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Mission: Impossible – Choosing the Right Digital Advice Vendor

Mission: Impossible – Choosing the Right Digital Advice Vendor

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in Conference Summaries, Technology

“Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to review and analyze the leading vendors in the digital advice space and select the best one for your firm.” “This message will self-destruct in five seconds.” Sometimes it seems that the only way to fully grasp the rapid advances in advisor technology is to be […]

Who Are the Leading Vendors in AI for Wealth Management?

Who Are the Leading Vendors in AI for Wealth Management?

Artificial Intelligence products and platforms deployed at the enterprise level is still a relatively new experience. Even though wealth management firms are slowly embracing machine learning (ML), natural language processing (NLP) and other models to dig deeper into their customer data and make business decisions, we are only scratching the surface of the benefits of […]

Eating the Dog Food: How 4 Fintech Startups Believe in Their Mission to Revolutionize Financial Services

Eating the Dog Food: How 4 Fintech Startups Believe in Their Mission to Revolutionize Financial Services

Posted by on Aug 5, 2018 in Conference Summaries

“Companies don’t fail because of poor product execution, they fail because they don’t eat the dog food.” — Andy Rachleff, co-founder and CEO of Wealthfront The CB Insights’ Future of Fintech 2018 conference began with a series of interviews with industry rebels. Taking centerstage were those who had lit the spark that sett off a long overdue revolution in […]

10 Disruptive Demos from InVest NYC 2018

10 Disruptive Demos from InVest NYC 2018

Posted by on Jul 27, 2018 in Conference Summaries

This has become one of my favorite parts of conferences: The Demos.  A steady stream of vendors, each given under ten minutes to extol their latest features to a highly critical audience that can sometimes get a little glassy eyed with wonder. In these sessions, it pays to be on early, since by the time […]

Digital Digest from the InVest 2018 Conference

Digital Digest from the InVest 2018 Conference

Posted by on Jul 18, 2018 in Conference Summaries

The battle between every startup and incumbent comes down to whether the startup gets distribution before the incumbent gets innovation. I pulled this quote from one of my favorite podcasts, a16z, which is produced by VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. I felt as though I was witnessing this ongoing struggle live last week at the In|Vest […]

6 Ways AI Can Increase Consumer Confidence in Digital Banking

6 Ways AI Can Increase Consumer Confidence in Digital Banking

Posted by on Jul 8, 2018 in Artificial Intelligence, Banking

Financial services firms are dealing with a crisis of consumer confidence that threatens to drive customers into the arms of non-bank providers. This is according to Natalie Cartwright, co-Founder and COO of artificial intelligence technology vendor Finn AI.  As part of her presentation at American Banker’s Digital Banking Conference 2018, Cartwright noted that 57% of North Americans are […]

Acorns: We’re Not Just Gathering Assets, We’re Building a Brand

Acorns: We’re Not Just Gathering Assets, We’re Building a Brand

Posted by on Jul 1, 2018 in Conference Summaries

“Acorns is not in the asset accumulation business. We are building a consumer brand that sells financial products.” — Manning Field, Chief Commercial Officer, Acorns Some companies have a mission statement and some have a corporate vision while others have both. At Acorns, the micro-investing app, they have a mantra. Inspired by the mighty oak […]

5 Keynote Takeaways from the 2018 Digital Banking Conference

5 Keynote Takeaways from the 2018 Digital Banking Conference

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018 in Banking, Conference Summaries

If you couldn’t make it to beautiful Austin, TX for American Banker’s Digital Banking Conference 2018, you’re in luck!  We prepared a quick summary from some of the most interesting keynote speakers at the conference right here for you! The Future of Digital Banking The opening keynote by @BrettKing at #DigBanking18 sets the stage for an event about the future […]

Will AI be an Advisor’s Best Friend or Worst Nightmare?

Will AI be an Advisor’s Best Friend or Worst Nightmare?

Over the next decade, artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies will have a tremendous impact on the human labor market. So much so that AI could render nearly half of all US occupations obsolete. In fact, we can expect 65% of today’s college graduates to one day be working in jobs that do not […]

HNW Clients Are Driving Banks to Expand Digital Advice Solutions

HNW Clients Are Driving Banks to Expand Digital Advice Solutions

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Banking

As much as the previous business cycle in retail banking was marked by an unsustainable consumer credit explosion, the current one will be shaped by digital. This will include increased changes in payments and a wider metamorphosis in systems enabled by digital technologies. There is an immediate need for action. According to a report by […]