Tandem Thinking

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...

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...

24 Jul

Becoming Rich Vs. Staying Rich

Actor Johnny Depp is one of the latest public figures to join a long list of film stars, sports stars, and lottery winners to have gone broke. Depp became a teen idol in the 1980s after staring at the TV series 21 Jump Street. He...

26 Jun

A Tale of Complex Investment

A recent article in the Guardian highlights one of the major failings of the investment management industry: the Standard Life GARS fund The largest actively-managed fund in the UK manages over £20billion in assets, however its ‘ridiculously complex’ structure has undermined its value. Over the past...

29 May

Money and your mental well-being

Whether we like it or not, money plays a crucial role in our psychological well-being. Research has established strong links between money and mental well-being. The reality is, most of us experience money worries. Regardless of whether we have a lot of money or a...