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Too Digital to Fail: InVest 2015 Conference – Day 2 Summary

Too Digital to Fail: InVest 2015 Conference – Day 2 Summary

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Conference Summaries, Technology

While the first day of the In|Vest 2015 Conference was devoted to startups and their potential to disrupt the traditional financial services landscape, day two turned the tables and gave the too-big-to-fail banks and other large wealth management firms a chance to show off their digital mojo and explain why they won’t be the ones to become disrupted. After […]

InVest 2015 Conference: Fast Twitter Recap – Day 1

InVest 2015 Conference: Fast Twitter Recap – Day 1

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 in Conference Summaries, Technology

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 […]

Envestnet Advisor Summit 2015 Quick Twitter Recap – Day 2

Envestnet Advisor Summit 2015 Quick Twitter Recap – Day 2

Another jammed-packed day of advisor information at the Envestnet Advisor Summit 2015 from a very sunny Chicago.  It was 80 degrees outside yesterday, but for the 1,600 advisors attendees here, it was cool and comfortable as they soaked up the tips, instructions and best practices for Envestnet’s ever-growing suite of products and services. Take a […]

Envestnet Advisor Summit 2015 Fast Twitter Recap – Day 1

Envestnet Advisor Summit 2015 Fast Twitter Recap – Day 1

I’m here is sunny Chicago, enjoying the unusually nice weather, deep dish pizza and Goose Island beer, while attending the Envestnet Advisor Summit 2015.  This is a quick overview of some of the key information presented during the first day of conference. Follow us on Twitter to get live updates from the next two days […]

25 Awesome Financial Advisor Technology Tools – Winterberg

25 Awesome Financial Advisor Technology Tools – Winterberg

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Conference Summaries, Technology

Armies of technology vendors seem to be converging on the wealth management industry offering cloud-based services to automate every task a financial advisor could ever think of. These tools can help advisors connect and communicate with clients and prospects anywhere in the world.  But which ones are best for your needs? The myriad choices can […]

Pershing Plans a Robo-Advisor White Label Product — Yip

Pershing Plans a Robo-Advisor White Label Product — Yip

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Technology

The woman from the public relations had scheduled a meeting for me with Patrick Yip, Director of Advisory Market Technology Strategy at Pershing LLC. since we would both be at the Technology Tools for Today (T3) Conference in Dallas.  Yip was looking to talk about some new technology initiatives undertaken by Pershing and their parent, the […]

Top 5 Cybersecurity Failures in Financial Services

Top 5 Cybersecurity Failures in Financial Services

Posted by on Apr 4, 2015 in Opinion, Technology

On April 1st, President Barack Obama declared that cyber-attacks constitute a national emergency and issued an executive order sanctioning the finances of foreign-based digital intruders. The president’s announcement was no April Fool’s Day joke. Cybercrime caused  $445 billion in damages globally last year, according to a report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a […]

Oranj David Lyon: We’re The Un-Robo-Advisor

Oranj David Lyon: We’re The Un-Robo-Advisor

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Portfolio Management, Technology

Today, using Uber to hail a cab, Amazon to buy electronics or Venmo to transfer money have become commonplace. Dealing with a live person to handle every day tasks seems almost quaint and old fashioned.  So, why would engaging with a financial advisor be any different? As reported in a recent Boston Consulting Group study, […]

The Battle for the RIA Technology Integration Hub

The Battle for the RIA Technology Integration Hub

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Technology

“Everybody wants to rule the world” — Tears for Fears, Songs from the Big Chair, 1985 The fight for control of the RIA technology integration hub is well underway as the first quarter of 2015 comes to a close.  Vendors have been marshaling their forces to grab this critical territory on the advisor’s desktop; the […]

4 Robo-Platforms Go Head-to-Head at T3 Conference

4 Robo-Platforms Go Head-to-Head at T3 Conference

Posted by on Feb 27, 2015 in Conference Summaries, Technology

UPDATE Jan 2016: The acquisition of Jemstep by Invesco could help their efforts to move upmarket. They have been selling primarily to smaller RIA’s but getting a lot of interest from larger firms.  Jemstep needed a cash infusion to continue their growth and had a choice between more private equity money or selling the company to […]