3 Tips for Designing Performance Fees as an Asset Manager

Trends in the use of performance fees in the asset management industry

November 27, 2019 |

Performance fees for asset managers can be seen as a double-edged sword – driving revenue when markets are rising but slicing away profits in flat or falling markets. As with Hamilton’s bared sword, the debate over performance fees has threatened to disrupt the asset management industry.

BillFin Launches New Support Center

BillFin Support Center and Knowledge Base are available to support customers 24/7.

July 30, 2019 |

Our new BillFin Knowledge Base is a collection of easy to follow articles/instructions to solve the most commonly occurring challenges our customers face when using BillFin.  

Why Your Fee Billing System Is Opening You Up to Regulatory Risk

The SEC has been on an examination streak, boosting the number of audits by an incredible 137%

July 17, 2019 |

Over the past six years, the SEC has been on an examination streak, boosting the number of audits by an incredible 137%, according to their 2018 fiscal year annual report.  In 2018, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) audited 17% of RIAs (2,312 firms), which is more than double the 8% audit rate in 2012. One area that regulators have been paying special attention to is billing practices. The SEC has issued multiple letters stressing that billing operations must now be held to higher standards. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has also chimed in, demanding that industry participants focus on providing fee transparency to clients.

BillFin Launches Termination Billing

The industry’s first cloud-based billing solution also handles termination calculations.

June 07, 2019 |

BillFin was developed specifically for Registered Investment Advisors. In fact, since day one, we regularly receive feedback and constantly improve our solution.  One such enhancement is termination calculations and rebates!

Independent Financial Partners Selects Redi2

Independent Financial Partners Selects Redi2 for Fee Billing, Revenue Management Solutions

April 25, 2019 |

Independent Financial Partners, an SEC-registered investment advisor, and soon-to-be broker-dealer, has selected Redi2 Technologies as their provider of hosted fee billing and revenue management solutions.

Ensuring Correct Fee Rates: Issue #3

Being audited is stressful enough—don’t let your billing process add alarm.

January 30, 2019 |

BillFin is committed to helping advisors calculate and collect accurate management fees from their clients while helping you understand the fee billing process. This is a continuation of a six-part series discussing the risk alert issued by the SEC last April noting six common errors found in reviewing financial advisors’ fee billing and compliance. Continue reading for details on how BillFin helps with fee rates.