IAS Responds: Which Portfolio Rebalancing Software is Right for You?

As part of my series of articles on portfolio rebalancing software, I met with some folks from Interactive Advisory Software (IAS), who were kind enough to give me a demo of not only their rebalancing tools, but their entire wealth management platform, called Solution 360. IAS is based in Egg Harbor Township, NJ and was founded in 2000.  They […]

5 Hot Tips For Selling to RIAs

This is a summary of a panel from the Money Management Institute’s 2014 Annual Convention.   The session was targeted at anyone who has investment advisory firms as customers such as service providers, broker-dealers or asset managers. Moderator: Kian Rafia, VP, Product Development, Cetera Financial Group Panel: Mark Pennington, Partner, RIA Services, Lord Abbett Michael […]

8 Great Distribution Lessons for Asset Managers

The top tier asset management firms have demonstrated success in their efforts at sales and product distribution.  They also oversee a loyal advisor base and have solid partnerships with key accounts.  Understanding their best practices and incorporating them into your firm can help you on the road to emulating their success This article is a […]

7 Best Practices of Successful NextGen Advisors

This is a summary of a panel from the Money Management Institute’s 2014 Annual Convention.  The panel included representatives from a wide range of distribution channels, including a wirehouse, insurance broker-dealer and an online advisor. Moderator: David Berkowitz, President, Lincoln Financial Network Panel:   Eli Broverman, Co-Founder & COO, Betterment, LLC James J. Detterick, Managing […]

TD Ameritrade Comes Out Swinging with iRebal Update

I began this series of articles on portfolio rebalancing software with a panel of four product vendors at last year’s T3 Conference. (see Which Portfolio Rebalancing Software is Right for You?)  One of those products was iRebal and since then I have been looking forward to writing a more in-depth review of it. I recently […]

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Risk Management for Financial Advisors Made Easy

“Living at risk is like jumping off a cliff and building your wings on the way down.” ― Ray Bradbury “Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.” ― Warren Buffett It often seems that the world has been just lurching from one crisis to the next, playing havoc with buy and hold strategies and modern portfolio […]

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 […]

Diversify, Diversify, Diversify – 3 Ways to Help Advisory Products Succeed in Volatile Markets

“How can clients improve diversification in their portfolios?” was the question Roger Paradiso posed to those attending this session at the MMI Tech and Ops Conference 2011.  Client’s portfolios aren’t performing as expected and their needs aren’t being met, he said, they are looking for solutions. The recent rise in volatility in the market, he explained, combined with the […]

RIA’s Turning to Alternatives

After the financial meltdown of 2008, a “flight to safety” defined the investment landscape in 2009.   But if media headlines are any indication, 2010 may be defined by a boomerang effect, caused by advisors shifting client portfolios away from ultra-conservative holdings into more alternative investments such as hedge funds, currencies, limited partnerships, structured notes, private […]