Jason Voss, CFA

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Jason Voss, CFA, is a content director at CFA Institute, where he focuses on fixed income, behavioral finance, corporate finance, and quantitative methods. He is the author of The Intuitive Investor, and he also ran a successful blog titled What My Intuition Tells Me Now. Previously, Voss was a portfolio manager at Davis Selected Advisers, L.P., where he co-managed the Davis Appreciation and Income Fund. He holds a BA in economics and an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Colorado. Topical Expertise: Behavioral Finance · Corporate Finance · Fixed Income

The Active Equity Renaissance: New Frontiers of Risk

One modern portfolio theory (MPT) pillar that is unquestionably broken is the use of volatility, specifically standard deviation, as a measure of risk, Jason Voss, CFA, and C. Thomas Howard write in the latest edition of The Active Equity Renaissance series. This initial error in MPT’s development is a major contributor to active investment management underperformance. Read more


Meditation Tips for Investment Professionals: How to Begin

Meditation Tips for Investment Professionals: How to Begin

Meditation is a mind practice that helps develop two skills that are critical for investors, says Jason Voss, CFA: metacognition, or the awareness of awareness itself; and top-down control, choosing what to think and when to think it. Why do we need these skills? Because as investors we must see the world for what it is, not what we prefer it to be. With that in mind, here are some tips to help you get started as a meditator. Read more