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Five things to expect from robo-advisors in 2016

Robo-advisors are still a new addition to the finance industry. However, as they develop, they may start offering more competition to traditional …

Betterment still sees growth amid volatility

Robo-advisors have seen their popularity soar in recent years as their tax-efficient, low-cost automated investing strategy appeals to many young …

Will AI-Powered Hedge Funds Outsmart the Market? - MIT Technology Review

Every day computers make many millions of electronic trades by performing delicate calculations aimed at eking out a tiny edge in terms of speed or …

Claims superwealthy are ALREADY using robo advisors to manage their stocks

Will artificial intelligence mean the rich get even richer? Superwealthy are ALREADY using robo advisors to manage their stocks<p><b>Small investors and</b> …

Wells Fargo

Robots invest money better than people

by John Gapper<p>Goldman Sachs this week has bought a small financial technology company in Texas called Honest Dollar, which organises pension plans …

Investing

Schwab Intelligent Portfolios: Incomplete Rebalancing Algorithm

Schwab recently released Schwab Intelligent Portfolios (SIPs), “an automated investment advisory service.” It claims to “make professional advisory services available to anyone with $5,000 to invest.”<p>In reality, SIPs only offers one service: to “build, monitor and rebalance your portfolio,” and it …

Investing

Does not compute

GIVEN the many mistakes that human investors are prone to—selling after a market tumble, trading too often, believing they can beat the …

6 Robo-Advisors with Rock Bottom Minimums | Investopedia

Robo-advisors, the online financial advisory services powered by algorithms instead of humans, come in a variety of formats. There are those targeted …

Who Actually Uses Robo-Advisers?

Most people don't even know what they are.<p>Some investors who are tired of paying high fees for their financial and investment services are switching …

5 Predictions About the Future of Robo-Advisors: Silver Lane

Independent robo-advisors will likely find it increasingly difficult to compete with the “industry behemoths” that launch robo services, according to …

Investing

Robo Adviser Tackles College Savings

A “robo” adviser has added college savings to the online investing services it offers. But FutureAdvisor’s new offering is limited by the nature of state-sponsored 529 plans.<p>The San Francisco online-advice firm has rolled out a website feature that helps parents figure out how much to save for a …

Investing

Vanguard's Robo-Advisor vs. Flagship Select | Investopedia

Big financial services firms have begun putting serious effort into the robo-advisor market and it’s showing. Most major financial institutions are …

Robo-advisors

The Rich Are Already Using Robo-Advisors, And That Scares Banks

Banks are watching wealthy clients flirt with robo-advisors, and that’s one reason the lenders are racing to release their own versions of the …

Even rich people are using robots to manage their wealth

<b>Even wealthy people are using robo advisors, and that's bad news for the banks (Bloomberg)</b><p>It used to be that millennials and small investors were the only ones using robo advisors. But times are changing. Bloomberg reports that about 15% of Charles Schwab's robo assets come from investors with at …

Hostmaker raises $2 million for its Airbnb housekeeping service

Hostmaker founder Nakul Sharma and his wife Deepti Sharma, who is head of Hostmaker Managed Homes. YouTube/Hostmaker<p>Hostmaker, a platform that helps Airbnb hosts manage their visits, has raised $2 million (£1.3 million) in venture capital funding.<p>The seed funding round, announced in a press …

Venture Capital

4 Roadmapping Secrets From Successful Product Managers

Product managers need a visual roadmap. Why? If you do not know where you are going, you cannot expect to get there -- or build a great product while you are at it.<p>A roadmap is a key product document. It aligns with the vision for the product and lays out a plan to achieve that vision. It shows …

SILICON ALLEY'S BILLION-DOLLAR CLUB: Meet the most valuable startups in New York City

But only a handful of those companies have billion-dollar valuations.<p>Pulled from our recently published Silicon Alley 100 list, these are the most valuable startups in New York City.<p>All the companies on this list are private tech companies based in New York City that have raised venture-capital …

Is The Blockchain Ready for Financial Services?

“It’s just like the Internet.”<p>And so starts every conversation by the devoted that rationalizes why bitcoin and the blockchain is <b>the</b> technology that …

Blockchain

Gain your Stakeholder's Attention with this Marketing Technique

The first step to solve a problem is to frame it correctly. These aren’t the right questions to ask. The real question these BAs should be asking is, …

Project Management

Slack's First Product Manager on How to Make a Firehose of Feedback Useful

Kenneth Berger joined Slack at the very beginning and made several critical product decisions. Here's how he leveraged the right feedback to make it …

Product Management

Did you bet the farm on Amazon's cloud? Time to wean yourself off

It's not all doom and gloom<p>But there is a bright spot.<p>Despite the embarrassment of Netflix this time around, there were plenty of other AWS customers …

These 10 up-and-coming startups are on Goldman Sachs' radar

You might be surprised.<p>In a research report this week, Goldman Sachs interviewed executives from ten startups from around the world that they're interested in.<p>These startups aren't billion-dollar companies — they're early-stage and growth-stage companies that are tackling industries ripe for …

Fintech investment and the emergence of debt in startups

There is no doubt that financial technology startups are hot right now. The Lending Club IPO in December 2014 opened the floodgates of the industry. …

Europe Delivers Blow To Tech Companies, By Ruling Against Data Transfer

On Tuesday, Europe’s highest court struck down an agreement that allowed users’ personal information to be transmitted from the European Union to the United States. The agreement, generally called “Safe Harbor,” applied to surveillance agencies like the NSA, as well as companies like Google, which …

CIOs describe the ‘perfect storms’ that drove them to cloud computing

The potential benefits of cloud computing have been debated in Canada and elsewhere for years now, but a panel of IT leaders speaking at Microsoft’s …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. The European Court of Justice ruled that the "Safe Harbor" agreement used by US tech companies to send data between the US and Europe is invalid.</b> That could cause trouble for companies like Facebook and Google if European countries insist they store European user data locally.<p><b>2. Microsoft held</b> …

Blockchain startup Ripple just got a big boost from Santander

Santander InnoVentures, the bank's $100 million tech investment fund, has invested an estimated $4 million in Ripple, a Silicon Valley company adapting the blockchain for mainstream finance.<p>The bank is also working on a "proof of concept" using Ripple's technology for international payments and the …