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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.

Investing in the face of disruption

The technology sector has some of the most disruptive and highly coveted companies in the world, and as a result plays a huge role in the investment industry. Technological change, disruption and development affects the companies we invest in, how we invest and our...

How is Alpha Beta so cost competitive?

Those who regularly read our content will know how much we adore video content at DISCUS! That's why we're delighted to share this video instalment from Shahid Chaudhri, Chief Investment Officer at Alpha Beta Partners. In this short clip, Shahid describes why Alpha...

What’s in a price?

For most people, their home is their largest asset (refer to this recent article). Yet, how many people get daily or monthly appraisals for their homes? And if this information was readily available, would it do anyone any good? Imagine if your home traded like an...

Is DFM worth it?

Given that the proportion of advisers adopting a DFM is expected to swell to around 60-70% over the next few years, uncovering concrete facts about the real effect a DFM had on revenue, business models and client relationships seemed increasingly important. The lack...

How to profit from a change in markets

At Ruffer we spend a lot of our time thinking about how things could go wrong. It’s a function of our design. We have a single investment strategy focused on capital preservation and steady growth, not chasing short term trends. Rather than trying to be absolutely...

How can investors fight climate change?

It feels like this past month, we have witnessed an unprecedented level of public concern about climate change. Thousands of children are striking during school hours to get the attention of the older generations in power, through the #fridaysforfuture movement....

How advisers are demonstrating the value of advice

I had the pleasure of catching up with Rory Percival earlier this week to discuss the regulatory landscape and all things PROD (given the air time I've given PROD of late you could be forgiven for thinking it's my favourite subject! I do have other interests. Really)....

Unitised DFM vs. multi-asset funds

Advisers often ask us: what's the difference between a multi-asset fund and Unitised DFM? Read for a detailed explanation of unitised Discretionary Fund Management (Unitised DFM) by Duane Hasnip, Client Manager at GAM. There seems to be a lot of confusion about...

How to navigate the new pensions landscape

It’s been five years since the then-Chancellor George Osborne announced this complete shake-up of the UK retirement landscape. In doing so, he transformed the long-term finances - and therefore the lives - of millions of people. But this freedom to choose comes with...