Behavioural Finance for Private Banking

Behavioural Finance for Private Banking

Author(s): Thorsten Hens, Kremena Bachmann

Print ISBN: 9780470779996

Online ISBN: 9781118467329

DOI: 10.1002/9781118467329

Author Biography


About the Author

Thorsten Hens, born in Germany 1961, is SFI Professor of Financial Economics at the University of Zurich's Swiss Banking Institute, a Fellow of CEPR and Adjunct Professor of Finance at the Norwegian Business School in Bergen. He studied at Bonn and Paris and held professorships in Stanford, Bielefeld and Zurich. Since 2007 he is the Director of the Swiss Banking Institute and since 2003 the scientific coordinator of NCCR-Finrisk. His research areas are -- among others -- behavioural and evolutionary finance. Thorsten Hens is ranked among the top 10 economics professors in the German spoken area (Germany, Switzerland and Austria). In researching how investors make their decisions, Professor Hens draws on work in psychology and applies insights from biology in order to understand the dynamics of financial markets. His consulting experience includes application of behavioural finance for private banking and evolutionary finance for asset management.

Kremena Bachmann, born in Bulgaria in 1976, currently holds a postdoctoral position at the University of Zurich's Swiss Banking Institute. She received an MS in Finance from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and a PhD in Finance from the University of Zurich, where she held a research position at the Institute for Empirical Research in Economics. Her research interests are behavioural finance and investment management. Mrs. Bachmann worked on different projects for Credit Suisse Asset Management and Bank Wegelin. Her teaching experience includes lectures on behavioural finance and wealth management at the University of Zurich and the Swiss Training Centre for Investment Professionals (AZEK).

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