The policy statement

Mapping the Objectives, Optimizing the Opportunities Our last article explored the importance of Investment Policy Statements (IPS) in an investment programme, highlighting qualities that promote effectiveness, largely from a governance perspective. There, we assumed that well-specified investment goals already existed; focusing on how dissonances in the policy making process tend to sabotage outcomes. As we…

In search of angels

Quite literally, angels can be created here on earth. They can help our communities grow; create enterprise, jobs and allround development. The phenomenon known as “Business Angels” has been catalytic to entrepreneurial support and nurture in the developed world. They are specialised local financing vehicles, that fund typically untested ideas and innovations. Business Angels represent…

Larger than life itself

As with the ancients, wealth is still made and lost with disconcerting regularity. Yet while we are no more shielded from life’s vicissitudes than our forebears, intellectual advancements and the marvels of modern societal organisation that have produced the means to deal with the enduring enigma. While grit, thrift and craft have always been touchstones…