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Jemstep Advisor Pro Helps Convert Robo Prospects into Clients

While some robo-advisor firms are making news by being acquired or spending their VC dollars on flashy marketing campaigns, some companies prefer to stay low-key and build their businesses the old fashioned way; by providing innovative solutions that add value for clients. Jemstep falls squarely into the latter category.  While they began as a direct […]

The Best of Both Worlds: Portfolio Rebalancing + Best Execution = Blaze Portfolio

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” — Steve Jobs For the past year and a half, I have been meeting with vendors of portfolio rebalancing software, seeing demos of their products and writing a series of articles about my findings.   All of the applications were very good and provided a long list […]

Has Rep as PM Growth Peaked? (1/2)

This is a summary of a panel discussion from the Money Management Institute’s 2012 Spring conference held in Chicago, IL.  This is part 1 of 2.  You can read part 2 of 2 here. Moderator: Jay Link, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Panelists: Lorna Sabbia, Managing Director, Head of Managed Solutions Group, Merrill Lynch James Walker, Head […]

RIAs Take Advantage of Discretion to Launch UMAs and Improve Efficiency

This is a summary from a session of the MMI Tech and Ops Conference with a panel made up of Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs).  The discussions centered around the use of Unified Managed Accounts (UMAs) and the advantages of discretionary versus non-discretionary accounts. Moderator: Roger Paradiso, Director/CIO, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Panelists: Dan Sherman, […]

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 […]

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 […]