Category: Adviser Resources

Financial Services: We Can Learn from the Music Industry’s Evolution

David Lyon, founder and CEO of Oranj, is a former financial adviser turned fintech innovator. His career path also includes a stint in the music industry where he worked in a management role for Live Nation. In this informative video, David talks about the financial services industry – and what we can learn from the music industry. Watch this 10 minute video to get a better understanding of the forces that will be impacting your financial advisory business now and in the coming years.

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White Paper: Digital DNA 2.0

The financial advice industry has seen seismic shifts over the past decade that have changed the very fabric of what it means to invest. Technology has been, and continues to be, a major driver of change in the industry.

However, all technology is not created equal – and neither are the benefits it can bring to advisers, institutions, and the investors they serve.

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To Succeed in 2018, New Financial Advisers Need to Invest in Technology

The future of financial advisers is bright: The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects demand for advisers to grow at a rapid clip as savvier clients search for the best approaches to money management. Of course, becoming a financial adviser involves a significant investment in yourself through education, licensing, and building relationships. Newly minted advisers need to quickly understand the role technology investment can play in their practices.Continue Reading…

The Case for Free Fintech Software

The old saying “you get what you pay for” isn’t always true, especially when it comes to technology applications for the financial services industry. Independent financial advisers shouldn’t automatically dismiss free software as inferior to paid solutions. Continue Reading…

Technology Sector Discussion with Marsico Funds

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Brandon Geisler, Portfolio Manager with Marsico Funds, recently visited the Oranj office here in Chicago to discuss his perspective on the technology sector. Watch the video above to hear Brandon and David Lyon, Oranj CEO, as they cover trends within the technology space to keep an eye on, what advisers should be looking out for, and what the market may have in store for us in the future.

Three Ways to Generate Valuable Prospect Leads

Although there has been much media coverage in recent years about the decline of referral marketing as the primary source of growth for financial advisory practices, referrals are critical for ensuring the success of independent advisers’ businesses.

When a client feels their adviser is making a meaningful effort to understand and serve them, they are more likely to recommend their advisor to others. A positive client experience is essential to positive word of mouth.Continue Reading…

Steering Clients Through Market Volatility

One of the most powerful advantages financial advisors has over robo advisory platforms is also the most obvious—being human. “The human touch” is more than just an expression in today’s wealth management industry, especially during periods of severe market volatility, like what we witnessed in early February.Continue Reading…

White Paper: Shifting Economics of Adviser Technology

Financial technology has been slow to adopt the free software model that drives much of the digital world. Utilities that you use every day – email, document clouds, social networks – are completely free. Why should the digital tools required to run your practice be any different?

We’ve dug deep into these shifting economics and uncovered how advisers can reduce their overhead to pull ahead of the pack.

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3 Tips to Help Advisers Engage Better with Prospects

Just as independent financial advisers need to provide clients with the personalized experience they want in order to keep their business, advisers have to engage with prospects on the latter’s terms in order to convert them to clients. Understandably, advisers want to put their best foot forward during discussions with prospects, but not all prospects want to peruse the same materials, nor do all prospects possess the same understanding of the nuances of financial advice and planning.
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The Hidden Cost of Portfolio Rebalancing

As many advisers know, portfolio rebalancing and optimization has many benefits for their clients. Investors’ portfolios can stay on track, reallocated due to changes in goals or risk tolerance, and even save money through tax efficient investment decisions.
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