Innovation culture key to Wealthsimple’s disruption of financial services industry, CEO says

"Innovation" is a favourite buzzword in the halls of both financial services and technology firms, but it's following in the latter's footsteps that's helped Toronto-based online investment management service Wealthsimple Inc. succeed in

Published on: February 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

8 secrets from a top Canadian venture capitalist

At the recent Fireside Conference held just outside Bancroft, Ontario, top Canadian fintech venture capitalist Christian Lassonde shared some insights into the mindset of a venture capitalist (VC). Focusing on fintech, Lassonde has invested in

Published on: September 23rd, 2016 Karim Kanji

Is this the financial industry’s ‘Uber moment?’

If you believe the hype, everything is being Uber-ized. But has financial technology had its Uber moment? That was the topic of discussion at one of the Economist Summit’s panels earlier this week

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Gary Hilson

Now financial advisors can use Wealthsimple too

Toronto-based online investment service Wealthsimple is extending its services to financial advisors by launching an automated platform designed especially for them, the company announced today. For a nominal fee, Wealthsimple for Advisors allows

Published on: May 24th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Wealthsimple, TD Bank among visionary finalists for PwC award

An online investment service, a retail management platform, the IT department of Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and one of Canada's leading banks are among the tech-oriented nominees being recognized for

Published on: April 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

TD updates self-directed investing platform in response to user demand

For much of the past decade, the biggest Canadian names in self-directed investing have included online brokerages and startups like Wealthsimple and Questrade. But as TD Bank Group illustrates, some traditional Canadian banks

Published on: January 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Fintech startup Wealthsimple buys online brokerage ShareOwner

Online investing and wealth management service Wealthsimple announced it has acquired ShareOwner Investments, Canadian's first automated investment manager - a company that has been in business since 1987. ShareOwner, founded by a University of Windsor finance professor,

Published on: December 2nd, 2015 David Hamilton