Asset Managers

Are you doing all you can to protect your data properly?

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Cybercrime continues to be a very serious problem in the financial industry. The number and sophistication of malicious attacks has increased over the last few years and is not expected to slow down anytime soon. While the latest OCIE alert shows a marked increase in overall cybersecurity preparedness and awareness by advisors and broker-dealers, there are still areas where firms are failing. This white paper details our observations in the field and provides real-world guidance to the security issues advisors and broker-dealers are facing on a daily basis.

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Not all Clouds are Equal: Demystifying the ‘Public Vs. Private’ Debate

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Is the Cloud Secure Enough to Support a Wealth Management Firm’s Critical Company Information?

Different clouds do different things. As such, choosing the right approach to the cloud can have a significant impact, both short- and long-term on a wealth management firm’s business.

Ask a wealth management colleague to define “the cloud” and you are likely to get a vague response. Even among IT experts the term “the cloud” can have different meanings. And despite the fact that cloud computing has become the IT norm, questions remain about its security remain.  The truth is not all clouds are equal in infrastructure and in management.  This white paper is for wealth management professionals who seek to understand “the cloud” and how these technologies can support their overall business goals.

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SaaS and You: How to Safeguard your Client Data in the Cloud

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Are Your SaaS Applications Safe?

If your firm is like most modern wealth management firms, you use a variety of business and financial software packages, many of them “in the cloud.” Unfortunately, security controls vary significantly from one SaaS provider to the next.

Therefore, you need to make certain the providers you share your client data with have invested in state-of- the-art security measures. All it takes is one cyber breach with the vendor directly or a company the vendor contracts with to put your firm at risk. Read our white paper to learn what to look for when selecting SaaS vendors, as well as additional security measures you should implement to protect your firm.

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Third Party Due Diligence Webinar, How Secure is Your Client Data?

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What should you expect from your third-party software providers, SaaS Vendors?

The SEC, FINRA and other regulators have increased expectations of RIAs and broker-dealers – with cyber security and disaster recovery top of their list. Increased regulatory scrutiny and the proliferation of hacking attempts on the financial services sector makes the selection and ongoing validation of third-party software vendors increasingly important to your firm.  Read More

RIA Learns the Ropes of Asset Management

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Three years ago, Massachusetts-based RIA First National, and External IT client, added an asset management unit to its $375 million wealth management business. With a little more than $1 million in out-of-pocket assets to get the firm’s tactical ETF strategy off the ground, First National has since grown to oversee more than $13.9 million in total client assets.

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External IT Webinar Expert Panel Roadmap

Expert Panel: Set your firm’s technology road-map to enable growth and compliance.

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Join experts from Microsoft®, Nexus Strategy and External IT in a lively dialogue on building the future financial services firm using compliant cloud technologies and Office 365.  

Technology is increasingly becoming the main driver of enhanced practice management and how firms are able to differentiate themselves. Building a firm that’s going to thrive in the future means taking advantage of significant technological innovations available today.

Learning Objectives:

  • The difference between compliant and regular Cloud platforms
  • How External IT + Office 365 is changing the way people work, share and communicate
  • The benefits of cloud vs in-house for RIAs, Broker-Dealers and Asset Managers
  • How a cloud solution is supported – locally and remotely

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