Month: January 2024

Ep 103: Meet Your New Intern: Generative AI – With John Prendergast

Ep 103: Meet Your New Intern: Generative AI – With John Prendergast

How generative AI could transform your practice.

In this episode, Laura Gregg and David Partain talk with John Prendergast, co-
founder and CEO of Blueleaf. John puts the strengths (and shortcomings) of
generative AI into context for advisors – and suggests how this “lazy intern” should
be managed.

John discusses:
● What generative AI is, how it evolved, and what it’s capable of
● Some concerns and potential risks associated with generative AI in financial
● Why advisors need to learn about generative AI before using it with clients
● And more

FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds
The Augmented Advisor
How Financial Advisors Are Leveraging Outsourcing And What The SEC Has
To Say About It

The New York Times: Artificial Intelligence
The Imitation Game

Connect With John Prendergast:
LinkedIn: John Prendergast

Connect With Laura Gregg:
Laura Gregg’s LinkedIn

Connect With David Partain:
David Partain’s LinkedIn

About Our Guest:
John Prendergast is the co-founder and CEO of Blueleaf and is an active startup
advisor. He is also an experienced entrepreneur and senior executive. As part of 6
founding teams, he has led the product management, marketing, and finance
functions. His background in banking and wealth management has shaped the
vision for Blueleaf.

Ep 102: Coaching Parents Through Some Tough Lessons – With Sarah Newcomb, Ph.D.

Ep 102: Coaching Parents Through Some Tough Lessons – With Sarah Newcomb, Ph.D.

Helping clients address multiple objectives can be fraught with any number of misconceptions, ingrained assumptions, and fears. Laura Gregg and David Partain talked with Sarah Newcomb, Ph.D., founder of The Thrive Financial Empowerment Center, to talk about balancing the desire to finance children’s higher education with the need to work toward a secure retirement. Leaning into core tenets of behavioral investing, Sarah helps to clarify some of the psychological hurdles parents face in this situation and shares practical strategies to help advisors add value to the decision-making process.

Listen in as Dr. Newcomb discusses:

● Common preconceptions that may not serve the client or the children.

● Key points that can shift the narrative in the advisor/client dialogue

● The importance of including the child in the college finance discussion

● The opportunity for parents to model financial problem-solving

● How behavioral investing concepts are becoming core competencies in the advisory industry

● And more


Connect With Sarah Newcomb:

Connect With  Laura Gregg: 

Connect With  David Partain: 

About Our Guest:

Sarah Newcomb, Ph.D. is a behavioral economist and Founder of the Thrive Financial Empowerment Center. Through writing, speaking, and coaching, she teaches people of all stripes to build lives they love with the resources they have. As a subject matter expert, Dr. Newcomb has worked with corporate behavioral science teams at HelloWallet, Morningstar, and Edward Jones, where she helps financial advisors understand and respond to aspects of psychology that affect financial decisions. In all her roles, Sarah aims to adapt the findings of academic research to practical use in the financial lives of ordinary people, and to ground innovative approaches to financial advice in well-established psychological theory.