INFORMED, TIMELY SUPPORT TO KEEP YOUR BUSINESS MOVING.
You want to be closing deals, not dealing with compliance or administrative hassles. To that end, we provide our registered representatives with a comprehensive membership package, including:
PROPRIETARY SOFTWARE PORTAL
OLIVIA is our secure proprietary compliance portal. You’ll have a personalized dashboard that tracks tasks at hand, keeps your documentation well organized, and provides a visual status of each of your deals and their progress. You’ll have access to OLIVIA 24/7, allowing you to do business when you wish, from any time zone.
You will have a dedicated Member Services coordinator to guide you through the registration process and serve as your primary point of contact for your account and benefits.
Your dedicated Compliance Supervisor will advise you on the reporting you need to stay compliant with FINRA. Your Supervisor will work with you on each of your deals, and is responsible for reviewing and approving deal documentation for compliance. You will have direct access to your Supervisor who will know and understand your business and will provide efficient turn-around of your submissions.
COLLABORATION AND NETWORKING
As a client of GCS, you join a large network of like-minded investment professionals, with whom you may choose to share deals, contacts and ideas. We encourage collaboration amongst our affiliated brokers through fun events, virtual meetings and collaborative functions in OLIVIA.
ERRORS & OMISSIONS INSURANCE
We maintain an E&O insurance policy to protect our representatives against inadvertent misstatements made to investors. E&O insurance is extremely difficult to obtain sole practitioner, and can be cost prohibitive.
PRIVATE EQUITY RESEARCH SERVICE
Members have the option of subscribing to PitchBook at a reduced fee. Pitchbook is a leading provider of private equity data and analysis tools. You will find useful features for establishing valuations, researching investors, and building customized target acquisition lists. PitchBook also makes its own internal research team available for specialized research requests.
IT PACKAGE & TECHNICAL SUPPORT
We provide access to email, website hosting, and archiving capabilities that have been set up according to FINRA requirements. This includes smart phone setup and phone-based technical support.
VIRTUAL DATA ROOM
Our virtual data rooms provide a secure location to store deal documents online, and invite your clients to view them according to the permission levels that you determine. In addition, the log feature allows you to keep tabs on which of your clients have viewed the documents, enabling you to spend more of your time on the most likely prospects.
Our Library contains a variety of legal contracts that can be adapted for your use. These include engagement letters, NDAs, subscription/stock purchase agreements and other forms applicable to this business, available for download and customization. Your Supervisors are available to help you work through the specifics, including modifications specific to your business.
Our Library includes access to newsletters and compliance bulletins that focus on developments in the regulatory world that affect your business. The bulletins are designed with the active practitioner in mind, providing a clear idea of immediate actions to be taken and providing original source material for further research.
We determine the appropriate exams for your business model, cover the cost of the initial exams, and assist you with scheduling. We have also arranged for a discount on materials from a leading provider of training programs.
You will be able to take home the vast majority of the fees you generate. The technology-enabled business model allows for much higher payouts than are possible in a traditional brick-and-mortar setting.
CUSTOMIZABLE MEMBERSHIP PLANS
Your needs are as unique as your deals. Contact us to discuss your situation