Company Asset Management

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Computers, tools of the trade, vehicles, and buildings are the best examples of fixed assets. In a nutshell, a fixed asset is anything that a company buys intending to use for more than one year. The challenge that most companies encounter is in deciding what to do when it is time to get rid of assets. Reasons a Company Might Need to Get Rid of Assets. There are times when assets might lose their original form and cannot be repaired. Depreciating Your Assets .

StrategyDriven Enterprises Partners with Xen Wireless to Form StrategyDriven Analytics, a Utility Industry Asset Management Blind Benchmarking Service

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Enterprises LLC and Xen Wireless form StrategyDriven Analytics to provide utility industry executives and managers with asset management program benchmarking data supporting operational and investment decisions and fleet and individual plant performance assessments. StrategyDriven Analytics combines StrategyDriven’s industry leading asset management and data analytics experience with Xen Wireless’s information technology and delivery expertise.

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Iridius Capital Is Headed Back To The Office ? Founder And CIO G.S. Jaggi Shares How And Why

CEO Insider

Jaggi and Iridius Capital invests in real estate across all major real estate asset classes and has acquired or developed $1.5B Jaggi, known as “Jaggi”, is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Iridius Capital, a real estate firm based in Tucson, Arizona.

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Mike Purcell Joins StrategyDriven Power & Utilities Advisory Services Practice

Strategy Driven

Increasing demand for clean, affordable electricity combined with an aging infrastructure, retiring workers, growing regulations, rising capital costs, and intensifying budget pressures challenge utility executives and managers now more than ever. His hands-on knowledge and experience in performance improvement, regulatory inspection readiness, license renewals, and power uprates will be a great asset to our team”.

How Cloud Computing Is Changing Management

Harvard Business

Theories and practices of management often spring from the opportunities created by new technologies. Client-server technology begat enterprise resource planning systems, and the consequent system-wide visibility that was required for what we call business process management (BPM). That makes it imperative to start thinking about how management will be changed by the most impactful information technology of our time: cloud computing. yagi studio/Getty Images.

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7 Ways to Improve Employee Development Programs

Harvard Business Review

Making the right investments in learning and development programs has never been more important – or more of a challenge – for business leaders. billion dollars on learning and development programs, many executives still grapple with how to improve and enhance their effectiveness. To understand how providers of training and development view these challenges, we also interviewed leaders of executive education programs at several leading universities.

4 Ways to Reinvest in Your Small Business to Drive Success

Strategy Driven

Reinvesting in improvements like equipment, infrastructure, product development, and improving customer service are all valuable ways to build your business. You can purchase software to help with everything from your accounting to employee management and acquisition.

How Do I Start A Small Business?

Strategy Driven

Describing the offerings of your services, the product life cycles, intellectual properties as well as the research and development procedures of your business. Growing and Developing an Effective Team. Akash Tripathi is a Content Marketing Manager at Top Mobile Tech.

Dealing with Change as Your Company Grows

Strategy Driven

Perhaps the technology team want to spend more time developing an upgrade to your product, but the finance team insist the money is better spent elsewhere. In the very early days of your enterprise, especially one in the manufacturing sector, you are likely to have only a few facilities and a small number of maintenance workers and managers. Change Management business management strategydriven

Innovation in Managing Water

Harvard Business Review

Although our short answer was "no," we believe that managing water will become a critical business skill for the 21st century. First, even large companies are carving out new niches to help businesses and communities manage water scarcity. ITT has a stake in seeing cities and companies invest in water management, but the company is discovering a relatively low level of awareness of the need. Water Resources Management Co. By Andrew Winston and Will Sarni.

Six Ways to See the World through New Lenses—and Lead More Effectively

Leading Blog

Here, the authors share how to develop that perspective: How we see the world—our leadership perspective—shapes our thoughts, decisions, and actions. Senior managers at Allianz Global Investors, a global asset management company, attended a workshop called Dialogue in the Dark, led by visually impaired trainers who conducted the entire workshop in total darkness.

6 Ways to Turn Managers into Coaches Again

Harvard Business Review

The role of the manager is currently undergoing a transformation. Historically, managers embraced the role of coach and mentor. Through informal conversations during the commute to work, over a coffee break, or while enjoying a burger after hours, managers passed along crucial information and knowledge about the organization’s culture. This erosion in the role of the manager has not gone unnoticed. Support daily learning and development activities.

Top destinations to pursue accounting courses

Strategy Driven

Are you interested in knowing the educational hubs where you can find advanced learning and professional development programmes in accountancy that are available? Professional Development business management strategydriven Study Abroad

Where Teamwork Thrives in the Money Management Industry

Harvard Business Review

Recently, my colleagues at the Focus Consulting Group and I surveyed more than 100 asset management firms around the world, testing both for the strength of their cultures and for the effectiveness of their leadership teams. They make up the "secret sauce" of firms that are well managed and demonstrate strong culture. Over time, the team must develop trust by having clear rules of engagement and accountabilities.

How To Start Your Own Online Business?

Strategy Driven

In any case, presently you have to put it in a configuration that you can use to seek after subsidizing, gauge financials, and routinely revisit as your business develops.

Nathan Ives Named StrategyDriven Enterprises Chief Executive Officer

Strategy Driven

Senior industry leader adds hands-on management and operational experience to StrategyDriven’s Power & Utilities focused advisory services. Increasing demand for clean, affordable electricity combined with an aging infrastructure, retiring workers, growing regulations, rising capital costs, and intensifying budget pressures challenge utility executives and managers now more than ever before.

People Quit Their Boss… Not the Company!

Strategy Driven

However, when performed together, your department, plant or organization will be transformed into a sophisticated retention machine that will be the envy of your fellow managers or competitors. Your attitude… develop an upbeat attitude. Certain managers tend to churn thru people… even the ones the managers hire themselves. He has trained hundreds of first-line supervisors, managers, and executives during his career.

Rethinking Sustainability in Light of the EU’s New Circular Economy Policy

Harvard Business

Chamber of Commerce supports companies in developing circular economies (CEs), and China — like Europe — has developed policies and legislation around CEs. We are academics and practitioners focused on product recovery economics and life cycle asset management. We began collaborating when we recognized how interlaced asset management and product recovery were in textbook CEs. HBR Staff/Caspar Benson/Getty Images.

The 3 Essential Jobs That Most Retention Programs Ignore

Harvard Business

For example, in 2009 professors Brian Becker, Mark Huselid, and Richard Beatty estimated that in most companies less than 15% of jobs are what they call strategic positions and said management should focus “disproportionate investments” on finding A players for those jobs. But over and over again in our three decades of experience as talent development and retention specialists, we’ve seen that companies consistently overlook half of them. park troopers/unsplash.

One Big Reason There’s So Little Competition Among U.S. Banks

Harvard Business

Basically, a handful of asset management firms have become the most powerful shareholders of the nation’s largest banks. This collective flood of individual investment has turned asset management companies into ginormous shareholders. BlackRock alone manages about $4.7 trillion in assets. These developments in the retirement system change who is in control of Corporate America. Reduce the size of the large, diversified asset management firms.

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What Value Do I Bring?

Mills Scofield

I’m a rising junior at Brown University with a passion for supporting entrepreneurs and understanding how businesses develop. The University provided me with an exceptional opportunity - to work in Hong Kong at a financial company in their asset management and private equity divisions. I'm honored to host this guest blog by Elizabeth Weber about her summer interning at a financial firm in Hong Kong.

Greg Gaskey Named StrategyDriven Enterprises Chief Operations Officer

Strategy Driven

Executive leader brings hands-on management and operational experience to StrategyDriven’s Power & Utilities focused advisory services. Increasing demand for clean, affordable electricity combined with an aging infrastructure, retiring workers, growing regulations, rising capital costs, and intensifying budget pressures challenge utility executives and managers now more than ever before.

Fire the Slugs! And Other Great, No-Nonsense Ways to Retain Your Best People

Strategy Driven

However, when performed together, your department, plant or organization will be transformed into a sophisticated retention machine that will be the envy of your fellow managers or competitors. If you are going to maximize your organization’s performance you have to make a conscious, binding top-down management decision and commitment to develop a no nonsense approach to retention. Assess your supervisory and management team! Identify the poor managers and supervisors.

StrategyDriven Enterprises Extends its Energy Advisory Services, Partners with NTE Solutions

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Enterprises, LLC and NTE Solutions partner to provide energy industry executives and managers with asset lifecycle management and regulatory compliance advisory services. The relationship combines StrategyDriven’s leading experience in asset lifecycle management and regulatory services with NTE Solutions’ capabilities in all aspects of power development, from engineering to commercialization. Risk management and compliance.

The Focus Factor

Strategy Driven

However, when performed together, your department, plant or organization will be transformed into a sophisticated retention machine that will be the envy of your fellow managers or competitors. Our discussion got me thinking about how we often fail to have discussions about development goals with our kids… or our employees. ’ He is the President of Human Asset Management LLC, a human resource consulting firm specializing in executive search and leadership training.

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How Employers in Poor Countries Are Using Nudges to Help Employees Save Money

Harvard Business

According to World Bank figures , half of adults in high-income OECD countries save in a formal account; in developing economies, it’s only one in five. In a recent paper , we found that nudging employees to save worked in Afghanistan, one of the world’s least financially developed countries. Savings provide a major flow of capital to financial institutions, and enable consumers to purchase large assets, manage unexpected expenses, and prepare for retirement.

Research: Index Funds Are Fueling Out-of-Whack CEO Pay Packages

Harvard Business

The pay of top managers has risen faster than those of other star earners. Top management compensation packages guarantee a high level of pay, but are often only weakly linked to the performance of the firm relative to its industry competitors. Nowadays, the same handful of large, diversified asset management companies controls a significant proportion of US corporations. In other words, these managers are rewarded less for outperforming their competitors.

StrategyDriven Welcomes Jeff Kortes

Strategy Driven

Jeff Kortes is the President of Human Asset Management LLC, a human resources consulting firm which specializes in executive search, retention, engagement and front line leadership training. No Nonsense Retention is a hard hitting yet easy to read primer on how to develop and implement a strategic retention process in any department or organization. Slug Proof Your Team… No Nonsense Strategies to develop a High Performance Organization.

Can Index Funds Be a Force for Sustainable Capitalism?

Harvard Business

Just look at Uber to understand the importance of diversity and product safety or at car manufacturers scrambling to develop a competitive advantage in electric cars as countries seek to decarbonize their economics and fight pollution. It is tough to beat the market and over long periods of time indexing has been shown to outperform most active managers. First, large index asset managers, such as Blackrock, State Street, and Vanguard. Hiroshi Watanabe/Getty Images.

What’s Driving Superstar Companies, Industries, and Cities

Harvard Business

These “superstar” sectors include financial services such as banking, insurance, and asset management, professional services, internet and software, real estate, and pharmaceuticals and medical products. Often when superstar cities fall, they tend to be advanced economy cities, replaced by a developing economy city. Acquisitions, bold investment in intangible assets, and attracting talent can ultimately make the difference. Apexphotos/Getty Images.

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How Customers Perceive a Price Is as Important as the Price Itself

Harvard Business

Financial asset managers have been out-price-cutting one another in exchange-traded funds in a bid to gain market share. As pressure intensifies to reduce prices, either by cutting the list price or offering a discount, managers may act hastily, without the same rigor they apply to investments elsewhere, such as capital deployment or product enhancements. Price wars have broken out in consumer industries around the world.

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It’s Time to Tie Executive Compensation to Sustainability

Harvard Business

BlackRock, the largest asset manager in the world, recently said , “Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors relevant to a company’s business can provide essential insights into management effectiveness and thus a company’s long-term prospects.” Rather than aiming at all 17 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals , for example, companies will likely tailor their sustainability efforts to their commercial priorities.

Can Insurance Companies Incentivize Their Customers to Be Healthier?

Harvard Business

Consider the Vitality program developed by the South African insurance company Discovery over 25 years ago. Such examples are featured in FSG’s new research on shared value in the insurance sector, along with efforts by sector leaders to reach more underserved customers with insurance and better leverage their asset management side to create the context for prevention.

Why an Activist Hedge Fund Cares Whether Apple’s Devices Are Bad for Kids

Harvard Business

But CalSTRS is one of the world’s leading asset owners on the importance of integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues into investment decisions — investing as a way of maximizing returns while making the world a better place — so why would it be interested in partnering with an activist hedge fund? trillion in sustainable and impact investing strategies, representing one out of every five dollars being professionally managed.

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Why the U.S. Needs More Worker-Owned Companies

Harvard Business

nonprofit organizations like the Heartland Capital Strategy Institute are bringing together institutional investors, private asset managers, and worker representatives to harness some of the $13 trillion of assets in workers’ pension funds to invest in worker-friendly businesses that offer good investment returns. And companion bills developed to enable the U.S. Klaus Meinhardt/Getty Images.

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Startups Could Fundamentally Change the Way Big Investors Operate

Harvard Business

Small startup firms are already developing proprietary technologies — such as machine vision, deep learning, and other innovations —– that could help large investors evaluate opportunities and risks with far greater accuracy and efficiency than was previously possible. In September 2016 we undertook a survey of nearly 300 endowment and foundation managers. This disconnect is a major problem for the continuing development of efficient capital markets.

How to Fix Financial Capitalism? Focus on Ethics

Harvard Business Review

These were among the questions addressed at a luncheon in New York convened by CFA Institute President John Rogers with financial industry leaders that included representatives from private and not-for-profit asset managers, public pension funds, insurance companies, and diversified financial services firms. The organization has developed an Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct , which more than 700 firms have adopted.

How Companies, Governments, and Nonprofits Can Create Social Change Together

Harvard Business

In 2016, socially responsible investing made up more than one out of every four invested dollars under professional management. And recently, the head of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, called on all companies to explain how their businesses make “a positive contribution to society” beyond just financial performance. Manage people effectively through decentralized teams across organizations. Ilka & Franz/Getty Images.

Why You Should Have (at Least) Two Careers

Harvard Business

It’s not uncommon to meet a lawyer who’d like to work in renewable energy, or an app developer who’d like to write a novel, or an editor who fantasizes about becoming a landscape designer. Subsidize Your Skill Development. And most of my asset manager clients were looking for something different: “Give me a contrarian perspective.”

How Accounting Can Help Build a Sustainable Economy

Harvard Business Review

Eccles , a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School points out, that’s not because these issues don’t have financial consequences. Eccles, a mathematician by training and one of the foremost experts in corporate reporting, has for the past five years been working to create sustainability accounting standards for the investment community (he is also the chairman of ESG asset management firm Arabesque Partners).

7 Ways to Introduce AI into Your Organization

Harvard Business

It has a “10-10-10” development approach, in which the goal is to build a rough cognitive application in 10 hours, customize it in 10 days, and go live within 10 weeks. Yes, you can cheaply access one of the Watson APIs on Bluemix, IBM’s developer cloud—my students did it in our last class for free—but the full Watson offering is mostly aimed at large-scale, transformative applications.

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Seven Ways CEOs and Investors Can Promote the Long Term

Harvard Business Review

They are not interested in hearing about the technological, regulatory, and societal developments that will determine the long-term, strategic positioning of this company.". The board of directors and top management should spend the largest chunk of their time communicating with long-term investors. Globally, these asset owners manage significant sums, exceeding $50 trillion at the end of 2009.

How to Hire More Top Performers

Harvard Business Review

AllianceBernstein (AB), a $3 billion asset management company based in Manhattan, rates each of its 3,700 employees every year on both performance and potential. One other tip: involve as many line managers in the interviews you can. Many jobs these days are highly technical, from software development to running a copper mine. Hiring Managing people Talent management How much is your top salesperson worth? Your star engineer? Your best marketer?