If you’ve ever wondered why we put so much emphasis on the cost of investing, this video explains why. Over 40 years, the typical effect of charges is to reduce your potential returns by more than two-thirds. Don’t believe us? Look at the figures.
Investing isn't easy. This issue of Acuity looks into how a good adviser will provide value by improving the investment experience, with a higher chance of success than if you were going it alone.
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Complete 54 minute documentary on passive investing
A full-length documentary, How to Win the Loser's Game provides ordinary investors with the information they need, and challenges the investing industry to offer consumers a fairer deal.
Most of what we see and hear about how to invest comes from either the fund industry or the financial media - both of which have their own agendas. Nine months in the making, this landmark documentary is an attempt to redress the balance.
Do fund managers really beat the market?
John Bogle on words of wisdom he received early on in his career
Part four of an eight part series
Of course it’s possible for active fund managers to add value. But in practice, after costs, they very rarely do. Part of the problem, says Weston Wellington from Dimensional Fund Advisors, is there are far too many of them.
For those of us campaigning for a fairer fund industry, and a bigger role for low-cost, evidence-based investing, the last few years have been a constant struggle. But 2014 has given us cause for optimism.
A legacy pension audit by the Independent Project Board reveals £26bn exposed to high charges of up to 3%