8 predictions you can't miss
Integration, integration, integration
Joyce Hanson, technology: More integration. As platform partners expand at a feverish pace, watch for advisers to use loads of applications that communicate with each other in one place. I agree with the tech experts at TD Ameritrade Institutional, for example, who stress that 2014 won’t be about any one application, but rather about integrating all the technology they use from multiple vendors.
...and...Jawbone! If you haven’t yet spotted this gadget on a quant-loving friend’s wrist, get ready to see it all over the place in 2014. Jawbone’s UP 3.0 app lets people monitor data on their sleep patterns, how many steps taken in a day and food eaten. Andy Sieg, head of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, recently bought a Jawbone wristband for about $130, and now he wears it morning, noon and night. “I totally recommend it,” he said. “I took 7,001 steps yesterday.”