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Elliot Weissbluth featured on InvestmentNews: The biggest challenge facing RIAs is ...

by on June 21, 2018

Elliot Weissbluth, Founder & CEO of HighTower, talks with InvestmentNews’ Matt Ackermann about some of the key operational challenges plaguing RIAs today at the 2018 Pershing INSITE conference. He explains that increased regulatory scrutiny, evolving technology and the ever-changing complexity of the investment universe will continue to take RIAs away from focusing on serving their […]

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In Age of Fintech, People are More Important than Ever

by on July 19, 2017

According to a recent LinkedIn survey, 25% of finance professionals are worried about losing their jobs due to automation. Their fears are not misplaced, or unique to the industry. Just as technology hollowed out American manufacturing and eliminated the middle-man in commerce, it’s driving significant disruption and disintermediation on Wall Street. New technologies are squeezing […]

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This Is What the Uberization of Financial Services Looks Like

by on March 16, 2016

In this series, professionals debate the state – and future – of their industry. Read more here, then write your own #MyIndustry post. 2016 could be the year that financial advice “goes indie.” That’s why the hottest job in my industry this year isn’t a new gig: it’s the independent financial advisor. At the end of 2014, the big […]

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State of Financial Services: Everyone Wins When We Combine High-Touch with High-Tech

by on June 12, 2015

In this series, professionals debate the state – and future – of their industry. Read all the posts here and write your own (use #MyIndustry in the body of your post). Financial services (my industry) is on the verge of a renaissance: a resurgence of sophisticated human thought, service and guidance supported by unprecedented technological innovation. Prepare to witness the rise […]

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#GigEconomy

by on April 30, 2015

Posted by: Matthias Paul Kuhlmey As featured at HuffingtonPost.com http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matthias-paul-kuhlmey/gigeconomy_b_7172746.html At least to me, MTV is still cool–and now, apparently, so are hashtags. Today’s #youth (that’s “hashtag youth”) won’t remember, but it was revolutionary when the once exclusively music-video-blasting television channel created reality TV, with the debut of The Real World in 1992. It did not end […]

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Collective Wisdom – MoneyLife Radio Show

by on October 15, 2014

Posted by: Matthias Paul Kuhlmey How is technology impacting the evolution of consumer spending? This morning, it was a great pleasure to make an appearance on Chuck Jaffe’s MoneyLife Show, along with my colleagues, Richard Steinberg and Matt Harris, to discuss “disruptive” technologies, the significant impact such advancements have on our lives, and how to approach investing within the […]

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HighTower Named #13 on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 List

by on August 20, 2012

CHICAGO, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — HighTower, the nation’s first advisor-owned financial services firm serving wealthy families and institutional clients, has been named #13 on the prestigious Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America in 2012.  This achievement places HighTower among an elite group of companies such as Microsoft, Vizio, Intuit, Oracle and Zappos, […]

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