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7 Sep
2017

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Chris Monaco

What’s up With That? The DOL Fiduciary Rule Delay

It’s been quite some time since we directly discussed the status and fate of the DOL’s fiduciary rule. A lot has changed over the past eight months, particularly due to the policy positions of President Trump’s administration, and yet, as the DOL and the SEC make decisions on the massively complex regulation, much of the…

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31 Aug
2017

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Chris Monaco

Why Financial Services Firms Should Attend Seismic Shift

On October 2 hundreds of Seismic customers will converge on downtown San Diego for Seismic Shift, the annual three-day conference for platform best practices, new product announcements, and networking. But you already knew that, and you want to go, but first, you have to sell the dream. We get it, which is why the following…

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13 Jul
2017

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Chris Monaco

Wealth Management Trends: Transforming the Client Experience

In June BCG released its 17th annual report on the state of global wealth, what challenges face firms in 2017, how managers need to evolve, and where clients’ digital behaviors are taking the industry. It is a data rich report, providing a benchmark analysis of more than 1,000 performance indicators from a survey of over…

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29 Jun
2017

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Chris Monaco

Women in Finance and the Changes We Want to See

Today marks the start of a new monthly series for this blog, one that focuses on the topics and people advocating for and propelling the advancement of women in finance. Seismic’s Jillian Hughes will be our immersion journalist, relaying her insights, experiences, and discoveries from each panel, dinner, seminar, or cocktail hour related to women…

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1 Jun
2017

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Chris Monaco

Millennials: Redesigning Wealth Management

Believe it or not, it’s been just over a year since this blog looked at the financial and populational growth of Millennials. As it has remained a prevalent topic of discussion for bylines and industry panels alike, Seismic continues to cover Millennials’ characteristically transformative impact on financial services, particularly wealth management. It’s come to an…

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11 May
2017

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Chris Monaco

Content and Communications Technologies in Financial Services: A Webinar

Last week MFEA hosted a webinar featuring Craig Dunham, VP of financial services at Seismic, and Ray Lewis, Global Marketing Communications Manager at Brandes Investment Partners, L.P. The session is entitled “Increasing Marketing’s Efficiency and Effectiveness with Content and Communications Technologies” and its recording is available to MFEA members and non-members. The presentation’s arc consisted…

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13 Apr
2017

Posted by
Chris Monaco

2017 Tech Trends to Watch in Wealth Management

CEB TowerGroup recently released a report on the biggest technological trends occurring within wealth management for 2017. The industry push towards adopting fresh technologies is driven by a culmination of factors like slowing AUM growth, increased regulation, fee compression, and a major shift in client demographics and behavior. Because of these tougher market conditions, pre-tax…

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6 Apr
2017

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Chris Monaco

3 Highlights from Celent’s Innovation & Insight Day

This past Tuesday over three dozen wealth and asset management professionals gathered in Boston to hear from a team of Celent analysts on topics like artificial intelligence, robo-advisors, behavioral traits of Millennials, and the most pressing challenges facing firms today. The symposium’s format consisted of a mix of presentations and panels, with a robust Q&A…

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30 Mar
2017

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Chris Monaco

Three Keys to a Coherent, Consistent Corporate Narrative

Regardless of which space a financial services firm occupies—banking, asset or wealth management—creating, maintaining and disseminating an effective corporate narrative is critical to conveying a coherent, differentiating message to the market—especially one in the midst of a massive transformation—and delivering a consistent level of value and service via the statement’s users—a firm’s employees. The CEB…

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23 Feb
2017

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Chris Monaco

3 Highlights from the T3 Technology Conference

Dozens of vendors and hundreds of attendees gathered for the T3 Advisor Conference in Garden Grove, California, last week. Their mission: to share and gain knowledge on the technologies available to wealth management firms today and what the future could bring, in terms of increased competition and costs, for those who don’t proactively embrace innovation…

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