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Schwab keeps forced cash allocation for newly announced advisers' robo
The custodian will require institutional users of its robo-platform to hold a certain amount of assets in cash. (See also: 10 top robo-advisers to watch)
Stronghold takes wraps off robo matchmaker
Stronghold Financial, the advisory firm that found itself at the center of controversy last fall because of its ties to self-help guru Tony Robbins, believes its robo-matchmaking service is ready for prime time.The San Diego-based firm announced Wednesday that it is partnering with Jemstep, an
Orion hot and heavy for UMAs
Orion Advisor Services, looking forward to an infusion of capital from its impending acquisition by TA Associates, has set its sight on unified managed accounts.
Wealth Access integrates with MoneyGuidePro
A personal financial management platform is streamlining its process with the financial planning software MoneyGuidePro.
Envestnet acquires tech company Upside
Outsourced investing platform will use Upside's portal for financial planning and investment management in effort to keep advisers ahead of robo trend.
To improve portfolio diversification, look to technology
Traditional, institutional, buy-and-hold asset allocation model isn't the best fit for all clients.
Transcription app Mobile Assistant gets upgrade, partners with Salesforce
Mobile Assistant, the transcription app for financial advisers, has integrated with Salesforce and updated its iPhone apps. Advisers who use Mobile Assistant speak their notes into the app on their mobile phone and receive the transcription in their inbox or customer relationship management system
Due diligence in the age of flash crashes
The dominance of algorithms in trading means advisers need to re-evaluate their processes
Robo-advisers can't handle complex decisions
Critical thinking that requires human reasoning spells an opportunity for human advisers
Having integrated technology can improve RIAs' businesses
Examples of how RIAs can make workflows more efficient by making sure their technology communicates
Wealthy investors choose traditional advisers over robo-advisers
Study finds affluent prefer face-to-face meetings, don't trust online advice platforms.
Hearsay unveils service to boost advisers' online presence
Hearsay Social, a social-networking platform for financial advisers, has announced a new program intended to help advisers improve their websites and better connect with new and existing clients.
Morgan Stanley data breach focus shifts to hackers from adviser
U.S. authorities examining whether fired adviser Marsh was targeted by hackers after he took data from the wirehouse.
Betterment raises $60 million in new venture capital
In a new round of funding, Betterment has raised $60 million from private equity firm Francisco Partners, increasing the firm's totalinvestment to nearly $105 million. The new deal for Betterment, a robo-adviser that offers clients diversification and automated rebalancing, highlights the promise
Where advisers need to go to find new technology
This year's T3 Conference provided a wealth of demos, panels and exhibits on tools that can help RIAs grow