Psychology of Risk

How to enhance the quality of your decisions

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In finance, risk is an everyday aspect. Retaining risk overview and control, assessment, mitigating and reporting is at the core of the financial responsibilities. An array of (legal) requirements, standards, and lines of defense are at one’s disposal. However, the psychological component in these processes is often underexposed and plays a more crucial role than most people are aware of.

Psychology affects the quality of our decision-making, in its various stages, and in a number of ways. The Psychology of Risk program enables you to better understand the psychological elements at play which systematically influence our financial decisions. And building upon these insights, we work on how to deal with these (subconscious) influences in ourselves and others.

This practical program raises your awareness, sharpens your thinking and hands you scientific models to understand our own behavior and manage risks (more) effectively.

How you will benefit

  • Enhance your understanding of the underlying psychological principles that systematically impact our financial decisions;
  • Learn how you can and should optimally measure investors’ risk preferences
  • Integrate the latest in behavioral insights with quantitative risk management techniques
  • Intensify your grasp on how new technologies change our decisions and the consequences for business models
  • Strengthen the quality of your own financial decisions, and of those you work with

Program length
2 days

Day 1 09:00 – 17:30
Day 2 09:00 – 17:30

Day 1

  • Psychological concepts relevant for business decisions involving risk
  • Relevant and important mistakes in investment decision-making
  • Risk perception, how it is biased, and the drivers behind it

Day 2

  • Elicitation of investor risk preferences and financial advice
  • Psychology in modern digital investment environments (social trading, gamification, smartphone trading)
  • The evolution of business models, products and services in the financial industry

The program is composed of a combination of lectures + case work and exercises to practice.

This program is essential for seasoned finance professionals bearing (advisory) responsibilities in the financial decision-making processes. After attending the program, you are able to understand how psychology affects your risk decisions and you have insight into possible solutions, contributing to making better decisions.


Faculty

Stefan Zeisberger

Stefan Zeisberger is Professor at Radboud University (Netherlands) and at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). Previously he held positions at, among others, the California Institute of Technology and Stony Brook University in New York where he founded and directed the Center for Behavioral Finance. Stefan’s research focuses on investor psychology, in particular risk preferences and…

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  • 2 days
  • € 2500
  • Risk Management
  • English
  • NEW

Available dates

Need help?

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Call us at +31 20 246 7140 or email us at [email protected].

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For a more detailed program description and information regarding faculty please download the program document.



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