Gemini Connection

Bus Factor

April 27, 2017

How Not To Get Hit By It By Scott Spratlen, Senior Vice President of Technology When you hear the term “bus factor,” I imagine a few different images come to mind. Maybe it’s the impending headlights of a bus heading straight for you or a fleet of busses trekking across the country.  In and of…

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Technology in the Hedge Fund Space

April 20, 2017

By Paul Wick, VP Business Development There is no denying that technology has drastically changed the financial industry. However, most of the technological advancements in the hedge fund space have been focused on the fund strategy and not the end investor. Naturally, resources have been dedicated to improving a firm’s strategy because managers are judged…

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Understanding The True Cost of Mutual Fund Distribution – Part Three

April 12, 2017

This is part three in a series on The True Cost of Mutual Fund Distribution. Part one focused on product placement, click here to read it first. Part two focused on active sales and marketing, click here to read part two. Part three focuses on tracking capabilities. Tracking Capabilities An investment manager will need to…

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Understanding The True Cost of Mutual Fund Distribution – Part Two

April 11, 2017

Join us for part two of a three part series on The True Cost of Mutual Fund Distribution. Part one focused on product placement, click here to read it first. Part two focuses on active sales and marketing. Part three focuses on tracking capabilities, click here to read it now.  Active Sales and Marketing The…

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Understanding The True Cost of Mutual Fund Distribution – Part One

April 10, 2017

Join us for part one of a three part series on The True Cost of Mutual Fund Distribution. Part one will focus on product placement. To read part two, click here. To read part three, click here. Northern Lights Distributors, LLC (NLD) believes a successful mutual fund distribution strategy requires a solid competitive philosophy, process, and…

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Kevin Hesselbirg Named CEO of The Gemini Companies

April 6, 2017

Andrew Rogers to Resign After Ensuring a Successful Leadership Transition HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., April 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Gemini Companies (“Gemini”) have appointed Kevin Hesselbirg as CEO. Mr. Hesselbirg will take over the role previously held by Andrew Rogers, who has resigned from the position after more than 16 years with the firm. Mr. Rogers will…

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I’ve Got All These Business Cards…Now What?

April 6, 2017

By Megan Boulter, Marketing Coordinator We live in a digital age where technology is constantly changing how we interact with professionals. One thing that hasn’t changed much is the use of the paper business card. Depending on the sources, you can find the use of business cards, in some form or another, dating clear back…

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How Fostering Relationships Can Add To Your Value Proposition

April 3, 2017

By Rom Beneche, CPA, Vice President, Business Development We’ve all heard the old adage that “people do business with people they like.” I am a strong believer that relationships in business are important. I can confidently say that the relationships I have built over the last 17+ years in the alternative investment industry have greatly…

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Best Practices: Sponsoring an Advisor Conference

March 30, 2017

Marketing can be expensive and sometimes it is difficult to see the direct benefits, especially if there are upfront costs involved. Northern Lights Distributors, LLC (NLD), understands the potential constraints within a marketing budget and aims to assist you in getting the most from your marketing dollars. There are many marketing options to consider, spanning…

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Embracing Change and Taking Action

March 27, 2017

By Alma Piscitello, Executive Vice President, Strategic Advisor Services As an avid reader with an eclectic library of books, it is difficult to pick a favorite book across all genres.  However, two books stand out as powerful frameworks for doing business: Traction by Gino Wickman and Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win…

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