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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However, the overwhelming psychological evidence suggests that if you put good people into bad situations they usually turn bad. But most importantly, humility should be the central theme of a good investment process.

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The details of each bubble are different but the general patterns remain very similar. James Montier makes a strong argument that the mess in the US economy and housing market was not caused by a black swan event unpredictable but rather was sadly predictable. It makes no sense to forecast, the importance of a margin of safety, avoid trying to time the market and buy cheap insurance. For example he writes that the first sin was placing forecasting at the very heart of the investment process.


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. These results speak directly to the ability of investors to exit the market before the mass exodus. The essence of investment was to seek out value; to buy what was cheap with a margin of safety.

How right he was.

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The credit for this page goes to my colleague and friend, Tim. Value monttier quality seems to make sense. Efficient markets theory is dead.

The monhier experienced by the quant funds in August may help highlight some of these issues. 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. Our minds are suited for solving problems related to our survival, montiet than being optimised for investment decisions.


James Montier writes about the whether company visits are useful for fund managers.

Past results are impressive in identifying under-performing companies. To assess which comes closest to describing the current market. He also found that many investors suffer the curse of knowledge and end up either picking zero soiete severely underestimating the irrationality of other players.

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He also touches on the propensity for commentators to continually proclaim the end of the problem and a resumption of business as usual. Subscribe to ValueWalk Newsletter. Unfortunately James decreased his writings since taking a position with the asset manager GMO in On his website he reveals what more than 20 years of equity investment have taught him — sometimes at considerable cost.

We had long discussions later the day and into the evening on value investing and investment strategy. He found, unsurprisingly, that only a very small minority shows the jwmes level of strategic thinking to beat the gun.

We evolved in a very different environment, and it is that ancestral evolutionary environment that governs the way in which we think and feel. We respect your privacy no spam ever. In the article The psychology of bear markets published in Decemberduring jxmes brunt of the bear market James Montier writes 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.

Be sure to add it to your RSS reader. We all make mistakes when we make decisions. Investors could move up and down the capital structure from bonds to equities as they saw fit. Give it a try! It creeps into almost every discussion on finance. He found that on average professional investors are using between one and two steps of strategic thinking in forming their expectations.

At the link above you can read parts of the book at Google Books. Lessons from behavioural sociere and for corporate governancewrote at the end of January James Montier says even though it is tempting to believe bad behaviour is the result of a few rotten individuals. Because such markets lack fundamental support, they are liable to precipitous declines.


James wrote that fifteen stocks in the U. Tools and Techniques for Intelligent Investment. He argues that investors focusing on sectors rather than stocks are barking up the wrong tree. To us, the current market environment dociete largely a greater fool market.

If nothing fit the criteria for investing, then cash was the default option. At the Value Investing Congress incopies of the book were handed out to all partcipants. Although, James Montier does not have his own fund, he has valuable information. He identifies shorting candidates through a measurement called the M score.

The Little Book of Behavioral Investing: The answer in general is no but they can be improved by learning to look for evidence that disagrees with us, and seek to disprove our ideas, rather than illustrate them with supportive evidence. It follows the standard pattern of a bubble deflating, some thing that we have seen a thousand times before. The Advent of A Cynical Bubble James Montier explores the nature and underlying psychology of four genfrale kinds of bubbles.

James Montier, in his usual style puts himself against the common view saying that the then biggest consensus portfolio bets to him seemed to be small cap and low quality however large cap, high quality looks like the better bet to him. James Montier explains why the efficient markets theory is dead but still lives because of academic inertia. I genearle to inform the readers that there is a new permanent page on Value Walk devoted to James Montier Below is the page.

Its a great summary of a lot of his previous work in a presentation format, summarised in bullet points and graphs.

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