Copylab, one of the world’s biggest investment writing and communications agencies, has announced a major expansion of its U.S. operations.
The company, which supports some of the largest asset managers globally, has added offices in New York and Chicago to its North American presence.
Formed in 2005 by U.K. entrepreneur Ross Hunter, Copylab has previously established offices in Boston, Vancouver, London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Hong Kong and Singapore. It has had a 7-fold increase in annual turnover over the last 3 years and now employs over 50 people worldwide.
David Skillman and John Clinton will run operations in New York and Chicago respectively, reporting to John D Connolly, Head of Copylab North America.
Skillman was previously the founder and portfolio manager at 4P Asset Management, a quantitative, alternative asset incubator fund. Prior to that, he founded and served as sales director for Institutional Access, a sales organization connecting institutional asset owners with best-in-class boutique Fintech, investment research and financial data vendors. He also held positions ranging from investment advisor to director of sales and trading for several of the world’s best known investment managers.
Clinton previously worked in marketing and corporate communications at Nationwide in Columbus, Ohio, supporting the company’s financial business including mutual funds, annuities, life insurance and retirement plans. Before Nationwide he managed marketing communications for Meeder Financial, a Dublin, Ohio-based registered investment advisor and mutual fund manager.
John D Connolly, Head of Copylab North America, said:
“We are committed to supporting the communications and marketing efforts of asset managers worldwide. At a time when the global theme has never been a more imperative mandate for firms in our industry, David and John will help our many clients to expand their reach to new and existing audiences alike with compelling content.
“We know that the addition of a New York and Chicago presence is desirable to our current client base and opens up many new opportunities for us. Strategically we are hugely committed to this expansion as an exceptional fit for our global operations.”