Last November, I announced the opening of our Vancouver office only seven months after launching Copylab North America. This past March marked the one-year anniversary since we opened doors at our Boston headquarters, and I’m delighted to report our expansion continues to gain momentum. In an effort to bolster our presence in North America, we established offices on April 3 in two of the world’s most prominent financial centers: New York City and Chicago.
The Big Apple
Located on New York City’s renowned 5th Avenue, Copylab’s new office in the Big Apple will allow us to enhance our service and support for managers in the world’s epicenter of investment management.
Leading our efforts there is David Skillman, who brings with him a wealth of industry experience, most recently as the founder and portfolio manager at 4P Asset Management, a quantitative, alternative asset incubator fund. Prior to that, he founded and served as sales director for Institutional Access, a sales organization connecting institutional asset owners with best-in-class boutique fintech, investment research and financial data vendors. He also held positions ranging from investment advisor to director of sales & trading for several of the world’s best known investment managers.
David will be primarily focused on developing and growing Copylab’s book of business in the Greater New York City area, while also providing support to client relationships in the region.
The Windy City
Because at Copylab we aren’t fond of resting on our laurels, we decided to double down and simultaneously open an office in America’s third-largest city and the birthplace of deep-dish pizza, Chicago.
The gentleman at the wheel in the Windy City is John Clinton, who comes to us from the eponymous investment writing firm he founded, John Clinton Financial Communications. With an 18-year track record of success, John’s unparalleled experience and skillset allows him to support Copylab’s clients with a range of services including white papers, thought leadership, monthly market commentaries, digital content and more. Prior to that, he worked in marketing and corporate communications at Nationwide in Columbus, Ohio, supporting the company’s financial business including mutual funds, annuities, life insurance and retirement plans. Before Nationwide, he managed marketing communications for Meeder Financial, a Dublin, Ohio-based registered investment advisor and mutual fund manager.
In his role, John will bring his expertise and thorough understanding of the investment marketplace to provide writing support for one of our Chicago-based clients. We will look to build on the foundation he is helping lay there as demand for our team of expert investment writers continues to grow.
Just the Beginning
Opening four offices of one of the world’s largest investment writing agencies in 12 months is no small feat. However, we believe we’re still in the nascent stages of creating a global organization committed to supporting the communications and marketing efforts of asset managers worldwide, particularly at a time when the global theme has never been a more imperative mandate for firms in our industry. Over the past year, we’ve been able to help many clients expand their reach to new and existing audiences alike with compelling content, and we will endeavor to provide those same advantages to myriad more in the years to come.
And while you can expect to hear more announcements about our expansion over the coming months, I invite you in the meantime to contact me or anyone on Copylab’s global team to learn more about the communications and marketing solutions we offer to investment managers of all sizes.