The Evidence-Based Investor

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Short-termism — why the whole investment industry is to blame

Posted by Robin Powell on November 9, 2015

Everyone knows the focus on short-term profits isn’t healthy. It’s certainly not good for investors, or the wider economy. Yet, all around the world, the trend towards what Hilary Clinton has termed “quarterly capitalism” continues to accelerate.

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#SFTW: Has MiFID II been kicked into the long grass?

Posted by Robin Powell on November 6, 2015

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND   I’m not quite the enthusiast for the European Union I once was. I’m as exasperated as any other UK tax payer at some of the things it spends our money on. But I am frustrated at the lack of serious debate on some of the issues involved, especially with that […]

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Has MiFID II been kicked into the long grass?

Posted by Robin Powell on November 6, 2015

I’m not quite the enthusiast for the European Union I once was. I’m as exasperated as any other UK tax payer at some of the things it spends our money on. But I am frustrated at the lack of serious debate on some of the issues involved, especially with that all-important referendum on Britain’s membership […]

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Could any other industry get away with this?

Posted by Robin Powell on November 5, 2015

It’s three years since I started researching the financial services industry, but every day I see and hear things that frankly astound me.

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