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Flexibility & Competence – key to being a game changer

We were recently approached by a prospective client who wanted to ‘trial’ our offering. Starting off with a small advisory account, with the intention...

Hendry’s ‘Great Inflation’ part II

The news of the week in hedge fund world, was that Hugh Hendry is closing his Eclectica fund.For those that don’t know of Hugh,...

Importance of legacy planning

‘He who fails to plan, is planning to fail’ – ChurchillWhen I started writing this post a while back, I was initially focused on...

Potential Leverage Pitfalls

In a post a few weeks back, I mentioned a friend whose bank recommended he lever up 100% to invest in a bond fund....

Bitcoin: would we invest?

Bitcoin is catching a lot of media attention, what with it recently reaching record highs of around USD2,900. There are both bulls and bears...

A Visit to Ynsect in France

At MarcWhittaker we strive to find new investment opportunities that are off the beaten track and are aligned with our principles of uncorrelated returns....

The beauty of uncorrelated returns

Which is better - to invest in an expensive stock and/or bond market and be subject to its volatility and 'hope' that they keep...

Success at last

After a month or two of negotiations with one of our preferred private banks, we have achieved what can only be described as an...

Ending Poverty by Creating Shared Prosperity

This week I spent a day at the ‘ASEAN Solidarity to End Poverty by Creating Shared Prosperity' summit, organised by Gawad Kalinga (GK), and kindly hosted by Tan...

Clients want and deserve a better deal

A friend recently approached me for an unbiased assessment of a product that his bank had suggested he should invest in.We are very happy...
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