Advisors: Improve Your Value Add Proposition with Behavioral Bias Awareness
Part 1 of 4 in our Wealth Management Excellence Series. If you would like to attend the entire series at a discounted rate, click here.
Making decisions without bias is difficult and especially so for retail investors. Studies have indicated "behavioral coaching" may be the greatest category of value add an Advisor can provide to clients. Improve your awareness of behavioral biases, strengthen your value add proposition, and learn to advise clients away from cognitive and emotional biases.
Raife Giovinazzo, CFA, PhD | Raife Giovinazzo is the lead portfolio manager of the Fuller & Thaler Behavioral Small-Cap Equity Fund and is also responsible for research using market insights and behavioral finance to enhance the investment processes. Dr. Giovinazzo has been in the financial industry since 1995. Prior to joining Fuller & Thaler, Dr. Giovinazzo was a researcher and co-portfolio manager with Blackrock's Scientific Active Equity group (formerly Barclays Global Investors). His previous experience also includes investment and consulting work with Wellington Management, Marsh & McLennan, and Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman). Dr. Giovinazzo received his BA in sociology from Princeton, and his MBA in analytic finance, economics, and statistics, as well as a PhD in finance from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. He wrote his undergraduate thesis for Dr. Kahneman(winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics) while at Princeton, and Dr. Thaler ("Father of Behavioral Finance“ and winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics) was his dissertation co-chair at the University of Chicago. Dr. Giovinazzo holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco. He is an owner of the firm and a member of the Board of Directors. Back To Top ^^
Professor of Finance Avanidhar (Subra) Subrahmanyam (Ph.D. ’90) | Avanidhar (Subra) Subrahmanyam is an expert in stock market activity and behavioral finance. He is known for his pathbreaking research in the use of psychological principles to explain stock price movements and has published numerous articles in leading peer-reviewed finance and economics journals.
A founding editor of the Journal of Financial Markets, Subrahmanyam previously served as associate editor of the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Finance. He is a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Working Research Group on Market Microstructure.
His scholarly efforts have been recognized with best paper awards at the Western Finance Association meetings and the International Conference of Finance in Taiwan, and he was honored with the Smith Breeden Prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Finance (1999). His documentation of market liquidity led to a number of studies analyzing why trading costs fluctuate over time and earned him the Fama-DFA prize for the best paper on investments published in the Journal of Financial Economics (2000).
Subrahmanyam has served as a consultant to the Nasdaq Stock Market, the National Stock Exchange in Mumbai, India, San Jose Mercury News and Irwin/McGraw-Hill. He is a UCLA Anderson Inspirational 100 alumnus. Back To Top ^^
|As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, the CFA Society of Los Angeles has determined that this program qualifies for 1.5 credit hours. If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE Diary.|
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