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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...

9 Ways to Double [Even TRIPLE] Your Leads Online!

Originally posted by Financial Social Media.

By: Amy Mcilwain 

We live in a day and age where people flock to the internet for just...

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How Advisors Can Protect Themselves from a Java Sucker Punch

Like defense in boxing, software security is generally a matter of keeping your guard up. In the ring, your opponent will throw punches at you. On the Internet, attackers will be trying to hack you. It comes with the sport. All software has defects and a certain percentage of them will be...

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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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