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What The CFA Exam Can Teach You About Marketing

You might have heard of how gruesome preparing for a CFA exam can be. To make matters worse there are three exams to get through, assuming you don’t fail any (chances are you will). The sheer amount of the material to be studied is what makes the exam so hard. Dedicating over 300 hours of study, coupled with a full-time […]

4 Sales Strategies to Help Close The Deal

Everyone has their own style of engaging prospective investors and moving them through their pipeline. Having your own sales strategy mapped out helps you close deals more efficiently. In our conversations with managers, we’ve found 4 sales personas that seem to be very common across  many strategies.   THE FILM DIRECTOR – AUTHORITARIAN The Film Director believes that he/she knows exactly […]

5 Financing Mistakes Every Startup Entrepreneur Should Know

by David Drake   For startup entrepreneurs, knowing exactly how much capital they need to raise can be a challenge. As a result, most entrepreneurs either ask for very high or very low amounts. This  undermines their fundraising efforts. Breaking down numbers accurately can help address this problem. Accurate numbers assure investors, lenders and business owners that a good deal […]

What no one tells you about the $3.3 trillion market for Alternative Finance

by David Drake Alternative finance is a collaborative funding model that represents the newest phenomenon in funding. With more than 1250 online crowdfunding platforms, alternative financing is breaking new ground, defying conventional financing methods with respect to how businesses raise capital, and taking the world by storm. Though primarily popular for Peer-to-Peer lending and crowdfunding, critical investment banking functions such […]

Behind the Curtains of China’s Silk Route Fund Initiative

by David Drake The Silk Route Fund is one of the Chinese government’s initiatives to expand the country’s agenda for development across Asia. The state-owned investment fund was launched in 2014 and aims at fostering increased investment within the “One Belt, One Road” which covers Eurasia. China has been ambitious in its plans to increase trade links, especially towards the […]

It’s All in the Genes

LOOKING AT PEDIGREE IN A WHOLE NEW WAY Whether you have stunning good looks or a face best suited for radio was all determined long before you were born – by the genes each of your parents contributed (so go ahead and blame them for that movie career which never took off.)  The same genetic material – DNA – is […]

DITMo: Minimum Wage WARNING to States

Subsistence, livable wage and minimum wage as monetary terms differ. A person working forty hours weekly supporting an average household should set the minimum bar in the free market for wages enough to provide for that household. This is a livable wage. It seems that a free market natural minimum guideline for a forty hour worker would approximate a basic […]

Institutional Consultant: “Why I Rarely Invest in Emerging Managers”

Had breakfast with the CIO of a sophisticated consultant recently. Unlike many of his peers – he has significant buy-side experience having traded a variety of asset classes prior to co-founding a billion dollar hedge fund. His current firm advises institutional clients representing over $100 billion dollars in assets   When the conversation turned to investing in emerging managers, he […]

High-Paying Jobs More Secure on Wall Street

“As long as we’re in a stimulus environment, and the Fed is talking $85 billion a month, there are lots of very high-end jobs that are available,” said Chris Martenson, Ph.D., an economic researcher who tracks economic trend on Wall Street. “It is a very rich and lucrative time to be close to the spigot.” At the same time, Martenson […]

The Hedge Fund Industry Has Two Barriers to Entry – Can You Break Them?

The hedge fund industry is regarded as one of the most appealing sectors within the financial community. That appeal has created unprecedented demand for fresh talent and skilled investors who are looking to make their mark. But how difficult is it for job seekers to break in? “It’s a hard industry to break into if you don’t know the right […]