December 1, 2021

[Ep. 306] The Real History of Index Funds & Passive Investing with Robin Wigglesworth

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Robin Wigglesworth is an author and the global finance correspondent at the Financial Times since 2008. He focuses on the biggest trends reshaping markets, investing, and finance across the world by sharing long-form features, profiles, and columns. Robin’s new book is a fascinating look at the financial history of index funds and why it was the invention that Wall Street initially never wanted. 

In this episode, Robin shares how he fell into financial journalism and how his work allows him to be paid to learn. I was excited to talk to Robin because I thoroughly enjoyed his book, which is now going on my list as one of my favourite investing books, especially if you’re a die-hard index investor like myself.

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