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Laserfiche’s Award-Winning Vault and Cloud System –– With Linda Ding & Justin Pava

Laserfiche provides intelligent content management and business process automation to boost productivity, scale your business, and deliver a digital-first customer experience.

In this episode, David Armstrong, editor-in-chief at Wealthmanagement.com, talks to Linda Ding and Justin Pava about Laserfiche’s award-winning vault and cloud platform and how it helps financial professionals with their document management.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How Laserfiche’s vault and cloud system can better archive, automate, and organize your financial practice  
  • Why broker-dealer compliance is a breeze with the firm’s vault integration 
  • About the company’s AI automatic capture platform and its similarities to IPhone’s face-recognition feature 
  • About Laserfiche’s workflow bots and their ability to simplify manual tasks  
  • And more!

Tune in as Linda and Justin reveal how financial advisory firms and aspiring leaders can better integrate their vision towards an improved digital ecosystem!  

Resources:  WealthManagement.com | Laserfiche

New 401(k) Fee-for-Service Advice Program with Cetera –– With Jon Anderson & Kaci Skidgel

The new Fee-for-Service Advice Program at Cetera Financial Group provides financial professionals with holistic tools to help and support clients with their retirement-related finances. 

In this episode, David Armstrong, editor in chief at Wealthmanagement.com, talks to Jon Anderson and Kaci Skidgel. Today’s guests discuss their award-winning platform while providing insight into their firm’s financial wellness programs and how they can help improve financial outcomes while reducing its stress implications.  

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How the 401(k) Fee-for-Service Advice Program enhances the client-advisor relationship
  • How financial professionals can set their service charges and receive online payments 
  • About the benefits of Cetera’s financial wellness programs 
  • The role of advisors when financial issues impact employee performance 
  • And more!

Tune in to learn about Cetera’s 401(k) Fee-for-Service Advice Program! 

Resources:  WealthManagement.com | Cetera Financial Group  | Your Summit | Kaci Skidgel

Advanced Technology for Advisors with Practifi

With headquarters in Australia and a branch in Chicago, Practifi is a company that’s all about developing convenient technology for all busy financial advisors out there.

Listen in as David Armstrong, Editor and Chief at Wealthmanagement.com, and Practifi’s Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer, Adrian Johnstone, talk about his company’s technological customer relationship management (CRM) approach and the advanced platform-building experience.  

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How Practifi can help financial advisors achieve an integrated professional experience
  • Ways the firm’s technology better connects remote-located workforce 
  • The company’s automation and customization approach  
  • And more!

Tune in as Adrian discusses the financial services technological ecosystem in both the American and Australian markets! 

Resources:  WealthManagement.com | Practifi

Ep 10 – RPA is Tying Your Documents Together — With Linda Ding

Is technology becoming more of a hindrance than a help?  Are you looking for something to tie all your document-centric processes together so you have more face time with your clients?

In this episode, Tim Welsh, president of Nexus Strategy, speaks with Linda Ding, Director of Strategic Marketing at Laserfiche. Laserfiche won an Industry Award in 2019 for Technology Providers: Documentation Management with their Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Initiative.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Laserfiche allows advisors to streamline their document processing 
  • Why integration is at the top of the list of tech challenges for advisors
  • If we are past the point of no return with the adoption of technology in financial services
  • Where is Laserfiche looking to further integrate AI 
  • And more!

Listen in and open up to technology, and how it can make your business more productive.

Resources: WealthManagement.com | Laserfiche | WealthManagement.com Industry Awards


Ep 9 – How’s Innovative Technology Helping Financial Advisors – With Kelly Waltrich and Eric Clark

Most of us have access to online banking, which allows us to freely keep track of all of our financial information. But what about having online access to the different things we plan with our financial advisors? 

Mentioning that in these times, it’s crucial to have an interactive client portal with different portfolio and planning information, Tim Welsh from Wealth Management is joined by Eric Clark and Kelly Waltrich, both from Orion Advisor Tech, and together they explain how are the emerging financial platforms helping their firm.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Astros: A software that allows customers to check their portfolios from anywhere and at any time. 
  • Slack: The tool that allows social connection in these times of social distancing 
  • The role of existing online platforms in easing and facilitating workload
  • Automation and robots for communication and marketing purposes: Why they could never replace real advisors
  • And more!

Join Eric and Kelly now to learn how technology is helping financial advisors.

Resources:  Wealth ManagementWealthTech Winners Circle Podcast | Orion Advisor Tech

Ep 8 – Tech Opportunities for Today’s Advisors –– With Michelle Feinstein

With everything going on in the world today, are you struggling to choose the platform right for you? Find a partner to help you navigate the digital tools required to give your all to that client experience. 

In this episode, Tim Welsh, president of Nexus Strategy and consultant to the Wealthies, speaks with Michelle Feinstein, a director in technology at BNY Mellon Pershing. Pershing won two Wealthies in 2019: one in the Custodians Corporate Social Responsibility/Diversity category for Pershing’s Financial Literacy Program and the second one in the Technology Providers: Innovative Platforms category for their investor biometric payment acknowledgment. Now, Michelle uncovers valuable practices to assist advisors in leveraging solutions to grow, scale, and compete in this age where being efficient and going digital is of the utmost importance.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How biometrics are making office procedures more efficient
  • Why there is currently a big push to leverage mobile capability
  • What tech challenges Michelle sees advisors struggling with
  • Whether advisors and robots can exist in this industry at the same time
  • How advisors can lighten their workload to spend more time being personable with clients
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn how adopting technology can streamline your workload and give your clients a better experience.

Resources:  WealthManagement.com | BNY Mellon | Pershing

Ep 7- Tech Assisting Advisors Now More Than Ever — With Stuart DePina

Do you struggle with being able to connect with your clients? Did you know that AI enables advisors to stay in touch with their clients in any space the client chooses? Are you ready for that?

In this episode, David Armstrong, Editor in Chief at Wealthmanagement.com, speaks with Stuart DePina, Chief Executive at Envestnet Data & Analytics. Envestnet won a Wealthies award in 2019 for TAMPs: Model Marketplaces – Multi-Asset Strategist Due Diligence Reports, they were also finalists in several other categories.   

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Envestnet strives to make the Model Marketplace better
  • Why advisors that are leveraging technology face challenges with scale
  • Where Envestnet can further assist advisors in the years to come
  • What percentage of available data are advisors not making the best use of
  • And more!

Listen in and open up to technology, and how it can make your business more productive.

Resources: WealthManagement.com | Envestnet | WealthManagement.com Industry Awards

Ep 6- Bringing You the Latest in Innovation- Jon Patullo

In this episode, David Armstrong Editor in Chief of Wealthmangement.com, talks with Jon Patullo, from TD Ameritrade, who won a 2019 Wealthies award for Chief Technology Officer of the Year (Custodians est $25B and over). They go in-depth about the technological innovations that TD Ameritrade has implemented for its over 7000 advisors utilizing 175 different integrations under the umbrella of their VEO One platform.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How did TD Ameritrade revolutionize tech for advisors
  • What are advisors looking from technology
  • What does the desktop of the future look like for advisors
  • How companies use AI today and where it is going
  • And more!

Tune in now and know that at TD Ameritrade, there are 175 technology teams bringing innovation to their advisors.

Resources:  WealthManagement.com | TD Ameritrade | WealthManagement.com Industry Awards


Ep 5 – Providing a Better Advisor & Client Experience – Steve Leivent

In this episode, Tim Welsh, President of Nexus Strategy and consultant to the Wealthies, speaks with Steve Leivent Senior VP at SS&C Advent Advisory responsible for the business development of Black Diamond. In 2019, SS&C Advent was a double Wealthies winner. They won an award for their Best Client Portal – Black Diamond Wealth Platform as well as Best Portfolio Management, Accounting, and Performance Reporting – Black Diamond Wealth Platform.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How SS&C is continuing to assist advisors with their client experience
  • From the tech perspective, what are some of the advisors biggest challenges
  • Why it is essential to keep your tech stack up to date
  • What the future holds for Black Diamond
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn how to streamline your business functions to create a better client experience

Resources:  WealthManagement.com | SS&C Advent | WealthManagement.com Industry Awards

Ep 4: Are You Automating These 5 Critical Growth Objectives Yet? –– With Robert Sofia of Snappy Kraken

Are you automating your high-value and time-consuming activities so that you can focus on what your most qualified to do?

In this episode, Tim Welsh, president of Nexus Strategy and consultant to the Wealthies, speaks with the co-founder and CEO of Snappy Kraken, Robert Sofia. Snappy Kraken won two Wealthies in 2019: Social Media Leadership for their Visual Insights Digital Campaigns and the other for Chief Marketing Officer of the Year. Now, Robert uncovers valuable practices that advisors can automate and why he believes we’re close to a time when spending hours on a financial plan will be obsolete.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Where the name Snappy Kraken originated from –– and advice for advisors who are choosing a company name
  • Five key practices that Snappy Kraken helps advisors automate
  • What tech challenges Robert sees Advisors struggling with
  • Examples of how to provide a great technology experience for clients
  • Whether advisors and robots can exist in this industry at the same time
  • What to consider before working with a tech company that uses AI
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn how adopting technology can streamline your workload and give your clients a better experience.

Resources:  WealthManagement.com | Snappy Kraken