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Folio Institutional finds its winning formula for RIA custody in specialized trading technology

Ability to allow advisors purchases of partial shares has applications in 401(k), model portfolios and investments in Berkshire Hathaway

Author Brooke Southall January 21, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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Greg Vigrass: We have some pretty rabid fans.

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Stephen Winks

Stephen Winks

June 12, 2017 — 9:48 PM
The industry's evolution custody services is changing as evidenced by the shrinking of trade execution cost. How much a RIA recruit contributes to the custodians trading desk profits and ancillary services will determine the economic viability of the custodian. The presumption that trading cost will be profit center rather than a cost center to be minimized is germane to whether the RIA is acting as an advisor or broker. If they are acting as an advisor there is great pressure to minimize trading cost in the client's best interest as is the case with institutional investors. Thus, leadership in the RIA channel is more determined by ancillary services than trade execution. Disruption is sure to follow. SCW

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