[TD Ameritrade] built an ecosystem that nurtures and thrives on innovation, and I think that was probably one of the most compelling reasons that Schwab stepped in to pick them up today. Whereas these larger platforms are much slower to see change until it’s too late. I think Schwab recognized that they weren’t able to […]
“There is a large and growing stakeholder group of fee-only advisors that are locked in a battle with every custodial platform to game the custodians’ commission system for the benefit of their clients because that’s how you look good as a fee-only advisor.” — Michael Kitces, Publisher, Nerd’s Eye View Michael Kitces began his career […]
“When summer gathers up her robes of glory, And, like a dream, glides away.” — Sarah Helen Whitman Now that summer has glided away and left us with only memories of vacations and longer days, I thought this would be an opportune time to share some insights as we all get ready for fall. And […]
In 1999, a young Chinese entrepreneur with a B.A. in English founded a company with the lofty goal of becoming the world’s largest online marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of goods. Back in the mid-2000s, when his firm was battling eBay in China, reporters used to call him “Crazy Jack” because of his animated speaking […]
“Good ideas are always crazy, until they’re not.” – Larry Page, co-founder of Google When Envestnet CEO Jud Bergman announced that his company was shelling out just under $600 million to buy data aggregator Yodlee, saying that the market did not approve was an understatement. The firm was blasted by both the press and equity […]
From Wealth Management AI, Winners of WealthTech, Conference Summaries and Stranger Things in the wealth management technology and digital banking industry, here are the top ten posts of 2018.
This post usually comes out at the end of December, but life got a little busy for us around the holidays. Better late than never, right? The list below is a handy resource for our regular readers who might have missed a post or two during the year. It’s also quite useful for visitors who might […]
Banks are traditionally stodgy institutions built on creaky, old infrastructure and usually being the last ones to adopt new technologies. This has been true regarding robo-advisors and digital advice platforms, where broker-dealers and RIA’s have taken the lead over the past few years. But now, it seems that change is coming. While the growth of […]