Envestnet nabs Dani Fava to cross-pollinate semi-autonomous units and reap 'financial wellness' as the end product
The Chicago outsourcer has a massive, partially disconnected arsenal of products that CEO Bill Crager is rationalizing into 'wellness' with yet another new unit.
|July 23, 2020 — 1:42 AM|
'Fraud' lawsuit slams Plaid on eve of historic $5.3-billion payday; some experts say it's a 'fishing expedition,' but plaintiff's lawyers say, 'This is no shakedown' -- Second suit follows in July
It's been six months since Visa agreed to a wild valuation for the seven year-old Yodlee competitor that caused wealth fintechs to retain investment bankers left and right. Now Plaid faces two class action suits
|June 10, 2020 — 12:40 AM|
Tired of having their screens scraped, Schwab and Fidelity launch API initiatives to curtail the practice -- rewarding some, but not all scrapers with cleaner data
Opening up their APIs gives both powerhouses the ability to share data while also making it more secure -- it also puts them back in the driver's seat in choosing who gets it.
|May 29, 2020 — 4:45 AM|
Envestnet cautions about Yodlee subscription 'headwinds' and the FTC asking more Yodlee-data questions as the company recorded a blowout revenue quarter
With the Redwood City-based analytics unit's possible sale put to bed for now, the Chicago firm reveals new worries about data privacy and competition but Envestnet proper's automated platform is the bomb in pandemic shutdown
|May 19, 2020 — 2:48 AM|
Behind the scenes, Envestnet's board of directors had much to tussle over before finally subtracting the 'interim' from Bill Crager's CEO title
With Jud Bergman gone at a chairman, a power struggle ensued to fill that spot, and the process dragged when taking the company private came under review
|April 2, 2020 — 2:34 AM|
Envestnet, caught in speculative web over possible Yodlee spinoff--or sale of company, itself--has Wall Street scrambling to buy on the rumor
'Large private-equity firms, in particular, are said to be interested,' Barron's reports, but who's driving the conversation--the company, news media or speculators?
|February 3, 2020 — 8:26 PM|
The odd case of Envestnet/Yodlee getting singled out as data scofflaw, just four days after Visa deal to buy rival Plaid and nine months after Raj Udeshi's 'Theranos' outcry
Three Capitol Hill Democrats urged the Federal Trade Commission to probe the small firm -- and nobody else -- with little explanation of where its practices allegedly diverge from the norm
|January 27, 2020 — 7:29 PM|
Visa gambles $5.3 billion that Plaid will pay Big Data dividends while big-footing Envestnet-Yodlee and beating back fintech banking competitors
The Silicon Valley credit card king positions itself in the Yodlee data aggregation world by buying a San Francisco startup, which serves Betterment, Acorns and others.
|January 22, 2020 — 7:11 PM|
Jud Bergman, wife Mary Miller-Bergman die tragically in San Francisco head-on car collision, stunning a devastated RIA business community
The 62 year-old Envestnet CEO, chairman and co-founder was in a taxi crash in San Francisco with suspected drunk driver; Miller founded Hanover Hill Wealth Advisors in Chicago
|October 4, 2019 — 4:47 AM|
Entrepreneurial firm hits Envestnet with $100-million lawsuit for alleged Yodlee 'Trojan Horse' scheme used to steal proprietary technology
Owner of FinancialApps -- and his famous lawyer -- charge in court papers the Chicago-based outsourcer feigned interest in being a long-term software partner but misappropriated a data app; Injunction and damages sought that would be 'very bad' outcome, analyst says
|July 31, 2019 — 4:02 AM|
Raj Udeshi invokes 'Theranos' fraud in testy exchanges over data collection with Envestnet's Bill Crager and Jud Bergman at Tiburon CEO Summit
HiddenLevers co-founder offended some audience members with his accusations, but others say he raises a valid concern: Where is the line drawn for firms capturing and selling advisor and client data?
|April 9, 2019 — 2:29 AM|
Envestnet shares spike, but fundamentals reassure Wall Street, rather than big future annuity profits, gaining 2,300 Schwab RIAs on the cheap and diminished Yodlee pain
Replicating SMA success on insurance side and tripling Tamarac customers is exciting but analysts may be more attuned to earnings growth and billions in 'conversions' to subscriptions
|February 27, 2019 — 7:14 AM|
BlackRock buys Envestnet's love for $123 million to crack its 'open-architecture' platform and sets stage for another juicy Envestnet acquisition
The $6-trillion New York mega-manager buys 5% stake in the $2-trillion Chicago clearinghouse to get most-favored-vendor status in 'open architecture' environment
|November 29, 2018 — 1:20 AM|
Envestnet quietly deals rivals in on Yodlee play to placate big banks and their latent threat of 'oblivion' in response to 'screen scraping'
The Chicago-based outsourcer orchestrates a Yodlee/Morningstar/Quovo show of force in response to vulnerability to 'throttling' by mega-custodians
|May 17, 2018 — 7:24 PM|
As robos try to crash Envestnet's platform party, CEO Jud Bergman explains pivot to 'wellness' and tells where FolioDynamix and Yodlee stand
Ric Edelman is an early Envestnet 'wellness' pilot and Yodlee's expanding margins are -- maybe -- a good sign for that unit as it moves toward break-even
|February 28, 2018 — 12:49 AM|