#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 34: Optimizing Advisor Experiences at InvestWest

“When you look at how businesses are run, how decisions are made, what we optimize for, oftentimes that’s not the case. And then you look at the core mantra about how our businesses are evolving, and oftentimes they start with the business needs, the advisor needs the revenue growth needs, whatever it is. But we’re […]

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26 Insanely Good Ideas 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 […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 33: 3 Tips to Create a Thriving Tech Ecosystem with Mike Zebrowski, AI Labs

[TD Ameritrade] built an ecosystem that nurtures and thrives on innovation, and I think that was probably one of the most compelling reasons that Schwab stepped in to pick them up today. Whereas these larger platforms are much slower to see change until it’s too late. I think Schwab recognized that they weren’t able to […]

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#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 29: Corralling Workflow Automation with Ray Mulligan, Impact Financial Systems

“We’re helping firms get away from stacks of paper with sticky notes that say ‘sign here’ and moving them to a fully digital rep transition process.” — Ray Mulligan, IFS Ray Mulligan brings more than 25 years of experience in consulting and financial services to IFS. As the company’s MD, Product Strategy, Ray manages product […]

banking technology

#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 […]

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 […]

Invest 2019 Conference

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 […]