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#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 […]

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#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 […]

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The Day Envestnet Became the King of Financial Planning Software

“It’s good to be the king.” — Mel Brooks, History of the World, Part I Does the $500 million deal to buy MoneyGuidePro make Envestnet the King of Financial Planning Software? There’s so much to unpack here!  Envestnet CEO Jud Bergman said that they had been interested in buying MoneyGuidePro for almost as long as […]

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7 Surprising Facts About Financial Wellness Programs

Why should companies try to improve their employee’s well-being?  How can financial wellness programs improve employee morale, lower stress levels and increase engagement? Do employees even want these programs? Financial planning technology vendor Advizr invited me to attend the first in a series of events to encourage an open dialogue among human resources professionals about financial […]

Is BlackRock-Envestnet Deal a Tipping Point for Lite Financial Planning?

What’s the best way to get financial planning functionality into the hands of more advisors? Standalone  applications, like MoneyGuide Pro and eMoney Advisor, or “lite”financial planning functionality built directly into wealth management platforms? This tug-of-war has been going on for the past few years and it looks as though we might have reached a tipping point. BlackRock […]

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99 Takeaways from the Riskalyze Fearless Investing Summit 2018

If there is one other thing that Aaron Klein does well, besides building a successful software company, it’s running a conference. Last year’s client conference in Lake Tahoe was a smashing success, so expectations were high for The Riskalyze Fearless Investing Summit 2018 held in San Antonio, TX. We really shouldn’t have been worried at […]

Stranger Things Are Happening to Financial Planning Software

Financial planning software is dead. Long live financial planning software! Everyone knows if you want to create financial plans you need a financial planning application and if you want to open accounts, trade and run compliance you need a wealth management application. That’s the way it’s always been. These two previously separate systems have recently begun […]

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4 Top Financial Planning Software Apps for Advisors

Craig’s Note: When we published our first FinPlan Shootout back in 2015, we had no idea that it would become our most popular post of all time and reach Google’s first page results for financial planning software and still be there two years later.  Now it’s time for an update that is bigger and better, so we’ve doubled the […]