advisor technology

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 31: Surely You Can’t Call It FinTech, It’s AdvisorTech! With Michael Kitces

“There is a large and growing stakeholder group of fee-only advisors that are locked in a battle with every custodial platform to game the custodians’ commission system for the benefit of their clients because that’s how you look good as a fee-only advisor.” — Michael Kitces, Publisher, Nerd’s Eye View Michael Kitces began his career […]

acorns app

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 30: How Acorns Dominates Social Media with Josh Book, Parameter Insights

“In the U.S. over the last six months, Acorns has been absolutely dominant driving Twitter impressions amongst consumers. Not a single incumbent wealth firms even makes the top 10.” — Josh Book, CEO, Parameter Insights Josh Book is the Founder and CEO of Parameter Insights, a data, research, and advisory services firm focused on delivering […]

workflow automation

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 29: Corralling Workflow Automation with Ray Mulligan, Impact Financial Systems

“We’re helping firms get away from stacks of paper with sticky notes that say ‘sign here’ and moving them to a fully digital rep transition process.” — Ray Mulligan, IFS Ray Mulligan brings more than 25 years of experience in consulting and financial services to IFS. As the company’s MD, Product Strategy, Ray manages product […]

#WinnersOfWealthTech Ep 28: Aaron Schumm, Founder and CEO of Vestwell

“One of the core things I love the most is that every person who touches our platform is better off than without.” — Aaron Schumm This month’s Winners of Wealthtech interview is with Aaron Schumm, the Founder and CEO of Vestwell, an entirely new kind of digital retirement platform transforming the way plans are offered […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 27: AI as a Gypsy Fortune-Teller with Robert Kirk from InterGen Data

“No one buys insurance because it’s on sale; you buy insurance because you bought something, you broke something, or you created something.” — Robert Kirk, InterGen Data, Inc. Robert Kirk is a financial services industry executive with over 28 years of experience in wealth management, clearance and settlement, and brokerage. Throughout his career, he has […]

digital marketing

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 26: Reanimating Lifeless Brands with April Rudin, The Rudin Group

“Today’s messaging is more about strengthening relationships between advisors and their clients and less about financial expertise or market returns that were value props in the past.” — April Rudin, The Rudin Group Founder and President of The Rudin Group, April Rudin is widely acknowledged as a top marketing strategist for the financial-services and wealth-management […]

artificial intelligence wealth management

We’re Running the AI Leg of a Digital Marathon in Wealth Management

If the information revolution were a marathon, then financial services would be in the beginning of the artificial intelligence leg of the race. That is according to a survey by Deloitte on how firms are leveraging AI across their enterprises. I wanted to know how wealth management influencers were interpreting the impact of AI across the industry, so […]