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The past five years has seen a massive increase in the number of share dealing platforms open to investors. Most of these have focused on cutting costs and giving investors access to a broad range of stocks that they then pick themselves.
In this week's episode of Trust Issues, we speak to someone taking a different approach to this market. Felicia Hjertman spent a decade at Baillie Gifford, before founding TILLIT in 2019. TILLIT is a new platform that lets investors access in funds. That includes passive options, as well as open and closed-ended funds.
The twist is that there are only a small number of funds on the platform, which are selected by the TILLIT team. In this edition of the podcast, we spoke to Felicia about why she chose to do things this way, what it's been like to pick funds in a tough macroeconomic environment and what she thinks of markets at the moment.