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Worldsource Financial Management Selects Broadridge’s Wealth Management Platform

Integrated suite of fund management products offers enhanced advisor and investor experiences

TORONTO, Ontario - December 4, 2017Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) today announced that Worldsource Financial Management Inc. and Worldsource Securities Inc. have selected Broadridge’s suite of wealth and mutual fund management technology solutions as the foundation of its end-to-end business process platforms.

Broadridge’s integrated suite of solutions is designed to enhance operational efficiency, mitigate risk and drive business value across the investment lifecycle. Leveraging Broadridge’s industry-leading Dataphile platform allows investment firms and their advisors to manage and execute business processes upstream and downstream and across the client relationship lifecycle. The advisor desktop modules are managed through an innovative digital platform which includes automated client onboarding and pre- and post-sale regulatory and marketing communications. Fully integrated with the back office system, the desktop modules feature dynamic, intuitive interfaces that support immediate, real-time postings, full account history, and multiple investment funds as well as foreign currencies. These solutions enhance efficiency and effectiveness for advisors and support revenue growth in an efficient and automated manner.

"Leveraging our market-leading wealth management platform, Broadridge has developed innovative desktop solutions for advisors that connect the upstream and downstream process, to help clients drive better business performance,” said Michael Dignam, President, Broadridge Canadian Securities Processing Solutions. “We are focused on utilizing next generation technology to help clients, and the industry, get ahead of today’s challenges to capitalize on what’s next.”

As investment and mutual fund firms look for ways to capture growth opportunities, advisor retention efforts have become increasingly important. By giving advisors an efficient next-generation technology platform to support their business strategies, firms can optimize retention and encourage revenue growth. Partnering with Broadridge also gives investment firms the opportunity to leverage the efficiency of a single-source vendor as well as the service, support and experience of an industry leader.

“Worldsource has a singular focus: to provide sophisticated and comprehensive support to independent advisors across Canada. Broadridge’s integrated solutions are important tools that will enhance this aim” says John Hunt, President & CEO, Worldsource Financial Management Inc. and Worldsource Securities Inc. “From an enterprise perspective, Broadridge and Dataphile’s client onboarding, digital communications and delivery solutions are seamlessly integrated, and we are confident this comprehensive platform will provide notable efficiencies and scalability to our operations.”

Worldsource has built strong, strategic partnerships with entrepreneurial advisors, planning firms and financial institutions across Canada since 1989, supporting both the mutual fund and securities channels. “We are an organization built on stability and innovation, driven to provide our advisors a vast range of resources, tools and expertise to complement and enhance their operations,” notes Hunt. “A partnership with Broadridge further strengthens this commitment, offering a technologically advanced environment for advisors to conduct their business and effectively deliver superior wealth management services to their clients.” Broadridge offers a full suite of solutions that enable broker-dealers and their advisors to meet the increasingly diverse and individualized needs of investors through a highly flexible, future-ready operating platform. One third of North American Wealth Management accounts use Broadridge’s technology platform, supporting approximately 80,000 financial advisors globally, and servicing over 36 MFDA and IIROC firms in Canada.

About Broadridge

Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE: BR), a global Fintech leader with more than $6 billion in revenues, provides the critical infrastructure that powers investing, corporate governance and communications to enable better financial lives. We deliver technology-driven solutions that drive business transformation for banks, broker-dealers, asset and wealth managers and public companies. Broadridge’s infrastructure serves as a global communications hub enabling corporate governance by linking thousands of public companies and mutual funds to tens of millions of individual and institutional investors around the world. Our technology and operations platforms underpin the daily trading of more than U.S. $10 trillion of equities, fixed income and other securities globally. A certified Great Place to Work®, Broadridge is part of the S&P 500® Index, employing over 14,000 associates in 21 countries.

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