Ramin Nakisa on the death of the Alpha Cult: active versus passive investments – MAF146

This week on the show my guest is Ramin Nakisa.

We chat about active versus passive investment strategies and the death of what Ramin describes as “The Alpha Cult”.

Welcome to episode 146 of the Marketing and Finance Podcast.

Ramin Nakisa on the death of the Alpha Cult: active versus passive investments - MAF146

What you’ll hear about in this episode

  • Why the belief active investments can consistently out-perform markets is known as “The Alpha Cult”
  • The difference between Alpha and Beta – active and passive
  • How the US is ahead of the UK in its attitude to these approaches
  • The role of the independent financial adviser as a teacher and financial coach
  • The investment philosophies of Jack Bogle and The Vanguard Group

Who is Ramin Nakisa?

Ramin is co-founder of Pension Craft Ltd. He specialises in investment research and strategy with a focus on producing actionable, global cross-asset allocation ideas to maximise return while managing risk. He focuses on an analytical and fundamental approach to investment.

Ramin has outstanding cross-asset knowledge, excellent presentation skills and a proven ability to present complex ideas in a simple way, exceptional writing skills honed through writing a weekly research publication and a finance book, the ability to transform a macro view into a position or trades, strong numerical analysis skills and the ability to implement those ideas in R, Excel or C++

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David Ferguson on keeping a start-up culture as your company grows larger – MAF131

This week my guest is David Ferguson from Nucleus.

I interviewed David as part of my preparation for my recent speech at Content Marketing Academy Live 2017. The talk was about keeping marketing simple as you grow from start-up to big company.

Nucleus has done this and David gave me some great tips which I weaved into my presentation. Listen to all of David’s ideas in this great chat.

Welcome to episode 131 of the Marketing and Finance Podcast.

David Ferguson on keeping a start-up culture as your company grows larger - Marketing and Finance Podcast Episode 131

What you’ll hear about in this episode

  • How to “Think big. Act small. Be humble.”
  • Keeping your marketing simple no matter how large your company grows
  • How to avoid compliance complexity in regulated industries
  • Putting together sensible social media practices
  • Using content and live events to engage with your customers

Who is David Ferguson?

After spending time as a trainee actuary with Life Association of Scotland before stints with Ivory & Sime, Scottish Life International and strategic consultancy The Abacus, David started Nucleus Financial. In 2016 the Scottish Government appointed David as one of their FinTech envoys for Scotland.

Nucleus is based a stone’s throw from where I used to work at Bright Grey, and indeed we’ve swapped marketing and cultural ideas over the years.

David is a prolific user of social media and a frequent media commentator.

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Andy Philo on Serious Illness Cover and rewards for understanding and improving your health – MAF122

In this show, my guest is Vitality’s, Andy Philo.

We chat about how Vitality developed Serious Illness Cover.

And we look at how they’re encouraging people to understand and improve their health.

Welcome to episode 122 of the Marketing and Finance Podcast.

Andy Philo on Serious Illness Cover and rewards for understanding and improving your health - MAF122

What you’ll hear about in this episode

  • The development of Serious Illness Cover as an alternative to critical illness cover
  • How Vitality created a new marketing approach to insurance using sausage dogs, Olympic athletes, brand discounts and rewards
  • What they’re doing to encourage people to understand and improve their health
  • Offering value for money for people with diabetes and high BMI

Who is Andy Philo

Andy is Director of IFA Distribution at Vitality.

He’s a passionate advocate of meeting the protection needs of customers and encouraging advisers to make protection a priority. A Dad of 2 he’s a Spurs supporter. You’ll see him out and about throughout the UK hosting Vitality’s many adviser roadshow events.

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