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Charnley & Røstvold
 
 
Our History and Philosophy
 
Charnley & Røstvold's exclusive focus is on helping investment management and pension consulting firms retain clients, grow assets, and build successful, well-diversified businesses.

Today, we remain constant to the original principles on which the firm was founded more than 30 years ago.

Institutional investors are smart, knowledgeable and skeptical. They prefer to buy rather than to be sold.
The best investment talents are not always the best communicators
Successful communication strategies are based on authenticity, brevity and clarity
A strong marketing culture and a strategic marketing plan are essential for an investment firm's growth and success in today's competitive environment
 
Charnley & Røstvold, by working as a team with a few select clients, can help investment talent achieve, and in best cases, exceed objectives.

Charnley & Røstvold promotes seven imperatives for investment management companies to succeed:

1 Listen to the market and position your firm in front of growth
To determine your competitive position and develop an effective marketing plan, you need a clear understanding of the market, its growth patterns and the competitive landscape. With market forces constantly changing, you need to:
  Assess the current environment and the probabilities surrounding future forces
  Deliver the investment capabilities and services that will fulfill client needs, garner market share and generate profits for your firm
  Forge a strategic marketing plan to capitalize on your investment strengths and market opportunities
  Be patient, persistent and consistent - the investment business requires a long-term commitment
 
2 Organize for success
Once you know your investment capabilities' focus and target markets, you need to organize your talent and resources in ways that will maximize success. You must:
  Have a well-defined structure and plan to leverage your assets and strengths
  Communicate your vision and direction, both internally and externally
  Set a realistic time frame to accomplish that vision
  Modify your plan as appropriate
 
3 Attract and retain talent
The investment industry is a people business. Buyers want to meet, trust and respect the people who are managing their assets. Experts are plentiful, but talent is scarce. The most successful firms are able to attract, develop, motivate and retain outstanding talent. Your firm's culture and industry stature are as important as individual career opportunities and compensation in attracting and retaining talent.
 
4 Build on your strengths
Credibility is key in the investment markets. You need to identify your distinctions and strengths, and client benefits, and demonstrate them clearly to clients, prospects and consultants alike. You also need to know your competitive weaknesses and develop plans to address them.
 
5 Maximize communication opportunities
If you have a clear marketing plan and talented professionals, even the smallest firms with minimal budgets and resources can develop a comunication program to promote success. Raising your firm's visibility is key and requires a multi-dimensional approach, whether through direct mail, social media, webinars, aggressive selling or a media campaign.
 
6 Show, don't just tell
Everyone says they are unique. How are you unique? How can you show it? Develop a proof statement for every one of your strengths and client benefits. Be credible. Be consistent.
 
7 Keep improving
Even if you are today's success story, you must view your firm as a continual work in progress. If complacency sets in, setbacks are sure to follow. Visionary leadership and sound business acumen, supported by motivated professionals and knowledgeable risk management, are key to a firm's long-term health. Being willing to adapt, evolve, innovate, take risks and make informed decisions to stay leading edge makes the difference between a firm that will stagnate or perish, and a firm that will grow.
 
 
 
Team Introduction:

Jackie Charnley

Christine Røstvold

Linda Sherman

Ashley Quarterman
 


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