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Ryan W. Neal
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A new survey found that U.S. investors trust brokers less than Uber drivers and lawyers.
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A conversation I had with Joe Nadreau about Wells Fargo's strategy for a robo advisor:

http://wealthmanagement.com/technology/wells-fargos-robo-advisor-strategy
Wells Fargo said it may develop an automated investment tool for its advisory business. The brokerage's head of innovation and strategy Joe Nadreau provides a glimpse into what the technology could look like.
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From the 2015 BCG Global Wealth Report, wealth continued to rise in North America and around the world, but it's not sunshine and rainbows for advisors:

http://wealthmanagement.com/industry/wealth-rise-mostly-due-markets
North American wealth grew 5.6 percent in 2014, according to the Boston Consulting Group, but the numbers belie the fact that new wealth creation is lackluster.
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The advisory industry talks a big game about recruiting NextGen advisors, but few firms have actually become places millennials want to work. On a list of the top 75 employers for millennials, only two firms, Greenleaf Trust and Commonwealth Financial Network, made it. 

http://wealthmanagement.com/industry/two-wealth-management-firms-list-best-places-millennials-work
Only two wealth management firms were named in a ranking of the 75 best places to work for millennials.
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YCharts raised an additional $6 million in a new round of funding led by Morningstar. 

http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/ycharts-raises-another-6-million-vc-funding
To help grow its web-based financial terminal, Chicago startup YCharts raised another $6 million in a round of funding led by Morningstar.
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A look at the wealth management innovations featured at the Finovate Spring convention in San Jose.
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Turns out that robo-advisors are just being used to work with millennial clients is just another industry myth.
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Wealthfront lowered its account minimums to $500 on Tuesday, and used the opportunity to criticize the business practices of its robo competitors.
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With Hedgeable and HedgeCoVest, a new generation of fintech startups want to bring alternatives to the masses:

http://wealthmanagement.com/technology/new-breed-fintechs-bring-alternatives-masses
Two new fintech companies want to make hedge funds available to the mass affluent, but others worry it might do more harm than good.
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Many advisors don't think investing in technology will lead to actual business results, but the Aite Group found a positive correlation between digital adoption and high-performing wealth management firms: 

http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/avoiding-digital-tools-could-threaten-asset-growth
The Aite Group identified a positive correlation between advisor firm performance and digital adoption.
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I went to the Finovate conference in San Jose to find the latest and greatest wealth management technology. Here's what I found on day 2:

http://wealthmanagement.com/technology/finovate-spring-2015-7-wealth-management-innovations-day-2#slide-0-field_images-894381
A look at seven of innovations for the wealth management industry shown during the second day of Finovate Spring in San Jose.
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Betterment's new tool allows the robo-advisor to provide retirement planning advice:

http://wealthmanagement.com/technology/betterment-launches-automated-advice-engine-retireguide
Moving beyond asset allocation, Betterment is bringing algorithms to retirement planning.
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Writer, Content Producer, Journalist
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  • WealthManagement.com
    Content Producer, present
  • International Business Times
    Technology Reporter, 2013 - 2014
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Sacramento, CA - Santa Barbara, CA - Breckenridge, CO - New York, NY
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Writer, multimedia journalist, native Californian, bartender, ex-snowboard bum and professional bringer of good times.
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Multimedia journalist and writer based in New York City, covering investment advising and wealth management industry for WealthManagement.com.

Originally from Northern California, I received bachelor degrees in English and philosophy at UC Santa Barbara and began my career in journalism at the Santa Barbara Independent. After a few years of freelancing, bartending and snowboarding in Colorado, I moved to New York to get my master's in journalism at Columbia University. I've written about music, sports, politics, technology, and now finance.

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  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    English, Philosophy, 2005 - 2009
  • Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
    M.S. Magazine, 2011 - 2012
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