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Why BlackRock's purchase of FutureAdvisor for $152 million could be a deal of destiny

FutureAdvisor will nestle into BlackRock's risk management unit armed with iShares while Wealthfront and Schwab favor Vanguard ETFs

Author Brooke Southall September 2, 2015 at 7:52 PM
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Bo Lu is said to have parlayed an introduction to Larry Fink into a lucrative liquidity event.

C G

C G

September 2, 2015 — 11:03 PM

Ask WorkDay about B to C vs B to B. WorkDay has done very well and they go out of their way on their roadshows to talk about how they took cues from Google and Amazon, not SAP. They know something about this, their engineers built PeopleSoft for B to B in the 1990s.

If Blackrock has a problem its because its systems were built during a different era.

Bill Winterberg

Bill Winterberg

September 3, 2015 — 1:29 PM

Brooke, Google “Betterment 13F” and you’ll get the answers you wanted on the ETFs they use.


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