Where Has All the Alpha Gone?

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About This Episode

Active managers persistently lag the returns of benchmarks and index funds that track them, with the excuses for underperformance recycled every year. We are going to discuss a book, The Incredible Shrinking Alpha, which is the antidote for the active managers’ siren song. It will reinforce your commitment to indexing or systematic investing, while increasing your knowledge. Larry Swedroe, my guest today, and Andrew Berkin, are co-authors of The Incredible Shrinking Alpha, the second edition of which has just been released.

About Our Guest

Larry is the chief research officer for Buckingham Strategic Wealth and Buckingham Strategic Partners. Larry holds an MBA in finance and investments from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Baruch College. Larry was among the first authors to publish a book that explained the science of investing in layman’s terms, The Only Guide to a Winning Investment You’ll Ever Need. He has since authored nine more books and co-authored seven books on investing and financial planning. Larry is a prolific writer and contributes regularly to Advisor Perspectives.

Show Notes

Here is a link to purchase Larry’s book, The Incredible Shrinking Alpha, on Amazon.