Category: Business Development

5 posts categorized as "Business Development"


Why Every RIA Needs a Data Analyst

March 17, 2020

From social media giants to your local grocery store, these days everyone is looking to gather and use client data to run their businesses better— and your RIA should be no exception.  Any RIA not incorporating analytics into the development of its business processes and client experience will be quickly left behind.  However, for you…

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Operational Excellence Drives Sales Growth

February 11, 2020

There is a friction that commonly exists within many organizations, and it occurs between the sales department and the back-office operations department.  Both feel underappreciated by the other – Operations thinks Sales doesn’t realize that no product or service could be delivered to clients without their hard work; Sales thinks no one would even have…

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What is Advisors’ Time Worth?

December 12, 2019

Following the success of our COO white paper and personal enjoyment of interviewing the profiled COOs at the end of 2018, we at PFI Advisors declared 2019 to be “The Year of the COO.”  We launched our COO Roundtable podcast in January and have spent the entire year speaking with advisors about the benefits professional…

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Don’t Charge for Reporting On Outside Assets

July 16, 2019

Advisors looking to grow their business must constantly grapple with client acquisition costs. As advisors struggle to differentiate themselves and the services they offer, many have concluded that providing a higher touch to existing clients and working to gain a larger percentage of their investable assets is a more profitable way to grow, rather than…

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Tough Sales Love for RIAs

May 24, 2016

Envestnet was kind enough to invite me to participate in a panel discussion last week at their Advisor Summit in Chicago.  The topic was “Growing Your Firm’s Top Line Through The Headwinds.” I arrived to the session with prepared remarks in line with our M&A support services, as well as our operations and technology consulting…

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