Heartland Advisors, Inc. (“Heartland”) is an independently owned Milwaukee-based firm established in 1983. As of November 30, 2011, the Firm managed approximately $4.9 billion in assets for institutional and high net worth clients and the Heartland family of value-driven mutual funds. (more…)
It’s no secret that the highly regulatory nature of Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firms leads to paper-heavy processes and compliance rules. A new white paper demonstrates how RIAs can generate higher revenue, decrease compliance risk and add greater business value by investing in ECM systems. (more…)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Laserfiche)—November 1, 2011—Laserfiche (booth #335) today announced the availability of a white paper that explores the return on investment for RIA firms that leverage enterprise content management (ECM) software. (more…)
CHICAGO, IL (Laserfiche)—October 13, 2011—Building on the findings from the 2011 InvestmentNews RIA Technology Study, Laserfiche (booth #203/205) has created an educational presentation on how advisory firms can integrate their CRM systems with enterprise content management (ECM) to save time and resources. The session, “Laserfiche: The Integrated Solution,” will take place today at 1:00 pm during the Business and Wealth Management Forum at the Westin O’Hare Hotel in Chicago. (more…)
Fure Financial is an independent, fee-based financial planning firm based in Minneapolis, MN. The company, founded in 1984, offers holistic investment advice to manage client assets with an eye toward fulfilling life goals, a successful strategy that has grown Fure—almost entirely by referrals—into the trusted advisor and wealth manager for 360 families. (more…)
“Our decision to go paperless was driven not by cost or budget issues, but by the desire to grow our business, tame a paper monster that was consuming every available square foot of office space, improve our customer service, and keep up with a rapidly-changing financial planning industry,” says Blake Woodard, Managing Partner of Woodard Insurance, LLP, a Fort Worth-based firm of financial advisors and insurance professionals.
“In our view, we had no choice as to whether to go paperless. You must go paperless if you want to survive and thrive in the financial planning industry,” he adds. (more…)
“Personally, I think that every financial advisor has to move eventually to an electronic filing system. It’s not a matter of if, but when,” says Nick Cosentino, president and founder of Financial Foundations, Inc. “In my opinion, it would be impossible to succeed without it.”
“If financial advisors aren’t talking to people, they’re not making money,” says Paul Murphy, National Sales Director at Spire Investment Partners, LLC. Murphy’s problem was that his top earners were spending too much time staying on top of the paperwork that comes with handling over $1 billion in client assets, which he expects to at least double this year. “It’s the regulators. It’s the auditors. The paper starts to pile up from the first client meeting and all the way through the process,” he says.
For Murphy, his previous experience integrating two large broker-dealers had shown how the right technology ultimately leads to success. “If you want to succeed in this business, you’ve got to get great technology,” he says. “Using technology not only defensively, but offensively, is very near and dear to my heart.”