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I just recently completed a short overview of the evolution of digital wealth management space since late 2010 to circa late 2017. In this timeline, I focus almost solely on the emergence and development of robo-advisors and various other forms of automated wealth management. I have tried to cover startups, multiple actions of incumbents and I have also collected AUM figures for some players I think are interesting to follow through in upcoming years. This timeline is based on publicly available information, and as I didn’t plan well ahead, it ended up to be a bit messy and unstructured. In the future, I plan to continue the work by focusing on various geographical differences, robo-capabilities, funding, etc. in the digital wealth management space. FinTechnews Switzerland just published a very nice story about the development of robo-advisory, and they were kind to include my “messygraphic” as part of their story. This was actually just…

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On last Thursday, one of the largest Pan-Nordic online banks, mutual fund distributors, and stock brokers Nordnet Bank AB unveiled its new robo-advisory service for its Swedish clients. The new independent robo-advising service is called Robosave, and this move signifies a new strategic direction in Nordnet’s overall story. Nordnet has a long history, alongside its main Swedish-only competitor Avanza, of continuously launching new innovative financial services. In the past, Nordnet’s value proposition, as has been noted by Pekka Puustinen in his great book FinancialServiceLogic: In the Revolution of Exchange in Banking and Insurance, has revolved mainly around the promise of functional value (and associated benefits). Nordnet has focused primarily, but not exclusively, on streamlining internal operations, extending the benefits of its various services beyond the plain vanilla retail brokerage (e.g. trade capture, clearing & settlement, and reporting) – all that are essential hallmarks of a value proposition constructed around the promise…

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Allowing access to rich data sets through APIs will create a whole generation of financial service solutions. What will become very interesting is seeing how other industries as well as emerging Fintechs and start-ups might begin to use this data to augment services, or create new ones. – Kent MacKenzie, Director (Deloitte, 1.6.2017) It was confirmed on 15 August 2017 that German-based open banking and savingstech start-up Deposit Solutions (established in 2011), backed by Peter Thiel and various other well-known venture capitalists, has acquired its German-based rival Savedo. Deal terms were not disclosed. 1)Lepak, S. (2016). “Why terms of acquisitions are not disclosed?”. CoFoundersLab Discussions, 20.9.2016. As noted in the official press release by Deposit Solutions, With the acquisition of SAVEDO, Deposit Solutions is further expanding its B2C capabilities, adding more than 18,000 registered clients, 13 partner banks and two new regions – Austria and the Netherlands – to its existing…

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Kuvittele sellainen bisnes, jossa muut ihmiset antavat sinulle rahansa hoidettavaksesi ja maksavat tästä sievoisesti. Vielä parempaa on se, että palkkiosi nousevat vuosi vuodelta, vaikka olisit auttamattoman huono työssäsi. Kuulostaa täydelliseltä. [- -] Tätä bisnestä kutsutaan rahastonhoidoksi. – The Economist (28.2.2008) Keskustelua passiivisen ja aktiivisen sijoittamisen välillä on käyty jo vuosikymmeniä, mutta passiivisesta sijoittamisesta on ryhdytty laajamittaisemmin keskustelemaan vasta 2000-luvun alusta alkaen. Erilaisten indeksituotteiden jatkuvasti laajenevat valikoima, alhaiset kulut, verotehokkuus ja parempi riski-tuottosuhde ovat osoittautuneet valtaosiltaan paikkansapitäväksi mainospuheeksi. Passiivisen sijoittamisen kasvavalle suosiolle on monia syitä ja Yhdysvalloissa on Bloombergin mukaan nykyään enemmän markkinaindeksejä kuin pörssiosakkeita. Passiivinen (indeksi)sijoittaminen voi käytännössä saada monenlaisia muotoja, mutta tyypillisimmin sillä tarkoitetaan sijoitusstrategiaa, jossa sijoittaja “luottaa perinteiseen ‘osta ja unohda’ -tyyppiseen sijoitustyyliin … [jossa] osakepoimintaa ei harrasteta ja markkinoiden hintaliikkeitä ei ajoiteta.” (Oksaharju 2013, 52-53.). Morningstarin tutkimusjohtaja John Rekenthalerin mukaan aktiivisten rahastojen liiketoiminta on pohjimmiltaan tarinankerrontaa, jossa vastuu on kuulijalla. Rekenthalerin mukaan aktiiviset sijoitusrahastot kertovat pintapuolisesti lupaavilta vaikuttavia tarinoita, mutta nämä…

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