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LPL advisors now have access to AdvicePay. GeoWealth announced a strategic alliance with Foreside Financial Group. TD Ameritrade Institutional launches a new matching tool to help advisors find more and diverse talent. Broadridge launches AI-powered digital execution platform for next-gen liquidity corporate bonds. Intuit QuickBooks’ new ML-powered tool predicts SMB cashflow. Ruchir Swarup, former Managing Director at BlackRock, has joined Addepar as Chief Technology Officer.  Advisor360° names Richard Napolitano, former EMC/Dell executive, as CEO.

LPL Financial

LPL Financial LLC, a leading retail investment advisory firm, RIA custodian and independent broker-dealer, announced that LPL advisors now have access to AdvicePay, a leading fee-payment-processing platform designed specifically for financial advisors. Advisors using the platform will be able to invoice clients directly for financial planning services, as well as accept online payments, to make it easier for advisors and their clients.

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GeoWealth

GeoWealth, a financial technology and asset management platform (TAMP), announced a strategic alliance with Foreside Financial Group (“Foreside”), a global provider of compliance technology solutions and product distribution services to the asset and wealth management industries. Through this partnership, financial advisors that are either breaking away and becoming independent, or are founding a registered investment advisory firm (“RIA”), will have access to the full, turnkey investment, technology, and compliance infrastructure they need to successfully launch their businesses.

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TD Ameritrade

TD Ameritrade Institutional has launched its own RIA matching service for mergers and acquisitions, succession planning and next generation talent. The new RIAConnent service enables virtual introductions between buying and selling firms. Its sister portal, RIAConnect NextGen provides a space for firms to screen graduates and career-changers looking for part-time or full-time work by location, years of work experience, professional designation and field of study.

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Addepar

Addepar, a leading technology platform for wealth management, announced that Ruchir Swarup has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer. Swarup joins Addepar after serving for 19 years as Managing Director at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, where he was responsible for strategy, design, and development of Post Trade capabilities of the firm’s flagship Aladdin platform, used globally by BlackRock and Aladdin clients. He was also a member of BlackRock’s Global Operating Committee.

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Broadridge Financial Solutions

Global Fintech provider Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., announced that LTX, its new AI-driven corporate bonds trading platform, has executed its first trades. In the creation of LTX, Broadridge partnered with Jim Toffey, founder of Tradeweb Markets. The platform combines artificial intelligence (AI) with a new digital execution protocol that allows broker-dealers to improve market liquidity, efficiency and execution for their buy-side customers.

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 Advisor360°

WealthTech software company Advisor360° announced it has named technology industry veteran Richard Napolitano as CEO to scale the company and bring the Advisor360° solution to financial advisors and enterprises across the wealth management industry.

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Intuit QuickBooks

Intuit QuickBooks has rolled out a machine learning-based cashflow prediction tool to assist thousands of small and medium businesses with getting back on the road to recovery. The solution – called the Cash Flow planner – is the first of its kind in the industry Intuit Quickbooks states. It also comes at a time when cashflow prediction is needed more than ever before after the COVID-19 shutdowns.

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WealthTech Weekly March 1, 2021

WealthTech Weekly March 1, 2021

Morningstar’s Kunal Kapoor Joins Wealth Enhancement Group’s Board of Directors. Junior Achievement USA (JA) announced the launch of JA BizTown Adventures. Web apps protection firm PerimeterX raised USD 57 mln.

WealthTech Weekly February 22, 2021

WealthTech Weekly February 22, 2021

MoneyLion to go public via $2.9B SPAC merger. AdvicePay announced a new technology integration with Salesforce. Farpointe Wealth Partners, LLC announced that Schexnayder Wealth Advisors has joined the team. 

WealthTech Weekly February 15, 2021

WealthTech Weekly February 15, 2021

Human Interest tacked on another $55 million to its Series C. Envestnet | MoneyGuide and MaxMyInterest announced an integration. Brown Wealth Management’s acquisition of Truuwater Financial forms a $1.2 billion in AUM…

PayTech Round-Up January 20, 2021

PayTech Round-Up January 20, 2021

Pineapple Payments acquired 1st Payment Systems. Integral Ad Science acquired Amino Payments. Relay Payments raised $43 million in funding. Modern Treasury secured $38 million Series B funding round. Qoins raised a $1.5 million…

WealthTech Weekly January 18, 2021

WealthTech Weekly January 18, 2021

DriveWealth acquired Cuttone & Company. Arete Wealth will acquire Center Street Securities. NFP acquired EdgeHill Insurance Brokers Ltd. ARCH Global Precision acquired LISI Medical Jeropa. Hub International Limited acquired the assets of Commercial Insurance…

PayTech Round-Up January 13, 2021

PayTech Round-Up January 13, 2021

Bakkt goes public. NCR buys Cardtronics. Mastercard launches a new tool. EVO Payments expanded its suite of solutions. ThryvPay processed more than $2M. PrimaHealth Credit launched a BNPL payment plan. PayJunction launched an electronic…

WealthTech Weekly January 11, 2021

WealthTech Weekly January 11, 2021

Twenty Over Ten launched a refreshed brand and revamped website. Citadel Servicing Corporation is rebranding as Acra Lending. Integrated Advisors Network acquired ReDefine Independent Advisors. Captrust Financial Advisors acquires MRA Associates. Hub International…

PayTech Round-Up December 23, 2020

PayTech Round-Up December 23, 2020

Wirex is a principal member of Visa in Europe. Big Y will use NCR Corporation’s platform. Thoma Bravo LP acquires RealPage Inc. Billhop partners with Visa Finland and Oma Säästöpankki Oyj. Rent-A-Center acquires…