The Evidence-Based Investor

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The most important advice for investors? Do less — Tadas Viskanta

Posted by Robin Powell on November 19, 2015

There are only about half a dozen blogs in the world that those with a serious interest in investing need to follow. One of them is Tadas Viskanta’s Abnormal Returns. For me, Tadas is the best curator of quality investing content on the web. In this brief Q&A interview, he talks about his blog, hedge […]

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Video: UK investing is several decades behind the US — John Authers

Posted by Robin Powell on November 19, 2015

It’s funny how, throughout life, our paths cross with other people’s. More years ago than either of us care to remember, John Authers and I once competed for the editorship of the Oxford University Students’ Union magazine. We now find ourselves on the same side, as fairly critical observers of the global fund management industry. […]

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Poor fund performance is a global problem — an interview with Craig Lazzara (Part 2)

Posted by Robin Powell on November 17, 2015

Since S&P Dow Jones issued its first SPIVA report 2002, this twice-yearly scorecard on active fund performance has consistently shown that, in the US, actively managed mutual funds routinely underperform their respective benchmarks in every asset class and almost every style. But, as Craig Lazzara, global head of index investment strategy for S&PDJI explains, the […]

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It’s time to get tough on investing gobbledygook

Posted by Robin Powell on November 16, 2015

The investing industry is like a foreign country; they do things differently there. For a start they operate by a completely different set of rules to other sectors; they enjoy average levels of pay most professions can only dream about; and the major players generate the same sort of media interest as celebrities do.

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