The Evidence-Based Investor

No sales agenda. No marketing spin. Just the evidence.

You wouldn’t put money on a horse at odds like these

Posted by Robin Powell on November 26, 2015

The fund shops make picking a winning fund seem so easy. Just choose from this list of top funds that we’ve carefully selected for you, they seem to be saying, and you’ll be fine. The reality is very different.

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The Scrabble index — and why it spells trouble for active managers

Posted by Robin Powell on November 25, 2015

This might sound like a wind-up, but bear with me; it isn’t.

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Sprechen Sie evidence-based investing?

Posted by Robin Powell on November 24, 2015

It’s funny, you’d expect evidence-based investing to be popular in Germany. The efficiency and elegant simplicity of indexing, you’d have thought, combined with the academic rigour underpinning it, would particularly appeal to German tastes.

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What useful function do investment consultants serve?

Posted by Robin Powell on November 24, 2015

One of the more welcome aspects of the recent announcement by the Financial Conduct Authority of its review of the value provided by UK asset managers is that the study will include the role of investment consultants.

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