Fidelity Information Services (Fidelity), a division of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF), a Fortune 500 provider of products and outsourced services and solutions to financial institutions and the real estate industry, announced today the availability of its Broker To Go solution on the BlackBerry 6510 and BlackBerry 7510 handhelds from Nextel Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTL) for the first time in the United States.
The solution enables financial advisors to retrieve market data, set alerts, and view their own client and portfolio information from these wireless handheld devices.Integrated market data and account informationReal-time equity, option and index quotes, and newsSymbol lookup and robust search capabilitiesA real-time alert engine for instant notification of news and quote changesClient profiles and portfoliosCustomizable watch lists, historical news, market movers, complete option chains and more
With the Broker To Go solution, financial professionals have fast, easy "always-on" mobile access to:
Broker To Go delivers advisors access to reliable, real-time market data integrated with client, account, and position information in a single consolidated view. This allows advisors to remain in regular contact with clients, even when out of the office - an important part of the business for both new and experienced advisors. For example, advisors can set and receive alerts that a security has hit an important threshold, instantly obtain a list of their clients holding that security, drill down to view client account holdings, and either call or send an e-mail to clients suggesting a certain action - all directly from their BlackBerry(R) handheld from Nextel.
Broker To Go integrates with multiple financial systems - both in-house and third-party - allowing firms to leverage existing technology investments. By linking to an institution's back-office and leveraging existing news and quote services, Broker To Go extends access to existing systems to provide advisors with secure access to data from the office, home or on the road.
Broker To Go will now leverage Nextel's nationwide packet data network to extend access to independent advisors. Operating over the Nextel network, Broker to Go will provide independent advisors with access to the market data, and client and portfolio information, previously available only to dedicated brokerage ffirm advisors.
"Broker To Go has already received an overwhelming response in the financial services space," said Gordon Conlin, president of Fidelity's Wealth Management Division. "Now, our partnership with Nextel will allow us to build on the solution by adding new functionality and extending access to the independent advisor market."
"This new relationship and solutions offering not only reinforces Nextel's commitment to the mobile professionals in the financial services sector, but it also reinforces our commitment to wireless business solutions for the mobile worker who must have access to real-time data to ensure that they are offering high-level customer service no matter where they are working," said Jonna Kurucz, vice president, Financial Services, Nextel. "We are honored that Fidelity chose us as its first wireless partner in the United States and know that our nationwide packet data network, coupled with our expertise in wireless data solutions is a great fit for Broker To Go."