In this episode of WealthTech Unwrapped, Ned engages in a captivating discussion with Christian Kronseder, Founder and CEO of ALLINDEX, a company that specializes in crafting custom indexes and thematic portfolio constructions. Tune in as they explore entrepreneurship, the evolution of personalized investment platforms, and reflections on trends in the financial industry.
Drawing his expertise in AI from his previous career and guest lecturing, he highlights the importance of transparency in the use of AI-powered tools. This philosophy is incorporated into his business. Instead of creating AI-optimized portfolios, AI is used to support research into building portfolios, thereby reinforcing credibility via source authentication.
The discussion moves on to what can be done for people who struggle with wealth. What can be done to make investing accessible for all? Christian believes that from a technological and financial engineering standpoint, solutions exist. The challenge is how companies bridge these solutions and connect with millions of potential retail users. There is a massive opportunity in Asia markets to serve mass retail customers. While fractional share investing is part of the answer, it’s not the complete solution.
Transitioning to their roles as founders, they discuss the emotional rollercoaster of entrepreneurship. Christian stresses persistence and preparedness with a Plan B. They emphasize the significance of visionary business outlooks and Christian’s desire to catalyze positive change in investment practices over the next five years.