AAG | September 29, 2022
Great Place to Work® and Fortune have honored American Advisors Group (AAG) as one of the 2022 Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance™. Earning a spot means that AAG is one of the best companies to work for in the country.
The Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance award is based on analysis of survey responses from more than over 176,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies in the financial services and insurance industry
"It's an honor to be named a Great Place to Work and we are so grateful for our dedicated employees who have made us a part of this list, AAG is truly a very special place, where we do extraordinary things for seniors, so they can achieve a better retirement."
-Rebecca Pacillas, AAG Chief People Officer
AAG is committed to building its Caring, Driven, and Ethical culture through employee engagement, competitive compensation, and professional development. AAG recently launched One AAG, an internal sharing initiative focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. One AAG invites its employees to share their real stories and experiences through internal company newsletters and discussion panels to create a space where diverse perspectives, cultures, and values are celebrated.
In 2022, AAG was endorsed for multiple corporate accolades including Best Workplace for Millennials. AAG was also recognized by Inspiring Workplaces and awarded Arizona Top Workplaces in 2022.
AAG is headquartered in Irvine California.
About the Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance™
Great Place to Work® selected the Best Workplaces for Financial Services & Insurance™ by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than 176,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies in the financial services and insurance industry. Company rankings are derived from 75 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work® Trust Index™ survey. Great Place to Work determines its lists using its proprietary For All™ methodology to evaluate and certify thousands of organizations in America's largest ongoing annual workforce study, based on over 1 million survey responses and data from companies representing more than 6.1 million employees, this year alone. Read the full methodology.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.
AAG is dedicated to helping older Americans find new ways to fund a better retirement through the responsible use of home equity. As the nation's leader in reverse mortgage lending, AAG offers a suite of home equity solutions including Home Equity Conversion Mortgages, traditional and proprietary mortgages — that are designed to give seniors a better financial outcome in retirement. AAG is a proud member of the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA).
Elwood Technologies and Matrixport | October 03, 2022
Matrixport, one of the world's largest digital assets financial services ecosystems, today announced that its prime brokerage business, Matrixport Institutional, has formed a flagship partnership with Elwood Technologies, an established global fintech providing institutional digital assets trading infrastructure.
Matrixport is a leading global provider of custodian and prime services for crypto hedge funds. This partnership reaffirms its commitment to offering clients early access to breakthrough financial services in the fast evolving digital asset space.
Under the agreement, Matrixport Institutional will utilise Elwood's market leading trading and execution software and roll out Elwood's crypto-native OEMS and PMS services to its global client base.
"In addition to today's exciting news, Matrixport will support Elwood with the development and adoption of an enhanced range of digital asset tokens to be used on the Elwood platform. Matrixport is one of the leading systemic players in the crypto ecosystem, founded by two seminal industry figures. We are extremely excited by this partnership and the value it will bring to both our firms."
-James Stickland, CEO of Elwood Technologies
Anthony DeMartino, CEO of Matrixport US said, We are absolutely delighted with the formalisation of this partnership and the immense value that Elwood's software will bring to our own execution and that of our clients. Elwood's contribution to the institutionalisation of digital asset trading is unique and reflects the exemplary DNA of its founders, management and shareholders. We will continue to focus on pushing the boundaries of what is possible in crypto prime services and further cementing our position as the industry's gold standard.
About Elwood Technologies
Elwood Technologies is an established global fintech building institutional digital assets trading infrastructure. Its seamless crypto-native OEMS and PMS platform provides low-latency connectivity to global crypto exchanges and deep liquidity via a single API. Built by industry experts with decades of combined experience in alternative investment management, Elwood Technologies provides market infrastructure at scale, enabling financial institutions, neobanks, and corporations to access the digital assets market quickly and efficiently.
Matrixport is one of the world's largest and most trusted digital assets financial services ecosystem. The company's services include prime brokerage, Cactus Custody™, spot OTC, fixed income, structured products, lending as well as asset management. Headquartered in Singapore, Matrixport serves individuals as well as over 500 institutions across Asia and Europe.
GeoWealth | September 29, 2022
GeoWealth, a modern turnkey asset management platform (TAMP) built for registered investment advisors (RIAs), today announced several upgrades focused on providing RIAs with more personalization and choice in their investment management programs – including investment guidance, due diligence, service and support. To best serve their clients, contemporary advisors demand greater control, flexibility and customization when managing client portfolios. GeoWealth has responded by expanding its model marketplace, increasing its vetted manager menu by over 200 percent.
Advisors leveraging GeoWealth’s proprietary platform have always had the flexibility to build their own models, select third-party model portfolios, or combine the two via custom Unified Managed Accounts (UMAs). GeoWealth has also further enhanced advisors’ ability to customize on the platform by onboarding Separately Managed Accounts (SMAs) and single asset class or “sleeve-level” strategies to be used as building blocks in UMA allocations.
“Our mission is clear: to empower advisors by offering the technology, infrastructure and back-office resources they can leverage and customize to meet any client’s needs, We are laser focused on building the most RIA-friendly TAMP in the market and these new developments are indicative of our commitment to offering advisors additional customization and investment flexibility.”
-Colin Falls, President at GeoWealth
Investment Consulting Division
For advisors looking for guidance and concierge-level support in building custom UMA solutions, GeoWealth is also announcing the launch of its internal Investment Consulting division. Following the recent hire of Jen Wing as Head of Asset Management in December 2021, GeoWealth has been shaping a hands-on, customizable service model for advisors who desire completely outsourced portfolio and UMA construction and maintenance while retaining their unique brand.
Already well known as the technology-forward, modern TAMP, GeoWealth has grown primarily by way of firms managing their own model programs as well as with firms making their own manager selections, My team will be focused on the segment of the market that desires complete asset management support, including manager selection, portfolio construction, maintenance and white glove service,said Wing.
New Manager Portal
To better enable efficient model-level rebalancing and reallocating, GeoWealth is also announcing the release of its integrated Manager Portal module on the platform. The Manager Portal will allow third-party managers, as well as advisors managing client portfolios, to seamlessly communicate portfolio updates to the GeoWealth trading team for ultimate execution. Additionally, the portal allows asset managers to load their collateral directly to the GeoWealth Model Center for easy access by advisors.
GeoWealth is a turnkey asset management platform (TAMP) and financial technology solution built specifically for the needs of modern RIAs. GeoWealth’s user-friendly, cost-efficient, integrated technology enables advisors to access a diversified lineup of model portfolios and fully offload mid- and back-office responsibilities, including performance reporting, billing, portfolio accounting and more. Via its customizable open-architecture platform, GeoWealth enables advisors and firms to grow faster and serve clients more efficiently. Founded in 2010, GeoWealth is headquartered in Chicago, IL.