September 25, 2017
Financial advisors are strengthening their marketing, not because of robo-advisors, but because these traditional advisors want to aggressively compete. And they believe they have a strong value proposition for women.
September 07, 2017
For websites, boutique asset managers are often at a competitive disadvantage compared to bigger firms with deep pockets and large digital marketing teams. The good news, however, is that it doesn’t take a huge investment of capital or time to create a robust website that enables advisors and institutional investors to research your products, your investment processes, and your team. Employing seven cost-effective strategies can create a better user experience that can help generate leads—and increase inflows.
September 05, 2017
In the most recent Ultimus Client Summit, mutual fund industry attendees seized opportunities to gain expert advice on topics that resonate with many within the industry. One topic in particular, Real World Marketing, hit home as expert panelists shared stories and advice regarding the environment of marketing for mutual funds. Dan Sondhelm shared his insight on the panel.
August 31, 2017
If you can establish yourself as an expert in your industry, potential clients and customers will inherently trust you more – and equally beneficial, bloggers and reporters will also respond to you more warmly if you’re seen as an industry leader. Interested in becoming more of a thought leader in 2018? Dan Sondhelm and other marketing gurus share their best ideas.
August 16, 2017
If your firm isn’t using social media in its marketing mix, you’re missing out on a valuable, cost-effective resource institutional investors are increasingly relying on to aid in their investment education and due diligence processes.
August 08, 2017
Do asset managers—big, boutique and growing—need yet another new share class? The answer is yes if you want to be fiduciary-friendly.
August 07, 2017
Investors shopping for mutual funds or ETFs look at past performance. So, as an asset manager, understand that putting your best foot forward may not include trailing data. Instead, rolling periods are used by sophisticated investors to better understand how your strategy performs over different time periods over time. Some stories resonate better this way. Dan Sondhelm commented for this story.
August 01, 2017
A growing number of fund companies realize that Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) firms are the future of the intermediary business. This is a challenge for fund distribution teams, since traditional product-focused email marketing campaigns and wholesaler “greet, meet and eat” strategies that work in broker/dealers don’t align with a business model where fiduciary responsibilities, rather than commissions, guide investment recommendations.
August 01, 2017
While more investment advisors are pivoting back toward actively managed funds, it’s low-fee funds and ETFs that are seeing a majority of the flows, according to Broadridge Financial Solutions in a recent report. Industry analysts, including Dan Sondhelm, commented for the story.