Go-go managers versus Future Nobel Prize Laureates: The Genesis of the “Modern” Professional Investor – 1962-1973
Montagne, Sabine (2014), Go-go managers versus Future Nobel Prize Laureates: The Genesis of the “Modern” Professional Investor – 1962-1973, 25th SASE conference - Network Finance and Society, University of Chicago-Northwestern University, 2014-07, Chicago, United States
TypeCommunication / Conférence
Conference title25th SASE conference - Network Finance and Society, University of Chicago-Northwestern University
Conference countryUnited States
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Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Sciences Sociales [IRISSO]
Abstract (EN)I analyze the discourses, investment behaviors and presentations of themselves of financial practitioners (mutual funds, investment companies) during the 1960s and focus on their negative reception of the concepts introduced by financial economics. These practitioners described diversification as “un-american”, arguing that it would undermine the individual responsibility of the investment decision maker, place the market above all and deny the free will. I explore the context, conditions and actors of this battle which opposed conflicting conceptions of investing, competing actors and antagonistic representations of the figure of the modern investor.
Subjects / Keywordsinvestments
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