Tiburon Research Calls & Tiburon Written Research

Tiburon research represents the firm's underlying research (coverage of over 3,000 topics with over 2.0 million unique PowerPoint charts) which it has historically conducted on its own budget to support its advisory and investing businesses. Since the early 2000s, Tiburon has made this underlying research available to Tiburon members, originally through subscriptions to its Tiburon Research Access Program and now as part of Tiburon Membership. Tiburon's goal is to help educate its clients in a low-cost way on a wide variety of topics in the wealth & investment management markets. Tiburon's research covers product areas, distribution channels, tactical issues, & strategic issues. Tiburon also publishes profiles of financial services firms. Tiburon offers unlimited access to all of its research for all of a firm's employees for an entire calendar year for only $25,000. This service has helped hundreds of Tiburon clients to consolidate their research needs & budgets. Tiburon also offers one time access to a single research topic for $199.

Each Tiburon research topic or company profile provides access to a useful set of key findings (think factoids), a summary podcast describing research findings, a well-organized 100-200 page summary PowerPoint slide presentation (useful for internal presentations), access to Tiburon's reference PowerPoint slides (useful for further analysis), & access to Tiburon's underlying excel data sheets (useful for data analysis).

Tiburon's research strategy is to ultimately write and continuously refine research offerings covering every substantial financial services industry business and prominent firm so that the research can then serve as a comprehensive library of financial services data, analysis, & opinions for Tiburon clients. Tiburon attempts to publish research on at least twenty additional topics and/or companies each week. Many are simply updates but all lead the firm closer to its goal of comprehensive financial services industry research.

Tiburon PowerPoint slides all follow an easy-to-digest format while providing detailed facts, analysis, & future predictions. Tiburon attempts to position its research as reference documents, and not as short-term newsworthy editorials. Tiburon aims (over time) to make all of its research comprehensive.

The majority of Tiburon's research is designed for executives at financial institutions; some research is more narrowly designed specifically for financial advisors. Tiburon's financial institutions topical series contains macro-industry topics such as the mutual funds industry, the hedge funds industry, the full-service brokerage firms industry, and the fee-based financial advisors industry. Tiburon's financial institutions profiles series includes relatively thorough profiles of leading-edge financial services firms such as Allianz, FMR (Fidelity Investments), & The Charles Schwab Corporation. Tiburon's financial advisors topical series includes more tactical topics such as Fee-Based Financial Advisor (RIA) Benchmarking and Financial Advisor Mergers & Acquisitions. And Tiburon's financial advisor profiles series includes profiles of leading financial advisors such as Edelman Financial Engines, Fisher Investments, & Mercer Advisors.

Tiburon manages its research agenda with a free market perspective. Research topics with frequent subscriptions, high numbers of views, & client requests will be prioritized over those not being as widely utilized. Please share your ideas with anyone at Tiburon.

If you are interested in becoming a Tiburon member or subscribing to any of Tiburon's research, please click here to Subscribe to Tiburon Research online or email Sarah Sage to request access to one complimentary Tiburon Research Call. To receive notification of Tiburon's latest research, please Sign Up to Receive Tiburon Research Releases. And for those clients needing more customization and two-way discussions, please see Tiburon Market Seminars service and feel free to design a custom market seminar to suit your needs.

Tiburon Research Calls

Tiburon members are also offered access to Tiburon Research Calls which offer the unique opportunity to hear the insights of Tiburon Managing Partner Chip Roame on leading edge topics. Tiburon Research Calls are generally scheduled on Thursdays at 10:00am PT & 1:00pm ET. Please join us. Future Tiburon Research Calls will be as follows:

First Half 2021 Second Half 2021
  • First Half 2021 Ended
  • 12/2/21: Discount & Online Brokerage
  • 12/9/21: Online Advice (Robo Advisors)
  • 12/16/21: Wine Investments
  • 12/23/21: Break-Away Brokers
  • 12/30/21: Independent Advisors (Independent Reps and/or Fee-Based Financial Advisors (RIAs))
First Half 2022 Second Half 2022
  • 1/6/22: Financial Advisor Channels (Full-Service Brokerage Firms, Insurance Agents, Bank Brokers & Bank Trust Officers, and/or Independent Advisors)
  • 1/13/22: Institutional Markets (Workplace; Defined Contribution Plans; Defined Benefit Plans; Endowments & Foundations; Sovereign Wealth Funds) and/or International (Non-United States) Markets
  • 1/20/22: Wealth Management Marketing & LeadGen: Digital & Content Marketing
  • 1/27/22: Financial Advisor Technology and/or Financial Advisor Turnkey Asset Management Programs (FA TAMPs)
  • 2/3/22: FinTech Venture Capital
  • 2/10/22: FinTech Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) Investing Opportunities (and/or Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs))
  • 2/17/22: Financial Advisor Succession Planning, Acquisitions, & the Sale Process and/or Independent Advisor Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 2/24/22: Financial Services Industry Mergers & Acquisitions (Retail Banks; Insurance Companies; Brokerage Firms; Investment Management Firms; and/or Financial Technology Firms) (Includes FSI Private Equity)
  • 3/3/22: Elections, Legislation, & Regulations and/or Wealth & Investment Management Legislation & Regulations
  • 3/10/22: Consumer Wealth: Consumers, their Money, Generational Segments, & Wealth Segments (and/or Geographical, Gender, Race & Ethnic Group, & Family Status Segments)
  • 3/17/22: Financial Services Industry Staffing & Compensation: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Issues
  • 3/24/22: Registered Investment Companies (Packaged Products) (Open-End Mutual Funds and/or Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs))
  • 3/31/22: Managed Account Programs (Including Financial Advisor Turnkey Asset Management Programs (TAMPs)
  • 4/7/22: Leading-Edge Alternative Investments (Cryptocurrencies; Structured Products; Wine & Spirits; and/or Cannabis)
  • 4/14/22: Traditional Alternative Investments (Hedge Funds (Including Liquid Alternatives); Venture Capital, Private Equity, & Private Credit; and/or Real Estate Debt & Equity)
  • 4/21/22: Wealth Management I (Financial Wellness) (Financial Planning, Insurance, and/or Lending Products) (Includes Health Insurance & Fee-Based Insurance)
  • 4/28/22: Future of Wealth & Investment Management (and Related WealthTech); Future of Financial Services; and/or Financial Advisor Business Winning Tactics & Strategies
  • 5/5/22: Tiburon CEO Summit XLII Keynote Presentation
  • 5/12/22: Sustainable Investing (ESG) (Includes Opportunity Zones)
  • 5/19/22: Wealth Management II (Financial Wellness) (College Savings Plans and/or Estate Planning)
  • 5/26/22: Discount & Online Brokerage
  • 6/2/22: Online Advice (Robo Advisors)
  • 6/9/22: Single Money Apps and/or Big Tech Wealth & Investment Management Strategies
  • 6/16/22: Break-Away Brokers
  • 6/23/22: Independent Advisors (Independent Reps and/or Fee-Based Financial Advisors (RIAs))
  • 6/30/22: Financial Advisor Channels (Full-Service Brokerage Firms, Insurance Agents, Bank Brokers & Bank Trust Officers, and/or Independent Advisors)
  • 7/7/22: Institutional Markets (Workplace; Defined Contribution Plans; Defined Benefit Plans; Endowments & Foundations; Sovereign Wealth Funds) and/or International (Non-United States) Markets
  • 7/14/22: Wealth Management Marketing & LeadGen: Digital & Content Marketing
  • 7/21/22: Financial Advisor Technology and/or Financial Advisor Turnkey Asset Management Programs (FA TAMPs)
  • 7/28/22: FinTech Venture Capital
  • 8/4/22: FinTech Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) Investing Opportunities (and/or Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs))
  • 8/11/22: Financial Advisor Succession Planning, Acquisitions, & the Sale Process and/or Independent Advisor Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 8/18/22: Financial Services Industry Mergers & Acquisitions (Retail Banks; Insurance Companies; Brokerage Firms; Investment Management Firms; and/or Financial Technology Firms) (Includes FSI Private Equity)
  • 8/25/22: Elections, Legislation, & Regulations and/or Wealth & Investment Management Legislation & Regulations
  • 9/1/22: Consumer Wealth: Consumers, their Money, Generational Segments, & Wealth Segments (and/or Geographical, Gender, Race & Ethnic Group, & Family Status Segments)
  • 9/8/22: Financial Services Industry Staffing & Compensation: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Issues
  • 9/15/22: Registered Investment Companies (Packaged Products) (Open-End Mutual Funds and/or Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs))
  • 9/22/22: Managed Account Programs (Including Financial Advisor Turnkey Asset Management Programs (TAMPs)
  • 9/29/22: Leading-Edge Alternative Investments (Cryptocurrencies; Structured Products; Wine & Spirits; and/or Cannabis)
  • 10/6/22: Traditional Alternative Investments (Hedge Funds (Including Liquid Alternatives); Venture Capital, Private Equity, & Private Credit; and/or Real Estate Debt & Equity)
  • 10/13/22: Wealth Management I (Financial Wellness) (Financial Planning, Insurance, and/or Lending Products) (Includes Health Insurance & Fee-Based Insurance)
  • 10/20/22: Sustainable Investing (ESG) (Includes Opportunity Zones)
  • 10/27/22: Future of Wealth & Investment Management (and Related WealthTech); Future of Financial Services; and/or Financial Advisor Business Winning Tactics & Strategies
  • 11/3/22: Tiburon CEO Summit XLIII Keynote Presentation
  • 11/10/22: Wealth Management II (Financial Wellness) (College Savings Plans and/or Estate Planning)
  • 11/17/22: Discount & Online Brokerage
  • 11/22/22 (Tuesday): Online Advice (Robo Advisors)
  • 12/1/22: Single Money Apps and/or Big Tech Wealth & Investment Management Strategies
  • 12/8/22: Break-Away Brokers
  • 12/15/22: Independent Advisors (Independent Reps and/or Fee-Based Financial Advisors (RIAs))
  • 12/22/22: Financial Advisor Channels (Full-Service Brokerage Firms, Insurance Agents, Bank Brokers & Bank Trust Officers, and/or Independent Advisors)
  • 12/29/22: Institutional Markets (Workplace; Defined Contribution Plans; Defined Benefit Plans; Endowments & Foundations; Sovereign Wealth Funds) and/or International (Non-United States) Markets
First Half 2023 Second Half 2023
  • 1/5/23: Wealth Management Marketing & LeadGen: Digital & Content Marketing
  • 1/12/23: Financial Advisor Technology and/or Financial Advisor Turnkey Asset Management Programs (FA TAMPs)
  • 1/19/23: FinTech Venture Capital
  • 1/26/23: FinTech Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) Investing Opportunities (and/or Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs))
  • 2/2/23: Financial Advisor Succession Planning, Acquisitions, & the Sale Process and/or Independent Advisor Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 2/9/23: Financial Services Industry Mergers & Acquisitions (Retail Banks; Insurance Companies; Brokerage Firms; Investment Management Firms; and/or Financial Technology Firms) (Includes FSI Private Equity)
  • 2/16/23: Elections, Legislation, & Regulations and/or Wealth & Investment Management Legislation & Regulations
  • 2/23/23: Consumer Wealth: Consumers, their Money, Generational Segments, & Wealth Segments (and/or Geographical, Gender, Race & Ethnic Group, & Family Status Segments)
  • 3/2/23: Financial Services Industry Staffing & Compensation: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Issues
  • 3/9/23: Registered Investment Companies (Packaged Products) (Open-End Mutual Funds and/or Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs))
  • 3/16/23: Managed Account Programs (Including Financial Advisor Turnkey Asset Management Programs (TAMPs)
  • 3/23/23: Leading-Edge Alternative Investments (Cryptocurrencies; Structured Products; Wine & Spirits; and/or Cannabis)
  • 3/30/23: Traditional Alternative Investments (Hedge Funds (Including Liquid Alternatives); Venture Capital, Private Equity, & Private Credit; and/or Real Estate Debt & Equity)
  • 4/6/23: Wealth Management I (Financial Wellness) (Financial Planning, Insurance, and/or Lending Products) (Includes Health Insurance & Fee-Based Insurance)
  • 4/13/23: Sustainable Investing (ESG) (Includes Opportunity Zones)
  • 4/20/23: Wealth Management II (Financial Wellness) (College Savings Plans and/or Estate Planning)
  • 4/27/23: Future of Wealth & Investment Management (and Related WealthTech); Future of Financial Services; and/or Financial Advisor Business Winning Tactics & Strategies
  • 5/4/23: Tiburon CEO Summit XLIV Keynote Presentation
  • 5/11/23: Discount & Online Brokerage
  • 5/18/23: Online Advice (Robo Advisors)
  • 5/25/23: Single Money Apps and/or Big Tech Wealth & Investment Management Strategies
  • 6/1/23: Break-Away Brokers
  • 6/8/23: Independent Advisors (Independent Reps and/or Fee-Based Financial Advisors (RIAs))
  • 6/15/23: Financial Advisor Channels (Full-Service Brokerage Firms, Insurance Agents, Bank Brokers & Bank Trust Officers, and/or Independent Advisors)
  • 6/22/23: Institutional Markets (Workplace; Defined Contribution Plans; Defined Benefit Plans; Endowments & Foundations; Sovereign Wealth Funds) and/or International (Non-United States) Markets
  • 6/29/23: Wealth Management Marketing & LeadGen: Digital & Content Marketing
  • 7/6/23: Financial Advisor Technology and/or Financial Advisor Turnkey Asset Management Programs (FA TAMPs)
  • 7/13/23: FinTech Venture Capital
  • 7/20/23: FinTech Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) Investing Opportunities (and/or Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs))
  • 7/27/23: Financial Advisor Succession Planning, Acquisitions, & the Sale Process and/or Independent Advisor Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 8/3/23: Financial Services Industry Mergers & Acquisitions (Retail Banks; Insurance Companies; Brokerage Firms; Investment Management Firms; and/or Financial Technology Firms) (Includes FSI Private Equity)
  • 8/10/23: Elections, Legislation, & Regulations and/or Wealth & Investment Management Legislation & Regulations
  • 8/17/23: Consumer Wealth: Consumers, their Money, Generational Segments, & Wealth Segments (and/or Geographical, Gender, Race & Ethnic Group, & Family Status Segments)
  • 8/24/23: Financial Services Industry Staffing & Compensation: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Issues
  • 8/31/23: Registered Investment Companies (Packaged Products) (Open-End Mutual Funds and/or Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs))
  • 9/7/23: Managed Account Programs (Including Financial Advisor Turnkey Asset Management Programs (TAMPs)
  • 9/14/23: Leading-Edge Alternative Investments (Cryptocurrencies; Structured Products; Wine & Spirits; and/or Cannabis)
  • 9/21/23: Traditional Alternative Investments (Hedge Funds (Including Liquid Alternatives); Venture Capital, Private Equity, & Private Credit; and/or Real Estate Debt & Equity)
  • 9/28/23: Wealth Management I (Financial Wellness) (Financial Planning, Insurance, and/or Lending Products) (Includes Health Insurance & Fee-Based Insurance)
  • 10/5/23: Sustainable Investing (ESG) (Includes Opportunity Zones)
  • 10/12/23: Wealth Management II (Financial Wellness) (College Savings Plans and/or Estate Planning)
  • 10/19/23: Discount & Online Brokerage
  • 10/26/23: Online Advice (Robo Advisors)
  • 11/2/23: Future of Wealth & Investment Management (and Related WealthTech); Future of Financial Services; and/or Financial Advisor Business Winning Tactics & Strategies
  • 11/9/23: Tiburon CEO Summit XLV Keynote Presentation
  • 11/16/23: Single Money Apps and/or Big Tech Wealth & Investment Management Strategies
  • 11/21/23 (Tuesday): Break-Away Brokers
  • 11/30/23: Independent Advisors (Independent Reps and/or Fee-Based Financial Advisors (RIAs))
  • 12/7/23: Financial Advisor Channels (Full-Service Brokerage Firms, Insurance Agents, Bank Brokers & Bank Trust Officers, and/or Independent Advisors)
  • 12/14/23: Institutional Markets (Workplace; Defined Contribution Plans; Defined Benefit Plans; Endowments & Foundations; Sovereign Wealth Funds) and/or International (Non-United States) Markets
  • 12/21/23: Wealth Management Marketing & LeadGen: Digital & Content Marketing
  • 12/28/23: Financial Advisor Technology and/or Financial Advisor Turnkey Asset Management Programs (FA TAMPs)
First Half 2024 Second Half 2024
  • 1/4/24: FinTech Venture Capital
  • 1/11/24: FinTech Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) Investing Opportunities (and/or Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs))
  • 1/18/24: Financial Advisor Succession Planning, Acquisitions, & the Sale Process and/or Independent Advisor Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 1/25/24: Financial Services Industry Mergers & Acquisitions (Retail Banks; Insurance Companies; Brokerage Firms; Investment Management Firms; and/or Financial Technology Firms) (Includes FSI Private Equity)
  • 2/1/24: Elections, Legislation, & Regulations and/or Wealth & Investment Management Legislation & Regulations
  • 2/8/24: Consumer Wealth: Consumers, their Money, Generational Segments, & Wealth Segments (and/or Geographical, Gender, Race & Ethnic Group, & Family Status Segments)
  • 2/15/24: Financial Services Industry Staffing & Compensation: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Issues
  • 2/22/24: Registered Investment Companies (Packaged Products) (Open-End Mutual Funds and/or Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs))
  • 2/29/24: Managed Account Programs (Including Financial Advisor Turnkey Asset Management Programs (TAMPs)
  • 3/7/24: Leading-Edge Alternative Investments (Cryptocurrencies; Structured Products; Wine & Spirits; and/or Cannabis)
  • 3/14/24: Traditional Alternative Investments (Hedge Funds (Including Liquid Alternatives); Venture Capital, Private Equity, & Private Credit; and/or Real Estate Debt & Equity)
  • 3/21/24: Wealth Management I (Financial Wellness) (Financial Planning, Insurance, and/or Lending Products) (Includes Health Insurance & Fee-Based Insurance)
  • 3/28/24: Sustainable Investing (ESG) (Includes Opportunity Zones)
  • 4/4/24: Wealth Management II (Financial Wellness) (College Savings Plans and/or Estate Planning)
  • 4/11/24: Discount & Online Brokerage
  • 4/18/24: Online Advice (Robo Advisors)
  • 4/25/24: Single Money Apps and/or Big Tech Wealth & Investment Management Strategies
  • 5/2/24: Future of Wealth & Investment Management (and Related WealthTech); Future of Financial Services; and/or Financial Advisor Business Winning Tactics & Strategies
  • 5/9/24: Tiburon CEO Summit XLVI Keynote Presentation
  • 5/16/24: Break-Away Brokers
  • 5/23/24: Independent Advisors (Independent Reps and/or Fee-Based Financial Advisors (RIAs))
  • 5/30/24: Financial Advisor Channels (Full-Service Brokerage Firms, Insurance Agents, Bank Brokers & Bank Trust Officers, and/or Independent Advisors)
  • 6/6/24: Institutional Markets (Workplace; Defined Contribution Plans; Defined Benefit Plans; Endowments & Foundations; Sovereign Wealth Funds) and/or International (Non-United States) Markets
  • 6/13/24: Wealth Management Marketing & LeadGen: Digital & Content Marketing
  • 6/20/24: Financial Advisor Technology and/or Financial Advisor Turnkey Asset Management Programs (FA TAMPs)
  • 6/27/24: FinTech Venture Capital
  • 7/2/24 (Tuesday): FinTech Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) Investing Opportunities (and/or Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs))
  • 7/11/24: Financial Advisor Succession Planning, Acquisitions, & the Sale Process and/or Independent Advisor Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 7/18/24: Financial Services Industry Mergers & Acquisitions (Retail Banks; Insurance Companies; Brokerage Firms; Investment Management Firms; and/or Financial Technology Firms) (Includes FSI Private Equity)
  • 7/25/24: Elections, Legislation, & Regulations and/or Wealth & Investment Management Legislation & Regulations
  • 8/1/24: Consumer Wealth: Consumers, their Money, Generational Segments, & Wealth Segments (and/or Geographical, Gender, Race & Ethnic Group, & Family Status Segments)
  • 8/8/24: Financial Services Industry Staffing & Compensation: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Issues
  • 8/15/24: Registered Investment Companies (Packaged Products) (Open-End Mutual Funds and/or Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs))
  • 8/22/24: Managed Account Programs (Including Financial Advisor Turnkey Asset Management Programs (TAMPs)
  • 8/29/24: Leading-Edge Alternative Investments (Cryptocurrencies; Structured Products; Wine & Spirits; and/or Cannabis)
  • 9/5/24: Traditional Alternative Investments (Hedge Funds (Including Liquid Alternatives); Venture Capital, Private Equity, & Private Credit; and/or Real Estate Debt & Equity)
  • 9/12/24: Wealth Management I (Financial Wellness) (Financial Planning, Insurance, and/or Lending Products) (Includes Health Insurance & Fee-Based Insurance)
  • 9/19/24: Sustainable Investing (ESG) (Includes Opportunity Zones)
  • 9/26/24: Wealth Management II (Financial Wellness) (College Savings Plans and/or Estate Planning)
  • 10/3/24: Discount & Online Brokerage
  • 10/10/24: Online Advice (Robo Advisors)
  • 10/17/24: Single Money Apps and/or Big Tech Wealth & Investment Management Strategies
  • 10/24/24: Break-Away Brokers
  • 10/31/24: Future of Wealth & Investment Management (and Related WealthTech); Future of Financial Services; and/or Financial Advisor Business Winning Tactics & Strategies
  • 11/7/24: Tiburon CEO Summit XLVII Keynote Presentation
  • 11/14/24: Independent Advisors (Independent Reps and/or Fee-Based Financial Advisors (RIAs))
  • 11/21/24: Financial Advisor Channels (Full-Service Brokerage Firms, Insurance Agents, Bank Brokers & Bank Trust Officers, and/or Independent Advisors)
  • 11/26/24 (Tuesday): Institutional Markets (Workplace; Defined Contribution Plans; Defined Benefit Plans; Endowments & Foundations; Sovereign Wealth Funds) and/or International (Non-United States) Markets
  • 12/5/24: Wealth Management Marketing & LeadGen: Digital & Content Marketing
  • 12/12/24: Financial Advisor Technology and/or Financial Advisor Turnkey Asset Management Programs (FA TAMPs)
  • 12/19/24: FinTech Venture Capital
  • 12/26/24: FinTech Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) Investing Opportunities (and/or Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs))

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Tiburon Written Research

The executive summaries and tables of contents for all Tiburon research topics are available to review on subsequent web pages at the links below.

Tiburon Research Topics

Tiburon's research currently includes over 3,000 topics. Tiburon intends to soon provide the ability to search through Tiburon research for topics of interest such as break-away brokers, managed account programs, robo advisors, TAMPs, mergers & acquisitions trends, or nearly any other industry phrase. This is intended to make the growing library more useful to all. Tiburon also intends to soon provide a graphical representation of the interrelatedness of its research. In the interim, a comprehensive list of available topics is included at the links below. Tiburon research is organized into twelve series:

Tiburon Research Process

Tiburon research subscribers should find Tiburon research topics to be unbiased in their content. Tiburon's research series is based upon publicly available information; many research topics will have dozens or even hundreds of sources. Subscribers will see that Tiburon PowerPoint presentation pages are all individually sourced, and most are sourced multiple times. Tiburon believes that all data is accurate, although some data may become dated while still posted.

Tiburon research topics each go through an evolutionary process, with initial outline drafts being posted and subsequent drafts incorporating additional information, with demand driving the frequency of such revisions. Mature Tiburon research topics will be comprehensive in their content. Comprehensive Tiburon research topics will have been developed though more than a half-dozen research steps:

  • Develop initial draft of each topical report leveraging key existing content and outlining content desiring to source based on knowledge gained in over thirty five years of industry experience
    • Build initial draft with all relevant existing Tiburon Written Research (including proprietary Tiburon learnings from Tiburon CEO Summit Surveys, Tiburon Benchmarking Tools, and other Tiburon research efforts)
    • Copy in relevant shared chapters and/or entire topics
    • Ensure initial research materials are internally consistent and in modern Tiburon format
    • Sort proprietary research files and leverage the sorting process to embellish the topical storyline
    • Estimate data on all charts (utilize extensive sources to track support)
    • Search web to fill in all relevant data
    • Create desired summary PPT (100-200 useful pages)
  • Interview Tiburon CEO-level members to both embellish storyline and confirm or revise preliminary future predictions
  • Reconcile initial draft with Tiburon company profiles. Company profiles are developed through their own series of steps:
    • Develop initial draft of each company profile leveraging existing content as well as content desiring to source based on knowledge gained in over thirty years of industry experience
    • Reconcile initial draft with all relevant existing Tiburon Written Research (related topics and companies), including proprietary learnings from Tiburon CEO Summit Surveys, Tiburon Benchmarking Tools, and other Tiburon research efforts
    • Incorporate widely available news & data from prior twenty five years since Tiburon founding to flesh out and/or challenge hypothetical views
    • Source & incorporate all public company financial statements (e.g., Reg D filings, 10K reports, 10Q reports, etc.)
    • Source & incorporate all public & private company governmental filings (e.g., FDIC, SEC, FINRA, PCAOB, DoL, state insurance commissioners, etc.)
    • Source & incorporate recent public & private company press releases and industry media coverage
    • Source & incorporate relevant research & stock analyst reports to test, validate, & refine emerging themes
    • Conduct detailed web site reviews and news searches for relevant data to round out views
  • Incorporate widely available news & data from prior twenty five years since Tiburon founding to round out and/or challenge hypothetical views
  • Conduct detailed news searches (including sourcing relevant industry research reports) to round out and/or challenge hypothetical views

Tiburon is an independent research firm and does not seek approval from any entity prior to publishing its research. Further, Tiburon generally does not seek comments from companies which it profiles because it has repetitively learned that those comments are often exaggerated and challenge the spirit of unbiased research. Tiburon is pleased to receive subscribers' suggestions on its research and will review such in subsequent rounds of revisions.

Tiburon research is provided for informational purposes only and not as investment advice. Tiburon is not related to most entities which it researches. Tiburon is also not related to, or endorsed by, most of the sources which it utilizes in its research.

Tiburon Research Redistribution

Tiburon welcomes members to share Tiburon research with all employees throughout their firms under one membership. That said, in order to allow Tiburon’s business model to function properly, distribution outside of a member firm is prohibited. Tiburon has no need to approve the use of select Tiburon research analyses (graphics) in research written by Tiburon members. Dozens of Tiburon members have sought permission to distribute Tiburon Research in whole outside of their firms to independent advisors, prospects, consultants, and other audiences. To address these uses beyond Tiburon membership, Tiburon developed the following Tiburon Research redistribution program:

Broad Program Parameters:

The Tiburon Research Redistribution program has some basic program parameters:

  • The Tiburon Research Redistribution program is limited to Tiburon’s 3,000+ off the shelf topics and profiles
  • Chosen topics and profiles required (in order to prevent the redistribution of incomplete work)
  • Tiburon member redistribution must include entirety of Tiburon Research (in order to avoid misrepresentation of Tiburon Research)
  • Tiburon members may apply for CE credits for their audience, as long as Tiburon need not be involved
  • Tiburon members may not represent that Tiburon has approved of the members’ products or services

Most Common Tiburon Research Redistribution Examples:

Tiburon members can download and/or Tiburon can provide the Key Findings, Summary PowerPoint, and Podcast of the chosen topic(s) and/or profile(s). Tiburon Summary PowerPoint documents are ~80-to-100 page documents representing Tiburon views in graphical format. Tiburon Key Findings are five-to-ten page Microsoft Word documents that list all key findings in bullet point form. Tiburon members most commonly redistribution some version of the Summary PowerPoint or the Key Findings:

  • Summary PowerPoint: Common practices are to distribute the Summary PowerPoint with a cover letter and/or via an interactive web site. Tiburon members sometimes repackage the Tiburon slides in their own templates
  • Key Findings: Common practices are to distribution the Key Findings with a cover letter, often with graphics from Tiburon Summary PowerPoint documents pasted in

Tiburon Research Redistribution Non-Starters:

Tiburon research is its least expensive service. As a result, Tiburon must ensure efficiency of any Tiburon Redistribution program:

  • Tiburon cannot offer to proofread because its staff is too busy
  • Tiburon cannot allow Tiburon members to combine topics because proofreading would then be required

Tiburon Research Redistribution Program Pricing Parameters:

Tiburon members have engaged in Tiburon Redistribution programs at three levels:

  • Written Redistribution. Tiburon members may redistribution the first topic or profile for $20,000 and $10,000 for each subsequent topic or profile. In short, in this model, Tiburon members use the aforementioned Summary PowerPoint and Key Finding. Tiburon has no further involvement.
  • Written Redistribution Plus Podcast. $30,000 for first topic or profile and $20,000 for each subsequent topic or profile. In short, this model is the same as above for white paper and Tiburon will conduct a 30-60 minute podcast on same.
  • Written Redistribution Plus Conference Speech. $30,000 per topic or profile. Same as above with in person presentation instead of podcast (e.g., conference speech)

Tiburon Personal Consultations Policy

Tiburon is unable to address follow-up questions as part of the price of subscribing to Tiburon research. Tiburon necessarily had to create this policy to maintain fairness to its advisory & investment clients as well as the subscribers of incremental research under development. Simply said, because Tiburon offers access to its research at just $25,000, the firm is unable to keep its staff dedicated to individual topics. Hence, at the point in which research subscribers may have questions, the Tiburon team member is likely conducting research on a different topic. Repeatedly pulling Tiburon team members off advisory &/or investing assignments and/or current research under development to look back at other research would be both cumbersome and unfair to the members and/or subscribers of the new research, and Tiburon would necessarily need to increase the cost of its research.

In response to numerous requests to engage in discussion & debate regarding various topics and companies, Tiburon has developed a market seminar service whereby a Tiburon partner knowledgeable about any Tiburon research will present such research, answer questions, and brainstorm the implications of such in a half day visit with a member's executives. The price of a market seminar is $20,000 plus travel expenses. Tiburon will happily net the cost of the underlying research if such is purchased before a market seminar. Hence a market seminar is intended to be the best Tiburon service for members seeking both written research and the opportunity to address questions to Tiburon executives. Please contact Sarah Sage at SSage@TiburonAdvisors.Com or 415-789-2540 to schedule a market seminar.

Tiburon 2021-2022 Planned Research Efforts

Tiburon's 2021-2022 planned research efforts are as follows:

  • Expand the Family of Research Topics: Tiburon's objective is to address every substantial financial services industry topic and company. The firm hopes to reach its target of 5,000 topics & companies by 2022.
  • Refine the Content within Current Research: Some of Tiburon's research topics are in initial draft form. Other topics are lumpy, with some detailed sections and others not so. Tiburon recognizes this and published these initial drafts for members who can benefit from such. Tiburon will seek to unify the quality of the content across all of its research topics in 2021-2022.
  • Develop Tiburon Research Search Capabilities: Prospective research buyers will soon have the ability to search through Tiburon research looking for topics of interest such as break-away brokers, managed accounts, robo advisors, TAMPs, mergers & acquisitions trends, or nearly any other industry phrase. This is intended to make the growing library more useful to all.

Tiburon Research Refund Policy

Periodically (far less than 1% of the time after thousands of subscriptions), Tiburon research subscribers have sought refunds, which has caused hardship and wasted time for Tiburon, hence the following policy now exists for all Tiburon research subscribers. Tiburon is unable to make any financial refunds for research. Both fulfilling orders and processing refunds take up Tiburon time, and given that the research is written as a low cost accommodation service, Tiburon needs to manage its time well, prioritizing advisory & investing clients. Furthermore, given that research is delivered electronically, returns are impractical. If it helps, Tiburon will attempt to offer access to replacement research (either the next year of the same research or other research topic) as long as invoices are paid promptly under the terms of the original order (net 30 days). That said, please observe three suggestions before subscribing to any Tiburon research:

  • First, be sure to read the executive summaries and table of contents for the research of interest. These are created by Tiburon team members to best represent the research to potential subscribers. Sending specific pages is time consuming and unreasonable but the detailed table of contents show relatively clearly the topics covered.
  • Second, please ensure that no other executive at your firm has subscribed to the same research; Tiburon is willing to allow the internal sharing of its research by subscribers, but subscribers need to take responsibility to confirm any prior subscriptions within their firms because the growing complexity of financial services firms makes it impractical for Tiburon to track any firm's subsidiaries and their respective subscriptions.
  • Finally, please remember that the totality of the research is the offering. If there is a weak chapter or a missing podcast or excel data sheet, please bring it to the firm's attention to resolve over time, but please do not seek a refund on a research subscription that you have received.