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Behavioural Finance: Mitigating Financial Mistakes

March 22, 2018 15:30 - 17:30

At The Westin Singapore 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961

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Investors often rely on psychological attributes, rather than economic motivation, in making financial decisions. Specific forms of irrational decision-making lead to systematic distortions in equity premiums, mutual fund prices, trading activity, and stock selection. Behaviour biases also seriously distort financial decisions in households and the C-suite. Family controlled firms are especially vulnerable to these biases. A small number of principles potentially explain these behavioural effects, which provides guidance on how to alleviate them in financial decisions. Understanding and limiting behavioural biases in financial decisions across households, markets, or firms, affects investor wealth, stock prices, and corporate health.

Associate Professor Johan Sulaeman, Department of Finance, NUS Business School, will moderate the Q&A session. He is also the Academic Director of the School’s MSc Finance Programme and Research Director of the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI).

When and Where
Thursday, 22 March 2018
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

3:30 pm

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Lecture followed by Q&A

5:30 pm

Ballroom 1, Level 3
The Westin Singapore
12 Marina View, 

Asia Square Tower 2, 
Singapore 018961 (Map)
Dress Code: Office attire
About the Speaker

David Reeb, a Professor of Finance, holds the Mr and Mrs Lin Jo Yan Professorship in Banking and Finance in the Department of Finance at National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School. He also serves as a Senior Fellow of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER), a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, and as the Director of Business Doctoral Programmes at NUS.

His research focuses on corporate finance but also encompasses financial disclosure choices and delves into international business. Over the past several years, his work has appeared in the most influential academic journals in accounting, finance, law and management. This research generates thousands of citations and makes him one of the most prominent scholars in the world on family-controlled firms.

Professor Reeb’s research has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The Economist, Forbes, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Inc., SmartMoney, MSNBC, CNN, Bloomberg TV, and several other major newspapers and business magazines in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Professor Reeb completed his Master of Science at Georgia State University and PhD in Business Administration at the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

About the Professorship

The Mr and Mrs Lin Jo Yan Professorship in Banking and Finance at NUS Business School is supported by a generous gift from the family of Mr and Mrs Lin Jo Yan. Mr Lin was one of Singapore's finance industry's pioneers and founding bankers, and is an advocate of strong management and staff relations.

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