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Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: Scott Albahary

Thrilling our clients with innovation and impact – it’s not just rhetoric. This belief is instrumental for our clients’ success. In 2018 we announced the first class of Chief Strategists, who provide vision and leadership to help our clients remain competitive. Get to know each of our strategists as they share their unique insights on […]

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Wealth Management: An Industry at a Crossroads

The wealth management industry currently stands at a crossroads that is driving firms to adapt and update business models in order to succeed into the future. Future growth will come less from marketing and rainmakers, and more from your firm’s service model and the ways in which these services are delivered. You will have to […]

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Align Your Business Model with Millennial Values

Build trust by aligning your business model with what Millennial investors value. Millennial investors tend to be confident and independent. They want an adviser to do something they can’t do themselves. Business models – supported by appropriate technologies that include taking the time to understand where Millennial investors are getting their information, what influences their […]

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Consider Maturity, Limitations, and Appropriateness of New Tech

Digital transformation initiatives should also consider the maturity, limitations, and appropriateness of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics technologies. Again, look to other industries for insight. If you believe the automotive pundits, fully autonomous, driverless cars are only months away. Google and Tesla told us they would have fully autonomous cars by 2018; GM planned […]

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A Roadmap for Building Trust With Wealth Management Clients

Wealth management firms are at the dawn of this journey. You should focus on strategies that respond to Millennial behavior and operational excellence throughout the entire client lifecycle. This focus is essential to creating the trust required to make all the complex technology work. If you want your clients to embrace artificial intelligence, machine learning, […]

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The Importance of Building Trust With Wealth Management Clients

In a CNBC interview, MIT professor and Nobel Laureate Robert Merton spoke about the importance of building trust in the wealth management client experience. “What you need to make technology work is to create trust. Technology doesn’t create trust on its own,” Merton said. So, how can you create the trust necessary to ensure that […]

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Wealth Management is Getting Serious About Digital Transformation

Hardly a day goes by without a mention of how to use artificial intelligence, machine learning, mobility, and robo-advice to make wealth managers more relevant to the holy grail of customer segments – Millennials. In a few years, Millennials – who have owned digital devices all their lives – will make up half the world’s […]

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SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization Support

The first thing any investment company must do in response to the new SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization is evaluate its current state of readiness. Chances are you have started a compliance program. However, we can help you understand your gaps, including areas where you need immediate action and longer-term changes to support the program. […]

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SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization Program Challenges

In a new guide, we discuss the background of the SEC’s Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules and the potential effects on individual financial institutions. The snippet below talks about the challenges you can expect when developing a response program. Expect challenges in various areas: Data Availability: All required data elements may not be available internally. […]

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SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization Foundational Work

In a new guide, we discuss the background of the SEC’s Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules and the potential effects on individual financial institutions. The snippet below talks about the foundational work companies should have already completed. By now, you should have a program in place that covers the following work streams: Engage Report Filing […]

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SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization Deadlines

In our new guide, we discuss the background of the SEC’s Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules and the potential effects on individual financial institutions. While you can check out the full guide here, the snippet below shares some of deadlines that the new rules present. Form N-PORT If you are a larger entity with net […]

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Investment Company Reporting Modernization Goals & Expectations

In a new guide, we discuss the background of the SEC’s Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules and the potential effects on individual financial institutions. The snippet below shares the rules’ objectives and expectations. The SEC wants to improve: The quality of information that funds report to the Commission The Commission’s risk monitoring and oversight, examination, […]

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[Guide] SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization

In an effort to increase transparency, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted new rules and amendments, called Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules, which require registered investment companies to modernize their reporting and disclosures. While many investment managers have started their journey towards compliance, others have struggled. The new requirements can be daunting for […]

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[Guide] Improving Insight And Reporting In Wealth Management

Business intelligence (BI) technologies enable wealth management firms to analyze raw data, with the goal of improving decision making, enhancing client relationships, increasing operational efficiency, and adhering to legal and regulatory compliance mandates. A properly designed BI framework can provide financial services companies with a rich, intuitive user interface that enables business users to run […]

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6 Beliefs To Embrace When Building A Business Intelligence Program

There are many considerations when it comes to the development and operation of a business intelligence (BI) program, especially when it is specific to certain sectors of the financial industry like wealth management. Nonetheless, there are several fundamental beliefs wealth management firms should embrace as they pursue their BI efforts: BI is a powerful tool […]

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How To Start A Business Intelligence Program

The process of implementing a business intelligence (BI) program varies based on the scope. A comprehensive, enterprise-wide BI program typically starts with an assessment phase to identify the data domains, systems of record, core data elements, and analytical requirements. Some level of process flow analysis may also be required to understand the origin and usage […]

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How To Tell If You Need A Business Intelligence Program

The ideal candidate for a business intelligence (BI) program is a firm that is seeking greater operational efficiency, increased flexibility and interoperability, better management reporting, mitigation of regulatory or other risks, enhanced transparency, access and support, and the ability to make informed business decisions. It is a firm that believes the investment in operational efficiency, […]

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6 Challenges Of Business Intelligence User Adoption

The business intelligence (BI) industry has been plagued with poor user adoption for years and has a huge failure rate among companies. Here are some of the reasons why. Product is challenging to use: When a BI tool is not designed for business users, such as financial advisors and client associates who are primarily non-technical […]

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6 Benefits Of Business Intelligence

Wealth management firms that have embraced a comprehensive business intelligence (BI) program can: mitigate operational and regulatory challenges across the firm; gain visibility into investment analytics, client relationship management, performance reporting, compliance, and contact management; and generate more comprehensive management and client reports. On the other hand, wealth management firms with a more limited set […]

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Getting Wealth Management Firms Up To Speed

Wealth management firms, like many other financial services industry players, are under increased pressure to get ahead of the competition due to the increased availability of advanced analytics technology and regulatory pressure to effectively manage client portfolios. Data is rapidly becoming every company’s most valuable asset, creating a tremendous opportunity for firms that translate it […]

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