Some folks at brokerage giant Charles Schwab
and mutual fund titan Fidelity
may be doing champagne toasts (perhaps via Zoom) next week, thanks to a newly created industry awards program.
| Abigail Pierrepont Johnson|
FMR (dba Fidelity Investments)
Chair, President, CEO
The two firms are among the six winners in the 2020 Digital Wealth Management Impact Innovation Awards
from Boston-based research firm Aite Group
. Fidelity won the "digital investment management offering" award for Fidelity Go
, a roboadvisor service. And Schwab won
the "hybrid advice offering" award for Schwab Intelligent Portfolios Premium
, a cyborg advisor service.
"The current pandemic puts traditional wealth management service models to the test and has dramatically increased the industry's appreciation for and awareness of leading-edge digital engagement. That is why we are excited to recognize and celebrate innovative financial services firms that are shaping the future of digital wealth management," states Alois Pirker
, research director at Aite. "Their vision and creativity are enablin better customer experiences by offering new levels of service and efficiency."
Other winners include: Citizens Bank
, "digital initiative of the year" for its SpeciFi Save & Grow
; Facet Wealth
, "digital startup of the year"; Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
and Bank of America Private Bank
, "digital engagement strategy" for Socialize
; and MoneyLion
, "digital multiproduct offering."
All six winners will be lauded
next Wednesday during Aite's virtual Digital Innovation in Wealth Management Forum
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