Articles Published 6/2016


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How RIAs took one approach to Brexit and asset managers another -- and why only the latter group has egg on its face

With the markets virtually even with a week ago, asset managers now need to contend with all those already shopworn webinar ideas that followed their inability to predict the Leave vote

June 30, 2016 — 8:09 PM UTC

Alert to Pershing's API move and eMoney's dashboard acumen, TD Ameritrade brings its API partners to Texas to drive home its first-mover advantage

TD does (almost) Dallas as it announces 100-plus third-party vendor integrations while keeping an eye on the competition

June 30, 2016 — 12:05 AM UTC

Betterment explains why its Brexit-sparked trading halt on Friday wasn't 'suspended' trading

The $4.8-billion robo-advisor frames its trading actions in terms of discretionary management of assets but the prerogative it asserts puts RIA clients in a tight spot

June 28, 2016 — 10:43 PM UTC

DOL rule still has feet tangled in the struggle to define difference between 'suitability' and 'fiduciary'

Fiduciares keep flunking a definition of useful accountability and the giant brokerage lobby keeps exploiting its 'F'

June 27, 2016 — 6:26 PM UTC

Betterment shut down trading post-Brexit to dodge 'trading blindly into extraordinary volatility'

The New York-based robo takes a 150-minute time-out saying to do otherwise would have been 'irresponsible'

June 24, 2016 — 7:08 PM UTC

The inverted reverence dynamic at The In|Vest event and why Bill Crager is so over it

Tomorrow is here: Wirehouse execs and IBM types play groupies as robo-founders leaned back in their chairs

June 23, 2016 — 6:19 PM UTC

Schwab wows EXPLORE 2016 crowd with revived bid to advertise RIAs with two magic ingredients: Schwab branding and a budget of 'millions' of dollars

Though skeptical observers call the effort window dressing, the San Francisco custody giant is incorporating lessons learned from the lackluster RIA-Stands-For-You campaign of 2011

June 22, 2016 — 7:50 PM UTC

At mostly morose Morningstar conference, mutual fund wholesalers play cards face-up on perma-dislocation -- and the glimmers of hope that innovation provides

The Chicago conference had a somber feel as it sought answers and as RIAs bemoaned structural impediments to using low-cost institutional retirement funds

June 21, 2016 — 8:04 PM UTC

The overnight maturation of In|Vest 2016 was like green bananas going straight to brown for some but Joe Duran made sure it bore fruit

A pure robo, a quasi-robo, an RIA-herder and an insurance man walked onto a panel, riffing on Jon Oliver's scathing fiduciary take

June 20, 2016 — 8:41 PM UTC

What Neesha Hathi told the In|Vest 2016 in NYC crowd in her debut as Schwab robo chief -- and how she elicited one gasp from the crowd

Though declining to offer a glimpse of the future, Hathi surprised with stats showing Schwab is succeeding against the upstart robos with older, less web-savvy customers

June 17, 2016 — 8:58 PM UTC

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