Behavioral Alpha 2018 – Agenda

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
Location: Rise New York – 43 W 23rd St, NY 10010

9.00am – 9.30amNetworking breakfast
9.30am – 9.45amWelcome
9.45am – 10.30amWhat Investors Can Learn from Con Artists – Maria Konnikova

If you think you’re too smart to be the victim of a con artist, you’re sorely mistaken. Maria Konnikova will explore the behavioral science of “the con”, and why even the most savvy humans are susceptible to it. She’ll also explore what we can do, as investors and as managers of people, to avoid the pitfalls that our humanity creates for us without losing our ability to trust.

10.30am – 10.45amCoffee break
10.45am – 12.00pmHow Investor Behavior Changes with P&L – Essentia Analytics
12.00pm – 1.00pmNetworking lunch
1.00pm – 1.45pmHow New Power is Changing Who Wins and Who Loses in Business – Henry Timms

In this interactive session, Henry Timms, co-author, will take us through how “New Power” works, and discuss case studies of companies that are succeeding and failing at embracing it.

1.45pm – 2.00pmCoffee break
2.00pm – 2.45pmPanel discussion: Integrating Behavioral Science into the Investment Process

Most Active fund managers are aware of Behavioral Finance, but how many are actually applying it to their investment process? We’ll hear from a panel of investment leaders about how their firms are approaching cognitive science, and the different ways they integrate it to deliver alpha to their clients.

2.45pm – 3.30pmGive Your Investment Team a Behavioral Tune-Up – Anastasia Buyalskaya
3.30pm – 4.00pmConclusions & takeaways
4.00pm – 5.30pmCocktails
6.00pm – 8.00pmBA18 Poker Night (limited places available)
Info about sponsoring Behavioral Alpha
Case study: How behavioral analytics can reduce the impact of bias on investment performance

About the venue

Rise New York is a global community of startups and corporates creating the future of commerce and FinTech by helping startups and entrepreneurs connect, co-create, and scale innovation. Created by Barclays, we listen, nurture and oxygenate through our international network of Rise hubs. Rise New York also houses a world-class event space and is home to the New York cohort of the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars.

Coming to New York for BA18?

Here are some hotels you may want to try – all are within a 20 minute walk to the venue:

The New York Edition – Madison Avenue – 13 min walk to venue
Ace Hotel –  20 West 29th Street – 20 min walk
Hotel Henri – 37 West 24th Street – 4 min walk
The Evelyn – 7 East 27th Street – 6 min walk

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