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Dr Peter Brooks is Head of Behavioural Finance at Barclays where he focuses on how investor behaviour is affected by market conditions.

Peter joined Barclays in 2007 and helped develop and launch Barclays Wealth and Investment Management’s market leading Investment Philosophy, drawing on behavioural portfolio theory, the psychology of judgment and decision making, and decision sciences. He spent two years based in Singapore providing specialist support to the private banking business across Asia and is currently responsible for incorporating behavioural finance thinking into Smart Investor.

Peter holds an M.Sc. in Economics and Econometrics and a Ph.D. in Behavioural and Experimental Economics from the University of Manchester.

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