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Small custodians compete for advisers with niche needs

February 17, 2017 - When Tim Sobolewski started shopping for a custodian for his $100-million asset advisory firm, The Financial Planning Centerin Amherst, N.Y., he knew what he didn't want: an experience “that felt like I was calling into a cable company.” That was...

Tools financial technology companies plan to bring advisers in 2017

December 16, 2016 - Advisers wondering what their technology providers will offer next year will be happy to know that they're focused on the same thing that most advisers emphasize — the client. Many of the tools financial technology companies plan to deliver for advisers...

FOLIOfn acquires First Affirmative to expand its SRI footprint

November 1, 2016 - FOLIOfn Inc., an investment technology company, said on Tuesday that it has acquired First Affirmative Financial Network, an independent registered investment adviser specializes in sustainable, responsible, impact (SRI) investing. Founded in 1988 and...

2016 custodians and clearing firms ranking

August 11, 2016 - Clearing Firms listed by number of broker-dealer clients Firm Website # of clients % change vs. 2015 Contact Phone Email Pershing LLC www.pershing.com/who-we-serve/broker-dealers 743 -3.80% Michael Row (800) 445-4467 pershing.com/contact/ RBC Correspondent...

Wealthfront, Vanguard tap data aggregation to increase assets, improve financial planning for clients

April 1, 2016 - In a matter of a month, three robo-advisers have added data aggregation to their arsenal, saying it helps provide a full financial picture and better financial advice for clients. Betterment, Vanguard Personal Advisor Services and, as of Thursday, Wealthfront...

Robo-advisers poised for DOL fiduciary rule, but unintended consequences loom

March 31, 2016 - Robo-advisers say they'll be just fine as the industry heads into the final countdown of the Department of Labor's impending fiduciary rule, but potholes along the way could push executives out of their comfort zone, according to an InvestmentNews roundtable...

Folio teams with record-keeping firm KTRADE ahead of DOL fiduciary rule

March 30, 2016 - Folio Institutional, a robo-adviser for financial advisers, has partnered with KTRADE, a record-keeping firm that focuses on RIAs, to offer plan sponsors and advisers a way to manage conflicts of interest and defined contribution plan costs. The partnership...

Eaton Vance announces rollout of first NextShares

January 25, 2016 - Eaton Vance announced Monday that its first NextShares product will start trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange Feb. 26. NextShares are actively managed hybrid ETFs that price once a day, like traditional open-end funds. Like other ETFs, NextShares will...

Eaton Vance's NextShares gets its first custodian on board

September 8, 2015 - NextShares, the new fund structure from Eaton Vance Corp. designed to reduce the costs of active management, has won its first broker-dealer partner. Two investing platforms managed by Foliofn Investments Inc. will offer the funds to financial advisers...

Custodians try to entice breakaways with substantial perks

August 9, 2015 - As larger teams move into the registered investment adviser channel, the major custodians are getting more creative and adding some sweeteners to entice big breakaway outfits. Looking to differentiate themselves by more than just their ability to hold...

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