Big data and investing

Big data and investing

At DISCUS we are always on the lookout for articles we believe our readers will find interesting and relevant. This week we came across ‘Big data and investing’, written by Anthony Lawler, Co-head of GAM Systematic. The article offers insight into how investment...
Is your advice firm in the eye of this storm?

Is your advice firm in the eye of this storm?

We love a sensational headline and this week we were drawn to an article written by our friends at Defaqto. The title was along the lines of ‘IFAs are still in the eye of the storm’ when using DFM (or ‘managed assets’). Of course, as I’m sure you are aware, we are...
A brief history of ethical investing

A brief history of ethical investing

In previous articles, Quintin Rayer asked why ethical investment matters [1] and gave an introduction to ESG investing [2].  Here, he gives a short history of ethical investing, so advisers can better understand its roots and the motivations behind it.  Following...
The challenges of MIFID II

The challenges of MIFID II

Europe’s big bang of market reforms, known as MiFID II, is approaching faster than the financial services industry would like. This legislation aims to strengthen protection for investors and inject greater transparency into the markets. Last week we spoke to Julie...