The Evidence-Based Investor

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Why fund houses couldn’t give a fig about poor performance

Posted by Robin Powell on October 14, 2015

There’s been so much scorn heaped on hedge funds for their dismal performance and exorbitant fees that you could be forgiven for wondering how much longer the industry can survive.

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Need investment advice? Don’t ask a stockbroker

Posted by Robin Powell on October 13, 2015

It’s impossible not to feel extremely sorry for James and Julia Bagot. The pensioners from Essex thought they were doing the right thing by paying a prestigious City of London stockbroking firm to invest their life savings on their behalf.

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The joy of investing in auto mode

Posted by Robin Powell on October 12, 2015

I love America and feel very much at home there. But get in a car and I instantly become your typical Englishman abroad. No, it’s not driving on the wrong side of the road that bothers me, or forgetting that I’m allowed to turn right on red. I’m even getting used to the road signs; […]

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#SFTW: Godfrey-gate special!

Posted by Robin Powell on October 9, 2015

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND   It will doubtless barely register on the Richter scale for most investors, but this has been a seismic week for the UK fund industry. First, two of the country’s biggest asset managers, Schroders and M&G, announced they were leaving the Investment Association, the industry trade body. Then, apparently fearful that […]

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