How will Brexit affect YOU? |

How will Brexit affect YOU?

In June of 2016 the United Kingdom, as a whole, voted to leave the European Union. This movement has become widely known as Brexit. "The future of the EU is dependent upon the United Kingdom’s ability to negotiate its way forward as a member of the European community but not as a member of the European Union. High success could embolden more countries to consider the same path. The European Union is in the crosshairs. Brexit could radically change the course of European history," said Mary Owens, CPA, MS and Branch Manager, RJFS of Owens Estate & Wealth Strategies Group.

To help make sense of what this means to the international and national market landscape, Mary Owens will host a FREE seminar open to the public at her office at 426 Sutton Way, Suite 110, in Grass Valley, California. The seminar will be offered at several different session times to give everyone an opportunity to attend. Dates and session times for the seminar are:

• Tuesday, May 2, 2-4 p.m.
• Wednesday, May 3, 2-4 p.m.
• Thursday, May 4, 10 a.m.-noon and 5:15-7:15 p.m.
• Friday, May 5, 2-4 p.m.

Owens will present an economic update covering both national and global economies. She will then proceed with a video discussing Brexit. In this series Mary interviews Andrew Whittaker, Her Majesty's Consul General to San Francisco. After the video, Owens will give the attendees a chance to ask questions and then invite everyone to enjoy refreshments and appetizers catered by premiere caterer, Antonio Ayestaran.

Each year, Owens produces two On Point videos, which address fresh ideas and current trends affecting the economy. Previous videos have covered topics such as China, Rethinking Education, Retraining our Workforce, Manufacturing, Energy, and more.

Owens chose Brexit as the topic for their Spring seminar due to both its social and economic importance throughout the world. "Brexit has the potential to create a new wave of change," said Caitlin Ferrell, Marketing Director and Event Coordinator, "and we are excited to share this topic with our community."

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According to Gov.UK, Andrew Whittaker has been HM Consul General to San Francisco since August 2016. Prior to his role as Consul General, Whittaker spent three years as Deputy Director at CERT-UK – the UK's national cyber security team – focusing on supporting and developing engagement on cyber security issues between government and industry, and with international partners.

Before this Whittaker was Deputy Head of the Crisis Management Department in the Foreign Office, handling the UK response to incidents ranging from conflict in the Middle East, the sinking of the Costa Concordia, and hostage taking in Algeria. Andrew's Foreign Office career, which began in 1998, also includes postings in Madrid, Jerusalem and Basra.
Owens hosts two economic seminars annually; one in Spring and another in Fall. The next series will take place the first week in October where Owens will present on Cal Exit and the State of Jefferson.

Mary Owens is an acclaimed presenter who has spoken at economic symposiums and national conventions all over the United States. In 2015 she was named to the prestigious Financial Times 400 Advisors List*. She encourages anyone in the community who is interested in this topic to attend this informative, free seminar to learn her insights on the economy, Brexit, and the future of the European Union. Reservations are required.

To learn more or to view the teaser trailer, visit their website at To RSVP call (530) 272-7500 or e mail

Securities are offered through Raymond James Financial Services. Inc. member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Raymond James Financial Services Advisors, Inc. Owens Estate & Wealth Strategies is not a registered broker/dealer and is independent of Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.

*The Financial Times (FT) award criteria was based on six attributes: AUM, AUM growth rate, compliance record, experience, industry certifications and online accessibility. The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. The FT is not affiliated with Raymond James.

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