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7 ways for advisers to help shield clients from Equifax data hack

September 12, 2017

The Equifax security breach, made public last week, leaves 143 million consumers vulnerable to identify theft and credit fraud. But there are some ways advisers can help protect clients from the current and future threats.

9 strategies to avoid adviser burnout

August 7, 2017

When someone has too many job demands and too few job resources, they fail to take enough time out to recharge themselves and they suffer from burnout, according to Paula Davis-Laack, a stress and resilience expert. To avoid burnout, which can...

7 emerging adviser tech firms you want to know

July 27, 2017

These seven firms recently introduced innovative technologies aimed at helping advisers serve clients better and more efficiently. The up-and-comers were selected by the XY Planning Network for having the best new fintech, and they will compete...

New Advicent chief Angela Pecoraro aiming for growth

April 11, 2017

Angela Pecoraro took over the top job at Advicent last week, focused on continuing the four-year-old fintech firm's growth in an increasingly competitive field. Recognizing the challenge of pushing Advicent's development forward, Ms. Pecoraro,...

10 surprising adviser tech trends

March 20, 2017

Advisers disclose who makes their technology spending decisions and where those dollars are being directed in the 2017 InvestmentNews Adviser Technology Study released Monday. This year, clients are playing a leading role in how the nearly 300...

Why advisers should update at least one tech system every year

March 2, 2017

Advisers need to be proactive about making technology changes if they want to keep up with the competition and take advantages of opportunities to improve the client experience. "Advisers should be looking to move one new major technology system...

Fiserv to offer robo to its adviser, bank clients

February 6, 2017

Fiserv will make the Marstone digital-advice platform available to the 13,000 financial institutions it works with, allowing advisory firms, banks and other institutions an opportunity to integrate a robo-advice strategy into their businesses,...

Getting a handle on robo-advisers' returns

February 5, 2017

Not all digital advice platforms are created equal. But which one ultimately serves your clients best will take a bit more time to tease out. A recent analysis by Condor Capital Management attempted to provide an early peek at winners and losers....

Big data for analyzing adviser businesses, clients part of TD's fintech strategy for 2017

February 2, 2017

TD Ameritrade Institutional will add new tools to its platform this year that employ big data to help financial advisers understand their businesses better and a dashboard to pinpoint where client service is lagging. The firm's open-access technology...

Fintechs producing cheaper, automated firm valuations for advisers

January 24, 2017

Financial advisers looking to figure out what their businesses are worth today now have automated tools they can enlist for help. Essentially they require the advisory firm to provide information about key financial parameters such as how much...

New cybersecurity regulation hits New York financial firms March 1

January 17, 2017

New cybersecurity rules for some financial services providers are set to take effect March 1 for firms doing business in New York, and the new requirements may be showing up around the nation before too long. The fairly prescriptive proposed...

Watch for this new cybersecurity scam, IRS warns

January 13, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service is warning tax professionals to beware of emails ostensibly penned by prospects — and advisers should heed the same guidance. A new phishing scheme is making the rounds where cybercriminals pose as an individual...

Garrett Planning Network cuts deal on software that creates comprehensive financial plans

January 10, 2017

The Garrett Planning Network of hourly financial advisers has struck a deal with RightCapital to give its members up to a 25% discount on software to create comprehensive financial plans with clients and take a step toward meeting new Labor...

Orion launches fee analyzer for DOL fiduciary rule

December 27, 2016

Advisers looking for help proving they're charging a “reasonable” fee once the Labor Department's fiduciary rule for retirement advice kicks in next year have a new source for comparison. Orion Advisor Services is offering a fee benchmarking...

RIAs find it easy to justify spending more on technology in 2017

December 27, 2016

Technology is a necessity in the modern financial advice industry, and not staying ahead of it is essentially the same as ignoring it altogether. “There is no way we will become robo advisers, but we have to create a digital experience because...

Ameriprise adviser's data breach offers cybersecurity lesson

December 20, 2016

Ameriprise Financial shut down the internet-connected backup drive its adviser was using to synchronize files from his office to his home as soon as it discovered client data was at risk earlier this month. The Minneapolis-based firm, which...

Fidelity's eMoney to hit record revenue in 2016

December 20, 2016

Changes that eMoney Advisor made to offer cheaper, less complex planning tools for some advisers early this year helped the fintech firm that's backed by Fidelity Investments achieve record revenue growth this year. That move, along with an...

Use of artificial intelligence technology in financial services to grow: report

December 19, 2016

Financial services firms are beginning to deploy artificial intelligence technologies to make themselves more efficient and better than their peers — and those without a strategy should develop one now, according to a new report. “It is...

Tools financial technology companies plan to bring advisers in 2017

December 16, 2016

Advisers wondering what their technology providers will offer next year will be happy to know that they're focused on the same thing that most advisers emphasize — the client. Many of the tools financial technology companies plan to deliver...

Michael Durbin gets to work building out Fidelity's distribution channels to advisers

December 14, 2016

In the quietly aggressive ground game of custody and clearing services, Fidelity Investments has turned to Michael Durbin to lead its next charge. By most measures, he appears well-suited for the job as head of Fidelity Institutional Product,...

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