Articles tagged "F2 Strategy"
InvestCloud CEO John Wise and management team ousted after VC investors grow impatient for long-promised deliverables that always seemed just over the rainbow
Dubbed an 'Envestnet killer,' the LA company has yet to deliver disruption from its $1 billion VC investment combined with roughly $1.5 billion of other motley gems.
April 26, 2023 at 11:25 PM
With AUM growth stalled since Bain bought $290-million stake in 2021, Carson Wealth is seeking greener 401(k) pastures by choosing Vestwell's 'dirt cheap' fees
The Omaha, Neb., RIA slid below $19 billion by end of 2022 but has a deal with Vestwell to encourage its RIAs to seek 401(k) plans
January 18, 2023 at 3:33 AM
Tuning its 'machine' business model, Hightower Advisors just hired an ex-Carlyle due-diligence maven for alts investing to offer an alternative to the CAIS and iCapital standard inventory
The $141-billion AUA Chicago aggregator sees a big future of $50-million-and-up UHNW clients, and it want to maximize RIA access to premier alts managers.
August 2, 2022 at 2:24 AM
Doug Fritz's startup in Santa Cruz is a surfing safari that is beginning to make waves by providing billion-plus RIAs with software shock troops
The former Wells Fargo and First Republic wealth tech guy now has an F2 team of 20-plus scattered nationally for his outsourced chief technology officer business.
November 23, 2021 at 2:07 AM
Mindful of 'Snapchat' dynamic, BlackRock takes big Acorns stake after the micro-robo wins 2.2 million investors in 12 months
The $6.3-trillion asset manager led the $50-million round to ensure a foothold at LA-based firm with an app that onboards 6,000 investors daily
May 24, 2018 at 3:28 AM
Greg Friedman rallies RIAs at Junxure conference -- then news of Envestnet-FolioDynamix deal turns up the heat
The $2-trillion platform consolidation stunned open architecture-minded CRM-users who suspect bundling's advantages may quickly turn to diminishing returns
October 2, 2017 at 9:00 PM
Hitting home run, Envestnet buys FolioDynamix creating '$2-trillion' super-platform
The Chicago-based giant outsourcer buys its closest competitor for $195 million -- less than what hastily liquidating Actua paid years ago
September 25, 2017 at 11:27 PM
As Goldman Sachs' badly kept secret about branding an advice robot leaks out, Goldman-watchers see contours of Lloyd Blankfein's grand if 'scattergun' virtual advice strategy take shape
The NYC investment bank's CEO may be saving the Goldman brand for last after smart beta ETFs, Honest Dollar, Motif and 'Marcus by Goldman Sachs' are up and running
March 30, 2017 at 7:20 PM
RBC Wealth Management adds NextCapital to its robo lineup with a head-scratching explanation about its earlier pick of FutureAdvisor
It appears Rob Foregger's robo-come-lately has leapfrogged its bigger, better-funded automated portfolio offering -- although the 'why' of it is open to interpretation
November 21, 2016 at 6:51 PM
What to make of how Wells Fargo and SigFig are cooking up an unprecedented cross-sell of wealth management to retail bank customers
The deal, unlike some others by SigFig, is not to aid W-2 or 1099 advisors of the (Wells Fargo) wirehouse or bank, but to compete for assets on an open battle field
November 17, 2016 at 10:05 PM
Vanguard set to launch geek-spirited think tank in heart of Philly as its 'robo' (that really isn't) hits $47 billion of AUM
The 'innovation center' adds to CEO Bill McNabb's theme of Google emulation and perches at the nexus of Penn, Drexel, Temple and other local universities