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ARC Webinar Series: Behavioural Aspects of Institutional Investment Decision-Making (Webinar)

October 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
IFoA Events Team
0207 632 1498
ARC Webinar Series: Behavioural Aspects of Institutional Investment Decision-Making (Webinar)

Through its Actuarial Research Centre (ARC), the IFoA is sponsoring a research programme that seeks explore the decision-making of institutional investors, in particular insurers and pension schemes, and the biases that may affect their investment decisions.

Join this webinar to hear more from the Principal Investigator of this research programme, Professor Peter Ayton (City, University of London) and co-researcher Dr Iain Clacher (University of Newcastle).

This webinar (note it will be repeated in the evening) is part of a series to showcase four large research programmes currently running through the ARC, which seek to address some of the significant challenges in actuarial science.

To find out more about the other webinars that will be taking place this Autumn, please visit the ARC webinar series page.  You can also book on to all webinars at the same time as booking your place on this webinar.

By joining this webinar you will learn about the objectives of this research programme and some of the early developments since its commencement at the start of 2018.   You will be able to ask questions via a live feed to our speakers, joining in the debate wherever you are located in the world.

The objective of this research is to test whether the actual decisions made by organisations, as groups of individuals, are influenced by a wider set of factors, such as emotions, human psychology, company culture, corporate politics and conflicts of interest.  This could provide a better tool kit for actuaries and other professionals in managing risks and making financial projections for these organisations.

The expected output of this research is to explicitly draw out some of the key assumptions made about how institutions should behave rationally in certain scenarios and then test their validity.  Practical recommendations will then be produced which actuarial investment practitioners could use in their work.

Further details on this research programme can be found here.

These events are eligible for CPD and a recording of the live webinar will be available to view on our website shortly after the event.

Tuesday 2nd October 09:00-10:00 and again from 17:00-18:00. Further details, including link for booking a place can be found here: