On a topic as broad as finance, with so many relationships involved, it is no surprise that there is a wealth of relational insight and practice to reflect on. An interesting example is from Andrew Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England. His speech on ‘Patience and Finance’ examines the implications of the human propensity for both patience and impatience. He argues that “we have a pitchfork equilibrium: along one prong virtue, along the other vice. As in other social systems, these two financial equilibria have neurological roots and sociological branches. They yield, however, very different economic fruit. This dual-self world is structurally schizophrenic: financial innovation is both good and bad; information is both solution and problem; liquidity is both cure and curse; investors are both abstemious and addicts.” We would argue that they also yield very different relational fruit. And the relationships we incentivise through economic institutions can determine which equilibrium prevails.