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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...

How to Comply with RIA Regulations

The regulatory environment for RIAs is in a state of constant evolution. RIAs are still trying to navigate the new rules set forth by Dodd-Frank, such as the so-called “red flag” rule, aimed at reducing the risk of identity theft, and there is increasing pressure for the SEC to adopt...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring

Your business is only as good as its people. Unfortunately, every business inevitably makes regrettable hires or will in the future. In fact, 90% of participants in a recent Trust Company of America Genius Session on the do’s and don’ts...

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Conversion Made Easy: Switching to a New Custodian

Casey Hunt dreamed of having a one-stop shop for back-office solutions, data reconciliation, reporting and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). For years, he had multiple in-house employees manage those functions. He later outsourced to another company, but...

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With TCA, You Have Choices for Executing ETF Trades

Trust Company of America believes in giving its clients the freedom to choose and build their business the way they want to. That’s why TCA currently offers clients five different options for executing ETF trades and plans to add four more execution sources in the near future. Neil Buckley...

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