Irrational investors: How individual biases shape financial choices
When and Where

date Tuesday, 16 April 2019
3.30pm – 5.30pm

Lecture followed by Q&A
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venue Ballroom 1, Level 3
The Westin Singapore
12 Marina View
Asia Square Tower 2
Singapore 018961 (Map)
Dress Code: Office attire


Rational models in finance say that investors make decisions based on information that affects the future value of their investments and probabilities of outcomes.

In reality however, individuals are often guided by instinctive behavioural biases. As a result, when financial investments are driven by psychology rather than information, it may lead to mistakes and sub-optimal choices.

In this lecture, Professor Allaudeen Hameed discusses some of the common investment mistakes by individual investors and explains growing academic evidence that helps to shed light on investor behaviour in financial markets.

About the Speaker

Professor Allaudeen Hameed is Tang Peng Yeu Professor in Finance at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School. Dr Hameed has also held visiting positions at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr Hameed`s research interests include return-based trading strategies, stock return co-movement, liquidity, roles of financial analysts and international financial markets. His research work has been published in leading finance journals such as The Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, The Review of Financial Studies and The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He serves on editorial boards of several academic journals including the International Review of Finance, Financial Management, and Pacific-Basin Finance Journal.

Dr Hameed has won several awards including the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Alumni Merit Award (2011), Outstanding Researcher Award (2015 and 2003) from NUS Business School, and Best Paper Awards at the FMA (2016 and 2018), SGF Conference, Swiss Society (2014) and China International Finance Conference (2008).

Dr Hameed completed his Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) at NUS Business School and PhD in Finance at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

About the Professorship

In 1994, on the 10th anniversary of Mr Tang Peng Yeu’s passing, the Tang Peng Yeu Professorship in Accounting was established at NUS Business School with a gift from Mr and Mrs Tang See Chim and family. In 2018, the scope of the Professorship was enlarged to incorporate finance as a reflection of the current convergence of both subjects. Mr Tang Peng Yeu was an accountant remembered for his many acts of generosity in his community, as well as his service towards various community organisations. A keen advocate for education, Mr Tang also financed the overseas education of his nephews and nieces. One of his nephews, Mr Tang See Chim, went on to become a lawyer, Minister of State for Finance and Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

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