wealthtech trends

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 […]

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Everything You Missed from the InvestWest Conference 2019

There’s something to be said for holding a conference in the Bay Area. It’s much easier for the best and brightest of Silicon Valley to stop by and share a few words of wisdom.  This was the second year of the Invest West Conference and it didn’t disappoint with wealth management industry stars such as Wealthfront’s CEO […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 33: 3 Tips to Create a Thriving Tech Ecosystem with Mike Zebrowski, AI Labs

[TD Ameritrade] built an ecosystem that nurtures and thrives on innovation, and I think that was probably one of the most compelling reasons that Schwab stepped in to pick them up today. Whereas these larger platforms are much slower to see change until it’s too late. I think Schwab recognized that they weren’t able to […]