Ep. 114: October WealthTech News Roundup

Come on in, sit back, relax and enjoy episode 114 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. […]

3 Tips for Advisors to Choose the Right Technology 

“We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.” ― Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt Advisors are flooded with technology choices. You can throw a dart at the map and hit a software application that has hundreds of satisfied users. But is it the right technology for your […]

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. […]

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 […]

#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, […]

Robinhood Gamestop explained

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 85: Reddit Targets Robinhood And The GameStop Débâcle with Aaron Klein, Riskalyze

“For markets to work there have to be winners and losers. It’s not a good look for Robinhood to change the rules of the game and effectively turn off one side of the GameStop trade. It’s also not a good look for the DTCC, the prime brokers, the intermediaries, the market makers, the exchangers, it’s […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 63: How to Avoid “The Race to Average” with AdviceTech.LIVE

“As someone who operates a wealth management firm in the independent space, when it comes to technology, I feel it’s all sort of racing to average.” –Toussaint Bailey, CEO, Enso Wealth How can financial advisors break out of the race to an average technology stack and avoid creating a bland client experience? Is it possible […]

#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 […]