Articles by Paul Claireaux

The Nobel name dropping game

depends on which name you drop

Modern Portfolio Theory. Paul Claireaux

The Nobel name dropping game

depends on which name you drop

Working inside the Financial Services industry for 25 years, and observing it from the outside for another ten, I guess I’ve seen a lot of what goes on. I know what good (and fair priced) financial products, and financial advisers, look like, and many of those advisers are really good at their job. However, they’re…

How to manage your workers for success

and have great relationships too

Elements of people management

How to manage your workers for success

and have great relationships too

If you lead or manage others, you know how hard it can be to get everything right, about this people management game right, all of the time. And, if you’re already working flat out, to develop and run your own business, the challenge can be simply overwhelming. So, in this Insight, we look at how…

What’s your motivation?

And is it really that different to mine?

Achieve more of what matters to you

What’s your motivation?

And is it really that different to mine?

If you google motivation, you’ll see that there are more than one thousand million results listed. So, let’s save you from having to read all of those posts and summarise the issues that matter, right here! 😉

Does your adviser really understand risk?

And should you find out sooner rather than later?

Mencken. Clear, Simple & Wrong. Paul Claireaux

Does your adviser really understand risk?

And should you find out sooner rather than later?

Benoit Mandelbrot had a beautiful mind for risk. A Polish-born, French and American mathematician – he was the guy who discovered the idea of “self-similarity” in nature. You may have heard the term ‘Fractal’ which he coined to describe the beautiful and ‘apparently complex’ shapes in nature. This extraordinary simple concept explains how snowflakes are…

How to be less busy

and achieve more of what *really* matters to you

Busy Bees

How to be less busy

and achieve more of what *really* matters to you

Who wants to be – a less busy bee? Lots of us do, so let’s explore how to achieve more of what matters to us – without getting frazzled on the way?

12 reasons to offer Financial Education

and one reason not to.

12 reasons for financial education

12 reasons to offer Financial Education

and one reason not to.

Creating (or helping others to create) an engaging financial education programme delivers enormous value to any financial services business. It’s a great way to contribute to making the world a better place too. If you offer financial advice or products or both or you provide Marketing, Website Design, Videography or Speaker training services to this…

Two Nobel prize winners

with very different ideas on stock market pricing

Two Nobel Prize Winners. Paul Claireaux

Two Nobel prize winners

with very different ideas on stock market pricing

Some wealth managers promote their investment service as being robust because it’s based on the ideas of a Nobel Prize-winning economist. The trouble is, they don’t tell you about the other Nobel Prize winner of the same year, who had very different ‘herding’ ideas about what drives prices in stock markets. In this Insight, I…