“In the old world of monolithic systems, there are no open APIs and people do not facilitate any rapid integration of best of breed systems. Where there’s a volatile market, you need to be able to move quickly. So I think advisors need to control the user experience and the client experience much more than […]
From Wealth Management AI, Winners of WealthTech, Conference Summaries and Stranger Things in the wealth management technology and digital banking industry, here are the top ten posts of 2018.
How much do you need to spend to build a wealth management platform that is able to compete with the established market leaders? Around $60 million, based on the total investments gathered by upstart wealthtech vendor AdvisorEngine. This is how much cash the firm has grabbed since 2014, when it was launched by Rich Cancro, who […]
I’m writing this post from seat 29C on a United flight from Newark to Los Angeles where I’ll be attending this year’s T3 Advisor Conference. The ability to stay productive almost 24/7 is both a boon and bane. Advances in technology provide me with wifi access at 35,000 feet, but also piles on the pressure […]
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 […]
Another exciting year in wealth management has passed and it seemed like a whirlwind of activity right up until December 31st. We covered a wide range of topics from risk tolerance and financial planning software to robo-advisors and the biggest M&A deals. But what are the top ten WMToday posts from 2015? These are the ten most popular posts […]
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, Envestnet shelled out almost $600 million to purchase data aggregator Yodlee. The reverberations from this deal are still making their way across the industry. After spending about a year talking about licensing deals and partnerships, Envestnet CEO Jud Bergman came to the conclusion that Yodlee’s […]
Another jammed-packed day of advisor information at the Envestnet Advisor Summit 2015 from a very sunny Chicago. It was 80 degrees outside yesterday, but for the 1,600 advisors attendees here, it was cool and comfortable as they soaked up the tips, instructions and best practices for Envestnet’s ever-growing suite of products and services. Take a […]