Category Archives: little things to make your life better

THE LANG CAT’S ALBUMS OF 2020

First things first – you’re not expected to read this (though it’s obviously lovely if you do). I’ve done a roundup of my albums of the year every year since we started – so this is the tenth one – […]

Hello Fundment!

During the 2010s, several commentators were fond of sayings things like ‘within five years, there will only be four or five adviser platforms’. Their fantasy was that the behemoths would hoover up the smaller, generally start-up-based, platforms, thus preserving the […]

THE TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE IS BACK TO LIFE

So, after last week’s intermission, normal service is resumed for TCWU. Or at least it would be if it wasn’t half term in Scotland. Boss man is on holiday in a top-secret location up North so for one week only, […]

THE TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE HAS BEEN HIJACKED

Hello. This is a very different kind of Update to normal. We’ll eschew the usual industry news, whimsy, tittle and tattle, and instead I’m going to give this whole Update over to a new thing that we’re launching at the […]

SAVE THE DATE: THE LANG CAT’S HOME GAME #2 IS ON 28 MAY 2020

CALEDONIA, YOU’RE CALLING US AND NOW WE’RE STAYING HOME (AGAIN) After a brilliant day at our inaugural Scottish Home Game conference last year, we are feeling emboldened and right up for doing it all again. So I’m pleased to be […]

THE TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE NEVER CHECKS ITS FACTS

**STOP PRESS – EMBARK TAKES ZURICH – more in the links section below** “Artists use frauds to make human beings seem more wonderful than they really are. Dancers show us human beings who move much more gracefully than human beings […]

TEN THINGS WE LEARNED FROM STATE OF THE ADVISER NATION 2018. NUMBER 7 WILL DRIVE YOU WILD!

So, it’s my second to last working day before paternity leave starts and I’m ticking off items on the to-do list faster than an [insert witty metaphor here that I’m too busy to think of]. Our second annual State of […]

Mental health awareness is for life, not just for #WorldMentalHealthDay

Regular visitors to the lang cat will know that we are keen to encourage people to talk about mental health. Many would agree that working in financial services can be stressful. The competitive environment and performance expectations can lead to […]