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Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands M&A, Venture Capital
Associate
6 years experience
  • Strategic Insights
  • Financial Modeling
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Analysis
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New York, NY, USA Investment Management, FinTech
Associate
4 years experience
  • Strategic Insights
  • Financial Modeling
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Development
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Paris, France M&A, Private Equity
Manager
3 years experience
  • Strategic Insights
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Centennial, CO, USA Strategy, M&A
Senior
10 years experience
  • Strategic Insights
  • Sales
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Development
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Amsterdam, Netherlands Strategy, M&A
Manager
5 years experience
  • Strategic Insights
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Development
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Préverenges, Switzerland Strategy, M&A
Senior
21 years experience
  • Strategic Insights
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • Corporate Finance
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The Hague, Netherlands Strategy, M&A
Associate
4 years experience
  • Strategic Insights
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
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Hamburg, Germany Strategy, M&A
Manager
3 years experience
  • Strategic Insights
  • Business Strategy
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Our strategic insights consultants help clients uncover and evaluate data to provide knowledge and understanding that can help their company make strategic decisions.

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What clients usually engage your Strategic Insights 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 Strategic Insights 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 Strategic Insights professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best Strategic Insights talent and are able to provide clients with Strategic Insights 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 Strategic Insights professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our Strategic Insights 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 Strategic Insights consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our Strategic Insights 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 Strategic Insights 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 Strategic Insights 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.

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Everything you need to know about Strategic Insights

What are Strategic Insights?

Strategic insights are the process of uncovering and evaluating data to provide knowledge and understanding that can help a company make strategic decisions. Fintalent’s strategic insights consultants note that business use of the term “strategic insights” refers specifically to the process of leveraging data (via primary research, secondary research, etc.) to provide knowledge or understanding that can help a company make strategic decisions. While marketing firms have been using insights for years as part of their tasks, in business the use of this term has only come about in recent years.

In many cases, this knowledge can help you formulate a decision. This is where the difference between insights and intelligence lies. Strategic insights are essentially “knowledge” or “understanding” that helps you make decisions; intelligence, on the other hand, may not be able to be used as such. Intelligence is more like raw data with no real value if it cannot be used as knowledge to make decisions.

Insight is typically generated through primary research techniques such as surveys, focus groups and interviews with consumers. This can be ran by a company or the client in order to get valuable information on specific issues.

Insight is used to gain knowledge about their customer base. This can be done by doing research for the benefit of customers, potential customers, and associated companies. They can also give insight on the company itself, helping them understand what things they should change in order to make better decisions.

Insight is given to a company through research like surveys, focus groups and interviews with consumers. There are many different kinds of surveys and focus groups that are used to get data from people on a variety of topics. The way these techniques are tried out differs as well, so they cannot be compared across all companies looking for insight.

Insight can be uncovered through the use of these research techniques and through analysis the executives gain a better understanding of their consumers and potential customers. This information can then be used to help the company make decisions that are beneficial for both sides. Insight can also be valuable for companies dealing with financial issues.

There are many ways to collect consumer insight data, varying from one company to another. First, face-to-face interviews are conducted with people who fit into one or more of your target groups – these techniques may include a series of focus groups consisting of different age groups or another variation (such as customer support line), in which a group is asked about the same topics but in more depth. Other techniques are telephones, online and mobile questionnaires, or in-home or out-of-home surveys (such as intercepts).

Strategic insights are not limited to just one particular area, but they typically include the following:
-Consumer Insight: The use of research techniques such as surveys, focus groups and interviews to best understand what consumers are thinking–and doing.
-Business Strategy: Studying how customers consume your product or service, how they pay for it, how they buy it and what motivates them most.
-Competitive Analysis: A detailed examination of your competitors’ positioning within the market in terms of strategy, strengths/weaknesses and competitor analysis.
-Legal and Regulatory Compliance: Understanding the laws and regulations within your market that affect your business, as well as compliance to those regulations through periodic changes.
-Financial Analysis: Reviewing and budgeting financial statements such as income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements to better understand a company’s financial position in the marketplace.
-Marketing Intelligence: Learning from data points in the media, consulting firms or other sources analytic information that can help develop strategies for marketing products and services.

In summary, strategic insights are about gaining knowledge about your market, industry or competition through research techniques. This research data can be used to enable companies to make strategic decisions. Strategic Insights arose when facing demanding and challenging markets, where the consequences of poor decisions are high-risk, costly and may result in losing market share or reputation.

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