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In this presentation, Nili Gilbert, CFA, cofounder and portfolio manager at Matarin Capital Management, discusses how to improve investment decisions by eliminating cognitive bias and emotion; how to identify specific behavioral opportunities and risks in the current market environment; the role of quantitative/systematic techniques in mitigating, or magnifying, human bias; and building and managing investment teams that are resilient to bias and groupthink.

This is the archived version of a live broadcast that took place 24 July 2018 at the CFA Institute 63rd Annual Financial Analysts Seminar (FAS). 

About the Speaker(s)

Nili Gilbert
Nili Gilbert CFA

Nili Gilbert, CFA, is co-founder of Matarin Capital, where she is a portfolio manager who manages hedge fund and long-only equity strategies. Previously, she was senior director at Invesco. Ms. Gilbert is a regular contributor on CNBC, is a board member at Synergos Institute and chair of its Finance and Investment Committees, and is on the Investment Committee of the David Rockefeller Fund. She has also served as co-chair of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Term Member Advisory Committee and as a member of its International Affairs Fellows Selection Committee. Ms. Gilbert has been honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader, by 100 Women in Hedge Funds as a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Scholar, and with the Toigo Foundation’s Bridge to Business award. She is a member of the Economic Club of New York. Ms. Gilbert received a BA from Harvard University—graduating magna cum laude with a special concentration in economics and social studies—and an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School, where she was a Toigo Fellow.