The Evidence-Based Investor

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Why most financial media hinders, rather than helps, investors

Posted by Robin Powell on April 9, 2018

Robin writes: This is a new departure for TEBI — our very first guest blog post. It’s by Murray Coleman who, like me, is an experienced journalist. He’s written for some of the most popular publications in the financial media, including The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Investor’s Business Daily. Something else that […]

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Competition improvement as UK regulator sets out steps for asset management

Posted by Robin Powell on April 5, 2018

The Financial Conduct Authority has today announced a series of measures aimed at addressing the concerns set out in its report on competition in UK asset management. It says the measures are “part of a package of remedies to ensure fund managers compete on the value they deliver, and act in the interests of the […]

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Private equity laid bare

Posted by Robin Powell on April 3, 2018

It is, apparently, a good time to be managing a private equity fund. According to the alternative assets data provider Preqin, it currently takes PE firms 11 months on average to raising a fund, compared with the 19 months it took them in 2010. And as well as spending less time raising money, they’re also […]

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Funds recommended by investment consultants fail to outperform net of costs — CMA

Posted by Robin Powell on March 22, 2018

More evidence has emerged today to confirm what The Evidence-Based Investor has been saying for some time — namely that investment consultants extract value from the investment process rather than adding it. The Competition and Markets Authority — a non-ministerial department of the UK Government — is undertaking an on-going investigation of the investment consultancy market. As part […]

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