Monthly Archives: July 2011

A Deal Maker – Why Your Presence is Required in Asia

Prior to my work in product development, I covered the Benelux region as an institutional bond salesperson for TD Securities. In this role, I learned very quickly that there was a certain protocol that needed to be followed to successfully sell into this region. There was an unmistakable standard for…

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The Idea is Only Part of the Journey – The Balmoral Research Approach

I am a big fan to Thomas Alva Edison’s way of thinking.  I used one of his famous quotes on the home page of my website; “Good Fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.”  Another one of his famous quips is “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration”….

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About The Author

Donna Bales
is a product development professional with a proven track record of managing complex capital market industry initiatives during times of significant market change and market structure reform. Donna is the founder and managing director of Balmoral Advisory, a boutique advisory firm that works with exchanges, regulators, technology firms, market participants and market data vendors to identify and evaluate business opportunities, understand and respond to changing industry/market dynamics and develop and implement strategies and solutions that make sense now and in the future. In addition she acts as a strategic advisor to an international consultancy firm, CollegeHill Asia and sits on the Board of 3Q Innovation, a non-profit that focuses on retraining and replacement of older workers after protracted unemployment. Originally from Canada, Donna holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.