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Behavioral Finance and Investor Types: Managing Behavior to Make Better Investment Decisions (Wiley Finance) by [Michael M. Pompian]

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Behavioral Finance and Investor Types: Managing Behavior to Make Better Investment Decisions (Wiley Finance) 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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MICHAEL M. POMPIAN, CFA, CAIA, CFP, is a partner at Mercer Investment Consulting (formerly Hammond Associates) serving institutional and private wealth clients. Prior to joining Mercer, he worked at Merrill Lynch and PNC Private Bank, as well as the investment staff of a family office. Pompian holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). He is also a member of the CFA Institute (formerly AIMR) and the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA). He holds a BS in management from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from Tulane University. He is a regular speaker on the subject of behavioral finance and has published numerous articles on the subject. He is married with three sons and can be reached at

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"Michael has done yeoman's service in taking years of academic research and his own practitioner insights to illuminate the mandatory need to understand the virtues of the physiological implications of choice. He is bringing these essential findings to the forefront of untangling everyday investment thinking with the clear mandate of implementing sound investment decisions. His combined knowledge of the inherent drivers of investor behavior, and years of careful observation, clearly illuminates that shoe sizes, so to speak, vary a great deal."
Arnie Wood, CEO, Martingale Asset Management

"Pompian brings something new to the field of behavioral finance books. By combining insights into our fundamental cognitive and emotional biases with insights into fundamental personality types, he provides concrete, practical action steps to avoid making big mistakes. In classic Pompian style, he does it with efficient, easy-to-read prose. You do not want to make important financial decisions without reading this book."
Stephen Horan, Head, University Relations and Private Wealth, CFA Institute

"For centuries, great thinkers like Hippocrates and Plato have sought to explain the distinct personality types that drove human behavior. Behavioral Finance and Investor Types extends their constructs and identifies unique Behavioral Investment Types that help explain why investors have such difficulty in achieving their long-term goals. This book provides an outstanding road map for understanding our individual behavioral biases, embracing our unique investor personality, and allocating our portfolios to capitalize on our individual strengths. Behavioral Finance and Investor Types is required reading for any investor who wants to enhance the probability of achieving long-term investment success."
Mark Yusko, CEO and CIO, Morgan Creek Capital Management

"Personality is linked to investors' cognitive errors, including overconfidence, and emotions, including regret. Michael Pompian contributes greatly to our understanding of investors' behavior as he exposes these important links."
Meir Statman, Glenn Klimek Professor of Finance, Santa Clara University

"Michael Pompian takes investors on a fascinating tour from behavioral finance through personality theory to what he calls Behavioral Investor Types. He manages to simplify the complex world of behavioral investing so that investors and their advisors can get their arms around this large subject. Best of all, Pompian provides clear guidance for how to avoid the behavioral traps that stand between investors and their financial goals."
Gregory Curtis, Chairman, Greycourt & Co., Inc.

"Chock-full of practical applications, this book is an invaluable introduction to behavioral finance, a field of study that will make you a much better investor and advisor. It will certainly be required reading in our practice."
Harold Evensky, President, Evensky & Katz

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B008674Q2C
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wiley; 1st edition (May 22 2012)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2394 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 259 pages
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Michael M. Pompian, CFA, CAIA, CFP, is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Sunpointe Investments, an investment advisor to entrepreneurs, corporate executives and multi-generational wealth, based in St. Louis, Missouri. He is the author of five books on behavioral finance, including his latest Behavioral Finance and Your Portfolio (Wiley, 2021).

As an experienced advisor, author, and pioneering researcher on the topics of behavioral finance and emotional investing, Michael has lectured on the practical application of behavioral finance world-wide. Recognized as a global authority, he has authored the CFA Exam Level III course curriculum in Behavioral Finance, has been published in journals such as The Journal of Wealth Management and Journal of Financial Planning, and wrote a monthly columns on investing for Morningstar for 12 years. His work currently features in the curricula at Harvard, Duke and Dartmouth, among many other colleges and Universities.

His books have helped thousands of financial advisors across the globe build better relationships with their clients. His newest work is designed to help individual investors recognize and better manage their investing biases, either independently or with their financial advisors.

Michael earned his MBA in Finance from Tulane University and a B.S. in Management from the University of New Hampshire. Outside work Michael loves everything sports related: from watching and coaching youth sports to playing competitive tennis. Along with a family of three teenagers, he has two actively managed poodles and 3 passively managed guitars.

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