Behavioral Finance Symposium October 11-12, 2011

Behavioral Finance Symposium October 11-12, 2011

Michael Edward Miller

Chattanooga, TN – A new business symposium is coming up on October 11 & 12, presented by the Galtere Institute Finance for the Future Initiative at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's College of Business. Please note that the registration deadline is October 1st. More information at:

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Symposium Description: Predictably Irrational

Behavioral finance is a relatively new field that seeks to combine behavioral and cognitive psychological theory with conventional economics and finance to provide explanations for why people make irrational financial decisions. At the 2011 Behavioral Finance Symposium, you will hear from leading experts in the field of behavioral finance. Research shows that once you understand your own investing biases, your investment returns will improve. Come spend a day with UTC and learn about the behavioral biases and heuristics that influence your investment decisions. Research suggests that not only are investors NOT rational but irrational in a very predictable way.

The 2011 Behavioral Finance Symposium will also examine the differences in how men and women approach investing. Nicholas Kristof reported in the New York Times that at a recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, some of the most interesting discussions revolved around whether we would be in the same financial mess today if Lehman Brothers had been Lehman Sisters. Leading experts from the investment community will discuss these exciting concepts in and engaging format at the 2011 Behavioral Finance Symposium presented by the Galtere Institute: Finance for the Future Initiative at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Business.