Ep. 142: Connecting the Dots by Acquiring the Right Data with Bill Crager

Come on in, sit back and relax, you’re listening to episode 142 of the WealthTech Today podcast. I’m your host, Craig Iskowitz, founder of Ezra Group Consulting, and this podcast features interviews, news, and analysis on the trends and best practices all around wealth management technology. This episode I was at the Envestnet Advisor Summit […]

Ep. 138: Orion Advisor Buys Redtail Technology with Kristen Schmidt

This is a bonus episode that we recorded after the news dropped today about Orion Advisor buying Redtail Technology.  With no preparation and at great personal expense, Kristen Schmidt and I had a discussion about the ramifications of this deal for customers, partners and competitors.  We also covered messaging from Redtail, current CRM market share, […]

Ep. 136: April WealthTech News Roundup

Come on in, sit back, relax and enjoy episode 136 of the WealthTech Today podcast. I’m your host, Craig Iskowitz, the founder and CEO of Ezra Group Consulting. Over the past 17 years, we’ve worked with hundreds of FinTech vendors and enterprise wealth management firms to guide them towards making better business and technology decisions. […]

Speaking Their Language: Integrating Insurance Data Into Wealth Management Systems

“The world is one big data problem.” – Andrew McAfee, co-director of the MIT Initiative According to a survey by research firm Gartner, “poor data quality is responsible for an average of $15 million per year in business losses.” They also found that nearly 60% of those surveyed didn’t know how much bad data costs their […]

Ep. 126: The 3 Biggest Pain Points of Platform Consolidation with Molly Weiss, Envestnet

“I think that there’s an assumption that the acquiring platform that you then have to adapt everyone to, that that’s not always going to lead to the most successful consolidation or project. I think it is sometimes about thinking about it like a new platform. So let’s look at the processes holistically for something like […]

Ep. 124: January WealthTech News Roundup

Come on in, sit back, relax and enjoy episode 124 of the WealthTech Today podcast. I’m your host, Craig Iskowitz, the founder and CEO of Ezra Group Consulting. Over the past 16 years, we’ve worked with hundreds of FinTech vendors and enterprise wealth management firms to guide them towards making better business and technology decisions. […]

Ep. 119: December WealthTech News Roundup

Come on in, sit back, relax and enjoy episode 119 of the WealthTech Today podcast. I’m your host, Craig Iskowitz, the founder and CEO of Ezra Group Consulting. Over the past 16 years, we’ve worked with hundreds of FinTech vendors and enterprise wealth management firms to guide them towards making better business and technology decisions. […]

Ep. 116: Digitizing Delivery of Annuities for Broker-Dealers with Rich Romano, FIDx

“Think about a large broker dealer, they have advisor personas that manage assets, that allocate assets,  that are career insurance producers, and they all want a consistent framework to do that.  So if you had two people sitting side by side and one of them was an asset manager, when they get to the next […]