As avid readers of this blog know, we absolutely despise so called “equity income” funds. It isn’t so much what they do, but how they are being sold to investors. With marketing headlines such as “target yields of 7% income”, you get the impression that these returns a...

In the world of investments there are few things we know for certain. Nonetheless, we buy assets in the hope that the prices will go higher from where we got in. We try to justify our conviction by some fundamental or macroeconomic rationale, but in the end we trust th...

If you were to look at all the costs and fees it takes to run your investments, you would cry. From transaction, custody, reporting and administration costs to banking, management, advisory and performance fees, it is just all a bit much. And those are just the direct...

For most of us, what goes on in the so called “middle and back office” of a bank or investment operation is a mystery that need not concern us. And rightfully so, buying or selling a financial security such as a stock, bond or commodity and having it appear in our brok...

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Profile piece: Christian Armbruester, CIO and founding principal, recently interviewed with Citywire about Blu Family Office

25/05/2018

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