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With the speed at which technology changes, advisors need to be adaptable and willing to upgrade technologies that can improve their business. That was the message from Doug Kinsey of Artifex Financial Group, who outlined a roadmap of his firm’s technology in a recent Genius Session for Trust Company of America.

Kinsey says RIA firms should seek to create streamlined, scalable and repeatable processes for their technology, with a focus on simplification and saving time.  Taking inventory of existing technologies is a good place to start: What works? What causes problems? What aspects of the business could potentially be improved or made more efficient by better technology?

Advisors who attended the Genius Session offered a snapshot of the wide range of functions that could benefit from improved technology. 52% of attendees said they were most interested in technology in back-office functions and portfolio management, 38%...

How Advisors Can Use Mobile Devices to Differentiate and Increase Productivity

I know mobile technology is big in the advisor industry right now. But, if there was any doubt in my mind about the sheer reach of this trend, it was put to bed at this year’s T3 Conference (See:...

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The New Facebook Search Graph: Will It Change How RIAs Think About Social Media?

I get asked all the time about advisors being on social media.  We all know the issues: compliance scares people from taking action, lack of compelling content, who wants to follow their advisor on Facebook…to name a few. I, for the most part, have told advisors to concentrate on...

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What Trust’s ISO Certification Means for Advisors’ Data Security

You probably don’t spend much time thinking about data security, but it’s vitally important to both you and your investors’ peace of mind. Trust Company of America recently achieved the International Standardized Organization (ISO) 27001-Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). ISO is...

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How Liberty’s New Trading Features Make Your Practice More Efficient

Is technology slowing down your business? At the end of February, Trust is launching several new features on the Liberty platform that are designed to make portfolio management simpler than...

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