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Nevin Freeman

Chief Technology Officer

nevin@riabiz.com
503.952.6184

Nevin writes emails, code, and articles for RIABiz, in that order. Drawn to the Bay Area by the circle of artificial intelligence researches there, he spends his evenings planning how to smoothly transition the world to non-human minds.

Articles written by Nevin Freeman


Dominick Paoloni: I think every money manager secretly does want to become a hedge fund - at least if they can break the code.

Macro-economic analysis comes to the everyday RIA, and is welcomed post-2008
Still not the kind of power an RIA would need to run a hedge-fund like operation, say analysts

Wednesday 10.12.11
G. Michael Phillips: These solutions, while known at the higher-end of fund management, had not made their way to the day-to-day practitioner - RIA, financial planner, registered rep.

MacroRisk Analytics makes Ph.D-grade economic insight almost RIA-friendly
Pricing, user experience and value look good, but still no integration with portfolio management systems

Wednesday 10.12.11
Greg Friedman: We are researching this as we speak and thinking about how we want to work with this relative to Junxure and our future Cloud product.

As advisors flunk social media 101, CRM makers are starting to pick up the slack
Salesforce, Junxure, and other CRM companies look to tap the rich vein of information on Facebook

Wednesday 9.14.11
Steve Ambuul: One of the things I'm doing right now is making sure that we can get data feeds from Orion, AssetBook, and other competitors of ours.

Ebix may hit a CRM sweet spot for some RIAs
The strategic acquirer bought its way into wealth management CRM in 2009 but the 'rollup' label helped depress the company's shares

Thursday 8.4.11
Linda Strachan was one of the founding team members of EISI when she was a PhD student under Mark Evans at the University of Manitoba.

Review: EISI is producing a simpler NaviPlan in an effort to keep its towering market share
The 21-year-old company, which has swung from complex to simple and back, now aims to be both at once

Thursday 7.28.11
Sam Vassa: I have clients who say they’ve spent three weeks learning NaviPlan — our philosophy is that you should be able to use a piece of software immediately.

Former Microsoft executives are out to make Figlo compete with EISI
The Dutch financial planning software has a solid history with European banks, and is gaining traction with RIAs

Thursday 7.21.11
Sunit Bhalla: I can log into my bank in seven keystrokes.

How one RIA is running his practice on a Mac and finding it totally doable
Sunit Bhalla is taking full advantage of Apple to make sure he stays a one-man shop

Wednesday 6.29.11
Erika Donalds: Axys does not have any kind of login or audit trail, so you couldn't assign users; you couldn't limit what different users could see or do in the system. That was too much of a risk.

What one big RIA has to say about its switch from Advent Axys to Advent Portfolio Exchange
It's a night-and-day improvement in terms of the two products' functionality and the conversion process to APX was fine, if lengthy

Wednesday 6.15.11
Steve Van de Wetering: Doing it way before you even buy APX gives you a big window of opportunity to fix it.

How one company is making money by making Advent Axys data portable
Empaxis outsources to India and some of its customers use the service before they choose to switch providers

Wednesday 6.15.11
Benjamin Baldwin: I did my August monthly statements for my clients, had them up on the website by the first week of the month, and they were already completely out of date!

One RIA's unvarnished views on Advent, Black Diamond, Tamarac, IAS, Orion and Schwab PortfolioCenter after an odyssey of test drives
Benjamin Baldwin is making the jump from PortfolioCenter to Orion after a brief affair, and lingering love, for Black Diamond

Monday 6.6.11
Aite's Sophie Schmitt: A lot of firms are looking to move from their GoldMines and their Rolodexes.

Aite Group report: CRM software industry wins RIA respect -- and dollars
Tops execs for Redtail and Junxure say growth likely to be much higher than report's estimates

Wednesday 4.27.11
WealthCentral Mobile is available for download in the Android Market

Fidelity slips in ahead of Pershing on Google phones with WealthCentral for Android
Functionality is just like the iPhone version, with no mobile trading yet

Tuesday 3.22.11
Mike Golaszewski: One of the things that brought me 3,000 miles across the country (from Schwab) was that Pershing actually does a really good job of knowing where the puck’s going.

Pershing keeps ahead in the mobile space with an Android app and mobile trading
The adoption rate by advisors is still very small but the big clearing is undeterred

Tuesday 3.15.11
Nevin Freeman: The next decade in advisor tech will see radical new user interfaces that will make typing in a client's address seem like an arcane waste of time.

T3 reflections: Where to watch for the next big advances in RIA technology
Vendors are turning their attention to the part of the software that you see

Monday 2.28.11
Raj Udeshi: Even on a Bloomberg terminal which you pay $2,500 a month for, there is no aggregated economic data in one place, all together, where it updates in real time. We've done that for the first time here.

How HiddenLevers is using the web to bring wirehouse-type economic analysis to RIAs
Company offers RIABiz readers interested in beta testing their new product 85% off the price

Tuesday 2.22.11
Joel Bruckenstein and David Drucker welcome 450+ attendees to the official start of conference

T3 Friday Liveblog - updated every two hours - latest: RIA and vendor critiques
First day of official conference sessions kicks off bright and early at 8:00am

Friday 2.18.11
Ed O'Brien and Page Clark show off the iPhone version of WealthCentral at T3 in Weston, Fla.

Fidelity releases WealthCentral Mobile for the iPhone
Android app to come in Q1

Friday 2.18.11
Joel Bruckenstein: Expected weather for #T32011: Mostly sunny all days with highs of 78-81 degrees, lows in the low 60's

The T3 conference heads to the Everglades -- and so does RIABiz
Live-blogging from the industry's in-depth technology event comes on Friday

Wednesday 2.16.11
Eric Clarke: It's definitely a unique approach

Orion Advisor Services goes mobile with advisor-branded apps for the iPhone and Android
App relies heavily on HTML5, in line with the trend for portfolio management mobile applications

Thursday 1.6.11
Mike Golaszewski, now business technology officer at Pershing LLC

A key Schwab web manager jumps cross country to Pershing
Mike Golaszewski will likely join in NetX360-related efforts

Friday 11.19.10
Nevin Freeman: I got the sense this time around that Kumar and his team really are doing what they can to push the envelope.

Nevin looks under the NetX360 hood after it gets 100,000 new users and some overhauling
The ambitious software effort shows signs of 13,000 user comments

Thursday 11.11.10
Jon Patullo: No other custodian actually engaged [these vendors] in this fashion and set up a summit, so they're very excited about it.

Joining the industry-wide trend, TD Ameritrade announces its upcoming project for "open architecture" technology integration
Custodian hopes to open the platform to all vendors that pass a security check

Friday 7.30.10
Vic Gundotra was the master of Googling ceremonies at the event of 5,000 geeks

What RIAs should know about my three days at Google's I/O conference
Less reliance on web connections and cheaper leapfroggings in software-as-a-service are on the way

Tuesday 7.13.10
Dave Welling: That ability to get data quickly is very powerful.

Already known to be cutting edge, Black Diamond shoots for the bleeding edge with total rewrite of its software
RIAs can multi-task, upgrade and customize better with the new portfolio management system

Monday 6.21.10
Nevin Freeman: The question is: Do regular marketing approaches work on these new online media?

Social media: There's a bigger mistake you could make than offending the SEC
Nevin, RIABiz tech guy, weighs in on how advisors ought to approach social media

Monday 6.7.10
Nevin Freeman and his laptop -- where the RIABiz web site was born

RIABiz's gentle redesign marks the beginning of Q2
An inside look for regular readers

Thursday 4.1.10
A peek at our admin system

How we have leveraged Google services to jumpstart RIABiz
Thinking of building a website? We might advise a closer look at the search giant

Friday 2.19.10
FinFolio's graphs are all available on-the-fly, without running reports.

FinFolio looks to offer unprecedented flexibility and power, with an intuitive interface
Nevin reviews upcoming Portfolio Management System from the makers of AdvisorMart

Thursday 11.19.09
Nevin Freeman: Advisors can find quarterly balances for billing purposes

Schwab's big effort yields big improvements
Schwab debuts bubbles and liquid in website overhaul

Tuesday 9.1.09
Nevin Freeman: RIABiz webmaster and tech critic at large

Nevin looks under the NetX360 hood (Part 3 in a 3-article series)
Pershing achieves objectives of giant revamp and leaves room for upgrades

Friday 8.14.09

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