Apex Advisor Options, which is a part of Apex Fintech Options, has launched Apex Astra, a brand new consumer interface, or UI. Apex Astra is designed for advisors “to take management of their innovation and shopper onboarding, knowledge, and repair,” in accordance to the agency. It may be built-in with instruments for rebalancing by way of fractional buying and selling, digital shopper onboarding with automated account opening, and using AI by superior third-party overlays.
The supplier of another funding platform for unbiased advisors not too long ago introduced the beginning of its training program, CAIS Stay, which incorporates one-day, in-person occasions in 2024 in Atlanta; Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; New York; Seattle and Washington, D.C. It additionally will host its yearly convention in October in Los Angeles.
Enhancements are set to be rolled out to eMoney Advisor’s monetary planning platform all through 2024 to enhance extra collaborative planning between advisors and purchasers. T3 attendees can check out the redesigned shopper portal, which can “bear a major facelift — beginning with the discharge of the My Advisor web page in Q1,” the agency mentioned in a press release.
Envestnet has launched a brand new RIA consulting program, the RIA Progress Lab, which incorporates observe valuation and enhancement companies, efficiency benchmarking, and insights into methods advisors can deepen their engagement with the platform’s instruments and assets. This system is being led by Dani Fava, group head of Product Innovation for the TAMP supplier.
Envestnet additionally says its MoneyGuide software program is now built-in with life insurer Ladder, Advisors can use MoneyGuide Elite’s Superior Lifetime Safety device to estimate purchasers’ protection wants, generate a quote and ship purchasers a hyperlink to use for it.
The communications agency Haven Tower Group has rolled out Haven Mark Companions, a advertising and marketing options platform for wealth managers and associated companies. The efforts mix the agency’s in-house advertising and marketing and mission administration staff with “pre-vetted and punctiliously curated third-party options suppliers … [to] assist purchasers … implement high-impact advertising and marketing experiences” and model methods that “incorporate “the most effective parts of profitable expertise, client and broader monetary companies campaigns,” it mentioned.
Orion Advisor Options introduced a number of enhancements and integrations tied to electronic mail and calendar administration, in addition to generative AI. Redtail Suite Sync, as an example, goals to function a “seamless electronic mail, calendar and phone syncing device,” the agency says. It’s also introducing some superior AI options to assist advisors with the auto-completion of sentences in messages being written to purchasers. Plus, the Redtail Converse AI Assistant can now scan advisors’ messaging historical past to offer a number of instructed responses to shopper queries.
Fitech platform supplier TIFIN is spinning off TIFIN AG, an AI-driven platform designed to assist advisory companies develop their property. It additionally appointed business veterans Rajini Kodialam and Brian Carlin as board members; Kodialam based E-3 expertise companions and co-founded Focus Monetary Companions, whereas Carlin previously was CEO of J.P. Morgan Personal Capital and J.P. Morgan Wealth Administration Options.
Property-planning software program maker Vanilla has added the primary iterations of a number of new options to its platform: VAI Chat, collaborative onboarding and the expanded availability of its doc builder resolution, together with the choice of working immediately with a regulation agency. VAI Chat, as an example, is an AI-powered assistant designed to “simplify property planning for wealth planners, advisors and their purchasers,” based on the agency.
(Proven in Josh Brown of Ritholtz Wealth; credit score: Bloomberg)