EVP, Director of Research,
Strategic Insight entered a new chapter this summer when,
after more than a year of searching, it found a buyer
in Asset International. Avi Nachmany, who co-founded
the New York City-based fund research and consulting firm
with Joel Rosenthal in 1986, and the rest of the staff are
staying on; Rosenthal, for his part, has retired.
The deal makes Strategic Insight -- known for its
monthly snapshot of the fund industry, Simfund database
and Simfund Filing service -- part of the family that includes retirement industry-focused publications
such as PlanSponsor and PlanAdviser magazines, and gives it
access to deeper pockets. Asset International is controlled by
private equity firm Austin Ventures. Strategic Insight plans
to set up shop in London early next year and Asia in the latter part of the year.
Nachmany grew up in a farming village in Israel and took up
chemistry at Tel Aviv University before heading to New York.
He started Strategic Insight a year after obtaining his MBA
from New York University's Stern School of Business.
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