Enterprise wealth management technology is a lot like a jigsaw puzzle.  Technology, operating models and strategy all have to fit perfectly to make the picture appear.  And we've built our company to help clients put the right pieces together.


But 2020 seems to have shaken the box and more firms are now trying to fit in new pieces they didn't have before. Anything related to client portals, online access and digital experiences have become number one priorities.   


One great way to stay on top of new technology is attending online conferences and webinars. Here are a few upcoming events that I think you should attend:

  • Morningstar Investment Conference (Sep 16-17) - A terrific event for financial advisors who appreciate Morningstar products and research, are more hands on with investing, and want to learn about the future of advice. Click here to register. 
  • Euromoney Global Private Banking & Wealth Management (Oct 15) - This is a premier event that normally takes place in London. I'm moderating a panel called "The Hidden Value Proposition" which is about digital technology and AI impacting global wealth firms.  Click here to register.

Stay Engaged,
Craig

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Abraham is the founder and CEO of Timeline App, the next-gen retirement income software used by financial advisers to create and manage sustainable withdrawal strategies for their clients. As well as the book, ‘Beyond the 4% Rule: the science of retirement portfolios that last a lifetime‘, he has authored several industry papers and delivered talks to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), Personal Finance Society (PFS), The Association of British Insurers (ABI), Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) and several conferences in the UK, US, Ireland and Luxembourg.
 
 


#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 63: How to Avoid the "Race to Average" with AdviceTech.LIVE Moderators

How can financial advisors break out of the race to an average technology stack and avoid creating a bland client experience? Is it possible for technology to take the place of empathy and can a virtual technology conference become a catalyst to improve diversity in financial services?  Financial advisor technology is turning into a race to average.

This was a group discussion among the moderators for the upcoming AdviceTech.LIVE conference:


 
 


Yaela is a culture junkie who loves art, laughing at her own jokes, eclectic places and interesting people. As a founder of InvestCloud, she is exceedingly proud of their culture, innovation, design and all the fun they have while building beautiful things. Her product role serves as a platform to further InvestCloud’s shared vision and create value for their clients. Yaela is happiest when eating ice cream and talking about InvestCloud – reach out to her any time to share in either.

 
 
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Podcasts I'm Listening To:

I thought I would share a few non-wealth, non-fintech podcasts with you, since I expect everyone is going to have a lot more time on their hands and could use some distractions from work and the news!

 
 

 

 

Hosts Torie Happe and Johnny Sandquist talk about fintech trends in the wealth management industry... and tacos.
 
As the name implies, this podcast is about banks, bank technology, digital payments, regulations, challenger banks and a whole lot more. One of the top fintech podcasts in the world.
 
 

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Craig is currently accepting invitations to speak at in-person (if possible) & virtual events in 2020.
Please send inquires to elana@ezragroupllc.com

 
 

About Ezra Group Consulting


Craig Iskowitz founded Ezra Group in 2005 to provide unbiased advice on technology, business and marketing strategy to wealth managers, TAMPs and fintech providers. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Fee-based Advisory Platform Implementation & Optimization 
  • Competitive & Market Analysis 
  • RFP's & Vendor Selection 
  • Target Operating Models
  • Original Content Development

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