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The Investment Committee Bootcamp

  • Course Overview

    The Investment Committee Bootcamp (ICB) is the most intense 4-day training in configuring high performance investment committees. Participants will be introduced to best practices on configuration and collaboration techniques, which are applied to their own case and tested through a competition based-simulation of an investment committee at the end. The ICB is being taught by Dr. Markus Schuller.

    Investment committees are well established decision-making bodies. They are expected to utilize the competencies of their participants in order to take the most informed investment decisions. This is rarely the case. Instead, they often get exposed to group biases, conflicts and formalities, leading to suboptimal investment decisions.
    Learn how to configure an investment committee to achieve most evidence-based decisions. Explore best practices that help your team to focus. Enable them to master challenges, setbacks and even crises better than others. A crucial comparative advantage. The bootcamp is designed as a competition-based investment committee simulation. Lessons learned are immediately practiced and reflected.

    Learning Outcomes
    After attending this bootcamp you will know how to:
    • Build optimally configured and incentivized investment committees
    • Maximize cognitive diversity in investment teams
    • Prepare and run an investment committee
    • Identify dysfunctionally configured and managed teams
    • Address and resolve conflicts in IC
    • Improve the decision quality through simple rules
    • Introduce changes in the IC configuration
    • Ensure compliance and accountability
    • Improve the configuration and collaboration of your own IC
    • Embed latest asset allocation methods in an optimal decision design

    Who Should Attend?
    This programme is designed for investment professionals of various profiles that participate in investment committees of any kind and want to improve the decision quality of those teams.


    Session 1 / Morning: Pitfalls and Best Practices in optimally designing investment committees
    • Objectives of investment committees
    • Indicators of dysfunctional configuration of investment committees
    • Principal-Agent considerations
    • Selection of size, duration and profiles
    • Cognitive diversity in committees
    • Optimal alignment of incentive systems
    • Creative/critical vs toxic participants
    • KPIs to measure team decision quality

    Session 2 / Afternoon: Deliberate Practice
    Exercise: Assess your own investment committee. Propose how to reconfigure your own committee based on the best practices introduced.
    Reflection on your personal lessons learned.


    Session 1 / Morning: Best Practices and Pitfalls for optimally working together in investment committees
    • Investment rulebook vs playbook
    • Indicators of dysfunctional collaboration of investment committees
    • Ensuring compliance and accountability
    • The power of devil advocate tandems
    • Conflict management techniques for ICs
    • 7 simple rules for preparing an IC
    • 7 simple rules for running an IC
    • Best practices on how to introduce and implement IC changes

    Session 2 / Afternoon: Deliberate Practice

    Exercise: Assess how your own investment committee is working together. Propose how to improve the collaboration of your own committee based on the best practices introduced.
    Reflection on your personal lessons learned.


    Session 1 / Morning: Best Practices in Configuring Your Investment Process
    • We simulate the practicability of your developed proposal for the re-configuration of your own investment committee.

    Session 2 / Afternoon: Deliberate Practice
    Exercise: Reflect on how to revise your proposal based on insights gained through the simulation.


    Session 1 / Morning: Competition

    • Teams of 2 form Advocatus Diaboli Tandems
    • Each Team prepares and presents an investment case to the IC, using the Panthera Tree Software to simulate a real investment environment while applying lessons learned from Days 1-3.
    • The respective AD Tandem provides a critical appraisal to the case.
    • Competitive scoring defines winner

    Session 2 / Afternoon: Reflection
    Exercise: Reflect on how to revise your proposal based on insights gained through the simulation. Define, which implementing steps you are willing to initiate at your own committee.




  • Our Tailored Learning Offering

    Do you have five or more people interested in attending this course? Do you want to tailor it to meet your company’s exact requirements? If you’d like to do either of these, we can bring this course to your company’s office. You could even save up to 50% on the cost of sending delegates to a public course and dramatically increase your ROI.

    If you want to run this course at a location convenient to you or if you want a completely customised learning solution, we can help.

    We produce learning solutions that are completely unique to your business. We’ll guide you through the whole process, from the initial consultancy to evaluating the success of the full learning experience. Our learning specialists ensure you get the maximum return on your training investment.

  • We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.

    We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:

    • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
    • Track record – 10/10 of the world’s largest banks have chosen us as there training provider and we have delivered training across the largest banks and have trained over 25,000 professionals.
    • Knowledge – our 100+ strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
    • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 25,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 99 countries.
    • Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 4.2/5 on service and 4.7/5 on Coursecheck
This course can be run as an In-house or Tailored Learning programme


  • Markus Schuller


    Markus Schuller is an expert in Behavioral Design for professional investment processes. The use of innovative skill and decision management solutions enables investment professionals to effectively integrate human intelligence and artificial intelligence in an ethical and sustainable way, guiding them to performance excellence. As an investment banker, adjunct professor and author, Markus looks back at 20+ rewarding years of trading, structuring, and managing standard and alternative investment products. Prior to founding his own company, Markus worked in executive roles for a long/short equity hedge fund for which he developed the trading algorithm. He started his career working as equity trader, derivatives trader, and macro analyst for different banks. As an adjunct professor, Markus teaches courses like “Asset Allocation & Applied Behavioral Finance“, Risk Management & Applied Behavioral Finance”, “Investment Banking” and “Narrative Reporting” on Masters in Finance programs at globally renowned schools and universities, such as the EDHEC Business School, the IE Business School and the International University of Monaco. Markus publishes in top academic journals (i.e. Journal of Portfolio Management, 2018 and 2021), writes articles for professional journals (i.e. CFA Institute, Institutional Money, OECD Insights, etc.) and holds keynotes at international investment conferences. Board Member - Austrian Trust Association / Member - Monaco Economic Board / Member - Academy of Management / Trusted Advisor - Monaco Private Label