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.
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.