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July 23, 2020 – 1:42 AM
Pete Giza and Damon Deru go for Holy Grail of portfolio rebalancing with software that shuffles stocks, bonds... and asset classes; Believe it?
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June 11, 2019 – 9:49 PM
Big surprise – Greg Friedman again knocking a competitor’s fully integrated solution. After receiving multiple emails announcing Junxure’s imminent release of a web-based CRM (announcements started early in 2012), his advice for RIAs might just be web-envy. It is difficult to understand how one who does not have a comparable offering can comment on what is bad about Tamarac’s solutions. As I am not a Tamarac employee, customer, nor RIA rep, I think RIA Biz can find a better resource for an opposing view.
I accept the criticism leveled at RIABiz but please realize that it sounds like you have an ax to grind.
I absolutely do: it is the cozy relationship between RIZBiz and Mr. Friedman used to promote Junxure. As an industry veteran who likely has great insight, I would not have objected to Mr. Friedman’s comments had he been identified as a principal of his wealth management firm Private Ocean. Once Junxure was introduced into the discussion, it became fair game in the same way Tamarac was fair game for review.