Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Assessing the risk attitude of private investors using the implicit association test
Authors: Fehr, Robert
Hari, Jürg J.
Published in: Journal of Financial Service Professionals
Volume(Issue): 68
Issue: 6
Page(s): 50
Pages to: 62
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Society of Financial Service Professionals
ISSN: 1537-1816
Language: German
Subjects: Consumer Lending; Portfolio Management; Investment Advice; IAT; Miscellaneous Financial Investment Activities; Securities and Commodity Exchanges; Investment Banking; Securities Dealing
Subject (DDC): 332.6: Investment
Abstract: The new European regulation on financial markets requires consultants to assess clients' risk attitudes before advising them on financial products. The aim of the study is to test an alternative measure to quantify the risk attitudes of private investors: the Implicit Association Test (IAT). This study examines differences in implicit, unconscious, automatic, and explicit cognitive attitude. The results of 66 IAT participants are compared with their answers from a risk tolerance questionnaire used by practitioners. Low correlation coefficients show that implicit attitude, and therefore unconscious and uncontrolled thinking, can differ from conscious processes (explicit attitude).
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute of Wealth & Asset Management (IWA)
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