Entries by Dick Risch

5 Simple Ways To Boost Your Focus Today…Guest Article by Jari Roomer

Because of the fast-paced, instant gratification world that we live in, our ability to focus deeply for long periods of time is quickly diminishing. According to research by Harvard, we spend 47% of the day in a state of semi-distraction. That means that, if we can learn how to focus much better, we can literally […]

Risch Group Weighs In On Best Methods For Conducting An Effective Job Search

6 Ways to Conduct an Effective Executive Job Search–republished from Hunt Scanlon Media Jobs are plentiful – but landing a new one demands that would-be candidates apply a structured, sustained use of networking, direct outreach and executive recruitment firms. Nine leading recruiters weigh in. In today’s dynamic and competitive job market, the elements of an effective […]

6 Habits To Make Motivation Flow Effortlessly–Guest Contributor, Jari Roomer

Learning how to motivate yourself is one of the most powerful skills you can learn in life. Motivation is definitely not something random (even though it sometimes feels like it is). There’s a psychology behind why you feel motivated or unmotivated. In today’s self-development landscape it’s very popular to glorify self-discipline and to disregard motivation. […]

How to Be an Irresistible Conversationalist and Make People Laugh More—-Guest Article by Anthony Moore

“The key to being a good conversationalist is probably a genuine unselfish interest in others. That, and practice.” -Frank Crane In the Academy Award-winning picture The King’s Speech, there’s a scene where speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) asks King George IV (Colin Firth), a chronic stammerer, “Do you know any jokes?” The king hesitates. “Eh…ehm…” he […]

2019 Private Markets Due Diligence Survey – Findings Report

Insights into the key factors influencing one of the most critical junctures between investors and fund managers—Released May 2019 by eVestment   Due diligence remains the foundation for investors looking to build quality portfolio and generate above market returns. It is arguably the point at which investors have greatest influence on the outcome of their commitments and an area we […]

Hedge Funds Confront Continued Outflows Despite Improving Performance

In a classic case of situational irony, Hedge Funds notched their fourth consecutive quarter of outflows in Q1 of this year with $22.1B in assets leaving the space, despite a level of performance that more than offset the net outflows, and resulted in industry growth of 3.3%. The industry now stands at AUM of $3.56T. […]

Goldman Buys United Capital in Move That Validates the RIA Biz

Once considered an upstart business model in the wealth management space, the RIA industry can now openly tout the ultimate of ultimate endorsements. With the sale of United Capital to the creme de la creme of wealth managers, Goldman Sachs, the RIA model is now front in center as an integral cog in the wheel […]

Sales Lessons 101 From a Homeless Guy…. Guest Article by Daniel Bourke

Why? Because I’m nice? Because I’m tired? Because I’m travelling alone and felt like a little conversational companionship? A combination of the above maybe but they’re not the real reason. It’s because he put the hard sell on me. $8.50 is nothing in the grand scheme of things. I’m sitting in a flash restaurant writing […]