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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%...

Dreamforce 2013: What We Saw

The marketing team at Trust Company of America went to the annual Dreamforce Conference in San Francisco last week.  For those of you who are not familiar with Dreamforce, it is the annual conference put on by Salesforce.com. 

Dreamforce is not just a conference - it is an Event...

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The Company Brand vs. Your Personal Brand

Whose brand goes first? 

At Trust Company of America (TCA), we believe you know what’s best for your business. That’s why all of our offerings—whether it’s our technology platforms, mobile apps or client statements—are branded for your company, not ours.

The large...

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Online Reputation Management for Financial Advisors: Combating Negative Digital Reviews

Guest Blog Post - Amy McIlwain, Financial Social Media

One of the scariest aspects of the online world for advisors is the lack of control they have about their brand. It’s the gift and the curse of the Internet: anyone can say anything at any time. This can become even more of a challenge...

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The Regulators Are Here

Who’s that knocking at the door? If you’re an RIA who’s never hosted an examiner from the Securities and Exchange Commission, you may be in for an unwelcome surprise. According to an article in this week’s ...

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