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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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Six Necessary Steps for Anti-Bribery and AML Screening Improvement

Guest Contributor:Henry Balani, Managing Director at BankersAccuity’s Risk and Compliance Group In an era of enhanced scrutiny, larger fines and the ongoing internationalization of anti-money laundering (AML) and anti-bribery regulations, organizations are facing increased risk and numerous challenges in achieving … Continue reading

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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Guest Contributor: Mark Ransom Day, Senior Account Executive, Marketing, Cognito Five Rules for Articulation and Advertising in a Post Dodd-Frank World In its current version, Dodd-Frank has 383,013 words. Anna Karenina has 349,736. Dodd-Frank is actually longer than one of … Continue reading

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The LEI: A Building Block for Enhanced Data and Risk Management

Guest Contributor: Marty Williams, Vice President, Reference Data Product Development, Interactive Data Corporation’s Pricing and Reference Data Business The introduction of a standardized Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) could deliver significant benefits beyond allowing regulators to more accurately monitor systemic risk. … Continue reading

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Guest Contributor: Marcus Cree, Vice President, Risk Solutions, SunGard’s Capital Markets Business With spring in the air, the U.S. clocks have gone forward, stealing an hour from us.  Obviously it is an illusory lost hour, but it does provoke an interesting … Continue reading

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Simply, The Cloud

Guest Contributor: Dan Retzer, CTO, XSP A solution built around a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is the key to a solid and flexible architectural foundation. Without SOA, software providers like XSP could not inherently take advantage of THE most important disruptive … Continue reading

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The Mantra of Transparency: Unified Data and Systems for the BD

Guest Contributor: David Fetter, CEO of Quadron Data Solutions Another year is drawing to a close, and when reflecting upon 2011, it’s apparent to everyone that it has been a year of ups and downs. What has 2011 brought to … Continue reading

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RIAs: Moving on up – to the Cloud Part II

To read part one of this guest contribution please click here. Guest Contributor: Andrew Peddar, North American CEO of StatPro Creating a bright future Investors are anticipating growth as the shockwave of the Great Recession settles. Cloud-based technology is well-positioned to … Continue reading

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RIAs: Moving on up – to the Cloud Part I

Guest Contributor: Andrew Peddar, North American CEO, StatPro Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) have long relied on one of two choices for portfolio analytics and reporting: enterprise wide technologies and services or niche technologies.  While enterprise technologies are packaged with lots … Continue reading

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