Isaac Presley, CFA, is Director of Investments for Cordant Wealth Partners, a wealth management firm focused on serving current and former Intel employees. He leads the firm’s investment committee and directs the company’s investment strategy and research. In addition, he heads the firm’s blogging efforts on the Cordant Blog.
Overcoming the concerns about occupying a niche leads to several benefits for both an advisory firm and its clients. First and foremost, a specialized focus will make you, as an analyst, more knowledgeable about your clientele. Another major benefit is that you are a category unto yourself in the minds of your potential clients, writes Isaac Presley, CFA.
Former Intel CEO Andy Grove wasn't just a great businessman and leader. It turns out he was also a pretty smart investor. Isaac Presley, CFA, highlights several investing lessons from Grove's life and work.
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LCH says it has not seen a shift in euro-denominated clearing to the Continent, despite predictions the move would occur after Brexit. But EuroCCP CEO Cecile Nagel says, "The direction of travel is clear: There is going to be ongoing effort to drive more activity into Continental Europe." The Trade (UK) (20 Feb.)
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority is increasing surveillance of whether financial institutions are ready to deal with risk posed by climate change by stress-testing climate resilience. Meanwhile, the Reserve Bank of Australia is trying to understand the "full dimensionality" of the economic impact from climate change. BNN Bloomberg (Canada) (20 Feb.)
A study by Capco shows banks, custodians and buy-side firms need to find $97 billion in untapped assets to comply with EU and US regulatory requirements. These requirements have increased in recent years, and "while firms still need to focus on efficiencies and optimization, they will also need to tap previously neglected or unrecognized pools of collateral," Capco partner James Arnett says. The Trade (UK) (20 Feb.)
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