Thomson Reuters Expands Wealth Management Solutions to Include Shareholder Communications Capabilities

Expanded agreement with Mediant Communications provides Thomson Reuters Wealth Management with seamless shareholder solutions for broker-dealers and banks

This piece originally appeared as a Thomson Reuters press release in November 2014. To view a PDF version, click here.

NEW YORK – Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced an agreement with Mediant Communications to provide shareholder communications for Thomson Reuters Wealth Management solutions. Mediant is a leading provider of technology-enabled solutions for delivering and monitoring proxy, corporate actions, prospectuses, fund reports, bankruptcy notices and other communications between brokers and banks and their financial advisors, account managers and customers.

Thomson Reuters and Mediant Communications have collaborated closely since 2008 to integrate data flows for joint customers and provide interfaces between Thomson Reuters Wealth Management platform and Mediant’s MIC (Management Information Center) database of shareholder events, documents and account information. With this new agreement, Thomson Reuters is able to create greater structure and standardization with its shareholder communications capabilities on the Mediant platform.

“Shareholder communications is an important component of the wealth management industry and Thomson Reuters is committed to ensuring that we remain at the forefront by providing best-in-class solutions,” said Mark Schlageter, managing director, Go To Market, Americas, Thomson Reuters. “Mediant has demonstrated that it is a preferred vendor for brokers and banks, with a faster-growing client base than other industry participants and more forward-looking technology solutions. Our agreement makes it easier for clients to wrap our products and services into a single procurement decision and compliance-monitoring environment.”

“As shareholder communications become more technology-driven with increasing emphasis on quality assurance and information security, Mediant’s focus on both operational systems development and end-user software become more attractive to brokers and banks and their customers,” said Arthur Rosenzweig, Mediant’s CEO. “Now we can add enhanced value to Thomson Reuters clients and their customers.”

Thomson Reuters Wealth Management meets the end-to-end needs of wealth management firms and delivers tools for financial advisors to be successful. The Thomson Reuters Wealth Management platform provides a complete suite of products to manage daily brokerage operations, including customer on-boarding, compliance and regulatory management. The platform offers direct access to industry leading market and news coverage along with workflow tools that integrate proprietary content and third party applications, proposal generation, model management and account rebalancing.
For more information on Thomson Reuters Wealth Management, please visit: http://thomsonreuters.com/financial/.

Mediant Communications is an investor communications company providing software and services to banks, brokerage firms, corporations and investment companies for processing and distributing proxy materials, prospectuses and other communications to equity, bond and mutual fund investors. Established in 2002, Mediant is a pioneer in both front-office and back-office software for document processing and delivery for brokers and banks. Mediant also provides annual meeting management, distribution and tabulation services for corporate issuers. In 2012, Mediant became the first company to launch a full set of software solutions for the broker-dealer and its operations managers, financial advisors, retail investors and managed accounts.

 

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