How did the Neil Woodford fund saga become so dramatic - and so destructive? Clare Flynn levy looks beyond traditional risk attribution and style-drift warning signals to explore how unchecked biases brought down this star manager.
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.
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.
Poker is a well-known training ground for many investors and traders. Here is a short but sweet collection of our favorite quotes on the relationship between playing a strong hand at the poker table and making a canny investment decision.
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.