What can investors learn from the game of poker? While the two pursuits may seem completely different at first glance — since poker is a game that’s played by willing participants for fun, while investing is an unavoidable part of ordinary life — they actually have some serious commonalities. After all, at the core of both activities is the acceptance of financial risk in the pursuit of financial reward. And the most successful practitioners of each tend to have foresight, forbearance, and a strong but malleable strategy (as well as, more often than not, a hefty helping of luck).
In fact, it is the differences between the two, as much as the similarities, that illuminate. Poker’s relative simplicity is what makes it the preferred training ground for new employees of one of the best-known options trading firms in the world. And it is the diversionary nature of poker that makes it the boundless source of pleasant examples about how to make wise decisions under the duress of financial risk.
This event, then, attempts to answer the question: What can investors learn from the top poker players, and from the game of poker more generally?
5:30 PM | REGISTRATION & NETWORKING
6:00 PM | WELCOMING REMARKS
6:05 PM | PANEL DISCUSSION
Dennis Alvarado, Managing Director, Human Resources Business Partner at Nuveen Investments
Solange Charas. Ph.D., CEO, Charas Consulting, FOunder, HCMoneyball
7:00 PM | CLOSING REMARKS
7:05 PM | NETWORKING & CATERED RECEPTION
- Learn how to apply the lessons of poker to the investment world
- Provide investment decision-makers with a new framework for assessing risk and reward
- Promote a greater understanding of how different individuals make decisions under pressure