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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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Having your cake and eating it — the myth of downside protection

  There are all sorts of myths that it suits the fund industry to perpetuate, perhaps the most insidious of which is that active funds are better than passive in bear markets. Index funds, we keep being told, fall with the markets whereas...

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What would Seth Godin say about the Investment Association?

  The author, blogger and marketer Seth Godin has a brilliant way of encapsulating in just a few words the challenges that organisations face and how to deal with them — and I couldn’t help but think of the Investment Association and its...

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How to improve financial journalism at a stroke

  I miss curling up on the sofa with the weekend papers. Having them delivered to my Kindle isn’t quite the same. There again, I seriously feared disappearing under a mountain of newsprint if I didn’t make the switch. No wonder you don’t...

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#SFTW: The (reversion to the) mean machine

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND Machine. Sir Francis Galton loved upsetting people. The Church of England didn’t take kindly to his statistical analysis of the power of prayer (he wasn’t a big fan); nor were women too impressed with his beauty map of Britain,...

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Fooled by randomness? You need one of these

  If he were alive today, I suspect Sir Francis Galton would subscribe to the Evidence-Based Investor. Heck, I’d probably hand him the editorship and let him get on with it. Galton was born in 1822 in Birmingham, England, about a mile from...

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Financial advice for babies everywhere

  Of the thousands of financial writers in the world today, there are probably about a dozen whose financial advice really is worth reading, and Morgan Housel is definitely one of them. Anyone can rehash press releases, wax lyrical about the latest investment...

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