Investment Decisions & Behavioural Finance

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

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Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

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Who should attend

Junior and middle-level finance professionals involved in treasury operations, fund management, trading, financial product design and investment advice.

About the course

Behavioural finance offers exciting insights into the role of human behaviour in financial decision-making. It has greatly unravelled how individuals assess investment opportunities, formulate their portfolios and trade in the market. The insights brought about by behavioural finance are immensely valuable for an improved understanding of the behaviour of aggregate market prices. The behavioural finance approach is key to the understanding of the profitability of arbitrage opportunities in the market. It helps to identify the influence of market irrationality and formulate timely and focused investment and trading strategies. It offers promising directions in the structuring of products and its effective communication to clients. The practical applications which emerge from the recent advances in behavioural finance would be the key focus of the programme.

Objectives

The programme takes participants through the implications of the departure from market efficiency on(a) asset pricing and (b) investment decisions. The programme exposes investment professionals in financial institutions to the practical applications of behavioural finance to improve their investment and trading outcomes. It also helps investment advisors in their role of advising asset allocation and trading to clients.

Programme Highlights

  • Review of market efficiency theory
  • Difficulties in arbitrage
  • Influence of biases and heuristics on investor decisions
  • Rational investing in inefficient markets
  • Measuring of investor sentiment
  • Financial planning process and investor psychology

Experts

Arvind Sahay

Educational Qualifications 1992 -1996 Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin Areas of Interest: Marketing Strategy & International Business 1987-1989 PGDM (MBA with concentration in Marketing & Finance) Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India 1982-1986 Bachelor of Technolog...

Jayanth Varma

PROF. JAYANTH VARMA did his post-graduation in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA), where he was awarded a Gold Medal for scholastic performance. Subsequently, he obtained his doctorate in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is also a...

Ajay Pandey

Educational Qualifications B.E. (Roorkee) Fellow (IIMA) Academic Affiliation Member of Faculty at IIM Ahmedabad since April 2001 Had been associated with MDI, Gurgaon ASCI, Hyderabad IIM, Lucknow earlier. Area of Research: Capital markets Corporate finance Public procurement Corporate gove...

Joshy Jacob

Educational Qualifications FPM, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (2008) Academic Affiliation Professional Affiliation Member, Financial Management Association Area of Research: Pricing of financial assets Influence of behavioral issues in asset returns and corporate finance Corporate fi...

Naman Desai

Prof. Naman Desai – Finance and Accounting Educational Qualifications PhD (Accounting), 2008 – Department of Accounting, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL Masters in Accountancy, 2003 – Culverhouse School of Accountancy, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL Chartered Accountant, 2000 –...

Investment Decisions & Behavioural Finance at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

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