How a Freethinking Economist Saved Your Retirement Portfolio
Research by economist Richard Thaler, a professor at the University of Chicago, has “nudged” vast numbers of Americans to a higher savings rate.
What Behavioral Finance Teaches on How to Discuss Risk With Clients
The lessons of behavioral finance: avoid focusing on short-term volatility when the objective is long-term growth.
Emotion, Intuition Key to Advisor Use of Behavioral Finance
Advisors are looking to apply the principles of behavioral finance, but coming up with options to implement is not that simple.
Tarot cards, the flight of crows, Ouija boards, horoscopes, animal viscera: The past is a hodgepodge of attempts to read the future.
Ariely and Benartzi, Wagner and Buie Debate the Future of Advice in Investment Advisor's December 2010 Issue
Top advisors and related experts open up about the future of advice in Investment Advisor's December issue cover story.
Man on a Mission
Brian Gaffney CEO, Allianz Global Investors Distributors; New York City What he's about: "I have a passion for seeing people who have been working their tails off...
The Psychology of Advice: Positively Irrational
One of the most difficult parts of an advisor's practice must be dealing with clients' irrational ideas and actions. As a psychotherapist who happens to...
The originators of the Save More Tomorrow (SMarT) system--Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago and Shlomo Benartzi of UCLA--describe SMarT as a "choice architecture...
Some folks hatch their best ideas while sitting at a desk, flossing their teeth or sipping joe at Starbucks. Not Shlomo Benartzi. His creativity is...