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CASE STUDY: MuniPOINTS® for Financial Advisors

MuniPOINTS® Enables Financial Advisors to Sell More Muni Bonds While Providing Appropriate Disclosure to Clients

Financial advisors (FAs) provide their clients with planning and advice on a variety of investment products. Adding municipal bonds to a client portfolio can be challenging for FAs who don’t specialize in munis and may not be familiar with the various bond issues. Plus, the research is time consuming: FAs must review lengthy official statements, continuing disclosures and material events, extract relevant facts, then package all this information to present to their clients, while complying with all relevant regulations.

“Clients tell us that our MuniPOINTS solution is like Cliff Notes – meaning FAs have the ability to get the municipal bond information they need easily, in a quick-read report. This enables FAs to communicate bond characteristics and answer their clients’ questions more effectively. MuniPOINTS works seamlessly with their trading systems so that FAs can get what they need with a click of a button.” – Ken Hoffman, President, DPC DATA

A quicker and easier way to sell munis – and stay in compliance

DPC DATA’s MuniPOINTS offers FAs:

Streamlined bond sales process. MuniPOINTS is simple to use, so FAs can get the information they need and move through the bond sales process more quickly. MuniPOINTS condenses “just the facts” about municipal bond issues into an easy-to-read document that offers rapid understanding of bond characteristics and an easy comparison of different issues.  What’s more, MuniPOINTS gives FAs easy access to real-time trading activity, relevant news, disclosure documents, and material events reporting.

Smart, “Cliff Notes” reports. Indexed by CUSIP, MuniPOINTS has a user-friendly format that allows advisors to communicate and answer client questions easily.

Easy desktop access.With MuniPOINTS seamlessly integrated into third-party trading platforms including Tradeweb Direct, ICE BondPoint, TMC Bonds, and Broadridge, FAs can easily access the bond information they need on their desktops with a click of a button. MuniPOINTS is also available via Web portal or can be integrated with proprietary trading systems.

Verified data they can trust. DPC DATA’s team of over 30 analysts processes bond disclosure documents, and cleans, validates, and standardizes information – then extracts key details.

Easier compliance with disclosure obligations.FAs can more easily conduct their due diligence for bond recommendations because MuniPOINTS aids in complying with MSRB Rules D-15, G-17, G-19, and G-47. In addition, each MuniPOINTS report can be printed, emailed, or downloaded as a pdf, and is automatically stored to provide an audit trail for compliance purposes.

Learn more about our client-centric solutions for the fixed income marketplace

DPC DATA helps clients who sell or manage fixed income products to get the scrubbed, accurate and actionable data they need, in streamlined workflows, so they can manage risk, improve productivity, sell more, and avoid regulatory penalties. For more information, visit our website, dpcdata.com.