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#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 30: How Acorns Dominates Social Media with Josh Book, Parameter Insights

“In the U.S. over the last six months, Acorns has been absolutely dominant driving Twitter impressions amongst consumers. Not a single incumbent wealth firms even makes the top 10.” — Josh Book, CEO, Parameter Insights Josh Book is the Founder and CEO of Parameter Insights, a data, research, and advisory services firm focused on delivering …

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7 Challenges Holding Back Blockchain

Nearly three years ago, Internet pioneer and Silicon Valley uber-investor Marc Andreessen wrote an article in the New York Times about how the technology behind Bitcoin, the digital currency, is in a state similar to the World Wide Web in the 1990’s. He predicted that a company using Bitcoin technology, would soon lead a wave of disruption across the financial services …

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Top 5 Cybersecurity Failures in Financial Services

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 …

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What Robo Advisors Can Teach Us About Focusing on the Client

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 …

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7 Best Practices of Successful NextGen Advisors

This is a summary of a panel from the Money Management Institute’s 2014 Annual Convention.  The panel included representatives from a wide range of distribution channels, including a wirehouse, insurance broker-dealer and an online advisor. Moderator: David Berkowitz, President, Lincoln Financial Network Panel:   Eli Broverman, Co-Founder & COO, Betterment, LLC James J. Detterick, Managing …

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