Why Barry Ritholtz Went Robo
The CIO and blogger talks to ThinkAdvisor about his firm's robo-platform, Liftoff, and why he'd wish for a market crash if he were a millennial.
Cybersecurity Tops Advisors’ Compliance Worries: Poll
Other big worries cited in the survey were FATCA compliance, advertising and fraud prevention.
SEC Enforcement: Fantasy Sports-Style Investing Site Gets a Little Too Real
Meanwhile, Massachusetts-based Interinvest Corp. and its owner funneled more than $17 million in client assets into four troubled Canadian penny stock companies, the SEC says.
Keeping Up With the Robo-Race
Efforts to help advisors beat back potential competition from robo-advisors continues this year with two recent offerings—one born of a collaboration between Vanare and NestEgg Wealth, and another from social media company Hearsay Social.
Online-Only Banking a Boost to Emerging Markets
The launch of Tencent’s online-only private bank venture, WeBank, has highlighted a new area of expansion for companies in China and emerging markets in general.
E-Commerce Opportunities Heat Up Across Asia
Although e-commerce has been talked about for a while, the sector is starting to really heat up now.
United Capital Acquires FlexScore Creators Valley Wealth
United Capital said Thursday that it has acquired Valley Wealth, an RIA based in California, that has $320 million in AUM.
Don’t Let Clients Take Their Passwords to the Grave
Digital estate planning expert Jamie Hopkins on how helping clients safeguard digital assets benefits advisors, and how it's even more complicated than you think.
Investor Optimism Falls on Retirees’ Worries
Most Americans say the markets are a "fair" or "poor" way for average investors to grow wealth, a Wells Fargo/Gallup study found.
Skip Schweiss, TDA’s Advisor Sage: The 2014 IA 25 Profile
Skip Schweiss has worked with advisors for 25 years. He understands their animus toward regulation, but says there’s a much bigger threat on the horizon.