An actuary by training, Douglas first joined Platinum in 2003 as an investment analyst, having spent some time at the Commonwealth Bank as a product actuary and, prior to that.. More
Douglas Isles, one of Platinum's Investment Specialist, presents at the Portfolio Construction Forum on 15th February 2017.
Despite increased awareness of behavioural finance, evidence confirms investors' poor timing with managed funds due to performance chasing. The world is probabilistic, but industry communication revolves around forecasts, opinions and outcomes, over-emphasising recent success. Markets present huge challenges – dealing with social pressures, processing information and timeframes. Clients benefit from understanding the investment journey. Most learn via anecdote and analogy - but key knowledge includes the range of outcomes and coping with feelings of loss aversion and FOMO. Having prepared responses to scenarios improves the chance of success. This framework is simply "Buy Low, Sell High".
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