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#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 17: How Advisors Can Find Their ‘Unfair Advantage’ with Tricia Haskins

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 17: How Advisors Can Find Their ‘Unfair Advantage’ with Tricia Haskins

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Asset Management, Interviews, Podcasts

“I am a true believer that using technology and using it well is going to help you grow your business, it’s going to help you create scale and efficiency, and it’s going to help you deepen your relationships.” — Tricia Haskins With more than 20 years of experience in financial services, Tricia Haskins leads the […]

14 of the Absolute Best Ideas From Pershing INSITE 2019

14 of the Absolute Best Ideas From Pershing INSITE 2019

Posted by on Jun 18, 2019 in Conference Summaries

I go to a lot conferences every year, but this was my very first time at Pershing INSITE. As the two-and-a-half day event came to a close, I came away with the strong conviction that it will now be a fixture on my calendar going forward. In spite of the unbearably hot weather (112 degrees […]

#WinnersOfWealthTech Ep 16: Sunayna Tuteja, Head of Emerging Technologies at TD Ameritrade

#WinnersOfWealthTech Ep 16: Sunayna Tuteja, Head of Emerging Technologies at TD Ameritrade

“The delta between nascency and necessity is shrinking; a new feature can go from ‘nice to have’ to ‘need to have’ almost overnight.” — Sunayna Tuteja This month’s Winners of Wealthtech interview is with Sunayna Tuteja, Head of Strategic Partnerships & Emerging Technologies at TD Ameritrade, where she has worked since 2014 after spending ten […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 15: How to Choose an RIA Custodian with Robb Baldwin, TradePMR

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 15: How to Choose an RIA Custodian with Robb Baldwin, TradePMR

Posted by on Jun 8, 2019 in Custodians, Interviews, Podcasts

“I realized that custodians had all of this data, but they did nothing with it to enhance the advisor experience. So when we started TradePMR, our goal was to create technology that leveraged our data to provide advisors with superior tools to manage and grow their business.” — Robb Baldwin Robb Baldwin is the founder […]

WealthSimple Tries to Breakout of the Canadian Market with $100 Million from Allianz

WealthSimple Tries to Breakout of the Canadian Market with $100 Million from Allianz

Posted by on Jun 7, 2019 in Robo-Advisors

“There is no Vanguard or Schwab here [in Canada]. We are the ones gobbling up the industry assets.” — Michael Katchen, CEO, WealthSimple In the U.S., Vanguard owns the digital advice market with their Personal Advisor Services hybrid solution. But up in the Great White North, it is a five-year-old robo-advisor called WealthSimple that is […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 14: Cleaning Up Clients’ Financial Closets with Adam Holt

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 14: Cleaning Up Clients’ Financial Closets with Adam Holt

Posted by on May 30, 2019 in Financial Planning, Interviews, Podcasts

“Consolidation of assets has been one of the leading value propositions of what we’re doing, because if we can clean up a client’s financial closet, that’s more valuable than any kind of a investment strategy.” — H. Adam Holt, CEO of Asset-Map, LLC Adam Holt is the Founder and CEO of Asset-Map, one of the […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 13: Self-Actualization of Compliance with Jeff Cowley

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 13: Self-Actualization of Compliance with Jeff Cowley

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in Interviews, Podcasts, RegTech

“The regulators aren’t asking that you have the best performance or be the smartest firm in the world, they’re asking you to self-actualize and be the best you can be from a compliance standpoint.” — Jeff Cowley, Chief Technology Officer, InvestEdge Jeff is a wealth management technology executive at InvestEdge, with 20 years of experience […]

The Velocity of Technology Change is Increasing: What Can Advisors Do To Keep Up?

The Velocity of Technology Change is Increasing: What Can Advisors Do To Keep Up?

Posted by on May 17, 2019 in Conference Summaries

I’m still catching up from my trip to Chicago for the Morningstar Investment Conference last week.  This year’s  event highlighted their new focus on technology with a bevy of morning demo sessions reserved for startups and recent entrants into the wealth management and asset management spaces. This session was jam-packed with industry experience and the […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 12: How Morningstar Quietly Built One of the Biggest Financial Technology Businesses

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 12: How Morningstar Quietly Built One of the Biggest Financial Technology Businesses

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Financial Planning, Interviews, Podcasts

“Everyone wants to be the next Amazon, but the reality of what we want to do is bring together capabilities where Morningstar research and IP can add some value.” — Dermot O’Mahony, Global Head of Software at Morningstar Dermot is a SaaS-focused product executive with a track record for identifying high potential market opportunities within […]

#WinnersOfWealthTech Ep 11: David Lyon, CEO of Oranj

#WinnersOfWealthTech Ep 11: David Lyon, CEO of Oranj

“There is no algorithim in the world that can replace the relationship between two people.” — David Lyon This month’s Winners of Wealthtech interview is with David Lyon, CEO of Oranj, a Chicago-based provider of digital technology solutions for financial advisors. Here are a few of my interviews with previous winners: Brian McLaughlin, CEO of Redtail […]