“If you think about platform consolidation, maybe you think about platform consolidation in terms of the abstraction layer. So you can still keep the trust accounting platform and the agency platform intact and use the managed accounts program, unified technology as a means of spanning those. And that is hard again, but it does provide […]
From Wealth Management AI, Winners of WealthTech, Conference Summaries and Stranger Things in the wealth management technology and digital banking industry, here are the top ten posts of 2018.
“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 […]
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 […]
“Where am I to go now that I’ve gone too far?” — Lyrics from Twilight Zone by Golden Earring There is a story that is now infamous among statisticians and big data analysts about how retailing giant Target was able to figure out which of their female customers were pregnant solely based on their shopping […]
Twenty years ago, the majority of new accounts opened by banks were trust accounts, while only a small minority were advisory accounts. That has since flipped 180 degrees. Now, the majority of accounts are advisory, with only a small percentage being trust accounts. Yet, many bank wealth management groups still put all of their accounts onto […]
This is my summary of day 1 of the In|Vest 2015 Conference. This is the first year for this conference and they are targeting a wide audience, at least beyond what I see at other wealth management events. Their goal was to bring together traditional wealth management firms, retail and private banks with enterprise technology and service providers, digital advisory and […]
This is a summary of a TechOps Track Session titled, “Empowering Advisors: Delivering Tools that Support Today’s Client Needs” from the Money Management Institute’s 2014 Fall Solutions Conference. The discussion topic was supposed to be centered on how firms are delivering new advisor tools to help them customize solutions for different client segments. However, the […]