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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.

Lizards versus reasoners in financial markets

In December 2018 US equities fell by 16%. On Christmas Eve alone, they lost 4%. Little had changed in the global economy over the past month – but investors turned negative in droves. After Christmas and through the first two months of 2019, the US equity market rose...

How to tap into India’s digital revolution

GAM Investments’ Tim Love believes Indian equities could reap the benefits of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s push to digitise the Indian economy, as its vast population gains greater access to credit and the e-commerce economy. India’s government and central bank are...

And the winner is…simplicity!

  “The measurement of achievement is not winning awards. It’s doing something that you appreciate, something that you believe is worthwhile!” Julia Child, chef and author   I have to confess that Julia’s thoughts resonated with me last week as Tacit was shortlisted...

Out of uncertainty comes opportunity

The past year has been difficult for investors as asset values have been buffeted by increasing interest rates in the US and political tensions, be they trade wars between the US and China, Brexit or the populist election win in Italy. For us, although the political...

Women are not a niche market!

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day was #BalanceForBetter with an array of events held across the globe celebrating women, while also highlighting the challenges and inequalities women face. One of these challenges is to get women to engage with the...

Investing for a sustainable future

With large companies wising up to the importance of adopting and promoting sustainable business practices – and with the influence, affluence and expectations of millennials set to peak over the next decade –  our guest contributor Will Oulton, Global Head,...

Millennials: too poor to retire? What can we do?

Work more, save more, buy less stuff and millennials will be in a good position to retire. In their Millennial Matters series, Rathbones looks at the current retirement landscape; from the most common shortfalls to how millennials will be worse off than their parents....

Exploring Value-at-Risk

Advisers need to be able to assess portfolio and fund risks for their clients.  Market risk is often seen as variability in returns, or volatility, although this has limitations. Value-at-Risk (VaR) addresses losses but needs to be correctly understood to appreciate...

Blockchain: Looking past the hype

Blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, is making waves as its potential to be a next generation platform technology starts to emerge from the all the hype. It did not start out with the cleanest reputation, given its first use cases were all...

Six game changing tips for entrepreneurs

Last June I had the pleasure of attending the BlackRock WealthTech Innovator event. The headline speaker was Gary Vaynerchuk, the chairman of VaynerX and CEO of VaynerMedia, a five time New York Times bestselling author, as well as a prolific angel investor with early...