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The Take 15 Podcast Presented By CFA Institute is a popular audio interview series defined by illuminating, short conversations with noted economists, best-selling authors, leading researchers, and successful practitioners on topics ranging from geopolitics and cryptocurrencies to irrationality and outlooks.

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Show Host: Lauren Foster

Producer: Mitchell Forst 

Jul 14, 2021

David Littleton and Alex Morris co-founders of F/m Acceleration discuss the Boutique advantage, what is it like to set up your own shop, the considerations for going independent, and the skills and traits necessary for successfully managing an independent firm.

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Episode Breakdown:
1:35 The skill sets that people need to have to be successful in going independent and what they should consider before doing so.
4:09 The natural steps that someone would need to go through to start a new boutique firm
8:20 The characteristics that they are looking for to make an investment and to support a new team and firm
11:44 How difficult is the due diligence process?
13:47 Characteristics that make boutiques better or available to create better investment outcomes?
16:41 Crucial ideas and thoughts you would like people to take away
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