Pitch Books for Investment Banking and Fund ManagementProfessional, Persuasive, Expert Presentations Development and Design
Challenges in Designing Hedge Fund and Investment Banking Presentations
One of the greater challenges in producing pitch collateral for hedge funds and the like is setting the right visual tone. When we work with a hedge fund with over $3 billion in assets under management, the investor class is about the most discerning there is. There can’t be any punchy, salesy graphics, and the art of persuasion in play must be clear, subtle, direct. Most investment banking pitch books are painfully dry, to the point of being antiseptic. To create a beautiful, light, informative, and persuasive document for an institutional-grade audience is a tall order.
Our philosophy when working on these pitchbooks is to ‘do not harm’ and ‘stay out of the way.’ The presentation is a formality. It can enhance the profile of the fund. But it should never call attention to itself. The design and typography should be letter and pixel perfect. Charts and data can be presented in a modern and updated style, but there should be an air of stability, maturity, and technical sophistication.
With hedge funds and investment banks, getting it right may take many rounds of iteration. It’s a good idea to work with a design team that is focused on results and not on round-counting. This is not a boxing match. This is the highest level of wealth management, and getting the message right will require the mindset of a marathoner. Steady, and driving forward.
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Here is some of the latest news on our investment banking and hedge fund Clients.
Boxer Capital LLC
CiVi Biopharma, a San Francisco, CA-based biopharmaceutical company focused on creating novel therapies against cardiometabolic diseases, completed a $40M funding round. Backers included Boxer Capital of the Tavistock Group.
The company intends to use the proceeds to fund the completion of pre-clinical and early phase I clinical development of its LNA PCSK-9 drug, which it recently licensed from F.Hoffmann-La Roche and for the in-licensing of additional novel drugs to treat cardiometabolic diseases. Read more at finsmes.com . . .
EP Securities LLC
EP Securities LLC and its parent, Excel Partners Holdings LLC were founded by Wall Street veterans with extensive experience in helping companies achieve their strategic and financial objectives through successful M&A and corporate finance transactions. Unlike many other boutique firms, our leadership team consists of entrepreneurs that have been active in the global middle-market for over a decade and are uniquely aware of the needs of middle-market companies. We have a strong track record in completing transactions and our clients benefit from our focus on the following industries: Healthcare – Business Services – Technology. Read more at excelptrs.com