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InfoMAX®

The InfoMAX intranet service provides financial advisors with instant access to important market news and updates, real-time quotes, investment strategy reports, in-depth information on products and services as well as marketing materials, policies and procedures.

First Clearing’s1 intranet, InfoMAX, offers a wealth of real-time information for financial advisors. It provides online research and investment strategy reports from some of the nation’s most respected sources and furnishes a wide variety of information on products and services available through First Clearing.

1 First Clearing is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and non- bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company.


SMARTSTATION®

If you’re searching for a tangible example of how you can achieve more, look no further than SmartStation—our integrated, single sign-on technology workstation. The core platform behind SmartStation’s back office processing is Thomson Reuters (BETA). Combining intelligent applications with an intuitive, tab-driven design, SmartStation helps increase Financial Advisors’ productivity by simplifying and streamlining their daily activities. SmartStation’s resources include:

  • Client Dashboard
  • Client Management
  • Investment Planning
  • Trading Tools
  • Research & Market Data
  • Compliance Tools
  • Financial Calculators

Client Management

SmartStation’s business-building features and integrated reporting make client management simpler than you may have ever imagined. And because you’ll spend less time with operational issues, you are free to focus on expanding client relationships and meeting investors’ needs.


Investment Planning

SmartStation supports Financial Advisors’ investment planning needs with guidance and services, including the Envision® process. This proprietary planning approach is a powerful tool for engaging new clients and augmenting existing relationships. It allows you to help bring new clarity to clients’ life goals and enhance their confidence in achieving them.


Envision methodology:

Based on accepted statistical methods, the Envision tool uses a simulation model to test your Ideal, Acceptable and Recommended Investment Plans. The simulation model uses assumptions about inflation, financial market returns and the relationships among these variables. These assumptions were derived from analysis of historical data. Using Monte Carlo simulation the Envision tool simulates 1,000 different potential outcomes over a lifetime of investing, varying historical risk, return, and correlation amongst the assets. Some of these scenarios will assume strong financial market returns, similar to the best periods of history for investors. Others will be similar to the worst periods in investing history. Most scenarios will fall somewhere in between.*

*The projections or other information generated by the Envision plan regarding the likelihood of various investment outcomes are hypothetical in nature, do not reflect actual investment results and are not guarantees of future results. Results may vary with each use and over time.

Elements of the Envision presentations and simulation results are under license from Wealthcare Capital Management LLC © 2007-2019 Wealthcare Capital Management LLC. All Rights Reserved. Wealthcare Capital Management LLC is a separate entity and not directly affiliated with Cutter & Company, Inc.


Trading Tools

For Financial Advisors actively involved in market activity, SmartStation includes tools to address trading needs:

Financial Advisor Workbench is a web-based application to create hypotheticals, execute complex trading scenarios, and retrieve real-time, committed trade data.

Unit functionality makes handling Unit Investment Trusts (UIT) simpler through efficient order entry (i.e. buy, liquidate, and perform rollovers) and easy creation of custom UIT portfolios.

BondDesk is a comprehensive tool designed to provide direct access to one of the industry’s largest retail fixed income inventories and to streamline fixed-income order entry.


Research and Market Data

SmartStation also connects to First Clearing’s proprietary intranet, InfoMAX, with one click, providing access to a wide range of research and market data such as:

  • Market news and updates.
  • Real-time quotes.
  • Online research and investment strategy reports from some of the nation’s most respected sources.

ResearchCenter, available via the SmartStation platform, provides the latest research from third-party providers and recommendations on equities, fixed income, and funds from the Wells Fargo Investment Institute.*  Wells Fargo Investment Institute offers timely, easy-to-understand research and strategies to help investors work toward their financial goals.
*Wells Fargo Investment Institute, Inc. is a registered investment adviser and wholly-owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., a bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company.


Financial Calculators

Integrated access to a variety of essential calculators provide you with instant results for basic calculations to derive estimates for present and future values, goal funding, college and mortgage numbers, as well as many others.


Infomax, Smartstation and Envision are registered service marks of Wells Fargo & Company and used under license.
¹First Clearing is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company.


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