Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop: After Motif Closes, Which Roboadvisors Will Survive?

"Success is 10% strategy and 90% execution." — Karl Moore, Professor, Strategy & Organization, McGill University We've all heard the old adage that success is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration or some similar combination. Everything I've ever read about successful businesses backs up this ratio. One successful entrepreneur went so far as to say that […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 46: The Mad Rush into Digital Advice with Bill Capuzzi

"The popular belief was that when the next downturn hit, everyone was going to run away from robo advisors, run away from fintechs because there was no one to call. And very quietly over the course of the last two years, these firms have been able to digitally connect with their constituents." –Bill Capuzzi, CEO, […]

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Everything You Missed from the InvestWest Conference 2019

There's something to be said for holding a conference in the Bay Area. It's much easier for the best and brightest of Silicon Valley to stop by and share a few words of wisdom.  This was the second year of the Invest West Conference and it didn't disappoint with wealth management industry stars such as Wealthfront's CEO […]

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#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 […]

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#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 25: How Software is Eating Banking with Lex Sokolin, ConsenSys

"Banking, as it is today, is moving sideways from manufacturing to being just a feature." — Lex Sokolin, ConsenSys Lex Sokolin is a futurist and entrepreneur working on the next generation of financial services. He is the Global Fintech Co-Head at ConsenSys, a blockchain technology company building the infrastructure, applications, and practices that enable a […]

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#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 […]

WealthSimple Tries to Breakout of the Canadian Market with $100 Million from Allianz

"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 […]

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Will AI be an Advisor's Best Friend or Worst Nightmare?

Over the next decade, artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies will have a tremendous impact on the human labor market. So much so that AI could render nearly half of all US occupations obsolete. In fact, we can expect 65% of today’s college graduates to one day be working in jobs that do not […]