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Are you a good candidate for outsourcing? Part 1

Will outsourcing PortfolioCenter work for you?

If you are reading this, you’re probably tired of hiring and training yet another person on PortfolioCenter.  Or you've run out of time to handle the program yourself.  Or you're starting your own practice and need to offload some of the necessary … [Read More...]

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Common Interface Error Messages

Posting some transactions in your interface may produce an error.  Here are some of the most common interface error messages and suggestions for how to handle them. Photo used here under Flickr Creative Commons. … [Read More...]

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Schwab statement changes: what you need to know

Starting with the July 2016 statements (mailed in August 2016), Schwab will send monthly statements only for accounts where there is "qualifying activity". Otherwise they will send quarterly statements. You should be prepared for clients to call … [Read More...]

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Aloca (AA) spinoff Arconic (ARNC)

On November 1, 2016, Alcoa Inc became two companies.  The original Arcon shares (AA) became Arconic Inc (ARNC).  Then ARNC spun off a new company, Alcoa Corp (AA). Great news for investors, but a headache for PortfolioCenter users. Because the new … [Read More...]

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Billing Client Accounts to the Client’s Greatest Benefit

The complexity and progressive nature of our tax system offers a host of different types of savings accounts which are all taxed differently. Because they are all treated differently, investment managers can bring clients greater savings by carefully … [Read More...]

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SEC Audit: How to save your fee file

During the last two SEC Audits I "enjoyed" with my managers, the SEC Auditors requested a spreadsheet containing the "value of each client's account at end of period that was used for purposes of calculating its advisory fee for the most recent … [Read More...]

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How to install PortfolioCenter

Installing PortfolioCenter is fairly straightforward, but what if your client database is not called "PortfolioCenter"?  Perhaps you're merging businesses with another manager or you outsource PortfolioCenter and your database is called something … [Read More...]

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