Marketriders, a US robo advisor recently acquired by broker Sogotrade, has its sights on the China market, though strict capital controls are an obstacle, said Sogotrade CEO Jonathan Yao.
Sogotrade is a St. Louis-based online broker that provides service in both Chinese and English. About 15% of clients are from Asia, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, as well as Australia, he told FSA.
The brokerage recently introduced Marketriders, a robo advisory service, that open for foreign investors. The Marketriders portfolio is fully automated and can construct at least 18 various portfolios according to risk profiles and user preferences.
The portfolios contain roughly 8-12 ETFs listed in the US across stocks, bonds, REITs and commodities. A yearly fee between 0.25-0.45% is charged based on size of investments, with minimum threshold of $1,000. The portfolio is rebalanced as significant market changes occur, he added. Continue reading “US robo advisor eyes Asia”