Insights

Phishing Awareness Training is More Important Than Ever

By Phil Coniglio, Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer / It seems that every time you read the news, another organization has suffered a data breach. One of the most effective ways for attackers to gain unauthorized access to an organization is through a phishing attack. Verizon recently shared its 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR).  After examining over 5,000 confirmed breaches, Verizon found that phishing remains one of the...

Published: October 12, 2021

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Your Annual Financial Practice Checkup

By Jim Perhacs, Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer / When at-home and work priorities are constantly shifting, especially during summer and back-to-school months, it can be easy to overlook what’s happening in the office. Much like you schedule regular checkups at the doctor or maintenance on a car, we recommend an annual financial practice checkup. The Private Advisor Group team sat down with our Chief Operating Officer, Jim Perhacs,...

Published: September 2, 2021

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So, We Meet Again: Going Back to the Office

By Anne Mortera, Director of Advisor Growth & Engagement / In 2021, more than 25% of the American workforce is expected to continue to work remotely[1] – but many are starting to phase back into the days of commuting, being in a physical office space again, and business travel is starting to pick up. As we inch closer to returning to the office, select professions like financial services, where many...

Published: July 28, 2021

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Independence…Choices, Choices, Choices.

By Verne Marble, Director of Business Development / The taste of freedom and flexibility the world experienced as a result of working from home during the pandemic has many financial advisors wondering “what’s next” for them in their professional journeys. If you are an advisor considering going independent, you’re probably asking the question, “Which business structure is better, starting my own Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), “tucking-in” to an...

Published: June 25, 2021

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The Constantly Evolving Cyber Threat Landscape

By Phil Coniglio, Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer / As financial professionals, every day your computer, your network, and your employees enter the cyber battlefield against an ever-growing and more sophisticated army of cybercriminals. Their goal is ultimately to make a quick buck. And, those bucks can easily become six figures in a matter of just a few clicks. If they can’t get your money easily, they’ll gladly take...

Published: May 27, 2021

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How to Choose the Right RIA Firm

By Karen Hayes, Relationship Manager - Recruiting / Going independent doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. In fact, many financial advisors opt to join an established RIA firm instead of taking on the challenges associated with setting up and running their own independent practice. When you work for an RIA firm, you’re able to leverage that firm’s existing infrastructure, resources, processes, and even brand power to...

Published: October 28, 2020

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