Tandem Thinking

25 Apr

The Iceberg Illusion

What would you do, even if you knew you were going to fail? Often in life, we let the fear of failure stop us from even attempting things. We worry that the business may not succeed, so we never start. We worry about not having...

25 Apr

Gifts that keep on giving

Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks once told the wonderful story of how her love for books was nurtured by a woman she had never met. The woman, Althea Glasby, was a friend of Geraldine’s grandfather. One day Geraldine’s grandfather mentioned to Miss Glasby that his...

28 Mar

Why you suck at assessing risk

In the months after September 11, 2001 attacks in the US, the number of people travelling by air declined. Terrified of flying, many travellers revved up and drove to their destinations instead of flying. This increase in car travel resulted in an additional 1600 driving...

27 Feb

Three top tips for tax year end

I love dealing with my taxes..said no one. Ever. Even for those of us who are financial geeks, it’s very hard to get excited about the approach of a new tax year end. But as an optimist, I try to find a silver lining in every dark...

27 Feb

Follow your dreams. With insurance

You may have read about this tragic story in the newspapers recently. A young couple in the US, Tanner and Nikki had a dream to travel the oceans. So, they sold their worldly belongings and bought a sailboat to follow their dream. Two days into...

27 Feb

Video – Dimensional: On Recent Market Volatility

In light of recent events in the capital markets, it is important to remind ourselves that volatility is part and parcel of investing. Markets go up and down, sometimes dramatically. But we must never lose focus on our long terms goals. That’s why we invest...

30 Jan

Getting ready for the next financial crisis?

2017 was another bumper year from the global capital markets, as stock markets in the UK, US and Europe produced double-digit returns. Indeed, since capital markets fell spectacularly in 2008, the main asset classes have experienced an incredible return. The chart below shows the value of...