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The relationship between the price of a bottle of wine and the score given at tastings by experts shows that the price may have more to do with marketing intangibles than the science of wine making says Prof. Brian Kantor.
“Citius, Altius, Fortius” (faster, higher, stronger) is the Olympic motto, encapsulating the three performance factors for an Olympian. With the Olympic Games in London about to start, we examine some of the key performance factors based on demographics and economics, and come up with three of our own: richer, more populous, more specialised.
Advances in the study of behavioural finance have shown that financial institutions may be better at managing money than individual investors. This is mainly because individuals are susceptible to ways of thinking and emotion, which affects the decision-making process. Are these psychological pitfalls avoidable? Are there strategies to block emotion and improve the performance of an individual investor? We find out…