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Boris Khentov

VP of Operations, Betterment

Boris Khentov

About Boris

Boris brings a unique mix of engineering skills and legal and regulatory experience to the team. Prior to joining Betterment, Boris practiced tax and capital markets law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, and has a J.D. from Northwestern Law. Before that, Boris was a software engineer at Antenna Software, and has a B.A. in Computer Science from Harvard University.

Articles written by Boris

Tax-Coordinated Portfolio: Tax-Smart Investing Using Asset Location

Betterment’s Tax-Coordinated Portfolio could increase after-tax returns by 15% over 30 years.

Navigating Market Stress: Betterment’s Approach to Brexit

The morning after the “Brexit” vote, Betterment instituted a short delay in trading to avoid the worst of a potentially erratic market. Here’s why and how we made this decision.

How Betterment Protects Your Investments

Your investments with Betterment are protected by SIPC. History suggests that even if you had millions of dollars invested with a brokerage firm that became insolvent, it is extremely likely that you would be made whole.

Fractional Shares Improve Portfolio Efficiency

Betterment’s fractional share technology ensures that Tax Loss Harvesting+ is effective, regardless of your investment size.

Avoid Surprises with Tax Impact Preview

Betterment continues to make investing more transparent and tax-efficient, and empowers you to make smarter financial decisions.

Lower Taxes with Our Improved Cost Basis Accounting Method

Selecting tax lots in the most efficient way possible can determine your cost basis when reporting to the IRS.

Jeffrey Goldberg Fires His Broker

A review of a recent book by The Atlantic's Editor-in-Chief, Jeffrey Goldberg.

The Verdict is in—Again: Mutual Funds vs. The Entire Market

Actively managed mutual funds typically deliver a lower return than simply buying the entire market.

Ready, aim, buy!

If the end of days is upon us, and dozens of super-fast, aggressive zombies are clawing at your door, your Betterment account will not be of much help.

A Historic Moment…

This wasn’t about wanting to have it all, more than you can rightfully afford. There were those people too, as we know all too well,…


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