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Proximity Bias in Investors’ Portfolio Choice

Authors Ted Lindblom
Taylan Mavruk
Stefan Sjögren
ISBN 978-3-319-54761-9
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Place of publication UK
Publication year 2017
Published at Department of Business Administration, Industrial and Financial Management & Logistics
Centre for Finance
Language en
Subject categories Business Administration


This book helps readers understand the widely documented distortion in the portfolio choice of individual investors toward proximate firms – the proximity bias phenomenon. First, it recapitulates the fundamentals of modern portfolio theory. It then goes on to describe and demonstrate different approaches on how to measure proximity bias and identifies and examines potential motives and reasons for such a bias. In addition, the book presents new analysis on the financial effects of individual investors’ proximity bias, explaining and contributing with possible policy implications on their portfolio distortion. This book will be of interest to students and researchers, as well as decision-makers in business firms and households.

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