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Colin McLean: beating the cognitive biases of EM investment

by Colin McLean on Mar 25, 2014 at 07:30

Some of the investor biases are deep rooted in human behaviour. It is hard to accept the fact that economic growth has only a low correlation with stock market returns. Change that occurs only once or twice in a lifetime is hard to learn from and use in decisions.

Emerging markets look set to test investors’ nerves this year; investors must understand their biases if they are not to sell when fear eventually strikes.

Colin McLean is director of SVM Asset Management and runs its UK Growth fund , returning 58.15% over three years versus a UK All Companies average of 38.6%.

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