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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 - Active investing | Passive investing | Sustainable investing

ESG funds: Should you pick active or passive?

By Anna Fedorova
Reading time: 5 minutes

So, you have decided you want to incorporate some environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles into your investment portfolio. You have read our guide on the different ESG styles of investing, but now you are faced with a key question: do you choose an active or passive fund?

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Short reads - Mind & markets

An introduction to behavioural finance

By Anna Fedorova
Reading time: 6 minutes

We would all like to think that we are rational human beings that make sensible and logical decisions. Sadly, this is far from the truth and in reality we often make decisions fraught with biases, many of which we aren’t even aware of.

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Short reads - Fundamentals | Mind & markets

The Seven Deadly Sins of investing

By Faith Archer
Reading time: 5 minutes

The investing version of the seven deadly sins might not send you straight to hell but could still send your returns up in smoke. Here are a few of the sins that can savage your portfolio – and what you can do to avoid temptation!

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Short reads - Asset allocation | Styles & themes

What’s so special about specialist funds?

By Anna Fedorova
Reading time: 5 minutes

Once you’ve decided on an asset allocation strategy that suits your plans and expectations, it is time to get more granular within each asset class. There are a number of ways to do this, for example last week, we wrote an introductory piece on Growth versus Value style investing. Another way to mix up your portfolio is to invest in specialist funds to express a particular view on the future direction of markets.

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Short reads - Active investing

Growth or Value: Which investing style suits you?

By Jane Wallace
Reading time: 5 minutes

Traditionally, investment styles fall into two broad categories: Growth and Value. While the end game for both is to get a return on the investment, the ways of going about that are quite different. The rivalry between the two camps can be intense, each side convinced that their method is superior.

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