Quantess Spring Seminar 2019 – Behavioural Finance in Investments

We were kindly hosted for our 2019 Spring Seminar by Macquarie on the 13th of June. It was a pleasure to welcome familiar and new faces to enjoy an evening of networking and learning about new topics. Please see below the event summary. 

Keywords: Behavioural Finance and Analytics

We are excited to announce our speaker, Shweta Agarwal, who is responsible for the multi-asset tactical allocation process and supports the behavioural finance and advanced analytics initatives at BlackRock Risk & Quantitative Analysis. The team provides analytics and best practices to enhance the decision making process of investment teams.

Shweta will give a talk titled “Capturing the forecasting edge in humans: NLP analysis of equity investors’ trade diaries

Prior to her current role, Shweta consulted on data-driven and behavioral science projects for fintech companies. Outside of financial services, she has led data science projects on building integrated decision support tools for strategic decisions using big data capabilities. From 2008 – 2014, Shweta worked as a part time Behavioural – Quant consultant at Barclays Wealth where she developed a behaviourally adapted strategic asset allocation. She contributed a chapter to the book Behavioural Investment Management which was published in 2012 by McGraw Hill. Shweta holds a PhD in Decision Sciences from the London School of Economics and an MSc in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.

To ensure your attendance, please register for tickets early through our Eventbrite page. Tickets sale will close by noon Wednesday 12 June.

Please Note: the seminar will start from 6:30pm on Thursday 13 June at Macquarie (28 Ropemaker St). Admissions to the venue will close at 7.00pm to ensure the event starts promptly.

Thank you for being part of Quantess! We look forward to having you join us.