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Investor demographics: how wealth, age and gender affect decisions

      By LARRY SWEDROE   To determine whether investor demographics provide information as to the holdings of their portfolios, Sebastien Betermier, Laurent Calvet, Samuli Knüpfer and Jens Kvaerner, authors of the February 2022 study What Do the Portfolios of Individual Investors Reveal About the Cross-Section of Equity Returns?, examined the stockholdings of 365,000...

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Need investment advice? Don’t ask a stockbroker

  It’s impossible not to feel extremely sorry for James and Julia Bagot. The pensioners from Essex thought they were doing the right thing by paying a prestigious City of London stockbroking firm to invest their life savings on their behalf. Over a...

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The joy of investing in auto mode

  I love America and feel very much at home there. But get in a car and I instantly become your typical Englishman abroad. No, it’s not driving on the wrong side of the road that bothers me, or forgetting that I’m allowed...

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#SFTW: Godfrey-gate special!

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND Godfrey. It will doubtless barely register on the Richter scale for most investors, but this has been a seismic week for the UK fund industry. First, two of the country’s biggest asset managers, Schroders and M&G, announced they were...

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Situation vacant : A Sir Humphrey for funds

  This is a guest post by the True and Fair Campaign.   SITUATION VACANT for Chief Executive of the Investment Association (IA) Sir Humphrey Now that Daniel Godfrey has been pushed out of the Investment Association for apparently having the nerve to...

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Has your fund manager agreed to put your interests first?

  It’s now six months since the Investment Association — the trade body for the UK fund industry — drew up a Statement of Principles for every fund manager. IA members, of which there are more than 200, were asked to make a...

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Wanted: New head of UK fund industry, preferably without principles

  It will doubtless barely register on the Richter scale for most investors, but this has been a seismic week for the UK fund industry. First, two of the country’s biggest asset managers, Schroders and M&G, announced they were leaving the Investment Association,...

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