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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

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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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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