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Investment Decisions and Behavioral Finance is a fascinating executive program that presents the science behind investment decision making.

The program will open with a networking dinner, followed by two days of classroom sessions that include thought-provoking discussions and interactive learning exercises with leading behavioral finance professionals and academics. Reflecting the most current research and issues in the financial markets, the curriculum focuses on:

  • Behavioral insights into financial markets
  • Crash beliefs from investor surveys
  • Global outlook, debt cycles and monetary policy
  • The challenges and opportunities of the aging investor
  • Gender retirement gaps
  • Big data, smart beta and other things investors fear
  • Methods to improve decisions

The program will also offer you critical insights and practical solutions to challenges, including:

  • Predictions: exploiting overconfidence of security analysts’ estimates
  • Agency issues: dealing with clients in disruptive market environments
  • Risk evaluation: evaluating potential risks and what can go wrong realistically
  • Peer pressure: dealing with investment committee dysfunction

View the 2018 program schedule.

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