About the WealthManagement.com 2020 Wealthies Circle
The Wealthies Circle is a unique gateway to the WealthManagement.com 2020 Industry Awards program. It’s home to this year’s finalist and winner initiatives and related content; serves as the entryway to our Live Virtual Awards Event taking place on September 10th; and is the pathway to registering for and attending the Wealthies Digital Forums launching on September 24th paneled by finalist company executives and attended by advisors nationwide.
More than 150 companies were finalists this year, and on the Wealthies Circle you’ll find finalist initiatives, company profiles, contact details and current resources including white papers, webinars, audio and other content. Each of these “Best of the Best” initiatives was designed to help financial advisors build better practices and more effectively serve their clients. You may wish to consider these programs and tools as you evaluate new sources to help you manage your practice and grow your business. Plan to visit the Wealthies Circle often throughout 2020-2021 for content updates from this year’s finalists and winners.
The Virtual Awards Event section will be used as the link to the Winners announcements on September 10th, and provide supporting information about our sponsors and promotion for our finalists.
The Wealthies Forums are live, interactive panel discussions scheduled during 2020-2021 covering the current state and future direction of technology, asset management, practice management and marketing. More information on topics and registration can be found on the Wealthies Circle.
Now in its 6th year, the WealthManagement.com Industry Awards program recognizes the outstanding companies, individuals and organizations that make a real difference in the daily activities of financial advisors. More than 200 companies submitted 625 nominations in 2020 – a testament to the value that firms place in the awards as a way to enhance their reputation, increase their brand recognition and set their organization apart from the competition.
Includes initiative summaries, company profiles, contact details and current resources such as white papers, webinars, audio and other content links. These “Best of the Best” initiatives are designed to help financial advisors build better practices and more effectively serve their clients. You may want to consider these programs and tools as you evaluate new sources for your organization. Information will be updated throughout 2020-2021.
Live, interactive events paneled by executives at finalists and winner companies who have joined the Wealthies Circle – attended by and promoted to our 435,000 actively engaged community of advisors and planners.
For panel participation and sponsorship information:
Initially developed for advisors in Australia, Practifi is a business management platform that helps financial advisors unify their disparate tools, strengthen relationships with their customers, and grow their business. For more information, visit practifi.com and follow @practifi on Twitter.
We aspire to be the gold standard for boutique independent firms. Since 1982, Prospera has been a steadfast partner for independent financial professionals seeking full-service, boutique independent broker dealer expertise and support. Through our advisors, we provide clients with a superior menu of investment choices, leading-edge technology, indispensable financial tools, expert investment planning and advice, and personalized service. Named Broker Dealer of the Year by Investment Advisor Magazine in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, and 2019, we are consistently recognized as a top 10 player in home-office-to-staff ratio, retention rate and average production per rep. Built by advisors for advisors, the Prospera experience inspires passion, fosters independence, and supports financial advisors in achieving Success-their way.
Broker/Dealers (Fewer Than 1,000 Advisors): Service
Fundamental Behaviors Service Program
To help further build on our culture of personalized service, Prospera identified 28 fundamental behaviors that guide our employees’ everyday actions. These fundamentals describe the behaviors that our teams can do in their daily work lives to help achieve our aspiration of being the gold standard for boutique independent firms. From “investing in relationships” to “practicing blameless problem-solving” to “embracing change and growth”, each fundamental behavior is reinforced in our weekly huddles and monthly staff meetings where we discuss ways to manifest them in our interactions with each other and with our clients. The firm’s website and presentations to potential new advisors has a dedicated section for these fundamental behaviors that our staff follows, helping us embody our values and culture.
Broker/Dealers (Fewer Than 1,000 Advisors): Technology
COREngine Advisor Platform
COREngine, built in the Salesforce.com environment, offers a modern, secure and mobile advisor platform. This flexible platform, the first of its kind to integrate and leverage the Wells Fargo Clearing Services APIs for new account opening and service requests, is organized around the client relationship and allows for a cohesive experience between the clearing platform and the independent advisor platform. The platform allows everything from logging client notes from anywhere at any time (including speech to text technology), to integrations with auto-form filling, e-signature and email task and event syncing. COREngine also allows for various prospecting capabilities, including a pipeline prospecting tool and ‘process manager’, which allows advisors and their team to systemize repeatable processes and track progress- again, from anywhere at any time.
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