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 […]

RoboAdvisor WealthSimple Looks to Build a Global Financial Brand with CAD $100 Million Investment

“There is no Vanguard or Schwab here [in Canada]. We are the ones gobbling up the industry assets.” — Michael Katchen, CEO, WealthSimple In the U.S., Vanguard owns the digital advice market with their Personal Advisor Services hybrid solution. But up in the Great White North, it is a five-year-old robo-advisor called WealthSimple that is […]

financial planning tools

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 14: Cleaning Up Clients’ Financial Closets with Adam Holt

“Consolidation of assets has been one of the leading value propositions of what we’re doing, because if we can clean up a client’s financial closet, that’s more valuable than any kind of a investment strategy.” — H. Adam Holt, CEO of Asset-Map, LLC Adam Holt is the Founder and CEO of Asset-Map, one of the […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 13: Achieving Compliance Self-Actualization Through RegTech

“The regulators aren’t asking that you have the best performance or be the smartest firm in the world, they’re asking you to self-actualize and be the best you can be from a compliance standpoint.” — Jeff Cowley, Chief Technology Officer, InvestEdge Jeff is a wealth management technology executive at InvestEdge, with 20 years of experience […]

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 […]