Michael Mauboussin


Michael Mauboussin is a well-known thinker and researcher in behavioral finance and investment management. He is currently the Head of Consilient Research at Counterpoint Global, a division of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, and a member of the board of trustees of the Santa Fe Institute, a leading research institution in the field of complex systems science.

Mauboussin has published extensively on a wide range of topics related to finance and investing, including the role of psychology in decision-making, the impact of information and information asymmetry on markets, and the limitations of traditional financial models. He is also a regular speaker at industry conferences and has been a guest on numerous financial news programs.

Michael Mauboussin has authored several books that have been well-received in the investment and finance community. Some of his notable books include:

  • "The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing" - This book explores the role of skill and luck in various fields, including business, sports, and investing. 
  • "More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places" - In this book, Mauboussin examines how seemingly unrelated fields such as science, philosophy, and history can inform our understanding of finance. 
  • "Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition" This book focuses on how our intuition can lead us astray when making decisions and the importance of using counterintuitive thinking to avoid common biases.
  • "The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone" - This book explores how our minds are connected to the more extensive web of knowledge and how this shapes our thinking and decision-making.

All of these books are widely read by investment professionals and general readers alike. They offer a unique perspective on various topics and are widely considered thought-provoking and informative.

Mauboussin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Colgate University and a Master of Business Administration from the Columbia Business School, where he was a recipient of the John M. Bryan scholarship. He has also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Mauboussin is known for his ability to explain complex financial concepts in a clear and accessible way and is highly respected by his peers in the industry. His research and insights have significantly impacted the field of finance and continue to shape the way many investors and financial professionals think about markets and decision-making.