Ep. 104: July Wealthtech News Roundup

Thanks for joining me on the WealthTech Today podcast, I’m your host, Craig Iskowitz, Founder and CEO of Ezra Group. We help wealth managers, asset managers, and wealthtech vendors make better business and technology decisions. This podcast features interviews, news, and analysis on the trends and best practices all around the wealth management technology industry. […]

Why Every Wealth Management Firm Needs A Chief Data Officer

“You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data.” ― Daniel Keys Moran, American computer programmer and science fiction writer In Moran’s book The Long Run (1989), he presciently described the civilization-changing impact that a ubiquitously available Internet would bring to society. He introduced the concept of Internet addiction disorder, which […]

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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#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 87: The Engine Powering the SS&C Advent Insurance Marketplace with David Lau, DPL Financial Partners

“I know this from my many years at Jefferson National, it was difficult to get the Orions and the BlackDiamonds of the world to build insurance functionality, because they didn’t have demand. Their advisors aren’t really using these products, so a data feed would be enough. But as there’s more demand, the technology becomes necessary […]

#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. 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. 56: Unlocking the Secrets of Tax Optimization with Mark Hoffman

“The trends that we’re seeing right now is that the younger generation wants things to be a lot more personalized. They really don’t want to be educated. They don’t want to know how a Monte Carlo works and what’s a capital market assumption. They just want an answer. Like, do I have enough money? Am […]