brad@iwealth4me.com.

Since 1985, Investment Centers of America, Inc. has been a leading provider of investment and insurance products through financial institutions and independent offices. For more information about Investment Centers of America, please visit www.investmentcenters.com.

Investment Centers of America, Inc. (ICA) member FINRA/SIPC and a Registered Investment Advisor, is not affiliated with iWealth. Securities, advisory services and insurance products offered through ICA and affiliated insurance agencies are *not insured by the FDIC or any other Federal Government agency *not a deposit or other obligation of, or guaranteed by any bank or their affiliates *subject to risks including the possible loss of principal amount invested.