A Time-Tested Distribution Option for Emerging Investment Managers

Boutique investment managers are often faced with the challenge of competing with larger, well-established institutional firms in the industry. One way for these managers to attract institutional investor clients is by retaining an experienced third party marketer (3PM).

Retaining a third party marketer can provide several benefits for smaller emerging investment managers. One of the primary benefits is that it allows the manager to focus on what they do best: managing investments. By outsourcing the sales and marketing function, the manager can devote more time and resources to their “day job” of investment management.

An experienced 3PM can also bring a level of expertise and professionalism to the distribution process that may be lacking within the manager’s internal team. These independent distribution teams often have a deep understanding of the institutional investor market and can use this knowledge to develop targeted marketing campaigns that are more likely to resonate with potential clients. Additionally, third party marketers often possess long standing and deep relationships within the community and can leverage these relationships to help the investment[ manager gain access to potential investors that may be difficult to reach through traditional distribution methods.

Another key benefit of retaining a 3PM is that it can help to increase the credibility and visibility of the investment advisor within the institutional investor community. Many third party marketers can help position the investment manager as a credible firm, which is essential for attracting new clients. They can also help to build the manager's brand and reputation using various marketing tactics such as public relations, collateral material, populating industry databases, and social media.

Third party marketers can also help smaller investment managers identify and capitalize on new market opportunities, and then develop and execute strategies to take advantage of these opportunities. They can also provide valuable advice on how to navigate the regulatory environment and comply with the various rules and regulations that apply to the institutional investor market.

In summary, retaining an experienced third party marketer can provide a cost effective solution for boutique investment managers with a proven record for success.

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