Portfolio Manager Behavioural Biases

Portfolio Manager Behavioural Biases

Earlier in this pathway, we examined the set of tools used to deconstruct the investment skills into decisions that we can analyse to obtain objective insight into how well they are carried out. In this video, Ali covers a few behavioural biases that can hinder the ability of the portfolio manager to make the right decisions to generate positive performance.
Overview

In this video we covered a few behavioural biases that can hinder the ability of the portfolio manager to make the right decisions to generate positive performance. Other biases can cloud the decision to adjust existing positions. Disposition effect and Loss Aversion are examples of these biases where the legacy of past performance systematically influences the portfolio managers ability to make decisions for future performance.

Key learning objectives:

  • What is Narrative fallacy?

  • What is Loss aversion and the Disposition effect?

  • What is Escalation of commitment?

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Ali Chabaane

Ali Chabaane

With over 20 years of experience leading investment teams across equity, fixed income and multi-asset portfolios, Ali is now Managing Director at Fastnet Asset Management which provides portfolio managers with insights on how active performance is generated and how to enhance it. Prior to Fastnet, Ali has previously been Global Head of Portfolio Construction at Amundi, and Head of Credit Risk Methodologies at BNP Paribas.

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