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Vanguard launch in the UK…

At the end of last year I wrote a piece in the Sunday Times on “The unsung hero of your retirement, John Bogle” : click here Mr Bogle (Jack to his friends) founded Vanguard – now the world’s second largest fund management group, looking after $4tn globally.  He was the first ever to set up a passive fund that has since revolutionised the industry.  He also set up Vanguard as a mutual – owned not by himself or external shareholders – but owned by the people who save with […]

Budgetary musings…

Hammond’s budget didn’t contain many changes and those that it did contain were pre-announced.  The Adam Smith Institute called it the “dullest budget in recent history”.  Harsh, but fair although bizarrely dull should not be an insult when it comes to Chancellors (and budgets). The hard hat, high vis jacket wearing, 5-2 diet, made over action man […]

Warren Buffett and I think the same…. Bogle our hero…

This year’s annual Berkshire Hathaway letter from Warren Buffett published this weekend included the following comment about John Bogle, founder of Vanguard: “If a statue is ever erected to honor the person who has done the most for American investors, the hands- down choice should be Jack Bogle. For decades, Jack has urged investors to […]

Louise Cooper, CFA, columnist, commentator, speaker and reporter on today's economy and market activity – business, industry, money and personal finance.
'a brilliant communicator with the skill of
making the complicated
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with the skill of
making the complicated
comprehensible…a superb depth of financial industry knowledge'
Justin Urquhart-Stewart

Louise Cooper, CFA, columnist, commentator, speaker and reporter on today's economy and market activity – business, industry, money and personal finance.
'a brilliant communicator with the skill of
making the complicated
comprehensible…a superb depth of financial industry knowledge'
Justin Urquhart-Stewart

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