Programming Your Digital Platform

Financial services have reached a point in the industry’s digital transformation movement where firms are no longer asking “Do I need to a digital platform?” In crossing that divide advisors and institutions are discovering that simple market commentary and product updates are not enough. One of the benefits of a digital platform is it allows advisors to create the on-demand, personalized interactions that clients are asking for, giving them context for their concerns and better supports why they should continue to entrust an advisor with their assets. An added benefit of a digital platform is that it creates a valuable audit trail, giving the advisor the ability to track every conversation and transaction within a client portal and advisor portal. Businesses can’t improve what they can’t measure and enhancing the reach and range of your digital content and financial mobility can significantly improve the effectiveness of your digital message. IBM’s CEO Ginni Rometty said at the 2016 Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. “I don’t think anybody’s just B2B or B2C anymore. You are B2I—business to individual”

A good reference point for what that content might look like is the annual Global Survey of Individual Investors from Natixis Global Asset Management. The firm recently released its fifth-annual survey, which had participation from 7,100 investors in 22 countries. The current survey, which only polls investors with $200,000 or more in investable assets, offers some interesting insights about the disconnect between investor expectations and the messages that advisors are delivering. Encouragingly, the survey indicated that a clear majority of investors continue to believe that the services of advisors are valuable and worth the fees charged. However, these same investors graded their advisors poorly in terms of meeting their client communications expectations. Clients are busy and expect advisors to tell the right story on their terms, and on the device of their choice. The cross-town, mid-day quarterly meeting is no longer the preferred option for meeting with clients instead they would prefer a client portal.

Should I Stay or Should I Go

While 41% of survey respondents who ended their advisory relationship cited investment performance as the reason for leaving, the majority of grievances stemmed from poor client communication with their advisor through a client portal and an advisor portal. 32% chose to end their advisory relationship because they felt their advisor failed to understand their savings and investment goals, while 30% felt their investment views differed from those of their advisor.  Although advisors have limited control over investment performance, they can leverage a digital platform to increase client communication and client reporting, helping to reduce the number of clients leaving for reasons other than market performance. Planning and relationship based services are exactly the type of advice a client communications platform can address. Quarterly investment performance is not the only focus of clients today which is why a client communications strategy focused on individualized and curated content is key to continually providing new value to clients.

Information Overload

The Natixis survey identified two focal points for addressing this communication gap. The first was client confusion due to information overload. Advisors often communicate in a vacuum and forget clients pay for advice to simplify their lives, not to know how smart their advisors claim to be. The noise of the financial media needs to be taken into consideration. The second theme was an expressed desire to have better education and self-service tools to answer the simple questions. According to the survey clients are looking for resources to “become stronger, more confident investors.” Clients said what they wanted most “is help with making more informed investment decisions.” They do not want to become DIY investors, they want shared responsibility and validation.

Alpha Beta Breakdown

One revealing disconnect was how investors worldwide have bought into the orthodoxy of passive investing.  According to John Hailer, CEO of Natixis, the majority of retail investors now believe that index funds not only offer better diversification but that they also reduce absolute risk and costs. According to Hailer, “It’s troubling to see investors mistakenly assign benefits to index funds that they don’t actually have. Index funds have a place in portfolios, but their low cost seems to be providing a ‘halo effect’ that could blind-side investors during volatile markets.” If advisors believe that active strategies can generate alpha through research and position concentration, the communication strategy should be communicating the benefits of your approach more clearly and with less technical jargon. Advisors will have to work harder to explain and validate the investment approach. Alternatively, if the advice strategy is offering a broadly diversified passive approach, the digital output should consist of broad market themes specific to client’s investments and not a focus on individual financials or corporate micro themes. The Investment strategy should partially drive the client communications strategy. Buying a plane ticket from an online travel website doesn’t mean that traveler is also interested in road conditions and highway routes.

Keeping It Personal

The clear takeaway from clients is that the client communications and client reporting strategies from independent and institutional advice firms need to be more personal, educational and contextual. Clients are looking to partner with advisors, finding a middle ground between an automated robo service and a more traditional, pre-digital advisor that shares updates on a quarterly basis. A well-executed client communication and client reporting strategy leads to more educated clients, which in turn creates a client base that not only feels like they are involved with the process, but they will be less likely to respond to emotional whims during a market downturn. One of the key values of the InvestCloud digital platform is that it enables a firm to design and efficiently deliver custom client content at the right time with the right message on the right device. With the InvestCloud digital platform, advisors will be able to insure that clients are seeing the most relevant messaging they need rather than the distracting noise of the market in their client portal.

About InvestCloud Inc.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, InvestCloud empowers investors and managers with a single version of the integrated truth through its unique digital platform. Today the InvestCloud platform supports over $1.7 trillion of assets across 670 institutional customers. InvestCloud creates custom solutions for better decision-making. From Client Communications (Client Portals and Client Reporting) and Client Management (Advisor Portals) to Digital Warehousing, Data Analytics and Accounting, InvestCloud offers first-class digital investment platforms for successful investing that are rapid to deploy and hyper-modular apps. Customer segments include wealth managers, institutional investors, asset managers, family offices, asset services companies and financial platforms.

For more information, visit www.investcloud.com.

InvestCloud wins landmark client portal deal with South African wealth manager

InvestCloud’s rapid global growth continues as private client division of Anchor Group appoints it to provide digital client communication and client reporting

London and Johannesburg – May 12, 2017 – InvestCloud Inc., a global FinTech firm, has been appointed by Anchor Private Clients, the private client division of JSE-listed Anchor Group, to provide digital client portal, client communication, and client reporting solutions. This latest global success for US-headquartered InvestCloud in Africa builds on recent new customer contracts signed in Europe and Asia.

Johannesburg-headquartered Anchor Private Clients specialises in personalised investment management and advice for private clients across South Africa and internationally. Its parent company Anchor Group manages 48 billion rand ($3.6 billion) of assets under management. The wealth manager will be using the InvestCloud Blue suite of financial apps, which provides the firm with automated client communications capabilities along with consolidated client reporting, portfolio management, CRM and sales support.

Brendan Gace, head of Anchor Private Clients, said: “The need to provide digital services is very real. Not only does it help to enhance customer service, it allows us to streamline internal operations and processes – meaning our managers can do more for our clients. There are many options to take, but we were impressed with InvestCloud’s easily customisable digital platform. It means we didn’t have to invest significant time and resources in building our own system, yet the result is exactly how we want it to be.”

Since establishing its first international office in the UK in 2016, InvestCloud has been selected as the digital platform of choice for wealth managers and financial institutions across Europe and APAC, including a recent contract with Singapore’s largest robo-advisor, WeInvest.

John Wise, co-founder and CEO of InvestCloud, said: “The need for wealth managers to digitalise is not limited to a particular geography. Like the spread of social media, it is a global need. But with the majority of wealth managers limiting client communications to phone, email and traditional reports, many are still well behind the curve.

“Our rapid international expansion over the past 12 months demonstrates that the industry is waking up. Digital platforms provide an essential differentiator that can help guarantee customer loyalty for traditional players and the new wave of start-ups alike. This is an increasingly pressing issue as wealth transfers between generations enable financial mobility and the ‘mass affluent’ look for new ways to manage their wealth.”

Anchor Private Clients will also be able to use the InvestCloud Digital Warehouse. The firm’s unique Digital Warehouse can pull together millions of pieces of content – from news and social media to market data and information on investments – to ensure its data provides a single version of the integrated truth for its clients.

Through the FinTech firm’s unique Programs Writing Programs (PWP) technology, Anchor can roll out updates to the InvestCloud Digital Platform almost instantly. PWP allows each digital platform to be completely unique to the user’s precise requirements, meaning no two digital experiences are the same, respecting investor clients’ individuality. PWP allows one designer or business analyst to do the work of more than 50 programmers.

About InvestCloud Inc.

Headquartered in Los Angeles with a global presence, InvestCloud develops first-class, financial digital solutions, pre-integrated into the cloud. By empowering investors and managers with a single version of the integrated truth through its unique digital platform, InvestCloud creates beautifully designed client experiences and intuitive operations solutions using an ever-expanding library of digital modular apps. The result? Powerful products for individual investors and institutions alike, assembled on-demand to meet clients’ specific needs.

Today the InvestCloud platform supports over $1.7 trillion of assets across 670 diverse clients – from wealth managers, institutional investors & institutional asset managers to family offices, asset services companies, financial platforms & banks.

For more information, visit www.investcloud.com.

Digital Experience and Client Portal

The digitalization of wealth management is drastically changing the industry. It’s creating opportunities that were not possible just a few years ago. Studies show that only 25% of Wealth Managers have taken the first steps towards true digitalization.  Since you’re reading this, I can bet you’re a part of the 25%, or recognize that if you don’t evolve quickly you’ll miss a massive opportunity to better engage, retain and obtain clients.

There are four key pillars needed to achieve true digitalization:

  1. Holistic Data Integration
  2. Digital Data Warehousing
  3. Flexible Data Visualization
  4. Hyper Personalization.

InvestCloud was built around these Four Pillars.

  1. Holistic Data Integration:

Our patented Common Interface is how we’ve built integration with over 30 of the top accounting platforms.  We are pre-wired into over 1400 different financial institutions!

  1. Digital Data Warehousing:

Digital data warehousing allows for structured AND unstructured content to all be in a single Primary Location of Access, Control, and Entry (PLACE).

  1. Flexible Data Visualization.

Now your experience with technology is one of pain and agony…massive overhauls, years to implement and NEVER within budget.  I know that’s your experience, and I also know it’s the experience of everyone else.  At InvestCloud, we do it differently.

We take a fundamentally different approach, with the mission to eliminate programming.  Our handful of developers created Programs Writing Programs (PWP).  PWP is a code generator.  Last year we did 299 client deployments! That’s more than one per business day! The experience is also different in that you select the functionality you need.  We have over 150 pre-built Apps that you can choose from, and then our team of Business Analysts and Designers work with you to configure the digital experience unique to you.  Not one of our 660 clients have the same digital experience. Some examples of our most popular apps include client portals, advisor portals, client communication, client reporting, and financial mobility.

These First Three Pillars: Holistic Data Integration, Digital Data Warehousing, and Flexible Data Visualization are the key to Digital Client Automation.  That’s Digital Automation of Client Engagement, Client Reporting, Client Communication, and Client Management.

  1. Digital Experience

The Fourth Pillar is really about the Digital Experience and Hyper-Personalization.  In order to provide the service clients want and expect, you must have a digital experience that is:

  • Intuitive – it shouldn’t need a manual.
  • It must be Individual – your clients are not all the same, and the digital experience needs to fit each separate user. InvestCloud allows you to create Personas for the different user experiences you need.
  • Finally, it must be Involved.  InvestCloud allows you to pull in news and curated content.

Hyper-personalization is about having a Digital Experience that is Intuitive. Individual. And Involved. Hyper-personalization yields unprecedented levels of client loyalty and happiness, and long-term cost savings by enabling sustainable customization across your entire organization.

With These Four Pillars, you have Digital Client Automation, a Digital Experience, and Digital Client Automation that make you and your firm a Digital Differentiator.  From the largest bank in America to the Marquee Consulting firm in the world, InvestCloud is the premier choice to provide differentiating digital experiences.

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Wealth and millennials: how they think, spend and save, the need for a client portal.


The millennial generation – those born between the early 1980s and mid 1990s – are now either just joining the workforce, or well into their careers. As millennials gather the responsibilities of adulthood, financial and wealth management products come with the territory – this is the essence of financial mobility. Not surprisingly the wealth industry is paying close attention to this coming generation.  Millennials are looking for a financial institution that will provide a first class client portal, client communication, client reporting, advisor portal, financial mobility, and digital platform

Possibly the most studied segment in history, millennials have been variously labelled as narcissistic, entitled, tech-savvy and ethically conscious. Their relationship with financial institutions is well documented. The financial crisis and subsequent scandals created a general feeling of distrust toward the industry, but millennials have started to emerge as the largest client opportunity in the coming years. In order to capitalize on the opportunity, wealth and asset managers must adapt to successfully serve this complicated and fiscally important generation. This generation specifically wants to the following tools: client portal, client communication, client reporting, financial mobility, advisor portal, and digital platform.

The growing millennial impact

Last year 40 percent of the global adult population were under 35 years old. Today they account for US $1.3 trillion in direct consumer spending in the US. This figure will balloon over the next decade as the millennial generation is projected to account for 75 percent of the workforce by 2025  (source: Bank of America Merrill Lynch). 

Three trends will dictate how this population will acquire and use their wealth.

First, as the current 18-34-year-old cohort enter prime earning years, their liquid assets will increase substantially.

Second, these younger generations are seen to be more entrepreneurial than their parents, which should accelerate the increase of their available assets: Deloitte found that 54 percent of millennials have started, or plan to start, their own business – 27 percent are already self-employed.

And thirdly, millennials should benefit from a transfer of wealth from their parents, the baby-boomers, driving a future wave of inheritance that wealth managers need to prepare for.

Behavioral characteristics

So how should wealth managers adapt to serve this group successfully? Critically, you need to get a good understanding of their behaviors.

Millennials are drawn to authenticity and want this reflected in how they live, work and invest. Long-established wealth managers steeped in the traditions of stability and continuity may need to rethink their own culture and recruitment policies to connect and engage this coming generation, using a more empathetic client communication approach.

They are socially and environmentally aware, not only concerned with the state of the world, but vocal about the need for change. Which means they don’t consider profit as the sole success factor of an investment. Millennials seek out organizations and investments that prove their value with acts of social responsibility. They also seek out organizations that listen to their need for https://www.investcloud.com/MemberShip/Apps/BlueDemo_Holder_App.aspx?IX_mId=6 client portal https://www.investcloud.com/Membership/Apps/EmeraldDemo_Holder_App.aspx advisor portal https://www.investcloud.com/Membership/Apps/NavyDemo_Holder_App.aspx client communication https://www.investcloud.com/Membership/Apps/PurpleDemo_Holder_App.aspx client reporting https://www.investcloud.com/Membership/Apps/WhiteDemo_Holder_App.aspx digital platform and financial mobility tools

Nor has the impact of the global financial crisis been forgotten. This generation was greatly affected and as a result is more cautious and conservative than baby boomers. Their caution highlights the importance of client communication and financial mobility, as well as an advisor portal that provides top tier insight.

This was also the first generation to grow up in a digital platform world, acknowledging technological innovation as a constant. They adopt early. They try out new services. They value utility. They resent friction.  And they expect a client portal, client communication, client reporting, financial mobility, digital platform, and advisor portal.

Their financial habits are like everything for them, always online first – it is their default setting.

For millennials, technology is the key differentiator that wealth managers must be aware of. Deloitte found that 57 percent would change banks for a better technology platform solution. There is no reason to think wealth managers are not under the same scrutiny to offer client portal and client reporting advancements as well as financial mobility.

Financial advisory adaptations

Based on these different behaviors, it is fair to assume millennials are not being satisfied. But the opportunity to do so clearly exists, and for wealth managers who react it will be greatly rewarding. To combat distrust, financial advisors need to focus on pricing transparency and become more communicative and open, ideally with new choices of alternative investments, markets and products. New products such as client portal, client communication, client reporting, advisor portal, digital platform, and financial mobility.

Most importantly, wealth managers need to better engage millennials digitally. The InvestCloud Digital Experience involves clients, provides an intuitive experience and is highly personalized, supporting many varied personas in order to work for each individual. Opportunities abound for wealth managers to advance the millennial client experience – not to mention to make advisor portal and other internal tools better for the management of this crucial client demographic. Now is the time to act.

To find out more about how we can help you digitally engage millennials, request a demo through our website at www.investcloud.com/Demo or call us at +1 (888) 800-0188.

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The genie is already out of the bottle for digital advice and client communication

In the last month, the so-called “DOL Fiduciary Rule“ has gone from being due for imminent implementation to now being in doubt, or at least materially delayed.

While the April 10 deadline for partial Rule compliance was postponed (the January 1, 2018 deadline is still up in the air), many firms have spent a great deal of time preparing for it.  They have adjusted their strategies surrounding their digital platform, client portal, advisor portal, client communication, client reporting, and financial mobility.  And while those firms are waiting to hear details about the delay as well as whether it will be scrapped altogether by the new Presidential Administration, neither changes the momentum of client portals, advisor portals, client communication, client reporting, digital platform, and financial mobility.

Even if the Rule is repealed altogether, it doesn’t remove the massive benefits of digital advice on a digital platform. At this point, the genie is out of the bottle for client portals, client communication, and client reporting. Advisors and investors alike have already gone too far down this road, and are now in a better, stronger position, not to mention, client expectations are shifting to a new normal as clients exert their increasing financial mobility and expectations of client portals.

 

Digital opportunity

The Rule – some six years in the making – was designed to expand the definition of an “investment advice fiduciary” to all financial institutions and individuals offering financial advice to retirement accounts and qualified plans, effectively elevating many advisors’ and planners’ obligations to clients from a “suitability” standard to a much higher “fiduciary” standard. They would be bound legally and ethically to meet the standards of that status, including changes to methods of client communication, client portal, financial mobility, digital platform, advisor portal, and client reporting.

This move – in concert with the reduction of services eligible for commissions – seemed initially to many in the industry to simultaneously cut out a revenue stream (commissions) while increasing costs (because of the additional time, effort and data-tracking systems required to comply with the Rule). But most advisors were not prepared to get out of the retirement game.  This is where  https://www.investcloud.com/MemberShip/Apps/BlueDemo_Holder_App.aspx?IX_mId=6 client portal https://www.investcloud.com/Membership/Apps/EmeraldDemo_Holder_App.aspx advisor portal https://www.investcloud.com/Membership/Apps/NavyDemo_Holder_App.aspx client communication https://www.investcloud.com/Membership/Apps/PurpleDemo_Holder_App.aspx client reporting https://www.investcloud.com/Membership/Apps/WhiteDemo_Holder_App.aspx digital platform and financial mobility tools play a large role.

Luckily, FinTech came to the rescue, harnessing and building upon elements of digital advice previously applied almost exclusively in the Robo arena. The smart players quickly recognized both salvation and opportunity in digitalization.

Through a digital platform, forward-thinking advisors have discovered they can deploy advice from an advisor portal to a client portal as well as keep records in a fashion that both complies with the Rule and prevents ongoing cost increases to serve that client base. But they also found a better, more efficient way to do business – i.e., a way to actually lower costs vs. in-person meetings, paper forms and PDF reports, and in the process investors got a better digital experience.

Furthermore, most investors feel more comfortable with a fiduciary standard – the same standard that applies to RIAs. So digital advice provisioned under the Rule improves client satisfaction and loyalty, which in turn increases the longevity of the advisory relationship. With digital advice, advisors and planners promote stickiness – because it gives clients more control over how they can view and act on their investments on a client portal – at the same time as decreasing the costs to the advisor and planner of serving each client. Combining these two benefits is an obvious win-win.

 

No U-turn in advice

While the Rule started as a regulatory regime, the double win to the advisory firm and to the investor – i.e., value innovation – is impossible to deny. Many in the industry see this, and are pushing forward regardless. Now it’s about maximizing scale, profitability and investor happiness. Efficiency is the new goal. The Rule simply acted as a driver, with the result being the embrace of digital processes. Presidential Memos and a possible future Executive Order do not change that.

The genie isn’t going back into the bottle.

To find out more about how we can help you with digital advice, request a demo through our website at www.investcloud.com/Demo or call us at +1 (888) 800-0188.

InvestCloud provides client portal to the City of Boston for Family Savings Program

Los Angeles and Boston – February 23, 2017 – InvestCloud Inc., a global fintech firm and digital platform, has partnered on a new program with the City of Boston and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh to allow families to create long-term savings plans for their children’s education.

Boston Saves, the City’s Children’s Savings Account (CSA) program, allows families to create long-term, goal-based savings plans for college, post-secondary and training education for their children. The program is being run using the InvestCloud digital platform, which allows participating families to easily and quickly access and review their savings plans online using a client portal. This client portal facilitates client communication and client reporting while increasing financial mobility and giving advisors access to an advisor portal.

“One of the best ways to close the opportunity gap facing some of our young children is to help them save for their educational future,” said Mayor Walsh. “Children’s Savings Accounts are a tool that every family should have access to, and with InvestCloud’s financial technology support, we’re making that a reality. Even a small amount over time can make a big difference, and I am excited for our students and families who will have this new resource to begin saving now for the future.”

Through the digital platform, families will be able to track their progress, earn rewards and benefit from financial savings tips. Linking their savings and checking accounts directly to the digital platform will make it easy to transfer funds and gain a more holistic view of their investments.  The digital platform will also allow access to a client portal for enhanced client communication, client reporting, and financial mobility.

John Wise, co-founder and CEO of InvestCloud, said, “Our program with the City of Boston demonstrates the flexibility of the InvestCloud digital platform. It supports the full spectrum of wealth management, from the complex needs of family offices and high-net-worth investors, right through to the needs of normal families. While they might not consider themselves ‘wealthy,’ they can still benefit from our digital platform to help them achieve their lifetime goals and family plans.

“With a greater number of people thinking about how to organize and build their savings, the notion of wealth management is changing fast. But to effectively engage with these new demographics, a simple and intuitive solution is required that can handle massive scale efficiently. The InvestCloud approach ensures all types of wealth and savings can be supported through the digital platform.”

The InvestCloud digital platform utilizes Programs Writing Programs (PWP), a proprietary technology that generates code instead of programmers writing code. This automation allows one business analyst or designer to do the work of 50 developers and ensures updates and upgrades are dramatically simplified – negating the long lead times associated with hard-coded software solutions. It is because of this technological approach that InvestCloud’s solutions could be easily and rapidly adapted to the unique use case of Boston Saves.

The platform is also capable of processing millions of pieces of data and content – from market news to portfolio data – through its digital warehouse. This provides a complete picture of an individual’s wealth, ensures both clients and advisors are able to get a complete picture of wealth, and allows for more effective, more profitable management.  InvestCloud uses hyper modules apps to create a customized digital experience.  Some of these apps include  https://www.investcloud.com/MemberShip/Apps/BlueDemo_Holder_App.aspx?IX_mId=6 client portal https://www.investcloud.com/Membership/Apps/EmeraldDemo_Holder_App.aspx advisor portal https://www.investcloud.com/Membership/Apps/NavyDemo_Holder_App.aspx client communication https://www.investcloud.com/Membership/Apps/PurpleDemo_Holder_App.aspx client reporting https://www.investcloud.com/Membership/Apps/WhiteDemo_Holder_App.aspx digital platform and financial mobility tools

About InvestCloud Inc.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, InvestCloud empowers investors and managers with a single version of the integrated truth through its unique digital platform. Today the InvestCloud platform supports over $1.7 trillion of assets across 670 institutional customers. InvestCloud creates custom solutions for better decision-making. From Client Communications (Client Portals and Reports) and Client Management (Advisor Portals) to Digital Warehousing and Data Analytics, InvestCloud offers first-class investment platforms for successful investing that are rapid to deploy and hyper-modular. Customer segments include wealth managers, institutional investors, asset managers, family offices, asset services companies and financial platforms.

For more information, visit www.investcloud.com.

About Boston Saves

Boston Saves, the City of Boston’s Children’s Savings Account (CSA) program is designed to give families the opportunity to create a long-term savings plan for college, post-secondary education and training, for their children. The program utilizes an online platform created in partnership with InvestCloud that allows families to link any savings, checking or 529 account to a secure online platform that makes it easy to save, earn rewards, track progress and gain financial tips. Five Boston Public Schools currently participate in the pilot program for CSAs, with a universal rollout scheduled for Fall 2019.

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InvestCloud wins double at the WealthBriefing awards Global FinTech firm InvestCloud impresses judges with digital client portal and client reporting capabilities

London – May 12, 2017 – InvestCloud Inc., a global FinTech firm, has won two awards at the prestigious WealthBriefing European Awards 2017 in London. The firm was awarded for best client communications (client portal) and came highly recommended for the client reporting features on its digital platform.

Mark Trousdale, EVP and chief marketing officer at InvestCloud, said: “InvestCloud is building up a sizable trophy rack – a true testament to the uniqueness, quality and value of our digital platform. InvestCloud is dedicated to bringing innovation to wealth management functions including client portal, advisor portals, client communication and client reporting. We are also dedicated to making our clients successful in the age of fee compression.  With digital automation firms can increase their client to advisor ratio and in turn increase their productivity.  Digital automation also improves quality and creates systematic executions and processes saving firms time and money.  Our unique digital client communication and client reporting solutions are just two of the many cloud-based and flexible capabilities we deliver to help firms battle fees and fiduciary obligations.”

InvestCloud’s latest win builds on a run of award success for the firm, including two award wins at the Family Wealth Report awards for its CRM and digital client communications including client portal, advisor portal, and client reporting. The FinTech firm was also highly commended as online technology provider of the year at the FSTech awards and was named as a finalist for Best Alternative Investment Digital Platform at the Benzinga awards. Its co-founder and CEO, John Wise, is also shortlisted for FinTech person of the year at the FTF Awards.

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Stephen Harris, CEO of ClearView Financial Media, the publisher of WealthBriefing, said: “The firms who triumphed in these awards are all worthy winners, and I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations. These awards were judged solely on the basis of entrants’ submissions and their response to a number of specific questions, which had to be answered focusing on the client experience, not quantitative performance metrics. That is a unique, and I believe, compelling feature. These awards recognise the very best operators in the private client industry, with ‘independence’, ‘integrity’ and ‘genuine insight’ the watchwords of the judging process – such that the awards truly reflect excellence in wealth management.”

ENDS

About InvestCloud Inc.

Headquartered in Los Angeles with a global presence, InvestCloud develops first-class, financial digital solutions, pre-integrated into the cloud. By empowering investors and managers with a single version of the integrated truth through its unique digital platform, InvestCloud creates beautifully designed client experiences and intuitive operations solutions using an ever-expanding library of digital modular apps. Some of these apps include client portals, advisor portals, client communication tools, and client reporting tools. The result? Powerful products for individual investors and institutions alike, assembled on-demand to meet clients’ specific needs.

Today the InvestCloud digital platform supports over $1.7 trillion of assets across 670 diverse clients – from wealth managers, institutional investors & institutional asset managers to family offices, asset services companies, financial platforms & banks.

For more information, visit www.investcloud.com.

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