John Oliver demolishes active fund management

Posted by Robin Powell on August 3, 2016

John Oliver demolishes active fund management


I’ve always liked John Oliver, but I’m now an even bigger fan of this Birmingham-boy-made-good after a hilarious takedown of the financial services sector on American television.

It first aired in the US eight weeks ago. Frustratingly, it has only just been made available to YouTube viewers in the UK.

Go on, treat yourself to the full 20 minutes. It’s packed with great one-liners, including this one on fund fees:

“Think of fees like termites. They’re tiny, barely noticeable, and they can eat away your f—ing future.”



ROBIN POWELL is a freelance journalist and the founding editor of The Evidence-Based Investor. Based in Birmingham, England, he founded Ember Television and Regis Media, and he specialties in helping disruptive financial firms to grow. He also campaigns for a fair, transparent and sustainable investing industry. You can follow him on Twitter at @RobinJPowell.



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Robin Powell

Robin is a journalist and campaigner for positive change in global investing. He runs Regis Media, a niche provider of content marketing for financial advice firms with an evidence-based investment philosophy. He also works as a consultant to other disruptive firms in the investing sector.


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