The most comprehensive Behavioural Finance course online!

Behavioural Finance and 

Investment Strategy

Make better behavioural decisions regarding your investments and measurably improve portfolio performance

International Faculty
Comprehensive Curriculum
Certification
Immersive Learning Experience
 
 

Summary

Warren Buffett famously said that to be a successful investor in the stock markets, you don’t need to be smarter than the rest, but you need to be more disciplined than the rest. Now what he meant, and as numerous academic studies have now shown, is that investors lose out on returns in the financial markets not because of the quality of their investments, but because of the quality of their behaviours. This course is here to change that. It will give you a comprehensive understanding of the psychology underlying the financial markets so that you can understand investor and market behaviour better, avoid or combat decision biases, and identify profitable opportunities that may arise due to mispricing caused by market irrationalities or exuberance.

Mode: 100% Online

Type: Self-Paced (suggested time: 8 weeks)

Key benefits

Individual decision-making is not nearly as rigorous and objective as people believe, and financial markets are not always as rational and efficiently priced as people presume.

 

Behavioural Finance explains these irrationalities in investor and market behaviour to shed light on how we can produce superior economic outcomes and avoid costly mistakes.

 

In this course, you will learn:

  • The theoretical and empirical underpinnings of behavioural finance 

  • The psychology driving investor and market behaviour

  • How to avoid and combat behavioural biases that impede portfolio returns

  • Behavioural Finance based trading and investment strategies that exploit mispricing of securities

 

Who Should Enrol

This online course focusses on providing both academic and practical knowledge in behavioural finance and investment strategy. It is primarily for:

  • Professionals working in finance, asset or risk management

  • Undergraduate or Postgraduate students in Business/Economics/Finance/Engineering

  • CFA/CA students

  • Retail investors

  • Motivated self-learners who want to enhance their understanding of the financial markets and improve their own financial well-being

 

What You Get

An online deep dive into Behavioural Finance, with lifetime access

Comprehensive 

understanding of behavioural finance

Certificate of Completion

30 + Curated Research Papers & Readings

Behaviour-based trading and investment strategies

 14 Interactive Quizzes 

Access to Behavioural Economics Network

19 Video Lectures

Real-world examples and case studies

Personalised 1-1 Coaching

Capstone Project

 

Personalised 1-1 coaching with your faculty

As a student of Behavioural Finance and Investment Strategy, you can book one 60 minutes, 1 on 1, video-based personal coaching session with the available faculty anytime during or after you have completed the program. You can use this time to: 

  • Review concepts

  • Discuss academic opportunities and programs

  • Seek advice and guidance on career paths/projects/research

Teaching Team

You'll learn from both academic and practical experts. Their combined experience ranges across Behavioural Finance, Portfolio Management, Investment Banking, Economics covering both developed and emerging markets. 

Karan Arora

Karan is Founder & CEO at BEAST, where he has helped organizations use behavioural insights to solve complex challenges. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Indian School of Public Policy. Karan holds an MSc (Distinction) in Behavioural and Economic Science from the University of Warwick. His experience ranges over improving conversions for large Fintech companies, consumer research, equity investing and changing employee behaviours.

Bruce Rigal

Bruce is Head of Department, Business, Law and Society at St Mary's University, Twickenham. He is also Adjunct Professor of Behavioural Finance at the Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta. Previously, he has 25 years of experience in senior leadership roles in banking, financial services and general management - being ex-COO, Global Banking, Deutsche Bank.

Wim Steemers

Wim is Founder, Chief Investment Officer, and Portfolio Manager at Rosevalley Advisory where he manages the Rosevalley Family of funds - a series of Behavioural Finance based High-Conviction Funds. Additionally, he is also Portfolio Manager at Al Capital. Wim holds an MBA in Finance and International Enonomics from the University of Chicago and has more than 25 years of experience as a professional investor in leading financial organizations.
 

Divanshu Sethi

Divanshu is a Behavioural Economist at BEAST, and has worked on a diverse portfolio of clients helping them use behavioural insights to solve organizational challenges.  Previously, he founded a Digital Saving startup which used nudge tools and behavioural insights to increase savings, primarily in the underserved market. He holds an M.Sc. Philosophy and Public Policy degree from the London School of Economics.

Dr. Puneet Arora

Dr. Puneet is Assistant Professor of Economics at Ahmedabad University. He holds a PhD in Economics from Georgia State University and an MA in Economics from Delhi School of Economics. Previously, he was also Assistant Professor of Economics at the Indian School of Business and Finance (ISBF). 

Curriculum

The 6 hours of video lectures, 30+ readings, and 14 quizzes are divided into 7 chapters.

The focus is on ensuring you master Behavioural Finance, learn through practical examples, and are capable of applying these as a finance professional or retail investor.

 

Key learning outcomes

Week 1: Foundations in Investment Behaviour (1.10 hours (total) video, readings + 2 quizzes)

Module 1: Introduction to Behavioural Finance

Module 2: Rational Decision-Making Under Risk

Module 3: Behavioural Decision-Making Under Risk

Week 2: Core Concepts in Investor Psychology:

Frame Dependence and Social Dynamics (1 hour (total) video, readings + 4 quizzes)

Module 4: Loss Aversion

Module 5: Mental Accounting

Module 6: Regret

Module 7: Herding

Week 3: Core Concepts in Investor Psychology:

Heuristic-Driven Errors (1.1 hour (total) video, readings + 4 quizzes)

Module 8: Representativeness

Module 9: Anchor-and-adjust

Module 10: Availability

Module 11: Overconfidence

Week 4: Behavioural Finance in Practice:

Investment Strategy (2.1 hour (total) video, readings + 2 quizzes)

Module 12: Behavioural Finance in Investing

Module 13: Behavioural Biases to Valuation

Module 14: Underreaction

Module 15: Overreaction

Week 5: Behavioural Finance in Practice:

Market Behaviour (34 minutes (total) video, readings + 2 quizzes)

Module 16: Behavioral Portfolio Theory

Module 17: Adaptive Market Hypothesis

Week 6: Behavioural Finance in Practice:

Financial Well-Being (1 hour (total) video, readings)

Module 18: Money & Happiness

Module 19: Personal Finance & Budgeting

Week 7-8: Capstone Project

Practical Project

Course Design

Mode: 100% Online
Type: Self-Paced (suggested time 8 weeks)
You'll get immediate access to the entire online course, and can go through it at your own pace. However, we have designed it in the following way to ensure the best learning experience.
 
In each  module:
Step 1: Watch the video lecture
Step 2: Complete Quiz (based on the lecture + additional readings)
Step 3: Move onto the next module
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Complete Online Course

Shareable certificate

6 hours of video lectures

30+ Readings

14 Quizzes

Behaviour-based investment and trading strategies

Comprehensive 

behavioural finance principles

Access to Behavioural Economics Network

Capstone Project

Personalised 1-1 coaching

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