TEBI: How YOU can help
Posted by Robin Powell on March 24, 2017
“Three ways to get paid for your words:
1) Lie to people who want to be lied to, and you’ll get rich.
2) Tell the truth to those who want the truth, and you’ll make a living.
3) Tell the truth to those who want to be lied to and you’ll go broke.”
Jason Zweig, investment journalist
It was almost exactly two years ago that I first had the idea for The Evidence-Based Investor. I was becoming increasingly exasperated at the state of investment journalism in the UK and Europe generally, and particularly the way that product providers and retailers were setting the editorial agenda. I was dismayed, too, at the almost total lack of attention given to the academic evidence on how investing actually works.
In the 20 months since the site went online, I like to think that TEBI, in some small way, has helped to redress the balance.
But as Jason Zweig from the Wall Street Journal says, standing by your principles and telling the truth about investing isn’t always easy — especially when most people are happy to be lied to. It certainly isn’t a road to riches.
Until now my work has been pro bono. I’ve done it for nothing, or at least not for any financial reward. But I can’t carry on like this indefinitely. The time has come to make TEBI commercially viable, but without sacrificing its integrity or editorial independence.
Please share our content
If you share our determination to educate investors, and if you value TEBI’s contribution to that important endeavour, we would really value your help. The single most effective way to do that is to share our content as widely as possible. Also, if you aren’t doing so already, please follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.
Advisers, planners and wealth managers
We strongly believe in the value of good financial advice, and we want to work with advisers, life planners and wealth managers who share our evidence-based investment philosophy. Advisers can support TEBI by using the services of our sponsor Regis Media. As well as producing custom-made content for advisers, Regis has a number of pre-produced video series which can be tailored to your specific firm. It also offers regular blog and video blog subscriptions, as well as Regis Plus, a comprehensive content and social media management service.
Product and service providers
Until now we have carefully avoided advertising or any endorsement, either explicit or implicit, of any particular product providers. There is no one company that has a monopoly on all the best products. That said, to help fund the investor education we provide, we now want to engage with suitable firms that wish to advertise with us, or perhaps sponsor our blogs, videos or audio podcasts.
The same applies to other service providers — platforms, research firms or consultancies, for example — which are genuinely committed to improving investor outcomes. If you support the work that TEBI does, we’d like to talk to you about how we can help each other.
In the meantime, thank you to all our followers and supporters for helping us to make TEBI such a success in such a short space of time. Together we can change investing for the better.