Thought Leadership

Harmful Metaphors

A metaphor is a figurative expression that makes an indirect comparison between two ideas that are not physically alike but can be…

Are You Kidding?

  It seems financial regulators are never happy with the quality of financial advice that consumers receive. They constantly seek…

Shorties

  Absolutely nothing in the world of investment stirs the emotional juices quite like arguments over the virtues of short-selling.…

MMPI Escalator Plan Series 71

      MMPI is delighted to announce the launch of its new investment product. The MMPI Escalator Plan Series…

Disconnected

    Once upon a time if somebody was disconnected, they were detached and withdrawn. In addition, the term might…

Brownian Motion

  Great tomes have been written about the irregular movements of share prices and no doubt future volumes will have…

ISO 20022

Standards make the world go round in all sorts of ways. They appear as procedures and practices; and, in some…

Flation

    We’re taking extreme liberties with the noun, flation. Most established dictionaries won’t tolerate it – nor its sister,…

Illusory Superiority

  Having perceptions of superiority is a recognised condition (colloquially termed “notions”) where people overcalculate their own limited abilities and…

Three-Sausage Parable

  Conflicts arise in all walks of life and, in their own way, are equally significant. A clear conflict of…

Digital Money

Our cryptocurrency piece certainly stirred some emotions. Here’s a twist in the same vein that may allay certain concerns but,…

ESG

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a food additive, flavour enhancer and, while apparently safe, remains controversial. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)…