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Folio Financial Among Benzinga Top Fintech Listmakers in the “Best Robo-Advisor” Category

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Folio Financial announced today 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.”

Folio previously won’s 2018 Industry Award in the Custodians: Technology category and FiNext’s Excellence in Finance – Companies Award, and was a finalist for the Investment News 2019 Innovation Award, all for DWP.


SOURCE Folio Financial

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Plant Asset Management Market (PAM) Worth $9.4 Billion by 2024 – Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

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According to the new market research report Plant Asset Management Market (PAM) by Offering (Software and Services), Deployment Mode (Cloud-based and On Premises), Asset Type (Production Assets and Automation Assets), End-user Industry (Process and Discrete), and Geography – Global Forecast to 2024″, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the Plant Asset Management Market is projected to grow from USD 5.5 billion in 2019 to USD 9.4 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 11.3%. Major factors fueling the market growth include surging adoption of lean manufacturing practices by several organizations, increasing focus on providing cloud-based PAM solutions to satisfy customer demands, escalating demand for asset management software that can identify potential failures to avoid futuristic loss, and growing need for real-time data analytics.

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“Services to lead plant asset management market by 2024”

The deployment of PAM software is a costly process and a one-time activity, whereas PAM services that include maintenance needs, software upgrades, and personnel training are demanded by end-user industries continuously. Hence, PAM services have a more significant contribution to generating more revenue than PAM software solutions. Further, market players are focusing on offering industry-specific services to meet the ever-changing demands of different industries.

“Production assets to hold largest share of PAM market during forecast period”

Rising adoption of PAM solutions for monitoring rotating and reciprocating equipment, among others, across various industries is expected to drive the growth of the PAM market during the forecast period. Moreover, incidents of unplanned shutdowns or slowdowns due to equipment failures lead to high financial loss in terms of damage to equipment, production losses, and unscheduled maintenance. However, real-time health and performance insights encourage informed actions and decisions to improve plant efficiency minimizing risks of equipment failure, thereby reducing the wastage of valuable finances. Hence, the demand for PAM solutions is high to manage these production assets.

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Asia Pacific to be largest market for PAM during forecast period”

Asia Pacific presents a substantial market for PAM. The PAM market in APAC is growing rapidly due to several advancements and technological innovations in different manufacturing industries. The adoption of PAM solutions is high in APAC due to the growing manufacturing sector in the region. Most of the key manufacturers from different industries have shifted their manufacturing plants in APAC due to the low labor cost and availability of a skilled workforce. These manufacturing units are using asset management solutions for the improvement in the overall manufacturing processes, which is expected to drive the growth of the PAM market in the region.

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Major players in the PAM market are Emerson (US), Honeywell (US), Rockwell (US), ABB (Switzerland), Schneider (France), Yokogawa (Japan), General Electric (US), Siemens (Germany), and SKF Group (Sweden).

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Smart Factory Market by Technology (DCS, PLC, MES, ERP, SCADA, PAM, HMI, PLM), Component (Sensors, Industrial Robots, Machine Vision Systems, Industrial 3D Printing), Industry, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2024

Process Automation & Instrumentation Market by Instrument (Field Instrument, Control Valve, Analytical Instrument), Solution (APC, DCS, HMI, MES, PLC, Safety Automation, SCADA), Industry, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2024


SOURCE MarketsandMarkets

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Happy Lunar New Year! Canada Post celebrates Year of the Rat

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Year of the Rat stamp


Canada Post has issued two stamps celebrating the Year of the Rat – representing the first year in the Lunar New Year cycle and the final issue in a second 12-year series honouring the annual festival.

The Year of the Rat begins on January 25, 2020, and ends on February 11, 2021. A symbol of fertility and intelligence, the rat is said to confer great cunning, tact and vitality on those born under its sign.

Designed by Albert Ng (O.Ont.) and Seung Jai Paek, of Albert Ng and Associates, the stamps portray the traditional story of the rat’s daughter’s wedding in the style of folk art known as Chinese farmer painting. The Permanent™ domestic-rate stamp depicts the bride on route to her nuptials, while the International-rate stamp reveals the happily married couple.

The Year of the Rat stamps will be available tomorrow, January 17, in Permanent domestic- and International-rate booklets, as well as a gummed pane of 25 domestic-rate stamps framed by four Chinese blessings. Philatelic collectibles include an unsealed, International-rate Official First Day Cover suitable for use as a “money envelope” for traditional gift-giving.

Follow these links for high-resolution images and additional information in Details magazine.


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Announcing the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative and Honoring Human Trafficking Awareness Month

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Assisting the Fight  
Across the United States, human trafficking exists everywhere, even in your local town square.  The horrifying statistics drove Aaron Kahler to found the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative, a non-profit dedicated to partnering with financial institutions, corporations and law enforcement to combat human trafficking.

“ATII will deliver innovative solutions to disrupt human trafficking networks by assisting financial gatekeepers in identifying, reporting and terminating relationships with associated customers,” says Aaron Kahler, CEO of ATII.

For example, nestled into a pristine part of the Poconos, Stroudsburg is an idyllic borough in Pennsylvania, a vibrant town, a vacation haven.  Last week in Stroudsburg, the US Attorney’s Office in Pennsylvania announced that Sirvonn Taylor, was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for heading-up a conspiracy that forced women to engage in prostitution. In this bucolic town, “Females were ‘sexed-in’ to the gang, forced to engage in sex with members and recruited to engage in prostitution.” PR 1.6.2020

Technological Outreach
ATII will disrupt the way traffickers operate around major events nationwide starting at this year’s Super Bowl in Miami, FL with the release of a human trafficking awareness and victim outreach mobile application. The application allows victims to scan a QR code where necessary help can be accessed in her primary language.

Driving Corporate Social Responsibility 
Relying on technology/data partnerships and corporate social responsibility leadership, ATII has been able to curate initiatives and provide resources to organizations including:

  • High Risk Trafficking Data that can be leveraged through any transaction monitoring, sanctions or onboarding technology
  • E-learning that can be utilized by institutions to comply with anti-money laundering regulatory requirements

Networking and Partnerships Extend the Battle Against Human Trafficking 
Leveraging ATII’s programs, best practices, data, technology and reporting mechanisms in as many financial institutions as possible will directly result in Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) being filed on human trafficking and ultimately save lives while bringing traffickers to justice.


SOURCE Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative

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