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Navigating information
It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the volume of information aimed at us. Inundated by a daily torrent of headlines, images, messages and data, we can be left feeling unable to process it to a satisfying degree. For investors, navigating information is central to being effective. Insights from information theory and gauge theory can help.
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Ruffer Radio: Mind over matter?
April 2021: Andrew van Biljon and Lauren French offer their insights into the world of behavioural economics. What do these theories say about us as decision makers? What are their shortcomings? Can behavioural science make us better investors?
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Ruffer Radio: A bias to belief
February 2021: Bethany McLean joins us to discuss the tension between rational markets and emotional investors, what separates the visionary leader from the fraudster and how a bias to belief affects our decision-making.
Would a stock, by any other name, rise just as high?
Traditional finance theory tells us that markets are rational. Investors incorporate all public and private information when making their investment decisions. This school of thought is grappling with the field of behavioural finance, which asserts that human psychology and biases also act in an irrational way to influence these same investment decisions.
Book review – The Forger’s Spell
A talent for deception.
On starlings and casinos
Prospect theory, complex systems research and the work of two physicists can help investors make better decisions.
Behind the illusion of stability
The epicentre of risk in the financial system has moved.
Book review – Disrupted
Candy walls and the cult of a company.
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London
80 Victoria Street
London SW1E 5JL
Edinburgh
31 Charlotte Square
Edinburgh EH2 4ET
Paris
103 boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris, France