In its most recent Mutual Fund Monitor report, released in September, Corporate Insight highlighted trends in how mutual fund advisors use social media.
Corporate Insight monitors 17 asset management firms. Of those, eight offer guidance on using technology and social media, and were included in the report. Of those, half don’t advertise their educational materials. Corporate Insight noted that just Putnam and BlackRock prominently display their technology outreach efforts on their homepage.
That advisors are adopting social media in their marketing strategies is a well-established fact, but Corporate Insight found that despite Facebook outnumbering other social media sites in number of users (Facebook had 1 billion active users as of October, according to company info), LinkedIn, with 175 million users as of August, was used by all of the advisors in the survey, compared with 71% who use Facebook.