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

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“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 […]

Diamond in the Rough: Orion Finds a Financial Planning Gem in Advizr

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“The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear.” ― Daniel Defoe, English writer Orion Advisor Tech (formerly Orion Advisor Services) announced that they are acquiring financial planning software vendor Advizr for an undisclosed amount. I sat down with Randy Lambert, president of […]

How Cetera’s Risk Profiling With Facial Recognition Can Turn Any Advisor into Dr. Phil

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“How does this make you feel?” is probably not a question that many financial advisors usually ask their clients. While there is a tremendous amount of practice management content that targets advisors, not much of it is helping advisors to be more empathetic.  Yet, those that have done some research on empathy believe it can be […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 18: A New Breed of Custodian is Shaking Up the Market

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“Advisors are a breed of entrepreneurs that enjoy finding new ways to solve old problems.” — James Capps, E*Trade Advisor Services James Capps joined E*TRADE Advisor Services (formerly Trust Company of America) in November 2014 and serves as VP of Technology, responsible for the technical vision, development, and operation of the firm’s network architecture and technology […]