Tag: Betterment

Posted on September 15, 2021

SRI or ESG investing remains a hot trend in the investment industry. At Backend Benchmarking, we compare the equity performance of the SRI/ESG options and the standard options at the same robo advisor to analyze their differences. 

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Posted on August 17, 2021

First launched in 2010, Betterment is one of the original robo advisors.  They have raised more than $275 million in venture funding and have grown to be one of the leading digital advice providers. In their most recent annual disclosure, Betterment reports over $28B in assets under management (AUM) on their platform and services over 600,000 clients. 

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Posted on August 11, 2021

Best Robo Advisor For First-Time Investors

  • Winner: Betterment
  • Runner-up: SoFi
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Posted on May 26, 2021

  • In 2020, the wealth-tech industry raised over $3.7 billion in new funding
  • Betterment grew its AUM from approximately $18 billion in 2020 to over $28 billion
  • Schwab experienced 51% growth in digitally advised assets
  • Walmart is partnering with Ribbit Capital, a large Robinhood backer, to launch a service called Hazel
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Posted on April 7, 2021

  • Merrill Edge has substantially cut its minimum, eToro announced it will go public via SPAC, and Stash launched its robo advisor
  • Meanwhile, some industry shake-ups include Wealthsimple leaving the U.S. market and M1 raising new funding
  • Lastly, Chinese robo advisor BangNiTou crosses 1 million users
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Posted on March 9, 2021

  • The volatility of 2020 made for an interesting case study to observe robo advisor rebalancing
  • Some accounts showed decisive rebalancing trades when the market was most fearful, displaying the merits of automatic robo advisor rebalancing
  • We estimate that select robo advisors in our study earned an additional 0.50% to 1.50% due to automatic rebalancing in 2020
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