Financial and Investment Advisors to Families
In a financial world where clients have become mere account numbers, and the new emphasis rests on mass-marketing investment products and gathering “Assets Under Management,” we will continue to deliver the attentive personal service of a knowledgeable and dedicated family advisor.
We believe that we are better investors because of our heritage as advisers to families and the long-term perspective it requires, and we are better family advisers because we possess the deep understanding and experience of real-life, active investing.
Blockchain, Bitcoin, and the future of moneyDecember 29, 2017
Blockchain has been on our minds for a while now, and here we propose a three-part discussion.
First, we will examine the potential benefits of blockchain technology. Second, we will explain why we believe that Bitcoin might turn out to be a misuse of a great technology. Finally, we’ll sketch out our idea of the future of money, finance, capitalism.
When Bottom-Up Research Helps Top-Down UnderstandingDecember 29, 2017
In our search for new ideas, we often come across companies we would never invest in. Steinhoff International is one of them. It’s a company we’ve encountered on a few occasions over the last year or two, and in each case, it triggered an immediate negative assessment. Nevertheless, there’s a story worth sharing here.
Picking daisies under a fuming volcanoNovember 30, 2017
In July 2007, near the top of big real estate bubble and only weeks before the Lehman Bros. bankruptcy and the onset of the Great Recession, Charles O. Prince III, then CEO of Citigroup, notoriously declared: “When the music stops, in terms of liquidity, things will be complicated. But as long as the music is playing, you’ve got to get up and dance. We’re still dancing.” Today's markets echo this past episode and remind us that contexts may change, but human nature does not.