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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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Does regression analysis work for factor exposure?

  Regression analysis dates back to the early nineteenth century, and yet it’s still commonly used to explain investment performance. But analysing the role that exposure to different risk factors plays in performance is extremely complex. So, does traditional regression analysis work in...

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We deceive ourselves about financial incentives

  By JOACHIM KLEMENT   In the world of business, I don’t think there is any job where in some instances the incentives for an employee or business owner are not in conflict with the ethically right thing to do. Doctors have an...

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What happens AFTER fund managers crush it?

  Investors and the media tend to pay close attention to a fund’s recent performance. When a fund’s short-term record is especially good, it almost invariably attracts greater attention and significant inflows. As Craig Lazzara explained last month, there was an even smaller...

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Woodford: Was the writing on the wall at Invesco?

    A new book on the Neil Woodford scandal is about to be published. When the Fund Stops by journalist DAVID RICKETTS charts the rise and fall of a fund manager who was once described as “Britain’s Warren Buffett”. In Part 1...

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Do you really want to be a landlord?

    This tale is part of LARRY SWEDROE’s Investor Tales series. Unless otherwise specified, the tales are hypothetical scenarios, designed to educate the reader on investment principles.   Be careful what you ask for. You just might get it. — Anonymous ◊...

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Four reasons why another Woodford scandal will happen

  By ROBIN POWELL This article was originally written for the Suitable Advice Institute.   The Woodford scandal is one of the bleakest chapters in the history of the investing industry. In the spring of 2017, Neil Woodford was still being fêted as...

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