Revolutionary Thinking

The Tavistock Investments Group

Revolutionary Thinking

Tavistock Investments Plc is a UK wide financial services group.

Over 300 advisers help 70,000 private clients look after £3bn of investments, of which £900m+ is managed by our investment business, Tavistock Wealth. Tavistock’s services are based on traditional values combined with revolutionary thinking – original thinking that has the potential to make a significant difference. The pursuit of excellence is evolutionary and we are committed to delivering marginal gains in every aspect of our business.



The Group has separate investment management and advisory businesses. Tavistock Wealth delivers institutional quality portfolio management at a retail price, providing individuals with the benefit of collective buying power to ensure their portfolio management, platform and dealing charges are amongst the lowest in the industry. Our advisory businesses provide compliance, administration and accounting services to the independent financial advisers (Tavistock Partners) and to financial advice firms (The Tavistock Partnership)Tavistock Private Client is a multi-award winning practice that provides independent financial advice and investment management services to higher net worth private clients.

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Technical Perspectives

In last week’s blog we discussed the ‘Nasdaq whale’, Softbank, and the role it played, alongside an army of retail investors, driving tech prices ever higher prior to the recent correction. These short-term ‘technical’ flows are driven by the options market as traders look to hedge their underlying exposure, amplifying moves both lower and higher.

The NASDAQ Whale

The ACUMEN Portfolios continue to perform well. As you can see from the table below, performance for the rolling quarter (to the end of August) remains strong relative to the market composite benchmark and the current assigned IA sector, which I understand many advisers use for comparison purposes. ACUMEN Portfolios 3-8 were all in the first quartile and ranked in the top 15 within their category.

A Speech For The History Books

In a speech for the history books, last week Fed chairman Jerome Powell announced a significant change to the way it conducts monetary policy by formally announcing ‘average inflation targeting’. This means the Fed will now allow inflation to overshoot its official 2% target to compensate for prior years where inflation failed to reach that level.

Room to Run

Despite the fact the coronavirus has plunged many countries into recession, global equity markets are now back at all-time highs, as measured by the Bloomberg World Exchange Market Capitalisation index.

Rising Phoenix

In The Return Of Inflation (5th June 2020) we made the case for a transition from the existing deflationary narrative to one in which markets start to price-in inflation.

A Currency For All Seasons

Having identified, and benefited from, the 7% fall in the value of the US dollar index since late April, we have now turned tactically cautious.

All That Glitters…

In last week’s blog, This Time It’s Different (24 July 2020), I suggested the US dollar was on the cusp of crashing through its decade-long uptrend.

This Time It’s Different

There are growing signs that the US dollar may finally roll over.