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Introducing our new portfolio review service for professionals

    The vast majority of pensions funds, charities, endowments and other institutional portfolios have underperformed the market for decades. The way to stop the rot is to have an independent portfolio review, reduce fees and complexity, and increase diversification. From today, that’s precisely what TEBI is offering.   As anyone who’s read The...

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Don’t be seduced by the next big idea

    By ROBIN POWELL   Reading the money pages in the weekend newspapers can be quite intoxicating. Most weekends there are articles about the next big idea to invest in. It might be artificial intelligence, “meatless meat” or driverless cars, for example....

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If Sir Isaac Newton succumbed to speculation, you can too

    People love to speculate. Polls have consistently shown that about 50% of American adults report buying a lottery ticket in the previous 12 months. The sports betting industry is growing rapidly, reaching a record $10.92 billion in revenue in 2023, up 44.5% from...

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Seven types of wealth money has nothing to do with

    When we think about wealth, we invariably think about money. That’s how we’ve been conditioned. Society tends to view financial success as the pinnacle of human achievement. But we all need reminding that financial security is just one aspect of wealth,...

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Always insist on robust data analysis

    By ROBIN POWELL   A question I’m often asked is, what exactly do we mean by evidence-based investing? After all, “evidence” can be used to claim almost anything. So what sort of evidence specifically are we talking about? In other words,...

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Stephen Bird was on a hiding to nothing at Abrdn

    By ROBIN POWELL   Managing the England football team is supposed to be an impossible job. But I’m sure there’ve been times over the last four years when Stephen Bird, the soon-to-depart CEO of Abrdn, would have gladly swapped places with...

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How to combat the recency effect

    By ROBIN POWELL   As a regular viewer of Match of the Day, I’m often struck by how managers are able to remain so composed when interviewed after a defeat. They may have every reason to lose their cool, like Kevin...

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