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.


December 20, 2022 27 mins

The wealth management community has been talking about the need to make the industry more diverse to reflect the broader population for years now—and has made strides to reposition the profession as a welcoming opportunity for women, people of color and individuals with more diverse backgrounds. 

Still, by the numbers, little progress has been made—making diversity, equity and inclusion a top priority for all stakeholders in the in...

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COVID-19 had a profound impact on the retirement plans of many Americans. Due to the financial and lifestyle upheavals caused by the pandemic, some people are retiring earlier than they originally planned while others are delaying their retirement and working longer. These developments—along with concerns over high inflation and interest rates—will require advisors to recalibrate expectations as well as client portfolios.

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SRI has been attracting considerable interest in recent years—particularly among Millennials and younger investors who are more inclined to make money while feeling good about doing it. 

In addition to being guardians of the planet, socially responsible businesses are expected to treat their employees well, create products and services that are beneficial to society and steer clear of unethical business practices. But not all SRI f...

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Financial advisors are navigating increasingly complex waters when it comes to regulatory compliance thanks in large part to the digital revolution that has made compliance issues more numerous and complicated than ever. 

Compliance priorities have taken on a broader risk mandate to include ESG, cybersecurity, cloud computing and the potential theft of clients’ digital assets or personal information. And the SEC’s new rule governin...

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Fundamental to the delivery of wealth management services is a strong technology infrastructure that can manage the prospect to client journey in an elegant and digital approach. In order to do so, advisors need the latest tools that are helping firms deliver personalization at scale to differentiate their firms, increase capacity and drive business momentum. 

Listen to our panel of experts from the leading platforms innovating on ...

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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 … Continue reading Wealthies Circle Podcast: Top Strategies to Accelerate Growth in 2023 →
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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 … Continue reading Wealthies Circle Podcast: A Fiduciary’s Guide to Offering Insurance Services →
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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.  … Continue reading Wealthies Circle Podcast: When Planners Fail To Plan →
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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 … Continue reading Grow Your Brand Without Giving It Up with Carolyn Armitage →
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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 … Continue reading Adapting To Change With Fidelity Investments’ Amanda ...
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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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