series: Funds

Why Passive Investing isn’t Perfect

Why Passive Investing isn’t Perfect By: Tim Bennett 22.09.2015It’s one of investing’s biggest debates – is a passive approach better than active management? This week I explain why an investor should use both.

Share Portfolio vs. Funds: A Quick Comparison

Share Portfolio vs. Funds: A Quick Comparison By: Tim Bennett 09.09.2016How do you choose between holding shares directly in a portfolio or via a fund? This week Tim Bennett sums up the key differences.

How to Weigh Up a Fund Using the Sharpe Ratio

How to Weigh Up a Fund Using the Sharpe Ratio By: Tim Bennett02.09.2016Tim Bennett explains a popular number that allows investors to compare funds and the managers who run them.

How Alpha Can Help You Pick Funds

How Alpha Can Help You Pick Funds By: Tim Bennett 10.08.2015How do you know whether a fund manager is any good? This week I introduce Alpha and explain how it can help.

NAV – Three Key Letters for Fund Investors

NAV – Three Key Letters for Fund Investors By: Tim Bennett17.09.2014 New fund investors need to grasp the concept of net asset value (NAV) and its relationship with the market value of a fund. In this short video I introduce NAV and highlight why it matters. https://youtu.be/2vvzLJwPe0w

Five Red Flags for Fund Investors

Five Red Flags for Fund Investors By: Tim Bennett20.08.2014 Funds are not all created equal and some carry more risk than others. In this short video I recap the advantages of funds before highlighting five key issues that an investor should investigate before buying.

What are ETFs All About?

What are ETFs All About? By: Tim Bennett11.06.2014 If you want low-cost exposure to an index or sector an exchange traded fund can offer it. However as Tim Bennett warns in this short video, many of the newer ETFs are complex and relatively expensive

What Makes Hedge Funds Different?

What Makes Hedge Funds Different? By: Tim Bennett11.06.2014 The phrase hedge fund covers a wide range of different investment vehicles and strategies. Here Tim Bennett offers his short guide to why they exist and what they do