Tag: Schwab

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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Posted on February 24, 2021

Best Robo Advisor for Digital Financial Planning

  • Winner: Wealthfront
  • Runner-Up: Personal Capital
  • Honorable Mention: Schwab
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Posted on February 22, 2021

With over $45 billion in assets under management, Schwab Intelligent Portfolios is the second-largest direct-to-consumer robo advisor. It offers two service tiers: the first is digital-only and has no management fee, and the second (Schwab Intelligent Portfolios Premium) has a minimum of $25,000 and charges a monthly fee of $30/mo (after a one-time initial planning fee of $300).

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Posted on December 4, 2020

Welcome to the Backend Benchmarking company update. In this email, we share news of our most recent Robo Report, the work our Development team is doing polishing the user interface and fixing bugs, an update on our most recent media appearances, and exciting results from our market research study with Columbia University.

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Posted on September 11, 2020

  • Schwab recently released Schwab Plan, a financial planning tool available to all clients for free
  • The Plan is powered by MoneyGuidePro and has garnered buzz due to its institutional quality and sophistication
  • The tool boasts a hypothetical simulations feature, detailed client considerations, and intuitive sliding scales to easily make adjustments
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Posted on August 26, 2020

  • At the end of 2019, we estimate that robo advisors had approximately $631 billion of assets under management (AUM)
  • The breakdown includes $247 billion with incumbents, $50 billion with independents, and $334 billion with robo retirement providers
  • Our “Top 5” group experienced a 38% year-over-year increase through the end of 2019
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