We thought we would cut through the many myths that surround investing. We thought we would start with one of the most commonly used one – now is not a g0od time to invest. Now is not a good time to invest One of the most common questions we receive is whether now a good time is to invest. People raise any number of issues when talking to us about timing their … [Read more...] about Busting myths that stop you from investing in the future
Who of us have not pondered acts of bravery and thought, “would I have been able to do that?” Especially when the act is deliberate and not instinctive. But bravery itself is not an absolute quantity – it has to be calibrated to how much we fear the consequence. Varying levels of fear mean that different people need different doses of bravery to perform identical acts. … [Read more...] about Fear and (dys)functionality
The BRICS acronym emerged years ago to represent a group of countries ie Brazil, Russia, India and China that were collectively perceived to be the growth engine of the world. Over the years as some of these countries went through economic hardship or policy changes, investors started to turn their attention to frontier markets that are in earlier stages of the development … [Read more...] about Frontier investing, the final frontier?
We can’t single-handedly save the planet- but it’s fair to say a lot of us are looking at ways to improve the way we treat the world, and the same can be said for the investment industry. Now, more than ever, there is pressure on investment managers to invest responsibly. Here is who we think are leading the sustainable sector, and who are the ones fast … [Read more...] about Sustainability’s Hidden Gems
In the last 12 months, several high-profile consumer goods companies have issued profit warnings, most notably Kraft-Heinz. Some commentators have proclaimed the end of the era of big brands. The future, they argue, belongs to smaller, so-called ‘craft’ brands. But I believe that the demise of big brands has been greatly exaggerated. The more things change … In calling … [Read more...] about Brand new world?