Sterling will provide you with technology tools to assist in the client transition process. A back-office specialist will coach you on the proper paperwork procedures and how to accurately complete dealer change and client account transfer documents while addressing any questions or concerns that you may have.
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Our custom Auto Rebalance feature allows you to automatically rebalance your client's portfolio across multiple fund companies quarterly, semi-annually or annually without having to re-enter the trades. Simply complete the Auto Rebalance Form with your client and submit. Your client's portfolio will now be automatically rebalanced whenever any of your triggers have been met. We have pioneered this industry leading feature for mutual fund advisors.
Our web based back office system allows advisor access from anywhere. The multiplatform compatibility allows provides a convenient tool for the mobile advisor.
This software tool allows advisors to rebalance and apply new portfolio strategies before placing a trade. It ensures that the client's portfolios are administered with the appropriate KYC risk tolerances and objectives.
All Sterling advisors are provided with a Voice Over IP (VOIP) phone service, free of charge. This phone service comes with a toll free telephone number and free long distance to anywhere in Canada and the US. Our VOIP service works from any internet connection, and comes with a multitude of features such as Call Conferencing, Call Display, Call Forwarding and Call Recording.
The system guides users through a series of questions and allows the user to submit their work and automatically produce the required paperwork, all at one time. This greatly simplifies the process of opening new accounts or creating trades.
Simplify daily monitoring of all your client accounts onto a single list by setting up advanced portfolio alarms (track fund specific moves by % or $). You will be notified via email when a client's portfolio needs to be rebalanced or when a fund price crosses a configurable threshold.
Give your clients 24/7 online access to their statements and account information. Avoid losing statements in the mail and provide your clients with a secure, environmentally friendly alternative to paper statements.
Clients will automatically receive, via email, fund facts and prospectus information for any new investment. This assists the advisor in delivering product information to their clients.
All Sterling clients get 24/7 online access to their account information. They can access their monthly and annual statements, RRSP contribution receipts, and also view information about the products held in their investment portfolios.
Over the years we have assembled an experienced team of professionals to assist our advisors in implementing proper business practices and in growing a more profitable and sustainable business. We want to further energize your entrepreneurial spirit by providing you a platform you can excel on.
Sterling provides a variety of service levels and compensation models to suit your needs.
Our value proposition is unique and compelling, commencing with our "Hybrid Plan". With our hybrid flat fee compensation program, the dealer retains 20% of the commission to a Dealer Maximum. Once you reach this target all the commissions thereafter are 100% yours for the remainder of the year.
Secondly, our Sterling Self-Directed and Nominee plans allow access to top mutual fund companies while minimizing paperwork for both clients and advisors at a fraction of the cost compared to traditional self-directed plan providers.
Finally, our "Fee For Service Program" allow our advisors and their clients to take advantage of varying mutual fund share classes with lower MER's while allowing clients possible tax advantages that are associated with fee based plans. In addition, this will not only help attract potential higher net worth clients but potentially help keep current ones.
Our industry leading value proposition is Sterling's way of doing business by letting you keep more of your hard earned dollars while making it easier for you to do business.
Sterling Advisors are able to provide their clients the ability to invest in mutual funds under a Fee Based model as opposed to a commission based model. The Sterling Fee For Service Program allows Advisors and their clients to take advantage of F class share mutual funds and ETFs with lower MER's, while allowing clients possible tax advantages that are associated with fee based plans. In addition, this assists in attracting potential higher net worth clients, and help in keeping current ones. Advisors have the ability to customize their approach depending on the client`s preferences.
There is an easy process for opening a Fee For Service Plan. Simply complete the Sterling forms as you would normally do to open a Sterling Nominee plan (Registered or Non-Registered) and attach the one-page Sterling Fee For Service Agreement form.