Articles tagged "Microsoft"
BlackRock's no longer secretive strategy to gain ground on Vanguard and Fidelity in $10.3 trillion DC market will now be tested on 120,000 employees at five US companies where it might work -- or not
BlackRock has about $1 trillion of defined contribution assets while Fidelity and Vanguard both administer multiple trillions, so the New York giant is dangling defined benefits as a way to win the defined contributions game.
October 29, 2021 at 11:54 PM
The BlackRock-Microsoft 'reimagining' of the 401(k) market, arrives looking more like a remix of existing third-party products
The New York-Seattle cross-breeding combines annuities and BlackRock target-date funds but the superpowers expended little imagination, RIA annuity executives say.
July 27, 2020 at 9:43 PM
With Brinker Capital its first big proof of concept, BlackRock moves Aladdin onto Microsoft's cloud to automate portfolios at the RIA-client level to surpass what it always did at the fund level
The Berwyn, Pa.-based $21-billion TAMP contracts for Aladdin portfolio construction help after BlackRock chooses Azure to maximize Aladdin to become a 'language'
May 11, 2020 at 10:47 PM
New class of robos lay siege to 'antiquated' target-date-funds (TDF) market; even defender of the 401(k) citadel, Vanguard, sees handwriting on the wall
Fidelity, Ascensus, and Morningstar are all making 401(k) moves that could see automated advice replace the Vanguard-dominated TDF market but maybe Vanguard just woke up in time to cannibalize the market itself.
October 8, 2019 at 3:02 AM
Fidelity Investments takes another leap into the future, enlisting Amazon to turn advisors into virtual reality avatars, but some say it's pie-in-the-sky
Abby Johnson's metamorphing Boston financial firm needs the Seattle owner of Alexa to make its vision of remote advisors with the human touch a reality,
February 4, 2019 at 11:41 PM
VCs back Wealthbox with another $6 million as improbable play to upend CRM giants like Salesforce, Microsoft and Redtail by 'Facebooking' its look and shanghai-ing data from LinkedIn
CEO John Rourke recognizes that CRM and social media are birds of a feather and he is starting to make his startup fly with the power and simplicity of the Silicon Valley giants
February 13, 2017 at 8:22 PM
Tamarac doubles down on Microsoft to be more like Salesforce
Stuart DePina has beyond-skin-deep reason for liking Microsoft Dynamics but Salesforce has prettier-girl attributes
April 28, 2014 at 5:59 PM
How one RIA's faith in Salesforce's sophistication led to cut-and-paste hell and a major rethinking
After a dazzling SF demo, Portland Global Advisors planned to dump its advisor-dumb Microsoft CRM for Salesforce but the devil was in details
January 22, 2014 at 7:44 AM
Tamarac picks second Microsoft partner to handle spike in demand from big RIAs
Stuart DePina wants Salentica's sheer personpower to avoid getting flooded by his own pipeline
December 21, 2012 at 4:06 PM
An advertiser's-eye view of Schwab IMPACT: Who's doing what right?
Sponsors that use an outgoing approach get tremendous client inflow