What do Sales Assistants do?

Sales Assistant Career Overview: A sales assistant helps financial advisors (or brokers) better manage their time by handling routine client inquiries. Education: A bachelor’s degree normally is expected. Coursework in finance, accounting and/or economics is helpful, though not required. Certification: Certification is required to become a registered sales assistant who can accept and process unsolicited …

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What’s a Form 1099?

Form 1099 is a key federal tax reporting document. Banks, brokerage firms and mutual fund companies are among the financial services firms that use form 1099 to report income received by their clients, such as dividends and interest. Starting in tax year 2011, form 1099 also will be used to report clients’ capital gains income …

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What Drives Client Satisfaction?

Client satisfaction with financial firms and financial advisors, according to various internal studies conducted by the leading firms, is driven by these two principal factors: Investment performance Service Being able to deliver superior investment performance occasionally, let alone consistently, is a very difficult proposition. A distinct minority of financial advisors and money managers, normally well …

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Best and worst Financial Companies to work for

Best Places to Work: These select financial services firms get frequent mention in surveys of the best employers. However, note that individual experiences can vary widely. Big 4 Public Accounting Firms often receive high marks today, yet they have long histories of being high-turnover work environments in which staff was treated as disposable. In any …

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Experian

Overview: Experian is one of the three major credit reporting bureaus. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Experian’s main U.S. location is in Costa Mesa, CA. Experian’s principal lines of business are: Consumer and busines credit data Decision analytics Marketing services Interactive tools The calculation and reporting of FICO scores is the best-known output of the firm …

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Fair Isaac

Overview: Fair Isaac is a leader in credit scoring and risk management analytics, developer of the proprietary, trademarked FICO scores that are a financial services industry standard. Its clients include leading financial institutions and retailers worldwide. Fair Isaac is named after its founders, Bill Isaac and Earl Isaac. Established in 1956, Fair Isaac is headquartered …

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TransUnion

TransUnion Overview: TransUnion is one of the three major consumer credit reporting bureaus, founded in 1968 and headquartered in Chicago. TransUnion’s main lines of business include: Marketing services Fraud and identity management Risk management Collections management Real estate services Consulting services The calculation and reporting of FICO scores is the best-known output of the firm …

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Thomson Reuters

Overview:Thomson Reuters is a leading international vendor of information services, analytics and news. Headquartered in New York, it also has major operations in London and in Eagan, MN. In addition to being a leading media company through its Reuters news wire service, Thomson Reuters also offers information and decision support tools in these fields: Securities …

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