Vanguard ETFs available on PPI, Emperor launches robo

By Staff | June 26, 2018 | Last updated on June 26, 2018
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New asset allocation ETFs from Vanguard Investments Canada Inc. are now available on PPI Valet, an online investment platform for advisors.

The platform is aimed at independent financial advisors and advisors in related industries. PPI Valet allows advisors “to access new investment opportunities including affordable, professionally managed portfolios for their clients,” said the firms in a release.

The ETFs include seven index Vanguard ETFs with a choice of three different risk profiles and a management fee of 0.22%, the release said.

Emperor robo to target U.S. investors

Emperor Investments, a robo-advisor aimed at U.S. retail investors interested in equity-focused portfolios, launched on Tuesday.

The Toronto-based firm creates personalized portfolios invested in dividend-paying equities, said the firm in a release. Emperor says it uses a proprietary technology to choose the portfolios, which are evaluated by a team of investment professionals.

“Our proprietary technology gives investors access to many of the world’s most well-known and biggest companies, while investing directly in individual stocks and mitigating the management expense fees that typically come with ETFs,” said Francis Tapon, CIO of Emperor Investments, in a release.

Emperor also says it lets clients create as many custom portfolios as they want with each portfolio tailored to a different life goal, “which in turn comes with its own unique investment horizon and risk appetite,” said the release.

The minimum investment is $500 with an annual fee of 0.6%, and no other fees.

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