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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;
What Quilter/Lighthouse tells us about consolidation wave
Since the beginning of this year at least 14 deals have been announced but how do valuations in the financial advice and wealth management sector look like?
Why are so many wealth managers desperate to pack it in?
Increased regulation, Brexit, short-termism - with so many pressures piling up, it comes as no surprise wealth manager job satisfaction is on the decline.
Top 30 under 30: how wealth firms can appeal to young talent
The young guns of 2019 tell us industry’s boorish and boring image must be tackled.