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The ABC of investing

  I had a call the other day from a BBC journalist. She was making a programme about investing for beginners. What, she asked, would I say is the ABC of investing? Thankfully, I was well prepared because my colleagues and I had just produced a video on that very subject. The video features...

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Dimensional Week: The godfather of modern finance

  Of the three Nobel Laureates I’ve so far had the privilege of interviewing, Eugene Fama is certainly the most intriguing. A graduate in Romance Languages and a distinguished college sportsman, he turned his hand to economics and went on to change the...

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Dimensional Week: The appliance of science

  Welcome to Day Two of Dimensional Week on The Evidence-Based Investor — a five part series on Dimensional Fund Advisors, a company few investors have even heard of and yet one that’s helping to transform the world of money management.  I’ll admit...

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Dimensional Week: The origins of an industry game-changer

  This week is Dimensional Week on The Evidence-Based Investor. For those readers who aren’t familiar with it, Dimensional Fund Advisors has been, and continues to be, one of the major players in what I like to call the creative destruction of the...

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#SFTW: Investing is not a competition

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND Competition. I may have mellowed over the years, but believe you me, this placid exterior masks a fiercely competitive temperament. I bang on at staff meetings about the need to keep our business ahead of the rest. I love...

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Investors need to curb their competitive streak

  I may have mellowed over the years, but believe you me, this placid exterior masks a fiercely competitive temperament. I bang on at staff meetings about the need to keep our business ahead of the rest. I love to see my children...

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Hargreaves needs a rethink. Its business model is broken

  Hargreaves Lansdown is one of the biggest success stories in Britain’s financial services industry. What started as a DIY investment supermarket is also now a robo-adviser, fund manager and pension platform, and it’s just announced plans to add peer-to-peer business lending to...

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