#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 […]

T3 Enterprise Conference

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 32: Speed Podcasting at the T3 Enterprise Conference

“I think too often in our industry it’s too “one size fits all”, treating clients like a number or just finding out what their financial capacity is but not really digging any deeper.” –Ryan Beach, COO, Orion Advisor The T3 Enterprise Conference is an annual gathering of CEOs, CTOs, COOs, CCOs (and direct support staff) from […]

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The Velocity of Technology Change is Increasing: What Can Advisors Do To Keep Up?

I’m still catching up from my trip to Chicago for the Morningstar Investment Conference last week.  This year’s  event highlighted their new focus on technology with a bevy of morning demo sessions reserved for startups and recent entrants into the wealth management and asset management spaces. This session was jam-packed with industry experience and the […]

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#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 12: How Morningstar Quietly Built One of the Biggest Financial Technology Businesses

“Everyone wants to be the next Amazon, but the reality of what we want to do is bring together capabilities where Morningstar research and IP can add some value.” — Dermot O’Mahony, Global Head of Software at Morningstar Dermot is a SaaS-focused product executive with a track record for identifying high potential market opportunities within […]