Tag: Goldman Sachs

Posted on June 7, 2021

  • What is Direct Indexing? Direct indexing is an investment strategy that seeks to replicate the underlying stocks of an index instead of holding an index fund.
  • Schwab, BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley have all engaged in transactions that could influence their ability to offer direct indexing at scale.
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Posted on May 10, 2021

Goldman Sachs launched its Marcus brand in 2016, close to 150 years after the investment bank first opened its doors in 1869. Goldman designed the digital bank for people to “better manage their debt by providing fixed-rate, no-fee personal loans,” according to a statement by Goldman Sachs. The following year, the platform expanded by integrating an online deposit program. This piece is a Marcus Invest robo advisor review, including performance, as of March 2021.

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Posted on March 11, 2021

  • 2020 was another significant year for robo advisor trends: Empower buys Personal Capital, Motif closes doors, ESG investing on the rise
  • Direct indexing becomes increasingly popular as BlackRock buys Aperio and Schwab buys tech from Motif
  • Walmart announced a partnership with Ribbit Capital potentially making financial planning more available – another major robo advisor trend
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Posted on March 2, 2021

February of 2021 included a few major announcements in the robo-advice industry. Although Goldman Sachs launching Marcus Invest dominated the headlines, other notable highlights included Titan’s Series A funding, the surge in new-openings at robo advisors like Acorns, and the launch of new innovative features at places like Edelman Financial Engines. Finally, although it has yet to make headlines, the managed-account component of Prudential LINK is closing. 

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Posted on September 1, 2020

  • Motif closed its doors after raising $126mm and being one of the early innovators in the space
  • Empower purchases Personal Capital for approximately $1 billion representing the largest acquisition we have seen to date
  • Goldman Sachs set to release robo in 2021 after falling behind competition. Will they have a last-move advantage?
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Posted on June 8, 2020

At one point, Goldman Sachs was amongst the most secretive of Wall Street banks. The veil was lifted partially when the company decided to go public in 1999. For the first time, the public could glean some insight as to the inner workings of the company. Even then, it maintained a low profile. Its core business units were investment banking, trading, and wealth management for the ultra-wealthy. 

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