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Riskalyze Expands Beyond Profiling to Become a TAMP Supermarket

Riskalyze Expands Beyond Profiling to Become a TAMP Supermarket

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Risk Management, Technology

The waiting is over.  And we didn’t have to wait all that long.  We finally know what Riskalyze CEO Aaron Klein did with the $20 million in Series A funding the firm raised last October. They built their own Turnkey Asset Management Platform (TAMP). The reveal occurred at last week’s T3 Advisor Conference in Los Angeles, CA.  Klein kicked […]

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 […]

Fast Twitter Recap of T3 Conference Dallas 2015 – Day 2

Fast Twitter Recap of T3 Conference Dallas 2015 – Day 2

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in Conference Summaries, Technology

Here’s a lightning fast overview of Day 2 of the Technology Tools for Today (T3) Conference – Advisor Edition from Dallas based on selected Twitter posts (with the #T32015 hashtag) as a guide. I’ll be diving into more detail on a bunch of these sessions in the near future.  But I wanted to get this […]

Bill Harris Takes a Dive at MMI During His Personal Capital Promotional Tour

Bill Harris Takes a Dive at MMI During His Personal Capital Promotional Tour

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Conference Summaries

Bill Harris was running late.  The CEO of Personal Capital had agreed to be part of the advisor technology panel at the Money Management Institute’s 2014 Fall Solutions Conference.  It was already past 12:30pm, when the panel was scheduled to begin and Bill had not yet arrived.  He had gotten stuck in traffic on his […]

Merrill Streamlines Their Platform To Deliver UMH for Clients

Merrill Streamlines Their Platform To Deliver UMH for Clients

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Industry Analysis

Last week, I was contacted by a reporter from FundFire looking for my comments on a new feature that Merrill Lynch has implemented as part of their $100 million platform consolidation project.  The project, called Merrill One, is replacing five other legacy programs, some of which have been running for over 25 years.  She was […]

Envestnet’s ENV2 Platform Delivers New UMA Features

Envestnet’s ENV2 Platform Delivers New UMA Features

Sliced bread.  The electric light bulb.  Indoor plumbing.  Unified Manged Accounts (UMA’s) were supposed to be better than these revolutionary inventions and a whole lot more.  They still have not lived up to their hype, but UMA’s have become a standard offering for all managed account platforms. In this summary of a session from Envestnet’s […]

5 Hot Tips For Selling to RIAs

5 Hot Tips For Selling to RIAs

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Conference Summaries

This is a summary of a panel from the Money Management Institute’s 2014 Annual Convention.   The session was targeted at anyone who has investment advisory firms as customers such as service providers, broker-dealers or asset managers. Moderator: Kian Rafia, VP, Product Development, Cetera Financial Group Panel: Mark Pennington, Partner, RIA Services, Lord Abbett Michael […]

Which CRM is Right for You? Envestnet|Tamarac’s Advisor CRM

Which CRM is Right for You? Envestnet|Tamarac’s Advisor CRM

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in CRM

Some of the most popular posts on this blog come from two series of articles: Which Portfolio Rebalancing Software is Right for You? and Which Financial Planning Software is Right For You? Adding to this trend, I’m launching a new series called, Which CRM Software is Right for You?  In it, I will be reviewing Customer Relationship […]

3 Tips for Helping Clients Deal With a Crisis

3 Tips for Helping Clients Deal With a Crisis

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Conference Summaries

After a financial crisis, how do you think about what comes next?  How will your clients react and how can you help them?  What are they feeling and why are they feeling that way?  The Hartford Funds has partnered with the MIT Age Lab to study how the changing demographics of aging will impact consumer […]

Financial Planning in 10 Minutes or Less with goalgamiPro

Financial Planning in 10 Minutes or Less with goalgamiPro

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in Financial Planning

Origami is the Japanese traditional art of paper folding and is made up of two smaller words; “ori”, meaning to fold and “gami” meaning paper. goalgamiPro (which starts with a lowercase ‘g’) is not an ancient art form, but the name of a software product developed by Advisor Software Inc. (ASI).  It is designed to […]