Today’s individual investor desires, requires, deserves, and would greatly benefit from a higher level of portfolio transparency than they currently have access to. This holds true for the self-directed investor in a brokerage account as much as it does a retirement account.
As a leading FinTech company, we’re in a position to see new industry trends before they take shape. Some trends happen quickly while others unfold over a longer period. Today, a trend is evolving that will forever reshape the financial services industry even more than it has already: Unified Digital Wealth Management.
Let’s talk about the one change we know for certain robos will bring about: a better investor experience.
Earlier this year, Isabella Fonseca of Celent and Chris Psaltos, VP of Product Management at Scivantage, hosted a webinar in which they discussed the recent Celent report, The State of Online Brokerage Platforms. A key finding of the report is that online brokerage platforms are generally healthy, with numbers of both users and revenues up over the past few years. This growth is a result of ongoing shifts in the self-directed investor market, which is defined as a group of investors who choose to make their own trades rather than relying on an advisor. This group has grown year-over-year, and brokerages have been racing to capture market share.
Chris Psaltos, Vice President of Product Management at Scivantage, contributes to VantagePoint, with a look at hybrid service models in the wealth management space. As investor demands continue to rapidly evolve, technology has been placed at the forefront of debates in the wealth management industry. The technological progression has some people predicting a robo-advisor take over; however, many […]
Scivantage is thrilled to announce that it has won a 2015 Sell-Side Technology Award for Scivantage Investor™ Mobile in the category of Best Sell-Side Mobile Initiative! This accolade builds on Scivantage’s ongoing success and leadership in mobile technology for today’s financial services, particularly at a time when investors are becoming increasingly dependent on mobile-based platforms […]
Isabella Fonseca, Research Director at Celent, contributes to VantagePoint, with a look at digital adoption for wealth management and brokerage firms. Social media and mobile channels are at the forefront of firms’ strategic plans, helping to optimize their connectivity with current and prospective clients and drive growth. To date, large wealth management institutions and brokerage […]
As the wealth management landscape continues to evolve with new technologies and user expectations, investments in client-facing technology have taken new precedence. Investment firms, faced with changing client profiles and technological advancements, are reevaluating their technology strategy in order to successfully engage investors and advisors. In light of these client-centric demands, Scivantage recently teamed up […]
The increasing use of technology in financial services has led to an unprecedented level of transformation and democratization across the industry – particularly in the online brokerage space. With the rise of services that allow investors to manage their wealth independently, the role of financial advisors is changing drastically. In a recent webinar presented by […]
Today’s U.S. self-directed market has evolved to address the realities of the “post-financial crisis” world, thus changing the landscape of online and digital trading. Through expanding DART growth, shifting active trader profiles and technological advances, the online brokerage market is being re-engineered to power an enhanced, multi-faceted client investment experience. In the face of emerging market drivers, […]