Swiss investment firm EFG Asset Management has launched a Future Leaders Panel, that consists of gathering industry and academy experts, with the aim of demonstrating the value of active management by identifying visionary leaders in company management teams.
The Future Leaders Panel currently comprises:
• Nathan Furr, business innovation expert and assistant professor of strategy at Insead
• Tara Swart, neuroscientist and behavioural psychology expert and senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management
• Freek Vermeulen, innovation expert and associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at London Business School
• Jason Jay, ESG expert and senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management
It is understood additional members will join the panel in coming months. The panel will be contributing to EFGAM’s investment research process and provide insights for EFG’s clients.
Moz Afzal (pictured), chief investment officer of EFGAM said, “The Future Leaders Panel enables us to take our entrepreneurial approach to the next level. The panelists will act as an extension of our in-house analysts to further shape our investment process and identify key qualities behind visionary leaders and management teams. We are delighted to welcome such acknowledged experts in the fields of business management and innovation to the panel.”
Nathan Furr, assistant professor of strategy and innovation at Insead said that “innovation is unquestionably a cornerstone of great management teams and I look forward to combining my insights with that of EFGAM’s and the other panellists to develop a practical investment framework underpinned by sound empirical research.”
EFGAM managed around $20bn (€16.6bn) of assets as of end-April 2017.