Robo Advisors: Opportunity or Threat?

Panelists at Waters USA 2016 had contrasting views on the impact of robo advisors.


Two C-level buy-side executives had different views on robo advisors and the effect they will have on the industry.

Kevin Mahn, president and chief investment officer at Hennion and Walsh Asset Management, views robo advisors as an opportunity, not a threat. For Mahn, the success of robo advisors simply indicates firms need to adjust the way they meet the needs of their clients.

"I think it's a reminder to our industry that there is a certain portion of the investment world out there that is d