Team Infrastructure Considerations

Managers come in all shapes and sizes and have a variety of histories. Regardless, institutions are looking to work with stable, well structured organizations. Depending on firm structure and history, here are the types of team hurdles managers should be prepared to address: Key man/woman, or married couples’ business ownership and/or portfolio management Family business… Read More

Make an Impact!

Our world is changing rapidly. This is not a new scenario. What is new, however, is the change in sentiment in the good old United States of America. Never before has there been such a climate of social consciousness. The silver lining in a series of dark clouds related to a confluence of national and… Read More

Never ‘Again’

Never ‘Again’

The customer is always right. That is what we are taught in Business 101. Of course, we know it is not the case. Yet it is an important element of business acumen. As important as ‘know your customer’ and many others we all seek to keep in mind when interacting with prospects and customers alike.… Read More

Experience Is Never Perfect

When things look too good to be true, they typically are. Firms often want to hide their flaws: investments that didn’t work, changes to process that went undocumented, blips in the track record, regulatory events, organizational changes, and so on. Burying details is ill-advised. Institutional investment management research professionals want to work with investment managers… Read More

Market Changes: Platform Rationalization and Replacement Searches

The world has changed, and the investment management landscape has changed along with it. While the 2000s were spent by organizations building out extensive and diversified platforms of investment options, the 2010s have been spent unwinding them. Easiest to unwind is liquid and separately managed account structures, but private equity, venture and limited partnership investments… Read More