Ignoring standard procedure can be disastrous in complex, dynamic sectors like aviation and finance. Clare Flynn Levy considers the presence of normalized deviance in asset management and provides a list of steps to identify and overcome the ways it may already be affecting your investment team.
We have long suspected that alpha, a key measure of an investment manager's added value, has a finite life span and often tends to decay over time. Our new research proves it, bringing new insights into the nature of alpha and how portfolio managers can act to sustain it.
Ahead of her keynote presentation at this year's Behavioral Alpha conference in London, we talk to Dr. Tali Sharot, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL and best-selling author, about the factors that can make us change our minds.
How do investors cut through the huge complexity and uncertainty involved in investment decision-making? Guest blogger Joe Wiggins explores the important role played by story-telling in helping portfolio managers to organise and make sense of the information available.
Fund managers need to think outside the machine learning "black box" if they want to get the most from this powerful advance in analytical capability. Market data is simply too complex and noisy for the kind of predictive big data being used in other sectors.
Arguably the greatest hitter known to baseball, Ted Williams was driven by a philosophy of self-improvement across every dimension of his game. Guest blogger, Charley Ellis, reviews William’s book, The Science of Hitting, and uncovers universal insights into performance and skill that every PM and analyst can benefit from reading.
As we approach the festive season, rest assured that online retailers such as Amazon are enthusiastically waiting to help us make those important gift decisions. Here is a list of the top 10 behavioral nudges and techniques they will use to help us fill our shopping carts.
If you think you’re too smart to be the victim of a con artist, you’re sorely mistaken. In a nod to Dr Maria Konnikova's session on the science of 'the con' at this year's Behavioral Alpha, we present five of the US' greatest financial swindles.
Former PM and buy-side thought leader, Jason A. Voss, considers how the industry will evolve over the next 7-10 years, and the change that's needed to develop a new breed of successful active manager.