Are we there yet?

So the holiday season is well and truly over, those couple of weeks where we look forward to visiting family and friends in different parts of the country to catch up and reminisce on the ups and downs of the year gone by. You know how the story starts – get the other half and…

Unintended consequences

Minimum of 8 characters and at least 3 of upper case, lower case, number, character and is not similar to any used in the last 12 months. One of many modern day frustrations is being confronted with this and realising that your “usual” password (or a variation of it) no longer fits the bill. If,…

“In a crowded hall, exit doors are small… ”

This recent RBS research piece (and summary articles in the Guardian and Telegraph) has caught people’s attention; I overheard it mentioned in the coffee queue and on the tube this morning, and it’s certainly been a hot topic of discussion in the team.  It cites a number of reasons why investors should be cautious in…

Diving in at the deep end

Published in Portfolio Institutional For those of you that follow the KPMG LDI survey, you will have seen the increase in the number of pooled LDI mandates in the previous 12 months. Anecdotally our sales team are certainly seeing an increased appetite for pooled funds and are  constantly asking us to build a pooled fund…

It’s Not Fair

As you may have realised from some of our past analogies, we love anything transport related. So you can imagine our excitement at a corporate karting event. That was last night; this morning I find myself very grumpy having not made it through to the final after being “unfairly” rammed off the track (not to…

I would rather take the M6 Toll and be wrong

From Pensions Expert: Having grown up in Shropshire, working in London, means that the M6 has been a feature of my life for years. Since 2003, every time we travel back to Shropshire I have a choice to make as I approach Birmingham – should I take the M6 toll or not? Whilst adding 6…