Articles tagged "Mike Alfred"

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Two years after the $199 million FolioDynamix sale, Aaron Schumm jumps back in the B2B RIA game but not to compete -- yet

Staked to $4.5M of F-Prime and FinTech Collective cash, Vestwell will stay in 401(k) for now but roll its business model over soon enough to IRAs

October 4, 2016 — 6:22 PM UTC

AdvisorHub slams Barron's for its advisor list - correlating higher rankings with higher complaint rates

Jed Horowitz cites an unholy alliance between the Dow Jones publication and the many advisors and firms who make the list -- with criteria based largely on asset accumulation

April 28, 2016 — 7:57 PM UTC

Robo-deal catapults Goldman Sachs into defined contribution business that's as downmarket as it gets

The Wall Street giant buys Honest Dollar, which makes SEP IRAs easy for 1099-receiving workers

March 21, 2016 — 7:29 PM UTC

Investopedia's grand scheme for RIAs to act as its answer army and why leads and referrals may be beside the point

So far 100 advisors have signed onto's sister-site for the opportunity to dispense free advice to investors who probably won't become clients

March 15, 2016 — 8:22 PM UTC

Betterment adds 50 firms to its new 401(k) plan -- and IBM and Marcia Wagner connections

Smaller companies with Betterment-ish-sounding names like Earnest Operations and Boxed are the early guinea pigs but big dogs are on the robo's 401(k) board of directors

January 27, 2016 — 7:24 PM UTC

RIAs stay the course in holding Schwab to its promise of an RIA-in-charge 401(k) plan with a promising result

Only when RIAs proved they'd only take 'yes' for an answer on open architecture and themselves installed as fiduciaries did their San Francisco-based custodian yield with just a minor Morningstar contingency

November 3, 2015 — 8:07 PM UTC

Dimensional Fund Advisors to launch 13 target date funds but can its RIA 'cult' deliver success?

The Austin, Texas-based fund giant sees a 401(k) opening the size of its home state if Vanguard, T.Rowe and Fido are any indication

October 16, 2015 — 4:33 PM UTC

Betterment jumps headlong into the 401(k) business spurred by a conviction that even Vanguard Group is unfriendly to investors in this arena

The New York robo-advisor is going full stack, competing with Fidelity Investments on everything from recordkeeping to financial advice

September 11, 2015 — 2:22 PM UTC

What I learned about our industry’s toughness, endurance and character across four peaks, 28 miles and 7,500 vertical feet in Aspen

Bears, lightning, not to mention the 'Frigid Air Pass' and the 'Soul Crusher,' challenged the RIA adventurers on their fourth, and most grueling, trek

August 12, 2015 — 6:55 PM UTC

What exactly to make of the big robo-advice deal that, according to Reuters, Financial Engines and Wells Fargo are nearing

The pieces -- 401(k) pricing, DOL, Supreme Court and massive scale -- are all in place to make the Silicon Valley-San Francisco deal make sense, analysts say

May 26, 2015 — 7:56 PM UTC