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EssentialThe Essential Conversation

How the Public Learned to Buy the Index Averages and Save Trillions of Dollars

Featuring Robin Wigglesworth and Alfonso Peccatiello

Jan 27, 2022 • 43 minutes

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The Essential Conversation

How the Public Learned to Buy the Index Averages and Save Trillions of Dollars

A revolution that started with a random walk down Wall Street shows no signs of slowing.

Featuring Robin Wigglesworth and Alfonso Peccatiello

Jan 27, 2022 • 43 minutes

The index fund is probably the best innovation for individual investors in financial history. Robin Wigglesworth, a Financial Times correspondent and the author of “Trillions: How a Band of Wall Street Renegades Invented the Index Fund,” compares index funds – one of the first products enabled by “big data” and computer modeling – to other disruptive technologies. In an interview with Real Vision’s Alfonso Peccatiello, author of financial newsletter The Macro Compass, Wigglesworth notes that because of their exponential growth index funds do pose some risk to to markets but that they’re “95% good” and “have saved investors trillions of dollars.” Tune in for a lively discussion between Wigglesworth and Peccatiello about the present and future of index funds, the role of asset managers, proxy investing, and the best measure of performance for individual investors. Recorded January 20, 2022. Show More

The Essential Conversation is the world's premier financial-market-focused conversation series. The smartest people in markets, finance, economics, and business engage in deep-diving discussions about the global macro landscape, generating actionable takeaways that can help your decision-making process. Tune in to peer-to-peer conversations between the brightest minds in the investing world, and tune up your portfolio.

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The Essential Conversation is the world's premier financial-market-focused conversation series. The smartest people in markets, finance, economics, and business engage in deep-diving discussions about the global macro landscape, generating actionable takeaways that can help your decision-making process. Tune in to peer-to-peer conversations between the brightest minds in the investing world, and tune up your portfolio.

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