UC Investment Discussion Group

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

January 22, 2012: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

A discussion of behavioral finance - and how it can impact our investment decisions.


Cobb Hall
Room 106
5811 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Please join us for a discussion about loss aversion, the theory from Behavioral Finance that people suffer more from a loss than they enjoy from an equivalent gain.  Simple as it sounds, loss aversion can affect many of the decisions we make, including investment decisions. We will discuss several common examples and how to make sure that loss aversion doesn't keep you from making the best possible decisions.  The discussion will be led by Paula Mikrut of OakBrook Investments, LLC.


No Charge

Speaker Profiles

Ms. Paula Mikrut, '90 (Speaker)
Quantitative Investment Analyst, CFA, OakBrook Investments, LLC

Paula Mikrut is a Quantitative Investment Analyst at OakBrook Investments, LLC.  Paula is responsible for quantitative analysis and software development for research projects on current and new investment strategies.  She also contributes to the fundamental research effort for Select Equity.  Paula has an MBA from the University of Chicago, an MS in Computational Finance from DePaul University, and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has passed the CFA Level 3 exam.


Brad Summers, '87