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Off-the-peg, tailored or bespoke, Sir?

By Tom Wiseman | 01 August 2019

Due to the continued and most regrettable expansion of my waistline I found myself in the tailors last week to order a new and worryingly larger suit. Upon arrival at my chosen store I was met by an immaculately dressed young chap who, after some social pleasantries, asked me "off-the-peg, tailored or bespoke, Sir?"

Far from being offended I had to chuckle, earlier that morning a similar question of kudos had arisen during a discussion with a friend about the type of discretionary investment portfolio he required. In much the same way as suits, broadly speaking there are three forms of multi-asset portfolio management available to the private investor.

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