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ETF portfolio service doesn't use "robo-advisers"

Another ETF-based portfolio service is launching in Canada, pending regulatory approval. Wealth Simple charges a 0.5% annual fee for a "light-advice" model, with the fee tapering down at higher levels of wealth. Accounts start at $5,000, with founder Michael Katchen overseeing the building and rebalancing of ETF portfolios from several fund companies.

The first robo-advisor service to market in Canada is ShareOwner

Back in February I wrote about the rise of robo-advisors, the online services that allow you to build an ETF portfolio that's maintained by a computer. These services are already operating in the US, and several are in the works in Canada, including the start-ups NestWealth and WealthSimple.

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Canada's trouble with investment advisers

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story contained references to Tony Warren, an Alberta man who said he had paid tens of thousands of dollars annually in fees and commissions to Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management. In fact, the fees he paid were significantly less than that.

Online Wealth Management

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3 Ways Financial Advisors Must Change To Survive The Commoditization Of Robo-Advisors | Kitces.com

As so-called "robo-advisors" continue to grow, offering their services to more and more consumers at a modest 0.15% - 0.35% cost, the question arises whether such services will ultimately be a threat to traditional advisors. Can human advisors survive in a world where robo-advisors commoditize the cost of passive strategic portfolio construction down to almost nothing?

How Vanguard Group's 'robo' effort got to $1.3 billion of AUM so easily and why its future seems bright | RIABiz

THIS is what I want to see in Canada. Low-cost, index based asset management with human advice related specifically to those investments and commissions stripped entirely from the equations.

Build an ETF portfolio-with an adviser's touch

If you've been listening to the news lately, then you've noticed that low-cost automated investment services are making the leap from the U.S. market to Canada. While in the U.S. they're called robo-advisers, a better word for the Canadian versions might be semi-automated "light advice" services.