Raudline Etienne is a highly experienced strategic advisor to early stage and boutique investment managers. Raudline uses her complex and nuanced judgment to advise entrepreneurs and alternative investment firms on governance, investment strategy design, and product positioning.
In addition to running her independent consulting firm, Raudline is currently a Senior Advisor of the global strategy firm Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG). She is also a trustee of the Janus Funds Board of Trustees and a member of the Board of Directors of Brightwood Capital Advisors. She has more than two decades of investment experience in multiple roles as an investor, allocator, due diligence expert and advisor. Her storied career makes her well-equipped to develop the next generation of asset managers.
Raudline Etienne, an Industry Veteran
Raudline Etienne’s career has spanned decades in the institutional investment industry. As Chief Investment Officer (CIO) for the New York State Common Retirement Fund (CRF), she directed portfolio decisions for a $150 billion pool of capital. Always a supporter of new and emerging talent, one of Raudline’s accomplishments at CRF was implementing an emerging manager program in all externally managed asset classes.
In a prior position at Rogercasey, she served as a trusted advisor to institutional investors on a broad array of matters. She advised pension funds, endowments, and foundations on the design of their investment portfolios, and reviewed hundreds of firms to help manage her clients’ assets.
This diverse experience in investing and consulting, has shaped Raudline’s unique and insightful perspective into how boutique asset managers can position themselves for long-term success.
Raudline takes a thorough approach as a consultant, starting with the fundamentals: governance and strategic planning. She helps her clients craft a foundation for their overall vision, organizational structure, decision-making processes, management alignment, and partnership dynamics.
Understanding the Raudline Etienne Difference
Her ability to assist her clients in product design, development, and positioning is an outgrowth of her decades reviewing investment managers. She provides the strategic advice clients need not only to position their products in the best light possible, but to do so within the most logical distribution channels. A client cannot offer a product without understanding the scope of the market, and Raudline provides the knowledge needed to find the best fit for the product.
There is a distinct element of coaching within Raudline’s approach. She parses through all of the raw marketing materials of a high-potential asset manager, helps to distill their uniqueness and, ultimately, assist them in developing a cohesive narrative that will intrigue investors. As Raudline helps her clients find their “voice” she increases their probability for marketing success.
Recognized for her innovation and support for new boutique managers, Raudline Etienne brings dynamic leadership as a consultant. Her unique business models provides the much-needed guidance and support that asset managers often lack in growing their firms. She is an experienced and insightful visionary who helps a diverse clientele penetrate large institutional pools of capital.