Ted Williams’ Great Lessons for Investors

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Arguably the greatest hitter known to baseball, Ted Williams was driven by a philosophy of self-improvement across every dimension of his game. Guest blogger, Charley Ellis, reviews William’s book, The Science of Hitting, and uncovers universal insights into performance and skill that every PM and analyst can benefit from reading.

Active management does have a future – and here’s what it looks like

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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.

What do poker and investing have in common? Our 7 favorite quotes

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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.

From Flushing Meadows to the NYSE: Why your behavioral idiosyncrasies matter

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Player psychology and process has always been important important in tennis - but never more so than at this year's US Open. Guest blogger John Quartararo explores the behavioral rituals of some well-known champions and considers what investors can learn from them.

Chris Woodcock: From professional football to fintech

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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.

A deep dive into decision-making: Dr. Nicholas Beecroft

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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.

REVEALED: What the fund manager said to the allocator

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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.