behavioural

Hedge Funds

The fax behind CBA’s green bid

Unbalanced got a press release from the Commonwealth Bank last month, informing us it would henceforth offer customers the choice of stopping hard-copy statements and receiving electronic records exclusively. We were told that if Which Bank laid out one year’s worth of customer statements end to end, the 175 million sheets of paper would stretch […]
Hedge Funds

The fax behind CBA’s green bid

Unbalanced got a press release from the Commonwealth Bank last month, informing us it would henceforth offer customers the choice of stopping hard-copy statements and receiving electronic records exclusively. We were told that if Which Bank laid out one year’s worth of customer statements end to end, the 175 million sheets of paper would stretch […]
Unintentional

Optimism: Good For business, bad for portfolios

Thanks to the rise of behavioural finance, funds managers are generally aware of the innate human biases which influence decisions. Whether they can adjust for them is another question. Now, with economists involved in the study and measurement of happiness, the role of optimism is being analysed at both the organisational and individual level. STEPHEN […]
Unintentional

Optimism: Good For business, bad for portfolios

Thanks to the rise of behavioural finance, funds managers are generally aware of the innate human biases which influence decisions. Whether they can adjust for them is another question. Now, with economists involved in the study and measurement of happiness, the role of optimism is being analysed at both the organisational and individual level. STEPHEN […]