What You Need to Know
UBS launched a new offering with fintech firms Addepar and Mirador that offers the wirehouse’s UHNW clients a consolidated, real-time view of their portfolios.
FP Alpha released a second-generation tax projection tool, The Tax Projector, that offers advisors the ability to project and compare several tax scenarios and strategies for clients.
Fidelity Charitable announced “Art of Generosity,” an original, non-fungible token project.
UBS launched a new offering on Wednesday in collaboration with fintech firms Addepar and Mirador. In a joint announcement, the companies unveiled a new solution that offers the wirehouse’s U.S. ultra-high-net-worth clients a consolidated, real-time view of their portfolios across traditional, non-traditional and illiquid assets and liabilities.
UBS advisors will now be able to access comprehensive analytics that the firms said will “help them more effectively visualize their clients’ investment performance, cash flows, and worth, while assessing the opportunities and risks across their portfolios.”
Built with open architecture, Addepar integrates leading-edge software, data and service partners from across the fintech sector. Its data, analysis and reporting capabilities will help UBS advisors “consolidate clients’ performance calculations presented in an easily accessible graphic interface to unlock additional insights on returns and investment trends,” the companies said.
Mirador is part of the Addepar partner ecosystem and its financial data technology experts will support UBS advisors with data management, custom visualization and tailored reporting, along with operations and system maintenance, the firms said.
FP Alpha Launches Second-Gen Tax Tool
On Thursday, FP Alpha released a second-generation tax projection tool, The Tax Projector, which offers advisors the ability to project and compare several tax scenarios and strategies for clients, just by uploading their tax documents.
The latest iteration of the company’s artificial intelligence-driven advanced tax projection tool enhances its functionality, adding state and federal analysis as well as a multi-year, unlimited scenario offering. “This enables advisors to further scale and automate their tax planning efforts as well as estate and insurance,” the company explained in a news release.
The new version of the tool enables advisors to compare various tax planning strategies at the same time, including Roth conversions, charitable giving and other income-related planning techniques, allowing advisors to reduce clients’ tax bills and get credit for their work, FP Alpha said.
One of The Tax Projector’s differentiating factors from rival tax planning tools is its ability to tie into the broader FP Alpha platform, the company added.
FP Alpha’s tool is also the only one that it said allows advisors to review a client’s full financial picture, analyzing all areas of advanced planning, including tax, estate and insurance planning, in a central location that builds upon itself over time. This not only makes the tool easier to use but also provides a more efficient way to monitor and measure a client’s overall financial wellness, according to the company.
The FP Alpha platform also has deep integrations with software providers, including Envestnet Money Guide Pro, Redtail, Riskalyze, Salesforce and Wealthbox. That makes the tool “seamless to incorporate into your current planning workflow,” FP Alpha explained.
Fidelity Charitable Launches NFT Project
Fidelity Charitable announced “Art of Generosity,” an original, non-fungible token (NFT) project designed to “celebrate generosity in motion,” it said Wednesday.
The philanthropic collection is the latest example of Fidelity Charitable’s ongoing commitment to innovation in giving, it said.
To encourage individual acts of generosity, 50 participants in the mint will receive a “golden ticket” NFT that Fidelity Charitable said will entitle holders to recommend $1,000 in donations through a Fidelity Charitable Giving Account to eligible nonprofits of their choosing.
In total, the project will result in $50,000 of support by Fidelity Charitable to community-selected charities, and the minting will be free, it said.
The art will be revealed and golden ticket winners announced on Nov. 29, a date that marks this year’s Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement and day dedicated to giving back.
The Fidelity Center for Applied Technology (FCAT) — a group within Fidelity Investments focused on technology research and development — consulted on the project.