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On today’s Intelligent Money Minute, we’ll interview Larry Swedroe on how academics converting alpha into beta make outperformance difficult. Prior to 1992, only active managers had exposure to market beating stocks. In this episode, Larry details the history of alpha and outperformance and what changed for passive investors. He refers to a white paper titled, The Cross-Section of Expected Stock Returns written by Fama and French. This paper altered the landscape of investing because of it’s 3 factor model. Now passive investors have the ability to gain exposure to the same markets in a much more tax efficient manner.
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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 Strategy You’ll Ever Need.” He has since authored seven more books.
Larry Swedroe Bio
Since joining the Buckingham Strategic Wealth in 1996, Chief Research Officer Larry Swedroe has spent his time and energy educating investors on the benefits of evidence-based investing.
In his role as chief research officer and as a member of the firm’s Investment Policy Committee and Board of Directors, Larry regularly reviews the findings published in dozens of peer-reviewed financial journals, evaluates the outcomes and uses the result to inform the firm’s formal investment strategy recommendations.
Larry’s dedication to helping others has made him a sought-after national speaker. He has made appearances on national television shows airing on NBC, CNBC, CNN and Bloomberg Personal Finance. Larry is a prolific writer, contributing regularly to multiple outlets, including Advisor Perspectives and ETF.com.
Before joining Buckingham, Larry was vice chairman of Prudential Home Mortgage and senior vice president at Citicorp.
Larry holds an MBA in finance and investment from NYU, and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Baruch College.