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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 […]

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16 Knockout Concepts from the InVest Conference 2019

“The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.” — John Locke, English Philosopher (1632 – 1704) I didn’t think it would have been possible to top last year’s In|Vest conference for quality of content as well as depth and breadth […]

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Diamond in the Rough: Orion Finds a Financial Planning Gem in Advizr

“The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear.” ― Daniel Defoe, English writer Orion Advisor Tech (formerly Orion Advisor Services) announced that they are acquiring financial planning software vendor Advizr for an undisclosed amount. I sat down with Randy Lambert, president of […]

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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 […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 7: Best Practices in Broker-Dealer Technology with Aaron Spradlin & Billy Oliverio from United Planners

“We were able to speed up our development and delivery of solutions to our advisors by not trying to be the center of the universe, which is where a lot of broker-dealers were spending a lot of money.” — Aaron Spradlin Aaron Spradlin is the Chief Information Officer at United Planners Financial Services. He received […]

3 Strategies for Single Family Offices to Avoid Becoming Obsolete

When it comes to multifamily offices, single family offices, and ultra high net worth divisions of large wealth management organizations they tend to be torn between two questions: “Should we innovate?” and “Should we not innovate?”  If they choose not to innovate, they risk going the way of Sears or Blockbuster.  How can the next […]

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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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Charles Schwab’s Crystal Ball Sees Less Technology in the Future for Custodians

“What senses do we lack that we cannot see or hear another world all around us?” ― Frank Herbert, Dune Successful business leaders usually see the world differently from everyone else. They’re visionaries who are able to perceive that the world is changing before most other people and they take action to get ahead of […]