Asset Manager Viability Requires Diversification

financial management growth It’s not uncommon for asset management firms to be highly concentrated, with a significant portion of their revenues coming from relatively few clients or products. From a business management standpoint, it is both risky and irresponsible. Just ask Northern Cross. Read more »

Technology is Changing the Playing Field (and the Players)

The unalterable trends transforming the asset management industry are forcing firms to question their business models with many scrambling to maintain relevance in an evolving value chain. Driven by the growth of low-cost investments and other pricing pressures, the long-entrenched dynamics of the advisor/asset manager relationship are changing. Read more »

What Does Your Online Presence Say About You?

fund manager search engine optimization You have an online presence, either intentionally or unintentionally, or both. Go ahead and “Google” yourself or the name of your firm. Does anything come up on the first page of search results? Keep looking, you’re there, somewhere. Hopefully it is your website that shows up, and hopefully it is somewhere on the first couple of pages of the search. If not, consider these strategies so clients, prospects and other important people can find you easily. Read more »

Casey Quirk: 2019 is a Pivotal Year for Asset Managers

A weakening market and increasing volatility are continuing to expose the soft underbelly of the asset management industry. After a decade of year-over-year growth in AUM, managers have reached a critical juncture where a transitioning market can no longer mask the lack of organic growth, which is vital to sustainable profits. What are managers to do? Read more »

Stop Making These Mistakes When Talking to Gatekeepers

Getting in front of gatekeepers of institutional, wirehouse, broker-dealer and RIA firms is essential. But not all portfolio managers are prepared for the conversations. While anyone can get through a 30 minute meeting, increase the odds of a second meeting by avoiding these mistakes. Read more »

Asset Managers’ Advance into Digital Coming Up Short

As more asset managers embrace digital technologies, few are connecting the dots between technologies which results in a disjointed approach to marketing, sales and client servicing. Good news is they are making progress, according to a recent industry survey. Read more »

Don’t Write This in a “Cold” Email

marketing automation firm for asset management I just received this "cold" email and wanted to share it (along with some pointers) with you. This is a great example of what not to write in an email. The sender claims to be a "digital marketing expert." Would you buy from him? Read more »