News Release              

IFS Securities, Inc. Selects Scherrer’s Recruiter’s Ally CRM as Part of its Advisor Relationship Management and Productivity Toolset


March 1, 2014

IFS Securities, Inc., a subsidiary of IFS Securities Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF), has selected the web-server hosted relationship management software Recruiter’s AllyTM, from Scherrer Resources, Inc. for its recruiting and transition management team. IFS Securities has identified Scherrer Resources, Inc. and their Recruiter’s Ally applicant tracking system software (ATS) as a superior web-based relationship management technology to support its business development efforts. The benefits of using Recruiter’s Ally will be increased efficiency, better targeted recruiting, faster decision-making, and reduced cost.

IFS Securities selected Recruiter’s Ally ATS system to support their business goals which are to enable team members to work more efficiently from any PC or mobile device from differing geographic locations using features such as interview tracking, profiling, note taking, action tracking and milestones for broker/dealer investment advisory recruiting, transition management and on-boarding. The technical design includes hosting a web-based solution to enable 24/7 access from all business locations with Scherrer acting as an application service provider (ASP).

“We are working closely with the team at IFS Securities in the installation of our Recruiter’s AllyTM ATS application within their business development operation,” said Jim Scherrer, President of Scherrer Resources, Inc. “IFS Securities has invested heavily in technology and is dedicated to enhancing workforce productivity by providing powerful computing technology, and our goal is to leverage that technology into increased performance, client satisfaction and advisor retention. Because IFS Securities has dedicated significant resources to their business development intranet platform, we think it’s our job to help get the most from their investment.”

Scherrer Resources, Inc. guides banks, broker/dealers, and investment companies globally to greater business success by accelerating the adoption of advances in relationship management tools. Scherrer designs, builds and supports a wide range of knowledge-based solutions that bring together leading-edge technology, proven data management competence, a full range of development services and over 25 years of information technology and finance expertise. Its comprehensive, global solutions and "Ally" brand include Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and eBusiness applications, dedicated Helpline support, training, and product launch services.

IFS Securities was founded in 1993 and become a member of FINRA in 1996. IFS Securities is a full-service independent broker-dealer who understands retail and wholesale advisory networks as well as global capital markets. IFS Securities has achieved strong growth in both capital markets and advisory services. The firm has a growing national presence of 32 offices in 17 states and Puerto Rico. The Capital Markets operations is managed from the Equity Trading Desk in Orlando, FL and the Fixed Income Desk is located in Chicago. Headquarters for IFS Securities, Inc, is in Atlanta, GA. As an SCTRCA-certified SBE/MBE/AABE company, IFS strives to work with minority-owned businesses, suppliers, and contractors.

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