Why we created Thread Talent

People matter in the investment industry. A lot.

In 2020, we created Thread, a next-generation knowledge management software to help professional investors work better in remote settings. We envisioned bringing investment data, teams, and insights into a single interface to allow cross-pollination and real investment debates.

Yet, talent sourcing remains a tedious routine for recruiters

Recruitment is a tedious process: designing the job description, publishing it on relevant job boards, screening resumes, conducting several rounds of interviews is just a small chunk of the big pie of tasks. Hiring is only the tip of the iceberg, and underneath it, lies a lot more work like — onboarding, training, and retaining the right talent at the right time. Most companies in the asset management industry rely on partnerships with universities and job hunters to ensure their job vacancies are satisfied. Those are expensive solutions, where a typical recruitment agency fee will be 15% to 30% of the first-year salary of the hired talent.

PwC projected $112,3Tn in AuM for the year 2020. Source: PwC AWM Research Centre projections.

Unfortunately, the class of 2020–2021 entered the worst job market since the Great Depression

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, more emails and resumes that graduates sent during their application process have remained unanswered. COVID-19 put a stop to their ambitions. Finding the right job to kickstart one’s career with had always been tough, but in 2020, it became a nightmare with new trends emerging overnight to complicate things! Paperwork in a remote setting, visa restrictions, work-from-home — just to name a few.

A program to bridge this talent gap

To find an investment job, graduates need to be noticed. And to be noticed, they need to communicate.

  1. They tell us about their interests and motivations by submitting a form
  2. Highly motivated candidates are invited to join Thread Talent where we provide them with the best resources (data, training, community) so they can then learn to write great investment ideas based on their own research
  3. Every Friday, our team of investment professionals selects the top investment cases written on our platform
  4. We showcase the best profiles in our newsletter that is read by hundreds of asset management organizations throughout the globe
It all starts by subscribing to our newsletter. As simple as that.

Thread aims to make complex and critical investment workflows more efficient and collaborative.