Using Storytelling to Build Trust with Clients

By Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Rosemary Smyth, MBA, ACC, Author

When meeting with a client, being able to tell a relatable business story can help build an unparalleled level of rapport and trust. It’s easy to learn to tell stories. We tell them every day and don’t even realize it...Read More »

Why is a local IT provider perceived as so important?

By Ken Rode, Director of IT, UNAPEN, INC. on Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Ken Rode, Director of IT, UNAPEN, INC.

One of the biggest factors is the belief that if there is a problem that can’t be solved remotely, your IT provider can be there to fix it quickly. However, with the advent of Managed Services, including remote access in recent years, this has become much less critical and providers using the proper tools can actually respond faster remotely than they could if required to be on site...Read More »

Eight Signs You've Outgrown Your Portfolio Management System

By Marvin Gagliardotto, Solutions Consultant,Advent Software on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

It’s 1990—you throw on your aviators and jump into your red and blacked striped Camaro. Passer-byers gawk with jealousy, and it does everything you want and more. Skip to 2014—there’s some glitches in the system, the paint is chipping, and the six-point turn just isn’t cutting it anymore. Time is no longer in your favor and generations of new and improved models have taken over the roads...Read More »

Failing Policies - What Causes This? Part 2 of 3

By Kellan Finley, Managing Director, Insurance Decisions on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Kellan Finley, Managing Director, Insurance Decisions

Problems arise when people do not pay the premium amounts initially planned. It is important that policyholders stay true to the planned premium, especially in the beginning years, to ensure their policy’s continued solvency. If the premiums are not being paid, a policy can become underfunded, and will not benefit the insured as it was intended to at the time of purchase...Read More »

Is Your Plan Focused on the Right Indicators

By John Anderson, Managing Director, SEI Advisor Network on Thursday, November 13th, 2014

John Anderson, Managing Director, SEI Advisor Network

For years as a wholesaler and a manager, I discussed lagging and leading indicators as they related to the money manager selection process. To me it was very simple. The performance of a manager is usually a product of his/her process and people, the leading indicator. As you think about business planning for 2015, shouldn’t you be focused on the leading indicators too?..Read More »

CryptoWall Malware Lurking on Major Websites

By David Gemma, Chief Marketing Officer, UNAPEN, Inc. on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

David Gemma, Chief Marketing Officer, UNAPEN, Inc.

Yet another major case of “malvertising” has been reported. This is nothing new (a famous case occurred on the NY times web site over 5 years ago). This sort of hacker attack works by going after the companies who serve up advertisements to sites such as newspapers, fantasy sport sites, yahoo, msn,, etc. If your browser plugins are not up to date, simply opening a page that is showing one of these infected ads can automatically infect your computer...Read More »

ByAllAccounts Reseller Spotlight Series: AllBackoffice Consulting

By ByAllAccounts Reseller Spotlight Series on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

ByAllAccounts Reseller Spotlight Series

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5 Paths in the Advisor World

By Mary Ann Buchanan, CEO, RIA Match on Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Mary Ann Buchanan, CEO, RIA Match

Should you change channels in the advisory world? Are you thinking about becoming an advisor? It’s important to be able to compare and contrast the choices. Most investors and many advisors can’t distinguish between the advisory channels. Each channel is a silo with its own firms, terms and choices. Sometimes you can combine two paths like belonging to an independent broker dealer and also an independent RIA. It can be complicated...Read More »

Understanding Your Responsibilities Regarding the New SEC approved Supervision Rules

By Karla Paxton, Client Engagement Manager, ByAllAccounts on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Karla Paxton, Client Engagement Manager, ByAllAccounts

Home Offices and FINRA members do you know what your responsibilities are regarding the SEC approved Supervision rules that go into effect on December 1st?..Read More »

ByAllAccounts November 12 Webinar provides an update on FINRA Compliance Outlook and Best Practices

By ByAllAccounts, Webinar Series on Thursday, October 30th, 2014

ByAllAccounts, Webinar Series

Join us for this insightful session on trending topics and critical issues that will impact broker dealers in 2015..Read More »

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