The Evidence-Based Investor

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

Multi-manager funds — Who needs ’em?

Posted by Robin Powell on January 25, 2016

“99% of what you read about investing in magazines and newspapers,” the investment author William Bernstein once wrote, “is worse than useless”.

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#SFTW: Financial planning isn’t about selling funds

Posted by Robin Powell on January 22, 2016

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND   Paul Armson thought that being an adviser was all about selling investment products — until he started asking different questions. He now heads Inspiring Advisers, an organisation working to restore financial planning to its rightful place as a valued profession, totally unconnected to the wider investment industry. Read Part 1 […]

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Financial planning has nothing to do with products — an interview with Paul Armson (Part 1)

Posted by Robin Powell on January 22, 2016

Paul Armson thought that being an adviser was all about selling investment products — until he started asking different questions. He now heads Inspiring Advisers, an organisation working to restore financial planning to its rightful place as a valued profession, totally unconnected to the wider investment industry.

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How to keep track of tracking difference

Posted by Robin Powell on January 20, 2016

There aren’t many blogs (other than this one, of course) that evidence-based investors ought to follow. But Monevator is definitely one of them. It’s very well-written and brimming with insight and useful advice. Although it’s UK-based, it appeals (as we aim to do) to an international audience.

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