Archive: wealth management
By Andy Gordon on February 3, 2022
The buyout that caught my attention this week involved fintech wealth management firm Wealthfront. UBS — the largest private bank globally — bought it for $1.4 billion. The acquisition got plenty of press. Several articles focused on the low buyout price. For venture capital (VC) firms in particular, $1 billion just doesn’t do it anymore. VC funds have grown very large and expensive. These days, they need multibillion-dollar liquidity events to make…
By Vin Narayanan on January 25, 2022
Last month, I flew out to Seattle for an event to meet up with angel investors, venture capitalists and some of the largest players in wealth management and private equity. The people in the room represented firms that had more than $10 trillion in assets under management combined.