The Evidence-Based Investor

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The Investment Association — one year forward, ten years back

Posted by Robin Powell on September 30, 2016

I distinctly remember the moment I heard that Daniel Godfrey had been ousted as Chief Executive of the Investment Association. I was in the offices of a national newspaper in London. I said to the money editor that at least he had a lead story for Saturday’s money section and was surprised by his response. He […]

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What are we talking about today that will still be relevant a year from now? — Tadas Viskanta

Posted by Robin Powell on September 29, 2016

One of the problems a financial writer faces is there’s so much content out there that it’s very hard to sort the wheat from the chaff. That’s why content curators add so much value. For me, there’s no one better at it than Tadas Viskanta, best known for his blog Abnormal Returns. I began this […]

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A report that shames the European pensions industry

Posted by Robin Powell on September 28, 2016

We’ve all heard the one about the stockbroker for whom the definition of asset management is to invest your money and keep on investing it until there’s nothing left. But a new report by the Brussels-based investor rights group Better Finance suggests that, for Europe’s pension savers, it’s a joke that’s rather close to the […]

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Investing Demystified — Lars Kroijer (Video 1/5)

Posted by Robin Powell on September 27, 2016

Some of the most passionate advocates of passive investing, in my experience, are are former fund managers who have seen for themselves how active management works (or in most cases doesn’t). One such person is the former hedge fund manager Lars Kroijer. Born in Denmark and educated at Harvard, Lars has spent most of his […]

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