What's New: Automated Investing

Schwab Advisor Center® has digital tools and resources to help you onboard new relationships, support your clients, and scale your business. Below you can learn about the latest enhancements and resources, or explore recent updates by clicking on a topic.

Institutional Intelligent Portfolios is now on Schwab Mobile

To bring you and your clients the most secure and advanced mobile technology Schwab offers, we recently integrated the Institutional Intelligent Portfolios mobile experience with Schwab Mobile.1

The new experience on Schwab Mobile is customized for your clients who have  Institutional Intelligent Portfolios accounts and features an improved, made-for-mobile interface. Your firm’s branding and contact information are prominent, with a new Contact Your Advisor screen, and clients can now access their Institutional Intelligent Portfolios accounts and traditional Schwab accounts all in one place. Client logins remain the same.

We plan to retire the standalone Institutional Intelligent Portfolios app mid-October. Clients who still use the standalone app will see a message encouraging them to download and use Schwab Mobile. 

This change affects only the mobile experience; the Institutional Intelligent Portfolios website experience that you and your clients know and trust will remain unchanged. The mobile app migration will have no impact on the website-based investor onboarding experience.

For details about the improved Institutional Intelligent Portfolios mobile experience, please view our app migration FAQ.

October 2021 (1021-1K1T)


1. Requires a wireless signal or mobile connection. System availability and response times are subject to market conditions and mobile connection limitations. Functionality may vary by operating system and device.

Your firm's branding and contact information are easily accessible to your clients in the new mobile experience. The updated experience also features new portfolio views like Positions and Gain/Loss.

Unmatched value now means no platform fee for your firm

As part of our commitment to giving advisors best-in-class technology and world-class support, Institutional Intelligent Portfolios® will no longer charge a platform fee to advisors who custody with Schwab, regardless of AUM. Client accounts will continue to be free of commissions and custody fees.

In addition to eliminating the platform fee, we've made several recent enhancements to the platform, including the ability to select your clients' portfolios instead of using a questionnaire, digital conversion of your clients' accounts into Institutional Intelligent Portfolios accounts, and the availability to offer either ETF or mutual fund portfolios to your clients.

For more information about Institutional Intelligent Portfolios, contact the service team at 877-768-5280 or email IIPService@schwab.com.

May 2020 (0520-0PK0)

Unmatched value now means no platform fee for your firm


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API integration is available through Schwab OpenView Gateway®, which is provided by PTI. Single sign-on is provided by PTI. Daily data files and trading integration are available through Schwab. Schwab OpenView Gateway® and Schwab OpenView MarketSquare™ are services of PTI.

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Schwab Advisor Portfolio Connect™ is a product of SPT.

Institutional Intelligent Portfolios (“IIP”) is a technology and service platform made available by SPT to independent advisors who maintain a business relationship with Schwab Advisor Services.

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Schwab affiliates earn revenue from the underlying assets in Institutional Intelligent Portfolios® accounts. This revenue comes from managing Schwab ETFs™ or Schwab Funds® and providing services relating to certain third-party funds that can be selected for the portfolio, and from the cash feature on the accounts. Revenue may also be received from the market centers where ETF trade orders are routed for execution. Tax-loss harvesting is available for clients with invested assets of $50,000 or more in their Institutional Intelligent Portfolios account. Clients must be enrolled to receive this service. Cash balances held in the Sweep Program at Charles Schwab Bank, SSB are eligible for FDIC insurance up to allowable limits per depositor, per account ownership category.