Ep. 107: August News Roundup

Come on in, sit back, relax and enjoy episode 107 of the WealthTech Today podcast. I’m your host, Craig Iskowitz, the founder and CEO of Ezra Group Consulting. Over the past 16 years, we’ve worked with hundreds of FinTech vendors and enterprise wealth management firms to guide them towards making better business and technology decisions. […]

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Custody As A Service: How Pershing Is Going All In on API-Based Data Strategy

“While all the data we have is about the past, all the decisions we make are about the future.” ― Alex Hagan, Founder and CEO, Kienco A comprehensive data strategy is a key component of every successful firm. If your firm doesn’t have one, you’re not alone!  In a recent survey, 87% of respondents said their […]

Ep. 101: June 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. […]

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 […]