orion advisor services

Diamond in the Rough: Orion Finds a Financial Planning Gem in Advizr

“The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear.” ― Daniel Defoe, English writer Orion Advisor Tech (formerly Orion Advisor Services) announced that they are acquiring financial planning software vendor Advizr for an undisclosed amount. I sat down with Randy Lambert, president of […]

digital advice platforms

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 19: Why The “Slap Your Logo On My Robo” Business Model Doesn’t Work Any Longer with Simon Roy from Jemstep

“It doesn’t matter whether you’re sitting with $5,000 or $100 million in assets, all of us have been conditioned to expect access to our services digitally.” — Simon Roy, Jemstep, Inc. Simon Roy is President and CEO of Jemstep and has responsibility for their overall business strategy and management. In his over nine years at […]

risk profiling tools

How Cetera’s Risk Profiling With Facial Recognition Can Turn Any Advisor into Dr. Phil

“How does this make you feel?” is probably not a question that many financial advisors usually ask their clients. While there is a tremendous amount of practice management content that targets advisors, not much of it is helping advisors to be more empathetic.  Yet, those that have done some research on empathy believe it can be […]

etrade advisor services

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 18: A New Breed of Custodian is Shaking Up the Market

“Advisors are a breed of entrepreneurs that enjoy finding new ways to solve old problems.” — James Capps, E*Trade Advisor Services James Capps joined E*TRADE Advisor Services (formerly Trust Company of America) in November 2014 and serves as VP of Technology, responsible for the technical vision, development, and operation of the firm’s network architecture and technology […]

financial advisor value proposition

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 17: How Advisors Can Find Their ‘Unfair Advantage’ with Tricia Haskins

“I am a true believer that using technology and using it well is going to help you grow your business, it’s going to help you create scale and efficiency, and it’s going to help you deepen your relationships.”  — Tricia Haskins With more than 20 years of experience in financial services, Tricia Haskins leads the […]

#WinnersOfWealthTech Ep 16: Sunayna Tuteja, Head of Emerging Technologies at TD Ameritrade

“The delta between nascency and necessity is shrinking; a new feature can go from ‘nice to have’ to ‘need to have’ almost overnight.” — Sunayna Tuteja This month’s Winners of Wealthtech interview is with Sunayna Tuteja, Head of Strategic Partnerships & Emerging Technologies at TD Ameritrade, where she has worked since 2014 after spending ten […]

RIA Custodians

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 15: How to Choose an RIA Custodian with Robb Baldwin, TradePMR

“I realized that custodians had all of this data, but they did nothing with it to enhance the advisor experience. So when we started TradePMR, our goal was to create technology that leveraged our data to provide advisors with superior tools to manage and grow their business.” — Robb Baldwin Robb Baldwin is the founder […]