Category Archives: Behavioral Finance

Register to Attend the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference

Registration is open for the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 21–24 May 2017. Read More

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Mindfulness in the Age of Disruption

“It’s very easy for many of us to feel out of control,” said mindfulness expert Jeremy Hunter. “We live too much on gas pedal, too much on brake.” But there is a way to get back to what Hunter calls our “zone of resilience — a capacity to be calm.” The key to doing that is the practice of mindfulness. Read More

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Is Homo Economicus Extinct?

Our state of mind greatly affects the way we look at risk. This is a significant departure from the idea that humans are perfectly rational beings. Read More

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A Gulf of Factors to Consider – From Identifying Investor Risk Profiles to Geopolitics for Investors

At the Research Foundation Workshop for the Practitioner, Philippa Malmgren will discuss broad-based influences on investment decisions, and Joachim Klement, CFA, will outline the factors that can determine personal risk and return preferences. Read More

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Neuroeconomics: What Science and Economics Tell Us About Choice

Neuroscientists combine insights from psychology, economics, and biology into a single discipline that studies human choice. Read More

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5 Questions for Global Investment Professionals in 2015

A select group of practitioners that convenes to discuss developments in the capital markets — and society at large — has identified five issues that will be important to examine at the 68th CFA Institute Annual Conference. Read More

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Irrational Decisions and the Biology of Behavioral Finance

The hormonal catalysts that prompt excessive approaches to risk could be driving irrational swings in the marketplace. Read More

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Overconfidence, Overweighting, and Overtrading — Normal Investor Behavior? Quite Possibly

Nicholas Barberis highlights three concepts from behavioral finance that play a key role in investor behavior. Read More

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Financial Times Video: “Taking the Temperature of How the Smart Money Is Thinking”

John Authers queries speakers on a wide range of topics, including systemic risk, the global pensions crisis, and behavioral finance. Read More

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C. Thomas Howard on Behavioral Finance: Reject the Model, Not the Real World

Conventional financial theory uses volatility as a proxy for risk, but C. Thomas Howard suggests that volatility is merely a proxy for emotion, making it measurable. Read More

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