The thinking behind our name
Tempo means the rate or speed of motion or activity – the pace of something.
In music, tempo is the speed at which a passage of music should be performed or played.
The origins of the word date back to the mid-17th century, when it was also used as a fencing term, with reference to the timing or pace of an attack.
‘Tempo’ is derived from the Latin word ‘tempus’, meaning time.
Structured products can define the participation rate, or pace, of an investor’s returns with reference to a stock market or other asset. We also intend to focus on the importance of ‘time’ in investments, and how time can be used to optimise the risk and return profile of structured products – which we think may be particularly pertinent and value-adding in the more challenging investment environment that many investment commentators suggest may now lie ahead.
And, of course, we work closely with our colleagues within Alpha Real Capital, TIME Investments.
So, all in all, we think ‘Tempo’ fits what we do rather well.