|Edgar Online, Inc.|
Management's Discussion and Analysis reviews our consolidated financial condition as of
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We are a financial services holding company that, through our subsidiaries, provides brokerage, investment advisory, insurance and related services. We operate in a highly regulated and competitive industry that is influenced by numerous external factors such as economic conditions, marketplace liquidity and volatility, monetary policy, global and national political events, regulatory developments, competition and investor preferences. Our revenues and net earnings may be either enhanced or diminished from period to period by these and other external factors.
We operate primarily through our subsidiary, ICC, as a broker-dealer and, doing business as ICA, as a registered investment advisor, with a national network of independent financial representatives.
We provide broker-dealer services in support of trading and investment by our representatives' customers in securities, including corporate equity and debt securities,
Investment Advisory Services
We provide investment advisory services, including asset allocation and portfolio rebalancing, with our various programs. These services, for the most part, are conducted through our online brokerage platform. Other allocation services are performed directly by fund companies. ICA offers several advisory wrap programs that provide managed advisory accounts for our advisors' clients, as follows:
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A-MAP Suite of Advisory Wrap Programs- Rep-As-Portfolio Manager Program
ICA's suite of A-MAP Program, including A-MAP, A-MAP AT, & A-MAP FT, enables the advisor to assist a client in creating a personalized investment portfolio. The advisor acts as the portfolio manager, with full investment discretion.
Fund Select Advisory Wrap Program- Rep-As-Portfolio Manager Program
Fund Select is an advisory program where the advisor creates and manages a customized portfolio constructed primarily of mutual funds.