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Already checked your twitter account today? – The influence of social interactions

For many, social media have become an indispensable part of their daily lives. As a consequence, not only the private life, but also the professional world has become subject to the increasing influence of it. With regard to financial markets,… Continue Reading →

Analyst Biases

In a previous post, we discussed differences between male and female fund managers, and gender bias in mutual funds. However, not only investors suffer from biases. And today, we consider equity analysts. Biased analysts In their paper 2019 “In-Group Bias… Continue Reading →

The Weak Sex? Female Fund Managers and Sentiment Shocks Part II

In yesterday’s post, we compared male and female fund managers. Our main take-aways: Funds of female managers are considerably smaller, slightly more expensive, and have smaller turnover. Female fund managers take on less unsystematic risk Today for International Women’s Day,… Continue Reading →

Fund Investors’ Social Bias Against Foreign-Sounding Names

In previous posts (see here and here), we discussed how female and male managers may differ in their investment behavior. Today, we consider the other side: the investors. How do investors select funds to invest in? Do they base their… Continue Reading →

Congratulations to Richard Thaler for being awarded with the Nobel prize in Economics 2017

US economist Richard Thaler has been awarded the Nobel prize in economics in 2017. The Royal Swedish Academy stated that Thaler receives the award “for his contributions to behavioral economics”. How does this contribution look?

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