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July 27, 2020
By Manoj Upreti and Dennis Gallant   On July 15, 2020, Lincoln Financial Group announced the launch of PathBuilder, which can be selected like any other investment option within employer-sponsored retirement plans and provides a guaranteed income stream for life. Why is this product announcement important? Many U.S. consumers today are worried about outliving their retirement...
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July 13, 2020
リテール証券事業は、ゼロ・コミッションやロボ・アドバイザー(低料金のポートフォリオ管理サービス)が導入され価格破壊が進んでいる。証券各社は、次なる収益源の模索を始めており、一つの方向として、ロボ・アドバイザーと組み合わせて、各種相談サービス(アドバイス/プランニング/ガイダンスなどの表現が用いられている)の有償化が試みられている。アイテグループではこの分野の動向をレポートにまとめた。 アイテ・グループ・レポート:Subscription Pricing Models for Digital Advice: Where’s the Sweet Spot? ■ スケール可能なアドバイザー・モデルの模索 リテール証券事業の収益源は、これまで、売買毎に手数料を受取るコミッションか、主に富裕層向けに預かり資産総額の一定割合(1~2%程度)をアドバイス・フィーとして受取るモデルだったが...
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July 2, 2020
Empower follows its 2018 rollout of Wealthsimple’s mass-market solution with the acquisition of Personal Capital, a high-net-worth offering that includes a powerful financial dashboard available to all. These two wealth management solutions, Wealthsimple and Personal Capital, support Empower’s strategic goals of enhancing its financial wellness and technology offering in the workplace and...
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July 1, 2020
On the advent of SEC Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI), brokers are pressing forward with systemic changes to the way they conduct business. The new standard of care regulation for broker-dealers (BDs) went into effect on June 30, 2020. Here is a recap of selected elements of the regulation and what Aite Group  has been hearing from technology providers, broker-dealers, and industry...
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Greg O'Gara
April 22, 2020
As global investors observe the value of their retirement savings plummeting and as tens of millions face sudden unemployment, how should the retirement industry be supporting its customers through communications and other services, especially for investors who lack ongoing access to a financial advisor? For most of the roughly half of U.S. workers who have a retirement account, the primary...
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December 12, 2019
The RIA market is one of the fastest-growing industry segments in the wealth management market in the United States (see Aite Group’s New Realties report). The RIA market growth has outpaced any other full-service business model for over a decade now. The fee-based nature of the RIA space paired with a fiduciary standard of care has made this market segment very attractive for breakaway brokers (...
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October 3, 2019
In the last 48 hours, three of the four largest discount brokerages have cut their commission charges on trades to zero. Combined, Charles Schwab (who commenced the expedition to zero), TD Ameritrade, and E-Trade have US$2.35 trillion retail client assets and over 28 million brokerage accounts. Thus, the switch to zero commission by these three firms enables the majority of U.S.-based clients...
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Eric Sandrib
June 4, 2018
TD Ameritrade launched a third tier in its client advice offering, giving investors access to a large array of model portfolios, advisors, and portfolio consultants to help construct investments that meet their goals. The new offering is called Personalized Portfolios and will give clients immediate access to a portfolio consultant who can construct highly tailored individual investments from...
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Greg O'Gara
September 22, 2017
On this year’s FinovateFall stage, over 70 firms gave a seven-minute demo, of which over 15 firms touted data security tools and some 14 firms boasted data science expertise within banking or capital markets settings. After the JPMorgan and Equifax hacks, it seems that no client data is impregnable and that future data breaches are limited by the appetite of hackers. Financial institutions’ hope...
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Javier Paz
February 22, 2017
Blockchain technology (aka chaintech) applied to capital markets has been lauded as the next big thing in database management and ridiculed as vaporware, depending on who one asks. The “in operation” test, meaning real actors and real assets transacting on a blockchain, is a decade away according to the skeptics. But news out yesterday by Northern Trust and IBM suggests that this far, far...
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Javier Paz

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