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The traditional RIA business consists of four basic components: back-office functions, compliance, money management and sales. All of these functions can be outsourced to other firms. The best RIA firms spend 60-80% of their time in client-facing activities so they can drive growth. What RIAs need to decide is which functions to outsource to allow more time for client-facing work—and thus more opportunity for growth.

Mike Lover, Vice President of Process Improvement for Trust Company of America, reviewed some of the options in a recent Genius Session.

Back-office functions are easily outsourced, he says, but the cost of labor to do them is relatively low compared to the cost of outsourcing. Managing back-office functions in-house may be more cost effective, particularly if combined with effective technology systems that allow for greater scalability. Some RIAs choose to outsource compliance to vendors like RIA In...

Be prepared for questions about excess contributions and recharacterizations

The deadline is coming!

October 15th is the deadline to take care of excess contributions to IRAs and to recharacterize current year IRA contributions. Clients are often confused with both processes and require help. By knowing the IRS rules, you can provide that help.

Excess...

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RIA Roadshow: Coming to a City Near You

Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) face an array of challenges in today’s highly competitive marketplace—not just to deliver returns, but also to win and retain clients, keep up to date with new regulations and make sense of complicated investment opportunities.

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Is your firm ready for a CRM solution?

Are you struggling to grow your firm? Losing current clients? Are prospective clients choosing to go with another firm? Is onboarding new clients or keeping up regular communication with your clients a chore?

If you answered “yes” to any of these...

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7 Features of Highly Successful Advisor Webstes

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