Thought Leadership

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)…

Trust Deficit

    Trust is classified as a firm belief in reliability; the principle of doing the right things for the…

Cryptocurrencies

We’ve written about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on several previous occasions; and we’ve highlighted the usefulness of the underlying blockchain…

Short Sellers

  Last week’s piece on Theoretical Nonsense got people wondering whether it was a prelude to ‘WallStreetBets’ and activity on…

Theoretical Nonsense

  More theories abound about financial markets than about any other human behaviours. Some are interesting. Some are self-perpetuating. Some…

MMPI Escalator Plan Series 70

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

Silence

    Last week’s events in Washington were certainly historical and deserve a retort. But the best response is surely…