Can money buy you happiness? Studies have shown that the link between money and happiness is not as obvious as you might think.. Chris Budd, an expert on financial wellbeing explains why
It is often extremely difficult for investors to understand that the less they pay to invest, the better Because as humans, we naturally assume that the more we pay for something, the better the quality or service will be...
One of the most common misconceptions about investing is that the economy and the stock market are perfectly correlated...
The evidence shows that fund managers are finding it increasingly difficult to generate alpha
For those who are willing to accept more volatility, there is a case for trying to beat the market using factor funds. Gerard O’Reilly from Dimensional Fund Advisors explains further
In life, an optimistic outlook on the world is considered a good thing But can overconfidence and optimisation be detrimental for investors?
Behavioural biases can have a detrimental impact on investment returns. So what can you do about them?
Sustainable investing is a long-term investment approach that incorporates environmental, social and governance criteria But is there a conflict between passive investing and sustainability?
The industry is always putting out data which appears to tell a different story. So how do investors find a true picture?
Barry Ritholtz explains why peoples psychology often works against them, especially when investing
Open the money pages of a newspaper and chances are you’ll see articles about the best funds to buy But just because the funds perform well now, doesn't mean they will in the future....
Research also found that fund management companies make use of the 'Horizon Effect' when planning price increases
There is a great deal in the media about factor-based investing, sometimes known as smart or strategic beta. So, what exactly does it mean?
We can understand this by asking the academics who’ve studied the evidence - namely Professor Elroy Dimson
Fine wine, expensive artwork, classic cars...does collecting valuable items make sense from an investment point of view? We compare some past performance in this short video
Once you’ve made the decision to adopt an evidence-based investing plan, you need to stick to it and talking together as a couple can help to keep you on track
Jason Butler, author and former adviser, discusses why a 2-month spell with a personal trainer (or financial adviser) won’t get you the results you desire
If we move into an era of lower investment returns, how should investors react?
Craig Lazzara of S&P Dow Jones Indices explains what survivorship bias is and why it contributes to only a small fraction of actively managed funds succeeding in beating the market
Discover why an investor may not be the best judge of his or her attitude to risk
In this video, investment author Lars Kroijer calculates how many Porsche's a passive investor could purchase with the amount he saved in fees, over his working life. The answer might just surprise you
Discover whether academic research really does provide you, as an investor, with beneficial insights
Understand why diversification is the only free lunch in investing
It's not how much money you have...but what you do with it that matters...
According to research, only circa 1% of fund managers outperform - of those who do, is their outperformance down to luck or exceptional skill...
In this fascinating interview with cognition scientist Dr. Ed Roberts learn why we make financial mistakes when feeling stressed or over-confident
In this expert interview, discover how financial advice has changed, and how now more than ever it's critical to select a highly qualified fiduciary who puts you first
Your beliefs about money may be self-limiting. Your adviser can challenge these beliefs - because beliefs are not truths. Your adviser will guide you to become a more successful investor
Understand what drives investors to chase past performance, and you'll be a better investor
Market timing is impossible...even for expert investors and economists
Contrary to popular belief, an index fund is not created by a computer or speculative guesswork, as this video explains...
Learn how to re-engineer your investment value chain using technology, a scientific process and the right people - and achieve the results you deserve
Discover when a passive investment strategy becomes active
Discover how sensible investment management and good financial planning go hand in hand - and how you can achieve the best investment results possible
Excellent insight into how new funds are often only launched after accidental success that cannot be replicated
Discover the elements that make up a good decumulation (draw down) plan...and whether the 4% rule still stands
Discover why there are so few active fund managers in the world who've ever been successful
Active funds are heavily promoted, but are they worth your money?
Millionaires think, act and react differently...
Discover why what you pay is NOT what you get when it comes to investing, as explained in the words of a reformed broker
The irrationality of investors is predictable and expensive. So, what is the best defence against our natural biases?
2 big political events in 2016 shook the world; here's what they taught us
This video explores the intricacies of exchange-traded funds, examines the pros and cons, and explains how ETFs may fit into your well-diversified portfolio
An expert lesson in behavioural finance and investing
Discover why a home bias is a bad thing in investing terms, and how diversifying globally makes the most sense for the strongest investment returns
Find out how you can avoid the 2 most common ways of ruining investment returns
Even so-called experts cannot accurately forecast market movements, so which investment strategy should you adopt?
When you invest, you’re exposed to different types of risk. Learn how different risks can affect your investment returns
Discover the benefits, risks and performance drivers of the main asset classes
Learn how controlling your emotions can positively impact your investment returns
As well as keeping a close eye on how your investments are performing, there are several things a good adviser will do for you on an on-going basis
Costs compound over time, but controlling them can be easy
The answer lies in effective asset allocation
Find out how it can literally pay to have a financial adviser helping you along life's journey
Risk, return and rebalance: discover how the 3 Rs of investing affect your portfolio's asset allocation, and why you need to maintain balance
During periods of market volatility it can be difficult to stay disciplined and stick to your financial plan. Discover why ignoring short-term market events and focusing on your long-term investing goals is the best approach
Market volatility is inevitable. So, spread your risk by holding the whole market and save yourself time, money and unnecessary anxiety
When it comes to investing you DON'T get what you pay for. Discover how to cut costs for greater returns
Avoid the crystal ball gazing fund managers who fail to perform consistently, and who will cost you more than you'll ever make!
Discover why successful investors don't try and beat the market
What does this development mean for expats?
Our Director Sam Instone talks us through the new regulations that the insurance industry is facing and what they mean for customers
The author of best-selling personal finance book ‘Millionaire Teacher’ talks about how expats can avoid getting trapped in inflexible financial products...
Andrew Hallam talks to Dubai Eye about how he became a millionaire on a teacher's fairly meagre salary....
Sam Instone talks to Business Breakfast about FCA changes in the UK and their potential impact on UAE expats and the Dubai financial sector...
Our CEO Sam speaks to The Business Breakfast team at Dubai Eye radio about changes to the selling of investments and insurance products in Dubai...
Our CEO Sam Instone speaks to The Agenda team on Dubai Eye radio about pensions...
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