Articles tagged "Wealthfront"

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FolioDynamix president uses conference to KO robos and call them a 'free beta test'

A half-full message on DOL rules is the federal mandate to ask clients about held-away assets as a matter of fiduciary responsibility

September 23, 2016 — 6:23 PM UTC

What to make of Wealthfront's three big hires and why its artificial intelligence bid may be indefensible as a strategy

The Redwood City robo bets big on an ex-Google engineering whiz amid a Betterment onslaught and after a period of high-profile departures

September 22, 2016 — 9:06 PM UTC

Why legacy firms that buy robos in haste show no signs of urgency after they take title

Too much hustle and ambition can be as harmful as too little, according Jasen Yang's closely argued analysis

September 1, 2016 — 10:30 PM UTC

Talent exodus hits Wealthfront including heads of product, marketing and compliance

Elliot Shmukler is credited with much of the product development that vaulted the robo from $150 million to $3.5 billion

July 26, 2016 — 10:08 PM UTC

E*Trade finds now the right time to launch its e-advice robo with an 'active' twist

The New York-based discount broker means to put $1-million minimum-bogey institutional funds in the hands of retail investors

July 8, 2016 — 11:11 PM UTC

Vanguard CEO says: 'We are a technology company' and hints strongly that robo-for-RIAs may be in the offing

Bill McNabb oversees 3,000 engineers who are willing to pay for 'dry holes' in drilling for the next Shaybah Oil Field of financial advice

June 16, 2016 — 8:17 PM UTC

Eaton Vance leads a $40-million investment round in SigFig with an eye toward capturing some of its lightning to spark NextShares

For his millions, Eaton Vance's Tom Faust gets a seat at the SigFig table, which he hopes his firm can leverage

May 26, 2016 — 8:18 PM UTC

After Betterment's $100 million VC raise makes 25 newspapers, Wealthfront unveils 3.0 on blog and Twitter

The big Redwood City robo is staying in character by touting 'artificial intelligence,' in synch with Facebook's CEO, but whether it's a real delineation or simple evolution is hard to tell

April 19, 2016 — 9:35 PM UTC

Betterment raises $100 million a year after a $60-million round, enabling it to step up efforts to win the HNW wallet

The conversation is moving from play money to competing with Fidelity, Merrill Lynch and Schwab as it seeks build out a full-service offering to win plan sponsors, rich individuals and RIAs

March 29, 2016 — 11:57 AM UTC

The ironic reason robo-advisors aren't gorging on assets -- a determination to dictate bloodlessly to millennials

Whether you're talking B2B or B2C, the eRIA robo-advisor website personae are dull, disconnected and trying too hard to act grown-up

March 15, 2016 — 9:31 PM UTC