We are thrilled to be hosting our first ever user group meeting later this year. Impact 2017 will be held in Minneapolis, MN, November 7-8, and registration is now open! Impact 2017 is exclusively for IFS clients and financial services executives who are interested in increasing efficiencies and creating better client experiences with the IFS platform. At Impact 2017, you'll have the opportunity to:
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If you're attending the American Fraternal Alliance Spring Symposium next week, let us know! Roy Goodart and Scott Hunter will be representing IFS and discussing how expedite is helping fraternal organizations modernize their document delivery.
Last week, several members of our team had the opportunity to attend IRI Ops & Tech in New Orleans. We had a great time connecting with old and new friends, hearing about the latest trends and updates in the retirement income industry, and learning about IRI’s current and upcoming initiatives.
We are looking forward to IRI Ops & Tech in New Orleans, in just a few weeks. If you're attending the event, plan on attending our breakfast session on Thursday May 4 with Randy Barnes and Travis Champion. The session is titled "A World of Pure Automation: The Golden Ticket for the Future of the Retirement Income Industry." We'll present the session twice, once at 7:30 am and another at 8:10 am. We promise we'll make it worth waking up so early! See below for details on our session:
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IFS is excited to be a sponsor for the Technology Tools for Today Enterprise Conference, one of the largest gatherings of broker dealers to explore technology and enterprise solutions. If you'll be in Las Vegas next week for the conference next week, be sure to come by our exhibit at Booth 221 to learn about IFS's new offerings for DOL compliance and our proven automation solutions for onboarding, account maintenance, asset movement and managed accounts.
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Earlier this week, we announced the launch of our DOL Advisor Toolkit, a comprehensive solution for advisors to manage compliance with the DOL fiduciary rule. The toolkit includes a variety of features including account reviews, dynamic dashboards and client communication tools. Most importantly, the DOL Advisor Toolkit enables advisors to automate and execute a number of compliance actions such as executing disclosures, converting accounts or closing accounts. Ultimately, the DOL Advisor Toolkit enables advisors to gain a holistic view of their book of business and take a proactive approach towards compliance and help advisors select the products that make the most sense for them.
Each year, the IFS team tries to support at least one charity organization in the Davidson-LKN area to support through a donation drive. This summer, we decided to hold a Back To School-themed supply drive for one of our favorite Davidson-based organizations, the Ada Jenkins Center. The Ada Jenkins Center has a program called LEARN Works, which provides academic support and enrichment to local children who need it most. You can learn more about their great mission here. LEARN Works has provided academic development and personal growth for first through eighth graders for over 15 years.
Money movement is one of the most frequent requests for advisors and financial services firms. Between ACHs, ACATs, check disbursements, distributions, journals, wires and more, brokerage and wealth firms process millions of transactions each year. So, why is one of the most critical, common processes considered mundane instead of an opportunity to serve and impress clients?
Earlier this month, several members of the IFS team had the opportunity to attend SIFMA’s Annual Operations Conference & Exhibition in Miami Beach, Florida. Not only did our team members get a healthy dose of sunshine, but they also enjoyed numerous educational sessions and panels on the latest operations and technology trends in financial services. Although it was difficult to choose, here are our top highlights from this year’s event:
At last week’s 43rd annual SIFMA Operations Conference & Exhibition in Miami Beach, FL, Randy Barnes, our Director of Product Management had the opportunity to present with our friends at Thomson Reuters on delivering operational excellence. Randy’s portion of the presentation focused on delivering cost-effective operational excellence through straight-through-processing and client onboarding, while other members of the panel discussed exception capture and remediation and shared services.