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 […]

#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 […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 23: How to Turn Competitors into Frenemies And Help Clients Succeed with Christina Townsend

“The days of reading a user manual are gone. There isn’t even time to watch a YouTube video. You have to find alternative ways to get people to use your technology.” — Christina Townsend, BNY Mellon | Pershing Christina Townsend is Head of Platform Strategy at BNY Mellon | Pershing Advisor Solutions. Her team works […]

asset management software

#WinnersOfWealthTech Ep 20: Steve Strand, Co-Founder of Advent Software

“Big institutions don’t want to buy code that one guy wrote in his spare room; if there’s no team behind it, they get very, very nervous.” — Steve Strand This month’s Winners of Wealthtech interview is with Steve Strand, who graduated from UC Berkeley with an electrical engineering degree and later went on to co-found […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]