Asset Management Organizations
Stay abreast of industry issues, news and trends by joining asset management organizationsIf you own a company in the asset management industry, you would do well to partner with asset management associations to strengthen your business expertise and credibility. Industry organizations bring together professionals with similar goals and challenges. Members of industry organizations come from all company divisions, but all share the same objective of expanding their knowledge.
Becoming a member of the right organization opens the door to a wealth of expertise. You will be exposed to many networking opportunities, information and resources. Additionally, asset management companies may also provide invaluable services that include new products, education opportunities and industry support. When looking for membership with an asset management group, remember the following:
1. Make sure the association you're interested in is credible. Check the Better Business Bureau or other industry accreditations.
2. Most organizations charge fees for memberships, so make sure you’re getting your money’s worth before you pay.
3. Many professional asset management organizations don’t stipulate membership for certification.
Become a member of an accredited asset management organization
Join investment management organizations that offer a full schedule of events and conferencesEvents and conferences are a boon to any business. They give you an opportunity to network and share issues with industry peers. More importantly, they give your company exposure within the industry, and provide you an opportunity to further your relationships with other businesses. Try and pick organizations with nationally-recognized events.
Take advantage of certification opportunities provided by asset management groupsProgress stops for no one, and you need to advance as a professional by keeping your industry skills sharp and current. Take advantage of educational programs and tools to assist you and your employees in knowledge development and career advancement. Many organizations offer information on upcoming seminars, conferences, business development courses and other industry-related programs, in addition to industry certifications.
- Networking is a great business tool. Make sure you're stocked with business cards so you can market yourself and your company to you asset management association peers.
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