The high price of buying a low-cost stock

Paying more for a good business can provide a far higher margin of safety, says Miles Johnson

Measuring the failure of funds is flawed

Research into performance comparison and benchmarking is desperately needed, says Stephen Foley

Activist hedge funds stalk Brexit bargains

Several household-name British companies have been targeted, says Owen Walker

A new age of alpha beckons beyond Brexit

David Oakley says active managers have a chance to excel

Reports of US activist invasion overblown

Domestic investors have greater success at companies they target, says Owen Walker

The perfect financial crime

John Plender doubts whether fund managers can be regulated into active stewardship

Quantitative exhaustion smothers markets

David Oakley considers the risk that central bankers will resort to helicopter money

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Big Bang spawned a dark-trading monster

Deregulation in finance can be very dangerous, warns John Plender

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Companies should be up for sale yearly

Stephen Foley considers the merits of radical shareholder activism

Emerging markets should shift into gold

John Plender analyses the case for the yellow metal in official reserves

The Americanisation of executive pay

David Oakley thinks it matters that the US owns a big chunk of UK plc

Fund managers dodge Darwinian capitalism

John Plender warns investors to ignore the siren call of hedge funds

Buffett and Bogle against the hedge funds

Vanguard’s rise is more than just a symbolic humiliation to active management, says Stephen Foley

Markets long for central bank sugar daddy

Negative interest rates are a dangerous comfort blanket, says Pascal Blanqué and Amin Rajan

Amnesia brings Argentina back with a bang

John Plender considers whether the serial defaulter’s $16.5bn debt sale offers good value

Don’t let ‘inflation nutters’ get to you

If you are not rich, does it matter that rates are negative, asks David Oakley

‘WLTM’ – business contacts who swipe

The IoD’s new networking app enables members to hook up online and at events

Rates might not stay low for much longer

Demographics are about to reverse disinflation, says John Plender

Even oil barons give up on fossil fuels

Assessing climate change risk is preoccupying the investment community, says Stephen Foley

Time to look at emerging market debt

Given where prices are now, the apocalypse could be priced in already, says Man GLG’s Guillermo Osses