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 […]

#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, […]

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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. 68: Delivering Meaningful Engagement with Brandon Spottswood

“What we believe we’ve been able to do is make our industry more fun, because there was a huge missing layer. We have all this data on user profiles and company profiles that cuts out the first ten conversations between any two parties because most of the questions they were going to ask are already […]

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#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 66: AI-Powered Custodians as The Ultimate Digital Assistant

“If you were to ask, what is AI going to do? It’s actually catering to your needs, specifically. It’s like creating Jarvis, it’s the ultimate digital assistant for an advisor so they can be much more efficient when they do their job. But going back to the conversation, we know who you are, we know […]

#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. 48: The Triumph of the Fiduciary Model with Ben Harrison

“The fiduciary model is winning and we want to ensure that we’re serving advisory firms across that continuum. From our clearing business, we absolutely have an option for emerging RIAs and emerging advisors in that space.” –Ben Harrison, Business Development and Relationship Management at BNY Mellon | Pershing When Ben Harrison started at Pershing Advisor […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 43: Female Leaders in Technology

“Women are over mentored and under sponsored. Mentors are just a nice relationship. But a sponsor is the one who’s going to move the needle for you. We need more sponsors to ensure women are ready to be promoted to their next position.” — Christina Townsend, Head of Platform Strategy for Advisor Solutions, BNY Mellon […]