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Tracking Post-Sales Events with Luma

Tracking important performance data about structured products used to be a complicated and time-consuming endeavor, in large part due to the process relying so heavily on manual information management. Chasing down all of the pertinent data could be time prohibitive to the point that many advisors hesitated to incorporate this class of financial instruments...

How Financial Advisors Can Elevate their Investments Business with Fintech from Home

During this time of uncertainty, advisors are continuing to seek new ways to ease anxiety and elevate their exceptional value-add services for clients. While...

COO Q&A: How Fintech Is Transforming the Structured Product Marketplace

Fintech is a rapidly evolving field. With buzzwords such as disruption and innovation everywhere, combined with new product launches, it can be hard to discern...

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Structured Product Platforms to Execute 50% of Transactions, Predicts Luma’s CEO Tim Bonacci

As discussed in a recent publication from Risk.net, 5-10% of the US structured products market transactions occur on electronic platforms. However, Tim...

Fintech: Learning from the Past to Look into the Future

Throughout history, technical innovations have simplified tasks that were once inefficient and time-consuming. The breadth and diversity of such innovation is a testament to human imagination and creativity. Who hasn’t marveled at the thought of self-driving cars, a house that responds to your voice and robots that can fetch things for you? Oh wait, these are all things we can do today! Maybe...

Stephen Bodurtha Joins Luma Financial Technologies’ Board of Directors

CINCINNATI, OH, April 16, 2019 –  Luma Financial Technologies announced today that Stephen Bodurtha, an investment product pioneer and...

From Airlines to Fintech, Innovation through Transformation

Does innovation have to be transformative? Is it always disruptive? In an interview with InvestmentNews, our CEO and founder, Tim Bonacci draws upon learnings from the airline industry to explain the transformation that is underway in the structured products and annuities industry. Processes that are currently inefficient and manual have already begun to be automated through the use of...

How Financial Advisors Are Growing Their Business Through Social Media

With the rise of digital marketing and social media successes within the advisory landscape, many financial advisors are changing their strategy when it comes...

Automated Post-Sales Performance Reports Make Life Easier

Pulling up performance data for structured products is usually more time-intensive than other types of investments due to their complex nature. Manually managing this process can be time-consuming. There is a clear need for a better way to do this.

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How to Improve Suitability Measures with Financial Technology

Picture Tom, product manager for a large broker-dealer. Tom has his annual cycle exam in a couple of days. He understands how his orders have been approved and...

3 Reasons Why Wholesaler Value Could Increase

Reverse inquiries are an excellent area for wholesalers to provide value. However, the current way most wholesalers facilitate reverse inquiries is very time-consuming and subject to human error because it is based on manual tracking and email communication. On top of that, there are the differing compliance requirements to adhere to for each broker-dealer,...