Show me the continuous improvement

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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.

“When you get clever with data, it can be truly beautiful”

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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.

Will google eat your lunch?

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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.

Jesse Livermore – Investor and behavioral finance pioneer?

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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.