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Envestnet buys Yodlee and its treasure trove of 'permissioned' data by selling its vision of the future of financial advice

The Chicago overachiever's deal is its third Silicon Valley acquisition overall, and second this year

Author Brooke Southall August 10, 2015 at 10:11 PM
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Anil Arora: There’s an enormous transformation going on in financial services, and we’re going to accelerate that.




Stephen Winks

Stephen Winks

August 11, 2015 — 8:47 PM

Yodlee has come a long way from screen scraping. It positions Envestnet to empower advisors to discern whether a recommendation adds value in the context of all a client’s holdings. This is the threshold question in advisory services, not routinely addressed in a brokerage format. It is literally individualized advice required for fiduciary duty. The Yodlee/EnvestNet combination bodes great things for advisory services. Now all that left is a simplifying authenticated prudent investment process in support of fiduciary standing which would remove confusion in brokerage circles as what is in the clients best interest, removing fear of fiduciary duty.

Stephen Winks

Bill Winterberg

Bill Winterberg

August 13, 2015 — 1:20 PM

For the record, “virtually all advisors” do NOT “have some ability to view accounts held away.”

Unless you count requesting clients’ paper statements.

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