The Future Is Here, and It Looks Like Vanguard’s New Platform
Machine intelligence now plays a critical role across all industries, says Google's Eric Schmidt; advisors ignore it at their own peril.
The 2015 IA 35 for 35
These advisor advocates, investors, politicians and thought leaders have stood out over the past 35 years and will influence financial services for decades to come.
Robo-Advisors a Potential Threat but Coexistence Is Possible: Survey
Advisors are "not sure if robo-advisors are their enemy, friend or frenemy," says Todd Clarke, CEO of CLS Investments.
Schwab, Vanguard Threaten Robo-Advisors’ Existence: Cerulli
The entrance of Schwab and Vanguard into the robo-space will make it difficult for existing eRIA firms to compete, says a Cerulli report.
Personalized Portfolios Are Under Attack
Robo-advisors and target-date funds are lulling investors into a "fairyland view of investing," and only human advisors can save them, Ron DeLegge says.
Hearsay Updates Social Media Apps for Mobile Phones
Meanwhile, Socialware introduces a brand protection tool for financial companies.
Evensky, in Reversal, Sees Annuities as Vital for Retirement
Evensky talks to ThinkAdvisor about why he changed his mind on annuities and why the notion that fiduciary advice will raise investor costs is “balderdash.”
Robo-Advisors Rip Schwab’s New Robo-Advisory Over Fees, Cash
The gloves have come off in the rock ’em, sock ’em field of robo-advice.
Hearsay Social Names CFO
William Salisbury, Hearsay's first CFO, has worked for Morgan Stanley, Avast Software and other firms.
Under the Hood: Tax Treatment of ETFs vs. Mutual Funds
Despite similarities in taxation of the two, the structural difference and potential absence of long-term capital gains in ETFs makes them a compelling investment vehicle.