The arrival of online robo-advisers – providers of automated, algorithm-based financial advice – is fuelling debate among wealth managers and regulators on their benefits and risks. Is robo-advice a great innovation to fill the advice gap, or an overly optimistic and unsustainable business model? Silvia Pavoni reports.
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