Three part series on gender differences in investing behaviour

As I trawl the archives for information and research that help us understand, interpret and apply the research on the differences between male and female brains, Nelli Oster provides us with some fascinating reflections the topic with regard to investor behaviour.  Extrapolate as you will.

Author: BlackRock, Director, Nelli Oster, PhD 

1. Men vs Women: Risk Aversion - 7 November 2013

In the first of a three-part series on gender differences in investing behavior, Nelli Oster, an investment strategist and specialist in behavioral finance, examines why women tend to be more risk averse and what this means practically for their portfolios.  You may have heard about the structural differences that have been discovered between men and women’s brains. What you may not know, however, is that differences in brain activity may lead the genders to perceive risks in life differently, which also has implications on investing behavior. READ MORE ...  

2. Men vs Women: The Confidence Gap - 24 December 2013

In this post, the second of her series on ways women and men investors behave differently, Nell drills down into the research behind the gender-related confidence difference and what people can do to mitigate its potential negative financial impact. Here are her responses to three questions you may have about what she's calling “the gender confidence gap.”    READ MORE ...

3. Men vs Women: Investment Decisions - 27 February 2014

In this post, the latest in her series on ways women and men investors behave differently, she drill down into the research behind gender-related differences in investment decision making, answering three key questions.   READ MORE ...