AI Insight Inc., an alternative investment education firm for broker-dealers and advisors, expanded its technology platform to individual subscribers. The new platform is geared towards financial advisors and RIAs who do not have access to AI Insight through a broker-dealer subscription.
As evidenced by FINRA and the SEC’s 2015 examination priorities, regulators are continuing to heighten their focus on alternative investments. AI Insight believes that “now, more than ever, it is critical for financial advisors and RIAs to ensure that they are performing due diligence, making sound suitability decisions and presenting investments to clients in a clear and balanced manner.”
“AI Insight has always worked to provide a centralized way to educate the industry on alternative investments and to help firms document these important regulatory requirements every step of the way,” said Sherri Cooke, president and chief executive officer of AI Insight. “We are excited to make our platform available to individual financial advisors and RIAs, to support their complex product research and regulatory-compliant educational efforts via automated documentation on the platform.”
Individual subscribers will receive many of the same benefits as firm subscribers, such as independent, unbiased program summaries for alternative investment programs, PPM and prospectus-based training, comparative reporting of two or more programs, streamlined compliance documentation, and quarterly financial performance updates.
A subscription to the platform also provides access to continuing education modules—many of which qualify for CE credit toward the CFP® and other professional designations.
AI Insight’s Insight of Education CE library offers more than 100 FINRA E-learning courses for Firm Element, supplemental and regulatory training on topics such as anti-money laundering, cybersecurity, supervision, ethics and social media.
AI Insight provides broker-dealers and financial advisors with access to a platform of alternative investment products, including research, education, marketing and compliance support.