Behavioural Finance - Trends & Latest Developments


20 February 2019 ,6:00 PM | Perth
CFA Society Perth

Date:    Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Time:    6pm for 6:15pm start.
             Concluding 7pm followed by light refreshments
Venue:  Curtin University CBD at the Old Boys School
             139 St Georges Terrace, Perth

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Behavioural finance seeks to understand to understand markets and investment decisions.  It has traditionally done so by concentrating on the mental shortcuts investors make (heuristics) and the way they perceive and process markets, firms and investment opportunities (behavioural biases).

Neurofinance has begun to illuminate the physiology behind the traditional explanations used in Behavioural Finance.  We will present recent findings showing how the chemistry of the brain can be used to gain a deeper appreciation of Behavioural Finance and, through this, markets and investors.

Robert Durand, Professor of Finance and Head of the Discipline of Finance and Banking at Curtin University. 

Robert Durand is the Professor of Finance and Head of the Discipline of Finance and Banking at Curtin University.  Robert’s work focuses on empirical work investigating asset pricing models and behavioural finance.

Robert’s work on Behavioural Finance, which utilizes psychology to model the behaviour of financial markets, has attracted international attention.   His work features amongst the most read and most cited articles published in the Journal of Behavioral Finance.   In particular, he has been a leader in the analysis of personality traits and investor behaviour.  He has published over fifty articles in scholarly journals.

Robert holds a BA (Hons.) from the University of Sydney, an MBA from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD from Murdoch University.

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