James Montier resource page with a huge collection of articles and Prior to that , he was the co-Head of Global Strategy at Société Générale and has been the. James Montier, GMO. James is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team. Prior to joining GMO in , he was co-head of Global Strategy at Société Générale. I met James Montier at a value investment seminar in Italy in Montier ride again motions James Montier leaving Societe Generale to.

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James Montier presents even more evidence that humans cannot forecast and why you jzmes avoid listening to anyone who says he can as well as avoid it yourself.

The list below gives a top ten list for avoiding the most common grnerale mental pitfalls. It makes no sense to forecast, the importance of a margin of safety, avoid trying to time the market and buy cheap insurance. The essence of investment was to seek out value; to buy what was cheap with a margin of safety.

On his website he reveals what more than 20 years of equity investment have taught him — sometimes at considerable cost. Our minds are suited for solving problems related to our survival, rather than being optimised for investment decisions.

Montier quits SocGen for hedge fund

He points out that this is why they are all overoptimistic and how you can avoid falling into jakes same trap. We had long discussions later the day and into the evening on value investing and investment strategy. For example he writes that the first sin was placing forecasting at the very heart of the investment process. We respect your privacy no spam ever. Give it a try! Montier is the author of four market-leading books: He found, unsurprisingly, that only a very small minority shows the required level of strategic thinking to beat the gun.

To assess which comes closest to describing the current market. In the article The psychology of bear markets published in Decemberduring the brunt of the bear market James Montier socciete about that the mental barriers to effective decision-making in bear market s are as many and varied as those that plague rationality during bull markets but that they more pronounced as fear and shock limits logical analysis.


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Past results are impressive in identifying under-performing companies. Subscribe to ValueWalk Newsletter. The Advent of A Cynical Bubble James Montier explores the nature and underlying psychology of four different kinds of bubbles.

How right he was. He also found that many investors suffer the curse of knowledge and end up either picking zero or severely underestimating the irrationality of other players. Pirates, Spies and Short Sellers. James Montier makes a strong argument that the mess in the Mongier economy and housing market was not caused by a black swan event unpredictable but rather was sadly predictable. Unfortunately James decreased his writings since taking a position with the asset manager GMO in He argues that investors focusing on sectors rather than stocks are barking up the wrong tree.

However, the overwhelming psychological evidence suggests that if you put good people into sociste situations they usually turn bad. He found that on average professional investors are using between one and two steps of strategic thinking in forming their expectations.

He also gives a few short ideas from his shorting screen. So using forecasts as an integral part of the investment process is like tying one hand behind your back before you start. It creeps into almost every discussion on finance.

Send me ocassional third party offers Yes No. Or, Ten Lessons Montire Learnt from the financial crisis. The problems experienced by the quant funds in August may help highlight some of these issues. He explores the possibility that all the government rescue packages initiated in have the possibility to again inflate a substantial bubble.

We evolved in a very different soxiete, and it is that ancestral evolutionary environment that governs the way in which we think and feel. But most importantly, humility should be the central theme of a good investment process. Its a great summary of a lot of his previous work in a presentation format, summarised in bullet points and graphs. Investors could move up and down the capital structure from bonds to equities as they saw fit. Here he comes up with a collection of his best books in different categories classics, modern, psychological and hidden gems that is arguably the best reading list for any aspiring investor.


James wrote that fifteen stocks in the U. An enormous amount of evidence suggests that investors are generally hopeless at forecasting. James Montier explains why the efficient markets theory is dead but still jjames because of academic inertia. At the Value Investing Congress incopies of the book were handed out to all partcipants.

Efficient markets theory is dead. These results speak directly to the ability of investors to exit the market before the mass exodus.

And them he goes on to systematically take the model apart with real life examples and evidence.

James Montier Resource Page

In November article titled Only White Swans on the Road to Revulsion James Montier makes the argument that that the housing bubble and the crisis following its collapse was not an unforeseen event but rather the result of over optimism and the illusion of control, two classic human behavioural mistakes.

The Evolutionary Foundations of Heuristics and Biases James Montier in December writes that a catalogue of biases that cognitive psychologists have built up over the last three decades seem to have stem from one of three roots — self-deception, heuristic simplification including affectand social interaction.

James was kind enough to put me on his distribution list and I really looked forward to each of his articles as they always taught me something. He gave me permission to post on Value Walk. Lessons from behavioural finance and for corporate governancewrote at the end of January James Montier says montied though it is tempting to believe bad behaviour is the result of a few rotten individuals.

If nothing fit the criteria for investing, then cash was the default option. Be sure to add it to your RSS reader. At jakes link above you can read parts of the book at Google Books. The credit for this page goes to my colleague and friend, Tim. Tim du Toit is montirr and founder of Eurosharelab.