Dear customers, readers and friends of InvestmentNews:
We want to take a moment to share with you all the exciting things we have been busy working on at InvestmentNews and provide insight into the year ahead.
Undoubtedly, the past 18 months have been challenging due to the global pandemic and have permanently changed the way we operated, as well as providing the opportunity for transformation and innovation.
At the beginning of the pandemic, we launched our first digital edition, fueled by technology and data. Today, our digital edition garners more than 89,000 page views, and our First Look email that goes out every Saturday consistently has an open rate of more than 40% — talk about engagement! If you prefer to listen to our award-winning content, check out the InvestmentNews podcast series hosted by Bruce Kelly and Jeff Benjamin — this dynamic duo is a great listen.
Speaking of engagement, we were also the first in the industry to pivot to virtual events, powered by a sophisticated technology stack delivering superb results for our customers. We now have successfully navigated back to in-person events as well as hybrid events. We can proudly say that our expert staff has the capabilities to deliver virtual events, hybrid events and in-person events. We are one of only a few companies that can state that our events portfolio has been one of our highlights over the past year.
We also launched Fintech for Advisers, which continues to grow through our phenomenal editorial coverage and our virtual events, which continue to generate qualified leads for our customers. Alongside our events and website is our podcast Tech Stack$ — have a listen!
RPA Convergence and our coverage of retirement, retirement planners and retirement advice continue to be a center of excellence and have thrived and grown at record levels over the past year. Check out www.rpaconvergence.com or visit www.investmentnews.com and view our retirement section. Don’t forget to listen to our Retirement Repair Shop series hosted by Mary Beth Franklin.
You may have also taken note of the launch of ESG Clarity, a global content site devoted to impact investing in partnership with our global team at Portfolio Adviser as part of our parent company Bonhill Plc. To support these efforts, we have also launched a podcast series called Impact Adventures — outstanding content covering impact investing.
Speaking of Bonhill, we launched our global financial services brand over the summer, which provides our audience and customers with unmatched knowledge and global content covering the financial advice community and asset managers.
Our women-focused initiatives are stronger than ever as we continue to produce our Women Adviser Summit events with record-breaking attendance, along with our Women Adviser Community and Her Success Matters — a podcast dedicated to women in financial services.
If that’s not enough to excite you — don’t worry, we have another exciting new initiative called Investment Strategy launching soon. More details will be coming on that.
I also want to take a moment to thank some key staff members who have recently announced they’re leaving to pursue exciting new opportunities — George Moriarty, Liz Skinner and Nicole Casperson — we wish them much success in their respective new endeavors. At the same time, I want to welcome some of our new talent — Mike Schott, our chief revenue officer, who will head up our commercial team, as well as John French, our U.S. chairman, who has a rich history of leading and operating B2B media companies. We are actively recruiting new hires to add to our talented team and look forward to making announcements once those individuals have joined our team.
Finally, I want to say thank you to our loyal readers and customers who have supported us and have made us the leading brand in the financial services industry. We are proud to be your trusted source of information and news!
Andrew is half-human, half-gamer. He’s also a science fiction author writing for BleeBot.