As podcasting comes of age, there's been an explosion in the number of high quality broadcasts available. Listen online or download to your phone, here are 10 of the best podcasts for news & trends in technology, behavioral finance and entrepreneurship.
The fast-approaching MiFID 2 deadline is a welcome endpoint for many ops and compliance teams. But for those fund managers using next-generation analytics to improve performance, the recently created MiFID-driven data sets are an invaluable source of insight.
The investment management industry has traditionally placed a lot of emphasis on time as a teacher. Will the trend towards juniorization undermine this skill base - or is this an opportunity to reinvigorate active management with new blood that's more attuned to data-driven learning?
Acing those new year resolutions is hard - especially when you're a busy portfolio manager swamped with demands on your time. But don't give up! Clare Flynn Levy, Essentia CEO, reveals her simple, science-based tip for making 2017 a year of positive change.
Incorporating behavioral science into your investment process doesn't have to be difficult. We present five simple techniques to reinforce the scientific rigor of your investment decision-making routine.
The Performance Revolution of the 80's and 90's had a dramatic impact on British sport and was a major factor in the UK's Olympic success at Rio. What are the lessons for active managers in an increasingly competitive fund flow arena?
By popular demand and after lots of great suggestions from you, we've updated the Essentia Recommended Reading List (one of our most downloaded white papers). Check out the additions to one of the best surveys of behavioral titles available.
Despite predictions to the contrary, humans are still better-equipped than computers when it comes to decision-making in complex, uncertain conditions. As a result, industries like asset management should be using technology to support its humans, not replace them.
Asset management firms have been hiring new innovation teams. But rather than adopt a head-on approach to change which may prompt resistance, we advocate a Kaizen approach that begins with smaller, measurable, and more gradual improvements.
It's easy to postpone change - especially in a difficult market environment. But now is the time for active managers to make better use of the new technology now available to them, and level the playing field with the growing sources of competition.
In this Essentia team profile, we talk to Snežana Pejić PhD, Senior Quantitative Researcher at our London office. She tells us why crunching investor performance data trumps a life in academia, and what it’s like working at the heart of London’s flourishing fintech scene.
Speculation is increasing about Google’s ambitions in the asset management space. In this article, Eric Rovick argues that the real threat is not Google’s technology, but its culture and a willingness to focus on process and behavior. Today’s asset managers would do well to learn from this approach as more new entrants enter the market.
In these free webinar recordings, two highly respected investment coaches talk about the everyday thoughts and reactions to be aware of as you start to factor cognitive science into your own investment activity.
Jesse Livermore was the legendary investor represented in the investment classic, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator. We explore his early role in documenting the emotions that impacted his investment decision-making, and reflect on how behavioral finance is part of a long-term quest by investors to understand the true drivers of their performance.
It's been found that we spend 28 % of our time reading and responding to e-mails. If you're a fund manager you'll know it can feel like even more. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic (on our Advisory Panel) discusses some approaches to managing emails and increasing your focus.
Dr. Mark Fenton-O’Creevy and David Jones of IG Index show how academia and professional investing actually agree on the importance of managing your emotions in the course of investment decision making. They’re focused on “trading” here, but their points are no less relevant to fund managers – it’s worth a watch.