What's the most essential - but cumbersome - tool of a mutual fund wholesaler?

Hands down, it's that all-important laptop computer into which regional field salespeople often pour huge volumes of contact names, addresses, phone numbers and relevant data, calendar appointments, sales and marketing ideas, and even sales presentations. Essentially, a wholesaler's entire book of business rests with the information imbedded within one tough-to-lug laptop PC.

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