SS&C’s Advent Software Buy Is a Done Deal
"We bring a treasure trove of technology" to Advent's popular Black Diamond platform, SS&C CEO Bill Stone said.
Advent Launches New Platforms, Logo at Confab
Meanwhile, SunGard rolls out a portfolio management tool that lets advisors compare financial projections with actual performance.
Apple's iPad Is Example of "Disruptive" Technology, Says Black Diamond's Reed Colley
Portfolio reporting firm makes its own inroads into advisor market; hires former Schwab executive Welling
Preparing for Gen Y
"I think the real opportunity for advisors is building a bridge between the generations," argues Dave Welling, VP of advisor practice management for Schwab Institutional,...
Better Managed? More Productive
Schwab Institutional conducted its second comprehensive advisor benchmarking study this year, RIA Benchmarking: Growth Trends Study, which included financial and organizational data from more than...
The Problems of Growth
Growth has an unexpected downside for some wealth managers--they find their businesses encountering bottlenecks. The obstacles range from procedure to technology, but the result is...
Not Just Little Guys Fail at Marketing
"A lot of advisors don't track where their new clients come from," Dave Welling, Schwab Institutional's VP of marketing and advisor business management, says incredulously. Welling...
There's an idea prevalent among investment advisors, especially those using a fee-only business model, that marketing is a dirty word. They like to brag about...