Farewell, with thanks


Af­ter more than 15 years at In­vest­ment Ex­ec­u­tive ( IE) — the last eight as editor-in-chief — I have de­cided that it’s time to re­tire. I’ll be tak­ing a few months to de­com­press be­fore mov­ing on to the next chal­lenge.

The last decade and a half has brought tremen­dous change to the fi­nan­cial ser­vices sec­tor. Waves of reg­u­la­tion con­tin­u­ally al­tered the land­scape for fi­nan­cial ad­vi­sors. New prod­ucts — such as ETFs — proved to be im­mensely pop­u­lar. Dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy opened up in­no­va­tive ways of con­nect­ing with clients and manag­ing in­vest­ments.

We have worked dili­gently to keep abreast of these devel­op­ments and to high­light their sig­nif­i­cance to fi­nan­cial ser­vices sec­tor pro­fes­sion­als. I have no doubt that IE’s tra­di­tion of pro­vid­ing ob­jec­tive, high-qual­ity in­for­ma­tion and in­sight­ful anal­y­sis will con­tinue.

There has also been a seis­mic shift in the me­dia busi­ness. Dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy has for­ever changed the way we de­liver news and in­for­ma­tion. Our job has been to har­ness that tech­nol­ogy in a way that sat­is­fies the needs of both read­ers and ad­ver­tis­ers.

I’d like thank IE’s un­par­al­leled ed­i­to­rial staff mem­bers for their ex­per­tise and ded­i­ca­tion over the years. This truly unique group of writ­ers and ed­i­tors made my job a whole lot eas­ier than it might oth­er­wise have been. As well, I would be re­miss if I did not ac­knowl­edge with grat­i­tude the hard work of our advertising team and the sup­port our many ad­ver­tis­ers, who put their faith in our pub­li­ca­tion from Day 1.

And fi­nally, to our read­ers: Thank you for mak­ing us part of your busi­ness life. I know that ev­ery­one at IE re­mains ded­i­cated to serv­ing your needs.

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