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Melbourne VIC, Australia Strategy, M&A
Manager
7 years experience
  • Etfs
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +18
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Budapest, Hungary Venture Capital
Senior
7 years experience
  • Etfs
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Development
  • +14
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Ròm, Rom, Italy M&A
Associate
4 years experience
  • Etfs
  • Financial Modeling
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Spain Strategy, Private Equity
Associate
4 years experience
  • Etfs
  • Financial Analysis
  • Due Diligence
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Rochester Hills, MI, USA Strategy, M&A
Manager
2 years experience
  • Etfs
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Development
  • +4
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Montreal, QC, Canada Strategy, M&A
Associate
4 years experience
  • Etfs
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +7
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Bellshill Strategy
Associate
22 years experience
  • Etfs
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Project Management
  • +5
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France / Netherlands / Luxembourg / Switzerland / Spain / Portugal Strategy, M&A
Senior
10 years experience
  • Etfs
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +29
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Our ETF consultants help clients set up, manage and offer investment advise to clients that wish to invest or already possess ETF holdings.

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Frequently asked questions

What clients usually engage your ETFs Consultants?

We work with clients from all over the world. Our clients range from enterprise and corporate clients to companies that are backed by Private Equity or Venture Capital funds. Furthermore, we work directly with Family Offices, Private Equity firms, and Asset Managers. Most of our enterprise clients have dedicated Corporate Development, M&A, and Strategy divisions which are utilizing our pool of ETFs talent to add on-demand and flexible resources, expertise, or staff to their in-house team.

How is Fintalent different?

Fintalent is not a staffing agency. We are a community of best-in-class ETFs professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best ETFs talent and are able to provide clients with ETFs professionals within 48 hours of first engaging them. We believe that our platform provides more value for Corporates, Ventures, Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, and Family Offices.

Our Hiring Process – What do ‘Community-Approach’ and ‘Invite-to-Apply’ mean?

‘Invite-to-Apply’ is the process by which we shortlist candidates for the majority of projects on our platform. Often, due to the confidential nature of our clients’ projects, we do not release projects to our whole platform but using the matching technology and expertise of our internal team we select candidates who are the best fit for our clients’ needs. This approach also ensures engagement with our community of professionals on the Fintalent platform, and is a benefit both to our clients and independent professionals, as our freelancers have direct access to the roles best suited to their skills and are more likely to take an interest in a project if they have been sought out directly. In addition, if a member of our community is unavailable for a project but knows someone whose skill set perfectly fits the brief, they are able to invite them to apply for the role, utilizing the personal networks of each talent on our platform.

Which skills and expertise do your Fintalents have?

The Fintalents are hand-picked and vetted ETFs professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our ETFs consultants’ experience ranges from 3+ years as analysts at top investment banks and Strategy consultancies, to later career C-level executives. The average working experience is 6.9 years and 80% of all Fintalents range from 3-12 years into their careers.

Our ETFs consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our ETFs talent pool stand out is the fact that they have technical backgrounds in over 2,900 industries.

How does the screening and onboarding of your ETFs talent work?

Fintalent.io is an invite-only platform and we believe in the power of referrals and a closed-loop community. Members of our community are able to invite a small number of professionals onto the platform. In addition, our team actively scouts for the best talent who have experience in investment banking or have worked at a global top management consultancy. All of our community-referred talent and scouted talent are subject to a rigorous screening process. As such, over the last 18 months totaling more than 750 hours of onboarding calls, of which only 40% have received an invite-link after the call.

What happens if I am not satisfied with my ETFs consultant’s work?

During your initial engagement with a member of our Fintalent talent pool with no risk. If you are not satisfied with the quality of your hire for any reason then we are able to find a replacement at short notice. There is no minimum commitment per project, but generally projects last at least 5 days and can last 12+ months.

We are a community-based M&A staffing platform.

With our platform, you can fill full-time M&A roles, or staff your team with a ETFs expert when you need an extra hand.

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Everything you need to know about ETFs

What are ETFs?
An exchange traded fund (ETF) is a marketable security that trades like stock on a stock market. Created by Wall Street firms for individual investors, it is made up of underlying assets such as stocks or bonds . The investment objective of an ETF is simply to match the return or performance of specific index . For example, the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) will try to match the return of the S&P 500 index. That means that instead of buying one or more stocks outright, ETF’s are a way to purchase a representative share of an entire index. Fintalent’s ETFs consultants note that ETFs have been gaining market share in recent years as investors have come to appreciate their low cost and ease of use.

A benefit is that funds can be traded like stocks, which means they can be bought and sold at any time during the day (usually while they are liquid) with no commission fees. The investor may decide to buy and sell shares several times in a day. If so, this might mean trading against other investors in a very competitive market environment .

ETFs work just like mutual funds, but they trade like stocks. They are bought and sold on a stock exchange. ETFs generally have low expenses which can make them suitable for long-term investing . They are appropriate if you want to make a single major purchase of investments such as stocks or bonds. Investors should be aware that some ETFs are leveraged , which means that they attempt to achieve returns greater than the index they track. Investors need to be very careful when trading in an overheated market, or when there is negative news about a security that is held.

Are ETFs a good investment?

Investors should keep in mind that like any other type of investment, ETFs have associated risks . Like mutual funds, there is usually a minimum investment amount to open an account. Some ETF’s have higher minimums than others, which can restrict the investor’s ability to trade in and out of positions quickly. In addition, investors should take note of the expense ratios charged by each ETF provider. Many ETFs will charge annual fees to cover the management fees charged by the underlying investments. These fees may not be reflected in their published expense ratios. Investors should also consider how long an ETF fund has been in operation and how much turnover it has experienced. Mutual funds are actively managed by portfolio managers who try to adjust risk profiles as a fund evolves. This may mean that they will add more leverage or greater foreign exposure as time goes on. ETFs may not be as active, especially if they are index funds .

ETFs are designed to produce some return. They must meet the investment objectives of their underlying investments, which means that they may not perform well when the underlying market moves sharply. In addition, ETF’s can be less liquid than comparable mutual funds, which can lead to more expensive trading fees. Investors should also realize that there is no guarantee that an investment in an ETF will outperform the underlying index upon which it tracks. This is because stock prices can fluctuate beyond the control of the manager, who is known as a passive portfolio manager compared to actively managed mutual funds. In addition, investors should note that not all ETF’s track indexes in exactly the same way. Check out some of the more popular ETFs and their underlying indexes for a better understanding of how they work.

The Bottom Line

You should never invest in an ETF without a clear understanding of the underlying investments and what risks are involved . They are not appropriate for all investors, and you should carefully consider whether or not they fit your specific investment objective . With that said, ETFs do have some unique advantages that can be useful to an investor. While it is important to keep in mind that they can be subject to the same risks as other trading instruments , the simplicity of investing in them is attractive to many investors. You can invest in a diversified portfolio of stocks, bonds or other investments without buying each one individually ; this makes it easier to monitor and manage your portfolio. You can also add to or subtract from a position without an up-front commission cost.

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»I worked in Corporate M&A for more than a decade and wish a platform like Fintalent would have existed years ago! Fintalent provides a very flexible, cost- and time-efficient way to deal with our buy-side transaction staffing requirements with top tier M&A experts.«

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Alexander Mora, CFA
Partner at Ingeniam, former COO/ Head of M&A of DWS Group

»Inorganic growth is a big part of our strategy. We were looking for a global partner to help us with our buy-side M&A projects, and found Fintalent. From first contact to project start took less than 2 weeks. The quality of talent is exceptional. Now, we’re already talking to potential targets.«

Bart van Acker
Bart van Acker
CEO, QbD Group

»Fintalent was able to provide consulting advice in very little time for one of our latest M&A projects. The support was hands-on, pragmatic and of high quality and was as a result critical to advance the project we were not able to properly address in the classical way.«

Dr. Fabian Kley
Dr. Fabian Kley
Head of Group Strategy and M&A at MAN Energy Solutions SE