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“Tom not only provides his clients with three decades of specialized knowledge in the wealth management business, but with skills necessary to successfully guide these valuable business lines through the cultural changes needed to integrate and streamline sales, compliance and operations. His understanding of both banking and wealth management business lines, uniquely positions him to help banks and credit unions implement investment and wealth management programs efficiently and effectively while bridging the culture gaps between banks and investment advisers. If you are a bank wishing to offer investment and wealth management services or if your current program is languishing, I strongly recommend you use an outside expert such as Tom to help you build a successful business line.” March 4, 2009

—Anita Gentle Newcomb
A.G. Newcomb and Company

Investment Management Platform Design and Review

Why This is Important to You

The game has changed and those institutions not recognizing how and why the face of investment management has reshaped itself are destined to lose clients and assets to their more progressive competitors. If it is your job to grow those assets and you have not upgraded your model and platform your personal longevity at the firm may be at risk.

We hear all too often “our investment management team has outperformed the benchmarks and their peers”, yet this statement is typically preceded or followed by concern over the performance and profitability of the Trust Department or investment management arm. From our friends in the brokerage business, the echoed refrain is that we cannot get our advisors to move from a commission-dominated book to one with more advisory business; one with more balance and predictability.

If you are to survive the New Normal, it is imperative that you ceaselessly reengineer your wealth management platform making use of burgeoning technologies to ensure you retain clients, grow assets, control overhead and effectively distinguish yourself from the competition.

How We Work With You

We assess your current offering and its associated value proposition to identify performance gaps. We then develop plans to ensure you realize your vision of an investment management platform that enables you to improve investment performance, reduce current expenses and position your organization to effectively scale the business without future expense.

We discuss the ongoing evolution of investment management taking a client-centric approach to reengineering the manner in which you:

  • Conduct due diligence
  • View performance and attribution
  • Use models
  • Select and monitor managers
  • Reduce trading costs
  • Customize portfolios and models to meet client-specific needs
  • Gather information and generate proposals
  • Integrate systems within and across lines of business
  • Select ala carte and /or packaged service providers
  • Work with your investment policy committee
  • Handle compliance reporting and related issues.

We work closely with you through the adoption and implementation of the new platform discussing the merits and challenges associated with developing an open or hybrid architecture approach to investment management. This also includes a thorough consultation on SMA / UMA / UMH / TAMP and Overlay structures.

What This Means For Youbank consulting

  • You get the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your business is current competitive and relevant
  • You enjoy the rewards that come with improved profits
  • You relish the success and personal marketability that comes with being an industry leader
  • You leverage your personal relevancy and impact by enhancing your business acumen and ensuring you are current on cutting-edge technologies and solutions.

Who Will Help You

Kane Carlton is a consortium of the best and brightest talent in the wealth management industry. This confederation of seasoned professionals combines decades of practical experience in highly specialized disciplines with a no-nonsense, innovative, results driven focus with a singular mission—to help you.

Tom Kane

Thomas C. Kane, Founder and Chief Transformation Strategist

Learn more about Tom and how his 35 years of practical experience in financial services can help you.



Henry Moreault, Wealth Industry Advisor

Henry D. Morneault, Consulting Associate
Operations Strategist and Transition Expert

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Why Kane Carlton

We help our wealth management clients make informed decisions by providing them with research, competitive intelligence, best practices and innovative, objective solutions designed to reduce costs, increase revenue and stay competitive. Yet, unlike pure consulting we pride ourselves on being on the field and in the game with you, focusing on implementing the work product we create.

We understand that the thin line separating a flourishing career from unemployment and a thriving franchise from a failed business is a combination of the decisions you make. So make your first decision the right decision—decide Kane Carlton.

Learn more about our firm and how we help financial institutions like yours optimize results in the delivery of wealth management products and services.

Who We Have Helped

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