Category Archives: Investing

Episode 39 – Can Financial Technology Catch Alexa? – with Doug Fritz



This episode of Permission to Succeed features Doug Heikkinen and Doug Fritz, founder & CEO of F2 Strategy, discussing financial technology and how financial advisors should be thinking about it, evaluating their options, and planning for the future. They also talk about how Doug’s passion for helping people led him to found F2 Strategy, and advice he has for others looking to make the leap and start their own companies.

In this podcast, you will hear:

  • How FinTech is playing catch-up to investor expectations in a world of Alexa and rideshare apps
  • How to know if you have good technology in place
  • The importance of purposefully making and adapting to change to build the muscle memory necessary to do it again and again
  • Key points to consider when evaluating new technology solutions

 

RESOURCES:  F2 Strategy 


Episode 38 – Success is Built on “We” with Ross Marino



This episode of Permission to Succeed features Doug Heikkinen and Ross Marino, a financial planner and the Founder & CEO of Advisor2X, discussing how advisors are excited about transitioning many aspects of their businesses to grow and stay relevant.

In this podcast, you will learn about:

  • The reversal of traditional planning relationships – yes, clients still need help with their portfolios, but planners are focusing more on their clients’ life events and meeting their needs at each stage. 
  • The greying of advisors is not necessarily forcing them out. Excitement around new ways of business is keeping them engaged.
  • How Ross’s commitment to helping Advisors learn led him to start Advisor2X.
  • Why you should consider attending the Retirement & Longevity Conference.

 

RESOURCES:  Advisor2X | Retirement & Longevity Summit


Episode 37 – The Importance of Diversity of Thought – with Michael Saliba



Recorded live at IMPACT 2019®, this episode of Permission to Succeed features Doug Heikkinen and Michael Saliba, Director of Marketing at Baillie Gifford, discussing Baillie Gifford’s history, their commitment to creating a culture of diversity of thought, and how that benefits Advisors.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Baillie Gifford’s story – it may be new to you, but it has been around for more than 100 years;
  • The advantage of hiring people who think beyond and outside the financial services industry;
  • How following innovation can help make the world a better place and provide good investment opportunities for advisors.

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IRIS Media Works recorded 16 Permission to Succeed podcasts from our pop-up podcast “studio” in the Discovery Data booth at IMPACT 2019. Fueled by coffee and the conference energy swirling around us, we had a great time talking to leaders from across the financial services industry. Thank you to Discovery Data and to our guests for participating in this grand experiment. We hope you enjoy and learn from these conversations as much as we did.

 

RESOURCES: Baillie Gifford| Actual Investors| Baillie Gifford LinkedIn | Discovery Data


Episode 36 – Adapt Through Education – with Sean Walters



Recorded live at IMPACT® 2019, this episode of Permission to Succeed features Doug Heikkinen and Sean Walters, CEO of the Investments and Wealth Institute, discussing importance of being a life-long learner, and how education can help Advisors adapt to meet clients’ changing needs.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why IMCA changed its name to the Investments & Wealth Institute.
  • The three mega issues – the Three Cs – tracked by the Investments & Wealth Institute board, and how they affect the Advisor community.
  • Why continuing education is important to Advisors.
  • There is always opportunity to change careers within our industry, and how that is a good thing for young advisors.

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IRIS Media Works recorded 16 Permission to Succeed podcasts from our pop-up podcast “studio” in the Discovery Data booth at IMPACT 2019. Fueled by coffee and the conference energy swirling around us, we had a great time talking to leaders from across the financial services industry. Thank you to Discovery Data and to our guests for participating in this grand experiment. We hope you enjoy and learn from these conversations as much as we did.

RESOURCES: Investments & Wealth Institute | Investments & Wealth Institute LinkedIn | Discovery Data


Episode 35 – Make Your Foray Into the Digital World an Evolution, Not a Revolution — With Yaela Shamberg



There’s a digital transformation happening that a lot of money managers know they need to get on. They need a digital roadmap, and they need to start their journey. But they’re not sure how. 

In a live recording at the Charles Schwab IMPACT 2019 conference, Doug Heikkinen speaks with Yaela Shamberg, chief product officer and co-founder at InvestCloud, about the digital platform where money owners, money managers, and asset-service providers can cherry-pick the apps that will best suit theirs and their clients’ needs. This is a conversation that encourages financial professionals to start using a digital strategy that will help them serve clients at every life stage. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Where InvestCloud first got their start
  • Recommendations for approaching a new digital strategy
  • The definition of digital empathy 
  • What impact longer lifespans might have on future wealth transfers
  • And more!

Tune in now and get inspired to join the digital transformation! 

Resources:  IRIS.xyz | InvestCloud | Yaela Shamberg | InvestCloud Twitter | Discovery Data 

 


Episode 34 – The Value of Self Reflection in Times of Change – with Christian McCormick, CFA



Recorded live at IMPACT® 2019, this episode of Permission to Succeed features Doug Heikkinen and Christian McCormick, Director & Senior Product Specialist, discussing Allianz Global Investors’ long history of ESG investing and it has evolved.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How the changing environment led Allianz to look closely at and articulate even more clearly their value proposition for Advisors.
  • How ESG investing has evolved in the last 20 years, and how it continues to change today.
  • How using an ESG framework can help in analyzing risk.
  • Why Christian is excited for the future of this industry.

 

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IRIS Media Works recorded 16 Permission to Succeed podcasts from our pop-up podcast “studio” in the Discovery Data booth at IMPACT 2019. Fueled by coffee and the conference energy swirling around us, we had a great time talking to leaders from across the financial services industry. Thank you to Discovery Data and to our guests for participating in this grand experiment. We hope you enjoy and learn from these conversations as much as we did.

 

RESOURCES: Allianz Global Investors| Allianz Global Investors LinkedIn | Discovery Data


Episode 33 – Looking for Value Beyond the Corporate Giants – with Ali Motamed



Recorded live at IMPACT 2019® this episode of Permission to Succeed features Doug Heikkinen and Invenomic Founder, Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager, Ali Motamed, discussing the story behind Invenomic and their commitment to active investing and searching for value.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Invenomic came to be, and what they’ve learned along the way.
  • Why they focus on active investing and seek out value in non-saturated industries with room to grow.
  • Ali’s perspective on what happens to big companies and the indices they dominate when there’s no more room for growth.
  • How Ali’s focus and journey from building a baseball card collection with his allowance to founding Invenomic has shaped who he is and how he and his company approach business.

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IRIS Media Works recorded 16 Permission to Succeed podcasts from our pop-up podcast “studio” in the Discovery Data booth at IMPACT 2019 Fueled by coffee and the conference energy swirling around us, we had a great time talking to leaders from across the financial services industry. Thank you to Discovery Data and to our guests for participating in this grand experiment. We hope you enjoy and learn from these conversations as much as we did.

 

RESOURCES: Invenomic | Discovery Data


Episode 32 – Thriving in Volatile Times – with Kevin Guerette



Recorded live at IMPACT® 2019, this episode of Permission to Succeed features Doug Heikkinen and Kevin Guerette, President at Ultimus Fund Solutions, discussing trends he sees in the industry, what is going on at Ultimus Fund Solutions, and what they do to help smaller funds get started.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why active managers thrive in times of volatility.
  • Why there is disparity in the top 50 ETF producers.
  • Why mutual funds are less expensive to administer than ETFs.
  • Kevin’s advice for people thinking about starting an asset management firm.

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IRIS Media Works recorded 16 Permission to Succeed podcasts from our pop-up podcast “studio” in the Discovery Data booth at IMPACT 2019. Fueled by coffee and the conference energy swirling around us, we had a great time talking to leaders from across the financial services industry. Thank you to Discovery Data and to our guests for participating in this grand experiment. We hope you enjoy and learn from these conversations as much as we did.

RESOURCES: Ultimus Fund Solutions | Ultimus Fund Solutions LinkedIn | Discovery Data


Episode 31 – The Evolution of the Advisor – with Christopher Crawford



Recorded live at IMPACT® 2019, this episode of Permission to Succeed features Doug Heikkinen and Christopher Crawford, National Director of Strategic Relationships at Buffalo Funds, discussing how Advisors are evolving and staying more relevant than ever in today’s environment, and how Buffalo Funds is working to meet their needs.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why advisors are becoming “life managers”.
  • How Advisors are preparing for the next generation of wealth.
  • Why Advisors continue to win in the robo era
  • The need for younger individuals to join our industry, and the advice Chris has for them

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IRIS Media Works recorded 16 Permission to Succeed podcasts from our pop-up podcast “studio” in the Discovery Data booth at IMPACT 2019. Fueled by coffee and the conference energy swirling around us, we had a great time talking to leaders from across the financial services industry. Thank you to Discovery Data and to our guests for participating in this grand experiment. We hope you enjoy and learn from these conversations as much as we did.

RESOURCES: Buffalo Funds | Buffalo Funds LinkedIn | Discovery Data

 


Episode 30 –– Helping Clients Achieve Goals Through Charitable Giving – with Kim Laughton



Recorded live at IMPACT® 2019, this episode of Permission to Succeed features Doug Heikkinen and Schwab Charitable President Kim Laughton discussing Charles Schwab’s laser focus on doing what’s right for the client, Schwab Charitable’s 20-year history, and how proud they are to help advisors and their clients meet both financial and philanthropic goals.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why advisors should offer charitable solutions as part of their practice
  • How donor-advised funds have democratized charitable giving
  • How Kim’s journey led her to financial services, and how she sees the industry becoming more diverse.

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IRIS Media Works recorded 16 Permission to Succeed podcasts from our pop-up podcast “studio” in the Discovery Data booth at IMPACT 2019. Fueled by coffee and the conference energy swirling around us, we had a great time talking to leaders from across the financial services industry. Thank you to Discovery Data and to our guests for participating in this grand experiment. We hope you enjoy and learn from these conversations as much as we did.

RESOURCES: Schwab Charitable | Schwab Charitable LinkedIn | Kim Laughton LinkedIn | Discovery Data