In this podcast I speak to Greg B. Davies, Head of Behavioural Finance at Barclays about the psychology of investing and how he helped Alexis Kirke, Composer at the University of Plymouth, create 'Open Outcry' - the world's first financial reality opera.
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About Greg Davies - Based in London, Greg leads a global team of behavioural and quantitative finance specialists, and is responsible for the design and global implementation of Barclays’ Investment Philosophy. He is an Associate Fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, and his first book, Behavioural Investment Management, was published in January. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Cape Town, an MPhil in Economics, and a PhD in Behavioural Decision Theory, both from Cambridge University.
About Alexis Kirke - Alexis Kirke is a composer well-known for his interdisciplinary practice (he has been called "the Phillip K. Dick of contemporary music"). Alexis is based in the South-West of England and works across multiple platforms including the large-scale multimedia and acoustic works, and the creation of science-based algorithmic scores. He is composer-in-residence for the Plymouth Marine Institute - the UK leader in Marine research and work on sustainability, marine pollution and conservation.
Alexis has completed two PhDs, one in Arts and one in Technology. He has worked as a Project Manager and a Stock Market Analyst (where he developed some of the foundation concepts of the industry textbook ‘Optimal Trading Strategies’). He is a member of the University of Plymouth's Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research, and has published articles on Algorithmic Composition and Performance.
Alexis is a poet and critic who has written for publications such as Terrible Work, Oasis, Tremblestone (UK) and Transmog (US). He has also been invited to read at Glastonbury Festival, and was editor of the UK's first poetry webzine 'Brink'. Alexis' works have been performed on BBC Radio 3, the World Service, and at the Southbank; and he has been featured in Wired, Independent, Guardian, O Globo, Discovery News, New Scientist, Gramophone, and The Strad.