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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...

Spring Series: Advisors’ Top Two Efficiency Drivers

Welcome to the first post in the spring series of “EVOLVE the RIA Growth Blog.” Over the next couple of weeks, we will feature posts that share spring themes including – growth, evolution, new beginnings, and fresh perspectives. Subscribe today for new updates.

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Welcome to “EVOLVE the RIA Growth Blog”

Announcing the spring series of “EVOLVE the RIA Growth Blog.” It’s no coincidence that we are kicking off the blog during the first week of spring; a period of new beginnings, growth, and of course, “spring cleaning” – the same themes you will see in the blog. The initial posts will take a...

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Two Leading RIAs Now on Cutting Edge with Apps in Apple and Android Stores Using Private-Label Technology of Trust Company of America

Denver, CO (January 12, 2012) ‐ In a major breakthrough, Interactive Financial Advisors/IFA (Oak Brook, IL) and Portformulas (Ada, MI) – have become one of the industry’s first RIAs with their own apps in the Apple and Android stores, using private‐label versions of Trust Company of America’s...

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Advisor Engagement Study Reveals Importance of High Tech, High Touch Service in Client Satisfaction

Denver, CO (December 14, 2011)  An Advisor Engagement Study conducted by a third party on behalf of Trust Company of America reveals the importance of high-tech, high-touch service to advisors. The study shows that while cutting-edge technology is vital for operational efficiencies, the...

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