World Finance Conference in Cagliari

Currently, Michael and myself are attending the World Finance Conference in beautiful Cagliari. The organizers provide a conference at a beautiful venue and hosting us perfectly.

Today, I presented our research findings on the risk profiling of robo-advisory. We got great feedback and had lots of discussions. Thank you very much! This makes the WFC fantastic.

You find a recording of the talks‘ content here.

Greetings from Sardinia!

World Finance Conference 2017: To Advise, or Not to Advise — How Robo-Advisors Evaluate the Risk Preferences of Private Investors

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From July 26th until 28th, the World Finance Conference will take place at Cagliari University in Sardinia, Italy. I am invited to present the findings of a joint work with Michael Tertilt, an alumnus of HSBA’s MBA program. I am really looking forward to meet and greet!

Abstract

Robo-advisors promise efficient, rational, and transparent investment advisory. We analyze how robo-advisors ascertain their user’s risk tolerance and which equity exposure is derived from the individual risk profile. Our findings indicate significant differences in the quality of offered investment advice. On average, robo-advisors ask relatively few questions in their user’s risk profile assessment, and it is particularly surprising that some of the questions seem not to have any impact on the risk categorization. Moreover, the recommended equity exposure is relatively conservative.

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Podiumsdiskussion 21. Börsentag Hamburg

Foto: Maximilian Ligus

Am 5. November ging der Hamburger Börsentag in die 21. Runde. Die größte eintägige Finanz- und Anlegermesse hat auch dieses Jahr mehr als 6.000 Besucher angelockt. Denn der Informationsbedarf ist vielleicht groß wie nie: Unsichere Zeiten dank Brexit und US-Wahl sowie das Niedrigzinsumfeld machen die Kapitalanlage zu einem schwierigen Unterfangen.

Nach der Krise ist vor der Krise

Das alljährliche Highlight findet im Albert-Schäfer-Saal der Handelskammer Hamburg statt wenn Experten aus Wissenschaft und Praxis über aktuelle und zukünftige Entwicklungen an den Finanzmärkten diskutieren. Dieses Jahr waren Michael Arpe (Hanseatischer Anleger-Club), Robert Halver (Baader Bank), Carsten Klude (M.M. Warburg), Christian Michalkiewicz (UBS) und Prof. Dr. Peter Scholz von der HSBA mit von der Partie. Moderiert wurde die Runde von Andreas Gross (Börsen TV).

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