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18 Innovative Fintech Products that You Need to Know About

18 Innovative Fintech Products that You Need to Know About

“A picture is worth a thousand words. An interface is worth a thousand pictures.” — Ben Shneiderman, American Scientist If an interface is worth 1,000 pictures, then the eighteen product demos we were treated to at the InVest 2019 Conference, which was held at the New York Marriot Marquis, were worth 18,000 pictures, which would […]

#WinnersOfWealthTech Ep 24: Rich Cancro, CEO of AdvisorEngine

#WinnersOfWealthTech Ep 24: Rich Cancro, CEO of AdvisorEngine

Posted by on Sep 2, 2019 in Podcasts, Winners of Wealthtech

“Everybody fails at some point, but if you have built a level of trust with your clients, there’s no reason for fear.” — Rich Cancro This month’s Winners of Wealthtech interview is with Rich Cancro, who is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AdvisorEngine. He sets the company’s vision and strategy and brings over 25 […]

10 Secrets from the LPL Financial Focus 2019 Conference

10 Secrets from the LPL Financial Focus 2019 Conference

Posted by on Aug 28, 2019 in Conference Summaries

This was my first time attending the LPL Financial FOCUS advisor conference and it was a blast!  I was only able to make it to Day 3, but there was more than enough jam-packed into those eight hours to keep me busy writing an entire blog post about it. There are so many conferences in […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Bonus Episode: A Maniacal Focus on Advisor Convenience at LPL Financial

#ItzOnWealthTech Bonus Episode: A Maniacal Focus on Advisor Convenience at LPL Financial

Posted by on Aug 27, 2019 in Broker-Dealers, Interviews, Podcasts

“We have an almost maniacal focus around making it easy to manage money, which means making our systems more convenient for advisors. If something is not convenient, why have it in there?” — Rob Pettman, LPL Financial “If we can get advisors really happy faster, why wouldn’t we just reorganize things to do that?” — […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 23: How to Turn Competitors into Frenemies And Help Clients Succeed with Christina Townsend

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 23: How to Turn Competitors into Frenemies And Help Clients Succeed with Christina Townsend

Posted by on Aug 23, 2019 in Asset Management, Interviews, Podcasts

“The days of reading a user manual are gone. There isn’t even time to watch a YouTube video. You have to find alternative ways to get people to use your technology.” — Christina Townsend, BNY Mellon | Pershing Christina Townsend is Head of Platform Strategy at BNY Mellon | Pershing Advisor Solutions. Her team works […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 22: The Third Wave of Digital Advice with Margaret Hartigan, CEO of Marstone

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 22: The Third Wave of Digital Advice with Margaret Hartigan, CEO of Marstone

Posted by on Aug 16, 2019 in Interviews, Podcasts, Robo-Advisors

“Digital wealth has to be one leg of the digital strategy a bank might have. So it’s going to be payments, it’s going to be mobiles, it’s going to be banking, and it’s going to be wealth management. They have to be coordinated together, because it has to be driven according to the expectations and […]

16 Knockout Concepts from the InVest Conference 2019

16 Knockout Concepts from the InVest Conference 2019

Posted by on Aug 15, 2019 in Conference Summaries

“The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.” — John Locke, English Philosopher (1632 – 1704) I didn’t think it would have been possible to top last year’s In|Vest conference for quality of content as well as depth and breadth […]

5 Foolproof Tactics for a Successful CRM Implementation

5 Foolproof Tactics for a Successful CRM Implementation

Posted by on Aug 11, 2019 in CRM

“What I found over the years is the most important thing is for a team to come together over a compelling vision, a comprehensive strategy for achieving that vision, and then a relentless implementation plan.” — Alan Mulally, Former CEO Boeing, Former CEO Ford Motor Company I was fortunate to hear Alan Mulally speak earlier […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 21: Zen and the Art of Artificial Intelligence

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 21: Zen and the Art of Artificial Intelligence

“It has nothing to do with how smart you are, what school you went to, or how many PhDs you have in your innovation lab. If your team can’t emotionally deal with the prospect of failing and having to wear egg on your face for five minutes, it’s going to be difficult.” — Davyde Wachell, […]

#WinnersOfWealthTech Ep 20: Steve Strand, Co-Founder of Advent Software

#WinnersOfWealthTech Ep 20: Steve Strand, Co-Founder of Advent Software

“Big institutions don’t want to buy code that one guy wrote in his spare room; if there’s no team behind it, they get very, very nervous.” — Steve Strand This month’s Winners of Wealthtech interview is with Steve Strand, who graduated from UC Berkeley with an electrical engineering degree and later went on to co-found […]