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The Intelligent Fund Investor

Practical steps for better results in active and passive funds

By Joe Wiggins
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About the Author

Joe Wiggins

Joe Wiggins has worked in the mutual fund industry since 2004; holding senior portfolio management and fund selection roles at some of the United Kingdom’s largest asset and wealth managers. He is the author of the successful investment blog: behaviouralinvestment.com. Its distinctive focus on investor behaviour and decision making has reached a worldwide audience. He is a specialist in ... Read more on Joe Wiggins

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Investing in funds is not straightforward. We are faced with a countless range of options and constantly distracted by meaningless noise and turbulent markets. To make matters worse, our flawed beliefs and behavioural biases lead to repeated and costly mistakes, such as a damaging obsession with past performance and a dangerous attraction to thematic funds.

There is a solution—a more intelligent way to invest in funds.

In The Intelligent Fund Investor, experienced portfolio manager and behavioural finance expert Joe Wiggins brings simplicity and clarity to fund investing. Each chapter of this fascinating and highly readable book focuses on a vital element of investing in funds—exploring how and why investors can get it badly wrong, and providing direct, actionable steps for better results.

Joe reveals: why we should avoid investing with star managers; how to decide between active and passive funds; why we should beware of smooth performance and captivating stories; why risk is far more than just volatility; the importance of a long time horizon; and much, much more.

Using a combination of stories, empirical evidence and experience, Joe gives all fund investors—active and passive—what they need to reassess their beliefs, understand their biases, and make better investment decisions.

Media Coverage

The Investing Show

In the episode, Abraham shares his insight on why "This time ISN'T different" for many investors and the impact on UK bonds and equities. Robin Powell also interviews Joe Wiggins, Chief Investment ...

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The Times

However, Joe Wiggins, a behavioural investment expert and author of The Intelligent Fund Investor, argues that recent data has skewed our views on the active versus passive debate.
When the biggest ...

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Citywire: Mistakes Were Made

Are humans completely prone to investment mistakes? Behavioural investment expert Joe Wiggins believes there are a multitude of traps even the most hardened of investor will fall into, so what can ...

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The Value Perspective Podcast

It is always great to have the very insightful Joe Wiggins on The Value Perspective podcast. What makes it even more special this time around is the fact that Joe joined Andy Evans and myself to ...

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The Long View

In this week’s episode, we’re chatting to Joe Wiggins. Joe is the CIO of Fundhouse, a provider of manager research, model portfolios, and ESG services to clients ranging from charities, pension ...

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MONEY LIFE WITH CHUCK JAFFE

Also on the show, Joe Wiggins, author of 'The Intelligent Fund Investor: Practical Steps for Better Results in Active and Passive Funds'

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MoneySense

Wow! I just finished Joe Wiggins’ new book, The Intelligent Fund Investor (Harriman House, November 2022). What a great read—I’d recommend it for both DIY and professional investors. There’s ...

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New Books Network

Joe reveals: why we should avoid investing with star managers; how to decide between active and passive funds; why we should beware of smooth performance and captivating stories; why risk is far more ...

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