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Sway Research DCIO Services

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Overview of Sway\'s DCIO research and consulting services

Overview of Sway\'s DCIO research and consulting services


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  • 1. Sway ResearchDCIO Products and Services
    Fall 2009
    Copyright 2009 by Sway Research LLC. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use or reproduction is prohibited.
  • 2. Agenda
    • Background
    • 3. Areas of expertise
    • 4. DCIO Products and Services
    • 5. Overview
    • 6. DCIO metrics tracked
    • 7. In-depth research studies
    • 8. Study calendar
    • 9. Custom DCIO research
    • 10. Representative clients
    Fall 2009
    Copyright 2009 by Sway Research LLC. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use or reproduction is prohibited.
  • 11. Background
    • Chris J. Brown—founder and principal
    • 12. Began financial services career as a Smith Barney Financial Consultant in the early 1990’s
    • 13. With Financial Research Corp. from 1997 to 2006
    • 14. VP, Director of Research 2000-2002
    • 15. Founded Retirement Market Research unit in 2003
    • 16. Launched the syndicated research business of Cogent Research in October 2006
    • 17. Founded Sway Research in July 2007
    • 18. Single employee model with broad network of contractors that specialize in specific research areas or market segments
    Fall 2009
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  • 19. Expertise
    • Author of the following in-depth research studies
    • 20. Defined Contribution
    • 21. IODC Growth Trends (FRC, Jun. 2004)
    • 22. Optimizing IODC Distribution (FRC, Jun. 2005)
    • 23. Keys to Success in the Small Business Retirement Market (FRC, Feb. 2006)
    • 24. Aligning an Organization for Platform Sales Success (Sway, Jan. 2008)
    • 25. Best Practices in DCIO Sales and Marketing (Sway, Oct. 2008)
    • 26. Demographic Research
    • 27. IRA Rollover Trends (FRC, Nov. 2003)
    • 28. Converting Retirement Income Planning into Practice (FRC, Aug. 2006)
    • 29. Investor Brandscape (Cogent Research, Feb. 2007)
    • 30. Capturing the Hearts & Wallets of Peak Accumulators (Sway/MHC, Apr. 2009)
    Fall 2009
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  • 31. DCIO Products and Services
    Fall 2009
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  • 32. Product & Service Overview
    • In-depth research studies
    • 33. Custom research
    • 34. Competitive benchmarking
    • 35. Marketplace intelligence
    • 36. Strategy consulting
    • 37. Distribution and marketing strategy
    • 38. Organizational alignment
    • 39. Executive strategy sessions
    • 40. Launch of an initiative or facilitation of a strategic planning session
    • 41. Data licensing
    • 42. Utilize Sway data and analysis in whitepapers and/or value-add programs
    Fall 2009
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  • 43. DCIO Business Metrics Tracked
    Sales & Assets
    • Annual gross sales
    • 44. Annual change in DCIO assets
    • 45. Sales to assets
    • 46. Sales by channel
    • 47. Annual goals vs. actual gross sales
    • 48. # of focus partner platforms
    • 49. % of sales from focus partners
    Sales & Marketing Budgets
    • Annual sales spend
    • 50. Annual marketing spend-total and across categories
    • 51. Annual spend by channel
    • 52. Annual sales spend per salesperson
    Sales & Marketing Staff
    • # of full-time sales and marketing personnel by function
    • 53. Productivity – gross sales per salesperson
    • 54. Avg. years of experience
    • 55. DCIO assets per FTE
    • 56. Total comp.– externals, internals, key accounts, and consultant relations
    • 57. Variable comp. components
    • 58. Profitability across market segments
    • 59. Sales force time allocations
    Fall 2009
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  • 60. In-Depth Research Studies
    The State of DCIO Distribution 2010 – To be published October 2009
    • In-depth study based on surveys and interviews with DCIO sales leaders (19) and platform gatekeepers (11)
    • 61. Featuring
    • 62. Analysis of DCIO profitability across products (Fund, CIT, Sub-advisory)
    • 63. Sales force productivity per head
    • 64. Sales force size and structure
    • 65. Annual DCIO sales and marketing budgets
    • 66. Allocation of sales force time and marketing budgets
    • 67. Best practices in fostering cross-organizational cooperation
    • 68. DCIO compensation benchmarks and trends
    • 69. Impact of the market crash on investment menus
    • 70. Gatekeeper outlook for manager change activity
    • 71. Outlook for Target-Date and QDIA alternatives
    • 72. 10 Principles for DCIO sales success
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  • 73. In-Depth Research Studies Continued
    Best Practices in DCIO Sales and Marketing – Oct. 2008
    • Based on surveys and interviews of DCIO leaders (14), DC platform gatekeepers (9), and retirement advisers (107)
    • 74. Featuring
    • 75. Benchmarks for DCIO budgets and sales force headcounts
    • 76. DC platform gatekeepers’ perspectives on best-in-class sales support
    • 77. Retirement advisers’ insights into preferred value-add programs
    • 78. Sales force productivity benchmarks and strategies for enhancement
    Aligning an Organization for Platform Sales Success – Jan. 2008
    • Based on surveys and interviews of platform sales executives at 10 leading asset management companies
    • 79. Featuring
    • 80. Strategies for integrating sales and marketing functions across platform businesses
    • 81. Sales force compensation models
    • 82. Investment-only profitability benchmarks
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  • 83. Smaller Scale Studies in Slide Deck Format
    2008 Market Crash Impact Survey – Feb. 2009
    • Slide deck analysis of a survey of 17 DCIO business leaders
    • 84. Featuring
    • 85. Insights into the impact of the 2008 crash on DCIO assets and sales
    • 86. Analysis of the resulting change in sales and marketing budgets, including areas most affected
    • 87. Analysis of the key challenges facing DCIO business leaders
    DCIO Recordkeeper Payments: Policies and Benchmarks – May 2008
    • Slide deck analysis of a survey of 13 DCIO business leaders
    • 88. Featuring
    • 89. Average payments to DC platforms for retail and institutional shares of mutual funds, including the split between fund fees (from the sub T/A) and distributor fees (from the management fee)
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  • 90. Representative Clients
    Fall 2009
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  • 91. Chris J. Brown
    Principal
    Sway Research LLC
    603-382-5300
    chris@swayresearch.com
    www.swayresearch.com
    Fall 2009
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