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University of Edinburgh Business School Masterclass on Behavioural Finance – 16th/17th February 2015

Posted: 10th November 2014

This advanced two-day masterclass will introduce the participants to the latest research findings in the area of behavioural finance from an applied perspective and will explore the nuances of decision making in the presence of risk and uncertainty. We will analyse the behaviour of both individual investors and finance professionals and will focus on practical applications for executives in charge of managing assets and investment client portfolios. We assume the course participants are familiar with the basic principles of behavioural finance at the CFA level and will build on this towards more advanced topics.

The masterclass will be interactive in nature and will incorporate case studies, psychometric tests, risk profile assessments and live learning feedback using the clicker method. The participants will be given a number of exercises that are designed to continue the learning process following the completion of the training.

The masterclass is delivered by Professor Ben Jacobson, Chair in Financial Markets and Dr Arman Eshraghi, Lecturer in Finance and Accounting, University of Edinburgh Business School.

Who should attend?

Asset managers in various stages of their professional career who may wish to refresh their knowledge of behavioural finance, get the latest research findings from a practical lens in a participant driven learning environment, and improve their current investment strategies accordingly will find this masterclass of high interest.

In addition, CIOs and marketing officers of investment firms will find the topics helpful in improving their communication of investment strategies and technical language of investment psychology and behavioural finance.


£895.  Tea and Coffee breaks and lunch on both days is provided as well as all course materials, and a formal dinner at the end of day 1.

To find out more and to register please click here

If you have any queries about the masterclass then please contact: or to see other Executive Education activities available at the University of Edinburgh Business School, please click here

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