Robin Powell






An experienced television journalist, Robin runs Regis Media, a UK-based content marketing consultancy which helps financial advice firms around the world to attract, retain and educate clients.

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Taking a break

Right, school’s out here in England, so I’m off to rest and recharge for a few days. You won’t be hearing from me again before August 1st. The Regis Media office will be open as normal. The number is +44 121 285 2585. Out of hours, you’ll find plenty of information about the exciting work we’re doing with advice and wealth management firms on the Regis Media website and the YouTube channel. Back soon, and if you’re going away, have a safe and pleasurable trip. Robin

Why does French investing remain in the dark ages?

It’s exciting to see evidence-based investing starting to grow fairly quickly now in the UK, the Netherlands and Germany, but it’s frustrating that, elsewhere in Europe, it has hardly made in-roads at all. One country where active management and conflicted advice still rule the roost in France. So, why is that? And will it change? I asked the Paris-based consultant and investment blogger Philippe Maupas for his views. Tell me about your business, Alpha Beta Consulting. What exactly do you do? I am a consultant on fund-related issues. My clients are asset managers and fund distributors, and I help them address issues that affect the industry globally — essentially how to get ready for a world

Why do so many sports stars end up broke?

I had a huge response the other day to a tweet about the former tennis star Boris Becker, in which I shared a newspaper story about how he came to lose his £100 million fortune. One of the catalysts of his demise, according to the Telegraph, appears to have been a series of high-risk investments, including in Nigerian oil firms. Why, I wondered, did someone as intelligent as Becker appears to be, feel the need to gamble with his wealth, when simply putting his prize money in the bank would have set him and his loved ones up for life? The comments I received suggested that this is a big problem. For whatever reason, advisers said, top professional sportspeople are not receiving the quality of


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