By HK Bain, CEO Digitech Systems, Inc.
Have you seen an upswing in the number of records you are managing in your brokerage? Described by economists as the "Great Recession," the economic downturn that occurred during 2008 and 2009 has indelibly changed the way Americans
respond to investing and retirement planning. We are
more thorough in vetting options and cautious about
risky choices, and we are balancing our portfolios with
more conservative options. Our changing habits have
impacted the brokers and securities dealers who help
us manage our investments.
This economic downturn did not equate with a downturn
in the complexity of tracking wealth management records, however. "We did not experience the recession in our business," says Fran Eppy, Director of Operations at Eppy Financial Group. Fran points out that changing habits have increased investor interaction with brokers and dealers resulting in more communications records than ever before. Each of these records has to be maintained in a records archive and made accessible based on regulations issued by the
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
ECM technologies help manage the pressures of
records management and retention for securities firms
and brokerages. Cloud-based ECM systems are especially
well-suited to organizations with branch offices in
multiple locations and for those with limited IT resources.
Implementation is quick, offering wealth management
companies the opportunity to get control of records
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