Automation with a human touch

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Much has been written in recent years about digital investment advice platforms or “robo advisors.” By now, the robo wave seems to have crested and we are seeing a variety of business models leveraging automation, from the purely algorithm-powered platforms to hybrids that offer some degree of self-service augmented by specified levels of human contact and professional advice. Meanwhile, traditional advisors that have relied on a baby-boomer clientele are looking for cost-effective ways to serve the next generation of tech-savvy, wealth building and value-conscious investors. Read more ›

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Data controls: 3 questions to ask your service provider

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In the eco-system of outsourcing, flexible, transparent co-sourcing creates the optimal environment for your operations and people to thrive. Your firm should ask three questions when evaluating an operational service provider to ensure that the proper data controls are in place:

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Does outsourcing mean giving up control of data?

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Investment firms have varying degrees of comfort about outsourcing operational services. Some, out of an abundance of caution, may fear a potential loss of control over their data. Many institutional firms consider their reputation in the marketplace and their track record their biggest differentiators. As a result, they are hesitant to leverage operational outsourcing services, because they “live and die” by the quality and accuracy of their data. Now, however, even ardent skeptics are exploring how they can effectively leverage outsourcing, while still maintaining a certain level of control over their workflows. Ultimately, any control given up should be offset with ample transparency from your service provider.

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Capturing opportunity with new technology

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It’s well reported that 10,000 baby boomers retire every day. In this phase, their trusted relationship with their advisor is of utmost importance as they look to maintain their wealth and plan an eventual transfer of assets to their heirs. Advisors who involve heirs early on often do better longer-term in maintaining that relationship. Studies find that 66% of advisors are fired by the children of the client during the wealth transfer, and up to 70% of women leave their advisor after becoming widowed.

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Advisors: Lots to look forward to at SS&C Deliver 2017

Where will Advisory clients of SS&C Advent be in mid-September? In Chicago! SS&C Deliver 2017 will be September 12-14 at Chicago’s Hyatt Regency. Each year the conference proves to be bigger and better, offering hands-on learning, industry insights, and networking. Here is just a sampling of sessions that you won’t want to miss! If you’re not registered yet, act soon before prices go up on August 1.

Highlights for our Advisory Clients

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