The Old Way of Investor Engagement is so Blasé
MARCH 31, 2022
Raising capital from institutional investors is hard work. You hear many "no's" before reaching a "yes." You also spend a lot of time engaging prospective investors that you believe are hot prospects only to learn nine months later that investing in your fund does not fit squarely into their mandate.
I've spent the majority of my career as a capital allocator and saw firsthand the challenge asset managers face when fundraising. The process is monotonous and often leaves asset managers with more questions than “yeses.” The traditional song and dance begins with investor relations teams sending numerous emails containing links to the pitchbook, DDQ, and other relevant information. These emails are followed by hour-long meetings with investors — dog and pony shows —memorialized in the old way of raising capital. Despite being able to track email open rates and conducting in-person meetings, investor relations and portfolio management teams are left wondering which investors are likely to request the subscription agreement.
Are Traditional Investor Updates Due For a Refresh?
FEBRUARY 16, 2022
Investor Relations (IR) and portfolio management teams understand the importance of regular investor updates. Often carried out quarterly via Zoom, investor updates have become an industry norm. Step into your investors' shoes, and you'll understand the importance of these updates. Put simply, a fund manager’s job is to leverage his experience and to deploy investor capital per the fund’s investment strategy description. This means an investor’s success hinges on the success of the portfolio manager. Investors seek transparency and desire to build relationships with the fund managers in which they invest.
Fund managers believe regular communication with investors is essential to building long-term relationships. Building strong relationships centered on trust and transparency in a crowded space is paramount to setting a fund manager apart from the pack. Updates are a great way to promote transparency and build a relationship focused on trust.
Coherra-INCOS Cooperation Announcement
DECEMBER 16, 2021
INCOS and Coherra have joined forces to ensure an even bigger impact for your valuable content.
Where INCOS will lend its highly efficient remote video content production capabilities with financial background expertise, Coherra will give you access to a large distribution platform filled with a qualified audience.
The collaboration addresses an outdated investor engagement approach. Whether for traditional mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, or new security issuances, C-level executives conduct exhausting amounts of repetitive storytelling while spending time and money to travel around the world, polluting the environment to reach interested investors.
Featured In Hedgenordic
OCTOBER 1, 2021
INCOS is happy and proud to be a contributor to the latest Special Report Quant Strategies from HedgeNordic. Kamran Ghalitschi, CEO, and his team are the leading media covering the Nordic alternative investment and hedge fund market, including the publication of the Nordic Hedge Index (NHX).
The Nordic Region has a history of being a leader in technology. Hence, digitalizing INvestor COmmunication Solution is right in their wheel house.
Featured In Hedge Fund Alert
JUNE 30, 2021
Thank you to Hedge Fund Alert for featuring us in your latest weekly update highlighting our rapid growth and the efficiency our Virtual Pitchbooks provide for hedge fund managers who are looking to engage with potential investors in a highly personal manner.
“We have found that allocators are showing high captivation rates due to the Virtual Pitchbook multisensory features,” Incos.Media Cofounder Raphael Blunschi
Craig Allen, Managing Principal
Allen & Associates Communications
INCOS Thought Leadership
MAY 10, 2021
Where other industries have progressed in leaps and bounds, the asset management industry lags behind to the detriment of efficient asset allocation and our environment.
The asset management industry assembles some of the smartest people. Forward-thinking investors spot new trends, innovative researchers identify new ways to gather and analyze data, and savvy technologists harness advancements in equipment, networks, and software to be faster and smarter. However, one component of the asset management industry remains frozen in time: investor engagement and its impact on our environment.
Whether for traditional mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, or new security issuances, C-level executives conduct an exhausting amount of repetitive storytelling while traveling around the world and polluting the environment.
INCOS Launches “Virtual Pitchbook” Offering
APRIL 19, 2021
Marks a New Fintech Company Disrupting the Asset Management Industry
New York, NY, April 19th, 2021 –Incos.Media, a team of former investors with distinctive skills, spanning filmmaking, software engineering, and analytics have launched Incos ‘Virtual Pitchbook,’ an innovative and insightful technology offering designed to help asset managers with the convenience of efficiently creating and delivering remotely produced fully digitalized due diligence videos and investor updates.
Incos.Media combines nearly two decades of experience each on the buy-side/due diligence allocating to hedge funds, supporting asset managers and allocators as a fund administrator, and engineering software across leading financial service companies. Furthermore, the founders have several years of professional film production experience ranging from music videos and animations to corporate advertising campaigns and documentaries.
“We are excited to work with you. Our mission is to serve you as our client in the best possible way. Your success is our success.”
- The INCOS Founders