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 […]

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Why Bitcoin Has Reached a Tipping Point with Financial Advisors

“It’s easier to build a new financial system than it is to reform the existing one.” — Naval Ravikant, entrepreneur, investor, co-founder AngelList The ecosystem that has grown up around digital assets over the past 12 years since the Bitcoin network first went live has been nothing short of a revolutionary time for financial services.  […]

#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, […]

#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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Q&A: WealthTech at the 2020 Crossroads

Talking to a lot of thought leaders in the wealth management industry, most seem to be in a state of evolution, searching for new ideas to maintain revenue while the economy suffers under COVID-19.  I recently sat down for a Q&A with some of our biggest clients to discuss current trends behind marketplace disruption, the […]

#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 […]

#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 […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 54: Now is the Time for the API Economy with Brian Ross

“In the old world of monolithic systems, there are no open APIs and people do not facilitate any rapid integration of best of breed systems. Where there’s a volatile market, you need to be able to move quickly. So I think advisors need to control the user experience and the client experience much more than […]