Global Expansion Guidebook

The Right People

Investors and asset owners across the globe increasingly contend with complex investment scenarios that require sophisticated, bespoke strategies. Allocation to human capital—skills, backgrounds, and ideas—are critical to critical to capturing securing expansion opportunities.

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Cerulli’s Outlook for Global Expansion

Human Capital Allocation Requirements for Strategic Expansion

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United States

Institutional mandates with U.S. clients often represent significant opportunities for long-term, fruitful partnerships. They also require continuous touchpoints for relationship building. As these partnerships and mandates balloon, managers will need to hire additional personnel.

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Europe

Managers need to invest in distribution talent that truly understands what prospects are interested in and engaged with, including their current challenges, their investment needs, and the content they want to consume.

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Asia Pacific

Asset owners indicate a preference toward working directly with managers, making the relationship management function at asset managers a growing priority. Asset managers rate having dedicated relationship professionals as the most important factor in increasing mandate wins.

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Jared F. Baucom

Jared F. Baucom

Managing Director, Global Sales & Marketing

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Jared F. Baucom

Jared F. Baucom

Managing Director, Global Sales & Marketing

Jared is responsible for global sales, business development, and client service, including oversight of and coordination with the marketing team.

Prior to joining Cerulli, Jared worked as an equity analyst at Baring Asset Management, where he was responsible for the U.S. Utilities sector and also contributed to the U.S. Industrials sector. Prior to Barings, Jared spent two years at State Street Bank.

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André Schnurrenberger, CFA

André Schnurrenberger, CFA

Managing Director, Europe

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André Schnurrenberger, CFA

André Schnurrenberger, CFA

Managing Director, Europe

André Schnurrenberger is the managing director of EMEA for Cerulli Associates and leads all research, consulting, and business activities in the region. Since joining Cerulli Associates, André has focused on wider distribution and product trends across European asset managers and has worked with some of the largest global investment firms, reviewing their product shelves, enhancing their business models, and helping them define strategies for future growth.

Prior to joining Cerulli, André spent 7 years at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, most recently as head of Business Management and Market Intelligence & Research for EMEA Distribution, and before that as Head of Performance. He held previous roles at UBS Wealth Management in Zurich and London, including Head of Investment Analytics and Performance.

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Bing Waldert

Bing Waldert

Managing Director, U.S. Research

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Bing Waldert

Bing Waldert

Managing Director, U.S. Research

Bing Waldert leads Cerulli’s U.S. Research team comprising seven research practices that cover all elements of the U.S. asset management, wealth management, and retirement markets. He has authored Cerulli reports on the wealth management industry, high-net-worth market, the annuity industry, and retirement markets. He is a frequent board-level and C-suite speaker and well-regarded industry thought leader. He has spoken in front of the Investment Company Institute (ICI), the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC), the Investments and Wealth Institute (IWI), and the Money Management Institute (MMI).

He has worked on client projects on emerging manager expansion strategies, independent registered investment advisors (RIAs), multi-family offices (MFOs), investment platforms, and the outsourced chief investment officer (OCIO) industry. In addition, he has advised multiple private equity firms on acquisitions in the wealth management space.

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Ken Yap, CFA

Ken Yap, CFA

Managing Director, Asia

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Ken Yap, CFA

Ken Yap, CFA

Managing Director, Asia

Ken Yap is managing director of Cerulli’s Asia Pacific office. He oversees Cerulli’s business development strategy and research initiatives in the region. For 19 years, Ken has worked with asset managers, distributors, and financial institutions, identifying expansion opportunities with his deep knowledge of the market. He specializes in product development and market entry strategies into Asia’s established and emerging markets.

Prior to leading the Singapore office, Ken covered local and global asset management and distribution trends in Cerulli’s London and Boston offices. Before joining Cerulli, Ken was a consultant at Analysys’ Cambridge office in the U.K.

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