The Evidence-Based Investor

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Bob Seawright: behavioural finance is as much a part of EBI as indexing

Posted by Robin Powell on April 25, 2017

If you want to come to Evidence-Based Investing West, the clock’s ticking. The event is just eight weeks away. One of the speakers you’ll be missing if you decide against it is Bob Seawright. When, in September 2014, The Wall Street Journal published a list of fifteen “smart people for investors to follow,” Bob was on […]

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The active management conspiracy: fact or fiction?

Posted by Robin Powell on April 24, 2017

I’ve been writing about active management’s shortcomings for so long now that it’s sometimes hard not to feel cynical about it, not to mention a little angry. After all, around the world, there are thousands of people retiring every day with pension pots very much smaller than they would have been if they had simply […]

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#SFTW: Canadians love their banks — but they shouldn’t

Posted by Robin Powell on April 21, 2017

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND What is it with Canadians? Americans get it. They noticed long before anyone the gap between what active fund management appears to promise and what it actually delivers. OK, it’s taken a while for the message to get around but, in recent years at least, they’ve deserted active funds in their […]

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Canadians love their banks

Posted by Robin Powell on April 21, 2017

What is it with Canadians? Americans get it. They noticed long before anyone the gap between what active fund management appears to promise and what it actually delivers. OK, it’s taken a while for the message to get around but, in recent years at least, they’ve deserted active funds in their droves. North of the […]

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