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Vanguard CEO Bill McNabb tells advisers to embrace robos or fall behind

June 16, 2016

The Vanguard Group has a message for financial advisers: Stop resisting the robo-advice movement and instead, run toward it with gusto. Speaking Wednesday in Chicago at the Morningstar conference, Vanguard chief executive William McNabb said...

XY Planning Network on the hunt for innovative financial adviser technology for young clients

June 15, 2016

XY Planning Network, the organization of advisers serving Gen X and Gen Y clients, is searching for new software vendors to address the financial planning issues of young clients. In an attempt to find these innovators, the group, which has...

Beating robo-advisers at their own game

June 15, 2016

I'm attending the Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago, beginning with a panel titled "Adviser technology: incorporating the latest tools into your practice." Moderated by technology expert Joel Bruckenstein, panelists James Dowd of...

Microsoft-LinkedIn deal could boost adviser productivity, expand client base

June 13, 2016

Microsoft announced Monday it was acquiring professional social networking website LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, a deal that could prove beneficial for financial advisers. In two separate memos, the chief executives of Microsoft and LinkedIn said...

How software can help smooth the transition to fiduciary-rule compliance

June 9, 2016

Although the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) fiduciary rule has become the subject of two new lawsuits that could delay implementation, many investment advisers, brokers-dealers and other firms that offer retirement accounts are making operational...

Pershing's API store highlights potential, complexities of open architecture

June 8, 2016

Pershing has released six pieces of code financial firms can use to build customized versions of their software. Integration is one of the top items on Pershing's to-do list this year. The custodian and its parent company, Bank of New York Mellon,...

Software to make compliance easy for financial advisers

June 7, 2016

Following through and documenting ongoing compliance tasks can sometimes be overwhelming. Yet, this is a reality all financial advisers must face. From returns dispersion to reporting, billing to fee schedules, advertising to gift recording,...

Lack of regulation on CRM note-taking can put advisers in sticky software scenarios

June 3, 2016

A recent Finra case underscores the trouble advisers can find themselves in when modifying notes on their client relationship management systems. In May, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority fined Ameriprise representative David B. Tysk...

Morningstar acquires bond analytics firm InvestSoft Technology

June 1, 2016

Morningstar has acquired InvestSoft Technology, a fixed-income analytics software provider, it announced in a press release. The purchase was made in response to clients' requests for more fixed-income capabilities, said Frannie Besztery, head...

Don't fear the robo: Some millennials like working with human financial advisers

May 27, 2016

New research suggests that some tech-crazy millennial investors are moving beyond the robos to work closely with human financial advisers. Phoenix Marketing International calls them Active Wealth Millennials, a group with a minimum $100,000...

3 apps to help advisers stay on task while traveling

May 26, 2016

As a road warrior, I use a lot of technology. For convenience, there's nothing better than my iPhone and iPad. (I also have my laptop in case I need it.) The fact that they're lightweight, instant-starting and multifunctional make these my most-used...

Finra fines and suspends adviser for software misconduct involving 78-year-old client in variable annuity case

May 25, 2016

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. levied a $50,000 fine against an Ameriprise general securities representative who altered his software notes to document his recommendations, for a 78-year-old client, to invest $2 million in...

T3 tech conference partners locked in legal fight over profits

May 24, 2016

Bill Winterberg, an industry financial software expert, sued Technology Tools for Today conference co-founder Joel Bruckenstein for allegedly not paying him $229,000, which Winterberg claims is his half of the profits from last fall's T3 enterprise...

Envestnet flexes its muscles with new Yodlee app innovations expected by end of year

May 19, 2016

Envestnet, the wealth management technology provider, is using Yodlee, the data aggregation and analytics company it acquired last August, to offer financial advisers new personal finance apps that crunch and display clients' assets, said Bill...

Adviser trade groups tap tech vendors as an extra perk for members

May 17, 2016

Non-profit organizations in the industry boast numerous ways advisers can build their practices, such as solid networking opportunities and extensive conferences, but members often overlook the technology perks they can get with various vendor...

3 email marketing systems that won't break the bank

May 17, 2016

Email marketing can be a great way for financial advisers to reach new prospects. In fact, a recent study conducted by MailChimp indicated that 74% of marketers expect their email to produce a positive return on investment. However, to realize...

Why Pershing is cherry-picking the robo-advisers it offers its clients

May 6, 2016

Pershing has chosen to integrate a variety of robo-advisers as opposed to building or buying one, and has started with four very different choices. Bank of New York Mellon's Pershing, a custody and clearing firm, is adding three new digital...

Pershing adds three new robo-advisers in latest push into digital advice

May 4, 2016

Pershing has picked up three new robo-adviser partners — Jemstep, SigFig and Vanare — in its latest push to offer more digital advice options to its advisers, a spokeswoman confirmed on Wednesday. Jim Crowley, chief relationship officer...

Morningstar launches new client portal to tap data aggregation capabilities

May 2, 2016

Morningstar launched a new client portal for advisers on Monday, saying the service will free up adviser time and strengthen relationships between advisers and their clients. Client information will be updated daily, and includes a stream of...

Bright side of the new DOL fiduciary rule: Tech and efficiency

April 24, 2016

Well, it's finally happening. The Labor Department's fiduciary rule has landed, and the effects of the historic final rule announced April 6 are starting to ripple through the financial advisory industry. But for all the bellyaching surrounding...

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