About Broker Village
Broker Village is an
analytics and consulting firm. We focus on the retail financial services industry.
We create decision-making tools and services for senior executives,
financial advisors, and investors (via an advisor).
Our tools help to analyze a firm's pricing policies, an investor's
planning decisions, and a financial advisor's book of business. Should a
B/D allow legacy trades to be moved to wrap accounts, a financial advisor
hire a sales assistant, or a client refinance a mortgage? As better
decisions are made, profits and net worth may rise and liabilities may fall.
display account value, cost, advisor pay, assets, and income, pre- and
post-tax. Results often are audited by CFAs, independent CPAs, and a securities
lawyer. Our consulting services are available with the tools or
We Help Firms
Increase Revenue and Limit the Potential for Liability
Board members and senior executives at B/Ds and fund firms can
evaluate how pricing decisions affect their firm, investors, and financial
advisors. Consider our Trade and Compliance Analyzer. With extreme
accuracy, it models trades in terms of account value, total cost of
ownership, and advisor pay. It handles traditional and "DoL-friendly" fund shares, ETFs, and any
mix of investor benefits like ROA and LOI. Results reflect fund-level and
account-level costs, like wrap fees.
Now you can evaluate the economic merit, and corporate prudence,
of any trade. View it through the eyes of clients, regulators, and advisors.
Quickly identify issues like conflicts of interest, reverse
churning, and prohibited transactions. You have the optics to see problems,
and the tools to fix them.
Use the Analyzer to create policies and
procedures for advisors. Then they can more easily produce trade analyses
and documentation that satisfy
SEC and DoL mandates.
regulators license our math. Firms that use the same math are less likely
to be blind-sided by unexpected issues. As one executive said: "Better
to be in command of the math than to be a victim of it."
advisor tools, B/Ds can boost advisor productivity and, thus, revenue.
Sales managers implore advisors to change their business model: e.g., move
to fees, partner up, or work the back-of-a-book. Now the merits can be
quantified, making the advice more compelling.
Our mortgage and 529 tools directly benefit investors. They address investors'
two most costly issues: Which mortgage and college savings strategies are
best? Results are post federal and state tax. Better decisions may mean
that they save thousands of dollars. That justifies an advisor's fees and
reminds clients why they chose a full-service advisor in the first place.
Easy to Implement
We make your
life easy. You go "live" in a few days. You possess the
"plug and play" source code and run it on your servers…or
on ours. Tools are part of an overall package
that includes support and sales material that reflect your firm's brand.
consulting services - verifying the merits
of trade-types, or the accuracy of prospectus text, online tools, and sales
limits - again, we make life
easy. We need just an hour or two from the senior executives. Then we move
quickly. Several large B/Ds, fund firms, and the federal regulators can
attest to our extreme accuracy and fast delivery.
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