Paradigm shift: Are we really heading towards a Kodak moment?

Posted by Pierre-Yves Rahari on 9th October 2019

As Helena Morrissey prepares to move to a new role, she leaves the Investment Management industry with a stark warning to address the pressing issues of technology, trust and talent if it is to survive and avoid the grim fate of Kodak

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Culture and Governance: When the regulator acts as an agent of change

Posted by Luuk Jacobs and Pierre-Yves Rahari on 20th August 2019

Looking at the recent Woodford Funds saga, where unauthorised illiquid securities have somehow been forced into a UCITS Funds, one cannot help but wonder whether any lessons have been learned in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. Why are scandals resulting from a lack of strong conduct and governance still taking place? Are there any hopes of culture may change in the Investment Management industry?

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The importance of culture in post-merger

Posted by Pierre-Yves Rahari and Rob Carter on 7th August 2019

The list of high-profile Investment Management integrations is ever increasing as the trend towards consolidation in the industry continues unabated. We have worked in the industry for many years and experienced the various facets of merger & acquisitions both directly and through working with firms. The insight we have developed has informed our methodology and pragmatic approach.

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Why does culture matter for the Investment Management industry?

Posted by Pierre-Yves Rahari on 18th July 2019

Why does culture matter and what does it mean? Let’s borrow from Groysberg & Al. to define culture: “Culture is the tacit social order of an organization: It shapes attitudes and behaviours in wide-ranging and durable ways. ” Why is this relevant to the Investment Management industry?

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The Capital Markets Union: a land of opportunities for Asset Managers

Posted by Colin Ng and Pierre-Yves Rahari on 12th June 2019

Juncker once famously said “Borders are the worst invention ever made by politicians”.

Since taking up office in 2014, his Commission has been addressing exactly that: Remove obstacles for sustained improvement to the economy which will benefit the European people, regardless of where they are located. This is embodied in Juncker’s ambitious Investment Plan for Europe.

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