Connor Prendergast

Deciding what to automate is as simple as 1 2 3.

Deciding what to automate is as simple as 1 2 3.

Personal automation doesn’t always give you more free time. You need to be intentional in deciding what to automate to avoid creating more work. To start thinking critically about automation, ask yourself these simple questions:

  1. Does the task require your personal attention to get done?
  2. Does the task consume lots of time?
  3. Can you avoid too much personalization? 
Automate Your Daily Routines

Automate Your Daily Routines

The most successful businesses outsource or automate everything possible so they can spend time where it creates the most value for them.

As wealth managers, we all know this intuitively yet we still do things by hand that could be automated. Often it’s because we just don’t know how to automate the task. We’re here to help fix that.…

tech savvy

Think your clients aren’t tech savvy? Think again…

“My clients aren’t tech savvy.”

Many advisors throw around the claim “My clients aren’t tech savvy” as if they know what they’re talking about. If you find yourself saying this, know that you’re making an assumption. It’s not based on facts. Regardless of how confident you feel or how much you think you know your clients, this statement is not widely true.…

Defeating The Silent Advisor Killer

Defeating The Silent Advisor Killer

Is this viewpoint nuts?

Some time ago, I wrote about the Silent Advisor Killer – Cost of Acquiring Clients (CAC). In the discussion that followed, there were a number of advisors that disagreed with worrying about the relationship between CAC and the first year margin (FYM) earned from a client. An argument against the importance of the relationship between CAC and FYM went like this:

Bryan’s comment:

“I hope my competition views it this way.

How To Introduce New Technology To Your Clients

How To Introduce New Technology To Your Clients

Introducing new technology to clients is a challenge.

Let’s face it, whether you are a technophile with all the latest gadgets or someone who has just started to hear about a new company called Instagram, most of us are not experts at consumer behavior with technology. So rolling out new systems for your clients may create a little apprehension.…

The Augmented Advisor: Scaling Efficiency and Margins

The Augmented Advisor: Scaling Efficiency and Margins

This interview was originally published on WealthTech Club

An Interview with John Prendergast, Blueleaf CEO

The wealth management world has changed, and it makes us queasy.

According to the KPMG report “Forging the Future,” the top source of disruption in the financial industry is emerging financial technology (FinTech). Historically, there has been a human layer between clients and their finances whether that was to access information or to execute transactions rather than customers having direct access via technology.…