Entries by Dick Risch


Diversity is a key element of every conversation we have with our clients when launching a search. Every firm is interested in building a sustainable and competitive workforce that reflects society as whole. In short, an employee population that includes a range of individuals with various racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Why is it […]

World’s Best Private Banks 2022-Rankings From Global Finace-Global news and insight for corporate financial professionals

Private banking has been tested by nearly two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. The industry passed with flying colors—and with considerable help from buoyant financial markets.The global rich stuck by their bankers, even as the profession’s traditional lifeblood—cozy personal interaction—abruptly stopped flowing. Assets under management at the top 25 global private banks swelled by 14% […]

Top Three Community Banking Trends for 2022- Gabe Krajicek, Kasasa

Competition in the banking sector has heated up over the past year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic accelerating the shift to digital services.  But, as businesses and local communities re-engage with more in-person interactions, community financial institutions (CFIs) could be set for a period of growth. As financial services and banking technology providers […]

Tips From the Best Traders

If you have done even a little bit of research into the world of trading, you will know that there are many books on how to become a better trader. One book that gets mentioned time and again as a trading classic is “Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders” by Jack Schwager. First published in 1989, […]

Hedge Funds Post Covid

Hedge fund managers have faced a litany of unique challenges since the onset of COVID-19, and have learned a lot from those lessons. I recently sat in on a discussion hosted by BNY where top managers shared their veiws about what they learned. Transparent communication is key: Given the continuing and all-permeating air of uncertainty, […]

Publicly Traded PE Firms Post Record Q3 Numbers

All four publicly traded private equity firms just reported unprecedented financial results for the quarter just ended. They also reported huge inflows of assets from their limited partners. Check out the numbers: KKR,  private equity portfolio climbs 9% in the quarter, posts $1.1 billion in net income. Distributable earnings of $925 million, a 104% yoy. […]

So, You Want to Get in on the Podcasting Boom. Here Are 3 Things to Consider First:.guest article by Michelle Manafy reprinted from Inc.

Apparently, this podcasting thing has really caught on. All kidding aside, there are now more than 750,000 podcasts on the market and podcast fans populate about half of the households in America. And podcasting is even more popular in Australia, Sweden, Spain, and South Korea. It is a global phenomenon driven by smartphones and a […]

Update From Davos: Exceprts From Boston Consulting’s New Leadership Agenda for the Private Equity Industry

  Content Summary Private equity could grow by five times over the next decade. Big firms will get bigger and smaller firms will specialize. Firms will need to align with environment, social and governance expectations. ________________________________________________________ The modern private equity (PE) industry has come a long way from the junk bond and leveraged buyout days […]