A ground-breaking eight-part, 54 minute film featuring some of the world's top economists and academics including John Bogle, Charles Ellis and William Sharpe. Above all, it demonstrates why passive is the rational, mathematically proven route to investing success.
How management costs dramatically reduce the value of investments
Part 2: The cost of investing
Global finance, investment and academic experts share their wisdom on some of the big investing questions.
John Bogle explains why investors only receive about 30% of the total market return
How much do investors lose in charges and management fees?
Prof. Anthony Neuberger on how a small difference in charges can impact so heavily on returns
Small charges make a big difference to returns
How overperforming can quickly turn to underperforming when costs are taken into account
Why costs matter
How the overall costs of active investing can accumulate and impact on returns
The hidden costs of active investing
Why paying your fund manager more means you'll make less.
Why you don't get what you pay for
Rick Ferri on why the investment industry prefers the active approach
Why does the industry want active investing to be the norm?
William Bernstein on what stockbrokers do with your assets
Whose side is your stockbroker on?
Active investing costs more. So whatever you win, you lose in extra fees
Why you shouldn't pay an active investment manager
How charges can be one of the biggest causes, long term, of wealth destruction.
What impact do charges have?
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.
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.
Video blog: the shocking impact of charges on investment returns
Despite the RDR, many financial advisers are still evasive when it comes to revealing their charges.
Video blog: Why aren't financial advisers upfront about fees?
Why numbers count when investing for the long term
Video blog: Do the maths!
The effect of fees on performance
Video blog: How the wrong investment could cost you £150,000
At last, some of the big fund management firms appear to be changing their tune and overhauling their charging structures.
The beginning of the end for over-charging?
On the face of it, the abolition of commission-based payments for DIY investment platforms is excellent news for investors.
The war on hidden charges wins another battle - but it's still progressing too slowly
Occasional interviews with key figures from the investing world.
The founder of the True & Fair Campaign explains how investors are still being misled when it comes to fees.
Gina Miller On Campaigning For Transparency
Regular, informative and easy-to-read downloadable white papers on topics of interest for investors. Published approximately every two months.
It's not easy to compare and contrast cost when it comes to investing - this edition of Acuity should help.
Acuity 29: Smoke, mirrors and the true cost of investing
Is it always the case that you get what you pay for?
Acuity Volume 11: Hands Out Of My Pockets, Please!