The world of investments can be a daunting place. There is the fear that something will go wrong, or that someone is trying to rip you off, and of course there is so much we do not know. On the other hand, without risk, there is no return and accordingly, we have to li...

Will technology make the current relationship driven model obsolete?

What we have witnessed in the last 40 years in the financial industry is simply breath taking. First, we had the big bang in the ‘80s and the deregulation of financial markets. Then, we had the emergen...

For those of us who like the financial markets for what they are, it is difficult to find true alternatives.  We all know the story about the equity markets in that they have gone up for a very long time. In fact, in the last 100 years, the Dow Jones Index (as one exam...

Thank you to Mr P for suggesting this week’s topic as we explore what is happening in consumer credit. To our avid readers, please do send us in requests for future post topics. As a family office we don’t take views, but luckily we have an opinion on just about everyt...

Equities are an amazing asset class. Not only have the markets gone up for more than 100 years, but also the way we buy shares of exchange traded companies and what we can do with them is simply mind-boggling. Nowadays, anyone can buy anything, anytime and from anywher...

It’s an interesting question really – would you give your money to someone whom you have personally met and didn’t like? To my quantitatively minded colleagues, there is no doubt. We should allocate to anyone who has passed our operational due diligence and who has pro...

In this post we will focus on fees. Yes an invigorating subject matter, but no doubt one has to be very careful in the world of investments, if one does not want to be overpaying for things. And there is also some real ingenuity at work here and we get a fascinating in...

People always seem surprised when they learn that more than 60% of financial market volumes are now driven by machines. Maybe it’s because as little as 25 years ago this figure was less than 5%. Or maybe the thought of machines taking over frightens people. Whatever th...


For the avid readers of our blog, it probably won’t come as a surprise that we don’t like so called 'equity income funds'. Don’t get us wrong, we like high quality stocks that pay dividends just as much as anyone. The issue for us is simply, that we don’t like to take...

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

25/05/2018

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