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3 ways to take your planning business to the next level

June 17, 2019

It's no secret that there's been a trend toward providing advice and planning. This has been a good development, reflecting not just evolutions in the regulatory world but the preferences of an increasing number of investors. For advisers who...

Betterment for Advisors debuts paperless ACATS system

June 17, 2019

Betterment wants to remove more paperwork from the day-to-day lives of financial advisers. The digital advice company is making the Automated Customer Account Transfer Service, or ACATS, completely paperless for financial advisers using Betterment...

Finra fines former Merrill rep $5,000 over outside crypto trading

June 14, 2019

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. has fined former Merrill Lynch representative Kyung Soo Kim $5,000 and suspended him for one month for engaging in cryptocurrency trading at a firm he created outside Merrill Lynch that he did...

Cetera latest to be hit with data breach of personal information

June 13, 2019

Cetera Financial Group is the latest in a growing number of financial advice firms to be hit with a data breach, putting information for about 2,000 clients at risk. The firm confirmed the number of clients whose information was potentially...

Pershing introduces tool to help advisers choose best technology

June 13, 2019

Pershing has launched a new device to help investment advisers on its custodial platform choose the technology that best fits their businesses, the company announced Thursday. Called the tech assessment tool, it is designed to determine an adviser's...

As Uber sets sights on fintech, it could bring retirement saving and advice to the gig economy

June 12, 2019

Still not worried about mainstream technology companies moving into the financial services world? Well, a new challenger has entered the arena. Uber is reportedly planning a new outpost in New York to tap into the city's financial talent pool...

Pershing's incoming CEO sees opportunity in high-demand advisory services

June 12, 2019

Pershing's incoming chief executive said Wednesday the custodian is focused on taking advantage of the increasing market for investment advice and helping advisers on its platform expand their businesses with faster technology and richer data....

Betterment offering automated investing and advice for Optum Bank HSA

June 12, 2019

Health savings account customers of Optum Bank, one of the nation's largest HSA providers, can now use Betterment for help investing HSA money. Betterment CEO Jon Stein announced the new partnership Wednesday at CB Insights' annual Future of...

Riskalyze adds fintech veterans to leadership team with eye on aggressive growth

June 11, 2019

Riskalyze is boosting its leadership with a couple of well-known industry veterans in an effort to grow the technology's presence among larger wealth management firms. Lori Hardwick, best known for being one of the original partners of Envestnet,...

Robo offers SRI portfolios supporting racial justice

June 6, 2019

OpenInvest, a digital advice startup focused on impact investing, is introducing a new spin on socially responsible investing by building portfolios consisting only of companies committed to racial justice, both in the workforce and among executive...

Fidelity building managed accounts platform

June 6, 2019

Fidelity is firing another shot in the escalating battle over financial advisers' workstations with a new managed account platform to rival turnkey asset management platforms. The firm will announce Thursday a new wealth management platform...

The future belongs to visionaries. Let's build their tools today

June 6, 2019

If you ask someone in the financial services industry about their goals, chances are good you'll hear that they want to attract more clients, improve their client experience or accelerate their growth. The specifics vary, but most want to get...

Oranj and TradeWarrior battle moves beyond the courtroom

June 4, 2019

The executives behind Oranj and TradeWarrior are looking to move on from a litigious breakup following Oranj's majority-share acquisition of the rebalancing software in April 2017.​ One year after the deal, TradeWarrior founder and former...

ETFs now used by 88% of advisers, FPA survey finds

June 4, 2019

For the fifth year in a row, exchange-traded funds remain the most popular of 22 investment options in a survey of financial advisers by the Financial Planning Association. Currently, 88% of advisers surveyed currently use or recommend ETFs....

Merrill Lynch adding human advisers to Guided Investing robo

June 3, 2019

Bank of America is adding human financial advisers to its digital advice platform, Merrill Guided Investing. The advisers will fill a service gap between the firm's purely digital, self-directed robo-adviser and the full-service advisers of...

Personal compliance: Your social media needs to pass this important test

May 31, 2019

The inspiration for this column comes from Game of Thrones. Now there's something I never thought I'd type. The funny thing is I've never seen the show. And don't worry about spoilers, as I don't plan to watch it. But the problem as it relates...

Financial firms need to standardize data so fintechs can build next-generation software

May 31, 2019

One reason it's so difficult to develop new technology for financial advisers, or perfect the ones they use right now, is there is no universal standard for data in the financial services industry. The digital platforms at each bank, broker-dealer,...

The robo-advice market is growing, but changing

May 30, 2019

The market for direct-to-consumer digital advisers continues to grow, according to a new report from research firm Aite Group. Assets under management at direct-to-consumer digital advisers increased 15% in 2018, reaching a total of $257 billion...

Wealthfront has courted controversy with risk-parity fund

May 28, 2019

Wealthfront Inc. is known for doing the most boring type of investing possible — sticking clients' money in mutual funds and ETFs and taking a small fee. But last year, the robo-adviser launched a new product that departed from that model....

Redtail isn't the only firm with cybersecurity issues

May 28, 2019

Redtail Technology is the latest firm dealing with the fallout of a cybersecurity issue, but it likely won't be the last. In an email sent to advisers last week, Redtail blamed its leak on systems that inadvertently stored investors' personal...

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