Blog Entries by Cynthia Stephens, VP of Marketing, ByAllAccounts

How Some Alternative Funds Producers are Building Infrastructure to Scale Efficiently

By Cynthia Stephens, VP of Marketing, ByAllAccounts on Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Cynthia Stephens, VP of Marketing, ByAllAccounts

In the mid 1980s the costs of mutual fund trades were high. Over the past 25 years through services like Fund/SERV® from The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), these costs have shrunk dramatically to mere pennies. DTCC’s Ann Bergin thinks the opportunity to increase operational efficiency in the alternative investments space is even better than the mutual fund market transformation...Read More »

Do you need account aggregation? [Assess yourself now]

By Cynthia Stephens, VP of Marketing, ByAllAccounts on Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Cynthia Stephens, VP of Marketing, ByAllAccounts

Why should you use automated account aggregation? After all, according to the idiom – “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. If you receive consolidated client reports for review meetings, you may not realize how many hours went into preparing them, time that could have been re-allocated to higher value-add activities. How will you scale without adding operations heads, as the firm adds new clients in 2015?..Read More »

How Wealthy Families are Using Text Messaging and Portals to Communicate

Cynthia Stephens, VP of Marketing, ByAllAccounts

How many of us regularly send text messages? We are all active users of mobile devices including iPads, other tablets and Smartphones. Our clients are too. In fact it is common for people to use more than one device for an activity (i.e., multi-screens) such as checking a bank balance on a Smartphone and then switching to a larger-screen tablet to make a transfer between accounts...Read More »

4 Business-Friendly Options for Providing Clients with Healthcare, LTC Services

By Cynthia Stephens, VP of Marketing, ByAllAccounts on Monday, April 21st, 2014

Cynthia Stephens, VP of Marketing, ByAllAccounts

This is a period of uncertainty for fee-based independent financial advisors. On the one hand, ‘robo advisors’ are seeing some success in attracting assets with their consumer friendly interfaces, readily accessible data and low-cost approach. On the other hand, aging Baby Boomers are increasingly turning to advisors for long-term care (LTC) planning and elder care information, advice that requires specialized expertise...Read More »

How to Get Started Creating (or improving) your Advisor Workflows

By Cynthia Stephens, VP of Marketing, ByAllAccounts on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Cynthia Stephens, VP of Marketing, ByAllAccounts

During February SEI, Redtail Technology, ActiFi, and MoneyGuidePro announced an advisor workflow partnership. Workflows from a CRM system, a financial planning tool, and a custodial platform have been fully integrated with one another. Workflow, according to MoneyGuidePro’s Kevin Hughes, is a hot topic. After all, who among us doesn’t want to improve operational efficiency and spend more time on the higher-value-add activities?..Read More »

Announcement

By Cynthia Stephens, VP of Marketing, ByAllAccounts on Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Cynthia Stephens, VP of Marketing, ByAllAccounts

As you are likely aware, a security vulnerability, dubbed “Heartbleed,” was discovered in recent versions of OpenSSL, which is used throughout much of the Internet...Read More »

4 Ways Wealth Managers Should Deal With Distressed Clients

By Cynthia Stephens, VP of Marketing, ByAllAccounts on Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Cynthia Stephens, VP of Marketing, ByAllAccounts

In the daily business of managing a client’s portfolio, it is sometimes easy to lose sight of our clients as individuals, with fears and concerns that spill over into their financial lives. While putting client interests first is part and parcel of an advisor’s role, Elizabeth says it can be especially important when they are in the grip of high emotional distress caused by an event such as death or divorce, or even with someone who has irrational fears about becoming a bag lady...Read More »

What data sources information do you need to get started with account aggregation?

By Cynthia Stephens, VP of Marketing, ByAllAccounts on Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Cynthia Stephens, VP of Marketing, ByAllAccounts

As I speak with advisors, I find many who have made the business decision to begin using account aggregation to gather and report on outside assets. I would guess that most are already familiar with the benefits of aggregation. Some of these advisors, however, are hesitant to get started because they don’t know what information is going to be needed and don’t want to ask their clients for it. Today I’m going to lay out what you’ll need to know and how to gather it...Read More »

Five Facts Financial Advisors Need to Know About Medicare

By Cynthia Stephens, VP of Marketing, ByAllAccounts on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Cynthia Stephens, VP of Marketing, ByAllAccounts

Elaine Floyd, CFP, is passionate about educating Baby Boomers and financial advisors on the facts of social security and Medicare. She told me that while many advisors are starting to have conversations with their clients about this, most are way behind...Read More »

Podcast: Interested in adding healthcare experts to your professional network?

By Cynthia Stephens, VP of Marketing, ByAllAccounts on Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Cynthia Stephens, VP of Marketing, ByAllAccounts

Listen to a short podcast on our new educational program designed to help advisors...Read More »