Financial services firms handle a high volume of high-value transactions, many of which contain sensitive information, including social security numbers, account numbers, personal information and more. That’s why it’s distressing that, despite its myriad regulations, the banking and financial services industry falls victim to more fraud cases each year than any other industry, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Firms and chief security officers must look for surer methods to safeguard their data and the clients they serve.
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E-signature company will promote partnership with Pershing at Technology Tools for Today (T3) 2014, a major industry event broker-dealers
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—February 5, 2014—SIGNiX, the leading provider of secure digital signatures, today announced that it will exhibit at Technology Tools for Today’s 2014 Conference from February 10-12, where it will showcase its significant new partnership with Pershing.
Take a look around: the faces—and needs—of the affluent population are changing. Greater diversity, emerging sources of wealth and other new dynamics require advisors to keep up. How can an advisor avoid becoming obsolete? To attract and retain the most valuable affluent clients in the coming decades, advisors need to recognize the changing dynamics of affluence and adapt accordingly. A report issued by Pershing LLC, Investor of the Future: The Quest for Tomorrow’s Affluent Clients Starts Today, is based on a study commissioned by Pershing and offers a glimpse at what today’s affluent client base looks like, gauges advisors’ perceptions of the broader market and predicts which clients may be most influential in shaping advisors’ businesses in the future.
Most of your clients probably have a picture of retirement that goes something like this—golf, beaches, vacations, relaxation. In fact, retirement portfolios usually focus on generating income to enjoy during the golden years. But as more Baby Boomers age and retire, Joseph Coughlin, and expert from MIT, says the longevity landscape is evolving, and portfolio construction strategies need to change with it.
Financial advisors need to be careful when considering an e-signature vendor. The vendor doesn't just need to meet your needs for convenience, but the service should also produce documents that will be legally valid forever. Here are seven key factors to consider when you look for an e-signature provider.
Electronic signatures have been considered legal in the United States since 2000. But financial advisors also have to worry about complex compliance issues. Broker-dealers thinking of adopting electronic signatures need to ensure that the technology they choose is SEC/FINRA compliant.