AI Insight Opens Platform to Individual Financial Advisors and RIAs

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 and is filed under AI Insight News

AI Insight is excited to expand its Alternative Investment research, training and compliance documentation platform to individual Financial Advisors and RIAs. This new platform access is geared towards those who do not have access to AI Insight through a Broker Dealer subscription.

As evidenced by FINRA and the SEC’s 2015 examination priorities, regulators are continuing to heighten their focus on Alternative Investments. Now, more than ever, it is critical for Financial Advisors and RIAs to ensure that they are performing due diligence, making sound suitability decisions and presenting investments to clients in a clear and balanced manner.

Individual subscribers receive many of the same benefits as firm subscribers, including:

  • Independent, unbiased Program Summaries for Alternative Investment programs
  • PPM- and prospectus-based training
  • Comparative reporting of two or more programs
  • Quarterly performance updates through the Financial Performance Reporting feature
  • Streamlined compliance documentation
Starting with the Program Summary, an abbreviated version of the offering documents, it is easy to gather the facts on Alternative Investment programs in a consistent, concise manner. Training for each program on the platform is developed based on information presented in the Program Summaries.

Conduct Thorough, Independent Reviews of Alternative Investment Programs 

Using the Comparative Reports feature, you can run side-by-side comparisons based on any criteria listed in the Program Summary for thorough, independent reviews of programs. You can also run reports to identify any differences between next generation programs once one offering closes and another is introduced.

Stay Up-to-Date with Ongoing, Unbiased Financial Performance Updates

Financial Performance Reporting is a powerful feature that provides ongoing, unbiased financial performance updates for public non-traded REITs and BDCs, during and after the offering period. Each program’s financial performance summary compiles information from quarterly and annual filings and presents it in a single, easy to read report—saving you significant time and effort.

Key performance metrics are readily available to help guide your ongoing research and education of complex products. In addition, a fully customizable alerts feature provides instant notifications regarding the performance indicators most important to you. For a brief video introduction to the Financial Performance Reporting feature, click here.

Track All Training, Education & Research Activity for Compliance Purposes

Finally, AI Insight continuously documents all of your activity on the Training, Education & Research log. This documentation is easily retrievable if you are ever required to show evidence of your research and training efforts.

Enhance Knowledge with Continuing Education, Firm Element and Supplemental Training

A subscription to the platform also provides access to Continuing Education modules—many of which qualify for CE credit toward the CFP® and other professional designations.

AI Insight’s Insight of Education CE library offers over 100 FINRA E-Learning courses for Firm Element, supplemental and regulatory training on topics such as anti-money laundering, cybersecurity, supervision, ethics and social media.

To subscribe to AI Insight, the industry’s premier Alternative Investment research, education and compliance documentation platform that provides you with easy access to ‘hard to find’ information on complex products, please click here.