How to manage the risk of everything going wrong.

There it was again, the very tangible risk of something very bad happening. The coronavirus brought about fears of the unknown, the feeling of being helpless and that horrible premonition that things could get worse. The...

The first thing we learn in our financial education is that in order to make money, we have to take risk. Otherwise, there would be risk-free returns and those are notoriously hard to find. So, making money means having to take a chance that something may go wrong. The...

We all know the first rule of finance: to make higher returns, you have to take more risk. So, it should also logically follow that, if I am willing to accept a lower return, I should be able to take less risk. After all, different people have different expectations fo...

The difference between knowing and knowing what to do is huge, and no more so when it comes to investing. To a large degree, I think we are victims of our own success here. With the proliferation of products, instruments and strategies, it is more difficult than ever t...

Everyone makes mistakes. It’s what we tell ourselves when things go wrong, and it is in fact true. The average person probably makes hundreds of mistakes per day, from making the wrong turn, to picking the slow-moving aisle, or forgetting to close the window. To err is...

The thing about risk, is that there is uncertainty. By definition, anything other than 100% means we come up short by some measure and there is doubt whether we can make up the difference. Can we be sure of anything? Death and taxes are often cited. But in our world, i...


We meet a lot of people. It is one of the advantages of investing across a large universe of different strategies and, of course, being a family office helps a lot too. It gives us insight into how people think and it gives us pause and food for thought, as we draw our...

The risk in financial markets has increased, by measure of the rather large and sudden price swings we have had since the beginning of February. As a result, we are receiving a lot of requests for strategies that could hedge against tail risk or, as we define it, the r...

Christian Armbruester, CEO, explains why we eschew traditional strategic asset allocation approaches, focusing instead on diversifying across four key types of investment risk.

What is Blu Family Office’s history, and how does it stand now in terms of its UK presen...

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