european wealth management technology vendors

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 88: A Digital Wealthtech Showdown — US vs Europe with Ralf Heim, Fincite.de

European geography has become almost irrelevant as FinTech markets have flattened out, enabling technology firms to more easily reach customers beyond national borders. Boosted by cloud software efficiency, specifically productivity tools, communication and open architecture, some aspects of FinTech in the US seem to be falling behind that of most of Europe, where regulation looks […]

#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. 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. 65: Don’t Let Your Fintech Become a One-Trick Pony with David Lyon

“We weren’t the only ones that identified this challenge facing advisors, but it was important when we were designing our marketplace so that it wouldn’t become a one-trick pony. It wasn’t just putting a bunch of strategist models on a shelf to make it easy for advisors to adopt into their practice. That’s a component, […]

#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 […]

47 Portfolio Management Systems Can’t All Survive

Our danger is not too few, but too many options … to be puzzled by innumerable alternatives. — Sir Richard Livingstone, British Scholar Overchoice or choice overload[1] is a cognitive process in which people have a difficult time making a decision when faced with many options. The term was first introduced by Alvin Tofflerin his […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 37: Improved Views of Industry Data with Jean Sullivan

“We’ve developed methodologies that provide our clients with views on industry data that don’t currently exist.” — Jean Sullivan, Head of Research, Ezra Group Consulting Jean Sullivan has over 15 years of industry experience. She began her career with Cerulli Associates, then went on to launch her own firm, Dover Financial Research.  She patterned with […]