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What keeps me going

  By ROBIN POWELL   When my Regis Media colleagues and I started producing content for financial advice firms, one of our first clients was Chas Boinske, President of Independence Advisors in Pennsylvania. As well as working together, we’ve become good friends over the years, and I’m full of admiration for the work that...

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Emerging markets: what investors need to know

    Emerging markets are developing nation whose economy is becoming more engaged with global markets as it grows. Typically they are characterised by increasing market liquidity, trade volume and foreign inward investment. Examples the so-called BRIC nations — Brazil, Russia, India and...

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Business leaders and clergy more likely to panic sell — study

    One of the fascinating things about behavioural finance is that its findings are often the opposite of what we would expect. A new study on which investors are most likely to freak out when stock markets tumble is a perfect example....

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A good job requires more than a good salary

    By ROBIN POWELL   One of the highest forms of wealth, the author and behavioural expert Morgan Housel recently wrote, is having a career that allows for intellectual honesty. That includes, he suggested, “being able to say, ‘I don’t know’ when...

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Active managers failed their Covid test, Morningstar shows

  It’s often claimed that active management comes into its own during periods of volatility. But the latest instalment of the Morningstar Active/ Barometer shows that active managers in the US have failed to capitalise on the volatility caused by the coronavirus crisis....

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Front-running — a hidden risk in hedge funds

      The poor performance of hedge funds has been well documented. What investors are less aware of is the risk of investing in a hedge fund that becomes distressed and is then subjected to so-called front-running trading behaviour. As LARRY SWEDROE...

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Jack Brennan: It’s a great time to be an investor

      JACK BRENNAN has spent more than 40 years in the fund management industry. He is Chairman Emeritus and Senior Advisor of Vanguard, one of the world’s largest investment companies. He served as Vanguard’s CEO from 1996 to 2008 and Chairman...

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