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"Sound strategy starts with having the right goal" - Michael porter 

A strategic growth plan is only  successful if you have the right tactics to execute. 


 “The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave, is not training them and having them stay.”- Henry Ford. 


The Savino Group is a network of highly talented professionals led by Lauren Savino. Through partnerships, We work exclusively in the alternative investment industry. Each consultant has deep experience working with hedge fund, private equity, and private real estate managers.


Our goal is to offer customized proposals that lead to long term partnerships and generate positive returns on investment for our clients. We have worked with startup, emerging, and mature fund managers, so we know the specific challenges that each face in developing strategic growth plans.

Lauren Savino, CFA, CAIA

Lauren Savino has spent over a decade implementing strategic growth plans for alternative investment managers. Lauren spent seven years in-house at a Chicago based hedge fund where she spearheaded strategic growth plans that led to an increase of over $1billion in assets under management. Over her tenure, she oversaw marketing, business development, product development, and strategic business planning. In early 2018, Lauren founded The Savino Group. In her role, she advises alternative asset managers on strategic growth plans and marketing operations. Her clients have spanned hedge funds, private equity, and private real estate.


Lauren holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, is a CFA and CAIA Charterholder, has a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Finance from Northwestern University and holds the Harrison Assessment accreditation. She is a prior board member and current community committee chair of Women Investment Professionals. Lauren is also an active member of 100 Women in Finance, CFA Society Chicago, and CAIA Chicago Chapter.


In her personal time, Lauren is a passionate skier, traveler, and philanthropist. She calls Chicago home most of the year, but spends winters in Jay Peak, VT where she regularly skis the backcountry before starting the workday. Lauren’s philanthropic efforts focus on education. She actively supports Room to Read and Invest in Girls.  




Savino Group creates strategic business plans that lead to increased revenue.


  • Conducting market research and delivering a comprehensive report to identify the segment that you should target

  • Evaluating your current staff to determine how to most efficiently leverage expertise

  • Building a financial forecast providing multiple scenarios to empower effective business decisions



Strategic consulting is on a project basis. In limited scenarios, Savino Group will enter into hourly rate consulting agreements.

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Savino Group puts the processes in place to execute on your growth plan.




  • Creating marketing collateral including website, fact sheets, and pitch decks that are tailored to your audience

  • Implementing and/or customizing CRMs building efficiencies to reach your target market

  • Creating outreach calendars and metrics that make you relevant and memorable to potential clients


We work with managers on a project basis or offer an outsourced marketing solution.




Savino Group coaches leaders to maximize their impact on the growth of the organization and coaches employees to leverage their skills to contribute to growth.puts processes in place to execute on your growth plan.



  • Evaluating current staff and coaching leadership to best leverage the talent on the team

  • Administering “Harrison Assessments”, a tool that uses predictive analytics to help lead, engage, and develop talent

  • Providing a culture roadmap to ensure that the leadership values and goals are ingrained throughout the organization


Savino Group customizes each coaching relationship, so please reach out to discuss a model that fits your firm and team's needs.

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