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January 2012

New Research on Investor Clustering in Stock Market Networks

January 30, 2012 Comments (0)

An interesting new research paper published in The New Journal of Physics presents a new network model which helps identify clusters of investors and could lead to the identification of trading patterns and strategies that collectively determine stock price.

Via PhysOrg:
The stock price of a company continuously changes, going up or down depending on the collective activity of a large number of investors. Although this process seems fairly straightforward, no one fully understands how...

Neuroeconomics, Dopamine Genes and Professional Wall Street Traders

January 29, 2012 Comments (0)

Via Jim Maher over at Finance Professor, comes this interesting article on some reasearch published this week at PLoS ONE.

...Traders who had successful careers, as measured by length of employment, tended to have genetic backgrounds linked to moderate levels of dopamine.
In other words, a good trader is likely to have a genetic code that influences a person's behavior toward competitiveness, but not the kind of thrill-seeking behavior in which risk taking becomes an addiction....

Dumbed-down highbrow: How Financial Correspondants became Celebrities

January 29, 2012 Comments (0)

An interesting article by Elizabeth Day over in The Observer today discusses the way that, in the UK at least,  financial journalism has become cool; and how journalists such as Robert Peston, Gillian Tett, Stephanie Flanders, Paul Mason, Laura Kuenssberg and Faisal Islam have become the modern arbiters of the often arcane and esoteric world of finance.
I can certainly testify to the general publics' increasing attention to finance and economics since the crisis. When MoneyScience first...

The Week in MoneyScience - Digest 27/1/12

January 27, 2012 Comments (0)

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101 Linkedin Groups for Financial Professionals

January 26, 2012 Comments (0)

This is an updated and revised version of a popular list we originally compiled in 2010. Of course we might be doing ourselves a disservice since MoneyScience is quite clearly the best social network for finance on the web, but we figured you still might find this useful. You can always register for a profile at MoneyScience here.

General Finance and Banking

Finance Club
Finance Industry Professionals Worldwide
World Banking Forum
Financial Economists - Solutions to Today's...

Market Model Typology: New Standards to Restore Post-Trade Transparency in the European Equity Markets?

January 25, 2012 Comments (0)

Via Finextra comes this interesting reference to a new set of standards released by the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) and a consortium including: Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, Fidessa, Nyse Technologies and SIX Telekurs.
You can find a copy of the MMT mapping guide here.

Industry participants have developed common standards that will restore post-trade transparency in the European equity markets. The key benefits of the MMT are:

To enable investors to accurately...

Video - World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2012

January 25, 2012 Comments (0)

We are living in a new world of risk. Globalization, shifting demographics, rapidly accelerating technological change, increased connectivity, economic uncertainty, a growing multiplicity of actors and shifting power structures combine to make operating in this world unprecedentedly complex and challenging for corporations, institutions and states alike.
Uniquely placed to catalyse a response to this new landscape, the World Economic Forum is launching a platform to better understand, prepare...

Video: Interview with Stephanie DiMarco, Founder and outgoing CEO Advent Software

January 24, 2012 Comments (0)

Since ADVENT announced the upcoming departure of CEO, Stephanie DiMarco, from the company she founded 30 years ago, I thought it would worth pulling out this interview which she gave in May of last year. In it she describes the founding and subsequent growth of the company she started aged 23.

You might also be interested in this Wall Street & Tech interview with her which was published today.

Why did you decide to step down?
DiMarco: Advent was coming up on our 30-year...

In Tweets: The London School of Economics Alternative Investment Conference Hedge Fund Day

January 24, 2012 Comments (0)

Yesterday was a very enjoyable day at the London School of Economics Alternative Investment Conference. The focus of the day was hedge funds (as opposed to Private Equity which is happening today) and all in all I have to conclude that for students and young professionals with an interest in fund management this is definitely worth making an application for this time next year.
The speakers I saw were all pretty good and in a couple of cases brilliant; the venue and facilities were top-notch,...

The Week in MoneyScience - Digest 20/1/12

January 20, 2012 Comments (0)

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