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Cybersecurity For Small RIAs

Small RIAs are more susceptible to cyberattacks than their owners would like to believe. In fact, with smaller technology budgets and insufficient controls, small firms may be the perfect targets for hackers. Read the full article here...

Tech Planning Timeline for Your Breakaway RIA

When an advisor decides start to an independent RIA firm, it is time to think about technology. Technology isn’t usually top-of-mind for breakaways, but there are a myriad of decisions to make far in advance of turning on the lights in the new firm. To help...

How to Manage Your Company’s Security Policy

The biggest stumbling block for registered investment advisors when it comes to guarding against cybersecurity breaches is not technology-based, it’s a people problem. The right technology is critical, but RIA leaders face a bigger challenge in fostering a...

What Regulators Are Looking for in Your Firm’s Cybersecurity

Based on what we see happening in the RIA industry, we expect 20% of financial advisory firms will have some type of security breach from an outsider this year. With investor protections as their foremost concern, no wonder regulators are asking independent registered...

9 Ways to Create a Culture of Cybersecurity

The biggest stumbling block for registered investment advisors when it comes to guarding against cybersecurity breaches is not technology-based, it’s a people problem. The right technology is critical, but RIA leaders can face a bigger challenge in fostering a...

What Can RIAs Learn From the Biggest Cyberhacks of 2015?

Last year’s spectacular cybersecurity attacks are more than just headline-grabbers, they are a reality check for advisors who believe they could never be targeted for a hack. It is worth a look at a few of these breaches so that registered investment advisors...

Why RIAs Are Better Off With ‘Dumbed Down’ Smart Devices

Smart mobile devices have revolutionized the wealth management business, transforming the way advisors connect with clients and manage day-to-day firm operations. Today it is more common than not for registered investment advisors (RIAs) to use their mobile phones,...

When It Comes to Emails, Simple is the Future

It seems nearly impossible to quantify how big the email industry has gotten. As the most prevalent form of digital communication today, especially with regards to business and professional matters in our day-to-day lives, it’s really easy to take email for granted....