Behavioural Finance & Investment Strategy

Learn the new science of behavioural finance and measurably improve your professional or personal investment skills.

What you'll 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 ​

PACE

Self-Paced

STYLE

SUGGESTED DURATION

6-8 weeks

TIME COMMITMENT

1-1 Mentorship

Use the coupon code NEWBEASTU for 60% off on this course!

100% Online

2-3 Hours Per Week

1 Session of 60 Minutes

Course Description

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.

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.

This online course focusses on providing both academic and practical knowledge in behavioural finance and investment strategy.

 

It is primarily for: ​

 

  • Professionals working/aspiring to work 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

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Comprehensive 

understanding of behavioural finance

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19 Video Lectures

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 14 Interactive Quizzes 

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30 + Curated Research Papers & Readings

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Personalized mentorship

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Behaviour-based trading and investment strategies

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Certificate of Completion

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Real-world examples and case studies

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Access to Behavioural Economics Network

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Capstone Project

Teaching Team

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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). 
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Curriculum

Regarding the capstone project

​The capstone is custom designed to give you practical experience applying the learnings from the course to a real-world problem (it is also the most liked aspect of our course by students!).

Given the experience of our faculty in applying and teaching behavioural economics, the project is specifically designed to emulate the different aspects a behavioural finance practitioner would have to think through in order to improve investment skills.

Options for the problem statement are provided by us, however, the project can also be tailored into a research piece that the student wishes to undertake in their relevant interest area.

 

In this case, a faculty member will provide guidance (through the mentorship session).

All the capstone projects are instructor graded and feedback is provided.

 

FAQs

Where is the course hosted?

  • The course is hosted on the e-learning platform Teachable. After enrolling, you will instantly get access to the course dashboard and content

Can I enroll now and start the course later?

  • Yes, the course is entirely self-paced. You can enroll and start the course at your convenience

Can I complete the course after the suggested time of 6-8 weeks?

  • Yes, the course is entirely self-paced and can be completed as per your own schedule. However, in order to maximize learning (and combat the present bias ;)), we suggest you commit to completing it within the suggested time to get the most out of the course - as it was designed with this timeline.

How long can I access the course and its materials?

  • After enrolling in the course, you will have lifetime access to all the content. 

Can I share the certificate on social media platforms?

  • Yes, our course certificate can be integrated into professional platforms like LinkedIn under the education/certificates section. 

What if I have queries during the course?

  • Through Teachable, all students can directly email us and they will be resolved within 24 hours. 

What can I talk about in the mentorship session and how do I set it up?

  • During the mentorship call, you can discuss anything you would want about behavioural finance. This could be clarifications regarding concepts, careers and further study opportunities, guidance for practical work you may be undertaking. The session is 1-1 personalized and you can share the agenda beforehand with the mentor. The session can be booked through Teachab​le.

Have more questions?

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