Emerson Ward was founded in 2016 with a vision of providing knowledgeable, professional branding, collateral, and consulting services to investment managers of all shapes and sizes. We have the knowledge, skills, and industry experience to help build our clients’ brands, keep their operating costs low, and give them the flexible, scalable marketing support they need to help grow their business.


Emerson Ward Creative, LLC was founded by Brian Ward, an experienced brand builder, designer, and communications expert who has worked with investment managers of all shapes and sizes over the course of his career. He has helped startups, service providers, publicly traded firms, and global multinationals build their brand, expand their communications, and grow their investment management marketing capabilities. 

Brian is a graduate of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, with a BS in Business Administration & Marketing. He is an experienced graphic designer and has held various other creative and marketing roles outside the financial services industry.


At Emerson Ward, we firmly believe any job worth doing is worth doing well. We work day-in and day-out to foster strong relationships with our clients by doing one thing - treating every project and task with respect and attention to detail. 

We also believe that regardless of your firm's size or resources, you can have the same comprehensive, institutional-quality marketing and communications support available to much larger organizations. More importantly, you can access these services on your terms, when and where you need them - all for far less than building these capabilities yourself.


Emerson Ward’s in-depth experience and deep knowledge of the investment space makes our services an ideal fit for new and existing Hedge Funds, Private Equity Managers, VCs, Fund Marketers, and traditional asset managers. We provide professional, dynamic fact sheets, pitch books, and fund collateral, strategic brand support and development, and institutional quality website design and management services.

To date, we have helped dozens of clients in four countries and two continents build their brand, focus their message and improve their collateral.

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Our firm's namesake, Emerson Seils, repairing a typewriter in his IBM workshop, circa 1951.

Emerson 'Em' Seils, the great-grandfather of our founder, was a true jack-of-all trades and a craftsman in every sense of the word. He was a draftsman, a mechanic, a farmer and worked a variety of other odd jobs in Rochester, NY to keep his family afloat during the Great Depression. 

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