Blog Entries in Technology

Blog Entries in Technology

Stress Testing – Holistic Planning should consider both Micro and Macro

By Jeff Baker, HiddenLevers on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Jeff Baker, HiddenLevers

Stress testing used to be reserved for large banks and top tier asset managers. Now advisors are turning to stress testing to differentiate themselves against a backdrop of increasing commoditization in the asset management industry. Today, holistic planners need to provide..Read More »

If Only Managing Technology Were This Easy…

By Susan Glover, President, Susan Glover & Associates, LLC on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Susan Glover, President, Susan Glover & Associates, LLC

You’ve probably heard them many times. One-liners about how easy managing technology is, or could be, if only you...Read More »

What Can RIAs Expect from a System Conversion - Part 3

By Joan Walker, Managing Director, UNAPEN on Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Joan Walker, Managing Director, UNAPEN

When last we left off, I had posed the question “What is the top priority of any relationship?” Have you ever been to a company workshop? Have you ever been to a team building exercise? Have you ever watched Dr. Phil? The answer is COMMUNICATION! Without it your company will be dead in the water...Read More »

Educating Clients About Cyber Security Should Be Part of Your Role As an RIA

Carlos Coutin, Financial Services Technology Strategist, Envision Consulting

As more clients become aware of cyber security risks, there will be a greater demand for investment advisors who have already established best practices to keep their clients safe and who take the time to educate their clients...Read More »

The Final Hurdle in the Challenge of Going Paperless

By Sheryl Rowling, CEO, Total Rebalance Expert on Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Sheryl Rowling, CEO, Total Rebalance Expert

It all started a couple of months ago: I wanted to completely eliminate paper in my office. The final obstacle was the yellow pad. For those who read my previous article on this subject...Read More »

How high-tech is your firm?

By Sheryl Rowling, CEO, Total Rebalance Expert on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Sheryl Rowling, CEO, Total Rebalance Expert

Is there a limit to the number of high-tech tools we can use in our firms? Or are we trying to automate more than we should?..Read More »

Great Technology Advice Takes a Gentle Touch

Carlos Coutin, Financial Services Technology Strategist, Envision Consulting

Registered investment advisors helping their clients with technology should make sure to use a gentle hand to have the maximum impact...Read More »

Why Conversions Fail

Susan Glover, President, Susan Glover & Associates, LLC

I have been involved in many conversions and have seen many changes throughout the years – especially with technology. But there is one thing that has changed very little – why conversions fail...Read More »

What Can RIAs Expect from a System Conversion – Part 2

By Joan Walker, Managing Director, UNAPEN on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Joan Walker, Managing Director, UNAPEN

When we last left off, we had determined that signing a contract is the beginning of the process, not the end. We also learned our first lesson – your firm needs to have knowledgeable and empowered people as part of the conversion project team, but what does this mean?..Read More »

What Can RIAs Expect from a System Conversion? – Part 1

By Joan Walker, Managing Director, UNAPEN on Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Joan Walker, Managing Director, UNAPEN

Your wealth management firm has just spent months looking into new systems, narrowing the field of options, negotiating terms and agreements and finally you are at the end of the process. You have chosen a new system! Congratulations, you’re done, you can leave it in the vendor’s hands to bring in the new system and all will be right with the world. WRONG – this is only the beginning, let’s see why...Read More »

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