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99 Takeaways from the Riskalyze Fearless Investing Summit 2018

If there is one other thing that Aaron Klein does well, besides building a successful software company, it’s running a conference. Last year’s client conference in Lake Tahoe was a smashing success, so expectations were high for The Riskalyze Fearless Investing Summit 2018 held in San Antonio, TX. We really shouldn’t have been worried at […]

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3 Trends Helping UMAs Break Through $1 Trillion in Assets

Have unified managed accounts (UMAs) finally arrived? After almost two decades of hype, UMAs are on the precipice of an amazing feat. This most complex of managed accounts programs is finally going to eclipse $1 trillion in assets. According to data from Cerulli, by the end of Q1 2018 UMA assets reached $986 billion.  This […]

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3 Reasons Why Model Marketplaces Are Taking Off

It seems as though every wealthtech vendor and custodian has launched their own model marketplace. It’s gotten to the point where I’m expecting to see model offerings at the drive thru at Dunkin Donuts one day soon.  According to research from Cerulli, 80% of all financial advisors use some type of model portfolios in their […]

Model Marketplace

5 Retail Model Marketplaces Struggle for Advisor Assets

This article is the second in our series on the tools and technologies that help connect asset managers to their distribution networks. Whether they are called hubs, exchanges or marketplaces they have a wide variety of functionality and business models and they all share one key feature; ability to transmit managers’ investment models to sponsor […]

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Orion Advisor Tries to Eclipse the Competition With New Portfolio Rebalancer

Back in the early 1990’s, when software was still delivered on floppy disks, it was common for software to be sold as separate applications, with each one costing hundreds of dollars each.  They didn’t communicate with each other and their user interfaces were often completely different. But then, Microsoft, which was just getting a handle […]

iRebal for Roboadvisors

Can TD Ameritrade Turn iRebal Into the RoboAdvisor Engine of Choice?

While stand-alone robo-advisor assets have flatlined, deep pocketed players are still circling, hoping to land a bargain and jump start their digital strategy.  Firms are pitching themselves as technology plays rather than just online RIA’s that mostly eschew human advisors. TD Ameritrade is positioning their latest version of iRebal as the ‘Intel inside’ for online advisors.  The technology savvy custodian […]

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3 Secrets of Portfolio Rebalancing by Michael Kitces

Rebalancing is a word that advisors know all too well.  With so much already written about portfolio rebalancing software and strategies, what is it about the subject that fills a conference room to capacity?  That is what I was wondering while sitting in the audience at the IMCA’s 2016 conference, waiting for Michael Kitces to take the stage and […]

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Oranj David Lyon: We’re The Un-Robo-Advisor

Today, using Uber to hail a cab, Amazon to buy electronics or Venmo to transfer money have become commonplace. Dealing with a live person to handle every day tasks seems almost quaint and old fashioned.  So, why would engaging with a financial advisor be any different? As reported in a recent Boston Consulting Group study, […]

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What’s New in Portfolio Rebalancing Tools?

This is a summary from a panel discussion from the Technology Tools for Today (T3) 2015 Conference – Advisor Edition.  Four of the top vendors in portfolio rebalancing software solutions were brought together to discuss the latest trends, new features and functionality and whether or not you should select an automated advisory solution or one […]

Tactical ETF Managers

Should RIAs Use Tactical ETF Managers?

The low cost of ownership, high diversification, high liquidity and other general attributes of Exchange Traded Funds (ETF’s) are well known and have helped drive their growth and popularity. So how can a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) take advantage of ETF’s to build diversified investment strategies for their clients? A panel discussion at the Money Management […]