Consulting firms tend to look the same. Same business model, same jargon, same claims on what they can do for you. We designed Naissance differently in ways that matter to our clients. We set out three principles:

Partners Do the Work

No army of junior analysts. No outsourcing. We are fully invested in everything we do.

Repackage Nothing

We start every project with a clean slate. Everything from our frameworks to our PowerPoint text is developed originally for every client.

Efficiency Matters

Nobody should sacrifice quality, and that quality should come with as much speed and as little cost as possible.

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  • Beta Block
    Two Thoughts on Smart (or Strategic) Beta

    A few weeks back I commented in a story on OppenheimerFunds’ move into the smart (or strategic) beta realm. Let’s be generous and say that my quote was among the more generic in the story. So I thought I’d take … [read more]

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    Nothing New Under the (Visual) Sun?

    We recently completed a project on asset managers’ visual branding strategies: the way a firm’s logo, color palette, and imagery tells and reinforces the value proposition (or, in some cases, fails to do so). Among the firms we focused on … [read more]

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Top Industry Blog Posts

  • Best Blogs of the Week #209

    Only one post this week qualifies for inclusion. The post does tremendous work exploring U.S. inflation. BlackRock – Is US Inflation Too Low? – The bottom line: The treatment of “inflation” as a simple headline number that needs to be … [read more]

  • Best Blogs of the Week #208

    This two-week edition for Best Blogs highlights two posts that support FAs efficiently. The first supports considerations around hedging and the second about growing practices toward responsible investing options. Invesco – Volatility Takes Center Stage –  We don’t hedge our … [read more]

  • Best Blogs of the Week #207

    Only one post made the grade this week. The Invesco post is technical and weaves in my second favorite Clint Eastwood film (favorite?). Invesco – During a period of negative returns, the dividend and low volatility factors again led the … [read more]

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