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Product Shelf Set-Up

  • Review and perform due diligence on your product shelf
  • Support acquisitions and review overlaps
  • Identify issues or concerns and bring recommendations to product and risk committees
  • Compare your current products to industry products, making replacement recommendation where appropriate
  • Identify gaps in your offering and recommend new products to fill gaps
  • Ensure your product shelf is compliant, best in class, and ready for today’s market environment
  • This is done by each product line


  • Review your current product shelf to ensure appropriateness by monitoring track record, tenure, complexity, and assigning risk parameters to the product
  • Provide quarterly due diligence update reports that, when married with sales reports, provide a true picture to grow your business and mitigate risks
  • Perform annual deep dive due diligence reviews
  • Provide always on due diligence monitoring of product changes, industry changes, client changes, and provider changes
  • Support your product committee with periodic reviews, documentation, & expertise, helping you get to the right answers in an efficient manner

Product Shelf Management

  • Ensure Best Interest Advice can be provided through the best product shelf
  • Actively manage onboarding and removing products to align with today’s environment, your Advisor expertise, and client needs…with the expectation of increasing revenue
  • Add products that are expected to fill a gap, grow revenue, and provide better advice, minimizing overlap and product cannabilization
  • Prepare material for product committee and provide real time answers to questions, shortening decision time
  • Provide insights on the industry regarding new products, sales trends, risk points

Client Portal

  • DDW’s product library allows you to compare and contrast your products categorized based by client benefit or need 

  • You can toggle between My Products and All Products, ensuring you always know the current market at your finger tips

  • Quick access to Due Diligence Reports and Advisor 4 Box Reports
  • Home office –  See where your product gaps are, fulfill your product research obligations. Maintain your due diligence, committee minutes, product decisions in one place

  • Financial Professional – see your product shelf in one place, easy access to research, support your Reg BI requirements through access to product information, compare tool, alternative products sets, clients needs grid, 4 box reports

Who Uses Our Services

Product Management

Product research reports at your fingertips. Industry insights. Benchmark your products vs the industry. Document your due diligence requirements.
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Supervision / Compliance

Documented process to maintain the best products on your shelf. Tools to support supervisory reviews.
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Financial Professionals

See your product shelf in one place. Look for products from a client point of view. Compare products. Demonstrate review of Reasonably Available Alternatives.
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C-Level Management

See the forest for the trees in your product area. Understand what your FPs are seeing. Protect and grow your firm.
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Investment and Insurance Products

We cover them all. You would expect your Financial Professional to look across products before selecting the best choice for a client. You should expect the same from your due diligence firm.

  • Annuities

  • Life Insurance

  • Mutual Funds

  • Exchange Traded Funds

  • Managed Money

  • Unit Investment Trusts

  • Structured Products

  • Alternative Investments

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