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Kathy Crowley

With over 10 years of experience in software sales and FinTech, Kathy spends her days sharing the incredible value of Junxure with advisory firms. You may have seen her at conferences at the Junxure booth or recognize her voice from webinars. Having past experience as a CRM administrator, Kathy knows the important decision that your firm is making when choosing a CRM and is driven to ensure you have all the information you need. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to helping firms recognize the need for a CRM and how our solution can be the best choice for them.

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CRM  |  Financial Advisors  |  Junxure  |  Technology  |  Wealth Management Technology

The cost of Client Relationship Management (CRM) software for financial advisors

zAs a financial advisor, you take pride in how you’ve cultivated deep relationships with your clients. But in a new reality where it is difficult to meet in person, you’re naturally concerned about how to maintain those connections. The right Client Relationship Management (CRM) technology system can not only help you stay connected to clients during this global pandemic, it can strengthen your ability to personalize your client service and help you win new business. Streamlining workflows makes it simpler to stay in touch with clients, while automating tasks frees advisors to concentrate on the conversations that clients value most. A CRM aids the advisor at every step, from discovering prospects to supporting existing clients and improving contact management. But how much does CRM technology cost? What are some factors to consider beyond the cost?

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Digital Tools  |  Financial Advisors  |  Junxure CRM  |  Technology  |  Wealth Management

How financial advisors can seamlessly integrate email into their CRM

Think about it for a minute, how much does your business rely on email communication?  Email has become such an important method for business communication. It’s accessible, fast, cheap and private - plus, it can be easily replicated and stored.  I’ve actually had an email account since I was in the second grade. That’s the norm these days, elementary-aged kids are using email to communicate with teachers and collaborate with friends on class projects.   According to statistics more than half of the global population now uses email - 3.9 billion people have active email accounts. In comparison, there are 3.5 billion social media users worldwide.  Since building strong relationships is a core element of providing financial advice, a financial advisor Client Relationship Management (CRM) system should support email functionality.  It’s no wonder that financial advisors are thrilled with Junxure®’s latest integration with Office 365. 

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AdvisorEngine  |  Financial Advisors  |  Technology  |  Wealth Management  |  Wealth Management Technology

How financial advisors can modernize delivering financial advice

Wealth management is an ever-changing environment. Evolving technologies are rapidly changing the ways investors access investment products and receive financial advice. This paradigm is challenging the business models of long-established advisory firms and providing opportunities for competitors. New experiences and technology are changing industries across the board. 

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Financial Advisors  |  Junxure CRM  |  Technology  |  Wealth Management

Choosing and implementing new technology within your financial advisory firm

Over the course of my career, I’ve had the opportunity to talk to literally thousands of companies and financial advisory firms about technology - especially in my current role selling CRM software. Technology is powerful. Technology can make or break user experience. Technology can reduce costs associated with data capture and analysis. Technology can increase advisor productivity. Technology can free up time so you can focus on deepening client relationships. Who wouldn’t want that?  While choosing new technology is one thing, implementing it is another. Neither should be done without careful consideration. 

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Financial Advisors  |  Junxure CRM  |  Technology  |  Wealth Management

The 4 most overlooked CRM features every financial advisor needs

Are you maximizing the benefits of your Client Relationship Management (CRM) tools?  CRM and the customer experience is arguably the most powerful tool in the advisor-client relationship. Advisors spend more minutes of the day on CRM than any other part of the value chain. There are several features every advisory firm should be maximizing for top return on investment (ROI). By utilizing the following key CRM components, you can deliver best-in-class service – most of these factors occasionally get overlooked:

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AdvisorEngine  |  Financial Advisors  |  Junxure CRM  |  Sarah Thomas  |  Wealth Management  |  Women in Wealth Management

Tips for women in wealth management: How Sarah Thomas broke the glass ceiling in the NFL

Growing up as a multiple sport athlete, I really never had an appreciation for the umpires and referees. That is, until I went to college, where I had the opportunity to work in the intramural department. All of a sudden, I was on the other side. I was the one calling the strikes, balls and fouls – making judgment calls.   Wow! What an eye opener, I certainly gained a new level of respect for those that hold that position as a career. As I reflect back on that period of time, the stress of making the right calls and the added pressure of being a female in that role - I can’t help but think of Sarah Thomas. Sarah changed the game in the world’s most quintessential male-dominated sport – football - when she became the first female NFL official. Now she’s inspiring others to dream big and believe anything is possible.

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