Author Archive for Yves Josseaume

Strategy isn’t an excuse to do nothing

Having defined his objectives – a target return, a time horizon, a risk appetite – an investor needs to decide how much to invest in each asset class. Investors with high target returns will allocate more to riskier assets such as shares. For low target returns, more is allocated to safer assets such as bonds.

March 2, 2016 Categories: Investment, Investment Strategy

Trustees running out of time

Trustees are running out of time to fix their investment and funding strategies before they reach their ‘Pension Peak’. With 87% closed to new entrants and 68% frozen to new accruals*, pension schemes are becoming more mature. They are growing older. They are getting ever closer to what we at Russell call the ‘Pension Peak’,

Nov 19, 2015 Categories: Investment, Investment Strategy

The most discussed dinner party topic is all wrong

My girlfriend is selling her house. She hasn’t been living in it because it’s up North and she works in London. She’s been letting it out but now she wants to live in her own place in London. She is tired of noisy flatmates and derelict landlords. Like everybody we discussed ad nauseam how much

Feb 5, 2015 Categories: Markets


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