The Origin Story
In 2005, Ross Hunter had an idea: to create a flexible lifestyle business in which he could do a bit of freelance investment writing and spend lots of time with his young family. The hunch worked pretty well and AXA Investment Managers became Copylab’s first client, closely followed by other trusting asset managers.
With business booming six years later a decision had to be made – either to scale back and retreat into freelancer mode, or to go for it and try to grow the business into something more than a one-man band.
New hires were brought on to develop the business in London, thereafter in Scotland. Business then expanded west as we added new asset management firms in the US as clients. New business in the east led to offices and partnerships with like-minded firms in Singapore and Hong Kong. Paris, Dublin, Zurich and Beijing followed.
Today the team looks after 100 clients based in over 13 countries supported by 40 in-house staffers and 100+ freelance writers. We serve 7 of the world’s top 10 asset managers. Read less