The Evidence-Based Investor

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Calm down, activistas — passive is a drop in the ocean

Posted by Robin Powell on February 9, 2016

Make no mistake, the fund industry PR machine is in overdrive. Every day in the trade press I see articles dissing passive and extolling active management. Most of them are big on rhetoric and light on factual detail, and as such barely warrant attention. But I did spot one such article yesterday that is worth […]

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New research highlights the self-serving nature of the fund industry

Posted by Robin Powell on February 8, 2016

One of the biggest problems with the fund industry is that the interests of the fund manager and the end investor are fundamentally misaligned. Yes, of course, individual managers want to see better outcomes for their clients. But they wouldn’t be human if they didn’t also have their own personal interests at heart; and of […]

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#SFTW: Struggling to get through to someone? Try humour

Posted by Robin Powell on February 5, 2016

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND   Believe me, I’ve thought long and hard about how to get it through to people that the way most of us invest is idiotic; that we’re effectively funding other people’s retirement (plus their salaries and bonuses) more than we are our own.

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If all else fails, try humour

Posted by Robin Powell on February 4, 2016

Believe me, I’ve thought long and hard about how to get it through to people that the way most of us invest is idiotic; that we’re effectively funding other people’s retirement (plus their salaries and bonuses) more than we are our own.

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