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The Power of Markets

The Power of Markets

In 1958, economist Leonard Read published an essay entitled “I, Pencil: My Family Tree as Told to Leonard E Read.” The essay, narrated from the point of view of a pencil, describes the “complex combination of miracles” necessary to create and bring to market the...
What If Everyone Were a Passive Investor?

What If Everyone Were a Passive Investor?

In industry parlance, some have categorised our approach as “passive,” versus active attempts to beat the market. We prefer to think of ourselves as evidence-based. For as long as we’ve been in business, we have encouraged investors to adopt a patient, long-term...

August 2010 Machismo

Here’s a controversial thought: men and women are different. Not in terms of strength, temperament, intuition, or any of those things—not for the purposes of this article, anyway. They’re different in terms of how they invest. A spate of studies looks at...