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We spoke to Matthew Brady, a new addition to the FCLT Global team, about his motivations for joining the organization and his thoughts on combating short-termism.

Matthew Brady is an exciting new addition to the FCLT Global team, passionate about driving practical change in the financial investments industry for increased efficiencies. We spoke to him about his background, motivations for joining FCLT, and what he determines as success for the organization.

Q: Why did you decide to join FCLTGlobal, and what will you be working on?

I joined FCLT because I have seen the detriments of short-termism and how it can perpetuate sub-optimal results. I wanted to be a part of a company that is helping to drive changes that can have tremendous benefits across the investment value chain. During my career, I have worked with a variety of different asset owners and asset managers and was struck by the importance of these interactions and how their decisions often had paramount effects on individuals that would never be an active participant in the outcome. I am excited to help make these interactions more beneficial for all. As a Research Associate at FCLT, I will be helping with a number of ongoing research initiatives.

Q: Tell us a little bit about you and your previous work experience.

I joined FCLT from NEPC, a full-service investment consultancy that serves a wide range of clients including defined benefit and defined contribution employee benefit plans (corporate, public, and Taft-Hartley), endowments, foundations, insurance, and private wealth investment programs. While at NEPC I held a number of different roles, but spent most of my tenure within their traditional research department where I focused on manager research and portfolio construction. During my last year at NEPC, I helped co-lead efforts to build out a designated private wealth practice group. Prior to NEPC I worked at Fidelity Investments.

Q: What are you looking forward to most about working at FCLT Global? 

I am looking forward to working with our members on a wide range of research tropics in order to evaluate the status quo, and determine if markets are providing its participants with the optimal solution.

Q: What are you hoping to achieve in your new role?

I am hoping to contribute to FCLT being a catalyst for change. Conceptualizing different aspects of long-termism is interesting, but I hope that we are able to recommend practical ideas that can be implemented and actually drive increased efficiencies.

Learn more about the FCLTGlobal team here.