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The unseen value of active management

When it comes to achieving outcomes, I believe that there is no purely passive approach. We all need to be active investors in some way. We all make choices, saying yes to some market exposures and investment strategies and no to others. That’s why, at Russell Investments, we believe in both active and passive approaches—as part of a multi-asset investment solution to help achieve desired

March 23, 2017 Categories: Multi-asset

Currency investing: Skill versus smart beta

The real possibility of Brexit has turned investors’ attention to the recent weakness of sterling and currency developments in general. Unsurprisingly, I have fielded more questions than usual on foreign exchange markets over recent weeks. Very often, currency is a mere afterthought in the deliberations of investors. I think this is an opportunity missed. Left

Football and portfolio implementation – setting a winning strategy

Hundreds of millions of people around the globe followed the World Cup with wonderment, and I am no exception. This year’s World Cup (which seems like a distant memory already!) was a thrilling edition that took several unexpected turns. Who would have thought cup holders Spain would be out in the first round? Or that

Jul 31, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized

The ‘No True Scotsman Fallacy’ and the active vs. passive debate in LGPS

Imagine Hamish McDonald, a Scotsman, sitting down with his Glasgow Morning Herald and seeing an article about how the  “Brighton Sex Maniac Strikes Again”. Hamish is shocked and declares: “No Scotsman would do such a thing”. The next day he sits down to read his Glasgow Morning Herald again, and this time finds an article

Jul 16, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized

Talking asset allocation – don’t get misquoted

Some of the most famous quotations are actually misquotations. Avid fans of Humphrey Bogart know that he never actually said: “play it again Sam” in his scenes with Ingrid Bergman. Greta Garbo didn’t really say: “I want to be alone” – instead she wanted to be “let alone”. And there is no evidence at all

Jun 11, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized

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