San Mateo, CA, May 12, 2015
Motif Investing, an online broker pioneering thematic investing, today announced that it was named to the prestigious CNBC Disruptor 50 List for the second year in a row. The CNBC Disruptor 50 is an annual list of the country’s most ambitious and innovative companies that are changing the economy and overall business landscape. This award comes on the heels of Benzinga naming Motif Investing the Most Disruptive Company in Fintech last month. The company also topped Fast Company’s list of the Most Innovative Companies in Personal Finance earlier this year.
“By naming Motif Investing to the 2015 Disruptor 50 list, CNBC recognizes the impact we are making across the investing community,” said Motif Investing CEO and founder, Hardeep Walia. “We are honored that CNBC selected Motif Investing as a repeat Disruptor, as we are continually striving to build technology that improves the experience for retail investors, financial advisors, and institutions.”
Motif Investing offers self-directed retail investors the opportunity to buy “motifs”— intelligently-weighted basket of stocks built around themes, investing styles or multi-asset models. Over 150 Professional and nearly 160,000 community motifs, have been created to-date which investors can purchase for a total commission $9.95 per motif.
In addition, the company helps advisors by providing a platform that is designed to lower management fees, offer better service to clients, and reduce operational costs. Motif Investing has also created a solution to offer differentiated products to connect advisors specifically with millennials and to assist in handling intergenerational wealth transfer.
Motif Investing was selected from nearly 400 nominated companies which were ranked based on CNBC’s proprietary blend of quantitative and qualitative inputs.
CNBC.com’s special report, disruptor50.cnbc.com, features an in-depth profile of Motif Investing, an explanation of how CNBC chose and ranked the companies on the list and a robust line-up of stories exploring the technologies today’s business decision makers need to know, and explaining how investors can profit from disruptive trends. CNBC will also track Motif Investing’s progress as a Disruptor throughout the coming year.
To learn more about what makes Motif Investing one of the most disruptive companies in the U.S., please visit www.MotifInvesting.com.
About Motif Investing
Motif Investing is a next-generation online broker that is pioneering thematic investing for individuals and financial advisors. The company, based in Silicon Valley, allows investors to trade “motifs”—intelligently-weighted basket of stocks built around themes, investing styles or multi-asset models— for low fees. Motif Investing is a registered broker dealer and a member of SIPC. Motif was recently ranked number one on Fast Company’s list of Most Innovative Companies in Personal Finance and earned the fourth spot on CNBC’s 2014 Disruptor List. The company’s investors include Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, and Renren Inc. Board members include former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt and former Boston Consulting Group Chairman Carl Stern.
Investing in securities involves risk, including the possible loss of principal; individual investments or a collection of individual stocks such as motifs which are concentrated in an idea or theme may face increased risk of price fluctuation over more diversified holdings due to adverse developments within a particular industry or sector.
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