In 2004 Simon Armstrong and Jon Macintosh took a leap – to set up their own investment management company and to rethink some of the norms of the time resulting in these principles:
- To bring investment management services to private clients that were then only available to very wealthy families and institutions such as universities
- To work within pre-determined risk limits so that more clients’ money can be returned over time than they originally invested, whatever the market conditions
- To invest globally, across many asset classes, unconstrained by industry benchmarks. And as importantly, to choose not to invest in an asset class or investment strategy, if analysis demonstrates there is no merit
- To search the world to find whom they believe to be the best investment specialists to invest/work with, many of whom are not accessible to individual UK investors
- To use plain English
Following the global financial crisis in 2008, these principles hold true today, if not truer. After all we can’t predict the weather but we can build an ark.
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