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With the speed at which technology changes, advisors need to be adaptable and willing to upgrade technologies that can improve their business. That was the message from Doug Kinsey of Artifex Financial Group, who outlined a roadmap of his firm’s technology in a recent Genius Session for Trust Company of America.

Kinsey says RIA firms should seek to create streamlined, scalable and repeatable processes for their technology, with a focus on simplification and saving time.  Taking inventory of existing technologies is a good place to start: What works? What causes problems? What aspects of the business could potentially be improved or made more efficient by better technology?

Advisors who attended the Genius Session offered a snapshot of the wide range of functions that could benefit from improved technology. 52% of attendees said they were most interested in technology in back-office functions and portfolio management, 38%...

Give the Gift of Responsive Web Design

My mother-in-law is turning 70. My wife mentioned that we are going to go in on a present for her with my wife's sister and brother. I thought, "great, but how much can knitting needles and yarn really cost?"

Turns out my mother-in-law wants an iPad so it is going to set me back a few more...

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Tips for Generating Leads on Linkedin

You don’t have to spend a ton of time on Linkedin in order to be effective, it is more important that you are consistent. Try to set aside about 15 - 30 minutes each week to review your Linkedin connections and groups and engage when you have the opportunity. After a couple of...

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Surviving a Regulatory Exam: The Exit Meeting and Beyond

You’ve made it to the exit meeting of your regulatory exam, but the process isn’t over yet. Below you’ll learn what you can expect from the final meeting and how to remain compliant in the future.

At the exit meeting

At the exit meeting you can expect to have the...

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The Top 5 Questions to Ask Before Going Independent

Are you thinking of starting an RIA but aren't sure where to begin? Here are the top five questions you should ask before going independent as given by leading RIA registration and compliance firm, RIA in a Box:

1. What does it cost to register a new RIA firm? It does...

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