Ep. 228: February Wealthtech News

Come on in. Sit back and relax. You’re listening to episode 228 of the WealthTech Today podcast. I’m your host, Craig Iskowitz, founder of Ezra Group Consulting. This podcast is all about the news, information, updates, and technology around wealth management. You are going to love this episode. It’s our February news, and we’ve got […]

4 Questions Advisors Should Ask About Digital Client Experience

“Most RIAs surveyed believe that a digital experience is core to their competitive advantage, but only 30-40% are working on one.”   — Rich Cancro, CEO and founder of AdvisorEngine  A recent study sponsored by Franklin Templeton found that 60% of RIAs strongly agree that Gen-X and Millennial clients will expect advisors to provide digital […]

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. 121: Building a Better Mousetrap to Manage Goals with Franklin Templeton

“We’ve got a platform that we built along with Bambu and Apex Clearing that’s called Tango that has full robo-advice capability. The difference between a traditional robo-advisor and Tango is that it’s built using the GOE algorithm. So you may be an RIA firm that wants to expand, but needs the technology to scale that […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 69: How Engines, Automation & Data Are Changing Wealth Management

It’s another fantastic day in the wonderful world of wealthtech. Welcome to episode 69 of the Wealth Management Today podcast. We’re going to try something a little different with this episode. I’ve been guest writing on Michael Kitces’ monthly FinTech column about the latest news in wealth management and advisor technology. We’re going to go […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 58: Wealth Management Isn’t Cool with Ned Phillips, Bambu

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“Wealth management today is still not very cool. It’s still seen as manual with a lot of friction and expensive. As a young person said to me, ‘it’s sold by dudes in suits’. But the perception of digital wealth has changed dramatically.  It’s no longer a zero sum game. All advisors need some digital, they […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 50: Why Advisors Should Love Regulation with Ian McKenna

“Regulation is a catalyst for innovation, not a restriction on it. In order to deliver on tighter regulations, invariably you need more technology. Regulation drives the demand for technology and and moves the industry forward in a very positive way.” — Ian McKenna, Founder & Director, Financial Technology Research Centre (FTRC) After 15 years working […]