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.
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.
We talk to Snežana Pejić PhD, Senior Quantitative Researcher at Essentia's London office. She tells us why crunching investor performance data trumps a life in academia, and how the new union between technology and behavioral science is helping people to become better investors.
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.
As we approach the UK general election on May 7th, we’re looking at some of the ways in which behavioral science is being used to mobilise voters and affect their perception of the party candidates.
How creative is your investment thinking when you're stressed? Professor Mark Fenton-O’Creevy looks at nature and scientific evidence to illustrate that we may be less flexible than we think.
Jesse Livermore, the legendary investor represented in the investment classic, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, was known for his trading and investment skill. He was also a keen advocate of self-awareness and documenting the behavioral factors that impact investment 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.