I’m an investment guru!

by Richard Allum on 10 December 2009

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All of sudden I appear to be a successful fund manager, albeit in a fantasy league. I entered the JPM Fantasy Fund Manager and currently stand in 31st place out of 8,000+ entries. My portfolio has adopted a ‘shoot the lights out’ objective with a risk profile of ‘highly likely to crash and burn’ but it seems to be doing OK so far. Wondering if I could sneak this model into a real client’s portfolio.

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Simon @ Shrewdcookie.com 10 December 2009 at 17:10

I’m a few thousand down on that position



Richard Allum 10 December 2009 at 17:16

I’m sure the heady heights I have achieved with my £100m won’t last for much longer!!

Peter Smith-Round 14 December 2009 at 15:24

It’s not a sprint, its a marathon Richard; and the end is far far away. Are you in a league? Should we set up a Paraplanner.com league? Me thinks so.

‘Shoot the lights out’ on a Suitability Report would be the best line ever.

Richard Allum 14 December 2009 at 15:53

Peter – I am in a league but setting up one for The Paraplanner is a great idea. Why didn’t we think of that before!? Not sure if it’s too late for this round but maybe the next one. I’m sure we could rustle up a prize for the winner.

Peter Smith-Round 14 December 2009 at 17:51

league is set up as:


y’all need to find it and join! Don’t be shy – no prizes needed I feel as there are plenty on offer from JPM.

Peter Smith-Round 5 January 2010 at 13:21

Err….Richard, no you’re not. Not any more anyway!! (I can say this now as I am currently holding 437th position.)

Neil Marsden is judging by todays figures – 190th!

Richard Allum 5 January 2010 at 14:11

It was good while it lasted. I’m going to get my 8 year old son to ‘realign’ my portfolio and see if he can do any better.

Peter Smith-Round 6 January 2010 at 15:21

Are you going down the fees or commission route with him?

Richard Allum 6 January 2010 at 19:47

Doesn’t matter – he takes all my money anyway!

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