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Standard Deviations Podcast

Behavioral Finance 2.0

This week on Standard Deviations with Dr. Daniel Crosby, Dr. Crosby speaks with Dr. Brian Portnoy. Brian is one of the world’s leading experts on the psychology of money. He has written multiple bestselling books, including The Geometry of Wealth, and has 20+ years of experience as investor and educator in the hedge fund and mutual fund industries. He is a CFA Charterholder and earned a PhD at the University of Chicago.

Tune in to hear:

- Dr. Portnoy says we’ve created a “Behavioral Finance entertainment complex that does very little to help real people make real decisions.” What does he mean by this?

- Do you think we overlook the good behavioral finance has done because the good is subtle and simple?

- What does he see as the good, the bad and the ugly of “nudging?” How can or can’t it be applied to the field of wealth management?

- How can we make the distinction between normalizing clients’ maladaptive behaviors without condoning the actions?

- What are some tips on how to move towards a more empathic practice and what does empathy look like in the context of an advisor-client relationship?

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