Tandem Thinking

25 Sep

Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the collapse of U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers. The run on the bank, previously seen as indestructible, sent shockwaves through global markets, sparking a series of event from which we have yet to properly recover. Financial journalist Jason Zweig...

25 Sep

Pursuing an evidence-based investing approach

We are often asked about the reasoning behind our investment approach and although related to a different field, we feel the following tale perfectly illustrates our philosophy. In the early hours of a December morning in 1799, physicians were called to examine a recently retired gentleman...

28 Aug

Investing and the fine art of doing less

For an investment manager, Steve Edmundson doesn’t do much. He works 9-to-5 and very rarely works late. While he spends a lot of his working hours reading about investment strategies, he rarely acts on what he reads. ‘I spend a lot of time researching things...

28 Aug

Video: The importance of advice

This 2-minute video from the asset management firm Dimensional, captures the importance of working with a financial adviser. Dave Butler, who is now the Co-CEO at Dimensional, talks about why he considers the decision to hire a financial adviser one of his best decisions....

24 Jul

Investing is not an IQ contest

Warren Buffet once said of investing that it “is not a game where the guy with the 160 IQ beats the guy with 130 IQ”. In January 1720, shares in the South Sea Company traded at £128. By June of the same year, they had skyrocketed...