Posts by Paulette Filion and Judy Paradi

“Ignoring women comes at a big cost!”

Full disclosure – I copied the entire headline from an article run in the business section of the Toronto Star on November 13, 2019 – Why? Because we couldn’t have said it better ourselves. In fact, it is exactly what we say to financial advisors and the financial community at large. The first paragraph of…

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250 Years My A**!

It doesn’t have to take 250 years – we think that’s a cop out, an excuse for dragging our collective feet. Take Goldman Sachs’ bold example. David Solomon, Goldman Sachs CEO, recently announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland that it will no longer take public companies that don’t have at least one diverse…

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Are you a jerk?

A jerk is defined as someone whose behavior is offensive to others and, while we are probably all guilty of behaving badly at one time or another, the problem is we usually don’t know how we come across until someone points it out to us. But that does not mean we are beyond reproach. Quite…

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How not to get fired…

When you work for someone – large corporation or small business, there is always the chance that someday you might be fired. It could be due to any number of reasons – economic downturn, poor sales, obsolete product or even more robust competition. Sadly, you may never know the real reason. When you work for…

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You hate it – so why do it to your clients?

There was a time when asset firms trying to sell their products to financial advisors was the norm. They’d show up with a PowerPoint presentation on their newest fund and talk factor investing, management style, star-studded returns and they’d tout the portfolio manager du jour. If your supplier is still flogging their products that way,…

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Adapt or Perish!

Recently I visited the Fram Museum in Norway. It is a fascinating museum dedicated to telling the story of Norwegian polar exploration through artifacts, maps, diaries and journals. One display in particular caught my eye – it featured a quote from a letter written by an explorer – it stated, “you have to adapt or…

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