Category Archives: Social Media

Insurance and Innovation: Are you In or Out?

Guest Contributor: Sheryl Brown, Social Media Coordinator, Ash Brokerage So when you say “financial services” or “insurance” do you immediately think of the word “innovation”? Um … likely not. (Hint: We are not the cool kids on the bus. I hate … Continue reading

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Information Technology Responsibility for Social Media

Guest Contributor: Blair Rugh, Chief Compliance Officer, Temenos Social media and other forms of electronic communication are becoming the principal advertising and marketing tools of many financial institutions. First, they are inexpensive. Second, they can be targeted as narrowly or broadly … Continue reading

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Get Busy Living [Digitally], or Get Busy Dying

Guest Contributor: Victor Gaxiola, Customer Advocacy Manager, Hearsay Social Anyone familiar with the movie “The Shawshank Redemption” will remember the line, “Get busy living or get busy dying.” It kept echoing in my head as I read the annual World … Continue reading

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Financial Advisors: Don’t Forget The Next Generation

Guest Contributor: Theresa Daneman, Social Business Specialist, Socialware Every great advisor knows that forming a solid relationship with clients is critical in order to effectively build investment portfolios strategically around personal goals such as saving for retirement, the purchase of … Continue reading

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The Conversational Advisor: You mean I have to talk on social media?

Guest Contributor: Sheryl Brown, Social Media Coordinator, Ash Brokerage Social media is a communication mecca. Whether you’re introvert or extrovert, social media is the line drawn in the sand and makes both communication styles equal. For financial advisors, this is both … Continue reading

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Putting Your Social Media Policy into Practice – A Techie’s Guide

Guest Contributor: Terry Ray,Vice-President, Software Development, Temenos In January of 2013, the FFIEC released proposed guidance for financial institutions regarding social media. As the year draws to a close, if your institution has not already written, revised and gotten board … Continue reading

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FTF News Predictions for 2013 – Download our Digital Issue Today!

To say the least, FTF News is very proud to present our first completely digital magazine. As you flip through the pages (love those sound effects) and admire the look of it, you will see that we are making some … Continue reading

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Operation Backpack 2012 Sets Record!

Thanks to everyone for their support and participation in Volunteers of America’s Operation Backpack initiative this year.  With the help and generosity of FTF staff members and peers, FTF collected backpacks overflowing with school supplies for homeless children in NYC. … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCING: Keynote Speaker CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton

We are excited to announce that CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton will be the keynote speaker for our 7th Annual OTC Derivatives Operations & Processing Conference on November 14, 2012! His career spans 25 years in government service—working on Capitol Hill in … Continue reading

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Team USA!!!

We are now in day 14 of the 2012 Summer Olympics and fans are on the edge of their seats as China and the United States play a game of tug a war for the most medals! Team USA takes … Continue reading

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