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Emotions and investment decision making: Logic-beating biases

May 23, 2019

As a second part in a three-part series discussing the behavioral side of investing for the CFA Institute’s Enterprising Investor, Syntoniq’s Founder and CEO Prasad Ramani offers his take on why emotions so often outweigh logic in decision making.

Syntoniq makes it to the top 100 WealthTech companies for 2019

April 22, 2019

We are very pleased to announce that Syntoniq has found a spot on this year’s WealthTech100 list; the WealthTech100 identifies 100 top companies that every leader in the wealth and asset management industries needs to know about. The companies are selected by a panel of analysts and industry experts after a thorough review of over 1,000 WealthTech companies undertaken by FinTech Global.

Emotions and investment decision making: An introduction

April 10, 2019

In a blog post for the CFA Institute’s Enterprising Investor, Syntoniq’s Founder and CEO Prasad Ramani offers his take on why emotions are so problematic in investment decision making. This is the first part in a three-part series discussing the behavioral side of investing.

Seven factors to shield your clients from volatility in 2019 and beyond

February 22, 2019

In a new article published in WealthManagement.com, Syntoniq’s Prasad Ramani discusses how investors and wealth advisors will always have control over how they assess the information in front of them to respond more effectively to varying market conditions.

Prasad Ramani to speak on behavioral finance at In|Vest, 2019, NYC

January 12, 2019

Prasad Ramani, Syntoniq’s CEO, has been invited to speak on behavioral finance at In|Vest – Innovations in Investing, Saving & Advice conference, July 16 – 17, 2019 in New York City. In|Vest is the financial services industry’s largest and most anticipated digital wealth management event of the year with 1,500+ executives attending from across the entire industry.

Symposium on rethinking employee financial wellbeing

November 20, 2018

Syntoniq put together a “Rethinking Employee Financial Wellbeing Symposium” for MetLife UK to highlight the need for new approaches from employers to help staff boost financial resilience. The symposium was aimed at employee benefit consultants and was held at the head office of the Association of British Insurers in London on 20 November 2018. Key speakers at the symposium, hosted by Adrian Matthews, MetLife’s employee benefits director, included Dr Charlotte Duke, head of specialist consultancy London Economics’ behavioral economics team, Dr Heather Kappes from the London School of Economics, and Prasad Ramani, Founder and CEO of Syntoniq.

Syntoniq’s my3B Advisor assessment: A review

November 3, 2018

Daren Fonda at Barron’s tried our my3B Advisor assessment. Here’s what he learned.

How to take fear out of your investing decisions

November 2, 2018

Read Prasad Ramani’s comments in a Barron’s interview discussing why advisors must increase their clients’ self-awareness of what drives their decisions to empower them make more considered choices.

Behavioral Economics Guide 2018 launch co-sponsored by Syntoniq

September 19, 2018

Prasad Ramani and Alain Samson spoke at the official launch of the Behavioral Economics Guide 2018, sponsored by ING and Syntoniq.

How to avoid and overcome decision-making obstacles

August 30, 2018

Read Alain Samson’s comments in a new Fast Company article discussing some of the most common obstacles to good decision-making and how they can be mitigated.

A nudge that fits

August 27, 2018

How can financial advisors find a nudge that fits not only the behavioral problem, but also their clients? Find out in Alain Samson and Prasad Ramani’s latest article in InvestmentNews.

Overconfidence: The dark side of risk tolerance

August 13, 2018

In a new article published in Advisor Perspectives, Syntoniq’s Alain Samson and Prasad Ramani address the relationship between overconfidence and risk tolerance in Syntoniq’s data and discuss implications for financial advisors.

Prasad Ramani to speak on behavioral finance at London Business School

July 30, 2018

Prasad Ramani, Syntoniq’s CEO, has been invited to speak on behavioral finance by the London Business School as part of their Strategic Investment Management (SIM) program on October 19th. The SIM program aims to deliver thought leadership for investment professionals by providing academic rigor to real-world applications.

Alain Samson confirmed as 2018 “nudge judge”

May 1, 2018

Syntoniq’s CSO, Alain Samson, will be on the panel of judges for the 2018 Nudge Awards alongside fellow judges Dan Ariely and Diana Fleischman. The competition recognizes the greatest examples of behavioral science in action and offers awards in several categories, including ‘Most Effective’ and ‘Best Insight’. Winners are announced in June, 2018.

List of contributors to BE Guide 2018 finalized

April 12, 2018

Behavioraleconomics.com, our sister site, has just finalized the full list of this year’s contributors to the Behavioral Economics Guide. The publication will feature an introduction by Robert Cialdini and behavioral insights articles by organizations from five different continents.

Beyond auto-enrollment

March 9, 2018

A new article by Robert Powell in TheStreet takes a critical look at pension auto-enrollment and outlines how to stop procrastinating to become a smarter retirement saver. Alain Samson comments.

Why we need to tackle workplace financial wellness

December 6, 2017

A new article by the Financial Times’ FTAdviser draws on Syntoniq’s joint work with MetLife to discuss problems and opportunities in the employee financial wellness space. You can download the white paper here.