For your summer reading consideration, here are our seven best ideas - packed with fascinating trends and ideas from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, behavioral science, and AI.
In its adoption of science and data, football is almost unrecognisable compared to 20 years ago. Is active management next?
Interested in understanding more about the influence of sleep on your decision-making performance? We review Matthew Walker's excellent new book, Why We Sleep, with extra insights from trader coach, Denise Shull, and decision-making expert, Dr Nicholas Beecroft.
We talk to Chris Woodcock, Essentia's new Head of Product. He reveals his early career as a professional football player and explains why buy-side software is always better when it's built by people who have been portfolio managers themselves.
When investing, how often do you step back to consider the valuable information offered by your emotions and physiological state? We review a new process for professional investors that offers deeper insights into how we each invest, and proven techniques for enhanced decision-making.
In his new book, 'WHEN', Daniel Pink sets out to unearth the hidden science of timing. Clare Flynn explores this engaging new read and discovers some important and surprising insights about when we should - and shouldn't - attempt to get things done.
In a video tribute to cognitive experimentation and learning, we present seven of the best (and sometimes most amusing) YouTube videos about behavioral science.
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 combined human and data-driven decision-making.
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.