Folio Financial announced that it has been chosen as a Benzinga Top Fintech Listmaker in the “Best Robo-Advisor” category for its Digital Wealth Platform. This award recognizes “organizations in the FinTech space who are moving the needle on financial wellness innovation.” The four other finalists in the category were Charles Schwab, Betterment, Wealthfront, and Wealthbar.
Launched in December 2018, Folio’s Digital Wealth Platform (DWP) is the next generation of digital wealth, personalized. It’s an automated digital advice platform that enables financial institutions and advisors to deliver intelligent, personalized digital investment experiences to accounts of all sizes and sophistication, at lower cost. DWP differs from its competitors in these game-changing ways:
- Uses a modular design—DWP is available as a robo or robo hybrid, or through a robust suite of APIs that offer complete control of the client experience.
- Engineered for competitive advantage—Unlike other digital investing platform providers, Folio engineered DWP to be fueled by each firm’s unique advice methodology, investment strategies, capital market assumptions, and preferred investment products, to ensure consistent advice.
- Delivers personalized investment solutions—Unlike other automated investing platforms that offer a one-size-fits-all solution, DWP lets users create and manage completely customized investment solutions that meet a client’s individual needs.
With Folio’s advanced API-based technology, advisors and enterprises of any size can deliver a cost-efficient, yet truly bespoke investment experience to retail investors, providing them with a distinct competitive advantage. Here are some additional aspects of Folio’s functionality to highlight why you should consider DWP for your practice or enterprise:
- Commission-free trading—Our window-trading technology has allowed clients to trade free of ticket charges since 2000.
- Fractional shares trading and dollar-based investing—Advisors can provide consistent and personalized investing regardless of the number of securities in a portfolio.
- Turbocharged model management—Clients can create and manage direct indexes, license third-party models, or use proprietary Ready-to-GoTM Folios (RTGs), in any combination.
- Unrivaled investment flexibility—Folio’s platform offers stocks, bonds, ETFs, mutual funds, REITs, and alternative investments.
- Streamlined account management—Clients can automate time-consuming tasks, like account opening, funding, rebalancing, billing, and reporting in a truly end-to-end paperless process.
- Personalized investing filters—Folio offers the ability to set account-level exclusions for individual securities, sectors, or specific industries, including SRI/ESG overlays.
- Automated tax management tools—Clients can select from 10 automated tax-lot-relief strategies designed to support a wide range of end users’ financial needs. They can also easily model tax gains or losses using our patented Tax FootballTM.
- Alternative investments and private securities—Folio make investing in private and alternative securities accessible to a wide range of clients, allowing them to invest in innovative businesses’ stable yield offerings, real estate securities, and much more.
“Folio is the best-kept secret in FinTech and we’re honored that Benzinga has recognized us,” said David Hagen, Vice President, Digital Wealth. “Folio has a long history of delivering cutting-edge, scalable technology to RIAs and enterprises. For example, we pioneered both commission-free trading and fractional shares investing. DWP is just the latest iteration of our innovation.”