The Consequences of Normalized Deviance

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Ignoring standard procedure can be disastrous in complex, dynamic sectors like aviation and finance. Clare Flynn Levy considers the presence of normalized deviance in asset management and provides a list of steps to identify and overcome the ways it may already be affecting your investment team.

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.

Why investing is like poker (but not chess)

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Poker legend Annie Duke talks to Clare Flynn Levy about the similarities between poker and investment, and why she believes that human decision-making can hold its own against the algorithms in a world of decision-making complexity.

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.