• Andrew Takes NY Day 4

    By WIS DIRECT | Friday, March 29, 2019

    On Day 4 of Andrew's NY trip, he spent time with William "Bill" McBride, Kristin Shea, Andy Gitipityapon, and Andrew Martz. (more…)

  • Starting on April 16, 2019, SEC will be making changes to fee rates

    By WIS DIRECT | Friday, March 29, 2019

    Securities and Exchange Commission Fee Rates The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced that starting on April 16, 2019, the fee rates applicable to most securities transactions will be set at $20.70 per million dollars. (more…)

  • Andrew Kuo spends the day with Benchmark Advisors

    By WIS DIRECT | Friday, March 29, 2019

    On Wednesday, March 27th Andrew Kuo spent the day with Lorraine Dipaolo and Gina Boyle from Benchmark Advisors. They had a great lunch at Ciprianis on Wall St. Here he is pictured with Gina Boyle.

  • WIS visits New York client Brill Securities

    By WIS DIRECT | Friday, March 29, 2019

    Andrew Kuo has been a busy man! While in New York he also visited with Financial Advisors and team members of Brill Securities. (more…)

  • WIS Adopt A Highway Sign Gets A New Look

    By WIS DIRECT | Thursday, March 28, 2019

    This week, the highway sign on the 210 has been update to the new WIS logo. Have any of you seen it yet? Next week there will be another one on the 101. Keep your eyes on the road at all...

  • April 30 is the LAST day we can accept old W-9 form

    By WIS DIRECT | Thursday, March 28, 2019

    As a reminder, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a new version of the W-9 form, with a revision date of October 2018. The form instructions have been updated to indicate that the backup withholding rate has been changed from...

  • Lunch & Learn – Strategies for Client Retention

    By WIS DIRECT | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

    On Thursday, April 4th at 11:30, Royce Nies of Stonebridge Capital Advisors invites you to attend a Lunch and Learn at WIS in Pasadena. He will be sharing his wealth of knowledge on strategies for client retention. Royce is a...

  • Great feedback from the Riskalyze Lunch and Learn event

    By WIS DIRECT | Friday, March 22, 2019

    On Thursday, Pasadena Advisors walked away from the Lunch and Learn event with full bellies and their brains full of knowledge about Riskalyze! Here’s more of their feedback: (more…)

  • Jurrien Timmer March 2019 Commentary

    By WIS DIRECT | Thursday, March 21, 2019

    Jurrien Timmer,  Director of Global Macro, Fidelity Global Asset Allocation Division talks how Context is Everything and there is a reason “Don’t fight the Fed” is a market mantra in his March 2019 commentary (more…)

  • 2019 Errors and Omissions Insurance

    By WIS DIRECT | Thursday, March 21, 2019

    We have finalized our Errors and Omissions insurance policy for the upcoming 2019-2020 coverage year.  Although our policy term runs from March through February of the following year, 100% of the premium is due in March and is non-refundable. (more…)

  • Western Takes Cyber Security Education To The Client

    By WIS DIRECT | Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    Rinaldo Ritonga, Director of Technology and Cybersecurity, spoke at Tom Swan’s Client Appreciation Night educating clients on what they can do to protect their personal identifiable information. In Tom’s words, (more…)

  • Lunch & Learn with Riskalyze

    By WIS DIRECT | Saturday, March 16, 2019

    Please Join us for an informative Lunch and Learn with Riskalyze Lunch will be provided in the Pasadena office Thursday, March 21st 2019 11:30 am - 1pm (more…)

  • It’s A Great Day To Be A Pasadena Broker!

    By WIS DIRECT | Friday, March 15, 2019

    The Pasadena home office celebrated St. Patrick’s day early this year with the annual potluck and of course and festivities!  Turns out, everyone here is Irish!  Who would’ve known?!  Here are 10 other things you may or may not know about...

  • National Financial Bill Pay

    By WIS DIRECT | Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    National Financial Clients with Bill Pay will see a charge on their March statement for $14.85.  Bill Pay had an issue with billing in January and February and the monthly fee of $4.95 was not collected. (more…)

  • Andrew Kuo has dinner with Nick Brown and Jameel Jiwani

    By WIS DIRECT | Monday, March 11, 2019

    Great dinner at The Modern Restaurant inside the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) with one of our branch managers Nick Brown from Brill Management and our strategic partners Jameel Jiwani from American Funds.

  • Update on Documentation Requirements for First Time Wires and EFTs

    By WIS DIRECT | Monday, March 11, 2019

    To reduce potential fraud activity, WIS is instituting additional documentation requirements for first-time EFTs and wires.  This procedure applies when a client sends instructions for fund transfers to a new bank account and/or financial institution (both domestic and international). (more…)

  • Fidelity Updates Corporate Action Manager

    By WIS DIRECT | Saturday, March 9, 2019

    On Friday, March 15, 2019, Fidelity Investments will introduce two enhancements to the Corporate Action Manager on Weathscape.    (more…)

  • Fond Farewells to Nicole Ragusa

    By WIS DIRECT | Saturday, March 9, 2019

    Many of you have spoken to or worked directly with Nicole Ragusa so you know how much we will miss her and her lovely smile, her capable fact finding (more…)

  • Pershing 2018 IRS Form 1042-S Investor Mailing

    By WIS DIRECT | Saturday, March 9, 2019

    BNY Mellon’s Pershing will mail the 2018 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1042-S, Foreign Person’s U.S. Source Income Subject to Withholding, to your  nonresident clients by March 15, 2019.   Copies of the Form 1042-S will also be available for review...

  • Lunch & Learn with Griffin Luke from S&P Investment Advisory Services

    By WIS DIRECT | Saturday, March 9, 2019

    This week WIS reps sat down with Regional Investment Consultant, Griffin Luke, to discuss the topic of Model Allocation Portfolios available on both Envestnet and Lockwood platforms. The lunch took place at Malbec Argentinean Cuisine in Pasadena.

  • Behind the Scenes…

    By WIS DIRECT | Friday, March 8, 2019

    Ever wonder how this blog posting stuff works? Here’s a secret behind the scenes clue: Don, representative Linda Wenker and one of our “honorary reps”, Gypsy, (more…)

  • WIS 2019 Lake Tahoe Symposium Day One

    By WIS DIRECT | Thursday, March 7, 2019

    The WIS representatives and strategic partners had a successful first day at the 2019 Lake Tahoe Symposium. Some started the conference skiing or (more…)

  • WIS Reps and Partners at Northstar

    By westernadmin | Thursday, March 7, 2019

    Today the WIS Reps and Strategic Partners attending the Tahoe Symposium had some fun out in the snow at Northstar.

  • Technology Troubleshoot Guide

    By WIS DIRECT | Monday, March 4, 2019

    Here's our 3 most common tech support problems and how to solve them... (more…)

  • eMoney Live & Online Training Events

    By WIS DIRECT | Monday, March 4, 2019

    Are you up-to-date on the latest releases? With new features, integrations, and planning tools releasing every month — eMoney today is very different than a year ago. (more…)

  • March 2019 Anniversaries

    By WIS DIRECT | Friday, March 1, 2019

    Anniversaries are important to us at WIS because it gives us an opportunity to remember why we are all here: To deliver a great advisor experience and provide the best people and tools to encourage living life on your own...