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...

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...