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Wealth Management

How Technology-Enabled Fund Administrators Can Help Family Offices

The unprecedented spike in the number of millionaires in the United States has led to a significant increase in family offices as people of wealth are turning to Single Family Offices (SFOs) and Multi-Family Offices (MFOs) to help them manage their wealth. Many of these family offices offer a full suite of solutions including investing, […]

What Venture Capitalists Predict in the World of Fintech

Fintech is no longer the enemy of banking. While much of the talk among fintech companies just a year or two ago was that they wanted to disrupt the dinosaurs of banking, now the tone has changed, said several speakers at the FinXTech Annual Summit Wednesday in New York City. “I’ve seen a slight change […]

What Does 2017 Hold for the Alternative Investment Industry?

Last year was an exciting one in the alternative investment industry, and all indications point to another great year in 2017. Here are five predictions that will dominate the industry in 2017. 1. Capital invested in private equity funds will continue to increase amidst a further decline in hedge funds Growth in alternative investments will […]

How Fund Administrators Can Help Private Equity and Real Estate Funds

Fund administrators, the independent service providers that verify the assets and valuation of investment funds, are not currently as big a presence with private equity and real estate funds as they are with hedge funds. But private equity and real estate funds should take note, because fund administrators are becoming increasingly critical to how they […]

What Keeps Alternative Investment Professionals Up at Night?

The profile of alternative investments like hedge funds, private equity funds and real estate funds has risen dramatically in just the past five years, with a growing number of investors dipping their toes into this particular category. And this interest has pushed this once obscure class to become the fastest growing category of investments, with […]

The Robots Are Coming!

Actually, to some degree they are already here. Today we can buy robots to do simple tasks around the home, and we increasingly see industry turning to robotics to perform functions that were once done by humans. Robots are faster, more efficient, do not take coffee breaks and are not concerned with work/life balance. They […]

Banks and Fintechs Adjust Strategies as Sector Matures

After a period of rapid growth, the fintech sector has reached, if not full maturity, at least the end of its adolescence. With customer acquisition growth rates slowing among digital wealth management services, otherwise known as robo-advisors, a number of industry participants have adjusted their strategies in response. One development reflecting this process is the […]

Build vs. Buy: How to Crack the Digital Wealth Management Sector

The wealth management industry has been a significant source of fees for many banks in recent years. As innovation in the sector has resulted in the development of a plethora of digital asset management solutions, including so-called robo-advisors and data aggregation applications, a number of banks and other financial institutions (FIs) have taken steps to […]

How Digital Currency Innovation is Disrupting Equity Crowdfunding

In July of 2014, Facebook acquired virtual reality headset company Oculus Rift for around $2 billion. One of the most successful crowdfunded companies of all time, Oculus raised nearly $2.4 billion on the popular crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter. Sounds like a great success story in crowdfunding, but here’s the catch: Kickstarter investors saw barely a dime […]

Uber Enters the Financial Services Market

The online transportation network company Uber shook up the transportation service industry when it introduced the idea of ride sharing. It was a revolutionary development that allowed private citizens to use their vehicles to pick up passengers and earn money for doing so. The service quickly spread around the United States and the world. The […]