Calm reflection

In times of stress, stock markets, like people, often revert to act now, think later. My advice would be to do the opposite. Remain calm and re-evaluate.

As a firm, that’s exactly what we’re doing, as we focus on maintaining our long-term perspective, while assessing how recent events might affect the way in which companies grow over the next decade or so. I go into more detail on the topic in my paper, Calm Reflection During the Amygdala Hijack.

 

Given everything that’s going on in the world around us, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that innovation often comes out of times of hardship. Times of crisis. There’s a possibility that what’s happening in our world now might accelerate disruption in many companies and sectors - and pave the way to a more robust and sustainable future.

Tim Garratt

Partner

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