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#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 37: Superior Views of Industry Data with Jean Sullivan

“We’ve developed methodologies that provide our clients with views on industry data that don’t currently exist.” — Jean Sullivan, Head of Research, Ezra Group Consulting Jean Sullivan has over 15 years of industry experience. She began her career with Cerulli Associates, then went on to launch her own firm, Dover Financial Research.  She patterned with …

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lpl financial focus

#ItzOnWealthTech Bonus Episode: A Maniacal Focus on Advisor Convenience at LPL Financial

“We have an almost maniacal focus around making it easy to manage money, which means making our systems more convenient for advisors. If something is not convenient, why have it in there?” — Rob Pettman, LPL Financial “If we can get advisors really happy faster, why wouldn’t we just reorganize things to do that?” — …

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digital advice

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 22: The Third Wave of Digital Advice with Margaret Hartigan, CEO of Marstone

“Digital wealth has to be one leg of the digital strategy a bank might have. So it’s going to be payments, it’s going to be mobiles, it’s going to be banking, and it’s going to be wealth management. They have to be coordinated together, because it has to be driven according to the expectations and …

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Morningstar Technology 

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 12: How Morningstar Quietly Built One of the Biggest Financial Technology Businesses

“Everyone wants to be the next Amazon, but the reality of what we want to do is bring together capabilities where Morningstar research and IP can add some value.” — Dermot O’Mahony, Global Head of Software at Morningstar Dermot is a SaaS-focused product executive with a track record for identifying high potential market opportunities within …

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Is BlackRock-Envestnet Deal a Tipping Point for Lite Financial Planning?

What’s the best way to get financial planning functionality into the hands of more advisors? Standalone  applications, like MoneyGuide Pro and eMoney Advisor, or “lite”financial planning functionality built directly into wealth management platforms? This tug-of-war has been going on for the past few years and it looks as though we might have reached a tipping point. BlackRock …

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