Before becoming a professional investor, I was a psychology student at the University of Melbourne. The course took me on an interesting personal journey. In first year, we studied the classic research. Studies such as Pavlov’s conditioning experiments with dogs, Asch’s conformity studies, Milgram’s coerced compliance experiments and Zimbardo’s infamous Stanford prison experiment. By the […]More Details
Fred Schebesta, internet entrepreneur and co-founder of Finder.com.au, talks about the future of online advertising, the impact of blockchain on businesses and the sense and nonsense of cryptocurrencies. Fred spoke at the Investment Innovation Institute’s Equities & Equity Alternatives Forum 2018 in Sydney, Australia.More Details
In a world of powerful algorithms and intelligent robots, of passive and factor-based strategies, what is the future role for humans in the investment management industry? What can asset managers learn from Deep Blue’s triumph at chess, from Watson’s victory at Jeopardy, from AlphaGo’s win at Go, from machine learning’s success at language translation, or […]More Details
In the insurance industry, is there any difference in the approach to Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) between the public and private sector? Assuming there is, how might those differences affect an organisation’s investment strategy and approach? Gavin Pearce has worked in both the public and private sector, in life insurance and general insurance. In […]More Details
Do squirrels ever forget where they put their nuts? Legend has it that squirrels simply absent-mindedly bury nuts in the hope of sniffing some out in the future – whether they are the ones they buried or otherwise. But in 1990, Princeton University’s biology department dispelled this myth of squirrel behaviour. They discovered that […]More Details
"He will therefore have to use what knowledge he can achieve, not to shape the results as the craftsman shapes his handiwork, but rather to cultivate a growth by providing the appropriate environment, in the manner in which the gardener does this for his plants."
Friedrich August von Hayek