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,…

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…

KISS goodbye to complexity

From Pensions Expert: I read with interest Rob Gardner’s Talking Head piece on the need to think differently and work together to solve the problems we face. One example of how thinking has changed dramatically over the past 50 years is transatlantic travel. Not long ago the received wisdom was that the only way to…