SmartRIA Gets an Elegant New Look and Feel

SmartRIA’s development team has been working for months on refreshing the look and feel of our software. These changes make using the software a more pleasant experience, and the branding is also more in line with the company’s public website. While the changes are only “skin deep,” there are some big ideas that went into […]

How to Train Your Team on New RIA Compliance Tech

Bringing on new tech for RIA compliance can be a major undertaking on top of handling the constantly-updated compliance regulations a firm must navigate. Usually any new tech is software of some kind to help make compliance easier to handle. But once you have new tech selected from a vendor, there’s another huge task. The […]

Awesome Compliance Software: Mission Accomplished

Since our inception in 2016, SmartRIA’s mission has been to be the best software company in the world at simplifying compliance for wealth managers. It’s a tall order, but one that we believe is incredibly important, as wealth managers have significant regulatory burdens that need to be made achievable, while also ensuring the regulations’ purpose […]

Why You Should Invest in Compliance Software

Compliance. It’s tedious, complex, and confusing, especially with regulatory changes and at least yearly changes in exam focus. However, compliance is essential to the success of your firm. Investing in compliance software will save you time, money, and stress in the long run. Choosing the correct solution is important to get the most out of […]

Cybersecurity & You: The Care and Keeping of your Cyber Compliance 

Physical robberies of financial institutions are becoming less common, but cyber attacks are only getting more common. Today, everyone understands that protecting your clients and company is paramount to staying in any financial services game. However, most decision makers of financial institutions don’t know where to start. Fortunately, the SEC has given some guidelines on […]

Software to Replace Your Investment Advisor Compliance Checklist
SS&C’s Black Diamond Wealth Platform and SmartRIA Announce Integration Partnership to Streamline Compliance Surveillance

SmartRIA today announced an integration with SS&Cs’ Black Diamond Wealth Platform to significantly streamline the surveillance of compliance activities for well-established RIA firms. The direct connection between the two systems allows RIA firms to use Black Diamond data within SmartRIA. The shared data creates a 360-degree view of client households, which facilitates surveillance of mission […]

Compliance Budgets Up by 9%, But CCOs Say The Real Cost is Time
Compliance Budgets Up by 9%, But CCOs Say the Real Cost is Time

It’s been a disappointing year for those who thought the new administration would quickly roll back regulations and oversight in the financial industry, including state and SEC compliance for Registered Investment Advisors. This time last year, some RIAs were hoping to decrease their compliance budgets and apply those dollars to other efforts. Contrary to expectations, […]

Manage More Clients in Less Time with This RIA Software Tool
Manage More Clients in Less Time with this RIA Software Tool

Working  as a RIA compliance consultant, you need to account for every step of the process, including new client on-boarding, compliance tasks, document storage, and employee management, to audit preparation. You’ll also encounter last-minute items that constantly get added to your checklist. If you’re not using an RIA software solution that makes your job easier, faster, […]

Tools for RIA Compliance Consultants
3 Tools for RIA Compliance Consultants

When you’re an RIA compliance consultant, chances are you’ve got more than one job title. In a small business especially, you might also serve as the company CEO, CCO, accountant, social media administrator, human resources representative, or office manager. To perform any or all of these duties well, you need easy-t0-use tools for RIA compliance […]