Hearsay Social Rolls Out Compliance-Friendly Text Messaging Tool
Hearsay Social says it wants to provide "omnichannel" service for advisors.
Cybersecurity Enforcement Has Begun, Expert Warns
“Brokerage firms are a prime target of criminal cybersecurity," says FINRA enforcement official, while SEC says RIAs and BDs must have "reasonable...safeguards in place."
John Hancock Extends BD Push by Adding 1,100 Transamerica Advisors
The advisors work at about 50 firms and will become affiliated with John Hancock’s Signator Investors.
5 Predictions About the Future of Robo-Advisors: Silver Lane
Indie robos will need to spend big bucks on marketing, and on human advisors, to stay in the game, according to a new paper.
How to Beat Robos With Stellar Service
Seth Mattison tells 300 advisors and others at the FSI Advisor Summit that every detail counts in the competitive field of financial advice.
Best Finance Tweets of the Month: October 2015
Meb Faber has his mind in the gutter, Jason Zweig explains it all, and Barry Ritholtz has an adorable puppy.
7 Steps to Boost Employee Innovation
To succeed, innovation can’t just be the firm owner’s job. Here are seven steps to encourage employee engagement.
The Evolution of Advisor Technology
1980 to 2015 — from a technology perspective, advisors have gone from having essentially no technology choices to an extensive menu of solutions.
SEC Finally Issues Equity Crowdfunding Rules
The SEC passed by a 3-1 vote on Friday long-awaited final equity crowdfunding rules and proposed to update rules on intrastate crowdfunding.
Robo-Advisors: Just Another Distribution Channel?
Conflicting revenue sources, self-dealing, and low client care standards. As Barbara Roper says, "How’s that any different from the rest of the financial services industry?"