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#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 25: How Software is Eating Banking with Lex Sokolin, ConsenSys

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“Banking, as it is today, is moving sideways from manufacturing to being just a feature.” — Lex Sokolin, ConsenSys Lex Sokolin is a futurist and entrepreneur working on the next generation of financial services. He is the Global Fintech Co-Head at ConsenSys, a blockchain technology company building the infrastructure, applications, and practices that enable a […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 1: Joel Bruckenstein’s highlights from the T3 Advisor Conference

“Our industry is still evolving.  The entrepreneurs and innovators can’t just rest on their laurels. When they see an opportunity to do something exciting they just want to jump on it.” — Joel Bruckenstein Joel Bruckenstein, CFP® (@fintechie) is publisher of the T3 Tech Hub and the producer of the Technology Tools for Today (T3) […]

How the Quovo Deal Validates Envestnet’s Vision for Yodlee

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“Good ideas are always crazy, until they’re not.” – Larry Page, co-founder of Google When Envestnet CEO Jud Bergman announced that his company was shelling out just under $600 million to buy data aggregator Yodlee, saying that the market did not approve was an understatement. The firm was blasted by both the press and equity […]

7 Impressions from the Orion Advisor Conference

Orion Advisor Conference

Back when Orion Advisor Services’ CEO Eric Clark was still working for his father’s RIA, I’ll bet he never imagined that one day he would be on stage in front of 700+ clients, partners and staff of his own company. And on his birthday, to top it all off. Yet this very scenario played itself […]

Oranj Leapfrogs Robo-Platforms With TradeWarrior Acquisition

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It is a great time to be an independent RIA.  At least when it comes to technology.  There seems to be an endless supply of tools for automating, optimizing and generally improving the efficiency of an advisory firm’s operations. This is especially true in what we like to call the robo-platform or digital advice space.  Innovative companies […]

Wealthfront Revs Up With AI, But Is Still Running on Fumes

Wealthfront

Wealthfront finds itself facing a cloudy future as its fifth anniversary nears, thanks to the dust that its bigger rivals, Vanguard and Schwab, and its disruptive competitor, Betterment, are leaving in their wake. The robo-advisor just announced a collection of new features that they hope will right the ship and get their asset growth back on […]

Smart and Agile: Riskalyze and Quovo Help Advisors Stay Ahead of Robos

Riskalyze and Quovo

In this age of the cheap and fast robo-advisor, traditional advisors have to be smart and agile to win new clients and score more asset management opportunities. These advisors will need intelligence. That’s where data aggregation comes in. With the deeper and more meaningful insights “big data” can provide, advisors can get the edge they […]