Asset managers create content for a variety of intended target audiences. Websites often include firms’ perspectives on economic market conditions as well as practice management resources geared specifically for advisors and clients. Companies use different methods to specify the audience type. Corporate Insight’s Mutual Fund Monitor and Advisor Monitor services track how asset management firms […]
Corporate Insight’s Around the Industry blog series reviews public websites and digital resources offered by leading financial services firms that fall outside of our Monitor Services coverage groups. In this installment, we examine Goldman Sachs’s Asset Management website for the first time. Goldman Sachs’s Asset Management website has a clean layout and features a simple color […]
Corporate Insight’s Around the Industry blog series reviews public websites and digital resources offered by leading financial services firms that fall outside of our Monitor Services coverage groups. After a site revamp in the fourth quarter of 2014, we examine Thornburg Investment Management’s public investor site, a firm we first examined in June 2013. Thornburg […]
Corporate Insight’s Around the Industry blog series reviews public websites and digital resources offered by leading financial services firms that fall outside of our Monitor Services coverage groups. On the heels of a recent site revamp, we examine Calvert Investments, a socially-responsible investment management firm that we first wrote about in May 2013. Calvert Investments, headquartered […]
Volume one of Corporate Insight's Around Asset Management: Profiling Online Innovators whitepaper examines eight asset management firms that excel in different areas of the online experience. Each firm offers a noteworthy online capability or design element that can improve the website your firm offers investors. The eight firms reviewed include: • Ariel Investments • Calvert Investments • Delaware Investments • First Eagle Investment Management • Matthews Asia Funds • Pioneer Investments • Royce Funds • Thornburg Investment Management
Delaware Investments was founded in 1929 and acquired by Australia’s Macquarie Group in 2010. Currently, the firm manages $179 billion and employs 137 investment professionals. Though the firm also offers sites for financial advisors, institutional and closed-end investors, this review will focus on its Individual Investor website. Our favorite aspect of the firm’s public site is its responsive design, a rare feature across financial services but more prevalent amongst asset management firms. Royce Funds’ new site offers a leading example of responsive design, but Delaware Investments does a good job in its own right, offering four possible layouts that adapt to different browser sizes.
First Eagle Investment Management can trace its history back to 1800’s Berlin, where it joined a budding financial industry to catalyze early Germany’s industrial development. The firm moved its operations to the United States in 1937, and, headquartered in New York City, now manages around $81 billion and is largely owned by its owners and staff. The firm offers sites for financial advisors, institutional investors, and consultants, but this review will focus on the firm’s individual investor website.
Matthews International Capital Management was founded in 1991 with a singular focus on investing in the burgeoning Asian markets of the time. Since then, the firm has become more casually known as Matthews Asia Funds and manages around $23.8 billion across Asian and Australian markets. This article will review the firm’s public investor site, which presents itself as a great resource for learning about Asian economies and market conditions, in addition to other standout qualities.
The Royce Funds has been a leader in small- and micro-cap investing for more than 40 years. Reflecting this approach, the firm has over 100 employees and approximately $36 billion in assets, making it one of the smaller firms covered in this series. However, the firm’s website makes an outsized impact, adopting a design philosophy and visual personality completely distinct from any other firm we’ve reviewed. For example, on a technical level, the site is one of the few we’ve seen that employs responsive web design. Visually, the site often includes illustrations alongside more traditional images, which gives the site a unique and friendly aesthetic.
Founded in 1928, Pioneer Investment Management one of the oldest mutual fund providers in the United States, and one of the first American firms to invest overseas. Pioneer’s flagship product, the Pioneer Fund, is an early example of socially responsible investing as the fund avoids companies that sell tobacco or alcohol as their main products. Today the firm is a subsidiary of Italy’s UniCredit Group and manages $211 billion around the world. The firm offers websites for individual and institutional investors as well as financial advisors. Here, we review the Pioneer Investment Management public Investor site.