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(312) 771 4010pqt@magisleaders.comP.O. Box #3392
 Chicago, Illinois 60654

Consulting and Advisory

Based on real world success

Team Development

Magis turns around teams that are “stuck,” caught in drama or underperforming in any way.  In 2012, 2013 and 2014, Peter’s team at Perkins was awarded “Best Place to Work in Money Management” by Pensions & Investments magazine.  Perkins was one of only a few firms to earn this recognition for the first three consecutive years P&I conferred the recognition.  Stability, togetherness and unity around purpose are the hallmarks of Peter’s management style.

Operating Structure/Advisory

Peter served as the primary architect and negotiator in a variety of financial restructurings and transactions. His experience includes acquisition, financial recapitalization, developing equity ownership and similar structures.

He also has extensive experience in a parent company/subsidiary relationship and can lend expertise in the areas of economic relationship and rules of engagement related to responsibility, authority, and autonomy and setting boundaries.

Business Development

Peter has had substantial success in driving new business…period.

He is regularly called on by key players to develop and refine messaging, materials and presentations.

At Ariel, Peter’s sales teams were consistent and repeat winners of Institutional Investor magazine’s Pension Olympics for top sales success with the world’s largest institutions.  During his tenure, assets under management rose from $2 billion to $22 billion; Peter was instrumental in this growth.  At Perkins he revamped the message, materials and organizational structure with its parent company to make the firm more attractive to institutions and institutional consultants.  Perkins’ clients and consultants have roundly applauded the work and rewarded the firm with substantial institutional asset growth, top consultant ratings and a steady flow of new opportunities.

Peter’s experience expands beyond the institutional marketplace to include coveted platforms and financial providers as well as retail marketplaces.  Institutionally focused managers are increasingly interested in entering these marketplaces. Magis is an invaluable asset in considering the possibilities, and if going forward is advisable, executing the strategy.

Product Development

Peter developed, incubated and rolled-out a variety of product strategies at Ariel Investments, Chicago Asset Management and Perkins Investment Management. He has an innate ability to assess capabilities, leverage competencies and drive a process from inception to fruition. As the lead or an independent set of eyes throughout, Magis turns product development goals into solid realities.

“As the CEO of a large financial services company, Peter exhibited a holistic approach to running his business; one part strategic, one part operational, one part fundraising...all of which were implemented with a healthy dose of common sense.”
Principal, Colony Capital, LLC. Director, WP GLIMCHER
“Peter Thompson views every encounter as an opportunity. An opportunity to learn, teach, and ultimately to grow asset management firms. His energy and enthusiasm are unparalleled—as are his deep relationships throughout the industry.”
Chairman and CEO, Ariel Investments

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