Is Your Technology Ready for an Audit?
Technology is the backbone of most of your processes and procedures; can it stand up to scrutiny when the examiners come to visit?
What the USS Ronald Reagan Taught Me About Business
This summer, I spent three days aboard the USS Ronald Reagan, which is a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier.
Technology and Your Compliance Obligations
Most advisors do not enjoy the regulations involved with running their firm, but properly leveraging technology can make compliance a little easier.
Electronic signature technology (e-signature) has been around for a number of years.
This Christmas Say No, for Now, to Shopping
NEWS SOURCES ARE ALREADY REPORTING sightings of the Grinch poised to steal Christmas. Subpar sales are signaling a frigid holiday season ahead, and retailers are aggressively courting consumers through deep discounts. But Americans should avoid this snare.
Building an Efficient Document Imaging Strategy
The good news regarding document imaging and management is that most advisors are already storing some of their documents electronically.
A True Backup Test
To conduct a legitimate test of your backup system, simply viewing the backed up files on a removable hard drive is not enough. A good...
Right in Front of You
At wealth management firm LarsonAllen Financial, technology has been a key budget item during the past four years as the firm has transitioned to a...
What advisors want
Paperless office tools (imaging and workflow) Pre-filled forms e-Signature capabilities Seamless systems integration Central repository for all client assets and information (bank balances, wills,...
What Will Neuroscience Teach Us About Financial Decision-Making?
Well, there is one, or something quite similar. What's more, we all produce it -- right in our own brains. Oxytocin, a feel-good hormone that is...