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Financial Literacy Series:
Posted Date: 3/10/2014

Financial Literacy Series: Behavioral Finance from Theory to Practice
March 19th, 7:00 pm
Creekside Room

People are behaviorally wired to act irrationally and against their longer-term financial interests in predictable manners - why?  Learn about how evolutionary psychology can explain why investors tend to "herd" into popular investments and why the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded to a psychologist, not an economist.  Understanding behavioral biases is an important step towards becoming a better investor.  

About our speaker: Kenneth F. Broad, CFA, is a Senior Portfolio Manager with the Focus Growth Team at Delaware Investments in San Francisco.  He helps manage $24 billion in equity assets managed in a very concentrated manner with a long-term focus, with a specialization in Small-Mid Cap stocks.  He serves on the Kiddo! Investment Committee, overseeing the endowment fund.  He received an MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles and his bachelor’s degree in economics from Colgate University. 

Registration recommended. Click here to register.