The Flash Blog

Don’t forget your clients during this pandemic crisis and volatile market.

Tuesday, March 24 2020

After the immediate impact is felt and families are cared for, clients will be looking for someone to guide them through this pandemic crisis. They will look for someone to empathize with their situation, understand their fears and uncertainties, and lead them through this crisis. Clients will want to understand that distance commerce is now . . . Read More

Soundings—The New Wealth Management Proxy Chapter

Monday, December 9 2019

We are about to see a seismic demographic shift within our industry. Four out of every ten advisors will exit in the next ten years. How are enterprise wealth firms going to retain investors who have formed an intimate relationship with these advisors? What is the model for the next-gen advisor? What will define relevance . . . Read More

The Roundtable Sonoma—Top Ten Takeaways

Wednesday, November 20 2019

1. Enterprise Technology Platforms The buildout of enterprise technology platforms is the trend. Significant work and resources have been spent, but the realization of operational efficiencies are still a work in progress. Among the many factors that are holding back the recognition of significant operational efficiencies are the use of legacy forms and manual processes . . . Read More

Understanding the Economics of Your Clearing Relationship

Monday, November 4 2019

The race to zero commissions has placed a spotlight on a part of our business that has experienced dramatic change during the last 10 years. In working with firms to help them better understand their business, we continue to find ticket charges identified as the critical expense in the clearing and custody relationship. In fact . . . Read More

Digital Transformation Roundtable: Top Ten Takeaways

Monday, September 30 2019

  1. Machine Learning / AI What’s the next generation of advice? It will be informed by machine learning to customize the client experience—but we must consider that AI and machine learning are still just getting started. One way to think of it? If you had an army of six year olds, what could you . . . Read More