5 Ways to Stay on Top of Your Career Growth Game
Today’s fast-paced and dynamic world means that opportunities to learn new skills and grow professionally are practically boundless for those who want to seize them. We’ve identified a few key actions to take to ensure that you’re on the right path forward. Consistent Training & Development. Training and development are critical for any professional. It…Read More
Training isn’t just important to a company, it is vital.
Although there are many categories of training, employees with cross-departmental skills are an important asset to any organization. But what does training and development, mean to your organization? Training presents a prime opportunity to expand the knowledge base of all employees, but many employers in the current climate find development opportunities expensive. Employees attending training…Read More
4 Common Myths About Developing your Skills and Knowledge
A lot of misinformation floats around the internet and through workplaces about what professional development entails and what employees should expect from their employers in terms of support, benefits, and total compensation. Below, we dispel five common myths. Myth #1 Broadening your skills will be easy. Professional development takes time and energy. Finding a course…Read More
Don’t Get Left Behind: Why It’s Critical to Engage in Professional Development
Within financial services, investors are demanding that the financial professionals with whom they work have the latest information at their fingertips and are up to date on all the latest tools and changes in the regulatory landscape. This means that financial professionals who don’t seek ongoing training and development are being left behind as their…Read More
Archegos shakes the market; managers are being pushed to meet margin calls.
Archegos Capital’s portfolio liquidation triggered over $20bn worth of selling last Friday. This net effect on its counterparties should be a clear message to all investors. Due diligence is important. You need to understand the amount of leverage your managers are employing, and their level of relationship with counterparties. Understanding these risks is part of…Read More
Crypto and Copper – Don’t forget the due diligence
Over the last few weeks, we have seen an uptick in frauds related to commodities and crypto strategies. It seems that while those thieves are continuing to take advantage of those who do not pay attention and are forgoing the due diligence process in hopes of returns. This, in short, is a recipe for disaster.…Read More
Be careful what you wish for
Over the last two weeks, both institutional and retail investors have gotten a rude awakening from fund managers whose strategies – well, for lack of a better word – failed. Both of these investors’ managers touted their products as ones that zig when the markets zag – in others hedge the volatility and risk associated…Read More
What can SEC examinations teach me about third party due diligence?
IMDDA hosted a webinar “How Understanding SEC Examinations Can Inform the Due Diligence Process”. We’ve pulled a few of the key takeaways from the presentation to form a series of tips you can apply right away. Reviewing Examination Summary Letters & Responses Your optimal situation here is to have a copy of both the original…Read More
Opinion: Fraud is fraud – Why investors need to leave Vista Equity
News reports about Vista Equity over the last few months have taken many investors by surprise. It is not often that such an apparent pillar of the investment community falls from grace — think Madoff, for those of you who were wondering. When a founder, chairman and CEO of a firm admits to being part…Read More
Regulatory requirements for cybersecurity diligence investment managers
We all know cybersecurity is a huge hot topic in investment manager due diligence. But do you know what elements of your cybersecurity diligence are required by law, which are fiduciary duties and which are best practice? IMDDA hosted an on-line workshop featuring expert guidance on all 3 areas that you can listen to right away. Or,…Read More