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The Insights

At TILLIT we are big believers in learning and broadening our horizons. We also think that there is too much noise in the world of stock markets and investing today. Our focus is on the long-term and that is reflected in our various Insight articles, from opinion pieces to interviews and beginners’ guides, and even our market updates only come out quarterly.

Short reads - Sustainable investing

Keeping score: The truth about ESG ratings

By Anna Fedorova
Reading time: 5 minutes

As sustainable investing grows in popularity, how can we distinguish truly sustainable companies and funds from greenwashing? To help investors with this question, a growing number of companies offer ratings which rank stocks or funds based on a variety of ESG metrics. However, these ratings can sometimes be more of a hindrance than a help.

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Short reads - Asset allocation | Styles & themes

Make your money travel: Explore developed, emerging & frontier markets

By Danielle Levy
Reading time: 8 minutes

Diversification can sound pretty dreary, but one way to achieve it is to let your investment portfolio travel the world (ok, only metaphorically). By spreading your eggs across different geographical baskets, you can minimise overall portfolio risk at the same time as gaining access to a range of opportunities, including some niche and exciting ones. Some countries can be accessed directly, while others tend to come in a set. This is our introduction to regional investing.

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Short reads - Sustainable investing

Impact funds: If finance and philanthropy had a love child

By Anna Fedorova
Reading time: 5 minutes

How do you marry a financial return with making the world a better place? Is it even possible or is it an oxymoron? Impact funds are here to prove that it can be done.

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Short reads - Active investing

Does the house always win?

By Jane Wallace
Reading time: 5 minutes

While they are perhaps not as well-dressed – or cosmetically enhanced – as the Kardashians, there is a select group of celebrity fund managers who regularly outperform and are endlessly profiled in the media. Deemed to have the Midas touch, these individuals often control staggering large amounts of money too.

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Short reads - Asset allocation

Multi-asset funds: The ready meal approach to investing

By Faith Archer
Reading time: 6 minutes

Multi-asset funds do exactly what they say on the tin: they contain a combination of different assets. Someone else picks the assets so that you don’t have to, serving up diversification on a plate.

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