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#ItzOnWealthTech Bonus Episode: A Maniacal Focus on Advisor Convenience at LPL Financial

“We have an almost maniacal focus around making it easy to manage money, which means making our systems more convenient for advisors. If something is not convenient, why have it in there?” — Rob Pettman, LPL Financial “If we can get advisors really happy faster, why wouldn’t we just reorganize things to do that?” — […]

#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 […]

digital advice

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 22: The Third Wave of Digital Advice with Margaret Hartigan, CEO of Marstone

“Digital wealth has to be one leg of the digital strategy a bank might have. So it’s going to be payments, it’s going to be mobiles, it’s going to be banking, and it’s going to be wealth management. They have to be coordinated together, because it has to be driven according to the expectations and […]

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#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 […]

digital advice platforms

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 19: Why The “Slap Your Logo On My Robo” Business Model Doesn’t Work Any Longer with Simon Roy from Jemstep

“It doesn’t matter whether you’re sitting with $5,000 or $100 million in assets, all of us have been conditioned to expect access to our services digitally.” — Simon Roy, Jemstep, Inc. Simon Roy is President and CEO of Jemstep and has responsibility for their overall business strategy and management. In his over nine years at […]

etrade advisor services

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 18: A New Breed of Custodian is Shaking Up the Market

“Advisors are a breed of entrepreneurs that enjoy finding new ways to solve old problems.” — James Capps, E*Trade Advisor Services James Capps joined E*TRADE Advisor Services (formerly Trust Company of America) in November 2014 and serves as VP of Technology, responsible for the technical vision, development, and operation of the firm’s network architecture and technology […]

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#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 […]