Video versus traditional pitch deck – What wins?

This is a very relevant question. It is asked a lot. The pitch deck (aka marketing deck) is an industry staple. Their use is established and required. The exchange of a deck is almost ceremonial in nature. Formal conversations can’t really begin until this exchange occurs. The request for a pitch deck is an industry…

How to avoid Zoom fails and make the most of your next video call

Despite the fact that it feels like we have been trapped in virtual meeting mode for decades, we are still seeing Zoom fails: poor video, incomprehensible audio and less than to be desired backgrounds are still a part of our daily working lives. In this article, we blow away the virtual call cobwebs to share…

Work-life collision: Is working from home working?

So far, this morning, I have been interrupted by children four times (one of which was to bring me some sourdough toast, to be fair), have lost audio or video connection with a colleague, twice (and with a client, once), and have had to deal with a colourful variety of noise pollutants: dogs; determined house…

An asymptomatic problem asset managers have finally been forced to confront

Asset managers consistently tell us that they do well when they get in a room with a prospective LP. This can be expected. There is no stronger form of communication than a face-to-face meeting. Outside of the impact of words, it is also possible to project confidence, passion, and enthusiasm, amongst many other things. Subtleties…

Fund manager websites: six top tips

In the age of the internet, no investment management firm can expect to get very far without its own website. The website is a virtual storefront: a place to build brand identity, communicate with clients and market to them, all rolled into one. But it also exposes the fund manager to significant legal risks. Here…

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