Vaccine schedulers – SCAM OF THE MONTH

May 6th, 2021

Each month, we highlight REAL examples of tactics criminals are using RIGHT NOW to take advantage of you and your colleagues. We hope this will better prepare you when the next scam hits.

Marcie had been waiting patiently for her chance to get the Covid-19 vaccine.

Check your RIA’s Cloud Security Score

April 29th, 2021

As a registered investment adviser (RIA), you must protect the data and privacy of your clients. It’s not only an ethical obligation but also a professional one — RIA firms are required to have internal controls and programs that keep client data secure and compliant with federal securities laws.

Staying SEC-compliant with Microsoft’s email archiving

April 26th, 2021

SEC compliance is a critical aspect of any RIA practice in the United States. Failing to adhere to these rules can result in fines or other harsher penalties, so it’s important for financial services companies to make sure their information system is capable of meeting such stringent requirements.

Is your RIA setting up a satellite office? Here are some IT tips you need to know

March 31st, 2021

Remote working is a rising trend in the US RIA industry today. Many financial services and investment management companies are growing or expanding their operations or staff are permanently looking to work from home. Satellite offices are becoming more common, as many businesses have learned that remote and hybrid-office arrangements are productive, cost-effective, and support their growth plans.

Comparing Microsoft Azure and Amazon WorkSpaces for RIAs

March 26th, 2021

RIAs benefit greatly from a reliable cloud infrastructure. It gives your RIA the flexibility and security you need to be successful and compliant. Microsoft has long been the industry standard - and for good reason. Azure is packed with features and security that RIAs demand.

Real-time collaboration with Microsoft 365

March 22nd, 2021

In the RIA industry, effective team collaboration dictates success. Teams that work well together are more productive and profitable than lone wolves and fragmented squads. Working with tools that facilitate effective collaboration help maintain high levels of work quality and customer service, which helps RIAs become the sought-after investment advisors they aim to be.

IM archiving and compliance tips for RIAs

February 17th, 2021

Today’s RIAs are always on the go, so they rely more than ever on the convenience of chat apps to stay in touch with clients and colleagues. This is critical because sometimes responding in a timely manner spells the difference between investment success and failure.

Biometrics authentication for data security at your RIA

January 29th, 2021

Data loss is a bigger concern than ever nowadays, as cyberattackers are getting creative with their breaches and exploits. So it’s a smart choice to add layers of security — such as biometrics authentication — to make your data as difficult as possible to steal.

A Look at Microsoft Office Delve

January 29th, 2021

Many small- and medium-sized RIAs have started using Microsoft 365 to enhance their processes and productivity. This means the amount of data created by Microsoft 365 is growing, posing some challenges in tracking connections and information. This is where the Office Delve feature comes in handy.