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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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Dimensional Week: Small changes make a big difference

  I heard an inspiring interview on the radio the other day with sports journalist Matthew Syed. He’s just written a book called Black Box Thinking: The Surprising Truth About Success, about the theory of marginal gains. Briefly, the theory is that small...

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Dimensional Week: Painstaking attention to detail

  One of the most frustrating aspects of the active fund industry is its habit of making bold claims while offering no supporting evidence. Even more frustrating is the willingness of the financial media to keep publishing them. Attention to detail. Occasionally such...

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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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