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WealthBar partners with Assante Wealth Management to build a new online investing platform called Assante Connect. Plaid Inc said that Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc were strategic investors in a $250 million round of Series C financing raised in December. HiddenLevers will increase integration ties with SS&C’s Black Diamond Wealth Platform. Envestnet | Tamarac partners with Syracuse to provide reporting and trading technology services. St. James’s Place Wealth Management (SJP) has migrated from a legacy mainframe application to SS&C’s Bluedoor and Percana Insurance solutions. Rapport Credit Union’s licensed advisors will use the Wealthsimple Advisor Services platform.

Northern Trust launched a range of new client dashboards for its middle- and back-office technology platform for alternative fund administration. Vanguard is creating a new service for retail investors called Digital Advisor. Ally Financial Inc. announced new managed and self-directed investment offerings designed to clear the path for investors of all experience levels.

Vestmark has patented the trade order management system and methodology they developed. PayActiv became a Public Benefit Corporation, a corporation that performs a specific function for the benefit of the public.

WealthBar

WealthBar is partnering with Assante Wealth Management a new online investing platform for Assante’s clients. The new platform, called Assante Connect, will be built with WealthBar’s robo-advisor technology to pair portfolio managers with digital advice services.

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Northern Trust

Northern Trust has launched a range of new client dashboards for Omnium, its middle- and back-office technology platform for alternative fund administration. Designed to provide clients with greater transparency into workflows and metrics critical to efficient fund management, the web-based dashboards exemplify Northern Trust’s commitment to solutions that support alternative investment managers.

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Vanguard

Vanguard is preparing to enter the digital-only advisor space for retail investors with an offering that will charge far less than its Personal Advisor Services, which combines digital advice with a human financial advisor. According to an initial disclosure brochure filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the service, called Digital Advisor, is a discretionary service that has the authority to trade on behalf of clients and maintain a mix of recommended investments based on what clients have communicated about their investment goals, risk tolerance, time horizon, tax status etc. Investors must set at least one financial goal in order to enroll. The service will be based on a “personalized, goal-based financial plan.”

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Ally Invest

To remove the barriers that hold many people back from either becoming invested or expanding their investments to help grow their wealth, Ally Invest, the online brokerage and wealth management arm of Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY), announced new managed and self-directed investment offerings designed to clear the path for investors of all experience levels.

Find details here.

Plaid

Financial technology company Plaid Inc said on Monday that Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc were strategic investors in a $250 million round of Series C financing raised in December.

The fintech startup, whose technology lets people connect their bank accounts to mobile apps like Venmo, did not disclose the size of Visa and Mastercard’s investment in a statement announcing the deal.

Find details here.

SS&C Technologies

With the help of SS&C Technologies, the London-based St. James’s Place Wealth Management (SJP) has migrated its £69.1 billion ($86.3 billion) in customer accounts from a legacy mainframe application to SS&C’s Bluedoor and Percana Insurance solutions in an effort to give end-user clients a single view across pensions and savings products.

Find details here.

Vestmark

Vestmark announces that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Vestmark team members U.S. Patent No. 10176523, for the trade order management system and methodology they developed. Heeren Pathak, Chief Technology Officer of Vestmark; Ladislav Kis, Principal Software Engineer at Vestmark; along with a former Vestmark employee, received the patent for inventing a trade processing mechanism which enables financial advisors and institutions overseeing portfolios across multiple client accounts.

Find details here.

HiddenLevers

HiddenLevers, a leading technology provider serving the wealth management space, announced that it will increase integration ties with SS&C’s Black Diamond Wealth Platform, a premier portfolio accounting service provider for financial advisors. The expanded integration will provide registered investment advisor (RIA) clients enhanced business intelligence (BI).

Find details here.

Wealthsimple

Rapport Credit Union’s licensed advisors will use the Wealthsimple Advisor Services platform beginning in January 2020.

Advisors at the member-owned financial institution will have access to Wealthsimple’s suite of low-cost mutual fund and ETF portfolios, as well as back-office solutions that aim to simplify administrative and compliance tasks, according to a release.

Find details here.

Envestnet | Tamarac

Envestnet | Tamarac announced a partnership with Syracuse, N.Y.-based Rockbridge Investment Management to provide reporting and trading technology services. The technology will support Rockbridge’s goals for growth while simplifying back-end processes and improving client experience for the more than 750 families the firm serves.

Find details here.

PayActiv

PayActiv, a U.S.-based provider of employment-based holistic financial wellness services, announced on Wednesday it has become a Public Benefit Corporation, which is described as a corporation that performs a specific function for the benefit of the public. According to Safwan Shah, CEO of PayActiv, the move to become a Public Benefit Corporation gives us the platform to put people “alongside profits, aligning social goals with economic goals.”

Find details here.

WealthTech Weekly October 7, 2019

WealthTech Weekly October 7, 2019

AssetMark Financial Holdings with Canandaigua National Corporation will acquire OBS Financial. RIA in a Box expands the partnership with Riskalyze. Refinitiv partners with SigFig. Rockfleet and ActiveAllocator announce alliance. LPL Financial LLC was named a…

WealthTech Weekly September 30, 2019

WealthTech Weekly September 30, 2019

Broadridge Financial Solutions launches the Data Control Solution suite. Wealthsimple acquired a Canadian tax software company. SoFi partners with Coinbase. Titan Invest launched its retirement account offering. Fidelity Investments expands the partnership with Ethic.

WealthTech Weekly September 16, 2019

WealthTech Weekly September 16, 2019

PEAK6 acquires Electronic Transaction Clearing. HiddenLevers was selected by Axxcess Wealth Management. A strategic alliance of Jackson National Life Insurance Company with eMoney Advisor. Guideline partnered with Stripe. 350 advisors have recently onboarded…

WealthTech Weekly September 9, 2019

WealthTech Weekly September 9, 2019

Broadridge acquires Financial Database Services. AdvicePay integrates with Wealthbox. eMoney with Benzinga starts producing podcasts. Vestmark redesigned its website. Envestnet is working on a new feature. Trizic is rebranding and launching two new products. ScratchWorks launches…

WealthTech Weekly September 2, 2019

WealthTech Weekly September 2, 2019

Envestnet|Yodlee is a new Nacha Preferred Partner for Account Validation. Fiduciary Benchmarks has launched the Business Management Dashboard. Covr's digital platform integrates with and MoneyGuideElite financial planning software product. Facet Wealth is absorbing new clients…

WealthTech Weekly August 26, 2019

WealthTech Weekly August 26, 2019

Blaze Portfolio partners with Itiviti. Artivest partners with WM Partners. FIDx partners with Ebix Inc. BridgeMark Strategies formed a strategic alliance with Chalice Financial Network. The Grove team joins Wealthfront. CAIS launches a new product with…

WealthTech Weekly August 19, 2019

WealthTech Weekly August 19, 2019

HiddenLevers will equip AGF's business development teams. RightCapital integrates with FinFolio's investment portfolio management software. CAIS partners with Schechter. LPL Financial includes Wealthbox in its Vendor Affinity Program. Chalice launches Cyber Security Protection…

WealthTech Weekly August 12, 2019

WealthTech Weekly August 12, 2019

Apex Clearing releases its inaugural Apex Millennial 100 report. Moody’s Analytics won Wholesale Modelling Software of the Year. DriveWealth partners Revolut. SPS Family will be deploying the XtivaCloud SPM platform. Envestnet is running…