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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.

New Global Sustainability Fund for Rathbones

We just heard that Rathbone Unit Trust Management Ltd (Rathbones) intends to launch the Rathbone Global Sustainability Fund in July 2018, subject to FCA regulatory approval. Given our readers have an appetite for sustainable investing, we wanted to the share the news...

Advising entrepreneurs: empowering the Original

What is an entrepreneur and are their advice needs different? LGT Vestra have identified this growing segment of the market, describing entrepreneurs as ‘determined, brave, tenacious, sleep-deprived, curious, rule-breakers, self- believers’ and above all ‘original’....

Italy, politics and Super Mario

“There is no better protection against the Euro crisis than successful structural reforms in Southern Europe.”   Strong words from Mario Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank in Italy. But what he didn’t forecast 6-years ago when he made the comment was...

The seven biggest risks of investing in alternatives

In our conversations with advisers over the past twelve months, we’ve noticed an increase in the investor appetite for alternative investments. We therefore thought it would be useful to share the insights gleaned from this recent BrightTALK webinar by Sarasin &...

Tips to attract, engage and motivate your employees

What is the biggest challenge you face in your advisory firm? I'm guessing 'people management' (finding, retaining and motivating employees) comes out on top, or close to it. Most recently, in almost all of my discussions with advisers they have cited an inability to...

Does ‘low risk’ really mean low risk?

Previously Quintin Rayer looked at risk in financial products; with emphasis on the different forms risk may take [1]. Here, a useful way of looking at risk between different financial products is considered, with an overview of some key risk components and a...