Culture is pivotal because it plays a key role in determining how firms make decisions to achieve their business objectives. Culture is at the heart of competitive advantage today; this is particularly the case for investment firms where people and their judgments are the chief assets. A firm’s culture creates the context and incentive structure to support an investment process based on a longer time horizon, a collaborative team approach that can integrate diverse insights and robust risk management. Culture also underpins business decisions, including talent management, strategy and capacity management. A strong culture in investment management firms is a requirement for sustainable alpha-generation.
Millennials may be the most important demographic in the marketplace today—and the most misunderstood. However, because of their size (85 million) and spending power ($1.3 trillion), the Millennial generation is already reshaping the marketplace and will continue to do so for years to come. In the first part of this illustrated report, you’ll discover how to reach this important business segment and how to get their business.
Although strategic income funds offer great advantages and can play a key role in your portfolio, it is important to understand how they interact with the rest of your holdings. Read our take on how to use these funds wisely.