MUST READ – FCG’S NEW BOOK! MONEY, MEANING, AND MINDSETS: RADICAL REFORM FOR THE INVESTMENT INDUSTRY. Partners Jim Ware, Keith Robinson and Michael Falk have teamed up to write a vision for the investment world. One that suggests the changes needed to make the profession a “noble calling.” Whatever role you play in the investment world, you’ll want to hear this fresh take on asset management in the New Era. Click here to download a free pdf copy. The book version is available on CreateSpace and Amazon.
NEW WHITE PAPER! “TEAMING EFFECTIVELY: 3 KEY FACTORS.” Studying collaboration in 28 teams from the investment industry, FCG has confirmed that three factors from our “Team Scorecard” explain top performance. Given the intense competition in the industry, all firms must up their games. And not just in the investment functions, but all the “tribes:” sales, marketing, client-facing, operations, IT and so on. We show that the three factors explain quality results at a high confidence level. If you want to thrive, not just survive, in this new environment, be sure to read this new paper.
HIT IT AND QUIT IT (HIQI) WEBINAR – May 18 at 12pm CT: Dealing with Today’s Industry Pressures: From the indices to quants (the real margin killer), what’s an active manager and their team to do when “this too shall pass” and shouting “SERENITY NOW” don’t work? How about raising your game and lowering your fees? Or, at least raising your game and aligning your fees? Join Michael Falk to learn about his take-aways from some great active management teams and some (not so) wacky pricing ideas. Click here to register.
LESSONS ON LEADERSHIP (LOL): Open and Productive Debates. Click here to read our new LOL on this topic.
QUOTE TO CONSIDER: “The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.” — Colin Powell