Inside the Minds of Barron’s Top Financial Advisors

This is a summary of a panel from the Fiserv Client Conference Spring 2012, which was held in Las Vegas, NV. Moderator: Sterling Shea, Managing Director, Head of Advisory & Wealth Management Programs, Barron’s. Panelists: Ed Dollinger, Edward Jones, 26 years – manages $500 mm Theresa Chicopolos, CFP, Wells Fargo, Scottsdale, AZ, 26 years – […]

Empowering Consumers in the Digital Age – Part 2

This is a summary of a panel session from the Fiserv Spring 2012 Client Conference and is part 2 of a two part series.  You can read Part 1 here. Moderator: Don MacDonald, Executive VP & Chief Marketing Officer, Fiserv Panelists: Benny Higgins, CEO, Tesco Bank Jonathan Carson, CEO Digital Nielsen – leads their digital business since they acquired his company, BuzzMetrics, […]

Empowering Consumers in the Digital Age – Part 1

This is a summary of a panel session from the Fiserv Spring 2012 Client Conference and is part 1 of a two part series. Moderator: Don MacDonald, Executive VP & Chief Marketing Officer, Fiserv Panelists: Benny Higgins, CEO, Tesco Bank Jonathan Carson, CEO Digital Nielsen – leads their digital business since they acquired his company, BuzzMetrics, in 2007. Debra Hopkins, […]

Operational Hurdles for Advisory Solutions – Part 1

How does the regulatory environment look from a technology and operations perspective?  Recently, there was a surprise SEC ruling on uniform fiduciary standards that’s caused a lot of concern on the broker-dealer side about what it means for their reps to be fiduciaries. Also, RIAs will have some of the same requirements for data retention […]

Model Delivery is Risky Business, According to Money Managers Survey

Most investment managers believe that the risks associated with communicating model changes to sponsors are significant and have the potential to result in negative impact to their firms. This was one of the results of a survey done by Dover Research as reported by Jean Sullivan at the Financial Research Association’s 9th Annual Managed Account […]

Current Trends in the Electronic Payments Industry

The following is a short summary of the keynote speech by Jeff Yabuki, President and CEO of Fiserv, Inc. Jeff talked about four drivers to build growth, profit and loyalty in the financial services industry: 1. “Away From” is the New Global Position Social media has become ubiquitous and is available on every mobile device.  You never […]

Managed Accounts: Future Trends, Projections and Opportunities

This post is a summary from a panel session at the Financial Research Associates 9th Annual Managed Accounts Summit in Boston, MA. Moderator: Phil Masterson, Managing Director, Investment Manager Services Division, SEI. Panelists: Andrew Clipper, Managing Director, Citi Investor Services, Tracy Gallman, SVP, Investment Products & Platform Development, LPL Financial, Paul Oliu, Director of Business […]

UMH Taking Over Wealth Management

The next generation of wealth management products will be centered around Unified Managed Households (UMH).  This is a prediction made by Cheryl Nash at the FRA’s 8th Annual Managed Accounts Summit.  A UMH provides financial organizations with wider and deeper relationships with investors, she explained.  The goal is a more holistic approach to wealth management. Cheryl, […]

FundFire: Bank of Hawaii Launches $2B UMA Program

Article published on Fundfire on August 12, 2010 By Tom Stabile The Bank of Hawaii is the latest wealth management outfit to ride the unified managed account wave, unveiling a new program that opens the door to third-party separately managed account managers for the first time. The Honolulu-based bankexpects to shift more than $2 billion of its $6.6 billion in client assets over […]