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Is working from home music to investment manager’s ears?
In this edition of our working from home series we have taken a moment to consider the subliminal topic of how the sounds and distractions of the home office may be affecting asset managers’ decision-making process.
10 investor behavioural biases to look out for
While business continuity plans may well have provided for a pandemic, who truly could have predicted the present Covid-19 pandemic and the effect it has had, including that on global investment markets?
How Covid-19 will change PM pay priorities
Research by Stamford Associates indicates that absolute numbers will give way to job security and employee input.
Reward Structures, Investment Manager Performance and the Impact of COVID – a Behavioural Analysis
What is the relationship between pay and performance, pay and pay satisfaction, pay and job satisfaction? Reward and recognition are emotive topics. Everyone has a preferred approach that they believe will create the right dynamic.
How Difficult Situations Test Asset Managers
Never has the world effectively closed down quite so quickly and dramatically as it has done in the last few weeks.
Staying the Course: The Psychology of Investment Philosophy Drift
When selecting Investment Managers (IMs), some of the most important criteria centre around their investment philosophy, special insights and decision-making style. One of the tests of a high quality IM is that they adhere to their philosophy which guides their decision making. It is presumed, and usually expected, that they sustain that philosophy and process over periods of time on a consistent basis whether it appears to be successful or not in the shorter term.
Behavioural Economics and Covid-19: Act logically –not psycho-logically
It seems that new records are regularly set these days – the lowest oil prices ever; the steepest drop in the stock-market; the highest unemployment figures and the largest ever government stimulus.
Investing through the COVID-19 crisis
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread human and economic devastation, the effects of which may be felt for many years to come. First and foremost, we trust that our clients, their families and colleagues remain healthy and will emerge from the current crisis unscathed.
Rebalancing: the rational route to sustaining strategic objectives
Following severe equity and bond market dislocations, long-term investors should be taking stock of their portfolio allocations.
The Relevance of Psychology in the Selection and Monitoring of External Portfolio Managers
Dr. Adrian Furnham, Head of the Behavioural Psychology team at Stamford Associates, will discuss three areas of psychology relevant to Portfolio Manager appraisal and monitoring – Behavioural Economics and Behavioural Finance, Organisational Psychology, and Differential Psychology – and how to apply these in a practical manner. In today’s “working from home” environments, the effectiveness of these techniques will also be discussed.