The Evidence-Based Investor

No sales agenda. No marketing spin. Just the evidence.

Don’t forget Australia’s contribution to the growth of EBI

Posted by Robin Powell on September 21, 2018

Evidence-based investing may have originated in the United States, but it has a longer history in some parts of the world than you might imagine. One of the pioneers, in fact, was a Scotsman, Nigel Stewart. It was Nigel, a director of Dimensional Fund Advisors, who largely introduced what he called asset class investing to […]

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EBI for Trustees: Have you booked?

Posted by Robin Powell on September 18, 2018

Our first evidence-based investing seminar for fund trustees is just two weeks away, and places are filling up. The seminars are being organised in conjunction with the Cotswolds-based financial planning firm RockWealth, and are specifically aimed at institutional investors. We’re not trying to sell anything. We simply aim to help trustees to make evidence-based decisions […]

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Do fund managers who outperform possess genuine skill?

Posted by Robin Powell on September 17, 2018

One of the biggest problems facing journalists like me who write about fund managers is that distinguishing between luck from skill is extremely difficult. Some journalists write about active managers who happen to have produced a few years of decent returns as if their skill is self-evident. The brutal truth is, however, that most of […]

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Jonathan Clements: The logic for indexing is irrefutable

Posted by Robin Powell on September 13, 2018

The working life of Jonathan Clements, like mine, straddles both journalism and the financial advice profession. Educated at Cambridge, he was a senior writer for the Wall Street Journal for almost 20 years. He now works as a writer and blogger, and as Director of Financial Education for Creative Planning in Leawood, Kansas. In this […]

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