Tech Tools for Sales (Part 1)

Your sales team shouldn’t spend time researching RIA and broker-dealer web sites and conducting fruitless email marketing and cold call campaigns to advisors who are unlikely to use your strategies and mutual funds. There are a wide variety of technologies that can improve the quality and efficiency of your sales and marketing efforts. In the first of this two-part series, I’ll summarize services that can help you identify growth opportunities in different channels and discover insights around fund flows and specific customers. Read more »

Public Relations: Turning “Buzz” into New Business

Telling Your Investment Story As the number of boutique asset managers have proliferated over the years, it’s getting harder for even the best-performing shops to gain traction among advisors and institutions. While your firm’s direct marketing efforts are critical for generating inflows, an effective way to build the kind “buzz” around your firm that generates additional leads is through Read more »

Six Key Issues International Asset Managers Must Consider Before Breaking Ground in the U.S.

Foreign boutique and name-brand asset managers want to offer their expertise and products to U.S. investors. The AUM potential is strong. The biggest challenges? Figuring out the best way to establish their U.S. presence and build awareness and traction among investors and financial advisors. If your firm is thinking about setting up shop in the U.S., here are six key issues you need to consider before you make your move. Read more »

Asset Management Martech Stack Insights and Trends

Curious how investment marketers are using and prioritizing their marketing technology stacks? Download our latest research that uncovers how and why technology is essential for stronger client and prospect engagement, yet is challenging for many firms to implement. Read more »

Identifying the Intangibles that Could Derail a Promising Merger

A merger opportunity often looks great on paper. Each side has its unique strengths which, when combined, could produce a competitive asset management powerhouse. But balance sheets, track records, compensation comparisons and valuations only tell part of the story. A transaction that looks awesome to those in the C-suite could be disastrous if it results in the loss of your most important assets - your key personnel. Here are a few “red flags” you may need to think about. Read more »

Asset Managers Agree, Brand and Reputation are Critical Factors in Growth

Part 3 of a 3-part series focuses on reputation and branding to help boutique asset managers increase their visibility and authority so their story gets heard.. This article was summarized from our recent webinar, in collaboration with UMB Fund Services, “Pandemic, Strategic Plans and Growth” which shares actionable insights from industry leaders going all-in on growth in 2022. Read more »

The Shifting Landscape of Distribution and Sales

Part 2 of a 3-part series focuses on opportunities and trends with distribution and sales teams to help boutique asset managers thrive. This article was summarized from our recent webinar, in collaboration with UMB Fund Services, “Pandemic, Strategic Plans and Growth” which shares actionable insights from industry leaders going all-in on growth in 2022. Read more »

Finding a Strategic Partner for Access to Distribution

Part 1 of a 3-part series focuses on finding a merger, fund adoption or subadvisory partner to help boutique asset managers thrive. This article was summarized from our recent webinar, in collaboration with UMB Fund Services, “Pandemic, Strategic Plans and Growth” which shares actionable insights from industry leaders going all-in on growth in 2022. Read more »