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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 need to decide is which functions to outsource to allow more time for client-facing work—and thus more opportunity for growth.

Mike Lover, Vice President of Process Improvement for Trust Company of America, reviewed some of the options in a recent Genius Session.

Back-office functions are easily outsourced, he says, but the cost of labor to do them is relatively low compared to the cost of outsourcing. Managing back-office functions in-house may be more cost effective, particularly if combined with effective technology systems that allow for greater scalability. Some RIAs choose to outsource compliance to vendors like RIA In...

How to Create a Perfect Advisor Blog Post

Originally posted by Maggie Crowley on Advisor Websites.

I have spent a good deal of time trying to convince advisors of the...

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Top 5 Search Engine Optimization Don’ts for Advisor Websites

Don’t miss this Thursday’s Genius Session: Learn how advisors are driving traffic to their website with SEO

As an advisor, you want to draw the right kind of investor to your website. Yes, it’s nice to have high web...

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Ready for Your Next Regulatory Exam? Here’s How to Survive.

Be sure to watch the webinar: How to Survive a Regulatory Exam.

Are you prepared for your next regulatory exam? If it’s been awhile since you’ve had an exam, or if you’ve never had an exam, it’s important to prepare so you...

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5 Ways to Make Your Social Media Accounts “Hacker-Proof”

Lately, I’ve come across a few articles in the news about social media identity fraud. Take for instance the story about a prominent short-seller who discovered (unbeknownst to him) that he appeared to have...

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