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While technology may provide a range of benefits for financial advisors, the success of these solutions depends in part on how well these various software applications work with one another in a connected office environment. This depends on their degree of integration. Integration refers to the extent to which individual software applications – from billing to CRM to financial reporting – communicate and share data with each another. Not surprisingly, full and deep integration has become a priority for many financial advisors.

While integration has become a watch word in the financial services and financial technology markets, it’s important to recognize that the term may mean different things to different people. At its most basic level, integration may refer simply to “single sign-on” (SSO) integration. SSO integration allows users to access different applications without constantly reentering login information and passwords. While SSO...

The Trade-Offs of Adapting Your Website for Mobile Users

By Dave Curry

I’m probably dating myself when I say that I remember the debut of the “Shimmer” parody commercial on Saturday Night Live and that I was old enough at the time to think it was funny. In the...

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The World Needs Another Greek Hero

By Joseph Giulitto

Hesiod wrote a few years ago- A spirit of competition, of “good conflict” that tends to reduce the problems of scarcity. (Hesiod was in favor of the rule of law and the dispensation of justice to provide stability and order within society. He spoke out...

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Risk for Breakaway Brokers Equals Opportunity for RIA Firms

By Joseph Giulitto

There are challenges aplenty in the world of the breakaway broker. From the obvious considerations of the market over the last decade, to the constant bombardment of the 24 hours news cycle keeping your clients “informed” of all the potential and peril that...

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Top Linkedin Features Advisors Should Be Using

Most advisors have heard that they need to be on social media, they need be up on current social trends to attract younger clientele, they need to adopt the “new” style of social marketing, and so on. This is nothing new. And while it is true that social media is finally catching fire in the...

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