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Peter Ashworth is an authorised financial adviser (AFA) with NZ Funds based in Dunedin. The firm has a long association with Peter, who acts for a number of our clients and we regularly partner with him in presenting seminars on financial planning and investment. Peter writes a monthly Managing Funds column for the ODT, seeking to provide readers with an insight on how topical investment matters may be affecting investors and their situation. He also outlines his thoughts on how investors can deal with the challenges presented to them.
Brain not wired for investment success
An "a-ha moment" happens to many people at certain points in their professional lives. This is the moment when you gained a material insight into an issue that is central to your working role. My "a-ha" moment" occurred in 2007 as I read a research study titled 'Quantitative Analysis of Investor Behaviour.