Portfolio Construction Forum | 24 March 2023
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Forum Fodder | Friday 24 March 2023
“New technologies have made panics and bank runs easier. It’s time our framework of policymaking and regulation responds.” - Nobel laureate in economics, Joseph E. Stiglitz (writing on 13 March 2023).
All the best for another week’s continuing education!
UPCOMING LIVE CE…
Finology Summit 2023 - Uncertainty | Exploring human factors in portfolio construction
AEST 8.30am-5.30pm Wednesday 03 May 2023
Finology Summit explores the human factors – beliefs, behaviours and principles - in portfolio construction. The focus of this year’s program is “Uncertainty”. Designed and curated by our specialist, experienced and independent team, the program features an exceptional Faculty of experts from around the world, each offering a high conviction perspective on a facet of investment uncertainty and/or certainty. This year’s program includes: Adam Ferrier on how humans are hard wired to deal with uncertainty; Clare Flynn Levy on how to master our biases to improve our investment skills; Elise Payzan-Le Nestour, PhD, on how neurofinance insights can improve investor decision-making; and, Herman Brodie on how to overcome the heuristics that have us make poor investment “sell” decisions.
Join us in person at our live studio, a live site, or via live stream | 7-11 CE | Register now!
LATEST ON-DEMAND CE…
Markets | Strategies | Rated in the top 3 at Markets Summit 2023
This time really IS different
Investors need to leverage the experience of past decades while also humbly contemplating an uncertain outlook. Compared to any post-WWII period, this time really is different!
Ronald Temple, Lazard Asset Management | 0.50 CE | Listen, Watch
Markets | Rated in the top 3 at Markets Summit 2023
It’s time to say goodbye to TINA
The pre-pandemic New Normal decade introduced investors to TINA - there is no alternative. With interest rates and bond yields having moved higher, it’s time to say goodbye to TINA because bonds are back.
Daniel Ivascyn, PIMCO | 0.50 CE | Listen, Watch
Finology | As seen at Finology Summit 2021
Helping clients decumulate responsibly promotes well-being
The mind-set that works so well when people are building their nest egg for retirement can damage their quality of life in retirement. We help clients accumulate responsibly - we can help them decumulate responsibly, too.
Meir Statman, Santa Clara University | 0.75 CE | Read, Listen, Watch
Finology | As seen at Finology Summit 2021
Simplicity wins in financial decision making
There are strong behavioural biases that attract investors to complex strategies. However, introducing complexity will, on average, diminish the odds of success and detract from returns.
Stephen Arnold, Aoris Investment Management | 0.50 CE | Listen, Watch
SHORT COURSE ON-DEMAND CE…
Philosophy | Finology
Behavioural Finance: Investment decision-making short course
Led by behavioural finance expert, Herman Brodie, the Behavioural Finance - Investment Decision-Making course will help you identify, analyse and evaluate the principal human preferences that influence decision-making in situations of uncertainty, so you can recognise and identify these preferences in others, to improve investment decision-making.
Herman Brodie | 8.00 CE | Enrol
RECENT ON-DEMAND CE…
Markets | Strategies | Investing | As seen at Markets Summit 2023
Every VUCA cloud has a silver lining! Key takeouts
Our diverse panel of experts debated which of the high conviction propositions they heard during Markets Summit 2023 they most strongly agreed with and why, including identifying “silver linings” (investment opportunities not yet fully priced into the market) and which they disagreed with most and why - and the portfolio construction implications of both.
Jacob Mitchell, Katie Hudson, Richard Quin, Daniela Jaramillo, Tim Farrelly | 0.75 CE | Listen, Watch
Finology | See more of Herman at Finology Summit 2023!
How finance got behavioural
Classical economists often incorporated human behaviour into their thinking. But in the 1960s and 1970s, homo economicus - the great rational agent of economic theory - was born. It was not until the 1990s that the link between human behaviour and economics began to be re-established.
Herman Brodie, Prospecta | 0.25 CE | Watch
Finology | See more of Adam at Finology Summit 2023!
The financial services industry has made money boring
The financial services industry has done the impossible and made money boring, opaque and difficult to understand. If we better understand the psychology of money, we can better help our clients.
Adam Ferrier, Thinkerbell | 0.50 CE | Listen, Watch
Markets | As seen at Markets Summit 2023
In every way, it is different this time
As the clouds of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity continue to swirl, the silver lining is that we are on the road back to normal monetary policy settings, from abnormal, and a return to more rational asset prices. But we must be patient.
Jonathan Pain, The Pain Report | 0.50 CE | Listen, Watch
Investors are blind to what they do not want to see
The theory of cognitive dissonance was proposed in the 1930s by psychologist Leon Festinger. Understanding how cognitive dissonance can bias our investment decision making, and recognising when our behaviour is being driven by it, is vital.
Herman Brodie, Prospecta | 0.75 CE | Listen, Watch
23 global developments to watch over the next five years
Uncertainty and change are unavoidable realities of life. In the spirit of thinking differently and embracing uncertainty, I offer you this year’s global developments to watch over the next five years.
Vikram Mansharaman, Harvard University | Read
Markets | As seen at Strategies Conference 2022
Economic Scenarios Roundtable: The future ain’t what it used to be!
In stage two of our hypothetical Investment Committee meeting, three economists described and debated three plausible, forward-looking economic and market scenarios that have a reasonable probability of occurring during the next two to three years.
Dominique Dwor-Frecaut, Andrew Hunt, John McDermott | 0.75 CE | Listen, Watch
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Forum CIMA CE Library - over 140 CE hours
This subset of our full CE Library features just those learning resources that are accredited for CIMA CE hours, so CIMA certificants can more easily find learning resources to meet their recertification obligation (at the same time as meeting the CE/CPD requirements of other governing bodies e.g. ASIC, APRA, Legislated (was FASEA), FMA, etc).
Earn CIMA CE hours
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