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A series of regular and topical video blogs in which industry commentators, experts, academics and investors are brought together to examine the finer points of investing.

The phrase “active share” has been heard a lot in recent weeks. So what exactly does it mean? Why is it such a hot topic of conversation in the investing world? And what do investors need to know about it? In our latest video blog, Nick Motson from Cass Business School explains all.

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Video blog: What is active share, and why is it important?

March 13, 2015

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.

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Video blog: the shocking impact of charges on investment returns

February 04, 2015

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.

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The market needs active managers - just far fewer of them

January 14, 2015

Evidence-based investing is founded on more than half a century of independent, peer-reviewed research. But, says Professor Jens Hagendorff, there are really just two key lessons that investors need to learn.

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Video blog: two key lessons you can learn from academic research

November 26, 2014

A new book by Larry Swedroe and Kevin Grogan explains how to reduce the risk of "black swans"

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Video blog: How can you insulate your portfolio against major market downturns?

August 08, 2014

A new study by The Pensions Institute says success has little to do with skill.

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Video blog: only 1% of fund managers consistently beat the market. Are they skilful or just lucky?

June 27, 2014

Taxpayers could save £660 million a year if government switched pensions to passive funds - with better performance, too.

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Video blog: the report that lays bare the futility of active fund management

June 13, 2014

The remarkable success of this groundbreaking investing documentary

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Video Blog: What They're Saying About Passive Investing: The Evidence

May 14, 2014

Dr Ros Altmann discusses the impact of the latest changes to UK investment regulations.

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Video blog: Five key changes UK investors need to know about

March 31, 2014

It's one of the most successful books of recent years on passive investing - but the story behind The Investment Answer is just as compelling as its contents.

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Video Blog: the remarkable story of The Investment Answer

February 28, 2014

Despite the RDR, many financial advisers are still evasive when it comes to revealing their charges.

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Video blog: Why aren't financial advisers upfront about fees?

February 06, 2014

Why some investors buy shares the way we buy lottery tickets

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Video blog: Why sensible investing is not a lottery

January 20, 2014

Dr David Chambers explains why technology 'bubbles' are nothing new

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Video blog: how new is 'new era' thinking?

October 12, 2013

An interview with Professor Elroy Dimson

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Video blog: Taking the long-term view

October 03, 2013

Even legendary economist John Maynard Keynes was caught out trying to time the market

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Video blog: How Keynes gave up on market timing

September 17, 2013

An interview with Gerard O'Reilly, head of research, Dimensional Fund Advisors.

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Dimensional and the importance of evidence-based investing

July 08, 2013