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Advisor businesses are growing, in client numbers and geographical reach. Investors typically find advisors through personal referrals, but also increasingly use online searches and social media to make a connection. One study found 65% of clients research potential advisors through social networks, and 86% use those networks to help in their buying decisions.

Some call it the “consumer revolution,” where clients are becoming collaborators in their financial planning. Fintech and social media train investors to expect efficiency, transparency and accessibility. Rather than a relay of information from advisor to client, limitless information online and booming client-focused tech innovation enables the client to exchange ideas with his or her advisor.

A recent survey by Accenture Research found 88% of advisors believe their clients are more knowledgeable about the investing process and available product solutions than they were five years ago. And...

5 Ways to Make Your Social Media Accounts “Hacker-Proof”

Lately, I’ve come across a few articles in the news about social media identity fraud. Take for instance the story about a prominent short-seller who discovered (unbeknownst to him) that he appeared to have...

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Advisor Technology that Gives a Holistic View of Your Book of Assets

A notable feature of TCAdvisor, is the versatility of the platform. Advisors can access the Consolidated Asset Management (CAM) screen, which is the best way to get a bird’s eye view of their entire book of assets....

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Are Your Social Media Posts Boring?

Originally posted by Financial Social Media.

By: Amy Smith

As the marketing manager at Financial Social Media, I constantly face the challenge of...

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Driving Efficiency with Liberty’s Easy Online Distribution Requests

Easy online distribution requests is the latest update in a series of rollouts planned for Liberty this year. With online distributions in Liberty:

  • Advisors can select the level...
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