financial advisor technology

The Velocity of Technology Change is Increasing: What Can Advisors Do To Keep Up?

I’m still catching up from my trip to Chicago for the Morningstar Investment Conference last week.  This year’s  event highlighted their new focus on technology with a bevy of morning demo sessions reserved for startups and recent entrants into the wealth management and asset management spaces. This session was jam-packed with industry experience and the […]

Morningstar Technology 

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 12: How Morningstar Quietly Built One of the Biggest Financial Technology Businesses

“Everyone wants to be the next Amazon, but the reality of what we want to do is bring together capabilities where Morningstar research and IP can add some value.” — Dermot O’Mahony, Global Head of Software at Morningstar Dermot is a SaaS-focused product executive with a track record for identifying high potential market opportunities within […]

#WinnersOfWealthTech Ep 11: David Lyon, CEO of Oranj

“There is no algorithim in the world that can replace the relationship between two people.” — David Lyon This month’s Winners of Wealthtech interview is with David Lyon, CEO of Oranj, a Chicago-based provider of digital technology solutions for financial advisors. Here are a few of my interviews with previous winners: Brian McLaughlin, CEO of Redtail […]

RIA Technology

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 10: The Consultant’s Roundtable on RIA Technology News

“Seamless integration – what does that mean? It’s like saying jumbo shrimp. It’s an oxymoron because there aren’t any truly seamless integrations.” — Kristen Schmidt As Founder of RIA Oasis, a tech strategy and implementation consulting firm, Kristen Schmidt sees the real-time hurdles firms face when it comes to technology, integrations, and workflow building. As […]

Assetmark’s WealthBuilder is a Next Level Technology Experience for Advisors

“[We] can see the writing on the wall. The real debate is not over whether to run, but over how far and how fast.” — Charles Stross, British writer Asset managers have seen the writing on the wall. It’s not enough to just push products and expect to continue gather assets.  Advisors’ expectations are increasingly […]

digital advice solutions

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 9: Digital Advice Trends with Randy Bullard

“Digital adoption is a one-way street in all markets. People don’t install Uber, try it, then delete it and say, ‘I’m going to go back to hailing cabs.’ That doesn’t happen.” — Randy Bullard Randy Bullard leads SigFig’s growth and partnership development in the wealth management industry. Prior to joining SigFig, Randy was one of […]

envestnet credit exchange

Envestnet is Transforming into The Alibaba of Wealth Management

In 1999, a young Chinese entrepreneur with a B.A. in English founded a company with the lofty goal of becoming the world’s largest online marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of goods. Back in the mid-2000s, when his firm was battling eBay in China, reporters used to call him “Crazy Jack” because of his animated speaking […]

portfolio rebalancing

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 8: Trends in Portfolio Rebalancing from Orion Advisor Services

“Rebalancing isn’t just an automated process to achieve target allocations, it enables customization of client portfolios at scale.” — Ryan Donovan Ryan Donovan joined Orion Advisor Services in 2014 with the goal of empowering advisors in the northeast and furthering Orion’s regional presence. Prior to joining Orion, Ryan had been a Vice President with Citigroup […]