Meridian-IQ Grows from Start-up to Industry Leader in 30 Months

Oct 17, 2012, 11:15 ET from AIQ, Inc.

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridian-IQ, a provider of Financial Advisor directories to the financial services industry, announced that they have signed over 340 major fund companies, broker-dealers and insurance companies since their launch by AIQ, Inc. in May 2010.  Used for distribution, marketing, data operations and industry research purposes, Meridian-IQ is the next generation sales and marketing workflow engine incorporating the industry's most comprehensive advisor database, time management tools and business planning software.

"We are thrilled at the reception we have received from the financial services industry," said Nicholas W. Stuller, President and CEO of AIQ, Inc., makers of Meridian-IQ.  "We have gone from a start-up to the industry's largest provider of advisor information in a matter of 30 months, validating that our client base of leading financial services firms recognizes the value and power of what Meridian-IQ offers.  Our ongoing mission is to serve as a strategic partner and resource for our clients across the data, tools and service we provide and we look to continue to add even more features in 2012 and 2013."

Meridian-IQ includes data on over 28,000 registered investment advisors, over 590,000 registered representatives, more than 4,800 broker-dealers and over 1,800 trust companies and officers.  The database is available through annual licenses.

About AIQ, Inc.

AIQ, Inc. is the maker of Meridian-IQ, a suite of cloud-based Financial Advisor directories, licensed by over 340 major fund companies, broker-dealers and insurance companies for industry research and marketing purposes.  AIQ, Inc. also provides the popular online directory of trusted financial advisors.  Advisors appearing in AdviceIQ are certified to have passed the strictest industry regulatory due diligence.  AdviceIQ also publishes syndicated personal finance content and geo-targeted advisor rankings so investors can locate financial advisors in their neighborhood who are well-matched to each investor's special needs.  AIQ is led by a veteran Wall Street team who are subject matter experts on retail financial advisors and investing.