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As every investor knows, behavioral biases can lead to costly investment mistakes. What to do about it? Clare Flynn Levy, founder & CEO of Essentia Analytics, discusses common behavioral errors and ways to avoid them, the firm’s research into where alpha is generated and destroyed, what investors can do to build decision-making resilience, and much more.

The Take 15 Series is a collection of illuminating, short conversations with noted economists, best-selling authors, leading researchers, and successful practitioners on topics ranging from geopolitics and whistleblowing to irrationality and outlooks.

About the Speaker(s)

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Clare Flynn Levy

Clare Flynn Levy is founder and CEO of Essentia Analytics, a financial software company that uses behavioral data analytics to help professional investors do more of what they're good at and less of what they're not. Prior to founding Essentia, Clare spent 10 years as a fund manager, both active equity (running over $1bn of pension funds for Deutsche Asset Management) and hedge (as founder and CIO of Avocet Capital Management, a specialist tech fund manager). She ultimately “went native” into the software space as the President of Beauchamp Financial Technology, a market-leading provider of portfolio management systems to hedge funds, which was acquired by Linedata Services S.A. Clare also serves as a non-executive director of Team Grasshopper Ltd. (an innovative packaging IP company), acts as an advisor to the board of City Lounge Ventures Ltd. (operators of the Central Working flexible workhubs), and sits on the European regional board of YPO-WPO (the world's most influential network of young CEOs).