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#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

http://WMToday-Ep14-Adam_Holt-2019-05-30.mp3 “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 […]

#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

“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 […]

The Day Envestnet Became the King of Financial Planning Software

The Day Envestnet Became the King of Financial Planning Software

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019 in Financial Planning

“It’s good to be the king.” — Mel Brooks, History of the World, Part I Does the $500 million deal to buy MoneyGuidePro make Envestnet the King of Financial Planning Software? There’s so much to unpack here!  Envestnet CEO Jud Bergman said that they had been interested in buying MoneyGuidePro for almost as long as […]

7 Surprising Facts About Financial Wellness Programs

7 Surprising Facts About Financial Wellness Programs

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019 in Financial Planning

Why should companies try to improve their employee’s well-being?  How can financial wellness programs improve employee morale, lower stress levels and increase engagement? Do employees even want these programs? Financial planning technology vendor Advizr invited me to attend the first in a series of events to encourage an open dialogue among human resources professionals about financial […]

Is BlackRock-Envestnet Deal a Tipping Point for Lite Financial Planning?

Is BlackRock-Envestnet Deal a Tipping Point for Lite Financial Planning?

Posted by on Dec 7, 2018 in Financial Planning, News, Technology

What’s the best way to get financial planning functionality into the hands of more advisors? Standalone  applications, like MoneyGuide Pro and eMoney Advisor, or “lite”financial planning functionality built directly into wealth management platforms? This tug-of-war has been going on for the past few years and it looks as though we might have reached a tipping point. BlackRock […]

Stranger Things Are Happening to Financial Planning Software

Stranger Things Are Happening to Financial Planning Software

Posted by on Mar 25, 2018 in Financial Planning

Financial planning software is dead. Long live financial planning software! Everyone knows if you want to create financial plans you need a financial planning application and if you want to open accounts, trade and run compliance you need a wealth management application. That’s the way it’s always been. These two previously separate systems have recently begun […]

4 Top Financial Planning Software Apps for Advisors

4 Top Financial Planning Software Apps for Advisors

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Financial Planning

Craig’s Note: When we published our first FinPlan Shootout back in 2015, we had no idea that it would become our most popular post of all time and reach Google’s first page results for financial planning software and still be there two years later.  Now it’s time for an update that is bigger and better, so we’ve doubled the […]

What If RoboAdvisors Gave Away Financial Planning?

What If RoboAdvisors Gave Away Financial Planning?

Bill Gates made a splash recently with a controversial statement about how to deal with the impact of technology on the job market.  He proposed a new tax on companies that install robots to replace human workers.  His logic is that a tax will reduce the pace of automation and the money raised would be used for retraining displaced […]

FinPlan Shootout: Finance Logix Review

Posted by on Jul 17, 2016 in Financial Planning

Britain voting to leave the EU.  ISIS terrorists attack Orlando and France.  An attempted military coup in Turkey. Donald Trump.  There’s no shortage of news these days that can scare investors into a panic. Smart financial advisors know that the best way to keep their clients from panicking is to have them buy-in to a comprehensive financial plan. […]

Top Ten WMToday Posts from 2015

Top Ten WMToday Posts from 2015

Another exciting year in wealth management has passed and it seemed like a whirlwind of activity right up until December 31st.  We covered a wide range of topics from risk tolerance and financial planning software to robo-advisors and the biggest M&A deals.  But what are the top ten WMToday posts from 2015?  These are the ten most popular posts […]