Despite a growing recognition of behavioral alpha, it's clear there are plenty of asset allocators who are still using a traditional framework to identify skilled managers. In the following email exchange, a fund manager challenges this status quo, advocating a new approach which recognises the value of human and data-driven decision-making combined.
Asset allocator, Emmet Maguire III, reflects on how it's become harder to find differentiated equity strategies, and why he's now seeking out managers who can demonstrate they are tackling cognitive bias and finding ways to continuously improve their investment process.
If you watched Wimbledon this year, you'll know that data-driven insights and analysis are fast becoming part of the tennis landscape. Guest blogger John Quartararo takes a closer look at the ways the world's best tennis players and their coaches are using technology to improve performance, and considers how it applies to the investment world.
Artificial intelligence is not yet capable of replacing human fund managers altogether, but a new categorisation of AI - augmented intelligence - is fast becoming the secret weapon of enlightened human portfolio managers. We explore how they're doing it, and why the rest of the industry must follow suit as a matter of survival.
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.