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SPIVA: What it is & what it tells us — an interview with Craig Lazzara (Part 1)

Posted by Robin Powell on November 11, 2015

If you’re interested in investing and you haven’t heard of SPIVA, you need to put that right. SPIVA stands for S&P Indices Versus Active, and for me it’s the go-to scorecard for active fund managers. Craig Lazzara, global head of index investment strategy for S&P Dow Jones Indices, was recently in London, and I asked […]

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Vast majority of UK fund managers “genuinely unskilled” — study

Posted by Robin Powell on November 10, 2015

I feel privileged to be asked to contribute occasional articles to the CFA Institute blog, Enterprising Investor. The Institute does excellent work, all around the world, in promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.

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Congratulations SITV — half a million views & counting

Posted by Robin Powell on November 9, 2015

It was four years ago that my company, Ember Television, was approached by Barnett Ravenscroft Wealth Management to explore ways of using high-quality video to give ordinary investors the information they need to make better investment decisions.

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Short-termism — why the whole investment industry is to blame

Posted by Robin Powell on November 9, 2015

Everyone knows the focus on short-term profits isn’t healthy. It’s certainly not good for investors, or the wider economy. Yet, all around the world, the trend towards what Hilary Clinton has termed “quarterly capitalism” continues to accelerate.

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