Welcome to the October 2023 difficulty of the Newest Information in Monetary #AdvisorTech – the place we take a look at the large information, bulletins, and underlying traits and developments which are rising on the earth of know-how options for monetary advisors!
This month’s version kicks off with the information that custodial platform Altruist is eliminating the $1 per account month-to-month charge for its portfolio administration and reporting know-how for advisors on its platform, which on the one hand means that the economies of scale Altruist has achieved within the wake of its transfer to change into a totally self-clearing custodian have been such that it might probably now afford to ‘give away’ its software program, whereas then again serves as an ominous signal for standalone portfolio administration know-how platforms that they may stand to be disrupted if extra custodial platforms determine to compete on their know-how choices and eradicate the necessity for advisors to pay $5,000-$10,000 annually for a separate supplier.
From there, the newest highlights additionally function various different attention-grabbing advisor know-how bulletins, together with:
- Holistiplan, after reaching success with its tax planning and evaluation software program, has introduced an funding from Lead Edge Capital, signaling that it could be able to broaden into different monetary planning areas past tax – however with a slew of recent ‘Holistiplan for X’ startups within the market, it could have a more durable time repeating the exponential development of its early years and because it seeks to satisfy the unique ‘holistic’ aspirations of its founders.
- FMG Suite has acquired compliant texting answer MyRepChat to combine into its full-service tech stack, underscoring the potential of text-based communication as a advertising software – but in addition highlighting advisors’ challenges with integrating texting into their advertising and shopper communications workflows, in addition to the effective line between texting as an efficient communication technique and one which’s disruptive and worsening to each the shopper and advisor.
- Funding analytics platform YCharts has launched a brand new function for constructing and producing proposals for potential shoppers, changing into the 2nd hottest analytics and advice software this 12 months (after Nitrogen’s rebranding earlier in 2023) to broaden into the more and more aggressive class of gross sales enablement – underscoring the concept as advisors use know-how to supply increasingly worth for his or her shoppers, there’s growing demand for instruments that assist advisors promote that worth as nicely.
Learn the evaluation about these bulletins on this month’s column, and a dialogue of extra traits in advisor know-how, together with:
- Model design consultancy agency Intention.ly has launched Advisor Model Builder, a tech-enabled service answer that automates a lot of the method of designing a novel advisory agency model at a decrease price than a full-service branding course of – displaying how, when a supplier ‘tech-ifies’ a service by automating all the pieces doable and making use of human experience solely when it is wanted most, the ensuing product can usually be spun off and offered on a standalone foundation.
- Testimonial IQ has launched the newest answer for advisors to assemble and showcase shopper evaluations and testimonials within the wake of the brand new SEC Advertising and marketing Rule – nevertheless it stays to be seen whether or not shoppers will let themselves be directed to a third-party web site to depart a evaluation, or if they will as a substitute naturally gravitate in direction of the overall websites (like Google and Yelp) that they already use to seek for different companies.
And make sure to learn to the tip, the place we’ve got offered an replace to our in style “Monetary AdvisorTech Options Map” (and likewise added the modifications to our AdvisorTech Listing) as nicely!
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