Wealthies Circle

Wealthies Circle

Welcome to the WealthTech Winners Circle podcast, in this podcast we break down the technology challenges that are impacting today’s financial professionals. Our goal is to identify these challenges and potentially uncover solutions across tech integrations, adoption, emerging technology, evaluating solutions and more. Through this content we hope to help professionals avoid common pitfalls and move their services towards an award winning strategy for 2020 and beyond.

Episodes

November 22, 2022 32 min

One of the most talked about advisor technology innovations lately is in workflow automation so that advisors can finally begin to scale for wealth management. The key to success in this approach is all about data management and integrated applications. 

Learn from these experts on how you can streamline your infrastructure for fast growth with the latest enhancements in workflow technology.

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    The potential for leveraging artificial intelligence in wealth management has been discussed and debated for years. Is it really just artificial and not intelligent? Or are there real use cases for deploying this advanced and still emerging technology to better work with clients and gain operational leverage? 

    Join our esteemed group of experts building out these AI applications as they discuss how you can run a better business, de...

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    The wild swings in the crypto markets make headlines daily, causing many advisors to fear this emerging asset class when working with clients. Yet there is strong demand from them to gain exposure to the upside potential that digital assets can potentially deliver. 

    Ben Cruikshank, president of Flourish Financial, discusses this trend—how many advisors “do not know what their clients have going on” with crypto, which means it’s har...

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    The pendulum continues to swing back and forth for the optimal way to create an efficient tech stack: All-in-one vs. best-in-breed. Both approaches involve tradeoffs in terms of features and functionality in exchange for efficiencies and a unified experience. 

    But can advisors obtain the best of both worlds? Listen to our panel of technology experts on the latest developments in integrated technology and optimal ways to streamline ...

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    The pandemic caused an accelerator effect across the industry especially as it relates to digital marketing. New players are joining the digital wealth management ecosystem from every direction. From purely digital onboarding to personalized pre-emptive ESG recommendations to automated creation of highly personalized client videos full of portfolio data, financial plan progress and goal achievement—client engagement has moved light...

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    Despite excellent top-line revenues across the wealth management space these past few years, without the tailwinds of market gains, the truth is many advisory firms are not growing at the rates they previously were. This has left many firms looking for new ways to turbo-charge their marketing strategies to regain momentum.

    Listen in as Brian Nelson, managing director at Atria Wealth Solutions, reveals the top methods and approaches...

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    There’s a debate around fee-only RIAs who offer insurance and annuities in addition to planning and asset management: Can advisors working on behalf of an insurance company still be considered a true fiduciary? Then again in cases where planning reveals a need for insurance, isn’t it in the client’s best interest to provide them with a holistic approach and solutions that meet their broader financial goals?

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    The wealth industry has a succession planning problem that is coming to fruition as a majority of financial advisors still do not have a formal succession plan in place. This lack of planning is creating issues as many advisors are nearing retirement and need to create an orderly transition of their business employees and clients. 

    Listen to this panel discussion where industry leaders discuss the trends, opportunities and concerns...

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    More and more financial advisors are outsourcing various aspects of their business, from compliance and HR to asset management and back office work. Finding an ethical company that can provide all this without taking over your brand can be a great option for growth.

    In this episode, Davis Janowski is joined by Carolyn Armitage, head of Thrivent Advisor Network. Thrivent has been named one of the world’s most ethical companies 10 ye...

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    The needs and demands of younger generations of clients are changing dramatically, and advisors are going to have to change and evolve with them. And adapting to prospect and client expectations will change how financial advisors market their services as well.

    In this episode, Davis Janowski, senior technology editor at WealthManagement.com is joined by Amanda Robinson, director of model portfolios business development and Bill Spe...

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    As we approach the new year, many firms are both taking a look back and leaning into the future and setting plans for 2022.  In this episode, Davis Janowski, senior technology editor at WealthManagement.com is joined by John Pierce, head of business development at Cetera Financial Group to talk about what his firm is doing … Continue reading A Look Into 2022 for Financial Advisors with John Pierce of Cetera →
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    A financial advisor’s toolkit should consist of two parts: the tools to build a client’s optimal financial plan and the empathy to relate to the client’s wishes, both in and outside of the office. In this episode, David Armstrong is joined by Kristi Rodriguez, SVP of Nationwide Retirement Institute and John Carter, president of Nationwide … Continue reading The Tools Of The Trade with Kristi Rodriguez and John Carter →
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    The past year and a half has taught us that virtual platforms need to be available for advisors to stay in contact with their clients. How can advisors leverage new technology to create the optimal client experience? In this episode, David Armstrong is joined by Shannon Spotswood, president of RFG Advisory, a two-time finalists for … Continue reading The Virtual Connection with Shannon Spotswood →
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    There are approximately 390,000 businesses in the U.S. with under $100 million in enterprise value, and some 65% of those closely held firms are expected to change hands in the next ten years, passing from baby boomer owners and entrepreneurs to the next generation of owners. In this episode, David Armstrong is joined by Jeffrey … Continue reading Succession Planning with Key Family Wealth Management’s Jeff Getty →
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    Personalization and artificial intelligence are buzzwords advisors are hearing all the time these days but few have real access to either. In this episode, Wealth Management Senior Technology Editor Davis Janowski  is joined by Jack Swift, senior partner and president of The TIFIN Group. Jack dives into financial technology and artificial intelligence, detailing how the … Continue reading The Future Of Technology Is Now with Jack S...
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    Lon Dolber is the CEO of American Portfolios, an independent broker/dealer and RIA with some 800 affiliated advisors and $40 billion in assets, and the winner of the Wealthmanagement.com award for CEO of the year for small broker/dealers (less than 1,000 affiliated representatives). Dolber launched American Portfolios on Sept. 10, 2001 – and kept the … Continue reading Lon Dolber: Staying Independent as an Independent Broker/Dealer...
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    In this episode, David Armstrong is joined by Marc Butler, COO and president of Skience, to talk about the directions the firm has taken since he was appointed in August of 2020—in the midst of the pandemic.  Skience, a digital-first client onboarding platform, was recognized in the 2021 Wealthmanagement.com Industry Awards in the technology providers … Continue reading Digital Transitions with Skience’s Marc Butler →
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    In this episode, David Armstrong speaks with Aaron Klein, co-founder and CEO at Riskalyze about the initiatives, platforms and strategies that helped them take their place as finalists in multiple categories at the 2021 WealthManagement.com Industry Awards.  In this episode, they discuss: Riskalyze’s business trajectory and current investor HG Capital How Riskalyze’s trading platform widens … Continue reading A Look into Riskalyze’...
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    Alternative asset manager Hamilton Lane’s acquisition of investment platform 361 Capital earlier this year brings the $550 billion, 30-year-old global investment shop a step closer to U.S.-based registered investment advisors and their HNW clients. Hamilton Lane’s goal is to bring easier access to private market investments, and was recognized at the 2021 Wealthmanagement.com Industry Awards … Continue reading Andrew Schardt on Bui...
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    It’s been two and a half years since Envestnet acquired the financial planning platform MoneyGuide; soon after, the global pandemic hit, sending many advisors scrambling to refine, or in many cases create for the first time, financial plans for their clients.  The pandemic prompted a dramatic and quantifiable spike in the use of the MoneyGuide … Continue reading Envestnet MoneyGuide’s Tony Leal on the Past, Present and Future of Fi...
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