She's built for it: differential investment performance in South Africa based on gender

 

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dc.contributor.advisor West, Darron en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Willows, Gizelle en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-11T05:03:59Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-11T05:03:59Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Willows, G. 2012. She's built for it: differential investment performance in South Africa based on gender. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12075
dc.description Includes abstract. en_ZA
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Research in behavioural finance has shown that individuals do not always behave rationally. As a result of this they do not make investment decisions in such a way as to maximise their expect- ed utility. Certain behavioural biases have been found to explain this behaviour. Furthermore, differences have been observed in how these biases manifest in men and women. Men have been found to be more overconfident when estimating their own skills and chances of success. Hence, they tend to exhibit stronger self-efficacy and self-attribution biases. Differentials in the risk preferences of men and women are apparent: men display higher risk tolerances and women are more risk averse. A sample of 19,021 individual investors from a South African investment house was analysed over five years (2007 - 2011) in order to draw conclusions on the trading behaviour. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Financial Management en_ZA
dc.title She's built for it: differential investment performance in South Africa based on gender en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Finance and Tax en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MCom en_ZA
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