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Colin McLean: Beware the overconfidence of the star manager

Choppy markets and political uncertainty are making investors think more about risk.

McLean: don't derail the corporate gravytrain, reroute it

February means results season. But companies will be struggling to find positives for 2018 - for many it was a year to forget.

McLean: IPO accounting rules flatter to deceive

This year produced a bumper crop of initial public offerings (IPOs).

McLean: human attention spans can't deal with sustainability

Even with shorter company lifespans and longer human ones, the practice of investing remains rooted in the moment

McLean: globalisation is not the natural order

For most investors there is a deep-rooted belief in the steady ascendency of emerging economies

Colin McLean: FTSE does not reflect vitality of UK tech

Investors are affected too much by mood, and it is hard to separate emotion from fact.

Phantastic objects and the lies we tell about performance

What do investment clients expect of returns, costs and risks?

Investors need to learn to spot the growth imposters

Looking no further than earnings per share to estimate growth rates has become a risky approach

Colin McLean: prospects are good, but fear complacency

Most investors entered 2018 more confident, having learned over the last 12 months that taking risk pays off

McLean: Mifid II surprises in fund research shakeout

Incentives are often overlooked as a key issue in behavioural finance;

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