Why Every Wealth Management Firm Needs A Chief Data Officer

“You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data.” ― Daniel Keys Moran, American computer programmer and science fiction writer In Moran’s book The Long Run (1989), he presciently described the civilization-changing impact that a ubiquitously available Internet would bring to society. He introduced the concept of Internet addiction disorder, which […]

Ep. 101: June WealthTech News Roundup

Thanks for joining me on the WealthTech Today podcast, I’m your host, Craig Iskowitz, Founder and CEO of Ezra Group. We help wealth managers, asset managers, and wealthtech vendors make better business and technology decisions. This podcast features interviews, news, and analysis on the trends and best practices all around the wealth management technology industry. […]

Ep. 97: When One Door Closes, Another Opens – May WealthTech News Roundup

Alexander Graham Bell made the famous announcement, “When one door closes, another opens.” While this may seem quaintly optimistic, many world-famous scientists and entrepreneurs who struggled through years or decades of failure have spoken about learning from their mistakes to reach success. Bell himself had many failures and setbacks in both his career and private […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 91: Creating a Gravitational Pull Towards Your RIA Platform with Jason Wenk, Altruist

“The most compelling thing you can have when you go to market in any industry is simply providing immense value to your users. So the combination of people who are frustrated with their current solutions, so it’s not like we had to go manufacturer demand, people are not super happy with what they have today, […]

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#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 87: The Engine Powering the SS&C Advent Insurance Marketplace with David Lau, DPL Financial Partners

“I know this from my many years at Jefferson National, it was difficult to get the Orions and the BlackDiamonds of the world to build insurance functionality, because they didn’t have demand. Their advisors aren’t really using these products, so a data feed would be enough. But as there’s more demand, the technology becomes necessary […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 68: Delivering Meaningful Engagement with Brandon Spottswood

“What we believe we’ve been able to do is make our industry more fun, because there was a huge missing layer. We have all this data on user profiles and company profiles that cuts out the first ten conversations between any two parties because most of the questions they were going to ask are already […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 55: Why Investors Are Getting Screwed by AUM Pricing with Anders Jones

“The real issue in this industry is a cost problem, the cost to service clients is just too high. Here you have 8 million people who’ve already opted into working with a human advisor, even though they’re getting screwed. And so for us, this is an enormous readily available market if we can open up […]

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 […]