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Robert Smith is Head of Behavioural Finance at Barclays where he focuses on how investor behaviour is affected by market conditions.

Robert joined Barclays in 2011 and has helped develop 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 has spent time providing specialist support to the private banking business in the UK and is currently responsible for incorporating behavioural finance thinking to help improve customers’ investment decision making. Prior to joining Barclays, Robert spent two years at Standard Bank, a large South African Investment Bank, in London.

Robert is a CFA charter holder and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from Warwick University.

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