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Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast

Sep 28, 2016

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, I speak to Robin Powell.

Robin was a TV reporter, producer and presenter for more than 20 years, working for Sky News, ITV and BBC 1, where he worked on The Sunday Politics. He reported from locations including Baghdad, Soweto and Guantanamo Bay, and made award-winning documentaries on the Holocaust and on Britain’s Romany Gypsy community.

He is the founder of Ember Television, a television and online video production company based in Birmingham. Notable clients include The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Church of England, Birmingham City Council, University of Warwick and Incisive Media.

For three years, Robin was a consultant to Sensible Investing TV, for whom he produced and presented the highly acclaimed online documentary How to Win the Loser’s Game. He also works as a brand journalist and content marketing consultant for advisers in Europe, North America and Australasia.

Robin is a member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists and was a Visiting Media Fellow at Duke University in North Carolina. Married with two children, Robin lives in rural North Warwickshire and works in Birmingham.

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, I speak to Robin about his move to producing tailored content for financial services, what sparked his passion for evidence based investing, whether index funds have reached a tipping point and will become more popular than actively managed funds, and much more.

Welcome to Evidence Based Investing with Robin Powell, in episode 117 of Informed Choice Radio.

Some questions I ask

-If you were to go back through your broadcasting career and maybe pick out a few of your best moments, what would they be?

-What were the drivers behind that transition from mainstream political and geopolitical broadcasting to more tailored content for financial services?

-What are index tracker funds and evidence-based investing and how do they work? How would you sum them up in a nutshell?

-How can investors identify index trackers which best replicate their chosen index and best suit what they're trying to achieve?

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