DISCUSS

Content to inspire and start conversations.

 

At DISCUS, we’re here to keep you informed and up-to-date on the outsourced investment market. We feel passionately about helping advisers and other professionals to deliver an exceptional client experience, which starts with finding the right partners to support you in your business. On these pages you will get to know our discretionary manager partners and have the ability engage in conversation. Use the comments section to give us your thoughts and feedback. We’re building the DISCUS offering around you, so be sure to have your say.

The importance of shareholder activism

If you regularly read our content you will be familiar with the EQ Positive Impact Portfolios.  Their Positive Impact Portfolios focus on industries and businesses that aim to deliver social and environmental benefits through their activities, whilst seeking strong...

Why the curiosity about cryptocurrencies?

Cryptocurrencies have become something of a media darling recently. Bitcoin, the most popular cryptocurrency on the market, has been grabbing headlines for a while – the curiosity surrounding digital currency is still going strong. This week Ben Kumar,...

Is there value in Europe’s equity markets?

European equities have been in fashion this year, but their popularity may be waning as valuations become less attractive and signs emerge that economic growth may have peaked.  We caught up with Julian Chillingworth, CIO at Rathbones to discuss whether there is value...

Hitting the target

Over the years standard asset allocation has served investors well. However, could it be time to rethink the 60-40 model of a balanced portfolio of stocks and shares? This week we share the views of Larry Hatheway, Head of Equities at GAM, on this very subject. Larry...

Five key learns from the EQ investors seminar

Last week I attended the EQ investors seminar on impact investing which coincided with Good Money Week. The seminar focused on socially responsible impact investing and how this can address major social and environmental challenges while generating returns. Delegates...