How MSPs simplify IT vendor management for RIAs and financial advisors

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For modern registered investment advisors (RIAs) and financial advisors, technology is no longer a back-office afterthought — it’s the backbone of their operations. From managing client data and portfolios to facilitating online transactions, technology plays a critical role in keeping RIAs and financial advisors competitive and compliant. But as firms increasingly rely on technology, they […]

In-house IT vs. managed IT services? A cost analysis for RIA and financial advisory firms

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Imagine this: you’re presenting a client proposal, and suddenly, your entire network crashes. Data disappears, clients panic, and your reputation crumbles. Sound like a nightmare? Unfortunately, for many registered investment advisors (RIAs) and financial advisors, this, and other unexpected IT problems area constant worry. Balancing technology needs with budget constraints can leave your firm vulnerable, […]

A guide to identifying your RIA or financial advisory firm’s IT needs

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Navigating the intricate world of financial advising and investment can be akin to a high-stakes chess game. One misstep, and you could find yourself several moves behind, potentially affecting your standing with clients and their trust in your advisory capabilities. Your IT infrastructure resembles the rooks and bishops, indispensable pieces that, when aligned correctly, support […]

Microsoft 365 for RIAs and financial advisors: Your questions answered

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Microsoft 365 is a suite of tools and applications designed to help individuals and organizations maximize productivity, collaboration, and security. For registered investment advisors (RIAs) and financial advisors, Microsoft 365 offers a range of features and capabilities that can streamline workflows, improve communication with clients, and simplify compliance processes. In this guide, we will answer […]

SSO for RIAs and financial advisors: A primer on security and efficiency

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In the wealth management industry, maintaining client trust and confidentiality is paramount. As more and more registered investment advisors (RIAs) and financial advisors move to digital platforms, preserving these values becomes a delicate balancing act: RIAs and financial advisors must ensure both accessibility and security. Single sign-on (SSO) solutions are the answer to this equation. […]

Safeguarding RIA communications: Understanding data loss prevention trigger words

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In the world of wealth management, communication is key. As registered investment advisors (RIAs) and financial advisors, your primary job is to ensure that investors and clients have the necessary information to make sound financial decisions. However, with the rise of cyberthreats and data breaches, it has become increasingly crucial to safeguard sensitive communications from […]

RIA security: Comparing Microsoft 365 Business Basic and Microsoft 365 E5

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Why E5 is a step above Business Basic Business Basic vs. E5: Which is the right fit for RIAs? When it comes to the security needs of registered investment advisors (RIAs), there’s no room for compromise. As an RIA, you handle sensitive financial information and your clients trust you to keep their data secure. That’s […]

Microsoft Authenticator: The secure choice for RIAs and financial advisors

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In the fast-paced world of wealth management, where every moment counts, the idea of adding an extra layer to your login process might seem like an inconvenience. Yet, this seemingly small security precaution could be the very shield that safeguards your registered investment advisory (RIA) or financial advisory firm’s sensitive information. Multifactor authentication (MFA) is […]