The Great Compression

As an aftermath of the Great Recession of 2008, interest rates effectively went to 0% and stayed that way for almost the next 10 years.  After a recent period where rates have risen, we again are returning to a 0% interest rate environment.  This new environment has created a significant challenge for all broker-dealers who… READ MORE

New Podcast: Clearing Platform Selection and Implementation

The analysis to decide if it’s best to invest in your current platform or consider a different path should not be ignored or pushed too far into the future. In this week’s episode of Oyster Stew, Part 2 of a 3, Managing Director Pete McAteer discusses what you should do after you’ve identified any gaps… READ MORE

Managing the Clearing Platform Transition Process

Transitioning your platform can be a vital component of making sure your firm is successful for many years to come. Managing your firm’s platform transition is a significant undertaking that will impact most areas of your business. Consistency of communication with your leadership, employees and vendors is just one part of a very complex process…. READ MORE