It is hard to avoid news items about ChatGPT at the moment. It makes for great copy for journalists, who can ask it anything and write an… Read more “AI”
Q4 Investment Update – The worst of times
2022 was not the worse year for shares but it was the worst year for bonds and it was the worst year for shares and bonds combined… Read more “Q4 Investment Update – The worst of times”
Direct Indexing – the next big thing?
One section of the Altor team is living with very limited heat and hot water at the moment (and boy do we hear about it). The root… Read more “Direct Indexing – the next big thing?”
Mary Ellen Pleasant
Mary Ellen Pleasant was arguably the first self-made millionaire of African-American heritage. Although she died in poverty in 1904, aged 88, her fortune was at one point… Read more “Mary Ellen Pleasant”
Altor Impact Report
We are pleased to be able to share our 2021/2022 Impact Report with the world. Please click here to download.
How to live to your 90s
On 23rd July 1983, Captain Bob Pearson and First Officer Maurice Quintal were in the cockpit of Air Canada’s Boeing 767, Flight 143 to Edmonton. They were… Read more “How to live to your 90s”
Bobby was the lead guitarist of two bands that were huge in the 70s. He still plays with one of them but touring is largely confined to… Read more “Crypto Bust”
On a cool, cloudless day in late March 1986, Jacques Bahbout opened his new MacDonalds restaurant in Rome. It was the city’s eighth MacDonalds but its location… Read more “Slow Money”
Quarter 3 Investment Update
We have been saying for some time now that the musical ‘monetary easing’ chairs will come to an end sometime. When the music stops it is likely… Read more “Quarter 3 Investment Update”
Q1 Investment Update – Stagflation?
As we said last quarter, market returns have been extraordinary for over a decade now. Even a portfolio only 60% allocated to shares and 40% to bonds… Read more “Q1 Investment Update – Stagflation?”