Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) face an array of challenges in today’s highly competitive marketplace—not just to deliver returns, but also to win and retain clients, keep up to date with new regulations and make sense of complicated investment opportunities.
RIAs who are serious about staying at the top of their game may spend a small fortune attending conferences, registering for classes and subscribing to trade publications. But RIAs in select cities are now in for a treat.
The RIA Roadshow is “a local, half-day educational event for RIA firms of all sizes.” The Roadshow “is designed to provide best-practice expertise on operational, compliance, technological, and investment topics impacting RIAs.”
The best part? It’s all free.
The Roadshow is a partnership among some of the top solutions providers in the RIA industry, including Federated Investors, Millennium Trust Company, RIA in a Box, Scottrade Advisor Services, Smarsh and Trust Company of America. RIA principals are free to attend any of the seminars at one of the inaugural cities: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis or Pittsburgh. The first Roadshow event is in Troy, Michigan on Tuesday, September 24.
The RIA Roadshow will cover a wide range of topics, including an overview of the investing landscape, proper preparation for a state or SEC regulatory exam, how to more efficiently handle small accounts, how to most effectively communicate with clients and how to use social media to market an RIA firm.
Success as an RIA has always been dependent on continuing education and staying ahead of the latest trends, and that is truer now than ever. Technology has completely changed the scale and speed of transformations in the financial sector. As a result, clients are increasingly looking to RIA firms for direction. The RIA Roadshow provides that direction in a simple and accessible format.
For more information or to register to attend, please visit www.riaroadshow.com.