Wealth management firms rely on platforms to provide accurate, quick, and efficient advisory and wealth management services to their clients. The market is flooded with many wealth management platforms, each claiming to be the best platform offering advanced and unique features. It is impractical and time-consuming for wealth management firms to test each wealth management platform available in the market to determine the best and most capable platform. We have tested many wealth management platforms and solicited reviews from various wealth advisory firms using different platforms to determine the top 5 wealth management platforms. In this article, we will discuss the pros and cons of each platform. Let’s check out and review our list of the top 5 wealth management platforms.
- Digital Onboarding
- Client Portal
- Personalized wealth planning
- Compliance + Investment and Risk management framework
- Trading & Rebalancing Portfolios with tax optimization
- Only supports TD Ameritrade, Pershing, Fidelity, Charles Schwab Custodians
AdvisorEngine ranks first in our list of the top 5 wealth management platforms due to its all-in-one nature and cutting-edge features, empowering not only the wealth advisors but facilitating the clients as well. The customer support reviews show it to have a high-level of customer satisfaction, especially with their CRM Junxure.
Wealth advisors can start their client onboarding journey digitally, allowing for paperless and quick account-opening experience to clients. We were especially impressed with the client portal which provides a very modern look and allows clients an easy and quick real-time overview of their accounts so they can stay informed about the latest positions of their accounts.
One of the hallmarks of AdvisorEngine is that it lets wealth advisors configure the investment framework according to the clients’ needs. Wealth managers and advisors can implement their own strategies or choose time-tested strategies.
With the information gathered by AdvisorEngine’s customizable questionnaires, wealth advisors can automate the profiling of clients and simplify the process for prospective clients. AdvisorEngine, then, recommends portfolio construction based on the responses of the clients. They are one of the few options we saw that had a complete end to end platform and robo advisor technology.
With AdvisorEngine, wealth managers can ensure that the portfolio management of individual clients complies with the established risk framework. Compliance reporting is significantly simplified.
The portfolio rebalancing feature of AdvisorEngine is fairly robust. AdvisorEngine’s automated portfolio rebalancing tools make it easier for wealth advisors to rebalance the portfolios with just a few clicks without making a significant change in the market value of the assets that can result from rebalancing large portfolios.
Wealth managers can create tax-optimized portfolios for their clients irrespective of the size of the portfolio or the type of client, resulting in higher net returns on investment. With the detailed analytics and reports, wealth managers can analyze the returns, rebalancing requirements, and tax optimization of portfolios, helping them to make the necessary adjustments in asset allocation.
The reporting features of AdvisorEngine offer dynamic and interactive dashboards and present data in a clear and easily understandable way. Clients can access their portfolio data including transactions, holdings, risk-return metrics, forecasting, and performance data. The reporting feature also allows wealth managers to set up firm level reporting, which includes client performance, billing, digital onboarding, portfolio details, revenue attribution, etc.
One of the strongest pieces is that it’s an open technology platform, with robust integrations and the ability to plug into any other tools. The custodian list was fairly strong, covering Fidelity, Pershing, TD Ameritrade and Charles Schwab. The only downside of the platform is if you happened to not have a supported custodian.
- Advisor Dashboard
- Client Portal
- Portfolio Management
- Rebalancing & Trading
- Tax optimization
- Limited compliance functionality
Oranj ranks at number two on our list of top 5 wealth management platforms. The platform provides advanced features that make it a very capable wealth management system. With Oranj’s wealth advisor dashboard, wealth advisors can perform client management functions like connecting with clients, browse the contacts and see their financial goals and net worth, manage accounts, and monitor investments. The client portal provides clients real-time access to their accounts where they can view detailed reports about the performance of various assets. The portfolio management function of Oranj provides insights and analytics to help track, monitor, and optimize the portfolios. The platform also provides notifications in case the portfolio drifts from the target. The platform’s risk management functionality guides wealth advisors on risk associated with the portfolio, allowing managers to take corrective actions.
The rebalancing and trading feature of the platform empowers wealth managers to bring back the portfolio to balance with a few clicks, thanks to the automated and easy-to-use account rebalancing functionality of the platform. Account aggregation and tagging features help wealth advisors to select the common accounts and perform rebalancing operations easily. The rebalancing can be done on all sorts of accounts and portfolios irrespective of size and type.
Though Oranj is a capable wealth management platform, it lacks in the compliance department. It is critical for wealth managers to comply with the organization’s thresholds and regulatory requirements, which ensures the protection of client’s interests and saves the portfolio from disastrous losses.
3- RIA in a Box:
- Risk assessment tools
- Annual review tool
- RIA in a Box is centered on risk assessment and compliance:
- No portfolio management functionality
RIA in a Box is a platform for wealth managers that is focused on compliance and risk assessment. The company provides compliance packages to private fund advisers with an option for registration with state or SEC. Other than that, the company’s private fund platform features include monitoring fund inventory, access to tailored risk assessment tools, compliance updates on mandatory documentation like Form ADV, Form PF, Form D, Blue Sky Filings, etc.
The company does not offer any of the robust wealth management tools such as portfolio management, client portal, trading and rebalancing of portfolios, tax optimization, customer relationship management, etc, which are of utmost importance in a capable and efficient wealth management platform. However, if you are a (RIA) private registered investment advisor looking for registration with the state or SEC, you might find the services of the company useful in complying with the documentation needed for successfully completing your registration.
- Portfolio management tool:
- Client Reporting
- Investment Profile
- Risk management and Compliance
- Difficult to do Portfolio rebalancing
Dorsum ranks fourth on our list of the top 5 wealth management platforms. Due to the platform’s easy integration, it’s built for wealth management companies, private banking departments, and portfolio & wealth managers. The platform offers many advantages that portfolio managers want in a wealth management platform.
Wealth managers can manage multiple portfolios of different clients due to the smart portfolio management tools offered by Dorsum. Using different models, wealth managers can automate the process of portfolio management, which helps wealth managers to focus on advisory functions instead of managing the portfolios.
The interactive client reporting portal equips clients with a powerful analysis tool where they can monitor their accounts and download various reports with just a few clicks from their smartphones or laptops. The clients are grouped into various categories based on their investment profiles. Investment profile of a client is made after getting the client’s responses to a risk questionnaire and the client’s financial objectives.
Risk management is done automatically using the Dorsum wealth management platform, which prompts the wealth advisor about any breach of the risk management limits. The platform also facilitates wealth advisors in meeting the statutory regulatory limits imposed by the regulatory authorities.
One drawback with Dorsum wealth management platform, however, is that it doesn’t offer automatic portfolio rebalancing, which is often time consuming and inefficient when done manually. Dorsum is an EU company based in Hungary so there might be some delay in getting support.
- AI and Analytics
- Market data management
- Portfolio management
- Customer relationship management
- Client reporting
- Portfolio tax optimization
Temenos Infinity Wealth ranks fifth on our list of top 5 wealth management platforms. The artificial intelligence and analytics embedded in the platform allows wealth managers to accurately craft portfolios based on the clients needs, backed by the data, with minimum human intervention. The analytics feature shows detailed analysis, helping wealth managers to evaluate the performance of the portfolio and identify areas of improvement.
With the help of a market data management module, wealth advisors can obtain precious data about the stock, bond, or other markets, enabling wealth advisors to make informed decisions keeping in view the latest and expected investment environment of the markets.
Like all other wealth management platforms we discussed, Temenos Infinity also provides automated portfolio management features to the wealth advisors. Wealth managers can focus on new customer acquisition and advisory roles due to the automated portfolio management function of Temenos Infinity’s wealth management platform.
The platform has an added customer relationship management module that offers wealth managers additional features of client management. Using the customer relationship management function, wealth managers can have a bird-eye view of the customers, sort the customers based on the common attributes, communicate with clients seamlessly without having to manually input the customer contact details.
Although the wealth management platform by Temenos Infinity is well built, It lacks efficient client reporting and portfolio tax optimization features. Client reporting feature allows customers to view and download different reports related to their accounts, which increases customer satisfaction and is considered an essential feature in wealth management platforms.
Also, the lack of a tax optimization feature which helps wealth managers generate extra returns by optimizing portfolios for tax. The extra return so generated can make a big difference in the long run for clients, improving the performance of the portfolio returns.