Edinburgh event: Sleep, investment decisions and financial markets

Thursday 30 November 2023 | 18:30 - 20:30 | Evening Event

This event has been organised by CFA UK’s Scottish Committee and the University of Edinburgh Business School

Life in the information age has become a race against the clock to finish tasks and meet deadlines. In a sense, the ‘information age’ has heralded a ‘sleepy age’ for most of us, and this may be more acute among professional investors.

The impact of sleep deprivation on cognitive performance is widely documented in medical, psychology, and economics studies. As financial decision-making heavily relies on these cognitive processes, we show how sleep loss significantly affects financial market outcomes such as returns, trading activity and liquidity.


Registration: 18:00
Event: 18:30 - 20:30


Arman Eshraghi

Professor of Finance and Investment, Deputy Head of Section for Research, Impact and Innovation, Cardiff Business School 

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