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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...

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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What’s the value of managed money in 401(k)s?

41% of advisors who attended the Genius Session said advisor knoweldge is the biggest hurdle for managed strategies in 401(k) plans.

For much of its 30-year history, the 401(k) industry has been slow to respond to the needs of plan participants....

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Trust Company of America First Quarter Recap

The “Big Mo” kept rolling Trust Company of America’s way in the first quarter of 2014, as the firm closed the first quarter of 2014 with solid growth in new advisor arrangements, ...

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