Ep. 115: Advisors Hate Annuity Fees with David Stone, RetireOne

“Advisors don’t like the fee structure of annuities, that’s one of the things they always say to us. They know they have to insure against sequence of return risk. They love the idea of guaranteed income, but at some point they don’t want their clients paying the benefit-based fee, which is always increasing. And they […]

Ep. 111: September Wealthtech News Roundup

Come on in, sit back, relax and enjoy episode 111 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. […]

Ep. 109: Building A Globalized Data Strategy Delivered Locally with Sabrina Bailey, LSEG

“If we think about the underpinning of our future growth strategy we’re specifically looking to accelerate growth by developing and delivering on a globalized strategy that’s delivered in a local way to meet client needs. What I mean by that specifically, if we think about for example private banks in North America relative to private […]

Finding the Cure for Fragmented Data in Legacy Wealth Management Systems

“One person’s data is another person’s noise.” ― K.C. Cole, American science writer, author, and professor The number of applications used by a typical wealth management firm can be staggering. According to a 2019 study, small businesses use an average of 40 different apps. This number grows  to over 200 for enterprise-sized companies and can include many […]

Ep. 103: How to Purchase and Manage Protective Investments with Biju Kulathakal & Jason Barsema, Halo Investing

“The first thing that Biju and I wrote down before we even wrote our business plan is that we want to create a positive impact in the world before we worried about profits. And from that perspective, we think that the state of people’s savings and retirement is a huge issue. The wealth gap in […]

#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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#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 […]

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#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 83: The Bitcoin Enlightenment Comes to Wealth Management with Efi Pylarinou

“Essentially, blockchain has the potential to change the economics of how we manufacture different securities as we know them. Whether it’s a deposit, or some other structured product and DeFi is one experiment, we will see whether it works or not. Blockchain is allowing us to do all of these things and I see a lot […]