The Evidence-Based Investor

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

Taking a break

Posted by Robin Powell on July 21, 2017

Right, school’s out here in England, so I’m off to rest and recharge for a few days. You won’t be hearing from me again before August 1st. The Regis Media office will be open as normal. The number is +44 121 285 2585. Out of hours, you’ll find plenty of information about the exciting work […]

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Why does French investing remain in the dark ages?

Posted by Robin Powell on July 21, 2017

It’s exciting to see evidence-based investing starting to grow fairly quickly now in the UK, the Netherlands and Germany, but it’s frustrating that, elsewhere in Europe, it has hardly made in-roads at all. One country where active management and conflicted advice still rule rule the roost is France. So, why is that? And will it […]

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The elephant in the room

Posted by Robin Powell on July 18, 2017

This is fascinating. It’s an opinion piece, by an anonymous fund manager about the FCA’s final report on competition in UK asset management, posted on Monevator, The central tenet is that, in encouraging the use of intermediaries, the regulator makes transparency more difficult to achieve. I don’t agree entirely with what the author says — for […]

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Bring in the bloggers

Posted by Robin Powell on July 14, 2017

This is, by far, is my favourite story of the week, and it comes from Tomo Uetake who works in Japan as a journalist at Reuters. In a nutshell, Japan’s financial regulator is so concerned to stop Tokyo fund managers ripping off the investing public that it’s recruited a team of bloggers to educate them […]

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