Articles tagged "Personal Capital"


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Power Player: Bill Harris raises yet another $40 million on strength of winning big accounts willing to pay a grown-up price

Personal Capital has a leg-up in the mass production of classic RIA-to-high-net-worth services using technology, people and process, even if the brand elicits shrugs

July 31, 2017 — 11:46 PM UTC

Schwab CTO's speech in NYC spotlights an RIA business addicted to innovation – with no fresh fix in sight

Timothy Heier set the lower-morale tone at In|Vest 2017 of a B2B industry waiting for a Mark Zuckerberg to push it forward again -- perhaps with artificial intelligence as the final frontier

July 20, 2017 — 9:37 PM UTC

Andy Rachleff blasts flesh-and-blood advisors -- even planners -- as Wealthfront returns to offense in robo game after losing ground under former QB Adam Nash

The Redwood City robo's founder and CEO sneers at the traditional retirement planning process even as Wealthfront concedes it's still chasing the essential snark of automated advice: artificial intelligence

February 24, 2017 — 5:33 PM UTC

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 — 6:51 PM UTC

The odd and open courtship between the SEC and robo-advisors plays out again -- this time at an SEC-hosted webcast panel in Washington, D.C.

Mary Jo White introduced a forum with representatives from FutureAdvisor, Betterment and Personal Capital who mostly just nodded in assent at each other

November 15, 2016 — 10:22 PM UTC

How Personal Capital got a stunning $1-billion AUM boost in six months -- after gathering its first $2 billion over six years

CEO BIll Harris says part of the secret is hiring human advisors to stoke referrals

September 21, 2016 — 9:12 PM UTC

Why legacy firms that buy robos in haste show no signs of urgency after they take title

Too much hustle and ambition can be as harmful as too little, according Jasen Yang's closely argued analysis

September 1, 2016 — 10:30 PM UTC

How Personal Capital plans to spend its $75 million of green to grow and become better known as the un-robo robo

Using the Denver locale as lure, the Silicon Valley RIA will bulk up on advisors, engineers and marketers

May 24, 2016 — 12:32 AM UTC

Personal Capital gets $75 million investment and an ex-Schwab retail chief in Jeff Carney

The Bill Harris-founded call-center RIA, which manages $2.4 billion in assets, hits it $500-million bogey for valuation

May 19, 2016 — 11:30 AM UTC

After her Stanford B-school classmates rip on FAs at reunion, a stung Min Zhang takes uber north to Pershing RIA event to hear out Kitces, Tibergien and Poirier on the topic

Mark Tibergien, Mike Kitces, Addepar CEO and others in San Francisco show pathway to capturing the hearts and savings of 'bankless' millennials

May 6, 2016 — 9:05 PM UTC

Betterment raises $100 million a year after a $60-million round, enabling it to step up efforts to win the HNW wallet

The conversation is moving from play money to competing with Fidelity, Merrill Lynch and Schwab as it seeks build out a full-service offering to win plan sponsors, rich individuals and RIAs

March 29, 2016 — 11:57 AM UTC

NextCapital raises $16 million as its founder goes where Financial Engines' 401(k) robo strategy didn't

Betting giant asset managers will carry the day, recovering co-founder of Personal Capital Rob Foregger seeks firms like Russell Investments, Alliance Bernstein as VC investors and as enterprise clients

December 17, 2015 — 7:17 PM UTC

Amid growth slowdown, Personal Capital lists with an investment bank but critics debate if it means 'blood in the water'

Bill Harris has done things his way until now but may hand over control to a giant for a $500 million payday

December 11, 2015 — 10:58 PM UTC

Almost lost in the robo shuffle, Personal Capital, in its 'special category,' is winning as told by an overlooked metric: revenues

Silicon Valley pioneer Bill Harris is struggling to goose the faltering free-to-premium conversion rate while keeping a weather eye on the big guys barging onto the field

September 15, 2015 — 6:11 PM UTC

At INSITE in Orlando, Pershing outs its robo-religious conversion complete with open API store, Silicon Valley and India skunkworks, Marstone robo deal and unabashed digi-speak

Mark Tibergien says Pershing has gotten BNY to chum the RIA waters with loans and anticipates a 'flood' of billion-dollar wirehouse breakaways

June 8, 2015 — 7:34 PM UTC