Financial Engines Advisors

Financial Engines Advisors


1050 Enterprise Way 3rd Floor

Sunnyvale, CA 94089


No. advisers: 908

AUM: $138,000,000,000

Asset Breakdown

Employees 908
High-net-worth individuals Up to 10%
Financial planning clients N/A
High-net-worth client assets Up to 25%
Percentage of assets under management Yes
Hourly charges Yes
Subscription fees No
Fixed fees Yes
Commissions No
Performance-based fees No
Total AUM Total Accounts Avg. Account AUM
Discretionary $138,000,000,000 1,166,541 $118,298
Non-discretionary 0 0 $0
Total $138,000,000,000 1,166,541 $118,298

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December 9, 2017 - Northeastern success stories Rank Firm Phone/website Total assets ($M) Total accounts Discretionary assets ($M) Discretionary accounts Nondiscretionary assets ($M) Nondiscretionary accounts Employees 1 Silvercrest Asset Management Group (212) 649-0600...

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Top regional fee-only RIAs

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Another 401(k) record keeper sued over 'pay to play' scheme with Financial Engines

November 11, 2016 - Xerox HR Solutions, one of the largest record keepers for defined contribution plans, has been sued over an alleged pay-to-play scheme with managed-account provider Financial Engines Inc., following similar lawsuits filed recently against other prominent...

Fidelity 401(k) lawsuit could up ante for plan advisers

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The top RIAs pose strong competition to large brokerages

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Reported Wells Fargo-Financial Engines deal may ease rollover harvest — for now, say experts

May 28, 2015 - A reported alliance between Wells Fargo and retirement plan robo-adviser Financial Engines Advisors may make it easier for Wells to harvest rollovers — at least for the time being. Reuters last week reported that Financial Engines is nearing a deal...

Robo-advisers want to plan your clients' future

May 24, 2015 - Like most disrupters, robo-advisers don't mind being underestimated. In fact, they're counting on it. When the latest iteration of automated investment services first appeared on the scene in the late 2000s, it was summarily dismissed by detractors as...

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