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Today is the first day of our annual Focus on the Future conference. Over the next two and a half days, TCA executives and notable guest speakers will tackle some of the challenges facing the RIA industry, presenting relevant information meant to prepare RIAs for the future while helping them to grow their business today.

The conference starts with a brand session led by yours truly. Looking at examples from around the business world, I’ll review some of the tools and strategies that can help RIAs develop their own personal brand. Geoff Colvin, Fortune Magazine’s Senior-Editor-at Large, will deliver the keynote address Wednesday evening.

Mike Lover, Trust Company of America’s Vice President for Process Improvement, will kick off Thursday’s events by unveiling changes to Catalyst, TCA’s technology platform for RIAs. He’ll give way to a panel discussion on the future of...

Selling Through Others: the TAMP Model of Growth

The traditional RIA business consists of four basic components: back-office functions, compliance, money management and sales. All of these functions can be outsourced to other firms. The best RIA firms spend 60-80% of their time in client-facing activities so they can drive growth. What RIAs...

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Using Technology to Streamline Your Practice

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...

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Lean Six Sigma training brings process improvement to TCA

RIAs that work with Trust Company of America know that a key focus of our work is on helping advisors achieve smart growth.

Whether it is our dedicated advisor service, leading RIA technology, or practice management consultative offerings, we help advisors do more with what they have.

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To 401(k) or not to 401(k)?

With its stable asset growth and a growing demand for investment advice among plan sponsors and participants, the $2.8 trillion 401(k) plan market represents a tremendous opportunity for RIAs. But with opportunity comes challenges for advisors wanting to enter the 401(k) market, including a long...

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