High Timber: with Abdallah Nauphal, chief executive, Insight Investment

Meeting Abdallah Nauphal was at first slightly nerve-wracking. Extensive and diligent research on Insight Investment in the hour before lunch revealed on the homepage of its website a quote from Sir Francis Bacon: "a prudent question is one half of wisdom". That raised the bar for my interview a bit high, though I decided that when it comes to crafting questions on investment one surely did not need to take lessons from a dead Elizabethan, even one who may have written Shakespeare’s plays.

  • 15 Jun 2012
Later, looking across the Thames from High Timber to the Globe Theatre and then down on the inchoate scribbles in a notebook, the folly of hubris came to mind. Thankfully, Nauphal was charmingly indulgent of my prating and prattling. It is an open-minded and ego-lite attitude that extends ...

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