Can Financial Soundings Help Advisors Improve Their DC Plan Scalability?

The Defined Contribution (DC) Plan segment is attractive to many financial advisors as a hedge against volatile markets, since participants in DC plans supply a dependable stream of income, due to automatic deductions. More advisors are leveraging their relationships with employers to cross sell wealth management, group benefit, rollovers and retirement income services. As attractive […]

Which Portfolio Rebalancing Software is Right for You? (2/2)

This is part 2 of 2 of a summary from a panel discussion at the Tools and Technology Today (T3) Conference, which took place February 11-13, 2013 in Miami, FL.  You can read part 1 here. Moderator: Tess Downing, Financial Advisor, Fox, Joss & Yankee, LLC Panelists: Sheryl Rowling, CEO, Total Rebalance Expert (TRX) Brandon […]

Which Portfolio Rebalancing Software is Right for You?

This is a summary of panel discussion from the Tools and Technology Today (T3) Conference that took place February 2013 in Miami, FL. Moderator: Tess Downing, Financial Advisor, Fox, Joss & Yankee, LLC Panelists: Sheryl Rowling, CEO, Total Rebalance Expert (TRX) Brandon Rembe, CTO, Envestnet/Tamarac Danielle Fava, Sr. Product Manager, TD Ameritrade/iRebal Janson Evans, VP […]

The Wizards of ETFs – Behind the Curtain (1/2)

This is a summary of a session from the Money Management Institute’s 2012 Fall Solution Conference entitled ETFs: To Develop or Not Develop?  This is part one of a two-part series.  You can jump to part two by clicking here. Moderator: Benjamin T. Fulton, Managing Director of Global ETFs, Invesco Powershares Capital Management, LLC Panelists: […]

Merrill Tailors Mobile Tools to Advisor Demand

From an article published on March 22, 2012 by Tom Stabile Merrill Lynch has shaped a rolling development strategy to consistently upgrade functionality on mobile devices for its advisors and wealth management clients – an approach that eventually should lead to the ability to construct portfolios and execute trades on tablet computers. The focus on keeping an […]

Ten Ideas for Advisory Business Success from Mark Tibergien – Part 2

This post is a summary of a session from the MMI 2011 Fall Solutions Conference.  It is part 2 of a 2 part series.  You can read part one by clicking here. The speaker for this session was Mark Tibergien, Chief Executive Officer of Pershing Advisor Solutions, a BNY Mellon company. 6. Don’t Forget About […]

Rep as PM: The Inside Scoop – Part 2

This post is a summary of a session from the MMI 2011 Fall Solutions Conference that was held in NYC. It is part 2 of a 2 part series. Click here to read Part 1. Moderator: Marc Zeitoun, Managing Director, Head of Distribution, Rydex/SGI Panelists: Jay Link, Managing Director, Managed Solutions Group, Merrill Lynch Peter […]

Ten Ideas for Advisory Business Success from Mark Tibergien – Part 1

Mark Tibergien told everyone to step back and think about the advisors that they’re servicing and ask “what are ten things that will truly change the way we think about our business?” This post is a summary of a session from the MMI 2011 Fall Solutions Conference that was held in NYC in September.  It is part 1 […]

Rep as PM: The Inside Scoop – Part 1

This post is a summary of a session from the MMI 2011 Fall Solutions Conference that was held in NYC last month.  It is part 1 of a 2 part series.  You can read part 2 by clicking here. Moderator: Marc Zeitoun, Managing Director, Head of Distribution, Rydex/SGI Panelists: Jay Link, Managing Director, Managed Solutions Group, Merrill […]

LPL Strives to Improve RIA Practice Efficiency

This post is a summary of a session from the MMI’s 2011 Annual Convention: In 2010, LPL Financial grew the AUM on its hybrid RIA platform from $7.3 billion to $13.5 billion, an 85% jump. One of the main drivers that is attracting independent brokers is LPL’s ability to improve practice efficiency. This point was […]