Behavioural Finance: Insights into Irrational Minds and Markets



"In his splendid handbook for institutional investors, James Montier combines the insights he has gained as a practitioner, with the insights he has gleaned reading the academic literature in behavioural finance. Most importantly, Montier identifies key lessons to help institutional investors mitigate their susceptibility to psychologically-induced errors and biases". Professor Hersh M. Shefrin, Leavey School of Business & Administration, Santa Clara, University

"Behavioural Finance is unique in combining in a practical way the insights of a very experienced investment practitioner with a very readable review of what the research evidence tells us. This book is essential reading for all serious students of market behaviour and any investor wanting to know how behavioural finance can be used to enhance investment returns". Professor Richard Taffler, Head of Finance and Accounting, Cranfield School of Management, UK

"Behavioural finance abandons the assumptions of investor rationality and suggests that people do make mistakes in a consistent and predictable manner. Investors need to understand the herd if they want to make sense and profit from today's markets. James Montier's accessible book soundly guides the reader from behavioural finance theory to application. Don't grapple with the academic literature - just read Montier". Christian E Elsmark, Investment Director, JPMorgan Fleming Asset Management

Technical specifications

  • Hardcover: 193 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • ISBN-10: 0470844876
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.8 x 0.8 inches