Forget To Mention They Added Cash to the Account?

Do Your Clients Deposit Money into their Brokerage Accounts and Not Tell You? Clients do not always provide the same information flow that they may expect of their investment advisors. Events may change the impetus for a financial plan and investment decisions are...
Unified Managed Accounts (UMAs)

Unified Managed Accounts (UMAs)

UMAs are the Modern Day Evolution of Brokerage Account Structures Unified Managed Accounts (‘UMAs’) are the result of an industry that originated with brokers opening commission-based accounts with no access to third party managers which then migrated to SMAs with...

Product TAMPs vs. Platform TAMPs

Limited by Your Strategy Selection? Many firms these days call themselves turnkey asset management platforms (‘TAMPs’) but beneath the name there are ‘product’ TAMPs and ‘platform’ TAMPS. The difference? With a ‘product’ version, almost all the strategies are theirs...

Four Characteristics of a Strong TAMP

The acronym ‘TAMP’ (Turnkey Asset Management Platform) is used freely across the financial industry, denoting an investment platform used to facilitate and streamline investment operations. The proliferation of the term, TAMP, has been spurred by the several different...

Diversification

SMArtX INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES Access to a diversified range of non-correlated investment strategies can be key for larger firms to cater to their extensive, and often sophisticated, client base. Smaller RIAs limited by a reduced sample size of investment strategies...

Achieving Scale

SMArtX INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES A key element to any growing firm is the ability to effectively scale current operations and output. Failure to do so can result in decreasing product quality, deteriorating customer service, and overall loss of business. Fortunately for...