The Evidence-Based Investor

Help for individual investors

The Evidence-Based Investor, or TEBI for short, is for anyone who wants to learn more about how investing really works.

However much or little you’re looking to invest, you’ll find plenty of information on our website to help you make better-informed decisions. If there’s something specific you would like to know more about, you’ll find a search box on the home page. if you want more of a general overview, you may want to visit our video section.

Please note that we are not financial advisers, and nothing you read on this site should be taken as formal financial advice. However, we strongly believe that there are significant advantages to using an adviser.

If you’re currently looking for an adviser, we recommend that you check their credentials very carefully; it’s vital that whoever you choose to act on your behalf is truly independent and has your very best interests at heart.

TEBI does have an informal network of advisers around the world who share our evidence-based investment philosophy. If you would like to be put in touch with a suitable adviser in your area, drop us a line to tell us, briefly, where you live, what stage of life of life you’re at, and how much money you’re planning to invest. We’ll use this information to connect you with an adviser who can help you.

We can also be of assistance if you feel you have grounds to claim for compensation for poor financial advice you have received in the past. Up until 2012, advisers in the UK were paid commissions by policy providers. This meant that millions of people were sold investments they would have been better off avoiding. Investment bonds and whole-of-life insurance policies, for example, were often so expensive that the net returns they delivered were significantly lower than market returns.

Similarly, many people were badly advised to transfer out of so-called final salary pension schemes and into personal pensions or SIPPs, which are usually inferior. In some cases, the advisers concerned subsequently recommended moving from one personal pension to another, again earning commissions in the process.

We are not lawyers, and we don’t give legal advice. But if you think that you have been adversely affected by these sorts of practices, we would be happy to put you in contact with suitable legal professionals. Simply email us, briefly giving details about the circumstances, and we’ll try to help you.