How to Thrive as an Introvert in Asset Management, with Joe Wiggins

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Imagine you are in a room full of people. Everyone seems to be enjoying themselves and you think ‘how on earth am I going to survive’? If you recognize this, like me, you might be an introvert.

For introverts, being social can be really exhausting, while extroverts typically get energized from being around people. Being on one or the other side of the introversion-extroversion spectrum can have a huge impact on how you experience life.

In this episode, we explore what it means to be an introvert in asset management.

Introverts make up about 60% of the people working in this industry, while that’s just 25 to 30% for the general public. With these stats, you would say that the industry offers the perfect environment for introverts to thrive. But according to today’s guest, that’s not necessarily the case…

Joe Wiggins is the Chief Investment Officer of Fundhouse, and he has been working in asset management since 2004. For most of his career, Joe has been fascinated by behavioral finance and decision making. He runs a well-read blog called Behavioural and he’s the author of 'The Intelligent Fund Investor’, his first book, which focuses on the erroneous beliefs and biases that can lead investors astray.

We created this episode to increase awareness about introversion and how it plays a role in investing. Joe talks very openly about his personal experiences and how he found his way in the asset management industry. But we also look at this topic from a leadership perspective: what can managers do to create an environment in which both introverts and extroverts can thrive?

Joe Wiggins is the CIO of UK-based Fundhouse and the curator of the well-read blog Behavioural His first book, 'The Intelligent Fund Investor’, focuses on the erroneous beliefs and biases that can lead investors astray.


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