Hedge Funds Averaged Less Than 1 Percent Over 13 Years


The high roller at the country club pays for a Tiffany necklace.

In return, Hedge Fund managers give him a lump of coal. 

Hedge Fund performances have done exactly this.

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Andrew Hallam

I’m a financial columnist for Canada’s national paper, The Globe and Mail, as well as for AssetBuilder, a financial service firm based in Texas. I’m also the author of Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School (2nd Ed. Wiley 2017) and The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing: From Millionaire Teacher to Millionaire Expat (Wiley 2015). My mission is to educate, motivate and inspire people on basic retirement planning and best practices for investing, using evidence-based strategies. I'm happy to comment on your questions. However, please read the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and the Comments Policy.

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3 Responses

  1. Dr Tim Errington says:

    Hi Andrew

    I am a Brit, living, working and paying tax in Singapore (no UK home). I just received an emil from Neil Woodford’s organisation telling me I can’t buy into his fund directly. instead I have to go through a local (therefore expensive ) financial intermediary. At the same time I am receiving notes from trading platforms in the UK telling me I can’t open accounts with them to access all the good trackers. How would you suggest I proceed.

    Thanks in anticipation
    Dr Tim

    • Hi Tim,

      I don’t like pawning my book on anyone, but it shows exactly how a British expat can build a low cost portfolio of exchange traded funds. I took step by step screenshots of how you would make the purchases, which brokerages to use, and exactly which ETFs to buy. A portfolio of ETFs, after fees, will easily outperform most actively managed portfolios. Indeed, it gives you the highest odds of investment success. You can buy the book at Kinokunyia, or off Amazon. Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/globalexpat

  2. Tim says:

    Brilliant Andrew, assuming it does what you say, that’s just what I need. I’ll let you know how I get on.

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