Monthly Archives: February 2021

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Ep 44: The Benefits of Building a Purposeful Firm Culture – With Marie Dzanis, CIMA®



The culture of a firm directly impacts it’s bottom line. It affects how employees engage with clients and how your firm is viewed within the community.

In this episode, Laura Gregg and David Partain welcome Marie Dzanis, Head of Asset Management, EMEA and Chief Executive Officer of Northern Trust Global Investments. Marie is passionate about the power of nurturing a sustainable culture and talks about a paper she recently authored on the subject which specifically addresses a more virtual workforce.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • 3 steps for cultivating a purpose-driven culture within your firm
  • Why the “S” in ESG has never been more relevant.  
  • How accountability is key in strengthening a firm’s culture
  • Optimizing hiring by looking beyond geographic borders
  • Ideas to build loyalty in a virtual environment.
  • And more!

Listen now to discover why defining and nurturing the culture within an advisory firm may be more important than ever.

Resources: FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds | Laura Gregg | Email for Marie’s Paper | David Partain 


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Ep 43: A New Look At Gender Stereotypes – With AnnMarie Pino and Susan Czochara



It’s time for advisors to let go of some deeply held stereotypes about women investors. Investment preferences may have less to do with gender or more with levels of wealth and roles in the household.

In this episode, David Partain talks with Co-Host Laura Gregg, AnnMarie Pino Director of Financial Research at Greenwald Research and Susan Czochara, Head of Retirement Solutions from Northern Trust Asset Management. Together, these three women talk about their research and provide data on what really drives investment decisions for women and why advisors should stop assuming all women’s investment knowledge and risk preferences are the same.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why segmenting your client base can build better relationships
  • How confidence and risk appetite changes as wealth grows
  • Stereotypes to steer clear of when thinking of female investors 
  • Findings from the Northern Trust/Greenwald research on retirement plan participants 
  • About the FlexShares research study on high-net-worth primary breadwinners 
  • And more!

Join us now to gain a better understanding of the many nuances of your female clients!

Resources: FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds | Laura Gregg | David Partain | Greenwald Research | Northern Trust Investment Institute