Folio helps you manage the tax impact of client investments.
Automated Tax Strategies
Create and manage automated tax strategies to satisfy each client's own needs. Select from 10 different automated tax lot relief strategies—and every trade for that client follows that strategy, automatically. You can change an automated strategy at any time, even on a trade-by-trade basis.
Advanced Tax Optimization Tool
Our patented Tax FootballTM helps you obtain the tax results you want. Our "football" shaped graph represents the maximum taxable gains and losses that can be realized for a specific amount of cash proceeds.
Simply enter your tax objectives—a gain or loss amount, short-term or long-term gains, or no tax impact at all, desired cash proceeds, or security exclusions. Then simply place the trade to realize that objective or review the tax lots to be sold to further fine-tune the results. The Tax Football lets you provide a very high-end tax service in just a couple of clicks.
Make tax season easier for your clients with Folio's comprehensive tax center. We provide completed IRS Forms 1099 and 8949 for your clients, securely stored and accessed from the Folio Client portal. Download both realized and unrealized gains and losses in .csv format. Clients can export Folio account data directly into popular tax reporting software from Intuit's TurboTax® and H&R Block's Tax Online.
Folio's API Services
Folio's powerful API services give you control over the functionality and user experience of your website. For those with the interest and the technical resources, our APIs let you leverage all the power, features, functions, and benefits of the Folio platform, but within the look and feel, branding, navigation, user interface, and functionality of your own website. For financial technology companies and financial institutions, our API Services allow for complete customization and integration.
Security Exclusions and Filters
We make it easy to exclude investments in individual securities, sectors, or industries from one or more client accounts. We even have social issue filters that let you reflect clients' social values in their portfolios. You can apply these exclusions to any number of accounts and provide completely customized exclusions as well.
Security Exclusion: Simply enter the security symbol of any individual securities you want to exclude from an account—especially useful for clients that work for a publicly traded company.
Sector Exclusion: Use our sector-exclusion tool if a client is too concentrated in one or more sectors or is seeking to better diversify by investing in other sectors.
Social Issue Exclusion: We are a company built on values; so we offer you an easy way to allow clients' investments to reflect their values. You can prevent an account from investing in any of the following types of companies:
Military Weapons and Firearms
Animal Factory Farming
Want additional exclusions or filters? Let us know.
Create your own blended benchmark or select a benchmark to automatically display on your client's performance graphs. You (and your clients) can review account or individual portfolio performance, as well as view relevant portfolio statistics, such as beta, sector breakdown, P/E ratios, dividend yield, and much more.
Leverage automated billing modules to increase efficiency and reduce overhead costs. Create up to 10 billing plans based on client or account, monthly or quarterly, and forward or arrears billing. You can even do a combination of automated and manual billing.
Clients can receive advanced billing notices as well as the final billing statement, all handled by Folio.
Folio Advisor ConnexionTM
Launch a web-based advisory service that automates account onboarding, reduces client-servicing costs, and provides 24/7 access with Folio Advisor ConnexionTM. Customize a mix of online and in-person advice, allow clients to perform tasks online, and even set up a self-directed, advised offering through this modular suite of services. With Folio Advisor Connexion, you have complete control over clients' investing strategies and can address their changing investment needs over time.
Folio Advisor Connexion Benefits
Control Client Investments: Automate time-consuming client onboarding tasks and focus instead on providing personalized investment strategy and retirement planning services.
Access to New Client Segments: Scale and broaden your business by supporting clients with fewer investable assets and those who are less interested in the traditional advisory model.
Grow Your Business: Eliminate traditional geographic and time-zone barriers and expand your practice more easily using Folio Advisor Connexion's automated onboarding and client management services. With Folio's powerful online technology, clients can open new accounts and manage their accounts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Reduce Back Office and Operational Costs: Folio Advisor Connexion eliminates tedious and error-prone manual and paper-based account set-up and activation, reducing the work, complexity, and risk associated with client onboarding. With Folio Advisor Connexion, you can capture new client assets faster and more efficiently.
Folio Advisor Connexion is available as a customizable, co-branded, turnkey offering, or it can be implemented as a white-label solution using our APIs to give you complete control over the look and feel of your website.