#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 86: Behind the Scenes of the Cetera-Voya Deal, with Lori Hardwick

“Firms like Cetera, and certainly Genstar, at the private equity level, we see a lot of value there because we are already a well oiled engine inside Cetera. So we know that when we bring on this number of advisors and this number of assets, that we’re going to be able to help them run […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 80: Best of 2020 – Part 2

Welcome to our annual best of the year edition of the Wealth Management Today podcast. I’m your host, Craig Iskowitz, and I run a consulting company called Ezra Group. We are experts in everything related to wealthtech, and this is where I usually give our standard marketing pitch, but instead I’m going to sneak in […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 76: Standing on the Edge of a TAMP Revolution with Matt Regan, Wealthcare

“TAMPs are often the first thing that advisors outsource.  They know that they aren’t very good at investments and they were very happy to turn to somebody who had some expertise in there. So what’s happened is that they’ve had to adopt and integrate more tools such as  onboarding and proposal generation. I think the […]

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#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 75: When The Wealthtech Rubber Meets the Road

It’s another fantastic day in the wonderful world of wealthtech. Welcome to episode 75 of the Wealth Management Today podcast. This is our monthly roundup of some of the top wealthtech news and we’ve got a terrific mix of stories to keep you on top of the latest industry updates. When is a custodian less […]

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Behavioral Alpha: How Advisors Can Lead Clients to Positive Action

“It is an acknowledged fact that we perceive errors in the work of others more readily than in our own.” ― Leonardo da Vinci In a year that has seen protests for equality, diversity and inclusion, many financial advisors have become more aware that they need to avoid making assumptions about clients based on factors like […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 69: How Engines, Automation & Data Are Changing Wealth Management

It’s another fantastic day in the wonderful world of wealthtech. Welcome to episode 69 of the Wealth Management Today podcast. We’re going to try something a little different with this episode. I’ve been guest writing on Michael Kitces’ monthly FinTech column about the latest news in wealth management and advisor technology. We’re going to go […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 62: Can Just Invest Deliver on Their Vision of ESG 2.0?

“I was always challenged to grow an analytics business that was confronted with the demise of active managers as their customer base. So in casting about looking for growth opportunities, I routinely came upon the US wealth segment as something that was undergoing significant demographic and technological change. And as we all know, changes in […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 60: Technology is the Front Door for Advisors to Work with Custodians with Lauren Wilkinson

“My point of view is that technology is the business. Technology is the front door for advisors to work with the custodian. In Schwab’s case Schwab Advisor Center is really the front door for our advisors to work with Schwab, and when I think about charging fees for technology, I think, well, technology has to […]