Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1408622
 
 

Citations (1)



 
 

Footnotes (12)



 


 



Rethinking Investment Beliefs in a Time of Crisis: The Calming Hand of Philosophy


Jack Gray


University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

May 20, 2009

Rotman International Journal of Pension Management, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2009

Abstract:     
Three insights from philosophy are helpful in this time of financial and economic crisis. First, philosophy is designed to inspire a state of calm, meditative reflection. Second, only during crises are personal, political, and investment beliefs seriously tested. Third, philosophical beliefs underpin much of the debate about the crisis and its solutions. These are, in turn, underpinned by personal beliefs about society, politics, ethics, and human behaviour. Exposing some of these hidden paradigms gives investors an opportunity to test, adapt or even abandon their investment beliefs. All of this supports the Tao-like challenge that to be useful, investment beliefs must be flexible and firmly held at the same time.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 7

Keywords: Ethics, Implementation, Investment Beliefs, Pension Fund, Philosophy

Accepted Paper Series


Download This Paper

Date posted: May 22, 2009  

Suggested Citation

Gray, Jack, Rethinking Investment Beliefs in a Time of Crisis: The Calming Hand of Philosophy (May 20, 2009). Rotman International Journal of Pension Management, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1408622

Contact Information

Jack Gray (Contact Author)
University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
27 Rawson Ave
Queens Park, New South Wales 2022
Australia
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 418
Downloads: 112
Download Rank: 144,697
Citations:  1
Footnotes:  12

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo5 in 0.250 seconds