Thought Leadership Resources

We have curated a collection of blogs and news items that we found important to the Asset & Wealth Management business.

2018 Year End Review: Fading Confidence

The “two-tiered” story of growth and profitability has driven our search work to be very niche…

Wilbanks Partners Commentary: Unconscious Bias in New Hire Compensation — Profitability Expectations vs. Gender Pay Bias

Former PGIM/Prudential Investments General Counsel and Head of Diversity Cathy Verhoff joined…

2018 Mid-Year Report: Specialized Recruiting Demand Off to a Fast Start

The strong upward compensation trends that finished off 2017 led to an unusually confident…

2017 Year End Update: Compensation Disappointments Expected

After spending time with clients this fall, we came to the conclusion that many of the predictions…

Wilbanks Partners Commentary: 2017 Compensation Expectations — Dangerous Conflicting Signals

We are convinced by our anecdotal survey that overall compensation expenses might rise slightly,…

Wilbanks Partners Commentary: Leadership Transitions — Accelerating the Pace of Change

Firms appear to be willing to take greater risks to accelerate the pace of change. We believe the…

Business Update: First Half 2017 — Market of Contrasts

After spending time with clients this fall, we came to the conclusion that many of the predictions…

Wilbanks Partners Commentary: Asset Managers Return to Marketing Basics in Pursuit of Innovation

As traditional sales channels in both retail and institutional continue to move through a period of…

2016 Year End Update: Slowing Growth Rates & Strategic Uncertainty Still Dominant Factors

Reduced bonus accruals across most of the industry and cautious, if not “zero based,” budgeting for…

Wilbanks Partners Commentary: The Direct Retail Channel — High Potential for Future Growth

Innovative new initiatives in retail distribution with several of our clients led to the…

Wilbanks Partners Commentary: Building a Diverse Workforce in the Investment Business

George Wilbanks’ expanded notes on his presentation to the SIFMA Asset Management Group Diversity…

Mid-Year 2016 Market Update: February Market Volatility Drives a More Conservative Hiring and Compensation Attitude Across the Industry

After spending time with clients this fall, we came to the conclusion that many of the predictions…